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 responsible for acting as the Public Information Officer in the Incident Command Staff during an emergency. The Media Relations team also 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 Social Media Specialist 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. Full Scale Airport Emergency Exercise on August 9th

    Montrose County would like to notify its community members of a full-scale emergency exercise that will take place at the Montrose Regional Airport (KMTJ) on the morning of August 9th. Read on...
  2. Montrose County Air Quality Alert

    Multiple wildfires in southwestern Colorado as well as smoke from additional fires in the western United States Read on...
  3. Montrose County Lifts Fire Restrictions

    After a recent downgrade in fire restrictions in mid-July, Montrose County Sheriff Rick Dunlap will Read on...
  4. Rabies Confirmed in Bat in Montrose County

    Montrose, COLO.—The Montrose County Public Health Department has confirmed a case of rabies in a bat in the county. Read on...
  5. Montrose County Downgrades to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

    Montrose County Downgrades to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Read on...
  6. Official Primary Election Results

    Montrose, COLO.—Montrose County Clerk and Recorder Tressa Guynes released Official Primary Election results Read on...
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