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. Make a COVID-19 Plan

    Public Health Encourages Residents to Make a COVID-19 Plan Read on...
  2. Climbing COVID-19 Cases Move County to "Yellow" on CDPHE Dial

    Overall daily increases in COVID-19 case counts have resulted in Montrose County moving a level on the State of Colorado’s COVID-19 dial. Montrose County was moved from the cautious or blue level to the concern or yellow level. Read on...
  3. U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to Visit Montrose During 2020 Tour

    Montrose, CO – Every year, a different national forest is selected to provide a tree to appear on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building for the holiday season. The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests, in partnership Read on...
  4. Montrose County and Region 10 Team Up to Provide Grant Relief to Small Businesses

    Montrose, COLO.—Help is on the way for many small businesses within Montrose County. Earlier this week, the board of county commissioners approved an agreement with Region 10 League for Economic Assistance and Planning, Inc., to administer $300,000 of Read on...
  5. Seventh Annual Free Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic on Aug. 28

    Montrose, COLO.— Stop the flu bug! Join Montrose County, the City of Montrose, Montrose Memorial Hospital, River Valley Family Health Center, the Basin Clinic, and Pediatric Associates on Friday, Aug. 28 from 3-7pm Read on...
  6. Montrose County Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Start July 2

    Montrose, COLO.—Due to the extremely dry conditions and the additional dry weather that is projected for the area, Sheriff Gene Lillard has recommended Stage 1 Fire Restrictions beginning Thursday, July 2nd. Read on...
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