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


  • CDC black lung screenings in Colorado
  • Search and rescue team saves climber in San Miguel Mountains
  • Mine rescue crew practices for state competition
  • High waters change things for rafting outfitters


  • Sheep shearing fades on western slope
  • VA wait times bring second audit to Grand Junction
  • Oxbow continues process to find coal near Hotchkiss
  • RNC members arrived in Denver to consider it for next convention


  • Morrow Point Dam opens all gates
  • Wind storm causes outages in Grand Junction
  • State lawmakers try to bring high speed internet to rural areas
  • BLM finishes comment period over controversial leases


  •  Republican Primary approaching

  • NORML celebrates legalization at Hunter S. Thompson’s homestead


  • A look at the Grand Mesa geology
  • Montrose PD receives armored vehicle


  • WWII / Maid in the Shade
  • Kayaker search suspended


  •  Investigation continues for Claudia Ruiz

  • Paonia hires interim town manager

  • A Ute man is only member of his tribe in Roaring Fork Valley

  • Hickenlooper signs hydroelectric bill into law


  • Memorial Service for Landslide Victims
  •  Collbran Landslide Study & Emergency Fund
  • Canadian’s Help Jumpstart Hemp Industry in US
  • Drug Testing in the Workplace: balance rights of medical marijuana users with drug-free-workplace rules


  • Paonia offers interim town manger position to Steven Rabe

  •  San Miguel County’s sheriff asks board to ban butane hash oil production

  • EPA's "Waters of the U.S." source of frustration for farmers, ranchers


  • El Paso County Commissioners ask Sheriff Maketa to resign
  • Armed suspect causes Montrose clinic lockdown, situation ends peacefully 
  • Republican gubernatorial candidate rides bike across Colorado
  • NPS to offer boat tours at Blue Mesa Reservoir for first time
  • Now appearing : hemp, for the first time in decades


  • Released statements about Landslide

  • Mesa County Emergency Declaration

  • San Miguel County seeks to ban residential Hemp Oil Operations

  • North Fork Teacher Appreciation Awards Announced


  • Update on Collbran Landslide

  • Memorial Day Weekend services

  • Colorado’s branding effort builds steam


  •   Massive landslide near Collbran
  • The body of Claudia Ruiz found

  • 5 day Rendezvous near Montrose


  • Massive Landslide near Collbran
  • Missing woman found dead
  • CDOT final open house about transit issues
  • Colorado one step closer to hosting Republic National Convention
  • Trout Lake near Telluride to be closed for second summer in a row
  • Driver of deadly crash arrested on human trafficking charges
  • List of nearby Memorial Day ceremonies
  • Cottonwood and Guanella Passes open


  • Ouray deals with road closure

  • Education bills become law

  • Delta County school board member proposes teaching bible

  • Seasonal roads open


  •  a boy dies after a fall at Colorado National Monument
  • Woman from Silt still missing
  • Marijuana edibles laws
  •  Vaccine law
  • Colorado Capitol Conference
  • Colorado river reaches ocean


  • Woman missing from Silt

  • Insurance regions being redrawn in Colorado

  • State Trooper released from hospital

  • Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack visits Colorado

  • Five men indicted for scamming elderly


  • Number of craft breweries in Colorado doubles since 2009
  • Montrose receives grant to start planning Food Hub
  • Colorado becomes first “Right to Try” state


  • Unemployment drops

  • Ouray declares economic disaster

  • Final part in series on cost of ignoring mental illness


  • Outlook for Colorado Wildfires

  • Possible Interim Town Manager for Paonia

  • Part 3 on the cost of mental health in Colorado


  •  Africanized Honey Bees found in Palisade
  • Part 2 of a series on the cost of mental health in Colorado


  • Paonia house destroyed in fire

  • Meeting in Montrose about plans to combat beetle kill

  • Ouray mine purchased by foreign investors

  • Part one of a series on the cost of mental health in Colorado


  • Colorado broadband bill signed to law
  • US Rep. Jared Polis now using Bitcoin
  • San Miguel County awards money for going green
  • Capitol conversation about possible special legislative session about oil and gas


  • Legislative session wrap-up
  •  Runoff to be higher than expected this summer
  • Police searching for missing Nucla man
  • BLM seeks public comment


  • I-70 shooting of a police officer
  •  Colorado lawmakers pass law to create a banking system for marijuana dispensaries
  • 2014 legislative session wraps up
  •  Mesa County Sheriff joining Hickenlooper administration
  • Western Slope Skies


  • Delta Memorial Hospital to take over North Fork Medical Clinics

  • USA Pro Challenge bike race route includes McClure and Kebler passes

  • Colorado has 3rd most craft breweries in the country

  • BLM holds oil and gas hearing in DeBeque to hear the pro-industry perspective


  •  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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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