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.

  • Montrose establishes Quick Response Team after Russell Stover closure announced
  • Feature story about an animal in the Southwest that is facing climate change
  • 2019 second warmest year on record, past decade hottest in Earth history

  • Lawmakers believe effort to repeal death penalty will be successful this year
  • Montrose area will lose 400 jobs after Russell Stover Chocolates announces closure
  • Trapper Mine in NW Colorado announces it will close sometime this decade
  • Tri State's decision to shutter plants costs NW Colorado approximately 700 jobs

  • Capitol Coverage feature interview with Governor Jared Polis
  • Public health option no. 1 priority for Polis, allies in legislative session
  • Polis favors giving state employees more bargaining rights
  • State, federal agencies stymied by drones in Eastern Colorado

  • Capitol Coverage of Governor Polis, Republican agendas at state house
  • Progress of healthy Wyoming wolf pack may affect Colorado ballot initiative
  • Crawford State Park to offer free services on January 25th
  • Cedaredge Police Chief moves to Delta County Sheriffs office

  • Tri State will shutter all of its coal fired electric plants in Colorado, New Mexico by 2030
  • Governor Jared Polis addresses lawmakers on second day of session
  • Polis agenda at State Capitol  includes health care public option
  • Delta City Council puts Town Manager on paid leave due to personnel matter

  • Capitol Coverage of first day of Legislative Session in Denver
  • Early forecast suggests Colorado River Basin will be drier than usual this year
  • While ballot initiative tension rises, pack of grey wolves sighted in NW Colorado
  • After Delta Mayor Ron Austin apology, city council chooses not to censure

  • Capitol Coverage of first day of Legislative Session
  • In depth update of BLM's move of HQ to Grand Junction

Eric Goold

The 2020 Legislative Session is set to open January 8th, and on this edition of Local Motion, we'll hear just the beginning of many election stories. KVNF News goes to Delta to speak with Republican State Representative Matt Soper, and we spoke with Democrat State Senator Kerry Donovan on the eve of the lawmaking session. Also, local candidates for Delta County Commissioner spoke with KVNF News.

  • Capitol Coverage: two Democratic state lawmakers will not run for re-election
  • State legislative session opens Wednesday, Western Slope lawmakers prepare
  • Ballot initiative to reintroduce gray wolves to state has enough signatures
  • More than half country and state residents are unable to save for retirement
  • Mysterious drones continue to fly grid patterns over Eastern Plains

  • Mesa County Libraries end fines for overdue books
  • Missing 10-month old girl found safe in Durango
  • Parks and Wildlife asking for information in Naturita elk killing
  • Delta City Council will discuss censuring Mayor Ron Austin

  • Delta County Republicans usher in New Year, rally in Delta
  • Representative Matt Soper visits Israel, prepares for new session
  • Bird migration patterns through Colorado disrupted by climate change
  • BLM makes long anticipated HQ move to Grand Junction

  • Capitol Coverage of new laws that took effect Jan. 1st
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife effort to reinstate rainbow trout
  • All state parks will have a new registration system starting Jan. 1st
  • 2 wildlife areas near Montrose closed for the season to protect game animals
  • Flu season off to slow start in Mesa County, sees spike over Holidays

  • Capitol Coverage of new laws set to take effect on January 1st
  • Red Flag Law, laws against unexpected medical bills enforceable after New Year
  • Paonia voters will decide about water tap moratorium in special election

  • 7 western states formed Colorado River Compact in 1922, overestimated water supply
  • Future of Yampa River details problems of dwindling water supply, over population
  • Connecting the Drops ongoing series about water, water management

  • Hinsdale County Commissioners appoint new sheriff
  • 91 Fortune 500 companies paid no taxes last year
  • Measels cases at DIA cause officials to urge vaccination
  • High traffic at Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnels expected this week

  • Appeals court rules ACA requirement is unconstitutional; 600K Coloradans impacted
  • AAA predicts gas prices in Colorado will go down after Christmas
  • BLM says 40 jobs, not 27 as originally thought, will go to Grand Junction HQ
  • Endangered species found living in what will be the next Colorado state park

  • US House passes articles of impeachment against President Trump
  • Colorado's seven representatives in US House vote along party lines
  • Colorado law against outdoor camping will be impacted by SCOTUS
  • Delta County School District gets positive audit, buys new bus

  • As the legislative session approaches, Governor Jared Polis talks priorities
  • Governor Polis has yet to endorse any of the Democratic candidates for President
  • Water managers annual meeting in Las Vegas discusses future of Colorado River
  • Blasting, mitigation work to close I 70 today outside of Idaho Springs for 3 hours

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On this edition of Local Motion, KVNF News takes a look at the state of recycling in Delta County. We have interviews that offer municipal, local, private sector and government perspectives. Delta County Commissioners are talking about ending a long-standing pilot program that subsidizes residents for recycling collection at the transfer station.

  • New study by Dept of Interior looks at future of Colorado River
  • Opportunity Zones in Western Colorado cities encourage economic growth
  • Delta PD officers will not be charged in Delta man's death, DA says
  • Three seats on Montrose City Council up for election in April

  • Secretary of Interior says oil and gas production on public lands will continue
  • 2020 ballot measure in Colorado would limit local voting rights for immigrants
  • Colorado snowpack, vital to economy and to life for millions, on track for normal year
  • Steamboat Springs Search and Rescue perform heroic save of buried skier

  • Hinsdale County sheriff announces unexpected resignation
  • Delta County Economic Development to transition into One Delta County
  • New economic development group in Delta looks for transition team
  • Delta Police Department acts on Instagram post threatening school shooting

  • Former BLM officials lobby lawmakers not to fund move West
  • Critics say BLM move to Grand Junction will lessen the agency's influence
  • Newest recreation trend in Colorado relies on water supplies

  • Group hoping to reintroduce gray wolf to Colorado turns in signatures
  • Gray wolf, kicked out of state in 1940's, looks to return by vote
  • Arizona county demonstrates what happens when growth collides with water scarcity

  • CU releases economic forecast- record number of skiers last year
  • Restaurants supporting ski industry in dire need of employees
  • Snowpack in Colorado and the Southwest is above normal at this time of year
  • Parade of Lights in Montrose ushers in Holiday Season

  • Wolf reintroduction ballot bid close to having enough signatures
  • Proposal suggests Western Slope farmers and ranchers should use less water
  • Douglas County High School makes innovative classroom out of freight car
  • Officials working on removing salty wastewater from Paradox Valley
  • District 3 Representative Scott Tipton will have primary competition

  • Delta County program helps school kids grow vegetables
  • Public option for health care pitched by Colorado lawmaker

  • Colorado lawmakers in US House react to impeachment hearing
  • State to receive federal land it's been owed since statehood
  • City of Montrose approves first reading of ordinance allowing election cancellations
  • Legendary Paonia High School coach Scott Rienks to be inducted into Hall of Fame

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In this Local Motion, KVNF News goes to Montrose to visit with Governor Jared Polis. The Governor came through Montrose on November 23, promoting his Rural Economic Blueprint. He also attended a football game at Montrose High School and appeared at a job fair at the Montrose County Event Center. KVNF News caught up with him there to talk about his trip to Montrose.

  • CDOT plans I70 rock work starting today, lasting until Christmas
  • Grand Junction weapons manufacturer settles with Federal Government
  • Mark up of wildlife bill in US House could impact species in Colorado
  • Ouray County Sheriff arrested, released over Thanksgiving for alleged DUI
  • Black Canyon Boys and Girls Club raising money for new Montrose facility

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