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Old 07-28-2007, 03:02 PM
 
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Hi there. We're thinking about moving back to Nevada. Still have property in Montello and considering Wells and Elko. Really miss the ranching atmosphere. Can anyone tell me if there is anything going on in or around Montello? Heard they were going to put in some big manufacturing plant at one time but I haven't found anything about it. Also, we've never drilled a well on our property. Does anyone know average depth for the area? Thanks for your help!
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:05 AM
 
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I'd be interested to hear about this too. I've been trying to drag my husband back to NV for years. We love the Elko/Wells areas.
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Old 08-09-2007, 09:13 AM
 
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Montello is really remote and a ranching environment. Many, many parcels had been sold there from 2.5 acres to 40 acres by Cattlemens Guarentee Company and later Bud out of Reno. The folks in town think you are an idiot for buying any of it, (yes I have done that!)
Water runs as shallow as 150 feet close to town and in some areas 400 plus feet for the good stuff. If you are in the hills forget it, also forget Power lines. Heading south 25 miles or so there are dry wells over 400 feet deep, and right out in the open, you fall in and you are gone forever!
People every so often move there, realize it is not that freindly and move on. It is SO dang quiet if you are not in town as it drives most folks away. Some older couples have moved there but if a spouse dies or becomes ill the other is all alone. I have some sad tales from folks I knew there. No medical care either.
NO shopping at all, and the rumor about them building some place to work at, (I have heard a power plant, and heard a factory) are false, I don't know who starts or keeps them going but they are 20 years old by now.
ALso do not build a second home there as they will steal the windows and then everything else while you are gone. Really! The ranches there often hire workers who, shall we say. speak little english and will take what they can get. An old horse stable several miles south of town had stalls that were converted into tiny apartments for some of these guys. The law in Montello last time I was there is a part timer who pumps gas for a living. You are sort of on your own.
Wells is much better, like a small town sort of, wouldn't mind living there. Elko is kind of busy for Nevada and getting too big for me, Spring Creek is run by the worlds largest HOA and sometimes can be a bear, plus cameras watching you at intersections. Look towards Cresent Valley, sure beats Montello. You can still find land in Montello on Ebay, the same parcels often sell over and over as unhappy owners abandon them.
The list of county land for sale at land auctions was over 3000 at one time hardly any now after the real estate boom as flippers bought them all up. Call the Elko County Treasurer if you want cheap out of the way land as they have an auction once or twice a year.
Be sure and visit in December or January, this part of Nevada can get so cold that older mobile homes literally break open!
Yet for some strange reason I like it.

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