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 crowd assembled for the annual Critical Issues Conference, presented by the Business Council of Douglas County, at the Carson Valley Inn Thursday morning. “…And we have the greatest community in the … Continue reading On Burgers, Business & Horses: Carson Valley A Return To CVI Owner Mike Pegram’s Roots

‘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 images of less-traveled areas in Nevada for use on Google Maps. The areas will also be mapped on the TravelNevada website and available for use by any participating tourism entity, such … Continue reading ‘There’s A Lot More To Nevada Than The Lights Of Vegas’ — Nevada’s Boundless Land Revealed On Google Maps

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 in the Patagonia region of Argentina by soaring to over 52,000 feet and setting a new world altitude record for gliding. The glider is based out of the Minden Tahoe Airport. … Continue reading Airbus Perlan Mission II Soars Into History, Sets World Record For Glider Altitude

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 chance crossing of paths at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center that will land Greg and John in Washington, D.C., in September of 2017. Enrolling Douglas County residents with … Continue reading Honor Flight Trip Springs Out Of Community & Senior Center Friendship

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 healthy day’s drive of the Giants, A’s, Angels, Dodgers or Padres (and, if you’re really stretching things, the Diamondbacks). You can keep an eye on the future of any of those clubs … Continue reading A Northern Nevadan’s Visual Guide To Spring Training

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 Ted Pannell, Special to the Carson Valley Times · 5 min read Our dayroom had a bar, pool table, tables, chairs, a radio and cassette player. The old six-story hotel in Saigon … Continue reading A Christmas Tree In Vietnam: From The Memoirs Of Ted Pannell