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. Snow Deters Road Opening Operations

    Montrose County and the U.S. Forest Service-Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forests will not open Read on...
  2. Self-Serve Sandbag Filling Station Available at Fairgrounds

    Montrose, COLO. — Montrose County Emergency Management, Public Works, and Fairgrounds and Event Center have teamed up to install a self-serve sandbag filling station at the fairgrounds available to local residents. Read on...
  3. Montrose County Health and Human Services Works on Controlling Norovirus Like Illness Outbreak

    Montrose, COLO.— Montrose County Health and Human Services is working to help control norovirus like illness outbreak that has increased in the past few Read on...
  4. The 2019 Reappraisal: Significant Value Increases for Most Properties

    Under Colorado law, county assessors’ offices throughout the state conduct a complete revaluation of all properties in their county every two years. The Colorado Legislature sets Read on...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
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