On Burgers, Business & Horses: Carson Valley A Return To CVI Owner Mike Pegram’s Roots

by Joey Crandall, joey@carsonvalleytimes.com · 7 min read Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in September of 2016. MINDEN, Nev. — “Without community, you don’t have anything.” Mike Pegram let the statement sink in over the...

‘There’s A Lot More To Nevada Than The Lights Of Vegas’ — Nevada’s Boundless Land Revealed On Google Maps

Courtesy of TravelNevada Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in March of 2016. CARSON CITY, Nev. – TravelNevada joins the elite club of destination marketing organizations to borrow the Google Street View Trekker to collect...

Airbus Perlan Mission II Soars Into History, Sets World Record For Glider Altitude

Courtesy of Airbus Perlan Mission II · 2 min read EL CALAFATE, Argentina – Airbus Perlan Mission II, the world’s first initiative to send an engineless aircraft to the edge of space, made history Saturday...

Honor Flight Trip Springs Out Of Community & Senior Center Friendship

by Melissa Blosser, Douglas County Community Relations · 3 min read GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — Sometimes life’s grandest adventures can happen by chance. For Greg Silvestro and John and Gale Phillips, it was a hat and...

A Northern Nevadan’s Visual Guide To Spring Training

Staff Reports GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — Northern Nevada represents somewhat of a fanatical quandary as there is no true “home team” when it comes to baseball. You’re in a unique spot in terms of being within a...

A Christmas Tree In Vietnam: From The Memoirs Of Ted Pannell

Editor’s Note: Former Carson Valley resident Ted Pannell, a Vietnam Veteran with family still in the area, wished to share a Christmas story with the community. It appears below, first published in December 2015. by...

Multi-faceted Jessie’s Ranch Plan A Reach Back Into The Past To Benefit Douglas County’s Future

by Joey Crandall, joey@carsonvalleytimes.com · 12 min read MINDEN, Nev. — There is a length of chain hanging atop the fence at the old Seeman Ranch property off Buckeye Road in Minden. Like many obscure...

Reach For the Sky: Douglas Grad Krysta Palmer Aims For 2020 Olympics

by Joey Crandall, joey@carsonvalleytimes.com • 10 min read Lights. Two of them, shining brightly. They obscured everything but shadowy figures in the back of an NBC television trailer, parked outside the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis. “Once...

A Photographer’s Journey: ‘It’s About Finding Something Interesting In An Ordinary Place’

by Joey Crandall, joey@carsonvalleytimes.com • 12 min read It’s so easy now. You swipe your phone out of your pocket, wielding 8 megapixels of crystal clear resolution and tap that button until you can reasonably fill...

An Open Letter To The Class Of 2016

by Joey Crandall, Douglas High School Class of 1998 To the Class of 2016, As you grow older, you’ll start to mark, with a measure of minor panic, the passage of time in random and unique ways....

Loss Of Innocence: A Crime That Affects 1 In 10, But Few Talk About It

by Joey Crandall, joey@carsonvalleytimes.com “The reason why child victims of sexual abuse rarely speak out is that they think it is their fault and that they won’t be believed because the abuser is so...

‘It’s A Modern Day Quilting Bee’: How A Number Of Carson Valley Residents Are Impacting The Lives Of Children In Kenya

by Joey Crandall, joey@carsonvalleytimes.com Photos courtesy of Hallelujah Toffee · 6 min read Her name is Purity. Her father died and her mother was sick. The oldest of six children, she was was attempting to make...

‘Artistry In Perspective’: Douglas Grad Returns To Valley To Establish Photo Firm

by Joey Crandall, joey@carsonvalleytimes.com Photos by Tommy Walter, Exploring New Avenues GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — Perspective, it would seem, has as much to do with timing as it does positioning. If you grew up in...

Ag Aviation Academy Items, Photos & Stories Sought For Museum Collection

Staff Reports Editor’s Note: In September 2015, we ran a Letter to the Editor from Peter Youngblood, who had lived in Carson Valley for a brief period of time in the 1960s. He was a...

From A Skateboard To The Art Gallery: Douglas High Senior’s Work Drawing Attention

by Joey Crandall, joey@carsonvalleytimes.com GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — It was just doodles on paper, during class. But to Douglas High School senior Lukas Olsen, age 17, they just looked … well, right. “About two years...

Seeking Old Friends From 1960s Gardnerville Adventures At The Golden Bubble, The Adaven Hotel & Agricultural Aviation Academy

Editor’s Note: From the inception of the Carson Valley Times in July 2013, our aim has been to provide a venue for unique, sometimes non-linear and usually unorthodox storytelling. We enjoy the luxury of being...

A Bond Of Service & Sacrifice: East Fork Fire Bears The Memory Of 9/11

Editor’s Note: This story was first published on Sept. 11, 2015 by Joey Crandall, joey@carsonvalleytimes.com MINDEN, Nev. — East Fork Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Dave Fogerson pauses a moment, reflecting on the events of...

Overproducing Garden? Have You Considered The Carson Valley Community Food Closet?

Editor’s Note: This story was published in September of 2015. The statistics may have changed in the time since, but the idea of the community bringing its produce to the Food Closet remains the same. by Joey...

It Takes A Village: Project School Days Equips Students For Success

by Sheila Gardner, Special to the Carson Valley Times Editor’s Note: Born out of a discussion with Douglas County School District Administrators about how to highlight those making a positive impact on the education of...

When Hollywood Landed In Carson Valley: An Oral History Of ‘The Wizard’

Editor’s Note: This story originially published on June 12, 2015 by Joey Crandall, joey@carsonvalleytimes.com • 24 min read I don’t really remember how I got there. My best guess is that Aaron Sanchez’s mom drove us...