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

  • EPA regulates chemicals that were focus of Theo Colborn
  • Thousands sign up for health care in Colorado
  • Variety of voices heard at recent oil and gas meeting
  • Presidential pardons granted to two people on Western Slope 

On this week's Local Motion we are showcasing the regional reporting by the KVNF news team. We'll hear stories from Laura Palmisano, Jake Ryan and Bente Birkeland. They report on the struggles volunteer fire departments face, groundwater monitoring in the North Fork Valley, Colorado's spruce beetle epidemic, the proposed physician-assisted suicide bill, domestic violence, and solar energy.


  Newscast

  • Health Insurance enrollment deadline passed
  • Theo Colborn dies
  • Hermosa Creek now protected
  • Christmas Bird Count last weekend
  • Colorado internet sales tax issue heard by Supreme Court

  Newscast

  • Western Slope farmer works to maintain genetic diversity in rare sheep breed
  • New lawmakers learn about how to make laws
  • Colorado Sues Feds Over Sage Grouse Listing

  Newscast

  • Oil and Gas Taskforce meets in Rifle
  • Grants awarded to the area for conservation projects
  • Paonia Town Manager Jane Berry discusses the budget
  • Montrose School District tries to clear air over prayer in schools

  Newscast

  • Paonia makes cuts to balance budget
  • Tentative plan released for Thompson Divide
  • Gov. Hickenlooper unveils state’s first water plan

  Newcast

  • Artwork unveiled in North Fork libraries
  • Montrose County given economic incentives to hire
  • Colorado’s capitol building given facelift
  • Ski resorts try to fight dry season

  Newscast

  • National Weather Service celebrates volunteers
  • New Waldorf school possible in Delta County
  • Homeless shelter receives grant for new building
  • Proceedings begin for man arrested for poaching
  • Former teacher takes plea deal for sex crime

  Newscast

  • Town of Paonia faces cuts, layoffs
  • North Fork leaders discuss economic future, collaboration
  • WPX energy pays millions owed to mineral owners
  • Gov. Hickenlooper addresses long term unemployed
  • Tourism grants hope to boost the Western Slope

  Newcast

  • Gov. appoints new Ouray County Court Judge
  • North Fork meets to discuss economic future
  • Mesa County schools block cell phone app
  • Ceremony commemorates Sand Creek Massacre

  Newscast

  • Effects and reactions to Ferguson Missouri
  • Local Air Force pilot killed in crash
  • Hickenlooper apologizes for Sand Creek Massacre
  • Audubon Society looks for volunteers to count birds

  Newscast

  • Area schools receive state awards
  • No immediate plan for fluoride in Montrose water
  • Hospital in Lake County to shut down
  • Thousands enroll in health coverage last month

  Newscast

  • Telluride voices concern to EPA over climate change
  • Grants awarded to help access to health care
  • A look forward to next legislative session
  • A new sculpture installed in Carbondale
  • Police look to stop thefts of cars left running

  Newscast

  • Habitat for Humanity merges on Western Slope
  • College students push to drop support for fossil fuels
  • Communities push to make Farm to Table work economically
  • Cast list released for “Hateful Eight” 

  Newscast

  • Police crack down on drunk driving over the holiday weekend
  • A conversation with the Grand Master of Memory
  • A Colorado photographer reflects on the Wilderness Act

  Newscast

  • History of Thanksgiving
  • Amtrak routes running again
  • Montrose tries to keep shopping local
  • House fires peak on Thanksgiving Day

  Newscast

  • Telluride builds more affordable housing
  • Boulder begins bear proof container ordinance
  • Colorado pours money into medical marijuana research
  • Muddy Creek begins to fill Paonia Reservoir with mud

  Newscast

  • Recap of championship football game
  • Colorado will deliberate on assisted suicide
  • Arrest made in Paige Birgfeld case

  Newscast

  • Agreement on Roan Plateau drilling sees leases canceled
  • DMEA struggles to work internet into fiber optic plans
  • Open enrollment in Connect for Health Colorado begins

Newscast

  • Discussion with coach of Paonia Eagles, returning state champs
  • De Beque approves first pot shop, prepares for revenue
  • Oil and Gas commission hears concerns for autonomy

  Newscast

  • New program teaches critical art thinking to rural students
  • Investigation concludes in Black Forest Fire
  • Airports lose state grants for next year
  • Out-going Attorney General reflects on term

  Newscast

  • Grand Junction looks to avoid international trade taxes
  • A new ski training facility opens this month
  • Today is GIS day, a celebration of mapping

  Newscast

  • Football state finals starting soon
  • San Miguel greenhouse emissions increasing despite efforts
  • Open enrollment for marketplace begins
  • Protesters rally against Keystone Pipeline in Denver

  Newscast

  • Delta County opens health clinic for kids
  • Palisade’s close pot vote fails
  • Capital Conversation about divided control of statehouse
  • Fracking Death

  Newscast

  • Palisade pot vote gets final decision
  • Aquifer supplying Colorado farms starts to shrink

  Newscast

  • Sage Grouse listed as threatened species
  • Republicans elect new leadership in State Senate
  • Arch Coal and Forest Service decline to appeal ruling
  • Watch Newspaper sold off

  Newscast

  • Veterans talk about service
  • Maroon Bells struggles with crowd problems
  • Colorado launches program to make hospital food healthy

  Newscast

  • Veterans find support in Montrose
  • Chicken farm battle far from over
  • Weather turns south in Colorado

Newscast

  • Palisade Pot vote still in the air
  • Conversation about future of Colorado government
  • Montrose settles issue over dispatch fees
  • Telluride Hospital District chooses location

  Newscast

  • Telluride sees changing schools
  • Grow facilities become hot commodities
  • Colorado legislature in uncertain balance

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