Patricia Naft

Morning 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.

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NEWS
8:14 am
Wed May 28, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  Newscast

  • Update on Collbran Landslide

  • Memorial Day Weekend services

  • Colorado’s branding effort builds steam

NEWS
8:23 am
Tue May 27, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

massive landslide near Collbran

Newscast  

  •   Massive landslide near Collbran
  • The body of Claudia Ruiz found

  • 5 day Rendezvous near Montrose

NEWS
8:20 am
Mon May 26, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, May 26, 2014

  Newscast

  • Massive Landslide near Collbran
  • Missing woman found dead
  • CDOT final open house about transit issues
  • Colorado one step closer to hosting Republic National Convention
  • Trout Lake near Telluride to be closed for second summer in a row
  • Driver of deadly crash arrested on human trafficking charges
  • List of nearby Memorial Day ceremonies
  • Cottonwood and Guanella Passes open
NEWS
8:15 am
Fri May 23, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, May 23, 2014

  Newscast

  • Ouray deals with road closure

  • Education bills become law

  • Delta County school board member proposes teaching bible

  • Seasonal roads open

NEWS
8:20 am
Thu May 22, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, May 22, 2014

Missing woman, Claudia Ruiz, 44

  Newscast

  •  a boy dies after a fall at Colorado National Monument
  • Woman from Silt still missing
  • Marijuana edibles laws
  •  Vaccine law
  • Colorado Capitol Conference
  • Colorado river reaches ocean
NEWS
8:18 am
Wed May 21, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

MISSING SILT WOMAN, AGE 44, CLAUDIA RUIZ

  Newscast

  • Woman missing from Silt

  • Insurance regions being redrawn in Colorado

  • State Trooper released from hospital

  • Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack visits Colorado

  • Five men indicted for scamming elderly

NEWS
8:14 am
Tue May 20, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, May 19, 2014

  Newscast

  • Number of craft breweries in Colorado doubles since 2009
  • Montrose receives grant to start planning Food Hub
  • Colorado becomes first “Right to Try” state
NEWS
8:21 am
Mon May 19, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, May 19, 2014

  Newscast

  • Unemployment drops

  • Ouray declares economic disaster

  • Final part in series on cost of ignoring mental illness

NEWS
8:15 am
Fri May 16, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, May 16, 2014

  Newscast

  • Outlook for Colorado Wildfires

  • Possible Interim Town Manager for Paonia

  • Part 3 on the cost of mental health in Colorado

NEWS
8:17 am
Thu May 15, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, May 15, 2014

  Newscast

  •  Africanized Honey Bees found in Palisade
  • Part 2 of a series on the cost of mental health in Colorado
NEWS
8:17 am
Wed May 14, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

  Newscast

  • Paonia house destroyed in fire

  • Meeting in Montrose about plans to combat beetle kill

  • Ouray mine purchased by foreign investors

  • Part one of a series on the cost of mental health in Colorado

NEWS
8:16 am
Tue May 13, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  Newscast

  • Colorado broadband bill signed to law
  • US Rep. Jared Polis now using Bitcoin
  • San Miguel County awards money for going green
  • Capitol conversation about possible special legislative session about oil and gas
NEWS
8:18 am
Mon May 12, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, May 12, 2014

  Newscast

  • Legislative session wrap-up
  •  Runoff to be higher than expected this summer
  • Police searching for missing Nucla man
  • BLM seeks public comment
NEWS
8:18 am
Fri May 9, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, May 9, 2014

  Newscast

  • I-70 shooting of a police officer
  •  Colorado lawmakers pass law to create a banking system for marijuana dispensaries
  • 2014 legislative session wraps up
  •  Mesa County Sheriff joining Hickenlooper administration
  • Western Slope Skies
NEWS
8:17 am
Thu May 8, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, May 8, 2014

  Newscast

  • Delta Memorial Hospital to take over North Fork Medical Clinics

  • USA Pro Challenge bike race route includes McClure and Kebler passes

  • Colorado has 3rd most craft breweries in the country

  • BLM holds oil and gas hearing in DeBeque to hear the pro-industry perspective

NEWS
8:16 am
Wed May 7, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

  Newscast

  •  Marijuana edibles labeling bill passes
  •    Fish and Wildlife reconsidering Gunnison sage grouse listing
  • Lawmakers to shut down state’s tire landfills by 2018
  • Local Tea Party rally sparsely attended
  • Climate change is real – the southwest is getting warmer
NEWS
8:25 am
Tue May 6, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

  Newscast

  • Statehouse reporters assess this year’s legislative session
  •  Police use of force in Grand Junction is up
  • Republican House leader Amy Stephens discusses her time in office
NEWS
8:20 am
Mon May 5, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, May 5, 2014

