Patricia Naft

Morning 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.

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NEWS
8:01 am
Tue June 30, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

  Newscast

  • State Supreme Court ruling could attract better doctors to Western Slope
  • Colorado Needle Exchanges Grow To Meet Demand
  • School Vouchers for religious schools ruled unconstitutional
  • Parents arrested in Minnesota after infants death in Parachute

Editor's Note: A story in this broadcast reported at least 18 states have laws that permit needle exchanges. That is incorrect. At least 17 states and the District of Colombia have laws that permit needle exchanges.

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NEWS
8:00 am
Mon June 29, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, June 29, 2015

  Newscast

  • DMV sees fee increases for driver’s licenses
  • Motorcycle accidents in Grand Junction
  • Program offers to share cost of weed control
  • Colorado reaction to Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage
  • Hwy 133 closed today
NEWS
8:07 am
Fri June 26, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, June 26, 2015

  Newscast

  • Delta Hospital Withdraws From North Fork Clinics
  • Grand Junction City Manager Resigns
  • Former Olathe Police Chief Indicted Over Ammunition Purchases
  • Mesa County DA Takes Federal Prosecutor Job
  • Meth Bust In Montrose
  • Seven Republican Presidential Hopefuls To Visit Denver
  • 97­Years­Old (Almost) And Still Spinning Tunes On Public Radio
NEWS
8:00 am
Thu June 25, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, June 25, 2015

  Newscast

  • Montrose County School District faces looming budget deficit
  • State Sen. Ellen Roberts withdraws from possibly running for US Senate
  • Search for city manager for Delta begins again
  • A look into the decision about local energy production and Tri State
NEWS
9:54 am
Wed June 24, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Newscast

  • New Colorado Supreme Court Justice Appointed
  • Delta Continues Search For New City Manager 
  • Bicycle Tour of Colorado Stops In Hotchkiss
  • Highway 133 Closes For Blasting North Of Paonia
  • BLM Wants Comments On Grand Junction Airport Land Transfer Plan
  • iSeeChange: Mushroom Hunting 

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NEWS
8:01 am
Wed June 24, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Newscast

  • Delta County man diagnosed with infectious disease
  • Two dead, two missing in Colorado rivers over the weekend
  • Judge won’t dismiss case against Grand Junction over panhandling ordinance
  • Birth control program gets another year of funding despite lack of legislative support

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NEWS
6:27 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, June 22, 2015

  Newscast

  • School board OK’s alternative education in Paonia Elementary
  • Parachute allows recreational marijuana
  • Annual local government meeting in Breckenridge wraps up
  • Migratory bird protections may be removed
  • Gas leak causes explosion in Lake City

NEWS
7:57 am
Fri June 19, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, June 19, 2015

  Newscast

  • FERC Rules DMEA Can Buy More Local Power
  • Call For Public Comment On Oil & Gas Wells Near Somerset
  • Another Study Links Earthquakes With Injection Wells
  • Voters To Decide On Marijuana Tax
  • Rep. Yeulin Willett On The 2015 Legislative Session
NEWS
8:02 am
Thu June 18, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, June 18, 2015

  Newscast

  • DMEA annual meeting brings in new board member, billing process
  • Summer heats up next week
  • Highway 133 closure this week
  • Colorado proposed changes to voting rules
  • Spruce beetle plan gets extention for public comment
  • Birth Control program receives another round of funding
NEWS
7:58 am
Wed June 17, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, June 17, 2015

  Newscast

  • Safety Tips For Rafting Colorado Waterways
  • City And County Leaders From Across Colorado Meet In Breckenridge
  • Mesa County Regional Workforce Center Changes Status
  • Grand Junction Joins National High­-Speed Internet Effort
  • Black Canyon Astronomy Festival Kicks Off
NEWS
7:56 am
Tue June 16, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

  Newscast

  • Missing Paonia Man Found Dead
  • Tri-State To Buy Power From Colorado Wind Farm
  • Ride the Rockies Stops in Hotchkiss
  • Hwy 133 Closure On Friday
  • Region 10 Creates Support Group For Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Colorado Businesses Can Legally Fire Employees Who Use Marijuana
  • Marijuana Use In Colorado
  • Ridgway Woman Trampled By Donkeys 
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NEWS
7:58 am
Mon June 15, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, June 15, 2015

  Newscast

  • Federal officials doubt Possibility of public lands transfer
  • Cost of getting ­by increasing faster than wages
  • Radioactive car found in Grand Junction
  • Head of state board of education resigns
  • Battle over funding for Wildland firefighting
NEWS
8:02 am
Fri June 12, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, June 12, 2015

  Newscast

  • No Charges In Fatal Fruita Shooting
  • Attempted Robbery In Montrose
  • Local Schools Awarded Millions For Improvement Projects
  • Delta County Gets Its First Car Charging Station
  • Colorado's First Outdoor Summit
  • Ride The Rockies Celebrates 30th Anniversary
  • Rainbow Trout Make A Comeback In Colorado
NEWS
7:57 am
Thu June 11, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, June 11, 2015

  Newscast

  • Boy Scouts stranded on snowy mountain trail
  • Health officials concerned over possible mosquito surge
  • Montrose County School District struggles with budget
  • More oil and gas wells planned for Mesa County
  • North Fork residents travel to D.C. to weigh in on Thompson Divide lease swap
NEWS
7:59 am
Wed June 10, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

