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

  • Montrose County Jail inmate dies after suicide attempt 
  • High school dropout, graduation rates vary around Western Slope
  • Palisade sued over medical marijuana policy
  • Capitol Conversation: Looking at the first round of bills
  • BLM follows Colorado’s lead on methane rules  

  • Colorado sees first avalanche death of the season
  • Former DeBeque town marshal under arrest again
  • San Miguel County Commissioner Art Goodtimes will not be running for re­election
  • A look at the quagmire of coal mine cleanup  

  •  New service allows mentally distressed youth to text for help
  • Plans are in the works to develop defunct CSU agricultural research site
  • Pipe bursts during Ouray Ice Climbing Festival
  • Majority of voters don’t want state control of federal lands
  • Clean Water Act changes vetoes by President Obama

  • Some elected officials on the Western Slope to see raises
  • Hickenlooper's 'Colorado The Beautiful' gets new trail priorities
  • Rep. Hamner on budget issues at the statehouse this session  

  • Colorado traffic fatalities increased in 2015
  • Lawmakers could propose new restrictions on edible pot this session
  • A word with Rep. Hamner on budget issues at the statehouse this session  

  • Missing snowmobilers found in Garfield County
  • Amazon to start charging sales tax in Colorado
  • CPW event will demo ice fishing at Crawford State Park
  • New study shows lethal hazards of diesel fumes
  • A roundtable discussion of this year’s state politics  

 

  • Hotchkiss will vote on marijuana in April
  • U.S. Dept. of Interior halts future coal leases for 3 years
  • School enrollment in Delta County continues to decline
  • A look at Gov. John Hickenlooper’s State of the State address

  • Two men sentenced to prison for killing motorcyclist
  • Construction hits milestone for new Montrose Rec. Center
  • Montrose School District budget woes not as bad as expected
  • CPW votes against introducing  endangered wolves in Colorado
  • Roadless Rule comment period ends

  • Recreational marijuana may be on Hotchkiss ballot
  • State minimum wage goes up 8 cents an hour
  • State wildlife officials are asking people not to feed big game animals
  • Presidential race may push state issues to back burner
  • Avalanche danger remains after snowfall stops

 

  • Missing woman found
  • Artist residency program in Paonia expands scope
  • Capitol Conversation looking at upcoming session
  • Nucla receives $1M million for sewage treatment

  • Search and rescue operation ends well in San Miguel County
  • A conversation with House Republican leader about Colorado’s next legislative session
  • Parks and Wildlife offer guided hikes on New Year’s Day
  • Poll shows Republican support for fighting climate change

  • DMEA board approves pursing home broadband service
  • Livestock disease still affecting Western Slope animals
  • Democratic state lawmakers could introduce stricter oil, gas legislation
  • More fertilizer plants come online and bring their baggage: CO2

  • Proposed bill could allow Colorado to sue feds over Gold King Mine spill damage claims
  • Investigation: Montrose traffic stop shooting ruled suicide
  • Montrose County agrees to continue providing temporary dispatch services
  • As Colorado ages, lawmakers are starting to look at the road ahead

  • Western Slope could see population surge in coming years
  • Water conservation pays off for Lake City
  • Women’s health expected to big issue in upcoming legislative session
  • Regional cold snap here to stay

  • Roadwork on Highway 92 near Hotchkiss delayed until spring
  • Police recover guns stolen from Grand Junction museum
  • Census Bureau: North Dakota, Colorado fastest growing populations
  • A conversation with outgoing Colorado natural resource director Mike King

  • Large ranch property in Ouray County now protected
  • Oil rigs shut down across nation in price slump
  • Interview with Colorado Speaker of the House Dickey Lee Hullinghorst

  •   Suspect in Telluride bomb threat appears in court
  • Winter storm closes Red Mt, Monarch Pass on Tuesday
  • Not all is bleak in the decline of coal
  • Our food processed future: the rising energy costs of convenience

  • Montrose authorities asking for help finding missing man
  • Connect for Health extends enrollment deadline to Dec. 26th
  • New scholarships available to Montrose residents
  • Sen. Donovan on Colorado’s upcoming legislative session

  • Senator Donovan host town hall in Paonia
  • US Postal Service blocks marijuana advertising
  • Garfield commissioners approval drilling near housing development
  • Ouray receives $2M towards pool renovation

  • Suspect in custody after Telluride bomb threat
  • Hundreds of acres of ranchland preserved in Montrose County through grant
  • Cedaredge spends big on new water treatment plant
  • Montrose commits to rodeo arena
  • Grand Junction facility creates energy from waste

  • Cedaredge board eliminates golf benefit to boost trustees, mayor salary
  • Most comments at BLM meetings support canceling Thompson Divide leases
  • Head of Colorado Department of Natural Resources Resigns
  • Wary of plastic Christmas trees, growers rally around the real thing

  • Lake City voters approve OHVs on town roads
  • Winter storm increases avalanche conditions
  • Public safety officials brief lawmakers on state trooper numbers
  • New map shows natural resource data for North Fork
  • Researchers develop new carbon capture technology

  • Olathe Main Street improvement project wraps up
  • Telluride Foundation, Fort Lewis College receive grant for SW innovation corridor
  • Hickenlooper lobbies farmers to support state water plan
  • Longmont, Fort Collins fracking cases get their say in state’s highest court

  • SMPA transformer used for target practice
  • More tests now available for high school equivalency
  • Lake City pays another $15K to finish Armory renovation
  • Oil and gas health reporting hotline now available for the state
  • Palisade Pharmacy settles with feds over drug handling

  • A discussion about Paonia’s budget for next year
  • Colorado ranks highest in the nation for physical activity
  • Joe Cocker car auction won by Grand Junction couple

  • Colorado Supreme Court hears fracking cases
  • Hilltop receives $60K for domestic violence, senior daycare programs
  • Ski season brings big economic gains to Colorado
  • The four steps of climate change denial

  • Feds approve natural gas development near Somerset
  • Carbondale pot shop targeted by armed robbers
  • Forest Service officials discuss the Colorado Roadless Rule exemption
  • Agencies partner to give Christmas trees to those in need

  • Delta County’s only homeless shelter gets a permanent space
  • Dispute between city, county of Montrose ends up in court
  • Hinsdale County gets more money for tourism
  • Colorado economy looking strong going forward

  •   Water around North Fork Area given clean bill of health
  • A recent report finds many Coloradans continue to struggle to make ends meet
  • Former Clerk sues Paonia for wrongful termination
  • Funeral held for slain police officer

  • Guilty plea in Montrose dental clinic theft
  • US Forest Service to hold open house about roadless rule
  • CDOT focuses on I-70 this winter
  • Ute Indian Museum breaks ground on new expansion
  • Lawmakers already planning out next years budget

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