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

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  

Newscast

  • New study of finds Colorado is getting hotter

  • Eastern Colorado is buried by a tumble weed invasion

  • Sounds of the High Country from KDNK: Sierra Crane Murdoch on cancer clusters

Newscast

  • Highway 65 on Grand Mesa re-opens

  • A woman’s body is found on Uncompahgre Plateau

  • State lawmakers consider disaster-related bills

  • Women in Colorado still make less than men

  • Pot growers don’t have enough space to grow

  • Eckert Crane Days next Friday March 21

Newscast

  •  Capitol Conversation on the 2014 legislative session
  • Western lawmakers push for natural gas exports to help Ukraine crisis
  • Colorado environmental group says oil and gas companies aren’t paying enough to drill on public lands
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park latest visitation numbers

Newscast

  •  State Legislative Session Half-over
  • Senate passes ride-share bill
  • WPX Reports gas line leak near Parachute
  • Paonia town manager candidates to be vetted this week
  • Western Slope real estate assessments reflect economic downturn
  • Recreational & Medical Marijuana Tax Revenue for January $3.5 million
  • Possible Increase in Traffic Stops in Colorado's Neighboring States for Pot

  Newscast

  • Colorado Highway 65 Closed near DeBeque
  • Snowpack Rising
  • Gas Spills On Private Property – Are Some Landowners Left Out of the Loop?

Newscast

  • Search continues for snowmobiler in Montezuma County

  • Ouray Voters Will decide three marijuana questions

  • Background information surfaces on accused murders William & Nancy Styler  

  • Climate Change Could Benefit Some Invasive Plants  

Newscast

  • Thompson Divide Talks at an Impasse

  • WPX Energy Increasing Well Densities in Western Colorado

  • Affordable Housing Measure Passes State House

  • Ridgway Food Pantry Receives $30,000 Grant

  • Just Add Water

Newscast

  • Arrests made in Aspen murder
  • Lengthy Hearing at Capitol on School Funding Measure
  • National Park Service Reports Economic Impact on Colorado
  • Low Income Colorado Children Have More Health Care Security  

  Newscast

  • State Lawmakers Push for Marriage Equality

  • Capitol Conversation: Gardner’s bid to unseat Udall creates political waves

  • Delta Native remains as only republican candidate for House District 54

  • Aspen’s first retail marijuana shop set to open

Newscast

  • Spruce beetle epidemic worsening in Colorado
  • Sounds of the High Country: April Reese on wolves and ranchers in the Gila National Forest
  • Western Slope Skies from the Black Canyon Astronomical Society  

Newscast  

  • State likely to require stricter marijuana laws for underage users

  • Republican congressman Cory Gardner is running for the Senate against Mark Udall

  • Number of deadly traffic accidents rises for the first time since 2008

  • Delta County School District budget woes

Newscast

  • Governor John Hickenlooper weighs in on chicken farm debate in Delta County

  • State officials try to figure out what to do with marijuana tax money

  • Montrose is improving habitat for fish at its new whitewater park

  • Colorado lawmakers want to make it harder for parents to opt-out of vaccinating their kids

  Newcast

  • A new ballot measure would amend the state constitution to allow local governments to restrict where oil and gas drilling happens

  • Silverton assesses the economic damage done by the massive rockslide that closed US 550 for weeks this winter

  • There are fewer hunters and fishermen in Colorado than 10 years ago

  • Marble to allow retail marijuana shops

Newscast

  •  Colorado commission approves new air pollution rules for oil and gas companies
  • Paonia High School’s wrestling team is the 2A state champion
  • Denver wants to host the Republican National Convention in 2016
  • Capitol Conversation on education funding
  • Delta County Sheriff’s new drug-sniffing dog

Newscast

  •   Lawmakers introduce a bill to restore education funding cuts
  •  U.S. Senator Michael Bennett speaks in Delta
  •  Tax money from marijuana sales higher than expected
  • Ridgway Dam to start producing hydropower this week

Newscast  

  • School superintendents in Colorado want lawmakers to restore education funding
  • Grand Junction is cracking down on panhandlers
  • Colorado ski resorts are not liable for avalanches that happen in-bounds, says a new court ruling

Newscast

  •  Colorado’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage is being challenged in court
  • Republican gubernatorial candidates face off in their first debate
  • Montrose City Council urges voters to vote yes on a new recreation center
  • A Delta County animal rescue group wants to build a new, bigger shelter

Newscast

  • Public hearings begin today on new air quality rules for oil and gas drilling

  • A bill to let bars stay open later failed in the statehouse

  • An avalanche forecaster explains why the backcountry is so dangerous right now

Newscast  

  • Victims of Sunday’s plane crash in Telluride identified

  • 2 backcountry skiers killed in avalanche near Independence Pass on Saturday

  • Hearings begin in Denver on stricter oil and gas rules

  • BLM looking for information about rock art vandalism in the Paradox Valley

  • More military veterans qualify for free or discounted health care 

  Newscast

  • Missing Aircraft found Crashed one Mile from Telluride Airport Runway - Three People Dead 
  • Democrats strike down a GOP measure to repeal a 15-round limit on high capacity magazines
  • Banks can now do business with marijuana dispensaries
  • New graduation requirement for high school students in Montrose
  • A new report finds there’s not enough gas in the Thompson Divide to make it worth drilling

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