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Old 04-12-2006, 01:24 PM
 
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We are thinking about relocating to Winnemucca.
What kind of jobs are available? My husband is an owner/operator.
I am not familiar with high desert climate, what is it like?
Gardening - What type of plants grow?
Thanks
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Old 05-11-2006, 12:09 PM
 
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Talking me too!

My husband and I are thinking about a move to winnemucca as well. I have no idea what its like there - he's going there for a job. not sure whats to be offered there...i live in central oregon now - same climate as winnemucca, and nothing grows here unless you've got an inherited green-thumb, lol.
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Old 06-18-2006, 11:46 AM
 
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It's not hot very Pleasant Weather.
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Old 08-08-2006, 10:56 AM
 
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We are thinking about relocating to Winnemucca.
What kind of jobs are available? My husband is an owner/operator.
I am not familiar with high desert climate, what is it like?
Gardening - What type of plants grow?
Thanks
Winnemucca's economy is primarily controlled by the ups and downs of the mining industy, i.e. gold mining. Summers are hot, winters can be very cold.
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Old 08-08-2006, 11:39 AM
 
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I am not familiar with high desert climate, what is it like?
Gardening - What type of plants grow?
Thanks
Oh come on it's not like your planning to move to Al Jawd, Libya.
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Old 09-02-2006, 04:54 PM
 
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I worked for the US Forest Service and lived in Paradise Valley over (and I hate to think of this myself) 30 years ago. At that time, Winnemucca was a small, isolated town, but booming, with several casinos that thrived because I-80 was not completed and all the interstate traffic was diverted through town. Now that I-80 bypasses the town, downtown is much quieter, and still, from what I've seen (I get back there occasionally) thriving. It is a small-town environment, where you get to know your neighbors and gas is a bit more expensive than in a big city, but I would not hesitate to raise a family there. It was quite peaceful there. Most all jobs are in small businesses (outside of working for the Federal Gov't, Walmart and fast-food places). People got to know me, and I made friends for life. There is not too much entertainment options (a movie theatre, and a few restaurants*), but in a small town, you do have to make your own fun. Gold mines are another source of prosperity for the town, but ranching seems to be the mainstay. Other than the ranches and the mines, the town is largely surrounded by public lands, which are open for camping, hunting, fishing and just plain exploring which opens up other possibilities for weekend entertainment. Paradise Valley is partly a ghost town and is neat to see, and there are other ghost towns in the vacinity.

I shouldn't end on a downnote, but there is a caveat that might be important for some people. Nevada is still the "wild west" and besides the casinos (which, 30 yrs ago were only found in Nevada, but are now legal almost everywhere else), brothels are also legal in Winnemucca and are found near the downtown area. (If you want all the sordid details, you can google more info, but I'm not about to go into it here). I will say this in their defense, they pay a substatial amount of local taxes, and if they disappeared, the locals would have to make up the difference. Also, they are located discretely on the northern edge of town (I worked for an entire summer without knowing they were there!) and were hard to see. Unfortunately, now that I-80 is completed, you can pick them out from the highway, but you have to know where to look. At least they are still somewhat discrete (although they do use CB radios to talk to truck drivers). The bottom line on the brothels is they are rather benign -- you could drive past them and not know they were there; you could be standing in line behind a "brothel worker" at the grocery store and not know it -- they are not allowed to solicit outside the brothels. You're not likely to get any embarassing questions from your kids about them. At least they are discrete.

Finally, one nice thing that always strikes me about Nevada and Winnemucca in particular, is that it is always "open" -- 24/7 -- truckstops, casinos, and of course the 7/11 stores, if you need something in the middle of the night, you can find it - gas, fuel, a sit-down meal, its available. That's one thing you can't say about just any small town.

I enjoyed Winnemucca, I think you will, too.

(*One restaurant I really enjoyed and recommend is the basque restaurant in the Winnemucca Hotel, a small house-like building in the center of downtown near the I-80 overpass, a couple of blocks north of the main street in town. Meals are served family-style, the food is good and the company changes nightly. It is a real dining experience, and well worth it.)
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Old 09-05-2006, 04:16 PM
 
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Default Winnemucca

Grew up there.

Nice in the summer but cold and bleak in the winter as about the only thing to do is outdoor recreation. The people are nice and down-to-earth but may take awhile to break into one of the clicks.

If outdoor recreation is important, other small towns are better - i.e. Minden, Bishop, Flagstaff, Durango. If your looking for a small, dusty town in the high Nevada desert with limited industry/business oportunities and mediocre recreation, Winnemucca could be your place.
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Old 09-09-2006, 11:05 PM
 
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One restaurant I really enjoyed and recommend is the basque restaurant in the Winnemucca Hotel, a small house-like building in the center of downtown near the I-80 overpass, a couple of blocks north of the main street in town. Meals are served family-style, the food is good and the company changes nightly. It is a real dining experience, and well worth it.
This part of your post caught my eye as one of my ex classmates moved to Winnemucca and told me there were several Basques in her town.

My grandfather was a Basque Immigrant from Lequeitio, Vizcaya Spain. His Ship Manifest said that when he sailed to America his destination was 'Spanish Ranch', Elko County NV.

In any event, he never stayed in NV, we were all born in good 'ol California
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Old 09-11-2006, 08:25 PM
 
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Find the books by Robert Laxalt,, the Basque experience in Nevada is very interesting. There is a Basque studies Dept at University of Nevada.

Interesting I think, they came dirt poor, had tremendous prejudice against them, yet I don't think there are any poor Basques in Nevada.

Robert Laxalts Dad was a nearly illiterate sheepherder, yet one son was Governor and Senator, one son an Professor at Nevada, and the rest attorneys..

And,,, they cook well too... Basque is still spoken in places.

You have relatives in Nevada,,
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Old 10-09-2006, 04:37 PM
 
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Gardening - What type of plants grow?
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In the 1800's, the Chinese grew many vegetables there.

I would imagine most vegetables would grow well in Winnemucca.
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