Patricia Naft

News Host

As KVNF’s new anchor for regional news and NPR’s Morning Edition, Patricia Naft brings to the table a wealth of on-air experience and talent.

Patricia’s been a KVNF DJ for over a decade, and graced the airwaves at KDNK in Carbondale before, where she shared her love of country music with listeners on a weekly morning show.

In addition to serving as the weekday voice for KVNF News, Patricia is also currently employed as a graphic artist.

Ways to Connect

  • Amy Levek selected as interim San Miguel County Commissioner
  • Independence Pass to open Thursday
  • New Mexico sues EPA over Gold King Mine spill
  • 20 years ago, a landmark SCOTUS decision kept Colorado from staying the 'hate state'  

  • Kebler Passed closed
  • Hit ­and­ run results in DUI arrest, hospitalization
  • A look at methane venting at coal mines
  • Supreme Court upholds protested school board election  

  • Inmate accused of phone scam from inside jail
  • Unemployment could be up for first time in years
  • Massive wind farm planned for Colorado
  • A look at the legislative session  

  • Biking tour to bring hundreds of tourists to Western Slope
  • Car accident sends Paonia motorcyclist to hospital
  • Arrest made after months of investigation into toddler’s death
  • Feds foresee problems with coal mine cleanup amid massive bankruptcies  

  • CDOT launches awareness campaign targeting stoned drivers
  • Report: 90 percent of Coloradans with Hep C don’t get treatment
  • Study will look into sharing cost of rural healthcare
  • BLM kicks off coal hearings  

  • Wild weather in Montrose sends two to hospital; funnel cloud forms
  • Decline in severance taxes affects funding for state water projects
  • San Miguel County Commissioner Elaine Fischer resigns due to health issues
  • Cocker Kids’ Foundation closes doors
  • Energy­-related CO2 emissions dropped in 2015  

  • Hickenlooper signs bill in Montrose, allocating funding for water conservation
  • United Healthcare and Humana will stop offering individual insurance
  • Colorado legislative session ended

  • Rafting continues to bring money to Colorado
  • Body of mission woman found
  • Energy bills hit the poor the hardest
  • New Lieutenant Governor sworn in  

  • Science program teaches impacts of fossil fuels at thier source 
  • Camping banned this summer in the Gothic Corridor outside of Crested Butte
  • Community college offers flight school
  • Rain barrels give legal approval  

  • Paonia Board of Trustees selects Bookout to fill vacancy
  • West End’s only animal rescue in need of volunteers
  • Colorado nonprofits that help the disabled to face more scrutiny
  • Presidential primary bill fails at statehouse
  • GOP senate kills hospital­provider fee bill
  • Analysts make negative predictions for coal's future  

  • Montrose develops strategies for leveraging internet access
  • Mine expansion overturned
  • Changes to primary system a last minute topic for Colorado legislature
  • A Capitol Conversation about the race at the state capitol to fix housing, roads  

  • Man sentenced for illegal mining
  • Officials eye expensive road repair in Hinsdale County
  • Bear euthanasia is up in state
  • Bills aimed at benefiting renters and home buyers hope to clear before end of session  

  • CO 149 resurfacing project outside of Lake City starts
  • Colorado's Cruz-leaning GOP tries to make peace with Trump
  • Listen to U.S. coal production fall off a cliff

  • Election results for Delta County, Telluride hospital boards
  • Motorcycle fatalities in Colorado reach record high
  • State lawmakers react to Trump as GOP nominee
  • Group wants to end state oil and gas commission
  • Clean Power Plan compliance update  

  • Accident sends kid on bike to hospital, Delta police search for witnesses
  • BLM overturns approval of fracking permit in Mesa County
  • State lawmakers debate juvenile life sentences
  • Drop in household energy prices  

  • Fracking limits struck down in Colorado
  • BLM wants input for recreation ideas
  • Report shows huge potential for methane capture in North Fork
  • Capitol Conversation looking at the end of the session  

  • Elk Creek Mine coal silo demolished
  • Colorado sees first Hantavirus death of 2016 
  • Colorado grapples with hospital funding, TABOR  

  • Homeless shelter finds financial security
  • Clean Power Plan wins at state capitol
  • A discussion about the prescription pill epidemic in the West  

  • Confirmation hearing for Colorado’s next Lt. Guv underway
  • Paonia trustees sworn in, board vacancy remains
  • DEA, local law enforcement host Rx drug take back event  

  • Mild wildfire season predicted for Colorado
  • Olathe Board of Trustee dies at 71
  • Man found dead in Ouray County pond died of exposure
  • A look at the 2016 Paonia Film Festival  

  • Drugs seized in city of Delta
  • Lake City river restoration project gets funding for big overhaul
  • A Capitol Conversation looking at political party primaries  

  • Rimrocker trail open to OHVs
  • Effort in Colorado to bring primary back
  • Childhood poverty declines in state
  • National energy bill dodges big issues  

  • Oil and gas local control bill fails in state legislature
  • Oyster joins race for San Miguel County Commissioner
  • Ulibarri misses petition deadline for Montrose County Commissioner Race
  • Ridgway Fire expands rescue services 
  • Coal production down in Colorado
  • Region 10 receives $1.8M for regional broadband effort  

  • Mesa County might be sued over foster child’s death
  • Grant will help Montrose County construct arena, event center
  • Animal abuse case discovered near Delta
  • Capitol Conversation about the state budget’s progression  

  • Montrose County spends nearly $300,000 on armored truck
  • Against expectations, Colorado budget progresses  

  • Colorado targets distracted driving
  • Program incentivizes Cedaredge employees to stay active 
  • Preliminary look at state’s snowpack
  • State bill looks to lower sky­-high prices for premiums in mountain towns  

  • Colorado rain barrel bill progresses at state capitol
  • Colorado House Speaker discusses upcoming budget
  • New driver’s license design to rollout to all Colorado DMV offices
  • With coal in decline, Hotchkiss revisits marijuana ban  

  • Arrests made in Paonia antler theft
  • Election officials: drop off municipal ballots in person instead of mailing
  • Hickenlooper discusses state budget
  • House committee gives OK to undocumented driver's license program expansion
  • Raton Basin most at risk place in Colorado for 2016 Quakes  

  • Lumber truck rolls over in Hinsdale County
  • Sheriffs’ lawsuit dismissed, but plans in the works to restart effort
  • New rule would protect workers against silica dust
  • Capitol Conversation about the looming budget
  • Construction closes parts of road this week near Montrose  

  • Paonia finishes renovations on water plant
  • Data shows some counties growing while neighbors see decline
  • New 911 dispatch center opens in Montrose
  • Federal agency to host public meeting in Grand Junction to hear about coal leasing
  • Rain barrel bill hits a snag at the state capitol  

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