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. Coroner's Office Information Release

  2. Happy Holidays Montrose County!

  3. First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccination Administered in Montrose County

  4. COVID-19 Spikes Force Orange Level on CDPHE Dial

    Montrose County’s COVID-19 case counts are continuing to rise at a rapid pace and have forced a move to orange or high risk on the State of Colorado’s COVID-19 dial. Read on...
  5. Make a COVID-19 Plan

    Public Health Encourages Residents to Make a COVID-19 Plan Read on...
  6. 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...
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