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

  Newscast

  • Cyber bullying bill failes in Senate committee
  • Climate change impacts on Southwestern animals hard to generalize
  • Aspen Rabbi honored, just in time for Passover

  Newscast

  • 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

  Newscast

  • 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

  Newscast

  • 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 

  Newscast

  • The Front Range is recovering from the recession faster than the Western Slope, and other economic news
  • Sounds of the High Country: Nevada's renewable energy could meet California's demand

  Newscast

  • Tax relief bill for flood and wildfire victims passes house committee
  • Grand Junction weakens its controversial panhandling ordinance
  • More high school students interested in small-scale farming are joining the FFA

  Newscast

  • Municipal election results
  • Denver is one step closer to hosting the Republican National Convention
  • A bill to study the effects of oil and gas drilling on quality of life and health passes House committee
  • New brewery opens in Carbondale

  Newscast

  • Municipal elections held around KVNF's listening area yesterday
  • A bill to give terminally ill patients more drug options cleared a house committee
  • The BLM extends gas leases on Thompson Divide
  • Marty Durlin's new musical Dreamtime
  •  Palisade peach could become state fruit

  Newscast

  • Capitol Conversation: Should Colorado get an aerial fire fighting fleet?
  • CDOT wants more rural drivers to wear seatbelts
  • Findings from a new report on how the Front Range floods affected the oil and gas industry

Newscast

  • House approves state budget
  •  Heroin addiction and deaths are on the rise in Colorado

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  

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