Patricia Naft

Morning 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.

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NEWS
8:20 am
Tue March 4, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Tuesday, March 4, 2014

  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

NEWS
8:19 am
Mon March 3, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Monday, March 3, 2014

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  

NEWS
8:17 am
Fri February 28, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Friday, February 28, 2014

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

NEWS
8:16 am
Thu February 27, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Thursday, February 27, 2014

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

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NEWS
8:19 am
Wed February 26, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  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

NEWS
8:18 am
Tue February 25, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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

NEWS
8:17 am
Mon February 24, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Monday, February 24, 2014

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
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NEWS
8:19 am
Fri February 21, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Friday, February 21, 2014

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

NEWS
8:15 am
Thu February 20, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Thursday, February 20, 2014

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

NEWS
8:18 am
Wed February 19, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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

NEWS
8:20 am
Tue February 18, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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 

NEWS
8:21 am
Mon February 17, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Monday, February 17, 2014

  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

NEWS
8:22 am
Thu February 13, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Thursday, February 13, 2014

  Newscast

  • Colorado creates its first public-private partnership to repair US Highway 36 between Boulder and Denver
  • The Delta County School District will likely lay-off teachers next year
  • A controversial new University of Colorado study of natural gas wells and birth defect

NEWS
8:24 am
Wed February 12, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Newscast

  •  US 550 over Red Mountain Pass is now open
  • Snowmobiler killed by avalanche on Kebler Pass
  • Rural and mountainous counties in Colorado are struggling to attract and keep primary care physicians

  • Colorado brand and logo get a mixed reception at the state capitol

  • Power outages today for Norwood-area residents

NEWS
8:22 am
Tue February 11, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  Newscast

  • Senator Gail Schwartz and other state officials offer little to reassure laid-off coal miners
  • Sustainable farming expert coming to speak in Hotchkiss on Thursday
  • US 550 over Red Mountain Pass could open tomorrow
  • Over half of Colorado residents say marijuana legalization is bad for the state's image

NEWS
3:13 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Monday, February 10, 2014

Newscast

  •  Colorado’s U.S. Senate Race is in a Statistical Dead Heat
  • OSHA Investigates Revenue Virginius Mine outside of Ouray regarding Fatality last Fall
  • Blue Sage Center in Paonia holds photography show of works by  Theo Stroomer

NEWS
8:28 am
Fri February 7, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Friday, February 7, 2014

Newcast

  • Lawmakers Want to Study How to Improve Colorado's Emergency Communication System
  • School Drop Out Rates are Down Across Much of KVNF's Listening Area
  • State Legislators to Hold Meeting for Workers Laid Off from Elk Creek Mine
  • Helicopter Crash Outside of Silt was Cause by a Collision with Power Lines
  • Laser Mapping Gives Scientists a More Accurate Picture of the Snowpack

NEWS
8:21 am
Thu February 6, 2014

KVNF Regional News: February 6, 2014

Newscast

  •  Governor John Hickenlooper's Approval Ratings Are Up
  • The BLM is Finishing its Study of a Coal Lease Expansion Outside of Paonia
  • Heather Jensen will appeal her conviction of Child Abuse Leading to Death
  • Montrose County Commissioners Removed 3 Trustees from the Board of the Montrose Memorial Hospital
  • The Wright Opera House in Ouray is closed for Renovations
  • Fish Otoliths help Teach Scientists about Fish

NEWS
11:00 am
Wed February 5, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Headlines

  • Colorado Snowpack Report with Jim Pokrandt of Colorado River District
  • Gun Bill Takes Center Stage at State Capitol on Monday
  • North Fork Valley receives Delta County Conservation Trust  Money

NEWS
8:18 am
Tue February 4, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Newcast

  •   Income Inequality Growing Faster in Colorado than Other States
  • Patagonia CEO Steps Down, Will Dedicate More Time to Fighting Drilling
  • Zoning Changes could bring More Day Care Centers in Montrose
  • Paonia Mayor says Drinking Water is Safe

