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

  Newscast

  • Speaker Ferrandino looks back on his leadership in the Colorado House
  •  Sandhill crane count up this year at Eckert reservoir
  • Colorado residents say they like marijuana…with some notable exceptions
  • Feral cats relocate along with residents of Basalt mobile home park
  • Frontier lowers fares, but you pay for bin space and seat assignments

  Newscast

  • Delta’s Meadow Gold plant, open since 1951, to close
  • New poll says Senate race tied between Udall and Gardner
  • Neurosurgeon Shogan enters Senate race as an Independent
  • Hickenlooper undecided on banning traffic cameras
  • Record low in Grand Junction yesterday heralds another round of winter
  • Tipton has raised more than all his opponents combined

  Newscast

  • Bill to boost Agritourism passes State Senate
  • Poll shows Hickenlooper with edge over GOP rivals
  • Conservation group sues Fish & Wildlife over failure to list prairie dog as endangered
  • Delta County way over budget to fix roof on jail
  • Hemp bill clears Senate
  • Watered-down vaccine bill passes after angry parents claim government overreach

  Newscast

  • Dems urge study of severance tax in state senate
  • A measure to increase fines for violations by gas and oil industry passes state house
  • Colorado prepares to sue Feds over sage grouse listing
  • Legislature moves to prevent poor from being jailed if they can’t pay petty fines
  • Garfield County hantavirus victim recovering

  Newscast

  • Charrette Family celebrates son’s life with Axel Project
  • BLM considering “wildlife emphasis areas”
  • Telluride Airport Authority will advise travelers on marijuana laws and rewrite employee handbook 

  Newscast

  • Lawmakers debate oil and gas study bill
  • A new state website makes child abuse data more accessible
  • The ACLU will not  drop its lawsuit over THE Grand Junction panhandling ordinance
  • The Town of Ridgway gets A half a million dollar grant for streetscaping
  • The Residents of the Roaring Fork Valley urge BLM to cancel Thompson Divide oil and gas leases

  Newscast

  • Democrats kill Colorado abortion rights bill
  •  Western Slope schools have high rates of unvaccinated kids
  • Palisade peach loses bid to become state fruit

  Newcast

  • Rural Coloradans may be able to testify on bills remotely
  • Some NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS could receive in-state tuition in Colorado
  • Seed shortage stymies hemp growers
  • Climate change affecting broad-tailed humming birds

  Newscast

  • Capitol Conversation: remaining bills this legislative session
  • Did this week's cold snap hurt Western Colorado fruit trees?

  Newscast

  • Man rescued from fall in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison
  •  Final numbers on Affordable Care Act enrollment in Colorado
  • Republicans nominate candidates for state, national offices
  • Remembering the Dust Bowl. The Grapes of Wrath turns 75

  Newscast

  • Cyber bullying bill failes in Senate committee
  • Climate change impacts on Southwestern animals hard to generalize
  • Aspen Rabbi honored, just in time for Passover

  Newscast

  • Education bill passes the House
  • Telecom law passes the House
  • Smokers declining in Colorado
  • Suicide a significant health threat in Mesa County
  • Ridgway school superintendent resigns
  • Joe Cocker selling his Crawford ranch

  Newscast

  • Capitol Conversation: Statehouse reporters discuss Colorado's 2014 budget
  • Spring snowpack is still strong
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife to hold public meetings on mule deer decline

  Newscast

  • 2014 State Budget Passed
  • Colorado Joint Budget Committee to meet
  • Mesa County Trails
  • Paonia River Park becomes a Fishing Destination
  • Proposal to bar vehicle identification systems
  • Hickenlooper Ethics Claim
  • 17 percent decline in Colorado Coal Production 

  Newscast

  • The Front Range is recovering from the recession faster than the Western Slope, and other economic news
  • Sounds of the High Country: Nevada's renewable energy could meet California's demand

  Newscast

  • Tax relief bill for flood and wildfire victims passes house committee
  • Grand Junction weakens its controversial panhandling ordinance
  • More high school students interested in small-scale farming are joining the FFA

  Newscast

  • Municipal election results
  • Denver is one step closer to hosting the Republican National Convention
  • A bill to study the effects of oil and gas drilling on quality of life and health passes House committee
  • New brewery opens in Carbondale

  Newscast

  • Municipal elections held around KVNF's listening area yesterday
  • A bill to give terminally ill patients more drug options cleared a house committee
  • The BLM extends gas leases on Thompson Divide
  • Marty Durlin's new musical Dreamtime
  •  Palisade peach could become state fruit

  Newscast

  • Capitol Conversation: Should Colorado get an aerial fire fighting fleet?
  • CDOT wants more rural drivers to wear seatbelts
  • Findings from a new report on how the Front Range floods affected the oil and gas industry

Newscast

  • House approves state budget
  •  Heroin addiction and deaths are on the rise in Colorado

Newcast

  •  Wrecked plane pulled from Ridgway Reservoir
  • Budget debate begins in Denver
  • Oprah Winfrey buys property in Mountain Village
  • Ridgway school superintendent could leave the district
  • The Colorado Water Plan, explained 
  •  Western Slope Skies

Newscast

  • Telecom bills that would bridge digital divide advance in state house
  • Three out of state poachers confess to their crimes
  • Capitol Conversation: debating the state budget

Newscast

  • The BLM hopes to balance gas drilling with other uses in its new resource management plan for the Colorado River Valley area
  • State lawmakers hope Colorado military bases won't be shuttered
  • Legislators weigh changes to Colorado's telecommunications laws

  Newscast

  • Divers located the bodies of 5 plane crash victims in Ridgway Reservoir
  • 25 Delta County teachers laid off
  • More Colorado children live in poverty now than during the recession
  • Lawmakers consider whether to pay to save Amtrak's Southwest Chief

Newscast

  • A plane with 5 passengers crashed into Ridgway Reservoir Saturday afternoon
  • Judge temporarily halts Grand Junctions panhandling law
  • Colorado could get a new aerial fire fighting fleet
  • A new proposal could bring faster internet to rural Delta and Montrose counties

Newscast

  • A bill to increase the smoking age in Colorado failed in a House committee
  • The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Grand Junction over its efforts to limit aggressive panhandling
  • Ouray gets better water rights

Newscast

  • Bill Koch says he is getting out of the coal industry
  • A major education spending bill clears a house committee
  • Ridgway voters to decide on CDOT transportation funding

Newscast

  • HUD gives Colorado $200 million in federal flood aid
  • Connecting the Drops: Small scale hydro power in Colorado

Newscast

  • Third Arrest in the Murder of Aspenite Nancy Pfister
  • Bill to ban talking on cell phones while driving fails
  • Computer virus compromises patient information at Glenwood Springs hospital
  • Farmers worry damaged irrigation ditches can’t handle spring run off  

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