  Newscast

  • Coroner IDs Woman Killed In Crash, Wanted By Western Slope Authorities
  • Palisade Police Chief Resigns, Sgt. Takes Over
  • Olathe Gets Grant For Walkway Expansion Project
  • Water Well Testing In The North Fork Valley
  • From Bills To Ballots, What's Next At The Colorado Statehouse?
NEWS
8:05 am
Tue June 9, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

  Newscast

  • Plane crash kills Crawford resident
  • Collbran avoids flash flood
  • Arrest made in Delta stabbing
  • A look at highschool graduation for ethnic refugees living on the Western Slope
  • Rafter drowns in Colorado River near Glenwood Springs
NEWS
7:43 am
Mon June 8, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, June 8, 2015

  Newscast

  • New law expands Cottage Foods Act
  • May’s showers bring lots of snow
  • Vision Charter Academy’s North Fork campus reverts to only homeschooling
  • Capitol Conversation about the flurry of bill signing
NEWS
8:09 am
Fri June 5, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, June 5, 2015

  Newscast

  • Flash Flood Watch for Collbran
  • Rare disease on track to sicken more in Colorado
  • Department of Labor considers major changes for guest sheep herders
  • Gov. Hickenlooper signs law asking citizens for marijuana funds
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NEWS
7:59 am
Thu June 4, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, June 4, 2015

  Newscast

  • Plane crashes in Montrose County
  • Pitkin County supports Thompson Divide Lease Swap
  • CDOT bus service from Denver to Glenwood Springs launches in July
  • Landslide near Collbran threatens more damage
  • Grand Junction homicide
NEWS
7:48 am
Wed June 3, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, June 3, 2015

  Newscast

  • Grand junction looks at costlier amphitheatre for park renovation
  • Local nonprofit now provides legal aid for immigrants at low cost
  • Person of interest sought in suspicious death
  • City of Montrose sees more tourism dollars
  • Rescue operation on Mt. Sneffels
  • Tree pushed aside for rafting on North Fork of the Gunnison
  • Former attorney General elected mayor of Colorado Springs
NEWS
6:49 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, June 2, 2015

  Newscast

  • SMPA gives back 1.7 million to customers
  • Mesa County checks to see if anyone watches public access
  • US Forest Service releases plan for beetle kill
  • Gov. Hickenlooper signs DUI bill into law
  • Biking festival returns to Paonia
  • Grand Junction resumes issuing drivers licences to illegal immigrants
NEWS
7:57 am
Fri May 29, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, May 29, 2015

  Newscast

  • Feds Unveil Sage­Grouse Protection Proposal
  • Roaring Fork Residents Experience Telecommunication Outage
  • Trial Of Pastor Accused Of Sexual Abuse Scheduled For Later Date
  • Collbran Man Arrested For Attempted Murder of Stepfather
  • Extra Water Savings Likely Addition To State Water Plan
  • Connecting the Drops: Land Planning and Water Use
NEWS
7:56 am
Thu May 28, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, May 28, 2015

  Newscast

  • DMV resumes immigrant driver’s license program
  • Cleanup planned for trash site in forest outside Telluride
  • Delta narrows field of prospective city managers
  • Mesa County Jail gets grant to reduce the number of re-offenders
  • Gov. Hickenlooper discusses Department of Human Services
NEWS
7:58 am
Wed May 27, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

  Newscast

  • Delta stabbing
  • Paradise Theater receives Historic Landmark designation
  • Eagle County increases support of renewable energy
  • State lawmakers did little where oil and gas drilling is concerned
NEWS
7:55 am
Tue May 26, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

  Newscast

  • VA hospital
  • Rocky Mountain National Park working with farmers to fight pollution
  • Accident kills one over weekend in Grand Junction
  • North Fork Seed Library provides plants for all
NEWS
7:57 am
Mon May 25, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, May 25, 2015

  Newscast

  • Haven House raises money to buy building
  • Delta Middle School grapples with strange incident
  • Bird Flu ravages chicken farms, Colorado untouched for now
  • CDOT approves funding for Amtrak line repairs
  • iSeeChange meeting tomorrow

NEWS
8:07 am
Fri May 22, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, May 22, 2015

  Newscast

  • Police reform bills become law
  • Roadless Rule Exception comment period closes
  • BLM looks for more citizen advisors
  • Wildfire bill signed
  • Weather continues to have a wet outlook
  • Kebler pass opens for summer
NEWS
7:57 am
Thu May 21, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, May 21, 2015

  Newscast

  • Three tragedies hit Grand Junction within 18 hours
  • Tobacco banned from a Western Slope college
  • Xcel Energy gets OK for drones
  • Standardized testing bill becomes law
  • Roadwork brings closures for key highways
NEWS
7:54 am
Wed May 20, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

  Newscast

  • Delta County signs on for Thompson Divide Lease Swap
  • Western Slope receives grant for healthy workplaces
  • CDOT closes US 550 to retrieve crashed vehicle
  • Evaporation pit in Mesa County gets another treatment to stop smells
  • Paonia Eagles take state Track and Field championship for third time
  • Ballot initiatives bill becomes law
NEWS
7:56 am
Tue May 19, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

  Newscast

  • Highway 133 closes down this Thursday
  • Homeless Shelter nears goal to own building in Montrose
  • Sen. Gardner visits Western Slope over weekend
  • New laws push for more math and science jobs for Colorado grads
  • Talk with new director of wildland firefighting complex

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