Nevada Press Association Best Web Site, Community Division: 2015 & 2016

PHONE: 775-781-6900  |  E-MAIL: editor@carsonvalleytimes.com | Est. July 1, 2013 


Welcome to the Carson Valley Times, the Valley’s locally owned and locally operated news magazine covering Gardnerville, Minden and the surrounding area.

We provide human interest and feature stories about the people and places that give this community its unique character. This is also your one-stop spot for community events, local trends and issues, and daily news updates to help give you insight into the inner-workings of Carson Valley.

This is not a comprehensive news source, nor will it ever be. Rather, we view it as a vibrant hub of community information and imagery. It’s a place to learn more about where we have come from as a community, where we are going, and what is going on this weekend.

We are a free news source and we thrive on community input and submissions when it comes to photos and story ideas. We’ll welcome poems and short stories the same as we’ll welcome sports scores and cooking recipes.

This will always be a fluid endeavor and it is our priority to take the input of our readers and use it to directly shape what this Web site will be. So please speak up! We look forward to talking with you.

– Joey Crandall

Publisher & Editor, Carson Valley Times


SUBMISSIONS: We thrive on reader and community input. Please feel free to send press releases, news tips, photos, videos, short stories, poems, recipes and letters to the editor to editor@carsonvalleytimes.com.

OBITUARIES: We run obituaries free of charge. Send them to editor@carsonvalleytimes.com.  Feel free to include a picture, a short biography, memorial service information. Because we are online only, we are not limited by any space constraints or word counts.

ADVERTISING: If you’d like to run an ad on the Carson Valley Times, visit this link for more information.



Joey Crandall


Publisher, Editor


Joey is a lifelong Carson Valley resident and a 1998 graduate of Douglas High School. He spent nearly 13 years as a professional journalist in Northern Nevada, first with the Reno Gazette-Journal and then 10 years with The Record-Courier in Gardnerville, before opening the Carson Valley Times in June 2013.
His work has garnered numerous awards over the years – including a Society of Professional Journalists regional Mark of Excellence Award for online in-depth reporting in 2002 and the Nevada Press Association’s Journalist of Merit Award in 2004, along with multiple Nevada Press Association awards in the time since. His stories have appeared in regional and national publications, including USAToday.com. He, his wife Megan and his two children live in Gardnerville. Minnie Mouse is not actually part of the family … although she keeps awkwardly showing up at family functions.


Ron Harpin


Ron is a long-time Carson Valley resident and local businessman who has an exceptional eye for photography. He was won multiple Nevada Press Association awards for his work for the Carson Valley Times. He is also an outstanding home inspector, chimney sweep and pest control expert. Ron’s photos can be found at www.rahphotosnv.com.

Sheila Gardner

Sheila Gardner is a long-time Gardnerville resident. She retired after three decades at The Record-Courier in April of 2014. She was named the Nevada Press Association’s Outstanding Journalist for 2014. While Sheila is enjoying retirement immensely, she is happy that she still has stories to tell. She can be reached at sheilagardner@netscape.com.


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  1. It’s a beautiful site!! Very clean and appealing and easy to navigate! I’m very excited for you both, Joey and Charlie! Great start and I’ll keep reading!

  2. This site is so outdated. Why wasn’t that horrible accident from this morning posted? It would be nice for working people to get notified of road issues. I guess the ” best breakfast award” is more important. Sheeesh!

  3. Reagan, thank you for your feedback.

    I think, as you’ll see, this site is not meant to be a comprehensive news source. It’s simply not our aim. We view this more as a news magazine, focusing on feature stories and positive accomplishments in the community. We do, as you note, much more human interest, community events and the lighter side of life – such as best breakfast – than we do hard, breaking news stories.

    We also do not cover politics or the court system (individual cases – though we do consider stories on trends and programs that may be of interest). For pressing issues, we do offer a link to the county emergency services scanner so you can listen to what is going on is situations like this morning. You can find that link on the left-hand side of the page or at the bottom of the page, or here: http://carsonvalleytimeswebcam.weebly.com/emergency-services-live-audio.html

    I apologize for falling short for you on your trip to work. I would be very glad to discuss with you further, or answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me any time at 775-781-6900 or joey@carsonvalleytimes.com. Thanks so much for your time, and for expressing your concern. — joey crandall

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