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

  • 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  

  • 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  

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