The Montrose Recorder was established in 1899 by publisher C.C. Arnold. Published weekly, the Recorder covered all manner of local, national, and international news. The paper was sold in 1913 to Lester Sawyer, who took over as editor and publisher. In September of 1918, the offices of the Recorder were destroyed in a fire, and Sawyer chose not to reestablish the paper.
Montrose Recorder, 1901-1918