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010Welcome to the Carson Valley Times, the Valley’s locally owned and locally operated news magazine covering Gardnerville, Minden and the surrounding area.

Our mission is simple — to tell the story of your Valley, one person at a time — hence our tagline, “It’s Your Valley.”

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



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 several 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. His stories have appeared in several 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.



Scott Neuffer


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Scott Neuffer is a freelance writer who lives in Gardnerville with his wife Maria and son Andres. He recently published his first book, “Scars of the New Order,” which is available in local bookstores and on Barnesandnoble.com and Amazon.com. Besides reading and writing obsessively, he enjoys long walks on the beach, any beach, and poorly scripted romantic comedies. He can be reached at scott.neuffer@outlook.com.


Ron Harpin



Ron’s photos can be found at www.rahphotosnv.com.


Sheila Gardner

Sheila Gardner is a long-time Gardnerville resident. She recently retired after three decades at The Record-Courier. 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.


Chris Dickerson


Chris Dickerson

Chris Dickerson owns Sierra 4×4 in Gardnerville and makes a habit out of enjoying Carson Valley to its fullest. He is an avid mountain biker, hiker and paraglider and is one of the organizing members of  the Skydogs paragliding and paramotor group. He moved to the area with his family in 1978 to live in the Heitman home in town, which was owned his grandfather Myron Dressler. His father owned a general aviation business at Minden-Tahoe Airport from 1980 to 2008 and Chris attended kindergarten through high school here in Carson Valley before moving on to Western Nevada College. He worked at his father’s business until starting his own business in 2010. He and his wife, Alicia, have three children  and feel Carson Valley is is one of the best places to raise a family.

13 thoughts on “About”

  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. Love this concept and your site! I’ll help spread the word!

  3. Katie Brannan said:

    Congratulations! You’ve created a great resource for our community! Thank you!

  4. Michele Baumann said:

    Great job Joey Crandall!! Nice to see you take this on.

  5. Jonni Hill said:

    Joey…this is wonderful…totally enjoying it!

  6. Great job Joey!! This is an awesome page!!!!

  7. Thanks for providing a free news service for the citizens of Douglas County.

  8. Lisa dewitt said:

    Congrats Charlie!

  9. 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!

    • 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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