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

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’

Growing Up Gardnerville: The Summer Of ’96

Growing Up Gardnerville is a series of vignettes and short stories, combining the moments we’ve experienced, heard about and imagined in this wonderful Valley. It is an indulgence of the memory, Twainian in nature: It’s how it happened, clouded by years of exaggerated re-telling. The series premiered in June 2014 with “The Lake.” The places are real, some of the events are too, but names have … Continue reading Growing Up Gardnerville: The Summer Of ’96

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