Eric Goold

Eric Goold moved to Paonia in 2008. His career as a journalist spans more than 15 years, mostly as a sports writer for both daily and weekly newspapers in four different states. His background in radio began at KVNF in 2012 when he became a volunteer DJ hosting the Emotional Rescue show. He did a stint as KVNF's morning news host in 2014 and came back in 2016 to host Morning Edition as well as produce and host KVNF's Regional Newscast.

Goold is proud to carry on a strong tradition of community journalism at KVNF and works hard to maintain the standard established by the volunteers and professionals who created the KVNF News department. When he has free time he likes to walk his 12 year old pitbull Isabel around town.

  • Bull Draw Fire flares up in warmer, drier weather; smoke expected
  • Engage Energy Conference brings together stakeholders in energy industry
  • Transition from older, outdated energy sources to new ones a hot topic
  • Governor Hickenlooper forms Federal PAC, signals possible Presidential run

KVNF News spoke with The Colorado Sun reporter John Frank in this edition of The Purple State Update, our weekly interview on the Friday KVNF Regional Newscast focusing on statewide and Western Slope political issues throughout the election season. In this episode we talk about the growing homeless population in tourist towns on the Western Slope, and about the growing number of out-of-state political groups pouring money into the Governor's Race.

  • Bennett, Hickenlooper request that BLM oil and gas lease sale be deferred
  • Health clinics in Colorado serve a vital role for low income health care
  • Western State University in Gunnison gets largest ever donation

  • Unaffiliated voters in Colorado growing in number, influence
  • Voters on Western Slope more likely to be unaffiliated

  • 416 Fire consumes two of the largest trees in the state; three others survive
  • The Purple State Update with the Colorado Sun
  • Financing the governor's race; homelessness in tourist towns on the rise
  • Site of Lake Christine Fire origin to reopen this weekend

  • Record number of unaffiliated young voters in state
  • School lunch programs seek to provide free meals for all students
  • Representative Bob Rankin talks Gallagher Amendment with KDNK

  • Blue Mesa Reservoir at 39 percent capacity, boat launch facilities closing
  • Durango and Silverton suing narrow gauge railroad, says train started 416 Fire
  • Representative Bob Rankin talks health care
  • Lawsuit about oil and gas lease cancellations on Thompson Divide settled
  • Five cases of West Nile virus confirmed in Montrose County

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KVNF News spoke with The Colorado Sun reporter John Frank in the first episode of our collaboration, The Purple State Update. The show will feature a weekly interview on the Friday KVNF Regional Newscast focusing on statewide and Western Slope political issues throughout the election season. John Frank talks about dark money groups funding ad campaigns in the Senate District 5 race. He starts off talking about The Colorado Sun and its mission.

  • Rep. Rankin talks legislative session, harassment scandal with KDNK
  • Rise For Climate action at Paonia Town Park includes young and old

  • Colorado's senators take stances on Kavanaugh's SCOTUS nomination
  • Polis gives statements about wild horse management, suicide prevention
  • Rise For Climate action at Paonia Town Park part of nationwide movement

  • The Purple State Update with the Colorado Sun conversation
  • Outside money pouring in to Senate District 5 race
  • Colorado River suffers decline due mainly to temperature increase
  • Glance at the high school football schedule tonight

  • Colorado River flow declines 15 percent in last century
  • Blue Mesa Reservoir facing record low levels this Fall
  • Curecanti National Recreation Area announces closures
  • Governor candidate Jared Polis talks Western Slope issues with KDNK

  • Department of Agriculture works on improving rurual broadband access
  • Animas River survives toxic contamination, drought and wildfire
  • Conservation program allowing better access to parks not funded yet

  • 5,000 North Fork Valley acres removed from December BLM oil and gas sale
  • Acreage around old Bowie No. 2 mine in Somerset removed from sale
  • Longtime High Country News publisher Ed Marston passes away
  • Marston leaves lasting legacy as environmental activist, lover of outdoors

