The Montrose County Communications Division, led by Communications Director Katie Yergensen, works within the Office of County Management at the direction of the County Manager. The social media accounts and websites are county outreach efforts to inform the public of upcoming events.


The Communications Division is responsible for disseminating news related to Montrose County elected offices and departments, scheduling and developing public presentations and meetings, and public outreach as directed by the Board of County Commissioners and Elected Officials. The Montrose County Communications Director is also the Public Information Officer in the Incident Command Staff during an emergency. The Communications team updates and maintains county social media accounts and Montrose County websites.

Additional Information

All media for Montrose County is handled centrally by Office of County Management's Communications Division. All current news releases may be found on County Websites and County Social Media.

Media Inquiries

For media inquiries, please contact Communications Director Katie Yergensen at 970-252-4505 (office) or 970-964-8701 (cell) or email  For information about Montrose County websites and social media accounts, please contact Digital Communications Manager Erika Story at 970-252-4546 (office) or 970-417-8711 (cell) or

Montrose County Websites

Montrose County
Montrose County COVID-19 Info
Montrose County Sheriff's Office
Montrose County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Montrose County Fair and Rodeo
Montrose Regional Airport
Colorado Tribute to Aviation
Rimrocker Trail
West Slope Fire Info
West Slope Information
West Slope Water Information
Southwest Colorado Opioid Regional Council
  1. Montrose County Courthouse Cornerstone Re-Anointed by Mason Brothers from Across the State

    It was an honor to host the M.W. Grand Lodge of Colorado - AF&AM Masons and the Montrose Masonic Lodge #63 for a rededication ceremony of the Montrose County Courthouse cornerstone yesterday afternoon Read on...
  2. Tallmadge Richmond Announced as County's Planning & Development Director

    Montrose County Planning and Development office has a new face in its leadership—Tallmadge Richmond, the current Planner II will take the reins of the division in late September. Read on...
  3. Montrose County Chipeta Highway 550 Signal Project

    Beginning September 19, Montrose County and Mountain Valley Contracting will implement the construction of a traffic signal located at the intersection of Chipeta Rd and Highway 550. Read on...
  4. State Vaccine Bus at Sharing Ministries 9/16/22

    The state vaccine bus will be at sharing ministries on 9/16/22. The vaccine bus is now offering the NEW Omicron Boosters. They have both Pfizer and Moderna available. Read on...
  5. Residents Urged to Protect Themselves from West Nile virus

    Over the weekend, Montrose County Public Health confirmed its second and third deaths of people from West Nile virus complications. Read on...
  6. Montrose County Road & Bridge Operator Places at National Roadeo

    Rusty Catlin, Montrose County Road and Bridge Foreman, recently placed in the top ten in the American Public Works Association’s National Equipment Roadeo in Charlotte, N.C. Read on...
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