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

  • More towns put municipal internet on November’s ballot
  • Delta considers allowing OHV use on roads
  • Paonia River Park to become ADA compliant
  • Discussions continue for oil and gas industry on how to communicate

  • The chief of police for the City of Delta was put on administrative leave
  • Ouray County courthouse gets needed upgrades to security
  • Possibly record breaking El Nino will bring fall rains
  • A talk with outgoing supreme court justice about the importance of water

  • Feds pledge $211M to protect sage grouse
  • Thousands without irrigation water in Mesa County due to Issues with 38 Road repairs
  • Delta County hopes to see Rogers Mesa agricultural site comeback to life
  • Interview with incoming State Supreme Court Justice Robert Gabriel

  • Fire closes Snow Dogs in Paonia
  • Telluride entrepreneur project produces a new business for Montrose
  • EPA releases report on Animas River spill
  • Montrose County cuts top jobs to save money
  • Mesa County woman faces felony if convicted of repeat DUI

  • Colorado IUD program for low-­income women gets funding
  • Rifle ranger shooters spark Grand County wildfire
  • Silverton, San Juan County want federal aid to deal mine spill
  • A look at school enrollment across the Western Slope
  • To mine or not to mine? Is that the question?


  • Road project needs repairs almost immediately
  • Smoke causes concerns for Coloradans
  • Officials consider statewide graduation standards


  • Colorado officials address broadband access at Montrose forum
  • Outlook for wildfires in Colorado this year
  • Honey bees cause controversy on public lands

  • Hickenlooper visits Montrose, talks about river spill
  • Study looks at methane emissions from natural gas development
  • Street mural tries to create a place for community
  • School district sees savings with solar power
  • Mental health resources strained across Colorado
  • Grand Junction horse show canceled over livetsock disease fears

  • Wildfires create hazy conditions in Colorado
  • Federal coal program debated at BLM session in Golden
  • Delta selects firm for city manager search
  • Black Canyon Jet Center in Montrose files federal complaint
  • Fungus affects cottonwood trees in Aspen, Roaring Fork


  • City of Montrose to create dispatch center
  • CPW seeing increased bear activity
  • Educators address school readiness at state capitol
  • A look at the Telluride Mushroom Festival

  • Wildfires in Colorado are coming under control
  • New data shows record number of suicides for Colorado
  • State regulators urged to finalizes oil and gas recommendations
  • De Beque sees tax revenues from marijuana beyond expectations

  • Livestock disease spreads across Western Slope
  • Water storage tank in Paonia requires more repairs
  • Lake City hires new town clerk
  • CPW releases first draft of strategic plan
  • An iSeeChange story looking into the mystery of dying finches

  • Montrose Memorial Hospital takes over local clinic creating women’s health center
  • State program helps Colorado farmers finance small hydropower projects
  • Montrose to disable downtown traffic light
  • Study finds connection fees lead to water savings

  • FBI investigation into Grand Junction Airport fraud is dropped
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans to raise premium rates by a third
  • A look at the best lightshow in the sky, the Perseid Meteor Shower
  • State agency says Animas River is improving
  • Business groups fight against new EPA air regulations
  • Study finds natural gas development drastically cuts into mule deer habitat


  • Body found in Grand Junction culvert ID’ed
  • Two Mesa County men arrested after police discover large pot grow operations
  • San Miguel County gets $330K to boost regional broadband
  • Montrose County conducts emergency exercise at regional airport
  • Mine spill continues causing problems in southwest Colorado, downstream communities

  • Body found in Grand Junction
  • Norwood emergency medical service seeks tax payer help
  • San Miguel commissioners OK ballot question over their own term limits
  • Western Slope now home to a breast milk donation center
  • Olathe receives funds for Main Street improvement project
  • State Capitol building renovation wraps up

  • Region 10 Receives $5.2M Grant To Develop Broadband Access In West Slope Communities
  • Delta Once Again Restarts City Manager Search
  • State Lawmakers Have Taken a Tough Look at Death Penalty Over the Years

  • Mine Wastewater Spill Contaminates Animas River In Southwestern Colorado
  • Grand Junction Airport Security Gate Issue Continues, Colorado Congressmen Step In
  • Ute Indian Museum In Montrose Closes For Repairs
  • Connecting The Drops: Water Pricing With Conservation In Mind

  • Hotchkiss Fire Department Responds To Three Area Blazes
  • Traffic Stop In Mesa County Nets Large Drug Bust
  • Ophir Man Commits Suicide After Wrecking Vehicle
  • Norwood Cat Tests Positive For Plague, Dies
  • Felony DUI Law Goes Into Effect In Colorado
  • What’s Different About The Second Draft Of The Colorado Water Plan?

  • Laws Sponsored By Western Slope Legislators Go Into Effect
  • ‘Substandard Care’ Likely Contributed To Grand Junction Veteran’s Death, Report Finds
  • Colorado Health Officials React To Obama’s Clean Power Plan
  • Connecting The Drops: Urbanization of Agricultural Land

  • Mountain Biker Dies While Competing In Crested Butte Leg of Enduro World Series 
  • After Accident On Popular OHV Road San Miguel Sheriff Calls For Closure To Vehicles
  • Grand Junction Man Arrested In Toddler’s Death
  • Comment Period For Proposed Oil & Gas Project Near Somerset Ends
  • Forest Service Tries To Cope With Beetle Kill, Aspen Decline


  • Disconnect found in wildfire risk assessment
  • West Nile cases develop on Western Slope
  • North Fork gains community chorus


  • CDC releases HPV vaccination rates
  • Interview with COGA’s newest leader
  • New housing complex for homeless in Grand Junction
  • Missing teen found safe


  • Suspect in police assault arrested
  • Colorado lures startup with tax breaks
  • A look at the annual West Elk Wine Trail event
  • Nucla awarded for park improvement project


  • Viral disease infects horses, cattle across Colorado
  • Cocaine found in package that was mailed to Telluride
  • The second part of the look at Colorado water law


  • Hotchkiss Medical Clinic closes its doors
  • New project looks to convert miles of irrigation ditches to closed pipes
  • Motorcyclist dies in Grand Junction
  • A  look at the complex and thick regulation of the Colorado River


  • Region 10 seeks 5 million dollars for fiber optic internet
  • County Judge passes away
  • Fruit growers grapple with freezes, constant rain
  • Officers cleared in fatal shooting
  • Solar program wraps up for the North Fork


  • Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile In Mesa County
  • State Lawmakers Hold Water Meetings Across Colorado
  • Gunnison Man Sentenced For Damaging Federal Lands In Montrose
  • Event Celebrates Grand Mesa’s Moose Population


  • Plane makes emergency landing in Grand Junction
  • Montrose approves separate dispatch center
  • Mesa County man arrested under new child trafficking law
  • Secretary of the Interior fields questions about sage grouse, ColoWyo mine


  • Biden Tours Manufacturing Center In Denver, Leads Workforce Roundtable
  • Montrose County Loses Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit
  • Rep. Thurlow Launches 2016 Re-­Election Campaign
  • Durango­-Grand Junction Bus Services Marks One Year
  • Issues Continue With Evaporation Pit In Mesa County
  • Comment Period Extended For Proposed Oil & Gas Project Near Somerset