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

  • Mesa County might be sued over foster child’s death
  • Grant will help Montrose County construct arena, event center
  • Animal abuse case discovered near Delta
  • Capitol Conversation about the state budget’s progression  

  • Montrose County spends nearly $300,000 on armored truck
  • Against expectations, Colorado budget progresses  

  • Colorado targets distracted driving
  • Program incentivizes Cedaredge employees to stay active 
  • Preliminary look at state’s snowpack
  • State bill looks to lower sky­-high prices for premiums in mountain towns  

  • Colorado rain barrel bill progresses at state capitol
  • Colorado House Speaker discusses upcoming budget
  • New driver’s license design to rollout to all Colorado DMV offices
  • With coal in decline, Hotchkiss revisits marijuana ban  

  • Arrests made in Paonia antler theft
  • Election officials: drop off municipal ballots in person instead of mailing
  • Hickenlooper discusses state budget
  • House committee gives OK to undocumented driver's license program expansion
  • Raton Basin most at risk place in Colorado for 2016 Quakes  

  • Lumber truck rolls over in Hinsdale County
  • Sheriffs’ lawsuit dismissed, but plans in the works to restart effort
  • New rule would protect workers against silica dust
  • Capitol Conversation about the looming budget
  • Construction closes parts of road this week near Montrose  

  • Paonia finishes renovations on water plant
  • Data shows some counties growing while neighbors see decline
  • New 911 dispatch center opens in Montrose
  • Federal agency to host public meeting in Grand Junction to hear about coal leasing
  • Rain barrel bill hits a snag at the state capitol  

  • Political parties choose contenders for county commissioner races in Ouary, Hinsdale, San Migeul
  • I-­70 repairs still underway, long­-term solution unknown
  • Issue of high-speed internet is slow­going at state capitol
  • Electrical providers look at not only how much electricity is used, but when  

  • Hickenlooper nominates Donna Lynne for Lt. Gov.
  • Grand Junction job fair for high school students seeking alternative path
  • New CMU program aims to help community college students earn bachelor’s degree
  • Arch Coal paid bonuses days before bankruptcy filing
  • County Commissioner primary ballot rundown: Mesa, Delta, Montrose
  • Study finds cost of elections dropped after Colorado made mail ballot switch  

  • Bill aims to help law enforcement crackdown on ‘coal rollers’
  • Bill to add blaze pink to hunter safety colors heads to Govenor's desk
  • Delta County School District OKs satanic pamphlets
  • Conservation Centers receives large grant for Paonia River Park  

  • Montrose school district to cut 37 staff positions
  • Man dies while skiing in Telluride
  • State representative apologizes for DUI arrest
  • Colorado dodges lawsuit from neighboring states over Amendment 64
  • A Capitol Conversation about police reform and sexting  

  • No foul play suspected in Ouray death
  • State program aims to boost rural economies with expert help
  • State’s economy grows, but slower than past years
  • Health organization expands into Delta County
  • A look at state committees designed to kill bills before they’re heard  

  • Power outage planned for West End
  • CMU to offer physician assistant program
  • Police reform bills advance at state capitol
  • Delta schools will hire new counselors
  • Oil and gas bill would make companies liable for earthquakes
  • Largest US coal company looks at bankruptcy  

  • Body found in Ouray County, state investigates
  • Major Ridgway road improvement project to start in late March
  • State struggles to regulate pesticides used on retail marijuana
  • Colorado 'felt the Bern,' but after a dominant mega Tuesday what if Clinton is the nominee?  

  • Ouray police officer killed in accident on US 550
  • Montrose to expand recycling program
  • Colorado to become first state to certify hemp seed
  • Colorado legislative session hits midpoint
  • Federal regulators reject Oregon liquefied natural gas project  

  • State unemployment drops even farther
  • Brush fires become hazard in warm, dry weather
  • Paonia looking forward to end of state­mandated water project
  • Capitol Conversation looking at this year so far  

  • State bill would lower insurance rates in mountainous areas
  • Lake City hires interim city manager
  • Nonprofits fight food waste
  • A look at what it means when a massive coal company goes bankrupt  

  • Warning issued for marijuana treated with pesticide
  • Democrats defeat pro-­gun bills at state capitol
  • Mesa County residents will see TABOR refund
  • A discussion about health disparities in Colorado  

  • BLM denies Oxbow Mining’s request to lower royalty payments
  • OHV bill advances through state legislature
  • New map shows natural disasters in Colorado
  • A look at the growing disparity in health across the state  

  • Coal producing less electricity for US
  • Colorado Democrats shoot down slew of GOP sponsored gun bills
  • Water storage bill progresses in state House
  • Montrose nonprofit to closes its doors
  • Update on repairs to I­70 thru Glenwood Canyon  

  • Fatal car accident in Grand Junction
  • Colorado declared free from Vesicular Stomatitis
  • New state IDs features Western Slope mountain
  • Capitol Conversation looking at potential changes to party caucus system  

  • Grand Junction Airport loses direct flight to Houston
  • Snowpack levels back to normal after dry month
  • State bill that incentives rural teaching jobs advances at the capitol
  • Food bank opens doors at new location
  • Discussion about workplace development with State House Majority Leader  

  • Community Dental Clinic, partners hope to open integrated health center in Montrose
  • Norwood Library plans expansion
  • Colorado goes for Sanders as Trump, Clinton rake in big Super Tuesday wins
  • Colorado elected officials send letter in support of BLM methane draft rules  

  • Health officials confirm 2 cases of Zika in Colorado
  • State Attorney General approves move to bypass TABOR restriction
  • Warm temperatures across the area will soon leave, but effects are still unknown
  • Pot tourism continues to grow in Colorado  

  • Shutdown of Bowie #2 mine brings more loss to a struggling Delta County
  • Another man in San Miguel County dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound
  • Empty building could become a regional center for veterans support
  • A Capitol Conversation about the recently failed end-of-life bill

  • Telluride man found dead near Tomboy Road
  • Farm Service Agency announces special consideration for organic farms
  • Delta County braces for another economically lean year
  • A Montrose program that provides children with meals is seeing boom in demand
  • An interview with the state GOP chair about Super Tuesday  

  • I-70 begins new, faster traffic pattern
  • Environmental review process begins for coal mine expansion
  • Gateway man arrested on kidnapping charges
  • State legislature debates the legality of storing rain water  

  • Colorado House set to debate end of life options bill
  • Montrose police to ticket ‘coal rollers’
  • Olathe Fire Protection District seeks mill levy increase
  • The Colorado legislature takes another shot at legalizing rain barrels  

  • Historic dairy in Montrose to close
  • Bill to aid struggling rural Colorado counties progresses at state capital 
  • 2015 Colorado coal production lowest in years
  • Capital Conversation with Bente Birkeland on TABOR

  • High winds knock out power for many DMEA residents
  • DMEA’s victory in buying local power is challenged by Tri-State
  • Investigative report on last year’s plane crash is released
  • Car chase over Monarch Pass ends in a police shooting
  • Connect for Health Colorado reports record health insurance enrollment
  • Western Slope college applies for stricter admissions standards
  • Colorado House passes bill extending statue of limitation on sexual assault
  • The number of farms in America drops, and the size increases  

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