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.

  • Drastic cuts in the state budget will have to be made due to the pandemic
  • Social distancing model shows it works, warns a second wave of infections possible
  • Exit interview with KVNF's Eric Goold as he leaves the News Department

  • Governor Jared Polis says state will begin more widespread testing for coronavirus
  • Study shows rural counties in West don't have testing resources of cities
  • Update on spread of COVID-19 in three Western Slope counties
  • Some hospitals slowly starting to do more elective surgeries
  • Foundations in the state are working to ensure everyone gets counted in 2020 Census

  NEWS UPDATES

  • State lawmakers taking first look at possible budget cuts due to pandemic
  • Normal vaccinations for children slowly restart after pandemic postponement
  • DACA recipients on Western Slope await key ruling from Supreme Court

NEWS UPDATES

  • COVID-19 health insurance deadline 4/30
  •  Country Jam cancelled
  • Town of Paonia seeks input on master plan
  • Montrose library making home deliveries

  • Safer at Home order does not mean social distancing is over, warns Gov. Polis
  • BLM fast-track approving the vast majority of its oil and gas permit applications
  • Single parents face unique challenges during the coronavirus pandemic

  NEWS UPDATES

  • Gov. Polis seeks disaster declaration for peach crop losses
  • Western States Pact aims to slow spread of COVID-19, share best practices
  • May 5 special election
  • Businesses slowly reopening

  • Governor Jared Polis eases some restrictions under new Safer at Home order
  • BLM has been putting oil and gas interests ahead of recreation on public lands
  • Lake City family grateful to be back home after coronavirus stranded them abroad

  NEWS UPDATES

  • New federal funding for Paycheck Protection Program
  • Delta County food pantry expands operations
  • Mesa County restaurants get grants to feed hungry
  • Colorado releases 202o Electric Vehicle Plan

  • State Democrats ask citizens to report incidents of racism during the pandemic
  • Sheriffs respond to disturbing call in Delta County on Wednesday night
  • Some Western states better prepared for comprehensive testing than others

  NEWS UPDATES

  • Latest COVID-19 stats
  • Gov. Polis and Rep. Tipton have contentious exchange over federal coronavirus funding

  • Governor Jared Polis tells residents that pandemic precautions will remain in place
  • Comprehensive study indicates climate change continues to threaten Colorado River
  • BLM releases new management plan for 1.7 million acres; locals say agency disregarded their input
  • Salt injection facility on West End reopens a year after causing earthquakes

  NEWS UPDATES

  • Governor Jared Polis to lift some restrictions of stay at home order on April 27th
  • Gig and self-employed employees can now apply for unemployment benefits
  • Progress of broadband expansion on Western Slope hindered by pandemic

NEWS UPDATES

  • COVID-19 outbreak at West Elk mine
  • New mayors for Delta, Montrose
  • Saltwater injection resumes in Paradox Valley
  • All-Points Transit offers rides

  • Protestors in Grand Junction want stay at home order lifted, want jobs back
  • Arts centers around the listening area adapt to changing times during pandemic
  • Price of oil reaches below-zero for first time ever, Western workers bear the brunt

  NEWS UPDATES

  • People avoiding necessary ER visits due to COVID-19 fears
  • Plans for easing statewide stay-at-home restrictions
  • Ouray County seeks comment on water plan
  • Vehicular homicide charges filed in Delta County accident

  • Executive order from Governor Polis requires masks be worn in public places
  • Andrew Romanoff wins primary, sets up duel with Hickenlooper for nomination
  • Trucking industry hit hard by coronavirus, in dire need of drivers and instructors
  • Megadrought conditions in West not seen since 1500's

  NEWS UPDATES

  • State COVID-19 symptom tracker now online
  • Ouray County seeks input on its water plan
  • Delta and Montrose Counties provide business support

  • Oncoming allergy season makes coronavirus especially tricky to diagnose
  • After avalanches, officials ask residents to stay out of high country due to coronavirus
  • Rare species of frog surviving against all odds in Utah

  NEWS UPDATES

  • Mesa County making plans to help homeless
  • Montrose foundation gives grants to nonprofits
  • Delta drive-in opens tonight

  • Governor Jared Polis looking at April 27th expiration of stay at home order
  • Testing saga in San Miguel County continues
  • US Postal Service was hurting before COVID-19 and now outlook is even worse
  • Delta County Commissioners have special meeting for small business relief

  • Governor Jared Polis asks hotels to open their doors to the homeless
  • St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction working on COVID-19 treatment
  • College freshmen and seniors facing very uncertain future

  NEWS UPDATES

  • Beware of COVID-19 insurance scams
  • Local schools make plans for graduation
  • Hard freeze may hurt fruit crop

  • Delta County Memorial Hospital Foundation fund leads to mask-making effort
  • Two local newspapers reflect downward trend in print industry during pandemic

NEWS UPDATES

  • Latest COVID-19 stats
  • New weekly support call for Colorado businesses
  • Cedaredge High School students keep 80 year old newspaper alive

  • Governor Jared Polis prepares Convention Center to be makeshift hospital
  • Senior citizens throughout the West have survived pandemics, wars, depressions
  • BLM releases final Uncomphagre resource management plan

