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Old 01-07-2013, 08:53 PM
 
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Some years ago Outside Magazine rated White Pine County as one of the top ten counties in the country for outdoors people.
I can imagine the hunting would be good, but how about the fishing? Close by lakes or ponds? What kind of fish?

Are hunting grounds close to the town? What game is available for hunting?

Are licenses for hunting and fishing expensive? I wouldn't imagine so, but perhaps for new residents.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:13 PM
 
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Is this job your looking for NVDOC?
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:17 PM
 
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Is this job your looking for NVDOC?
No, not for NVDOC. Watched enough of those cable prison shows to know that line of work isn't for me.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:29 AM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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I can imagine the hunting would be good, but how about the fishing? Close by lakes or ponds? What kind of fish?

Are hunting grounds close to the town? What game is available for hunting?

Are licenses for hunting and fishing expensive? I wouldn't imagine so, but perhaps for new residents.
Nevada tends toward the arid streams are not as common as back east. Cave Lake, and Duck Creek Reservoir has good fishing. Duck Creek was the private fishing hole for the management of the McGill mines. trout, maybe some bass.

Hunting, deer, big horn sheep, elk, chukar. I know Californians that will drive to White Pine County for hunting.

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Are hunting grounds close to the town?
This sentence is in beknownst to you, humorous. The whole state is "hunting grounds" with a few small towns set into them. You can also pack in to wilderness areas and pretty much, never see another soul for weeks on end.

The population density of White Pine County is 1 person per square mile. Nevada is not like other states. It is empty. Here is another stat. Nevada is about the size of Great Britain and Ireland, which contain about 70,000 towns. Nevada has about 70 towns. The third largest metro area behind Las Vegas Metro and the Reno,Sparks, Carson, Minden, Gardnerville mess is Elko with about 25,000 people.

A few years ago the starter went out on my pickup, we spent 2 days in a motel waiting for a starter motor for a Dodge to come in, I think by pony express.

The prison has changed the town. Small towns that wanted prisons for the "jobs" often regretted getting one. The families of inmates like to be near the inmates. So they move to those small towns, with a negative effect on the tranquility of the small towns.

I knew some guys in Ely, in high school they would try to get into the downtown cathouses, but since everyone in town knew everyone, they would get found out.

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Old 01-08-2013, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Pahrump, NV
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Just an FYI - not all "prisons" are the same. I know nothing of the prison in Ely, but Pahrump recently got their own "prison". There were some people in town protesting this thing coming thru because of the families of inmates would bring negative effects to the town. Our "prison" is not a prison, it's a detention center. While it may look the same on the outside, it's population is different.

prison = you've been sentenced, sent to a facility to house you until your sentence is completed

detention center = you've been convicted, but not yet sentenced. You are held in a detention center until you've been sentenced & then bussed to the prison to serve your time. Your time in the detention center is ~90 days, with a maximum of 365 days.

This ends the educational portion of this post....
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:00 PM
 
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Nevada tends toward the arid streams are not as common as back east. Cave Lake, and Duck Creek Reservoir has good fishing. Duck Creek was the private fishing hole for the management of the McGill mines. trout, maybe some bass.

Hunting, deer, big horn sheep, elk, chukar. I know Californians that will drive to White Pine County for hunting.
Very informative! Even if I don't get the job and move to Ely, this thread should be a very useful update for the next person who comes along with questions about the town.

Anyone know the rental housing price range for a small 1-2 bedroom/1-2 bathroom place?
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:38 PM
 
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Thanks for the update. Very informative! There's a few other small towns around the country I've applied to for jobs (gotta love the Obama economy!), and from what you've said, Ely sounds quite hardy and remote, but not the most isolated I've researched.




What type of work are you looking for? Have you applied to any in Elko? I know people that relocated from Florida and Georgia for great paying jobs there.

Check my recent posting history. You will come across some links about the boom up there.


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Old 01-13-2013, 04:34 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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Ely sounds quite hardy and remote, but not the most isolated I've researched.
In the lower 48, what have you found that is more isolated, other than Gabbs.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I applied for a job in Ely, so I'm curious to know about this town of 4200. I have read previous threads about people asking questions about the town, but they were mostly from 2009 or before.

Here's what I have gathered about Ely thus far: 1) Two main employers--prison and mine; 2) Isolated town hundreds of miles from other cities and major outlets; 3) great town for being an outdoorsman and hunter; 4) It gets very cold and snows a lot in winter, and milder summers than Las Vegas; 5) one grocery store and another small market, but prices are high; 6) scarcity of rentals and they are older, but availability if you want to buy a house.

Is this description about the same as it was in 2009?
That's about it. On the bright side, there is also a legal brothel or two.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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In the lower 48, what have you found that is more isolated, other than Gabbs.
I can't think of any.
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