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 you’re in that moment, I don’t know, it’s hard to describe the feeling,” said Douglas High graduate and Carson Valley native Krysta Palmer, 24. “It’s the chair I’m sitting in, two … Continue reading Reach For the Sky: Douglas Grad Krysta Palmer Aims For 2020 Olympics

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 a frame. You quickly check back over 15 carbon-copy images – maybe a couple differing blinks of the eye amidst the bunch – pick the one most ‘in-focus’ and decide it’ll … Continue reading A Photographer’s Journey: ‘It’s About Finding Something Interesting In An Ordinary Place’

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. First, it’ll be your friends getting married. Then, you’ll see their kids tagging along when you pass them in the grocery store, and you’ll think “Oh my, it couldn’t have been … Continue reading An Open Letter To The Class Of 2016

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 admired by others. They don’t feel they have a voice … Some of them, or most of them, are damaged for life, whether they realize it or not …” — Anonymous … Continue reading Loss Of Innocence: A Crime That Affects 1 In 10, But Few Talk About It

‘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 ends meet by selling bananas on the side of the road. In Kenya, due to the limited availability secondary schools, many students have difficulty gaining access to the secondary education system. … Continue reading ‘It’s A Modern Day Quilting Bee’: How A Number Of Carson Valley Residents Are Impacting The Lives Of Children In Kenya

‘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 Carson Valley, you know this part of the script already. You graduate from high school and you’re dying to see what’s on the other side of those mountains for yourself. So … Continue reading ‘Artistry In Perspective’: Douglas Grad Returns To Valley To Establish Photo Firm