Eric Goold

KVNF Sports Reporter

KVNF's Eric Goold brings us the latest on local sports across the Western Slope.  Eric hosted the news for a time, and he is now covering regional sports, primarily in the North Fork Valley.

Headlines:

  • State lawmakers begin budget debate
  • BLM grants West Elk lease modifications to expand
  • Autopsy released following gunfight in Crawford
  • Lund vs. Marston for District 3 DMEA board position
  • Hunters boycotting Colorado due to new gun laws
  • Local prep sports report

Headlines:

  • Man killed in Crawford shooting identified
  • Craig Childs discusses Western wild open spaces
  • Audit of medical marijuana industry finds vast shortcomings
  • Bill to repeal Colorado death penalty dies in committee
  • Crane count from Fruitgrowers Reservoir

Headlines:

  • Big changes proposed in school funding bill
  • Hydrocarbon leak outside Parachute traced to nearby treatment plant
  • Western Slope counties sign MOU regarding sage grouse protection
  • Pot regulations slow in coming and hotly debated
  • Surplus for legislators working on state budget

Headlines:

  • April 15 deadline for BLM to satisfy lawsuit
  • Senator Michael Bennet calls for Thompson Divide protections
  • Cotter Corporation to clean uranium spill with molasses
  • Mosquito Abatement District prepares for early start to season
  • Crane Count from Fruitgrowers Reservoir

Headlines:

  • Drought conditions force water restrictions in Denver
  • March Equinox approaches; Western Skies Report
  • Colorado National Monument no longer selling plastic water bottles
  • Paonia River Park celebrates improvements
  • Death Penalty repeal in Colorado goes to Legislature
  • Crane Days in Eckert begin today

Headlines:

  • Gun magazine limit goes to Governor for signature
  • Gun store owner in Grand Junction discusses current trends
  • Paonia public meeting Monday to plan new facilities at PHS
  • Crane Days take place this weekend in Eckert
  • Parks and Wildlife officials urge caution when collecting antlers

Headlines:

  • Gov. Hickenlooper supports opposition to drilling on Thompson Divide
  • Rep. Millie Hamner will visit Paonia Town Hall on Saturday
  • Delta County Commissioners welcome public to Tuesday's meeting
  • Highway 50 closed Thursday night to investigate suspicious roadside object
  • Board member Ed Marston discusses current state of DMEA

Headlines:

  • A second company wants Thompson Divide leases suspended
  • Mesa County Commissioners want more time to examine RMP
  • New House bill might require Colorado food to carry GMO labels
  • Paonia Eagles soaring at state wrestling tournament
  • Former Interior Sec. Babbitt urges conservation

Headlines:

  • Forest report reveals damage by spruce beetles
  • Miners back to work at Elk Creek in Somerset
  • $895 million price tag to clean uranium tailings from Arkansas River
  • Controlled burns planned for some 12,000 acres on Western Slope
  • Increased ozone linked to oil and gas drilling in Eastern Utah
  • Playoff time for local hoops players, wrestlers go to state

Headlines:

  • Sex Ed bill passes state house after vigorous debate
  • Task force recommends marijuana tourism, local ownership of pot shops
  • Delta County Commissioners discuss alternatives to dumping old tires in landfills
  • Mesa County school safety task force meets weekly, will inform school board

Headlines:

  • Regulators seek to define terms in Amendment 64
  • Dems pass controversial gun control bills in state house
  • Wildlife experts seeking help in restoring black-footed ferrets
  • Former Interior Secretary Babbitt urges conservation

Headlines:

  • Capitol Coversation covers Gov. Hickenlooper's oil and gas conflict
  • Environmental Impact Statement on uranium in Western Colorado due in March
  • BLM collects $2.1 million in oil and gas lease sale on Feb. 14thth
  • Leases on Thompson Divide set to expire; company asks for extension
  • Fossils from Snowmass Village are on display in Denver
  • Talking turkey on the almanac.org

Headlines:

  • Lawsuit makes BLM disclose identities of lease buyers
  • Lawmakers debate fracking regs, Gov. Hickenlooper under fire for political stunt
  • Well near Windsor spills 84,000 gallons of fracking fluid
  • Western Slope Skies
  • First Grand Junction film festival starts tonight
  • Paonia V-Day celebration includes protest against violence towards women

Headlines:

  • Lawmakers debate concealed weapons on college campuses
  • Local Sports Report
  • Police report record number of DUI arrests over Super Bowl Weekend
  • KVNF cub reporters interview Paonia about Valentine's Day

Headlines:

