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. 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...
  2. Montrose County Receives Partial Approval of Second Variance Request

    Montrose, CO - CDPHE notified Montrose County this afternoon of a partial approval of the second requested variance from the Safer at Home order. The county has requested clarification on the specifics Read on...
  3. Commissioner Keith Caddy Named Western District CCI President

    Montrose, CO—Commissioner Keith Caddy has been elected as President of the Western District of Colorado Counties Read on...

    Commissioners have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Colorado Tribute to Aviation scheduled for September 19 and 20 Read on...
  5. Montrose County Applies for Second Data-Driven Variance

    Montrose, CO— The Montrose Board of County Commissioners approved a second variance application to follow different guidelines than the state’s Safer at Home and in the Great, Vast Outdoors Order. The application approval came Read on...
  6. Montrose County Variance Application Approved

    Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Executive Director Jill Hunsaker Ryan, MPH, has approved the county’s variance to portions of Executive Order D 20 044 Safer at Home and Public Health Order 20-28 Safer at Home. Read on...
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