Good Morning, Carson Valley: July 1
by Joey Crandall, firstname.lastname@example.org
GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — Today marks two years since opening up the Carson Valley Times. I’ve been humbled and overwhelmed during that span not only with the welcome we’ve received with what we are trying to do, but also in how you, the readers, have added to it and helped shape it over the past two years.
From the incredible photos you regularly submit to the story ideas and suggestions on how the web site could serve the community better, this publication reflects you as much as it does anything I hoped it could become. I’d had the thought to compile a list thanking every individual that has directly contributed at least one thing to the Web site over the past two years. I ditched that idea, though, as the list quickly grew from the hundreds into the thousands and I realized the potential of inadvertently leaving someone out was inordinately high.
So, instead, I thank you all for giving us a chance and for helping us out along the way. On Day 1 we had something along the lines of 300 to 500 people check it out. In the time since, we’ve been read 1.6 million times with a monthly readership as of this past month sizing nearly 29,000 unique visitors.
We’re looking forward to whatever comes next.
That being said, I am taking the rest of today off, not to celebrate the CVT’s birthday, but to celebrate my now-6-year-old son’s birthday. We’ll be back in service tomorrow.
It is Farmers Market Day in Gardnerville with the Lampe Park Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Sierra Chef Farm to Fork Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Sierra Gourmet Grill parking lot, 1378 Highway 395.
The Douglas County Public Library hosts storytime at 10:30 a.m. at Lampe Park near the Farmers Market. Children ages three and up are invited to attend. The program includes stories, music, and crafts. Information, douglas.lib.nv.us, or call the library at 775-782-9841.
The library is also hosting movie day at its Minden Branch with The Incredibles (PG) at 11:00 a.m., Spy Kids (PG) at 1:10 p.m., and Spy Kids 2 (PG) at 2:45 p.m. Free popcorn and air conditioning provided.
It’ll be hot this afternoon, with a high of 97 degrees and isolated thunderstorms expected with a 20 percent chance of precipitation and light winds.
That’s a full lid for this morning. Take care out there and have a great day.
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