To The Readers Of The Carson Valley Times … A Farewell Of Sorts

September will mark the close of a chapter both for myself and the Carson Valley Times. It has been my great honor to serve Carson Valley through this web site for the past four...

From The Experts: Addressing & Treating Lower Back Pain

by Zachary Child, MD, Barton Health · 2 min read Back problems can be severe. A natural alarm in the body signals a sudden, debilitating onset of gripping back pain. It not only hurts, but...

Keep Your Cool: How To Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses

​By Tamara Burns, RN, Barton Health · 2 min read It’s that time of year where heat-related illnesses are on the rise for locals and visitors alike. Heat illnesses include dehydration, heat exhaustion, and...

From The Experts: The Role Of Legacy Planning

Editor’s Note: This is the latest in a continuing series from Valley and regional professionals offering tips on their trade. Do you have an area of expertise that you’d like to share with our...

Guest Opinion: PEBP Members’ Alternate HMO Choice — What Is It Really About?

by Ed Epperson, CEO & President, Carson Tahoe Health · 3 min read CARSON CITY, Nev. — Members of the Nevada Public Employees’ Benefits Program (PEBP) have been notified of a new alternative insurance plan in...

From The Experts: Eighteen — The Magic Number?

Editor’s Note: This is the latest in a continuing series from Valley and regional professionals offering tips on their trade. Do you have an area of expertise that you’d like to share with our...

Letter To The Editor: Austin’s House Thanks Community For Support Of Cowboy Mardi Gras

Editor: The Board of Directors and staff of Austin’s House would like to thank the entire community for the tremendous support of our 9th Annual Cowboy Mardi Gras fundraiser held February 24th. Our successful...

From The Experts: IT Management — Maintaining Access To The Super Highway

Editor’s Note: This is the latest in a continuing series from Valley and regional professionals offering tips on their trade. Do you have an area of expertise that you’d like to share with our...

From The Experts: Telecommuting — Getting To Work Whatever The Weather

Editor’s Note: This is the latest in a continuing series from Valley and regional professionals offering tips on their trade. Do you have an area of expertise that you’d like to share with our...

Increasing Call Volumes Lead To Focus On Updating East Fork Fire Protection District Standard Of Cover

Courtesy of the East Fork Fire Protection District · 5 min read MINDEN, Nev. — It used to be only on very rare weather events or similar types of circumstance that the responders of...

Guest Opinion: Huntsman Cancer Institute & Carson Tahoe Cancer Center Working Together To Advance Cancer ‘Moonshot’

by John W Sweetenham, M.D., Executive Medical Director, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah · 2 min read Earlier this year, a national “moonshot” to defeat cancer was announced at the State of the Union. I was gratified...

Community Helps Corral Runaway Horse

by Deb Walker, Special to the Carson Valley Times • 3 min read Editor’s Note: We received this note from Deb Walker, whose horse – Tequila – ran off into the open spaces of Carson Valley...

Guest Opinion: ‘Farm-To-Table’ Community Concept Good For Douglas County

by Joan E. Neuffer • 7 min read The recent approval of the Farmstead at Corley Ranch has been the subject of much controversy, generating several news articles and personal letters from the residents of Douglas County....

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....

January is National Mentoring Month

by Susan Lippmann, Tahoe Youth & Family Services GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — Seven years ago, I was approached by the Mentor Coordinator at Tahoe Youth & Family Services and asked if I would like to be...

From The Experts: Use It Or Lose It (Your Muscles, That Is)

by Dr. Chris Blaha, Minden Chiropractic Editor’s Note: This is the latest in a continuing series from Valley and regional professionals offering tips on their trade. Do you have an area of expertise that...

From The Experts: Should I Ice Or Heat An Injury?

by Dr. Chris Blaha, Minden Chiropractic Editor’s Note: This is the latest in a continuing series from Valley and regional professionals offering tips on their trade. Do you have an area of expertise that...

Cornered: Town Beneath The Mountains

by Scott Neuffer New wind inside. New love for this town of mine. I drink the beauty of my neighborhood as one returning from the desert would drink handfuls of water. I drink the...

Cornered: Movies & Strip-Malling In Carson Valley

by Scott Neuffer Silence reigned as the credits rolled. Not a sound from the screen or audience. Not a person moving in their seat. Then I could hear it: the creep of tears behind...

Cornered: Meet George Wilson

by Scott Neuffer George Wilson is a 74-year-old retiree who lives in Gardnerville with his wife Linka. He is a father, a grandfather. He likes the Rams and the Lakers—the L.A. Rams, not the...