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

  • Thanks to a grant, Ridgway will see lower property taxes
  • Cottage Foods Act might see expansion under proposed legislation
  • Montrose Library gets grant to boost financial literacy
  • A capitol conversation about the half way point through this years legislative session

Newscast

  • DMEA on board with Region 10 internet plan
  • New water park opens in Montrose
  • Data shows Colorado worker’s comp is drastically different than other states
  • Lawmakers grapple with LGBT conversion bill
  • Snowpack grows, but still below average
  • Mesa School District to experiment with performance based learning

  Newscast

  • Paonia holds hearing for town clerk’s dismissal
  • Woman charged with day care child abuse offered plea deal
  • North Fork Ambulance desperately needs money
  • Distilleries might be able to serve food soon
  • Democrats kill Republican bill to lower renewable energy requirements 

  Newscast

  • Missing woman's remains were found in Mesa County
  • Winter weather brings highly dangerous avalanche conditions
  • Land around thousands of shuttered oil and gas wells still unrestored
  • Capitol reporters discuss the oil and gas task force and its political impact

  Newscast

  • North Fork Ambulance faces a steep deficit
  • Ski Patrollers in telluride are unionizing
  • Gov. Hickenlooper discusses the oil and gas task force results
  • Paonia will have the hearing to discuss Clerk Peterson’s dismissal
  • The average age of farmers is rising

  Newscast

  • Gov Hickenlooper makes plans to combat pill abuse
  • Politicians react to Oil and Gas Task Force findings
  • DMEA / Tri State negotiations break down, petition to federal agency continues
  • Therapeutic Specialist Discusses Recreation Program For Western Slope Seniors

  Newscast

  • Paonia High School wins several titles in state wrestling championship
  • State foresters report challenges fighting beetle kill in the wilderness
  • A look at the skier killed in Aspen, and dangers of avalanches in Colorado

  Newscast

  • Oil and gas task force held last meeting
  • Two skiers died on Monday
  • Public health district merger for Hinsdale, Mineral Counties on hold
  • Cane program has veterans thanking other vets

  Newscast

  • Teen pregnancy prevention bill makes it to Senate
  • DMEA finds work around in dealing with Tri State
  • Bill up for vote over water conservation education
  • Two men die in storage container fire in Grand Junction
  • Capital Conversation about oil and gas task force

  Newscast

  • Arrest made in NAACP bombing case
  • Bill to compensate mineral owners progresses
  • Telluride begs for snow
  • Discussion with Senator Donovan
  • National Heart Month brings attention to heart disease

Newscast

  • New Lawsuits Against Colorado's Marijuana Laws
  • Large Marijuana Grow Operation Found in Montrose
  • Cold Temps, Snow Predicted For Western Slope
  • Voter ID Bills Killed By Democratic-Led Committee
  • Limiting access to Wilderness "hot spots"

  Newscast

  • Mesa County Plans To Sue Feds Over Gunnison Sage Grouse Listing
  • Bill To Help Volunteer Fire Depts. Heads To Governor’s Desk
  • Cyber Bullying Bill Advances At Capitol
  • Obama To Name Browns Canyon As Natl. Monument
  • Connecting the Drops: Water Quality in Eastern Colorado

  Newscast

  • Voter ID laws heard at state capitol
  • Natural restorations coming to Telluride open spaces
  • Lawmakers push to get local food served at schools
  • Survey released about living in the West
  • Carbondale sees first possible murder in 12 years

  Newscast

  • Rural relief bill heard at capitol
  • Paonia Town Clerk gives letter of intent to sue the town
  • Methane leaks higher than thought, study suggests
  • Capitol conversation about the myriad of issues facing the legislature

  Newscast

  • Volunteer Fire Departments may be eligible for state money if bill passes
  • Pressure system causes warm weather, worry for farmers
  • BLM puts call out for community advisors
  • Bill that would give compensation to owners unable to drill makes progress

  Newscast

  • Republicans Gut Funding for Driver's License Program
  • Colorado Sues Feds Over Gunnison Sage Grouse Listing
  • Parent’s Bill of Rights Initially Passes Senate
  • Mesa County School District Uses Education To Combat Student Drug Use
  • Montrose Health Center Gets $422K To Prevent Youth Drug Use, Abuse

Newscast

  • Community voices opposed to Bull Mountain Unit
  • Mesa School District grapples with increase in student drug cases

  Newscast

  • BLM releases review of public comments over Thompson Divide drilling
  • Ophir aims to bring in high speed internet with US grant
  • Colorado schools struggle to talk about marijuana with students

  Newscast

  • Open enrollment for health insurance ends soon
  • The health of Colorado kids lag behinds nation, adults
  • Figures show rise in student drug use during first year of recreation marijuana
  • Paonia facing even more cuts to balance the budget

  Newscast

  • Paonia explains charges for dismissal against town clerk
  • Telluride ski patrollers vote on unionizing
  • Grand Junction to vote on internet, parkway
  • SMPA upgrades West End, foresees outages
  • Colorado Housing and Finance Authority has new grant for first time home buyers
  • Colorado House hears testimony on ‘Death with Dignity’ bill
  • Vaccination rates have Colorado health officials concerned

  Newscast

  • Teen pregnancy bill proposed in state legislature
  • S and P settles with Colorado for 21 million dollars
  • Rural aid bill killed in committee
  • Snowpack looks thin for this year
  • Horse disease cleared from Colorado

On this week's Local Motion, we’ll hear a roundup of some of the regional reporting that KVNF and partner stations have done.

  Newscast

  • Bills at state capitol look to incentivize energy savings
  • SMPA to give incentives for energy efficiency
  • Hickenlooper voices support for Colorado military base
  • Health effects of marijuana weighed in Colorado
  • Arrests in Mesa County

  Newscast

  • Paonia looking at the legality of firing a appointed official
  • St. Vincent in Leadville looks like it will remain open
  • City of Delta discussing ban on hash oil production, possession
  • Winter Celebration draws ice anglers out into the cold

  Newcast

  • Arrests made in Hays Drug Store break-in
  • Local ice climbing guide dies in fall
  • State looks at marijuana’s negative effects
  • Bill at state capitol looks to protect victims of sexual assault
  • Capitol Conversation on physician assisted suicide

  Newscast

  • San Miguel Sheriff requests detox facility in new medical center
  • Changes to big game hunting rules
  • 13-year-old dies in Mesa County ATV accident
  • Colorado bill would fund successful birth control program
  • Data released over marijuana DUI arrests
  • Oil and gas task force  meets today
  • Colorado National Monument superintendent to move to park in Utah

  Newscast

  • DMEA grapples with Tri State over local production
  • Bill requiring background checks for youth sports fails at the Capitol
  • Health authorities raise awareness of radon dangers

Newscast

  • Emergency flu shelter for homeless to open in Mesa County
  • DMEA builds business plan for fiber optic internet
  • Ouray hot spring pool gets renovation
  • Government may change way it charges for natural resources

  Newscast

  • Bill put forward to approve assisted suicide
  • Bull Mountain EIS comment period extended
  • Dry winter brings warm temps
  • A look ahead for farmers in 2015
  • Employment numbers for December show gains for Colorado, Western Slope 

  Newscast

  • Olathe student dies skiing
  • CMU student falls out of window, dies
  • Legislature considers banning powdered alcohol
  • Delta County sees increasing use of social services
  • Capitol Conversation about the new power dynamic in Denver

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