  Newscast

  • BLM delays draft of Resource Management Plan for North Fork; advocates of Alternative Plan prepare for DC trip
  • Wildfire prevention bill faces opposition in state senate
  • Health Department finds no cause of fetal anomolies in Garfield County
  • Edible marijuana bill languishes in committee
NEWS
8:20 am
Fri May 2, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, May 2, 2014

  Newscast

  • DNA testing for post conviction crime

  • Israeli water project presentation

  • Montrose County Manager Resigns

  • Wyoming Law Enforcement to Track Marijuana arrests

  • San Miguel County Commissioners offer apology to the Utes

  • Missing Person reported in Nucla

NEWS
8:34 am
Thu May 1, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, May 1, 2014

  Newscast

  • A new campaign to fight ballot initiatives
  • Utah man indicted on federal charges of stealing a fossilized dinosaur footprint
  • Outbreak of fifth disease in Mesa County
  •  Local jails refusing Immigration and Customs Enforcement holds
  • United States Forest Service cannot charge fees to visitors for just parking
  • North Fork county commissioner Mark Roeber receives letter urging legalization of commercial marijuana growing in the North Fork
NEWS
8:18 am
Wed April 30, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  Newscast

  •  Colorado voters may be asked to “tweak” the 4th Amendment
  •  PTSD rejected a third time as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana
  •  Conservation Center’s Sarah Sauter talks about the importance of the Gunnison Basin Roundtable meeting tonight in Hotchkiss
  • Senate committee kills oil and gas health study
NEWS
8:24 am
Tue April 29, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  Newscast

  • Speaker Ferrandino looks back on his leadership in the Colorado House
  •  Sandhill crane count up this year at Eckert reservoir
  • Colorado residents say they like marijuana…with some notable exceptions
  • Feral cats relocate along with residents of Basalt mobile home park
  • Frontier lowers fares, but you pay for bin space and seat assignments
NEWS
8:19 am
Fri April 25, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Friday, April 24, 2014

  Newscast

  • Delta’s Meadow Gold plant, open since 1951, to close
  • New poll says Senate race tied between Udall and Gardner
  • Neurosurgeon Shogan enters Senate race as an Independent
  • Hickenlooper undecided on banning traffic cameras
  • Record low in Grand Junction yesterday heralds another round of winter
  • Tipton has raised more than all his opponents combined
NEWS
8:31 am
Thu April 24, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Thursday, April 24, 2014

  Newscast

  • Bill to boost Agritourism passes State Senate
  • Poll shows Hickenlooper with edge over GOP rivals
  • Conservation group sues Fish & Wildlife over failure to list prairie dog as endangered
  • Delta County way over budget to fix roof on jail
  • Hemp bill clears Senate
  • Watered-down vaccine bill passes after angry parents claim government overreach
NEWS
8:16 am
Wed April 23, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

  Newscast

  • Dems urge study of severance tax in state senate
  • A measure to increase fines for violations by gas and oil industry passes state house
  • Colorado prepares to sue Feds over sage grouse listing
  • Legislature moves to prevent poor from being jailed if they can’t pay petty fines
  • Garfield County hantavirus victim recovering
NEWS
8:18 am
Tue April 22, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

  Newscast

  • Charrette Family celebrates son’s life with Axel Project
  • BLM considering “wildlife emphasis areas”
  • Telluride Airport Authority will advise travelers on marijuana laws and rewrite employee handbook 
NEWS
8:17 am
Mon April 21, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Monday, April 21, 2014

  Newscast

  • Lawmakers debate oil and gas study bill
  • A new state website makes child abuse data more accessible
  • The ACLU will not  drop its lawsuit over THE Grand Junction panhandling ordinance
  • The Town of Ridgway gets A half a million dollar grant for streetscaping
  • The Residents of the Roaring Fork Valley urge BLM to cancel Thompson Divide oil and gas leases
NEWS
8:13 am
Fri April 18, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Friday, April 18, 2014

  Newscast

  • Democrats kill Colorado abortion rights bill
  •  Western Slope schools have high rates of unvaccinated kids
  • Palisade peach loses bid to become state fruit
NEWS
8:15 am
Thu April 17, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Thursday, April 17, 2014

  Newcast

  • Rural Coloradans may be able to testify on bills remotely
  • Some NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS could receive in-state tuition in Colorado
  • Seed shortage stymies hemp growers
  • Climate change affecting broad-tailed humming birds
NEWS
8:14 am
Wed April 16, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  Newscast

  • Capitol Conversation: remaining bills this legislative session
  • Did this week's cold snap hurt Western Colorado fruit trees?
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