Brian Cambria

A former member of the KVNF board of directors, Brian can be heard delivering the KVNF local newscast each weekday morning. Brian has lived on the Western Slope for ten years, and in the West for almost forty. His other work in transportation, events and tours takes him away occasionally, but affords him the opportunity to return with a fresh perspective from other western communities. Brian helps create the daily newscast, and finds time for his own interviews about local issues. E-mail: brian (at) kvnf.org

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Headlines:

  • Delta County Stands For Second Amendment
  • Legislature Debates School Funding
  • Drought Prompting Water Users To Think Outside The Irrigation Box
  • Local Vintner Working For Alternative To Gas Development
  • Delta County Landfill Now Charges To Accept Tires
  • Sandhill Crane Count

Headlines:

  • Capitol Conversation - State Budget
  • Pipeline Leak Reveals Holes In Regulatory System
  • Threat of Colony Collapse Coming to a Beehive Near You
  • Crane Count: 750 last night; 11,000 so far

Colorado is now the 8th state in the country to allow civil unions for same sex couples. Governor John Hickenlooper signed the measure into law on Thursday in front of an enthusiastic crowd. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Headlines:

  • Gov Threatens Veto of Death Penalty Repeal
  • Joint Committee Struggles With Marijuana Regs
  • Thompson Divide Drilling Could Mean Big Economic Loss
  • Energy Companies Cited As Mystery Leak Subsides
  • Gov Signs Civil Unions Bill Into Law

Governor John Hickenlooper signed a trio of gun control bills on Wednesday, just hours after news broke that Colorado’s top corrections officer had been gunned down in his home. While the moment was overshadowed by the news of Tom Clements death, gun rights groups say they will use the gun legislation as part of a campaign to try and remove Democrats from power. Bente Birkeland reports from the capitol.


Headlines:

  • Gov Signs Gun Bills, Opponents Vow Political Revenge
  • Doctors Refuse Fracking Fluid Confidentiality
  • Child Poverty in Colorado Growing
  • Residents Return Home After Grand Junction Gas Explosion
  • KVNF Sports Report with Tamie Meck

A bill to repeal the death penalty in Colorado got its first committee hearing at the capitol on Tuesday. The issue is especially personal for some lawmakers and is sure to be contentious as it moves through the statehouse. After a long debate the committee delayed a vote on the measure, and as Bente Birkeland reports, the hearing was filled with heart wrenching stories.


Headlines:

  • Bill Would Fund More Oil & Gas Inspectors
  • Grand Junction Gas Explosion Causes Injuries, Evacuations
  • Parachute Hydrocarbon Leak Continues
  • Death Penalty On Table At Legislature
  • DOE Favors Uranium Leasing Continuation
  • Delta County Honors Local Veteran

Headlines:

  • Parachute Oil Leak Continues; Source Remains a Mystery
  • Delta County Oil/Gas Liaison To Report on Nominations/Sales
  • Attend a Bear Hunting Workshop
  • State Unemployment Drops
  • State Economy Looking Up

State lawmakers are a little more than halfway through the legislative session, and there’s been no shortage of drama and divisive issues. Bente Birkeland takes stock of what’s happened so far and what’s ahead as part of our capitol conversation series.


Headlines:

  • Capitol Conversation: What's Happened; What's Ahead
  • Natural Gas Liquid Leaking North of Parachute
  • iSeeChange
  • New Kids On The Block

Civil unions will soon be a reality for gay and lesbian couples in Colorado. The state legislature passed a bill Tuesday allowing civil unions and it’s now off to the Governor for his signature. As Bente Birkeland reports, it marks the end of a long and often bitter legislative journey.


Headlines:

  • Civil Union Bill Passes, Awaits Gov's Signature
  • Another Lawsuit In The Delta County Chicken War
  • Joint Committee To Light Up Meetings Over Pot Rules
  • Gallup Poll Says Coloradans Are Happiest

Universal background checks for all gun purchases, and a ban on high capacity magazines are among the five Democratic backed gun bills clearing the state senate after a vigorous debate on Monday. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Headlines:

  • BLM Must Tell Who Nominated NF Valley For Leasing By April 15th
  • ATV Activists Protest To Maintain Access To Public Lands
  • Legal Pot Sales Bummed Out By Fed Banking Regs
  • State Senate Clears Five Gun Bills
  • Sanhill Cranes In Delta County Find New Staging Area
Marty Durlin

KVNF’s Brian Cambria talks with gun owners and second amendment supporters waiting to buy ammunition, about why they’re stockpiling.


