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 responsible for acting as the Public Information Officer in the Incident Command Staff during an emergency. The Media Relations team also 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 Social Media Specialist Erika Story at 970-252-4546 (office) or 970-417-8711 (cell) or

Montrose County Websites

Montrose County
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

  1. County and Oak Grove Elementary Celebrate GOCO Award

    Montrose County and Oak Grove Elementary officials were keeping a close eye on Twitter yesterday afternoon in anticipation of big news. At 2:38pm, Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) made the official announcement that Read on...
  2. Whitmore Named First Female Board Officer to Colorado River District Board

    Montrose, COLO.—Montrose County Attorney Martha Whitmore was appointed Vice President of the Colorado River District’s Board of Directors at the recent first quarter meeting. Whitmore serves as the appointed representative for Read on...
  3. Vital Statistics Team Honored for Six Years of Perfect Performance

    Montrose, COLO.—The Montrose County Clerk and Recorder's Vital Statistics Team is setting the new standard for excellence as the only county to receive the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's (CDPHE) annual Five Star Read on...
  4. Health and Human Services Reopens Friday

    Montrose, COLO.—Health and Human Services Reopens Friday following a two-day closure. Read on...
  5. Montrose County Elected Official Swearing In Ceremony

    Montrose, COLO.—The public is invited to attend Montrose County's annual re-organization of the board an Read on...
  6. County Residents Encouraged to Test Homes for Radon During January

    Montrose, COLO.— Montrose County is offering free radon test kits during the month of January in an effort to protect county residents Read on...
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