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

  • Health officials confirm 2 cases of Zika in Colorado
  • State Attorney General approves move to bypass TABOR restriction
  • Warm temperatures across the area will soon leave, but effects are still unknown
  • Pot tourism continues to grow in Colorado  

  • Shutdown of Bowie #2 mine brings more loss to a struggling Delta County
  • Another man in San Miguel County dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound
  • Empty building could become a regional center for veterans support
  • A Capitol Conversation about the recently failed end-of-life bill

  • Telluride man found dead near Tomboy Road
  • Farm Service Agency announces special consideration for organic farms
  • Delta County braces for another economically lean year
  • A Montrose program that provides children with meals is seeing boom in demand
  • An interview with the state GOP chair about Super Tuesday  

  • I-70 begins new, faster traffic pattern
  • Environmental review process begins for coal mine expansion
  • Gateway man arrested on kidnapping charges
  • State legislature debates the legality of storing rain water  

  • Colorado House set to debate end of life options bill
  • Montrose police to ticket ‘coal rollers’
  • Olathe Fire Protection District seeks mill levy increase
  • The Colorado legislature takes another shot at legalizing rain barrels  

  • Historic dairy in Montrose to close
  • Bill to aid struggling rural Colorado counties progresses at state capital 
  • 2015 Colorado coal production lowest in years
  • Capital Conversation with Bente Birkeland on TABOR

  • High winds knock out power for many DMEA residents
  • DMEA’s victory in buying local power is challenged by Tri-State
  • Investigative report on last year’s plane crash is released
  • Car chase over Monarch Pass ends in a police shooting
  • Connect for Health Colorado reports record health insurance enrollment
  • Western Slope college applies for stricter admissions standards
  • Colorado House passes bill extending statue of limitation on sexual assault
  • The number of farms in America drops, and the size increases  

  • Montrose toddler’s death ruled a homicide
  • I­-70 closure to continue through weekend
  • Hotchkiss town council member resigns
  • Grand Junction mulls building a $62 million arena
  • State Forest Service unveils report on health of Colorado forests
  • Governor Hickenlooper pushes for more reservoir storage in the state  

  • Update on I­-70 closure through Glenwood Canyon
  • Arrests made in Parachute pot shop robbery
  • Rights transferred for Mt. Emmons Mine in Crested Butte
  • Standoff in Carbondale ends peacefully
  • Cigarettes sales rise in Colorado for first time in a decade
  • Study looks costs of criminalize homelessness in Colorado municipalities  

  • I­-70 through Glenwood Canyon to remain closed until Thursday
  • New charges against suspected Mesa County deputy killer
  • Black Hills Energy acquires SourceGas
  • Trains transporting less coal
  • New bill wants to expand access for undocumented driver's licenses  

  • Avalanche catches skiers on Red Mountain Pass
  • State program gives tax breaks to Mesa County businesses
  • Rock fall causes SMPA power outage
  • Capitol Conversation, looking at last week’s development  

  • USA Pro Challenge bike race canceled
  • Death penalty bill fails in Senate Committee
  • Armed standoff in Montrose ends without violence
  • Study finds counties with public lands have economic advantage

  • Mesa sheriff deputy passed away
  • Western Slope sees remarkably mild flu season
  • Snowfall brings possible flooding danger for spring
  • Farm subsidies in question
  • Statewide mandatory rabies vaccination under debate at state capital

  •  Mesa County Sheriff Deputy Geer passes following shooting, 17-year-old charged 
  • Montrose County School District to reduce staff in order to balance budget
  • Delta School District asks the community for input
  • Lawmakers move forward with full-­day kindergarten proposal
  • Supreme Court puts carbon pollution limits on hold

  • Communities take DMEA up on LED streetlight replacement
  • Mesa County flood prevention project moves forward
  • Bill allowing hunters to wear pink advances at the state capitol
  • Planned Parenthood clinic In Colorado Springs set to reopen two months after deadly shootings
  • Obama's budget calls for spending on climate & clean energy  

  • Mesa Sheriff’s Deputy shot, suspect under arrest
  • Former Western Slope doctor sentenced to prison for pain pill prescriptions
  • Report calls for big housing growth in Grand Valley
  • New website shows effects of drought on Colorado River Basin
  • A Capitol Conversation, focusing on the terminally ill  

  • Lake City dismisses town manager
  • Final EIS is released for SBEADMR
  • Bill for terminally ill patients passes house committee
  • Water managers look at the demands of marijuana  

  • Officials work to bring down high smoking rates in poorer communities
  • Olathe Ambulance District in financial bind
  • Snowpack report shows health amount of snow in mountains across the state
  • Bill that would give terminally ill patients right to end their lives fails in the state Senate  

  • Montrose school closes over pipe damage
  • Norwood mayor resigns, leaves vacancy
  • Delta County Commissioners are ready to consider changes to zoning and planning
  • A look at how farmers are reducing energy use  

  • House clears snow tire tread bill
  • Snow storm blankets Western Slope, causes closures
  • Colorado exchange sees more residents sign up for coverage
  • Demand for services at Delta homeless shelter doubles

  • Center for Mental Health plans to expand in Delta
  • SBEADMR environmental impact statement delayed
  • Report looks at effects of beetles to combat invasive species in Colorado
  • End of life bill to be discussed by legislative committee
  • X­Games finishes up in Aspen
  • CDOT now shows what roads state plow trucks are clearing  

  • DMEA plans on offering program to cut electric bills for low income households
  • CDOT to display tally of highway deaths
  • Three arrested over pot deliver business
  • Man dies from heart disease on Grand Mesa
  • Bills face uncertain future in political climate in Denver  

  • Montrose Airport hits major milestone
  • Spruce beetle damage continues to spread across the state
  • Colorado lags in providing food stamp benefits
  • Bill aims to improve awareness of I-70 chain law
  • Rundown of candidates for local municipal elections

  • Former Paonia resident found dead in Vienna
  • Names announced for municipal elections in Cedaredge, Hotchkiss and Crawford
  • Latest jobs report for Colorado encouraging
  • Group launches full strength beer, wine in grocery stores initiative
  • Congressman Tipton visits Western Slope, stops in Carbondale

  • Paonia municipal election: 9 run for 3 trustee vacancies, 1 for mayor
  • Mesa County launches diabetes prevention program aimed at lifestyle changes
  • COGCC approves final rule changes from O&G Task Force
  • Snow tire bill committee

  • Montrose County Jail inmate dies after suicide attempt 
  • High school dropout, graduation rates vary around Western Slope
  • Palisade sued over medical marijuana policy
  • Capitol Conversation: Looking at the first round of bills
  • BLM follows Colorado’s lead on methane rules  

  • Colorado sees first avalanche death of the season
  • Former DeBeque town marshal under arrest again
  • San Miguel County Commissioner Art Goodtimes will not be running for re­election
  • A look at the quagmire of coal mine cleanup  

  •  New service allows mentally distressed youth to text for help
  • Plans are in the works to develop defunct CSU agricultural research site
  • Pipe bursts during Ouray Ice Climbing Festival
  • Majority of voters don’t want state control of federal lands
  • Clean Water Act changes vetoes by President Obama

  • Some elected officials on the Western Slope to see raises
  • Hickenlooper's 'Colorado The Beautiful' gets new trail priorities
  • Rep. Hamner on budget issues at the statehouse this session  

  • Colorado traffic fatalities increased in 2015
  • Lawmakers could propose new restrictions on edible pot this session
  • A word with Rep. Hamner on budget issues at the statehouse this session  

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