  • Town of Paonia's comment on BLM's environmental assessment omitted
  • Special Meeting scheduled at Paonia Town Hall to write new comment to BLM
  • Five amendments referred to voters on Nov. 6th ballot
  • New data collection rules to be enacted by state starting tomorrow
  • High school football teams kick off the season around the listening area tonight

  • Initiative 97, mandating oil and gas setbacks, will be on the November ballot
  • Town of Paonia receives letter from Colorado chapter of ACLU
  • Paonia among 31 cities in Colorado asked to remove panhandling ordinance
  • BLM issues environmental assessment, Paonia comment ignored

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Local filmmakers produced the documentary film, Of Apples and Anthracite, in conjunction with Elsewhere Studios. The movie was screened at the Paradise Theater as part of Elsewhere's Inspired: Art at Work Symposium in Paonia on August 24th. KVNF News spoke with director Clara Pena and co-producers and writers Matt Jenkins and John Steele before the screening. The documentary tackles the issues of gentrification and oil and gas development in the North Fork Valley and portrays Paonia as a community at a crossroads.

  • Peak season of West Nile approaches, human case confirmed in Mesa County
  • Bull Draw Fire slowed by steady rains over the weekend
  • Full containment of Bull Draw Fire expected in mid-September
  • Polis speaks in Carbondale about immigration, rural broadband access

  • Wildfires slowing, some closures impact start of hunting season
  • River rafting industry hanging on despite drought, low water
  • XCel Energy releases Colorado Energy Plan, cleaner air expected

  • Transportation petition initiatives certified to be on November ballot
  • Despite expected shortages, projects slated to draw more water from Colorado River
  • City of Montrose names new assistant City Manager

  • Bull Draw Fire slows down under rainfall, burning over 30,000 acres
  • Immigrant in sanctuary at Carbondale church receives reprieve, now free
  • Historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park gets a strange visitor to its lobby

  • Grand Junction sets mandatory outdoor water restrictions
  • Town of Hotchkiss looking at low water storage, considers options
  • Western Slope Resources Reporting about economy in Western counties
  • Heirloom fruit production being revived to help rural economies in West

  • Town of Paonia sends letter detailing water regulation violations
  • Water in Paonia clean and safe, violations occurred in reporting test results
  • CU scientists looking at possible severe flooding due to climate change

  • Emergency Preparedness Fair at Paonia Public Library
  • County, state agencies prepare for fires, floods, flu and other emergencies
  • Three Colorado health clinics recognized, serve as modeal for rest of country

  • Disaster Preparation Fair held at Paonia Public Library
  • Emergency Management Director talks Code Red, preparation
  • Delta County soon to implement Hazard Mitigation Plan
  • Bull Draw Fire, Cache Creek Fire continue to burn, send smoke and haze
  • Fire season already one of the costliest ever, expected to continue

  • New report indicates Colorado River to be at unprecedented low flow by next year
  • Lower Basin states expected to have water cutbacks by September 2019
  • Congress debates critical Farm Bill, set to expire next month, has little agreement
  • San Luis Valley program helps poor in state get healthy food at reduced cost

  • Two wildfires continue to pour smoke, haze to Western Slope
  • Community meeting tonight in Parachute to discuss Cache Creek Fire
  • Initiative proposed to limit personal campaign contributions
  • Colorado Congressman stops deportation of 4-year old Peruvian girl

  • City of Aspen institutes mandatory water restrictions for first time
  • Climate change hurting Colorado's summertime outdoors economy
  • Governor's race most expensive in history, prompts calls for reform

  • Bull Draw Fire near Nucla doubles in size, containment not expected till Sept. 15th
  • Land and Water Conservation Act will sunset unless reauthorized by Congress
  • Rural Philanthropy Days conference set for North Fork Valley next June
  • Ridgway resident sets national speed record in a piston-driven vehicle- over 440 mph

  • Local rally in Paonia presents letter for Secretary Ryan Zinke
  • Zinke's speech in Steamboat Springs twice interrupted by protestors
  • New education director at Ute Museum has a homecoming
  • Free event this weekend for kids at Ute Museum in Montrose

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