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

  • 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  

  • Political parties choose contenders for county commissioner races in Ouary, Hinsdale, San Migeul
  • I-­70 repairs still underway, long­-term solution unknown
  • Issue of high-speed internet is slow­going at state capitol
  • Electrical providers look at not only how much electricity is used, but when  

  • Hickenlooper nominates Donna Lynne for Lt. Gov.
  • Grand Junction job fair for high school students seeking alternative path
  • New CMU program aims to help community college students earn bachelor’s degree
  • Arch Coal paid bonuses days before bankruptcy filing
  • County Commissioner primary ballot rundown: Mesa, Delta, Montrose
  • Study finds cost of elections dropped after Colorado made mail ballot switch  

  • Bill aims to help law enforcement crackdown on ‘coal rollers’
  • Bill to add blaze pink to hunter safety colors heads to Govenor's desk
  • Delta County School District OKs satanic pamphlets
  • Conservation Centers receives large grant for Paonia River Park  

  • Montrose school district to cut 37 staff positions
  • Man dies while skiing in Telluride
  • State representative apologizes for DUI arrest
  • Colorado dodges lawsuit from neighboring states over Amendment 64
  • A Capitol Conversation about police reform and sexting  

  • No foul play suspected in Ouray death
  • State program aims to boost rural economies with expert help
  • State’s economy grows, but slower than past years
  • Health organization expands into Delta County
  • A look at state committees designed to kill bills before they’re heard  

  • Power outage planned for West End
  • CMU to offer physician assistant program
  • Police reform bills advance at state capitol
  • Delta schools will hire new counselors
  • Oil and gas bill would make companies liable for earthquakes
  • Largest US coal company looks at bankruptcy  

  • Body found in Ouray County, state investigates
  • Major Ridgway road improvement project to start in late March
  • State struggles to regulate pesticides used on retail marijuana
  • Colorado 'felt the Bern,' but after a dominant mega Tuesday what if Clinton is the nominee?  

  • Ouray police officer killed in accident on US 550
  • Montrose to expand recycling program
  • Colorado to become first state to certify hemp seed
  • Colorado legislative session hits midpoint
  • Federal regulators reject Oregon liquefied natural gas project  

  • State unemployment drops even farther
  • Brush fires become hazard in warm, dry weather
  • Paonia looking forward to end of state­mandated water project
  • Capitol Conversation looking at this year so far  

  • State bill would lower insurance rates in mountainous areas
  • Lake City hires interim city manager
  • Nonprofits fight food waste
  • A look at what it means when a massive coal company goes bankrupt  

  • Warning issued for marijuana treated with pesticide
  • Democrats defeat pro-­gun bills at state capitol
  • Mesa County residents will see TABOR refund
  • A discussion about health disparities in Colorado  

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