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.

  • Western Slope Resources Reporting from KSJD
  • Ute Mountain Ute Tribe operates farm with complicated water rights
  • Montrose BoCC joins list of officials who want to move BLM to Grand Junction
  • Delta BoCC declares burning ban for unincorporated areas of county

  • Water sharing techniques in Southwest based on ancient tradition
  • Future generations of farmers leaving Southwest, old ways being forgotten
  • May is Healthy Vision Month, many Colorado adults don't get eye exams
  • Recap of results from high school sports state tournaments

  • CDOT begins McClure Pass construction project on Monday
  • Highway 133 to have three different road repair projects this summer
  • Farmers have unique water sharing program in Southwest
  • Montrose, Delta Hospitals will add new administrators, board members

  • Montrose Police Chief needs 14 more officers to keep up with calls
  • Montrose officials in preliminary discussions to raise sales tax for public safety
  • Western Slope Resources report on Ute reservation farm, water use
  • Bear put down Sunday night proven to be one in Mother's Day attack

  • Petty and property crime, drug trafficking and mental illness on the rise in Montrose
  • Citizens, police officers ask Montrose city council for sales tax increase
  • One person's attempt to siphon Green River highlights water shortages
  • Traffic stop leads to fatality outside of Palisade

  • Bear that attacked a 5-year old located and killed on Sunday night
  • CU dance troupe to visit Paonia, will perform and hold workshops
  • CU study sheds new light on old nature versus nurture debate
  • Local schools will compete for state titles in track and baseball

  • Mother saves child from bear attack outside Grand Junction
  • Capitol Conversation discusses end of legislative session last week
  • Lawmakers call recent legislative session most successful in years
  • Most Colorado high school seniors not prepared to pay for college

  • BLM seeks public comment on oil and gas development near Paonia
  • Privacy of public comments made to BLM cannot be guaranteed
  • Commission on Civil Rights re-funded before legislature ends session
  • Colorado River shortages predicted in three years
  • Trout stocking effort in Gunnison River making national news
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison has big impact on local economies

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The Bureau of Land Management is taking public comment on the preliminary environmental assessment for a proposed oil and gas development 12 miles northeast of Paonia. KVNF News spoke with BLM Public Information Officer Shannon Borders about how comments can be made. The BLM is not promising that comments will be private.

  • Republicans send top priority transportation bill to Governor for signature
  • Mock DUI incident training for high school students in Paonia
  • Local agencies combine with student actors to put on DUI mock training
  • Update from Pueblo teachers' strike; seeking two percent pay increase

  • Denver Post loses more editors, staff as hedge fund owner makes cutbacks
  • Rural communities in Colorado face growing poverty, seek new solutions
  • Western Resources Reporting story on carbon in soil

  • Red Flag Bill killed in committee despite bipartisan support in Senate
  • SNAP benefits can be doubled in Colorado if used for local produce
  • Capitol Coverage feature about the culture at the state capitol
  • Nearing end of session, lawmakers believe little was done to fight sexual harassment

  • Red Flag Bill continues its way through the State Capitol
  • Ski towns urging Senator Gardner to sponsor wilderness preservation bill
  • Discussion highlights struggle between states to use dwindling water supplies

  • Senator Randy Baumgardner removed from committees, Democrats want more punishment
  • Bill would allow cities in Colorado to set their own minimum wage rates
  • Western State University in Gunnison initiates new suicide prevention program
  • Delta County sets final public hearing for Master Plan, adoption to be on May 16th

  • Republican lawmaker faces backlash over support for gun measure
  • Arizona apologizes to other states in ongoing dispute about Colorado River usage
  • Capitol Conversation discusses teacher walkout, school funding

Delta County officials spent over a year and a half and over $100,000 to rewrite and update its Master Plan. KVNF News spoke with Delta County Economic and Community Developer Elyse Ackerman-Casselberry as well as members of the Planning Commission to get the history of the Master Plan process and talked about what's next.

  • Lawmakers hope to fund Colorado Civil Rights Commission before session ends
  • Boulder editor fired for warning that hedge fund is killing newspapers in the state
  • Bill would change the way colleges in state deal with sexual assaults

  • Red Flag Bill making its way through the statehouse
  • Bill would allow family, law enforcement members to take guns away
  • SNAP benefits in danger of being cut, would destabilize local economies
  • Capitol Conversation about funding public pensions

  • Former Delta Commissioner Olen Lund to run for District 5 senate seat
  • Two year program to eradicate Russian Olive Trees around Gunnison River
  • Rundown of recent election results

  • Large number of phone scams prompts meeting today in Denver
  • Civil Rights Commission future still up in air, needs funding, appointments
  • Version of Farm Bill would require SNAP recipients to get a job
  • Survey of three bills working their way through legislature

  • Pending water war over Colorado River could erupt in 7 Western states
  • Denver Post seeks local ownership, hopes to start trend
  • Parks and Wildlife offers plenty of early season fishing options

  • Teachers rally at state capitol for more education funding
  • Local broadband protections may be the answer for Facebook data thefts
  • Capitol Conversation discusses bills left to work on in remaining session
  • Highway 133 resurfacing project starts April 23rd, lasts to October

  • State Assemblies nominate candidates for November election
  • November ballot picture still unclear after state assemblies
  • History of 100th Meridian in Colorado impacted by climate change

  • Snowpack levels picking up in North, staying dry in the South
  • Colorado River Basin might have already peaked, runoff very low
  • Bill under debate would allow voting by region, not county, for Commissioners

  • State patrol recording casts doubt on lawmaker's story
  • Bill at statehouse would help Coloradans pay surprise medical fees
  • Science symposium at Paonia High School examines air quality
  • CU professors and mentors team with local students

  • Lawmakers debate bill that prohibits salary discussion in job interviews
  • Western Slope Resource Reporting about Russian Olive Trees
  • Plan in place to remove invasive Russian Olive Trees outside Durango
  • Colorado Springs ranked second best city to live in across the country

  • Master Plan process continues, three open houses slated this week
  • Lawmakers debate bill that would give emergency aid to Colorado job seekers
  • Two science fairs at local high schools work with University of Colorado
  • Group collects unused food at baseball stadiums, gives it to homeless

  • Capitol Coverage discusses recent report on sexual harassment
  • Report estimates over 30 percent of workers at capitol witnessed harassment
  • KDNK interview with Congressman Scott Tipton
  • Tipton discusses omnibus budget, opioid crisis in Colorado

  • Naturita voters approve recreational marijuana
  • Mayor of Naturita talks about legal, illegal weed on the West End
  • Outside firm studies state capitol, suggests that sexual harassment is rampant
  • Delta County Administrator discusses new resolution, open meetings

  • Lawsuit against Delta Commissioners dropped, transparency improved
  • Congressman Tipton talks about Trump administration with KDNK
  • Colorado River Basin to be dry very early this year

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