Media Relations


Montrose County Media Relations, led by Media Relations Manager 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.


Montrose County Media Relations 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 Media Relations Manager is also the Public Information Officer in the Incident Command Staff during an emergency. The Media Relations 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 Media Relations. All current news releases may be found on County Websites (below) and County Social Media (left).

Media Inquiries

For media inquiries, please contact Media Relations Manager Katie Yergensen at 970-252-4505 (office) or 970-964-8701 (cell) or email  For information in relation to Montrose County websites and social media accounts, please contact Digital Communications Project 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
Montrose Regional Airport Tribute to Aviation
Rimrocker Trail
West Slope Fire Info
West Slope Information
  1. Montrose County Reports West Nile Virus Death

    Montrose, COLO.— Montrose County Public Health is reporting the first case of death from West Nile virus in 2021. Read on...
  2. Montrose Regional Airport Set to Grow with $33 Million Terminal Expansion

    Montrose, COLO.—After seven years of airport master plan meetings, the Montrose Board of County Commissioners signed a $33 million airport terminal expansion Read on...
  3. Celebrating Six Years of the Tribute to Aviation

    Montrose, COLO.—The much-anticipated Tribute to Aviation, the signature event hosted by Montrose Regional Airport, kicks-off this Saturday with a static display that promises to entertain and inspire. Read on...
  4. Montrose County Rescinds Fire Restrictions in West End

    Sheriff Lillard has made the decision to life Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for the West End of Montrose County will be on 12:01am Friday, September 3rd. This effectively ends all fire restrictions Read on...
  5. City/County Partner To Host Hazardous Waste Collection Event

    Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose in partnership with Montrose County has planned a waste collection event to give Montrose area residents an opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous chemicals used in many household products. Read on...
  6. Waschbusch Appointed Montrose County Manager

    Montrose, COLO.— Following the conclusion of the statutorily mandated process, the board of county commissioners approved a contract for the position of Montrose County Manager with current Interim County Manager Jon Waschbusch. In a 3-0 vote Read on...
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