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Old 01-10-2007, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Walla Walla WA
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I am going to be moveing from Walla Walla WA to winnemucca NV very soon to work in the mines. I am kind of nervious due to the drop in population, and i love to hunt fish, and 4 wheel. Im not to sure if the hunting , fishing and 4 wheeling is that great their. I also love to ride my motorcycle all over. The main reason im moveing is i went to a biker rally their and ment the women i love, she moved here w me 6 months ago and we bolth like it but her family lives in winnemucca and told me if i moved i could make some good money in the mines. so is it worth the move? How is the huntting, fishing, camping exctra please help me???

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Old 01-10-2007, 02:02 PM
 
Location: CA Coast
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Hunting is good, fishing is scarce, four wheeling is beyond your imagination. Remember to take survival gear and water every time you go out. People die in Nevada every year after breaking down 100 miles from help.
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:21 PM
 
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Fishing is a bit dismal but I would check out Onion Resevoir just in the Pine Forest Mountains just south of the Oregon boarder near Denio. Is probably at about 7,000 feet just getting into the pines for that part of the country. Also a little higher up by hiking trail is blue lake. Both are known for cold-water trout.
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Old 01-16-2007, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Currently Phoenix, formerly lived in Nevada, Colorado, Alaska
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I used to live in Winnmucca. I liked it.
The trails for dirt biking/off roading are everywhere, I loved my baja VW!
Fishing, you will drive a while, but it is there.
Mining. I did it for 7 years. Think long and hard about that lifestyle!

Miners historically have marriage difficulties. I did! I left the mine to save my marriage. (It worked!)

Working one week of days (12 hour shift, with 1.5 hour drive each way) followed by a week of nights (12 hour shifts again) It really wears you down!

Typical schedule is. Nights 4 on 2.5 off, Days 3 on 1 off, Night 3 on 2.5 off, Day 4 on 7 off.
The 7 days off sounds great, but you are worn out by the time you get there.
Flip flopping days to nights is very hard on your health too.

The pay is good, measure the benefits to the costs.

If you have children, you will miss half of their lives. You will be at work!

I don't mean to be a turd in the punch bowl, just trying to give you another perspective on the mining issue.

Good Luck!
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Old 01-24-2007, 02:07 AM
 
Location: Cody WY Off Of Belfry Hwy
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How is Winnemucca weather wise? I can't really stand hot weather for days and days on end (over 100*). My wife and I are looking at somewhere that has cooler summers, and where we can buy horse property (5+ acres). I will need to get work as a maintenance mechanic. My wife can do a lot of different things. She works for the electric utility here (Southern California Edison) and she also has an AA in paralegal.

Would Winnemucca fit this bill, or is there a recommended area in NV that would? Kind of prefer mountain/forest/treed areas, not flat barren desert. Don't mind commuting an hour to work....do that now with traffic here
I have been researching MT and WY pretty heavily, but a friend recommended checking out northern NV.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:33 AM
 
Location: CA Coast
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Nevada is hot, or cold. Winnemucca is pretty darned hot, near 100 all summer. Pretty cold all winter. You can be cooler by getting higher. You might look at Eureka or Austin, because they are higher, they are cooler. Your work is likely to be at a mine.

Finding small acreage parcels is tough, if you are looking for land with grass, sagebrush is abundant.
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Old 12-09-2008, 04:34 PM
 
Location: In Transition
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Default Moving to Winnemucca

I need some help here please.
I'm 34 years working as a counselor and opening my own private practice. Why can't I buy 5 acres and put in a mod home or a triple wide? Is land hard to c0ome by. I have raised labs and rots too. I want to cont with my counseling families in need I'm Spanish speaking too. Any help out there locals?????
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Old 12-09-2008, 04:35 PM
 
Location: In Transition
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Default Need halp here???? Winnemucca

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I need some help here please.
I'm 34 years working as a counselor and opening my own private practice. Why can't I buy 5 acres and put in a mod home or a triple wide? Is land hard to c0ome by. I have raised labs and rots too. I want to cont with my counseling families in need I'm Spanish speaking too. Any help out there locals?????
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Old 12-10-2008, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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You can buy land around Winnemucca, but some of the cheaper land is outside of town in the middle of the desert and may not have utilities or water (you would need to dig a well).

There are homes in Winnemucca that sell for under $150,000 and they are close to schools, stores, etc. Winnemucca Real Estate & Winnemucca Homes For Sale — Trulia.com.
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Old 12-10-2008, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Sheridan, WY
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Default You won't find much housing available in Eureka

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Nevada is hot, or cold. Winnemucca is pretty darned hot, near 100 all summer. Pretty cold all winter. You can be cooler by getting higher. You might look at Eureka or Austin, because they are higher, they are cooler. Your work is likely to be at a mine.

Finding small acreage parcels is tough, if you are looking for land with grass, sagebrush is abundant.
Eureka has a shortage of land & housing right now, as they're looking at opening a new moly mine just north of Diamond Valley "soon."

Eureka gets up into the mid-90's in the summer, but when this happens, the humidity is often down around 5 to 15%, unless you're out working in one of the irrigated hay fields.

There are jobs at mines in the Eureka area (which is why housing is in such short supply).
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