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Old 07-13-2017, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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Far from their respective capitals, in a arid terrain, somehow isolated. Let's say you are like an inventor, you need privacy so you can build your stuff( think about the junkyard war tv show) which would you choose taking the following into consideration.
Cost of electronic and machinery stuff
cost to rent a shed
local politics and law enforcement:in which city would they leave you alone
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Old 03-09-2018, 05:09 PM
 
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Far from their respective capitals, in a arid terrain, somehow isolated. Let's say you are like an inventor, you need privacy so you can build your stuff( think about the junkyard war tv show) which would you choose taking the following into consideration.
Cost of electronic and machinery stuff
cost to rent a shed
local politics and law enforcement:in which city would they leave you alone
How are they forgotten? Farmington NM wins over Elko any day. Elmo is expensive for a town it's size for being as isolated as it is. Farmington is charming, has slightly better weather, and there is easy access to CO. I've seen Elko many times and I swear there seems to be more cops than ordinary citizens. I went to the Basque festival two years ago and I despise that town. Do farmington. It isn't as uptight, cold, and unfriendly as Elmo.
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:05 PM
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Location: Ontario
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How are they forgotten? Farmington NM wins over Elko any day. Elmo is expensive for a town it's size for being as isolated as it is. Farmington is charming, has slightly better weather, and there is easy access to CO. I've seen Elko many times and I swear there seems to be more cops than ordinary citizens. I went to the Basque festival two years ago and I despise that town. Do farmington. It isn't as uptight, cold, and unfriendly as Elmo.
Agree, Farmington is not too bad at all.

Bonus....close to Durango, Colorado and the San Juan Mountains,
most scenic range in the Colorado Rockies, not to mention also
close to Four Corners/Monument Valley

Elko is really in the middle of nowhere, not my cup of tea.
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Old 03-09-2018, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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There is one difference that many are not recognizing. Farmington has no Interstate access for hundreds of miles, while Elko is right on I-80. This counts for a lot, such as gas, food, lodging, as the old signs used to say.
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Old 03-10-2018, 12:56 AM
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Location: Ontario
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There is one difference that many are not recognizing. Farmington has no Interstate access for hundreds of miles, while Elko is right on I-80. This counts for a lot, such as gas, food, lodging, as the old signs used to say.
Elko, Nevada is on I-80....but still isolated....

Elko is 290 miles east of Reno.....and 230 miles west of Salt Lake City.

Farmington has plenty of gas, food, lodging...it is a bigger town.
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Old 03-10-2018, 06:00 AM
 
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No state income tax in Nevada.
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Old 03-10-2018, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Elko? Haha Elko is a pit stop for gas and really nothing else. At least that's my observation having stopped there many times. Here is post of mine from 2013 in a thread discussing the term 'The City'
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Last year I was in Elko, NV pumping gas when the attendant said that he saw my license plate frame said "Mercedes Benz of Oakland" so he said "if I were that close to THE CITY, Id party there every weekend"...500 miles from SF this happened so apparently SF still symbolizes that to lots of folks in this part of the country.
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Old 03-10-2018, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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Geography April 1, 2010 Population Estimate (as of July 1)
Census Est Base 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Elko, NV Micro Area 50,805 50,929 51,067 51,492 53,066 54,520 54,636 53,823 54,085
Farmington, NM Metro Area 130,044 130,045 130,135 127,991 128,331 126,518 124,055 118,701 115,079

According to 2016 estimates, Farmington has seen the largest % population decline of any metro area in the nation since the 2010 census. This part of New Mexico appears to be very economically depressed and dependent on mining industries. Elko hasn't exactly been booming by Nevada standards, but at least with the exception of 2015 it has grown a little each year.

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Old 03-11-2018, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Bottom line, Elko is well positioned. Farmington seems to be less endowed currently.
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Old 03-11-2018, 09:43 PM
 
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Elko? Haha Elko is a pit stop for gas and really nothing else. At least that's my observation having stopped there many times. Here is post of mine from 2013 in a thread discussing the term 'The City'
Pit stop? It's a full-on city.
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