Joey Crandall is the editor and publisher of the Carson Valley Times online news magazine in Gardnerville, Nev.
He has covered sports in Northern Nevada since 2000, first with the Reno Gazette-Journal and then a decade with The Record-Courier in Gardnerville before opening the Carson Valley Times in 2013. His work has garnered numerous 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 regional and national publications, including USAToday.com.
Upon realizing a lifelong dream of participating in curling, he quickly realized the sport was not designed to accommodate his denim jeans, which promptly split down the middle during his first throw.
From April to October, there are approximately three hours every day where he tends to lose touch with rational thought. The West Of Fenway blog became a necessary outlet for the irrational thoughts in a region of the country where few would care to know whether the Sox won or lost on a given day, much less discuss the particulars of the starting lineup.