NEWS
8:21 am
Mon February 3, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Monday, February 3, 2014

Newscast

  •  CHC Files Lawsuit against US Forest Service over Drilling Plan
  • Utah Group to File Suit over Uranium Mill
  • Heather Jensen Found Guilty of Criminally Negligent Child Abuse
  • Capital Conversation - Looking ahead at the State Legislature
  • Western Slope Skies - The Andromeda Galaxy

NEWS
8:18 am
Fri January 31, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Friday, January 31, 2014

Newscast

  • Colorado Bars Could Stay Open Later Under New Bill
  • Red Mountain Pass to Re-Open Twice Daily
  • 3 Paonia Town Trustees up for April Re-Election
  • State Lawmakers Reject New GMO Labeling Initiative
  • 4 Aspen Athletes Headed to Olympics

NEWS
8:31 am
Thu January 30, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Thursday, January 30, 2014

  Newscast

  • Bill to Keep Mugshots from Websites Moves Forward
  • Mountain Village Town Councilor Richard Sherry Resigns
  • Eco-Action Partners Hires New Executive Director
  • Investigation into Deadly Helicopter Crash Gets Underway
  • Affordable Care Act Could Cover about 70% of Delta Hospital Patients
  • Burned BLM Lands in Mesa County Closed through Next Year

NEWS
8:22 am
Wed January 29, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Headlines

  •   PILT Program Will Be Included in Farm Bill
  • Progress Made on Rockslide Work, US 550 Closed Through Rest of Week
  • Avalanche Forecasting: Making Good Choices, or Getting Lucky?
  • Sounds of the High Country - The Rise of Edible Forests in the West

NEWS
8:26 am
Tue January 28, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Headlines:

  • 2013 Was Record-Breaking Year for Colorado Tourism
  • Udall Asks for Quick Help from Feds after mine Layoffs
  • "Connecting the Drops" Water and Power
  • 10 Western Coloradans appointed to Dominguez-Escalante Advisory Council
  • 3 Die in Helicopter Crash Near Silt

NEWS
8:26 am
Mon January 27, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Monday, January 27, 2014

Newscast

  •  State Republicans Pushing for Repeal of Gun Laws, Compromise on New Renewable Energy Standards for Rural Co-Ops
  • Colorado US Senators Say They're Working on Restoring PILT Money
  • Capital Conversation from Rocky Mountain Community Radio - Wildfire Prevention Bills Moving Forward at the State Capitol

NEWS
8:29 am
Fri January 24, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Friday, January 24, 2014

  Newscast

  • Lawmakers Pushing Wildfire Prevention Bills
  • Craig Reporters Barried from Sage Grouse Meeting
  • Colorado Rep. Invites Obama on Pot Tour
  • Colorado Imposes Food Safety Rules on Marijuana Industry

NEWS
8:23 am
Thu January 23, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Thursday, January 23, 2014

  Headlines

  • No Recreational Pot Sales in Mountain Village for Now
  • Heated Oil and Gas Issues Not Likely this Legislative Session
  • Basalt-area Sheep Help Bolster Sheep Populations Elsewhere in Colorado
  • Crews Continue Working to Stabilize Boulders after Rockslide

NEWS
8:35 am
Wed January 22, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

  Newscast

  • Married Gay & Lesbian Couples from Other States Could Soon File Joint Tax Return
  • Craig Reporter says she was Denied Access to Public Sage Grouse Meeting
  • BLM Preparing Environmental Impact Statement for Coal Proposal in Bookcliffs
  • West End Residents Gather for Film on Proposed Uranium Mill

NEWS
8:27 am
Tue January 21, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

  Headlines

  • Montrose Schools Could See Benefit from Pot Tax Revenues
  • Colorado Puts in Bid for 2016 Republican National Convention
  • Crested Butte, Telluride Athletes on First US Olympic Freestyle Skiing Teams
  • Red Mountain Pass Remains Closed
  • US Rep. Scott Tipton on Future of Energy Development in the West

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