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.

  • 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

Eric Goold

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

  • Bull Draw Fire outside of Nucla grows, community meeting tonight
  • Update on firefighting efforts on Western Slope
  • Initiative 93 certified, would raise money for education with tax increase
  • Sales of marijuana in state since legalization goes over 2 billion dollars

  • Western Slope wildfire update; Bull Draw Fire largest in the region
  • Feature on Initiative 97; voters polarized over controversial setback measure
  • EPA holds meeting in Colorado Springs

  • Bull Draw Fire outside Nucla grows, causes smoke advisory in Mesa County
  • Move to limit politicians' spending on their own campaigns gains momentum
  • Colorado Latino population lagging behind in number of college graduates
  • Initiative 97 would require oil and gas setbacks to be standard 2,500 feet

  • Petition group gets enough signatures for oil and gas setback ballot initiative
  • SNAP benefits might require getting a job in most recent version of Farm Bill
  • H2O Radio report on drones and how they monitor rivers and streams in state

  • Bull Draw Fire, Buttermilk Fire make air quality poor in Western counties
  • Trump's rollback of air quality standards causes protests in Colorado
  • H2O Radio reports on technology used to monitor state stream, river flows

edesia4

The Town of Paonia held a special meeting on Monday night and issued special permits that will allow the Edesia Community Kitchen to continue operation in a warehouse at 3rd and Clark in Paonia. A planning commission meeting, a public hearing, a regular town council meeting and a special town council meeting were convened before the decision was made. Eric Goold of KVNF News had this editorial comment.

  • Protests across the country against President Trump's anti-immigration policies
  • SWAT team moves in on Centennial protest at ICE facility, protesters arrested
  • Town of Paonia issues special permits to Edesia Community Kitchen
  • Editorial comment about Edesia decision

  • Drought impacting Front Range as well as Mountains
  • KDNK interview with census official
  • Time for public comment about controversial census questions running out

  • North Fork Creative Coalition working on Paonia signage
  • For the first time in Colorado history, state public defender is a woman
  • Hickenlooper asks feds to rescind rule regulating doctor-patient conversations
  • Health advisory issued in Mesa County due to wildfire smoke

  • Paonia awarded a rural development grant for marketing, development
  • North Fork Valley will host Rural Philanthropy Days conference next July
  • Fire update across the Western Slope, conditions ripe for fire expansion

  • Petition effort to get setbacks on ballot facing uphill battle
  • Update on Buttermilk Fire outside Montrose in Gunnison Gorge
  • Two high country hiking fatalities last week
  • Two incidents of political pranking bring Russia debate to local venues
  • Study shows both parties agree that climate change is real, disagree on what to do

  • Paonia Town Park will get watered, Stewart Ditch not totally dry
  • Colorado Attorney General appointed head of leadership group
  • Sounds of Yampa River set to classical music

  • Final installment of water conservation series
  • Denver follows others in recycling sewage, people wary of drinking it
  • Climate change in state can be altered by diet choices

ydr.com

Delta County is seeing a surge in marijuana compliance checks as law enforcement officers seek to stamp out illegal grows. At the same time, the state of Colorado continues to rake in massive tax benefits after last year's marijuana sales of over 1 billion dollars. KVNF News spoke with the Paonia chief of police, the sheriff of Delta County and the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Revenue to get the story.

Pages