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

  • 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  

  • River guide saves drowning woman on San Miguel rafting trip
  • Delta County GOP to investigate chairwoman’s actions
  • Colorado Democrats denouncing Trump after racist comments aimed at US judge
  • Solarize Delta County hits halfway point
  • Feds forecast low summer gas prices  

  • Primary ballots mailed for GOP U.S. Senate race
  • CMU to offer winemaking degree
  • A report from the 2016 Mountain Connect Broadband Conference in Keystone, Colorado

  • 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  

  • Arch Coal announces layoffs at West Elk Mine in western Colorado
  • Governor vetoes red light camera ban
  • Will more milkweed bolster the monarch butterfly? The jury is still out on that one  

  • Feral cat tests positive for plague in Delta County
  • Kebler Pass opens for the season
  • Latest state campaign finance filings show groups raising substantial sums
  • Renewables reach 10% of U.S. electricity mix for first time  

  • Former San Miguel County Commissioner Elaine Fischer passes away
  • Montrose School District grant for school renovations depends on voters
  • Sharing Ministries Food Bank expands to meet growing demand
  • Ballot campaign making it tougher to change state constitution launches  

  • Montrose County to participate in state economic development program
  • Future uncertain for beer and wine liquor store bill
  • Coal leasing on federal land  

  • Vehicle crashes into Crawford Post Office, causes extensive damage
  • Vandals target two Paonia businesses
  • District 4 DMEA candidate interviews
  • Former El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa indicted  

  • Feds delay resolution on Colorado Roadless Rule
  • Prescribed burn near Buckeye Reservoir
  • Several mountain passes to open Thursday, Kebler remains closed
  • District 3 DMEA candidate interviews  

  • 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  

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