The Montrose County Media Relations Manager works within the Office of County Management at the direction of the County Manager. This website is representative of county outreach efforts on social media, news releases, and calendar information to inform the public of upcoming events.


The Montrose County Media Relations Manager 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. This position is also responsible for acting as the Public Information Officer in the Incident Command Staff during an emergency. The Media Relations Manager also updates and maintains county social media and the Montrose County website.

Additional Information

All media for Montrose County is handled centrally by the Office of County Management's Media Relations Manager. All current news releases may be found at county news updates listed below. Updates are also posted to the county's Twitter handle (@montrose_county) or the following Facebook pages:

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Montrose County
Montrose County Sheriff's Office
Montrose County Veterans Service Officer
Montrose County Fair & Rodeo
Montrose County Empowering Dads Program
Montrose Regional Airport Tribute to Aviation

For media inquiries, please call Media Relations Manager Katie Yergensen at 970-252-4505 (office) or 970-964-8701 (cell) or email
  1. Montrose County Offers Mental Health First Aid Class During National Suicide Prevention Month

    Montrose, COLO.—Research has found that about 90 percent of individuals who die by suicide Read on...
  2. National Breastfeeding Month

    Let Montrose County assist your work site in becoming a Designated Breastfeeding Friendly Environment. Read on...
  3. EBT Outage Starting 8/26/17 10pm

    Please Note: Colorado Department of Human Services has a scheduled Read on...
  4. Death on Highway 550 South

    Montrose, CO—In the early morning hours of August 19, 2017, there was a vehicle-pedestrian collision on Highway 550 South near Read on...
  5. UPDATE: Montrose County Jail Inmate Identified

    Montrose, CO—In the early morning hours of August 18, 2017, an inmate was found unresponsive in his cell at the Montrose County Jail. Multiple attempts at resuscitation Read on...
  6. Inmate Found Unresponsive in Montrose County Jail

    Montrose, COLO.-- This morning at approximately 12:30 a.m., deputies conducting security rounds in the Montrose County Jail found an unresponsive male inmate in his cell. Life saving measures were immediately Read on...
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