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. Pertussis (whooping cough) Identified in Montrose County

    MONTROSE, CO: Montrose Memorial Hospital in cooperation with Montrose County Health and Human Services have identified patients in Montrose County who have tested Read on...
  2. Youth Mental Health First Aid Course Offered to Community

    Montrose County is once again partnering with the Center for Mental Health to bring a Mental Health First Aid course to the community. Read on...
  3. Homicide Investigaton

    In the early morning hours of November 6, 2017, a 28-year-old female was found dead in Olathe. Read on...
  4. Homicide Investigation

    Montrose, CO—On Friday, October 27, the Montrose County Coroner's Office was called to the scene of a death investigation by the Montrose Police Department. The decedent is identified as Read on...
  5. Montrose County Sheriff’s Office Hosts Prescription Drug Take Back Day

    Montrose, COLO.--On October 28th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Montrose County Read on...
  6. City Market, Feeding America, and Montrose County team up to fight influenza and hunger

    City Market, Feeding America, and Montrose County team up to fight influenza and hunger with One Shot, One Meal Campaign Read on...
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