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.

  • Senator Kerry Donovan talks new winter driving law, end of session
  • Seismic mapping projects approved for North Fork Valley
  • Decriminalization of magic mushrooms in Denver impacts on law enforcement

  • District 5 Senator Kerry Donovan talks with KVNF News
  • Health care reinsurace bill, water bills priority for Senator
  • Property valuations on Western Slope released
  • Most property values going up

Eric Goold

In the May version of the Delta County Commissioners Report, Felix Belmont and Eric Goold from KVNF News speak with Delta County District 1 Commissioner Mike Lane. Topics include law enforcement, the marijuana black market, oil and gas issues in the North Fork Valley, economic development, and civil discourse.

  • Dust layers in snowpack causing faster melt, run off
  • Effort to decriminalize magic mushrooms in Denver so far failing
  • Lawmakers spin on effectiveness of recent legislative session
  • Federal judge lifts ban on uranium mining near Paradox Valley
  • CDOT continues rockfall mitigation on I 70 in De Beque Canyon

  • Delta County Sheriff's office plagued by scam phone calls
  • Summary of health care bills passed in Legislative session
  • KDNK interview with local beekeeper
  • Awakening bees in Spring need protections

  • Sports gambling will be on the ballot in next state election
  • Unique water conservation technique used in Southern Colorado
  • Capitol Coverage of final day of legislative session
  • Democrats get many bills passed right at the deadline of session

  • Delta County Independent sold to Wick Communications
  • Today is the last day of Colorado Legislative session
  • Lawmakers going down to the wire trying to pass numerous bills
  • So-called Green New Deal being considered, discussed in state

  • Capitol Coverage recap of legislative session
  • Democrat-controlled legislature passes many new laws
  • Presentation about fighting identity theft held in Delta
  • Hub in Delta helps local businesses, entrepreneurs

  • Colorado will hold Presidential primary on Super Tuesday in March 2020
  • Large dam in Colorado to release water so insect life can grow in river system
  • Lone candidate for President of CU speaks in Boulder, not welcomed warmly
  • Regents will vote on nomination of new President on Thursday
  • Three headquarters in Dept of Interior might move to cities in Colorado

  • State lawmakers proposing effort to mitigate climate change
  • Over 200 bills left for discussion in legislative session that ends Friday
  • Health care, insurance costs still up for debate at state house
  • Voters will decide if exceptions to TABOR get made regarding refunds

  • Legislative session ends Friday, many bills still remain
  • Voters will decide on massive cigarette, nicotine tax increase
  • Paid family leave bill fails, will be studied for next year
  • Gray wolf to be taken off ESA protections without public comment
  • Most state voters approve wildlife migration route protections

Colorado Avalanche Information Center

KVNF News interviews Brian Lazar from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center about the historic avalanche season this past winter. For 12 days in March, large and very destructive avalanches fell across the state. We'll hear two reports from KBUT about the massive avalanches around Lake City. This Local  Motion also features two stories from the Rocky Mountain Community Radio exchange, about the sewer system in Denver and about a search for fossils in southeast Utah.

  • DMEA wins lawsuit, will have Tri State exit fee decided by PUC
  • Colorado voters will get chance to legalize sports betting in November
  • EPA protections on waterways, streams in West face rollbacks
  • Governor Polis signs budget on his 100th day in office

  • President Trump signs Colorado River drought management plan
  • Traveling geologist visits Crawford, talks history of North Fork Valley
  • Lawmakers grappling with new procedures to deal with complaints
  • Flood danger on West End greater due to large runoff

  • House budget offers funding for full day kindergarten across state
  • Governor Jared Polis signs SB 181, oil and gas regulations could take years
  • Federal government approves Colorado River Basin drought agreement
  • Iconic chapel at Air Force Academy has unique history

  • Vaccination bill making its way through State Capitol
  • Lawmakers seek to make paid family leave more available
  • Iconic Air Force Academy Chapel in dire need of repair funds

  • Governor Polis signs Red Flag Bill into law
  • Bill requiring law enforcement to release more records to media is signed
  • Proposed Senate Bill would help Coloradans pay for prescription meds
  • State lawmakers approve first draft of 30.5 billion dollar budget
  • H2O Radio looks at Colorado River Basin drought mitigation plan
  • Montrose Mayor goes to Washington D.C.

  • Former coal workers could get help from training program for new jobs
  • First of many health care cost bills debated at State Capitol
  • Rollbacks on pollution in streams and lakes statewide set to take effect soon
  • Capitol Coverage feature on dispute between police, media about public information

Felix Belmont and Eric Goold for KVNF News sit down with Delta County Director of Planning and Economic Development Elyse Ackerman Casselberry. She describes the role of the Planning Department and she talks about recent projects. Topics include planning, public meetings about civility, the process of writing new regulations for land development, and the Master Plan.

  • SB 181 passes Legislature, will become law with Governor's signature
  • Oil and gas industry in Western Colorado faces uncertainty about regulations
  • Life at the very end of the Colorado River changing on a dramatic basis
  • Plant, tree and bird species on the comeback in Colorado River Delta

  • Capitol Coverage of new driving regulations for I70 corridor during winter
  • Accidental wetland created in Colorado River Delta
  • Colorado River Compact states worked for years on Drought Mitigation plan

  • Colorado River Drought Mitigation Plan goes to President for approval
  • Delta County School Board hears from parents about key issues in district
  • Life changing for residents in Colorado River Delta in Mexico

  • Governor Jared Polis has 13-step plan to lower health care costs in state
  • First budget draft gives hundreds of millions to transportation
  • Colorado making progress placing foster children in homes
  • Lawmakers spearheading effort to rewrite winter driving regulations on I 70
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife begin enacting new laws, fees for boaters

  • Delta County officials hold third in series of Community Forums about land use
  • Dialogue about new land use regulations hinges on courtesy, civility
  • Delta High School students represent League of United Latin American Citizens

Students from Delta High School came to Paonia Town Hall on Thursday night to talk about civility in public discourse. The teenagers are part of a club called the League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC. The students came to Thursday's Community Forum and shared their experiences about conducting positive dialogue among groups with diverse viewpoints. KVNF News spoke with three of the students to get their perspectives.

  • Senate Bill 181, local oil and gas regulations, passes on party line vote
  • New bill would allow local governments to determine oil and gas regulations
  • City of Montrose has new mayor, mayor pro tem
  • San Juan County sheriff officer shot in face, expected to recover
  • March snowfall on ski resorts sets new record

  • Democrats fail in their effort to repeal state death penalty
  • Western lawmakers pitch Drought Contigency Plan to Federal government
  • Pilot program in West End helps unemployed miners get back to work

  • Red Flag Bill passes through legislature, going to governor for signature
  • Citizens at Hotchkiss Town Hall seek answers to questions about bills
  • Meeting in Greeley to address ways people can agree to disagree
  • Proposed bill would cut greenhouse gas emissions in state

  • Hotchkiss Town Hall features angry citizens confronting lawmakers
  • Advocates of paid leave for 12 weeks have their say at State Capitol
  • Bill that addresses climate change in state going through legislature

Eric Goold

At a Town Hall meeting in Hotchkiss, angry citizens from around Delta County peppered questions at State Senator Kerry Donovan and Representative Julie McCluskie. The lawmakers were there to talk about the National Popular Vote, but citizens wanted to talk about more controversial news like the Red Flag Bill. KVNF News spoke with one of the visiting officials.