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.

  • Economy on West End gets help from officials, new program
  • Tourism economy in Steamboat faces challenges, division

  • Crews battling wildfire outside of Meeker
  • Flu season officially begins in Colorado
  • Dam on Little Colorado River gets initial approval
  • Delta County Sheriff makes big drug bust

  • Delta County likely the first in state to repeal its own oil and gas regulations
  • Controversial syphon of Colorado River water for St. George, Utah scrapped
  • Fort Carson medic dies while training in South Korea
  • Key repaving project begins on I70 next week
  • Update on high school football teams around the listening area

  • Colorado congressional delegation reacts to impeachment proceedings
  • Colorado River District supports Proposition DD, legalizing sports gambling
  • Community-funded Yampa River project begins conservation efforts
  • Grand Junction hopes riverfront development will help economy
  • Montrose receives grant funding to begin Phase I of riverfront project

  • Delta County Health Department update: 20 cases of West Nile Virus
  • New study details number of children in Colorado who are in poverty
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife gets help from unique Wyoming laboratory

  • After mild summer, 4 wildfires still burning in Colorado
  • Invasive species of grass adds to wildfire danger around the West
  • BLM will share building with oil companies in Grand Junction

  • Tri State officially closes Nucla power plant ahead of schedule
  • Rural broadband changing how small businesses work in Paonia
  • Colorado joins 22 other states suing Trump over emissions standards

  • Residents gathering signatures for ballot initiative limiting abortions
  • Lawmakers debating whether or not school safety laws make schools safer
  • Town of Ophir still trying to get on the rural broadband map
  • City of Denver adding options for farm to table produce

  • State agencies responsible for discrimination complaints too slow, not transparent
  • Ponderosa Pines throughout the state are producing many cones in unusual year
  • Rural town of Norwood one of many adjusting to the arrival of high speed internet

  • CDOT will not use checkpoints to enforce new tire laws on I70 this winter
  • Federal Trade Commission warns manufacturers of CBD medical products
  • Time is running out for state residents to comment on paid family leave program
  • Severed fiber optic cable leads to second computer glitch in state computers
  • Students around country and in Colorado plan walkout on Friday

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In the September edition of the Delta County Commissioners Report, Felix Belmont and Eric Goold for KVNF News speak with District 2 Commissioner Don Suppes. Much of their discussion is about the Commissioners' decision to repeal Delta County's oil and gas regulations in favor of state control.

  • New mental health service provider opens in Montrose
  • National lawmakers begin discussion of moving BLM to Grand Junction
  • Delta County releases update on West Nile Virus among humans

  • Failure of recall efforts prompts lawmakers to make recalls more difficult
  • Governor Polis creates second new government office since his election
  • Even with drop outs, Democratic field of Gardner challengers remains large
  • CDOT begins enforcement of new tire tread regulations on I70 Corridor
  • Peterson Air Force Base official new home for Space Command
  • Delta Police Dept mourns loss of 19-year veteran

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The month of August was tough on nonprofits and charities that serve the homeless and veterans in Montrose. KVNF News visited the Warriors Rest, which provides a family-style home for 10 veterans who are down on their luck. But the building's owner is now trying to sell it. Christ's Kitchen, a food service for the homeless, recently closed while Lighthouse Ministries and Shepherd's Hand were denied a zoning permit to open a homeless shelter. KVNF News interviews service providers who are looking for help.

