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.

  • Tempers flare at state house, bills dying in final days of session
  • Colorado cities take part in science marches for Earth Day
  • Paonia Senior Center hosts 90's Celebration, Bake Sale

A Cowboy Church opened up in Montrose last Sunday with a unique Easter service. Four days later in Denver, a second new church celebrated a holiday of its own on April 20th.

  • Colorado air quality improves under new restrictions
  • Much debated transportation bill all but dead at statehouse
  • Montrose home to new Cowboy Church
  • Denver home to new International Church of Cannabis

  • Fees to enter state parks, hunt and fish likely to increase
  • Lawmakers hope to fill teaching vacancies in rural areas, provide college aid
  • Legal age to be a Colorado legislator to be lowered to 21
  • Amtrack's Southwest Chief route set to expand
  • Delta Police Department to conduct prescription drug take back day
  • Uptick in car thefts in Montrose

  • Fire conditions in Western states expected to grow with climate change
  • Daily Sentinel publisher will not sue lawmaker over fake news allegations
  • Lambing season begins in Gunnison

  • Paonia Town Council holds special meeting
  • CU research indicates climate change shortens ski season
  • Capitol Conversation discusses teen sexting, oil and gas issues

  • Fire outside of Paonia quickly contained
  • Colorado first state to offer in-state tuition to Olympic athletes
  • Paonia Town Council report

Paige Blakenbuehler, High Country News

Responders from the Paonia volunteer fire department acted quickly to contain a wildfire north of Price Road Friday afternoon. Dry, warm and windy conditions were ripe for a blaze.

  • Both parties kill oil and gas bills at statehouse
  • DCMH CEO holds health care town hall in Hotchkiss
  • Religious freedom bill again taken up by lawmakers
  • Rail line considered in Front Range to ease statewide traffic

  • Joint budget committee to finalize state budget
  • Food banks target Colorado seniors with limited budgets
  • Health care town hall tonight in Hotchkiss

  • Budget passes state House, goes to final committee
  • Four bills aim to address campaign finance reform in state
  • Capitol Conversation about 2018 race for Governor

  • Church of Art in Hotchkiss gets new mural
  • Colorado businesses raising minimum wage
  • DCMH to host healthcare town hall in Hotchkiss

  • PHS, CU Boulder host air quality science symposium
  • New Mayor in Montrose
  • Lot Street in Montrose to undergo waterline repair
  • Conserve water, save money in Montrose toilet rebate

  • Bill allowing driverless cars in Colorado clears House
  • Feature story about changing regulations to state marijuana industry

  • Radio exchange interview about budget, cuts to rural hospitals
  • Railroad to begin road closures, intersection work in Paonia on Saturday
  • Proposed bill would help former convicted criminals get jobs

  • Air Quality science symposium at PHS tonight
  • Lawmakers have many bills left with five weeks remaining
  • Montrose County BoCC votes to eliminate development impact fee
  • BLM seeks public input about change to Arkansas River land management
  • CPW fishing licenses officially in effect for April 1st

  • Capitol Conversation discusses issues with state budget
  • Colorado activists protest SCOTUS nominee Gorsuch
  • Transportation bill, tax hike make it to next step at statehouse
  • CU researchers, Delta County students to conduct air quality workshop

  • Lawmakers discuss, pass state budget in Senate
  • Water sampling in Gunnison County helps ranchers plan ahead

  • Update on incoming Hotchkiss, Paonia health clinics
  • Colorado group concerned about President Trump climate change rollbacks
  • Capitol Coverage preview of budget debate in state house
  • Listening area prep basketball players make all state teams

  • Biodiversity in Gunnison County
  • Paonia Town Council report
  • Paonia appoints Police Chief, will set speed limit in town
  • Counties in listening area ranked according to health

  • Details emerge in Delta schoolbus crash
  • Local voices talk about medical coverage in Colorado
  • Solar industry adds Colorado jobs in 2016
  • Lawmakers take up the budget at statehouse

  • Capitol Conversation discusses tax hike for transportation
  • Undocumented immigrants contribute large tax base to Colorado
  • Delta schoolbus involved in Highway 50 accident
  • Police chief, speed limits on Paonia Town Council agenda

  • State house debates oil and gas setbacks
  • CDOT announces St. Patrick's Day DUI arrests up this year
  • KBUT report about attendance at Curecanti, Blue Mesa
  • Montrose Animal Shelter now open every day
  • Unemployment rate  in Colorado unchanged in February

  • Driverless cars could soon be tested in Colorado
  • Colorado voters oppose cuts to food stamps, school lunch program
  • Tax hike for transportation debated, passed first round at state house

  • Bill would limit number of suspensions for young school kids
  • Parks and Wildlife ends deer baiting program in Gunnison
  • Hunting license allotments to be issued for Gunnison Basin
  • Deer hunting workshop to be held in Montrose
  • Passage of new health care bill would raise rates for Colorado seniors
  • Lawmakers want police to have more access to mental health professionals

High Country News reporter Emily Benson talked with KVNF News about an ambitious scientific project on the Grand Mesa the employed new technologies to measure water content in the snowpack.

  • High Country News reporter discusses Grand Mesa snowpack project
  • Birth Certificate bill faces uphill battle in state Senate

Ali Lightfoot

The girls basketball team from Paonia High School finished the season 25-0 and won the 2A state championship. Statistically these Eagles were the best team Paonia has ever put on the floor.

  • Montrose BoCC fires county attorney
  • Residents allowed back home, Sunshine fire contained
  • Multiple fires outside Grand Junction
  • State champion Paonia girls hoops team visits KVNF

  • Bill would help victims of assault break their leases
  • Colorado lawmakers face massive budget shortfall
  • Capitol Conversation discusses budget shortfall
  • Eckert Crane Days ending today