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Old 09-07-2018, 06:26 PM
 
Location: In a secret bunker under the Cannery
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Old 09-08-2018, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Around and about
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The OP must have gotten lost in desert.
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Old 09-08-2018, 04:31 PM
 
Location: BFE
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Worst Mexican food I can recall in that wretched casino. Got stuck behind a freakin' parade trying to get back on the highway.

A miserable place.
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Old 09-09-2018, 07:47 PM
 
Location: In a secret bunker under the Cannery
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which casino?

thanks for the update
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Old 09-10-2018, 01:25 PM
 
Location: BFE
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First one off the off-ramp. Didn't bother with the name. The restaurant was "Dos Amigos" or something. It was awful.

Really, I was looking around as I came into town. There is nothing there that would make me want to live there. But I'm a skier, so there ya go.
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Rural NW Nevada
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There's a saying by old-timers here" Would rather spend a weekend in a closet than a day in Winnemucca."

There's nothing in Winnemucca except a Walmart and lots of livestock. There are some houses in town that come without acreage. There's a hospital but they would fly you out to Reno for anything other than the usual stitches and appendicitis. Only a few doctors and specialists are on rotation for follow up visits.

I guess retirement would be ok out there, but what do you do each day? If gardening and working on a hobby are your thing then it's great. But for any shopping, medical appointments, entertainment you are going to be driving in to Reno anyway. I guess there are nicer remote places to live (Smith Valley comes to mind, greener) than Winnemucca.

Smith Valley is closed!
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Old 10-23-2018, 12:52 PM
 
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I'm considering a move to Carlin NV from Arizona. What can I expect to pay for utilities, electric, gas for heat, water, trash. I've been there and realize its an old railroad/now gold mining town. The housing is very over priced for the area and home. I imagine that's due to supply and demand. I'm still considering it but would like an idea of the cost there vs. where I am in AZ
Thanks
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:03 PM
 
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I've noticed you've been asking about a lot of Nevada places. What exactly are you looking for?

Really, the only livable places are Reno/Carson/Tahoe (and Douglas County),Greater Vegas and Elko area. The rest of the State is petty much a cultural and economic wasteland.

Just the way we like it.

The Fernley/Fallon/Silver Springs area might see a little uptick because of the new industrial park, but nothing to bank a lifestyle on.
Elko's even more out of the way than Winnemucca. At least Winnemucca's only 2 hours from Reno. Elko's 4 hours from Reno and 3 hours from Salt Lake City.
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Old 10-01-2019, 01:20 PM
 
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Default I love Winnemucca

Some people just hate on rural Nevada no matter what. Ignore them. I used to hate on Dayton but I lived there for 7 years and just went back for a visit...I don't hate it anymore I'm just sad since it looks the same but more run down than ever. But that's for another post.

I live in Elko and drive to Reno 1-2 times per month. Winnemucca is our stopping point. I've been through a ton of small towns up and down the state - Winnemucca is one of my favorites. It's rough to locate housing until cost is no option and you aren't picky.

I think most get a bad image of the town because of that nasty stopping point near the Flying J. I go further into town to what I guess is a newer Maverick. I forgot dog waste bags on a trip one time and asked the clerk at Maverick if I could get a plastic bag or two if I purchased some drinks - girl behind the counter quickly started getting me a ton of little ones and said it was no problem. I've found most in town to be pretty friendly. I like walking around the little shops and stuff. Town is growing, which is a good sign because I've seen what happens when a rural Nevada town falls apart and it's really horrible. If you need specialized medical care you will need to travel though.
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Old 10-17-2020, 10:20 AM
 
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This is one of those high elevation towns that gets snow. How do they handle that in these Nevada towns? Are they spreading salt all over the roads that eats up your vehicle, or do they let you deal with it until it melts?
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