The Montrose County Communications Division, led by Communications Director 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.


The Communications Division 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 Communications Director is also the Public Information Officer in the Incident Command Staff during an emergency. The Communications 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 Communications Division. All current news releases may be found on County Websites and County Social Media.

Media Inquiries

For media inquiries, please contact Communications Director Katie Yergensen at 970-252-4505 (office) or 970-964-8701 (cell) or email  For information about Montrose County websites and social media accounts, please contact Digital Communications 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
Colorado Tribute to Aviation
Rimrocker Trail
West Slope Fire Info

West Slope Water Information
Southwest Colorado Opioid Regional Council

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    Montrose County Records First West Nile Virus Case of the Season

    Montrose County Public Health confirmed its first case of West Nile Virus for the season in a male in his 50s. West Nile Virus is most commonly spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. Read on...
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    Public Opinion Needed for Critical Community Wildfire and Watershed Protection Plan

    Montrose County is working with SWCA Environmental Consultants to update the Critical Community Wildfire Watershed Protection Plan ( CWP2). This plan will identify wildfire danger around communities, surrounding landscapes, and local watersheds. Read on...
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    Montrose Regional Airport Ribbon Cutting Celebrates North Terminal Expansion

    Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) kicked off Tribute to Aviation weekend with a ribbon cutting of its new north terminal expansion. The expansion adds 25,000 square feet to the terminal and includes a number of improvements for passengers . . . Read on...
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    County Seeks Public Input on Hazard Mitigation Plan

    Montrose County is seeking public input on the update to its Hazard Mitigation Plan. Read on...
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    Montrose County Commissioners Dedicate Property to West End Family Link

    The Montrose Board of County Commissioners voted to invest in the West End community as the board donated a 0.427 acre lot and building to the West End Family Link Center at this week's regularly scheduled board meeting. Read on...