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.

  • Bill that would allow cities and towns to ban plastics dies in committee
  • Colorado Department of Transportation warns motorists to prepare for snow
  • Capitol Coverage feature about why Colorado changed from a caucus to a primary

  • Former Governor Hickenlooper leads all senate candidates in fundraising
  • Proposed bill looks to lower health care costs by reimbursing clinics
  • Two land conservation easements look to permanently protect private lands
  • Census takers in state being trained to count disabled citizens

Eric Goold

On this edition of Local Motion, we'll have a conversation about death, dying and hospice services available on the Western Slope. KVNF News interviews Dorothy Pew of Hope West and Carrie Lerner, a death doula from Crawford, and the North Fork Valley chapter of the Threshold Choir sings for us.

  • Proposed bill would define rules for banks and marijuana companies
  • New study suggests climate change is causing Four Corners drought
  • Proximity Space on Western Slope offers small business opportunities
  • Affordable housing issue in Carbondale: average house now $1 million

  • New bill would regulate pet sales, breeding rules in state
  • Gunnison Energy finalizes plan for North Fork Valley gas wells
  • Public Health Option pitched by Governor, resisted by hospitals

  • Summit County residents save on health insurance after banding together
  • Boulder-sized boulder tweet from San Miguel County Sheriffs goes viral

  • Oil and Gas, mining companies get out of paying severance taxes to state
  • Feature story about Doomsday Clock looks at history, future of mankind
  • Census takers trained to accurately count people of color when tally starts in April

  • Denver District Attorney will not prosecute oil and gas protestors
  • Lawmakers will take up repealing the death penalty again this session
  • Travelling memorial about women's suffrage will be at Montrose Ute Museum
  • Agritourism booming throughout the state
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host a fishing tournament at Blue Mesa Resevoir

KVNF News spoke with Kaitlyn Jones, executive director of Delta County Memorial Hospital Foundation to get the details about a new campus extension planned for Technical College of the Rockies.

  • Cedaredge man killed while trying to help at accident scene
  • Census looks to count children below the age of 5 in Colorado
  • Second sighting of wolf pack causes Governor Polis to comment
  • Rep. Soper to introduce bill that would make corpse abuse a felony

  • Proposed bill by Democrats seeks to lower cost of prescription drugs
  • Western Slope lawmaker named to powerful budget committee
  • Murder trial for so-called cult leader starts in Gunnison County
  • First player from Colorado Rockies named to baseball HOF

Energy Central

Tri State Generation and Transmission Association made several announcements over the new year that will facilitate the energy co-op's efforts to create renewable power sources. Some 600 jobs will be lost, two coal mines will be closed, and the Craig power station will be shuttered within the next decade as Tri State moves to be competitive in the new energy market. KVNF News spoke with Tri State and Grand Junction Daily Sentinel writer Dennis Webb to get the story.

  • Three sexual health and education workshops to be held in Delta
  • Date for DMEA's exit from Tri State set, buyout fee not announced
  • Montrose County to discontinue family planning and immunization services

  • Faithless Electors case from Colorado will be ruled on by SCOTUS
  • H2O Radio reports on a California dam that is symbolic of many in the West

  • Fast moving storm expected to disrupt holiday travel this weekend
  • San Miguel Power Association issues statement about Tri State moves
  • Mesa County Sheriff considers policy changes at jail after two deaths
  • Legalized sports betting in Colorado casinos set to begin on May 1st

  • 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