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


  • 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  


  • 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


  • 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


  •  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


  •  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


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


  • 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  


  • 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


  • 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  


  • 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


  • 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  


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  •  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


  •   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


  • 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


  •  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


  • 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


  • 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 


  • 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


  • 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


  •  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


  • 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


  •  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


  • 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


  •  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


  • 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


  •   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


  •  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