  NEWS UPDATES

  • New guide from USDA for rural resources during COVID-19
  • DMEA finalizes plan to move to new power supplier Guzman Energy
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife holds online mountain lion management open house
  • One hiker dies, another is rescued near Grand Junction

  • Governor Jared Polis extends date of emergency declaration
  • New 'Howling at 8' phenomenon extending throughout Western Slope
  • Local coronavirus updates
  • Pastors get permission for rare Easter service at Delta Drive-In

NEWS UPDATES

  • Telluride Bluegrass Festival cancelled for the first time ever
  • BLM releases new management plan for 1.7 million acres
  • Snowpack close to normal across state

  • Lawmakers scramble to complete budget during shortened session
  • San Miguel County getting help from local producers of PPE

  • Delta, Cedaredge, Paonia all set with new Mayors after elections
  • Lawmakers will meet today to try to take some actions at the state capitol
  • Hinsdale County school students adjust to life, classes online
  • Parks and Wildlife reminds citizens they'll see more wildlife during stay at home

  NEWS UPDATES

  • Forest Service closes campgrounds, picnic areas across Rocky Mountain region
  • Corpse abuse now a felony crime
  • Municipal election results

  • Governor Jared Polis extends stay at home order through April 27th
  •  Grand Junction and Montrose companies and volunteers work to make masks
  • San Miguel County first in the nation to offer all residents free coronavirus tests

  NEWS UPDATES

  • Municipal elections today
  • Stay-at-home order helping slow spread of COVID-19
  • Help on the way for nonprofits and small businesses

  • Governor Polis asks residents to wear facial coverings when outside
  • Montrose County reports first COVID-19 fatality; Ouray County has first case
  • Doctor in Colorado Springs offers assessment of spread of coronavirus

  NEWS UPDATES

  • Public comment needed on San Miguel/Ouray county transmission line project
  • COTREX - Colorado Parks & Wildlife trails app shows closed and open trails
  • Gov. Polis:  wear cloth masks to prevent spreading virus
  • Montrose mental health support line 970-252-6220

  • State lawmakers talk about when they will return to legislature
  • Delta County Memorial Hospital declares emergency
  • Colorado extends period to apply for health insurance on state exchange
  • Annual migration of sandhill cranes through Eckert goes on

  NEWS UPDATES

  • April 7 municipal elections -- vote by mail, drop boxes
  • San Miguel County extends "stay at home" order
  • State extends deadline to sign up for health insurance
  • Mountain lion management plan open for public comment

  • State hospitals prepare for surge, want 1,000 more beds ASAP
  • Colorado Supreme Court allows legislators to extend session
  • Delta County volunteers organize a drive to collect medical supplies
  • Parks closing, other measures taken in Utah as coronavirus spreads

  NEWS UPDATES

  • Colorado schools closed until April 30
  • Second Chance Animal Shelter offers pet food and supplies, needs donations
  • US Census underway
  • Beware of COVID-19 scams

  • COVID-19 updates from Montrose, Mesa and Delta Counties
  • EPA will not enforce many regulations of oil and gas industry during pandemic
  • On Census Day, a look at how the pandemic is going to impact critical census taking

  NEWS UPDATES

  • Montrose aids small businesses
  • Delta County donations still needed
  • State officials urge President Trump to increase supplies of medical equipment

  • Governor Jared Polis says social distancing, stay at home efforts making slow progress
  • Lawmakers postpone legislative session further, end date still in question
  • Sole resident of Gothic, Colorado offers social distancing tips

  NEWS UPDATES

  • Use caution when recreating outdoors
  • Firearm background checks taking longer
  • Delta County volunteers making masks
  • Connect for Health insurance enrollment open til April 3

  • Governor Jared Polis defends his stay at home order
  • Lawmakers will return to Capitol today, briefly, and will extend session
  • CDOT suspends service to Bustang and Outrider inter-city bus routes
  • Grocery store workers risking interaction with coronavirus every day

  NEWS UPDATES

  • City of Montrose making efforts to help businesses hurt by coronavirus
  • Parks and Wildlife issues new closures after Stay at Home order
  • Local recreation projects selected for grant funding
  • Governor Polis signs over 60 bills into law over the course of last week

  NEWS UPDATES

  • Governor Jared Polis issues statewide stay-at-home executive order
  • Hinsdale County implementing more stringent protection measures
  • Montrose County up to 6 confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • Water managers taking steps to ensure water supply remains consistent
  • United States Senate passes historic 2 trillion dollar aid package

  NEWS UPDATES

  • First case of COVID-19 confirmed in Delta County
  • 5 of 6 KVNF listening area counties now have at least one case of COVID-19
  • Study released about hospital preparation, readiness for oncoming patients
  • Number of communities around state under shelter in place growing

  NEWS UPDATES

  • National Guard tests for coronavirus in Montrose, 2nd case confirmed
  • Unemployment office overwhelmed by applications, system crashes
  • Attorney General says some trials should be postponed
  • Governor Jared Polis signs repeal of state death penalty, commutes 3 sentences
  • Signs of coronavirus ripple effect on Western Slope economy

  • National Guard conducts testing in Montrose
  • First confirmed case of COVID-19 reported in Montrose County
  • Hinsdale County reports first case of COVID-19, from Lake City
  • Governor Polis urges citizens to stay at home to prevent spread of coronavirus

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