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

  • Reality star halts political campaign
  • An audio postcard from a miner out of work
  • Jake Ryan’s sign-off  

  • Rural counties enroll in programs to develop economy
  • Although Trump nomination is secure, divisions in Colorado GOP are still deep
  • Colorado Delegates are still backing Senator Bernie Sanders
  • Natural gas grows in national energy use  

  • BLM extends comment for area plan
  • Mesa Coroner ID’s two men found in river
  • Residents voice frustration with oil and gas development process  

  • Montrose woman still missing
  • Colorado delegates walk off convention floor at RNC in Cleveland
  • Dispute between Tri­State, DMEA continue
  • Renewable Energy jobs growing, but not complete answer  

  • Man arrested on 82 counts of animal abuse
  • Drought conditions look good for Colorado
  • Delta County, other rural areas might receive economic development funding
  • Senators from Colorado push to halt review of federal coal program
  • Governors across West pledge to fight opioid abuse.  

  • Culvert replacement project on CO 348 to start Monday
  • Center for Mental Health gets grant for Delta expansion
  • Delta School District plans policy change after satanic book controversy
  • Fees to go up at Colorado National Monument
  • July 4th DUI enforcement campaign results in 312 arrests
  • Natural gas predicted to displace coal as main source of electricity

  • Chronic Wasting Disease found in Montrose County
  • 90 Road on Uncompahgre Plateau reopens
  • Bustang marks one ­year anniversary
  • EIA predicts coal's decline under Clean Power Plan  

  • CPW finishes case of trophy­ elk poachers
  • Methane leaks from oil and gas present, but thankfully not rising
  • Grand Junction airport seeing busier June and year
  • A look at the Cold Springs fire  

  • Suspect arrested after string of burglaries, auto thefts
  • Coloradoans to vote on cigarette tax
  • Water ‘supply’ might not be as important to future of agriculture as water ‘timing’  

  • Birds behind DMEA power outage in north Montrose
  • Lake City announces finalists for town manager search
  • EPA resumes long­term work on Gold King Mine
  • To truly bring bison back to the plains, ranchers say we must eat them  

  • Swim beach at Crawford State Park closed for E. coli
  • Heroin, opioid abuse climbs nationally, locally
  • Arch Coal won’t give executives bonuses this year
  • Overview of state highway projects happening this summer  

  • Area county commissioner to testify before congress on oil and gas development
  • Region 10 launches senior companion program
  • A look at coal mine employment decline  

  • Colorado Care approaching vote in November
  • Resolution often takes years for water issues with oil and gas drilling  

  • Delta Republican Leader steps down
  • Search Rescue busy during spring, possibly summer
  • Millions awarded in civil case over hunting death of high schooler
  • A look at dealing with toxic natural gas waste  

  • Monsoon season begins
  • Changes for parents wanting exemptions from vaccinations
  • A look at rate changes for electricity across the country  

  • Credit card scam ring busted up in Delta County
  • New federal rules change how the US charges for public resource extraction
  • Conversation about the upcoming US Senate race in Colorado  

  • Darryl Glenn win’s republican primary for US Senate
  • Update on primary wins across Western Slope
  • Wildfire in Gunnison County difficult, dangerous
  • Look at the ripple effect from the crashing coal market  

  • 911 lines across Western Slope down for brief time on Monday
  • Delta County sees federal money for federal lands
  • Health insurance prices still vary, rising in Colorado  

  •   Today is primary day
  • Wildfires spread in Colorado
  • Two die in car crash
  • The issue of water rights for desert farming

  • Demands made for Delta GOP leader’s resignation
  • High temps melt snowpack, but enough is still there to last
  • Programs helps hungry Delta County kids
  • Coal states struggle to adapt to renewable demand  

  • Colorado releases economic forecast
  • New Mexico sues Colorado over Animas River spill
  • Update on regional efforts to improve internet
  • Grand Junction woman arrested for sexual assault on teenage boy
  • Public comment taken over coal royalties

  • Update on two wildfires burning on the Uncompahgre Plateau
  • Western Slope libraries to participate in CPW backpack program
  • BLM Resource Management Plan for North Fork, surrounding areas up for review  

  •  Voters are slowly returning ballots for Colorado’s primary election 
  • Two wildfires continue to smolder on the Western Slope.
  • American Indian mascots 

  • Heat wave continues in CO
  • Conversation with new head of state DNR
  • US considering ending self bonding for mining

  • DMEA announces new board, unveils fiber optic internet
  • Vast oil and gas reserves raise concerns on Western Slope
  • Colorado aims for comprehensive trail guide  

  • DMEA can purchase locally produced power without having to pay Tri-­State
  • Arch Coal’s bankruptcy plan
  • A teen accused of killing his ex­-girlfriend will be tried in Larimer County
  • Hickenlooper signs a bill into law last week, to help prevent suicide.

  • Man dies while rafting Roaring Fork River
  • Coroner ID’s body of backpacker found at Black Canyon of the Gunnison
  • Stump Fire outside of Montrose 100 percent contained
  • Mosquito abatement for West Nile starts
  • Air pollution shows up more during ‘flowback’ on natural gas wells
  • Hickenlooper signs full strength beer & wine in grocery stores bill
  • Supreme Court rejects latest challenge to mercury pollution rule  

  • Body of backpacker recovered from Black Canyon of the Gunnison
  • Montrose County experiences issues with primary ballots
  • Security to be tightened at Denver PrideFest after Orlando attack
  • Communities across Colorado face budget issues as energy sector declines
  • U.S. Energy Secretary addresses Western governors

  • Pilot who flew into power lines gets license revoked temporarily
  • Ski resort visitations are up
  • Ouray County Road 1 might be paved if county approves
  • Republican candidates face a crowded field to take on Senator Bennet
  • Coal production down nationally to 1981 levels  

  • Estimate of natural gas on Western Slope balloons into one of the largest in nation
  • 90 Road on Uncompahgre Plateau blocked with barriers
  • Coal production down this year, continuing trend
  • Gov. Hickenlooper signs bill to investigate new reservoir  

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