Winnemucca Featured in the Las Vegas Review Journal

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  • August 29, 2008

Winnemucca is Doing Just Fine
With gold prices up, town avoids unemployment hitting rest of state
By ED VOGEL – REVIEW-JOURNAL CAPITAL BUREAU

WINNEMUCCA – Although the J.C. Penney store closed a decade ago during a mining bust, there’s still a Wal-Mart and a couple of Western clothing stores. The Martin Hotel offers excellent Basque food, but the next best dining choice may be the Pizza Hut.

There’s one theater in town — this week offering either “The Dark Knight” or the latest Mummy installment.

And there’s a 4-H horse show at the fairgrounds this weekend.

Laugh if you want, but Winnemucca has something almost every other place in Nevada wishes it had — jobs and relative prosperity. Humboldt County’s unemployment rate is 4.5 percent, far below the 6.4 percent statewide average.

…civic leaders advise people to check out the Web site www.winnemuccaworks.com if they are interested in employment.

In the past 11 months, sales by businesses have increased by 6.8 percent compared with the previous year. During the same period, statewide sales have declined by 2.1 percent…
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