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. 2022 West Slope Water Summit Recording

    Posted on November 15, 2022

    Did you miss the 2022 West Slope Water Summit? You can watch the entire summit online. Read on...
  2. Oak Grove Road Opens

    Posted on November 2, 2022

    We are happy to report that Oak Grove Road is now officially open! Read on...
  3. FREE FLU SHOTS: Ninth Annual Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic Oct. 26

    Posted on October 20, 2022

    Join Montrose County, Montrose Regional Health, and partners on Wednesday, Oct. 26 for the ninth annual free drive-through flu shot clinic. Read on...
  4. Well-Positioned for Success: County Manager Delivers Proposed Budget for 2023

    Posted on October 14, 2022

    Earlier this week, Montrose County Manager Jon Waschbusch presented the 2023 proposed budget during a special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners. Read on...
  5. Montrose County Courthouse Cornerstone Re-Anointed by Mason Brothers from Across the State

    Posted on September 21, 2022

    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...
  6. Tallmadge Richmond Announced as County's Planning & Development Director

    Posted on September 16, 2022

    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...
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