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.

  • Stewart Ditch gets river call, flows reduced by  50 percent
  • Town of Paonia will no longer be able to water Paonia Town Park
  • School District 51 gets special training to deal with school shootings
  • Two wildfires outside of Meeker, one outside of Montrose, one on Fruitland Mesa

  • Water users in Phoenix find ways to conserve
  • Veterans in the West urge Congress to fund access to parks program

  • Naturita looks to future without coal, power plant
  • Industrial hemp, recreation some of the economic options for West End
  • Western Slope Resources Reporting
  • New VA facility in Aurora breaks ground, will not have more beds

  • Governor Hickenlooper opposes December BLM land lease sale
  • Town of Paonia wants BLM to defer leases until RMP is completed
  • Executive order requires old wells, oil and gas machinery to be capped for safety
  • Department of Interior supports moving headquarters of BLM to the West

  • St. George Utah has strong water conservation ethic
  • Utah second driest state in US, plans in place for a Colorado River siphon
  • Drought, wildfires raising water temps, stressing out native fish
  • Parks and Wildlife cutthroat trout restoration efforts ongoing

  • Flash floods, mudslides most recent results of 416 Fire outside Durango
  • Residents of Tucson, Arizona take creative approach to water conservation
  • Low-water landscaping in Southwest lessens impact of Colorado River scarcity
  • Oil and gas executive gets new job: public relations at CMU

  • First part of a series on water conservation efforts in West
  • City of Longmont finds unique way to conserve water
  • Update on wildfires; flash flood danger increased in burn areas

  • Science teacher from Delta High School wins fellowship, goes to Greenland
  • Initiative 97, defining strict oil and gas setbacks, needs signatures to get on ballot
  • Two suspected of starting Lake Christine wildfire turn themselves in
  • Largest child care facility in Mesa County closes

Eric Goold

Tuesday night's regular meeting of the Paonia Board of Trustees was disrupted when former trustee Suzanne Watson, who was trying to speak during the public comment portion of an agenda item, was ordered to leave the meeting by Mayor Charles Stewart. KVNF News has audio from the meeting and spoke with all participants.

  • Dysfunction on Paoina Town Council continues despite new board
  • Former trustee ordered out of Paonia Town Council meeting
  • More details on recent murder of Hotchkiss woman

  • Free lunch program for kids in place at 500 Colorado locations
  • Tamarisk removal programs neglect to consider plant's positive role
  • Water managers in Phoenix debate use of Colorado River water

  • Democratic nominee for Governor Jared Polis visits Delta for a town hall
  • Polis talks campaign finance reform at Delta town hall
  • Western Slope Resources Reporting about using prescribed burns to fight wildfires

  • Democratic nominee for Governor Polis talks health care, education
  • H2O Radio reports on wildfires, climate change and water supply
  • Red Mountain Pass open after rockslides forced closures yesterday

  • Governor candidate Jared Polis visits Delta, talks fracking, gun control
  • Firefighters on Weston Pass witness dramatic weather occurence last week
  • Update on wildfires around the state; weekend rain helps battle blazes
  • Paonia woman will stand trial next week for January shooting

  • Lake Christine Fire outside Basalt grows, some evacuations ordered
  • Non profit group trains next generation about stewardship in Colorado
  • BLM is proposing nearly 8,000 acres in North Fork Valley go up for lease
  • EPA boss Pruitt resigns after 16 months amid numerous ethics investigations

  • State on track for largest fire season since 2002
  • More than 12 wildfires in state have already burned over 147,000 acres
  • Connecting the Drops
  • St. Vrain River recovers after devastating floods of 2013

Ever since there were coal mines in the North Fork Valley, there has been the problem of what to do with methane byproduct that continues to pour into the atmosphere.

Meanwhile, at the Paonia Dam, another problem threatens the climate of the North Fork Valley. Years and years of mud and silt have built up against the Dam, creating a thick clay that is rapidly filling up the reservoir.

Now, an innovative scientist and the North Fork Coal Methane Working Group have come up with a possible solution to both problems.

  • BLM to allow oil and gas development on land protected for sage grouse
  • Montrose city council will move slowly in possible sales tax raise for police
  • Race for Montrose County sheriff goes down to final overseas ballot counts
  • Vehicle used to transport slain Hotchkiss woman found in Utah
  • Cost of President Trump's immigration policies impacts states

  • Democrats, Republicans hold rallies behind candidates for governor
  • Capitol Conversation disccusses high priced race for Colorado governor
  • At least 8 wildfires burning over 100,000 acres across the state

  • Shortage of foster homes creates backlog of needy children in Colorado
  • 2020 Census could leave out many Colorado children and cut funding
  • Montrose election results should be finalized this morning

  • Missing Hotchkiss woman's body found in Utah; suspect turns himself in
  • Stapleton, Polis polar opposites running for Governor
  • Montrose commissioner, sheriff races still too close to call
  • Ballot printing error in Montrose due to incorrect bar codes

Quartz

KVNF News spoke with officials from the Town of Hotchkiss, the Town of Paonia and Colorado Parks and Wildlife to get first hand information on how the drought is impacting life on the Western Slope. Also included are reports about the potential of a dry Colorado River and new farming techniques that create energy rather than use it.

  • Big spending Jared Polis wins Democratic nomination for governor
  • Outspoken Walker Stapleton wins Republican nomination for governor
  • Paonia activist wins lawsuit against him, gives interview with KDNK
  • North Fork Activist hopes his story inspires others to talk truth

  • Western Slope Resources Reporting covers EPA cleanup of Ouray mine
  • New techniques and creative thinking help cleanup of Camp Bird Mine
  • BLM to rollback sage grouse protections, taking public comment

  • Candidates for governor will be set after tomorrow's primary
  • Bears seek food due to changing climate, causing conflict with people
  • Western Slope Resources Reporting examines bear encounters
  • Three Colorado cities ranked as best in country for livability

  • Paonia activist cleared in libel case brought by energy company
  • Arizona lawmakers debate use of Colorado River water
  • Cutbacks to use of Colorado River water could impact Colorado users
  • San Juan National Forest reopened after fight with 416 Fire

  • Climate change impacting air quality in Colorado
  • Fires in southwest cause decline in air quality
  • Town of Ophir uses composting to increase sustainability
  • Western Slope Resources Reporting about a town reinventing itself

  • Governor Hickenlooper opposes immigration policies at the border
  • Western Slope Resources Reporting about Pieance Mustangs
  • Group supports BLM efforts to take care of wild horses in Northwest Colorado
  • Updates on 416 Fire, Upper Mailbox Fire in listening area

  • Reservoirs along Colorado River to remain less than half full all year
  • Cost of sexual harassment scandal at state capitol measured in more than dollars
  • Despite Pride Month in Colorado, LGBTQ teens report bullying

  • Three of four Republican candidates for governor have debate
  • Dry southwest, low snowpack, warm weather  contribute to fire danger

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