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 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. Motorcycle Death Identified

    In the late afternoon of Sunday, April 5, 2020, Paul Hershberger, a 67-year-old male Read on...
  2. Second Confirmed Case and National Guard Testing in Montrose County

    Montrose, CO—Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) and Montrose County Public Health has confirmed a second case Read on...
  3. Confirmed Case of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Montrose County

    Montrose, CO—Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) and Montrose County Public Health has confirmed that one person in Montrose County tested positive Read on...
  4. National Guard Testing Pre-Screened COVID-19 Patients Monday

    Montrose, CO—The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has selected Montrose County for a surveillance site Read on...
  5. COVID-19 Testing in Montrose County

    Montrose, CO— Due to a shortage of COVID-19 testing capacity across Read on...
  6. Montrose County Opens Emergency Operations Center to Provide Enhanced Response

    Montrose, CO— On March 16, the Montrose Emergency Operations Center opened to support the county’s response to the COVID-19 situation impacting the western slope and Montrose County. The Read on...
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