  • Delta County Commissioners will vote to repeal oil and gas regulations
  • Parks and Wildlife official talks awareness as hungry bears on the prowl
  • KVNF Raffle Winner has ties to Ridgway, Montrose; bought ticket online

  • Roaring Fork Schools experience a data breach
  • Labor Day temperature in Denver the highest ever in September
  • AARP of Colorado asking state senators for help lowering RX prices
  • Sweitzer Beach reopened for Labor Day, no more E coli detected in water

  • Luke Runyon from KUNC reports on Yampa River near Steamboat Springs
  • Yampa River one of the last nearly free-flowing rivers in Colorado

  • Agricultural research center reopens on Rogers Mesa, focus on organic farming
  • High School football preview: several listening area teams kick off season tonight
  • Petition to repeal National Popular Vote law succeeds, on ballot for Nov. 2020

  • Governor Polis tells oil and gas execs to follow the market, not politics
  • Sheriff Mark Taylor defends positions in front of Delta County Democrats
  • Shawnee Peak Fire near Kenosha Pass still listed as 0 percent contained
  • Bear euthanized near Pine was the one that attacked a 71-year old man
  • 8-year old boy in Bailey recovering from dangerous mountain lion attack

  • Advocates for veterans and homeless in Montrose face separate crises
  • Bear attacks a 71-year old man in his own kitchen
  • Update on the Shawnee Creek Fire near Kenosha Pass
  • Chronic wasting disease starting to show up in Montrose County deer populations

  • Petition to put Presidential electoral issue to voters submitted, has enough signatures
  • Business owner in DeBeque Canyon fined for actions that led to July rockfall on I 70
  • Two mountain lions killed by Parks and Wildlife officials; one of the lions bit a boy
  • Three small wildfires burning across the state; two are being allowed to burn out
  • Free dental services will be offered to any and all in Glenwood Springs in October

  • Parks and Wildlife identify, euthanize bear that attacked a man in Aspen
  • Petition for moratorium on water tap sales submitted to Paonia Town Council
  • Colorado workers hope to get further protections
  • Delta Police identify victim in police fight; meth use detailed

  • Move to protect wildlife migration corridors fueled by growth concerns
  • Capitol Coverage of Governor Polis executive order protecting wildlife
  • Food banks around Colorado face deadline to help local farmers
  • Governor Polis calls for independent investigation of Colorado Springs shooting
  • Report says Western Colorado warming faster than other regions of country

  • Governor Jared Polis dedicates Memorial Monument on Hwy 145
  • 33,000 Coloradans could lose food assistance under new Federal rule
  • Famous Chapel at Air Force Academy now closed for repairs
  • Governor Polis moves to protect wildlife corridors
  • Former Governor Hickenlooper will run for Senator Cory Gardner's seat

  • Plan to allow cheaper Canadian prescription drugs in Colorado hits snag
  • Ex-Governor Hickenlooper endorsed despite not yet running for Senate
  • Montrose IP address ranked third highest child pornography provider in state
  • Despite SB 181, state is on pace for record yearly production of oil until 2024

  • Incident with police sends Delta County man to hospital
  • New BLM plans call for 90% cut in public lands set aside for conservation
  • Colorado trying to become electric car capitol despite Trump rollbacks

  • Hickenlooper drops out of Presidential race, may still run for Senate
  • Montrose groups stepping up to fill void in food services for homeless
  • Heavy snowpack from winter not enough to fill Colorado Reservoirs
  • Police body cam footage from Aug. 3 Colorado Springs shooting made public
  • Three West Nile Virus positive mosquitoes identified in Delta, Mesa counties

  • Rockfall on I-70 in DeBeque Canyon blamed on landowner
  • Colorado Springs prepares for annual Colorado State Fair
  • Drivers around the state to get more electric options that curb pollution
  • Former Governor John Hickenlooper to drop out of 2020 Presidential race

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In the August edition of the Delta County Commissioners Report, District 1 Commissioner Mike Lane sits down with Felix Belmont and Eric Goold for KVNF News. Topics for discussion include possible county action on oil and gas regulations; local annexation issues; economic forecasts in the county; and, the Delta County Fair.

  • Community meeting in Hotchkiss outlines plan for economic development
  • Hotchkiss Mayor says town is optimistic that new businesses can flourish
  • Colorado Springs community shaken by shooting death of 19-year old
  • Bear sightings on Grand Mesa prompt warning to campers: be bear aware

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