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 student, and later an instructor at the Agricultural Aviation Academy. The following article is in follow-up to the response to that letter. GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — Following a September Letter To The … Continue reading Ag Aviation Academy Items, Photos & Stories Sought For Museum Collection

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 ago, I sanded down my skateboard and took what I’d been doing on paper to the longboard,” he said. “I was pretty happy with how it turned out.” From there he … Continue reading From A Skateboard To The Art Gallery: Douglas High Senior’s Work Drawing Attention

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 able to tell broader stories in bits and pieces over time, layering over previously published stories as we obtain more information with the onset of time. We take a special kind … Continue reading Seeking Old Friends From 1960s Gardnerville Adventures At The Golden Bubble, The Adaven Hotel & Agricultural Aviation Academy

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 Sept. 11, 2001 – when 19 militants associated with al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets on United States soil. “The thing that still speaks the most … Continue reading A Bond Of Service & Sacrifice: East Fork Fire Bears The Memory Of 9/11

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 Crandall, joey@carsonvalleytimes.com • 6 min read GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — For you gardeners out there,  perhaps you’ve run into this scenario before: You work all spring cultivating the soil, preparing seedlings and timing your … Continue reading Overproducing Garden? Have You Considered The Carson Valley Community Food Closet?

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 children within the community, we’re setting out on a  journey to introduce you to the people who quietly make a difference every day in our school system. We’ll gladly accept nominees … Continue reading It Takes A Village: Project School Days Equips Students For Success