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. Waschbusch Appointed Montrose County Manager

    Montrose, COLO.— Following the conclusion of the statutorily mandated process, the board of county commissioners approved a contract for the position of Montrose County Manager with current Interim County Manager Jon Waschbusch. In a 3-0 vote Read on...
  2. Montrose County Receives $20,000 Award from "NOHVCC"

    Montrose, COLO.—Montrose County is proud to announce the award of $20,000 from the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) to support development of the Shavano Gateway Recreation Area. Located at the Read on...
  3. Norris Welcomed As Director of Facilities and Construction Management

    Montrose, COLO.— Montrose County is proud to announce that Ken Norris, P.E. has been hired as the county's Director of Facilities and Construction Management. Norris was Read on...
  4. Montrose County Grateful for County Manager Norris’ 7 Years of Service

    Montrose, COLO.— In a special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners, the board and Manager Norris mutually agreed to end the contract with County Manager Ken Norris. Read on...
  5. The 2021 Reappraisal: Valuation Increases for Most Properties

  6. Montrose County Moves to Level Green on COVID-19 Dial

    Montrose, COLO.—Montrose County has officially moved to level green on the state’s COVID-19 dial per the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The dial status of green includes the following metrics Read on...
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