  • Gov. Hickenlooper says fracking is safe, testifies before Senate
  • NY town bans any discussion of fracking in public meetings
  • Two gun control bills pass in Judiciary Committee
  • Marijuana regulators in Colorado grapple with safety issues
  • State Republicans starting to favor instate tuition for illegals

A huge crowd turned out at the state capitol on Tuesday for a hearing on two key Democratic gun proposals. One measure would require universal background checks for gun purchases; the other would ban high capacity magazines. Both bills passed their first test, the house judiciary committee. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Headlines:

  • Gov. Hickenlooper to testify before Senate Natural Resources Committee
  • Pitkin County DA needs help in case defending Thompson Divide
  • Community group urges park status for Colorado National  Monument
  • COGCC approves new controversial setback limits between gas wells and homes
  • iSeeChange Almanac records signs of whacky early Spring

Headlines:

  • BLM defers leases from Mesa Verde, Dinosaur National Monument
  • Poll shows residents of Rocky Mountain states strongly favor conservation
  • Dems at State House face conflict from friends and foes over gun control
  • Western Slope Conservation Center moves forward after merger of non-profits

Headlines:

  • Washington state puts pot jobs up for bid
  • Colorado NORML officials work to enact Amendment 64 regulations
  • ATV users challenge BLM's new RMP draft for Mesa County  public lands
  • Fatality at Winter X Games for first time in 18 years

Headlines:

  • Elk Creek Mine working on cleanup, still weeks away from opening
  • Environmental groups challenge roadless rule in appeals court
  • Governor Hickenlooper issues new wildfire prevention orders
  • Paonia grapplers No.1, girls basketball undefeated as regionals approach

Headlines:

  • CHC director Jim Ramey discusses possible legal action
  • BLM accepting nominations for advisory councils
  • Fern Lake Fire continues to smolder in Rocky Mtn. Nat. Park
  • Colorado shoppers don't face new surcharges, fees
  • Gov. Hickenlooper hopes tourism industry recovers from drought

Headlines:

  • Grand Junction BLM hosts open houses, seeks RMP comments
  • BLM withdraws three parcels near Dinosaur National Monument from sale
  • First gun control bill in State Legislature defeated by Dems
  • Sheriffs McKee, Dunlap attend pro-gun rally in Delta
  • KVNF intern reports on attitudes toward school

Headlines:

  • Recent earthquake caused by brine injections in Paradox Valley
  • CHC sends letter to BLM, requests decision on North Fork Leasing
  • Civil Unions bill certain to pass with new bipartisan support
  • Oil and Gas commission defers judgment on new setback rules till Feb. 11
  • iSeeChange Almanac records unusually high rainfall for January

Headlines:

  • Civil Unions bill expected to easily pass in Legislature
  • District 51 sets up advisory board regarding school safety
  • San Miguel Commissioners approve controversial gun control letter
  • Flu season starts early, strong in Delta County

Headlines:

  • Paonia Mayor discusses BLM meeting at Town Hall
  • Immigrants who finish high school expected to get in-state tuition
  • Coal projected to become top energy provider by 2030
  • Elk Creek Mine in Somerset still closed
  • Minor earthquake felt on Western Slope
  • Snowmobile fatality near Overland Reservoir

Headlines:

  • BLM faces packed house in Paonia Town Hall regarding leases
  • Civil Unions bill introduced at state capitol, passage is almost certain
  • Delta County Commissioners re-examine possible restrictions to 64
  • New ski resort might open near Telluride
  • Cold snap freezing pipes in Montrose, all over listening area

Headlines:

  • Nearly half of U.S. children don't get properly vaccinated
  • BLM visits Hotchkiss Town Council; will be in Crawford, Paonia tonight
  • Rep. Ray Scott wants oil and gas leasing taxes for higher education

Headlines:

  • Southern Colorado groups represent at Inaugural Parade
  • Vision Schools in Delta County seek charter status
  • iSeeChange update, Almanac launch party is tonight
  • Reporters preview upcoming Legislature actions
  • Unemployment level in Colorado sees small drop, US rate stays same

Headlines:

  • Colorado Democrats hope to act on gun control
  • CHC sends delegation to DC to lobby against BLM oil and gas leasing
  • Legislature hopes to be paper-free in future sessions
  • San Miguel commissioners pass moratorium on cell towers
  • State offices closed on Monday for MLK jr. Day
  • Weekly Western Slope Skies report

Headlines:

  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to step down, return home in March
  • Democrats introduce tuition bill for resident illegal immigrants
  • Delta County Commissioners address Amendment 64 compliance issues
  • Paonia grapplers ranked No. 1, Weekly Local Sports Report
  • CDOT to close Highway 145 starting tonight

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