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

  •  Three guns stolen from Grand Junction museum
  • BLM seeks comments on proposal to upgrade transmission line between Montrose, Dove Creek
  • Panel talks climate change for Western Slope farmers
  • Opposition to moving West Slope water east reiterated ahead of Water Plan finalization

  •   School District adds arts education to focus
  • Paonia faces rate increases, staffing cuts to balance budget
  • Hickenlooper pushes for energy efficiency
  • Water laws on the docket for next legislative session
  • Winter arrives this week

  •  USDA declares Delta County a Disaster Area, along with Montrose, Gunnison, and Mesa
  • Lawmakers try to  incentivize protecting homes from wildfires
  • Amtrak line secure with more federal funding

  •   School district creates app for parents
  • Religious presenter talks abstinence with Delta County students
  • Voter reactions to GOP debate
  • CDOT plans for the technological future on I-­70
  •   Mesa County drug busts nets 40 pounds of meth, 5 pounds of weed
  • Local group works to keep Telluride Gay Ski Week going
  • Paonia embezzlement case draws to a close
  • Mesa County residents challenge school board candidate’s eligibility
  • Western states range widely in energy efficiency

  • Dead beavers in Gunnison County test positive for ‘Rabbit Fever’
  • Volunteers of America opens new health exchange assistance site in Delta
  • City of Ouray voters to decide 11 issues this November
  • Governor wants to block Clean Power Plan lawsuit
  • Southwest Chief efforts receive federal transportation grant

  • Health Center for uninsured expands
  • Health insurance rates will increase next year
  • 24 states sue EPA
  • GOP debate at CU Boulder

  •  San Miguel County mulls looser restrictions on marijuana operations
  • Teen birthrate drops by half in Colorado
  • Delta County coalition awarded grant to connect kids to outdoors
  • Space is running out for the salt pump in Paradox Valley

  •  Gas bills to drop this winter
  • Grand Junction Airport begins process of bringing down fences, gates
  • Refugee from Myanmar leads the way for others on Colorado’s Western Slope
  • Bus service between Denver and Glenwood Springs expanded

  •  Manhunt ends for San Miguel County resident who threatened police
  • Tiny beetles causing big problems for Ouray Ice Park
  • Grocery chains in Colorado lobby to sell full-­strength wine and beer
  • Judge rules against Arch Coal's debt swap deal
  • In Crested Butte, a ‘rental crisis’ forces workers into the woods

  •   Water main breaks plague Paonia
  • Western Slope communities consider broadband ballot measure
  • With Proposition BB, Colorado votes on marijuana tax money – again

  • Manhunt in San Miguel County for armed man who threatened police
  • Voters asked to support increase in taxes for emergency services
  • Olathe officer cleared in death
  • A look back at how the weather affected this year’s hay market

  • Colorado Health Insurance Co­op no longer able to sell insurance for next year
  • Federal grants help coal economies
  • Large grant helps private well owners get their water tested
  • More snow than average predicted for southern Colorado
  • KVNF Annual Meeting results

  • Police sting leads to arrests for child prostitution
  • Second theft causes construction delays
  • Parks and Wildlife brings information to local libraries
  • Chicken lawsuit highlights problems with lack of zoning laws
  • New rules for oil and gas considered
  • Major break cuts off water service in Paonia

  • Chicken farms in Delta County get the greenlight
  • Montrose School District approves $80K for repairs
  • HopeWest hosts open house for new Montrose facility
  • Oil and gas industry responding to threat of worker lung disease

  • Ballots to start arriving in the mail this week
  • Mesa County shares space with local clinic
  • Court puts waterways rule on hold
  • Congressman Tipton plans Western Slope visit

  • Mine spills near Crested Butte
  • Montrose clinic receives $150K grant
  • Water Conservancy District looks to get around TABOR
  • Republican challenger for Sen. Bennett up in the air

  • Open records request shows allegations of misconduct for former Delta police chief
  • Health insurance company in jeopardy after federal payment falls through
  • A conversation with Delta hospital’s CEO over clinic closures and openings

  • Hickenlooper appoints replacement for Mesa County DA
  • Montrose fast-­tracks new city dispatch center
  • State commission to study use of American Indian mascots in schools
  • Some Colorado towns look to rein in oil and gas ahead of state rules

  • Former Delta chief of police received $50K severance package
  • Local organizations hope to create business and resource center in Delta
  • Governor heads aboard on trade mission
  • Demonstration plot help farmers optimizes, prepare for drought
  • Nonprofit announces $20 million prize for CO2 innovation

  • Marijuana grow operation on public lands found in Montrose County
  • Schools take the fight against bullying into the 21st century
  • Gov. Hickenlooper pushes to develop state’s recreation opportunities

  • EPA releases rules for ozone levels
  • Palisade opens new bike park
  • States stuck with abandoned gas wells

  • Grand Junction loses panhandling lawsuit
  • Colorado looks at different public access rules
  • Painters brave elements for Colorado scenery

  • Colorado sees spike in rabbit fever cases, official warns Hunters of disease
  • Telluride Medical Center needs to raise funds for hospital
  • Plein air painting in Colorado

  • Bowie announces further layoffs at mine near Paonia
  • City of Delta Police Chief resigns
  • Halliburton ordered to pay $18 Million in back wages
  • Lt. Governor, state officials promote literacy on Colorado tour

  • Plane crashes in Garfield County
  • Report released on helicopter crash
  • New dispatch center takes business from Montrose County Operation
  • Rep. Millie Hamner on education, TABOR, state budget
  • Colorado begins to grapple with Clean Power Plan

  • Missing boy from Crawford returns home
  • Livestock disease still widespread, but new infections might be slowing down
  • Signatures hold up connecting Norwood to high-speed internet
  • Program looks to teach residents about local food
  • Governor Hickenlooper looks to change TABOR
  • Roadwork continues for Western Slope

  • BLM conducts horse gather on schedule
  • Montrose County declines to appeal lawsuit
  • Schools grapple with negative factor that might never be repaid
  • Mountain Harvest in Paonia supported by 150 volunteers
  • Governor throws support for keeping Marijuana tax money

  • State wildlife officials conclude hunter wasn't attacked by bear
  • Federal report questions credentials of pilots in Silverton area crash
  • Colorado governor weighs in on sage grouse decision and fracking
  • Western Slope arts & culture organizations receive state grants

  • Lawsuit looks to stop expansion at Bowie #2 coal mine
  • Economy good, but slowing down
  • CDOT tries to tackle animal collisions
  • Judge rules cuts to school funding constitutional

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