Headlines:

  • Most Colorado Gun Deaths Are Suicides
  • Ammo Buyers Talk About Stockpiling
  • Capitol Conversation: Education Funding Lawsuit Goes To State Supreme Court
  • Cherry Creek Mortgage Challenges Fed Health Insurance Mandate Over Religious Beliefs
  • iSeeChange on the Pollen Season: Longer and More Intense

Headlines:

  • Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance Meets in Grand Junction
  • Ft Collins Bans Fracking, Awaits Lawsuits
  • State Supreme Court Hears School Funding Arguments Today
  • Pass The Mic Featured This Weekend In Paonia

Headlines:

  • Snowpack and Reservoirs Lower Than Last Year
  • Forest Service Seeks Comments On Ski Area Water Policy
  • KVNF's Comment Line Debuts On-air
  • Commentary: "Attack On Rights Report" From Matthew Caine

The gun debate was front and center at the state capitol yesterday as proposals already approved in the house made their way to senate committees. It was a marathon day of testimony that also included debate on three new Democratic-backed bills. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Headlines:

  • Federal Sequestration Will Affect County Health Services
  • State Senate Committee Passes Several Gun Measures
  • Delta Commissioners Hear Both Sides On Gun Debate
  • High School Basketball Update
  • Sage-Grouse Comment Period Extended

Lawmakers are nearing the midpoint of the state’s legislative session. So far a discussion on gun violence has dominated much of the debate under the gold dome. But, as part of our capitol conversation series, Bente Birkeland takes a look at some of the other big issues lawmakers will tackle.


Headlines:

  • Legislative Agenda Is Not All About Guns
  • NF Trees Portend Serious Fire Danger
  • Western Slope Skies: Comet In The Western Skies

Civil unions supporters in Colorado are entering the home stretch as they move legislation through the state house. As Bente Birkeland reports, a bill to allow civil unions cleared the house judiciary committee on Thursday with bi-partisan support. It's expected to pass the full house by mid-March.


Headlines:

  • Civil Unions Bill Moving Steadily Towards Passage
  • Carbondale Residents Say No To Thompson Divide Leases
  • State Democratic Legislators Targeted Over Their Gun Control Votes
  • KVNF Sports Report With Tamie Meck

Headlines:

  • Delta PD Incident Sends One to Hospital
  • Adultery and Fornication - Change the Law
  • iSeeChange: Farmers, Miners and Scientists Talk Over Climate Change

Headlines:

  • Colorado's Legislature to Define Driving While High
  • Mesa County Schools' Security Work Group Wants Guns In Schools
  • Sandhill Cranes Begin Their Annual Migration
  • Big Game Hunting License Seminar Coming Next Month
  • Statewide Coalition Delivers Anti-Fracking Petition to Governor and Legislature

Headlines:

  • West Elk Mine Has Long Record of Perfect Compliance
  • "Day of Resistance" Rallies Against Gun Control
  • Colorado Wild Horses Moving To Montana
  • Thompson Divide Leasing Options Confusing
  • Illegal Immigrants Likely To Get In-state Tuition
  • What Sequestration Might Mean To Colorado

Colorado’s gun control debate is making national news because of remarks from one Democratic lawmaker about rape. The comments came during a debate on banning concealed carry weapons on college campuses. As part of our capitol conversation series Bente Birkeland takes a look at the political ramifications and what's driving the story.


Headlines:

  • Capitol Conversation: Gun Control Debate Gets Weird
  • BLM May Allow Bypass Of Oil Shale Development Procedures
  • Bears In-Town Forays Higher Than Ever Last Year
  • iSeeChange Update: Biking Season on Jumbo Mountain Extended
  • Paonia Wrestlers Win Second State Title in a Row, Fourth Overall

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