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.


8:16 am
Wed May 7, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, May 7, 2014


  •  Marijuana edibles labeling bill passes
  •    Fish and Wildlife reconsidering Gunnison sage grouse listing
  • Lawmakers to shut down state’s tire landfills by 2018
  • Local Tea Party rally sparsely attended
  • Climate change is real – the southwest is getting warmer
8:25 am
Tue May 6, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, May 6, 2014


  • Statehouse reporters assess this year’s legislative session
  •  Police use of force in Grand Junction is up
  • Republican House leader Amy Stephens discusses her time in office
8:20 am
Mon May 5, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, May 5, 2014


  • BLM delays draft of Resource Management Plan for North Fork; advocates of Alternative Plan prepare for DC trip
  • Wildfire prevention bill faces opposition in state senate
  • Health Department finds no cause of fetal anomolies in Garfield County
  • Edible marijuana bill languishes in committee
8:20 am
Fri May 2, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, May 2, 2014


  • DNA testing for post conviction crime

  • Israeli water project presentation

  • Montrose County Manager Resigns

  • Wyoming Law Enforcement to Track Marijuana arrests

  • San Miguel County Commissioners offer apology to the Utes

  • Missing Person reported in Nucla

8:34 am
Thu May 1, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, May 1, 2014


  • A new campaign to fight ballot initiatives
  • Utah man indicted on federal charges of stealing a fossilized dinosaur footprint
  • Outbreak of fifth disease in Mesa County
  •  Local jails refusing Immigration and Customs Enforcement holds
  • United States Forest Service cannot charge fees to visitors for just parking
  • North Fork county commissioner Mark Roeber receives letter urging legalization of commercial marijuana growing in the North Fork
8:18 am
Wed April 30, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, April 30, 2014


  •  Colorado voters may be asked to “tweak” the 4th Amendment
  •  PTSD rejected a third time as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana
  •  Conservation Center’s Sarah Sauter talks about the importance of the Gunnison Basin Roundtable meeting tonight in Hotchkiss
  • Senate committee kills oil and gas health study
8:24 am
Tue April 29, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, April 29, 2014


  • 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
8:19 am
Fri April 25, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Friday, April 24, 2014


  • 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
8:31 am
Thu April 24, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Thursday, April 24, 2014


  • 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
8:16 am
Wed April 23, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Wednesday, April 23, 2014


  • 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
8:18 am
Tue April 22, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Tuesday, April 22, 2014


  • 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 
8:17 am
Mon April 21, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Monday, April 21, 2014


  • 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
8:13 am
Fri April 18, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Friday, April 18, 2014


  • Democrats kill Colorado abortion rights bill
  •  Western Slope schools have high rates of unvaccinated kids
  • Palisade peach loses bid to become state fruit
8:15 am
Thu April 17, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Thursday, April 17, 2014


  • 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
8:14 am
Wed April 16, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Wednesday, April 16, 2014


  • Capitol Conversation: remaining bills this legislative session
  • Did this week's cold snap hurt Western Colorado fruit trees?
Read more
8:17 am
Tue April 15, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Tuesday, April 15, 2014


  • 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
Read more
8:17 am
Mon April 14, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Monday, April 14, 2014


  • Cyber bullying bill failes in Senate committee
  • Climate change impacts on Southwestern animals hard to generalize
  • Aspen Rabbi honored, just in time for Passover
8:18 am
Fri April 11, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Friday, April 11, 2014


  • 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
Read more
8:14 am
Wed April 9, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Wednesday, April 8, 2014


  • 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
8:17 am
Tue April 8, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Tuesday, April 8, 2014


  • 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