Jobs and apartments in Alturas

Jobs and apartments in Alturas

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Greg gallien

United States

#1 Mar 11, 2008
What type of a place is Alturas to relocate to?
ASre there jobs?
I am looking to get away from urban areas, and am single and gay...would this be accepted in Alturas?
I'm no activist, but I don't hide who i am, either.
mike stanley

San Francisco, CA

#2 Feb 2, 2009
greg is that you??? my email is [email protected]

Since: May 09

california

#3 Jun 28, 2009
Greg gallien wrote:
What type of a place is Alturas to relocate to?
ASre there jobs?
I am looking to get away from urban areas, and am single and gay...would this be accepted in Alturas?
I'm no activist, but I don't hide who i am, either.
Alturas is a small town of 2,000, The gays are few, but not hung, cowboys and Indians, who at times still fight., jobs in the prisons. other than that, not much easy desk jobs, but hard work, like chopping wood in the freezing cold and baling hay in the horrible heat.
health care is going bankrupt. and many travel to redding and Reno to take care of their their doctors.
Bovine Breeder

Manhattan Beach, CA

#4 Jul 24, 2009
Yup, don't need no more prisons, got enuf already. Got no work on the hay farms, can't sell the hay either. Unemployement is 11.9%

Since: May 09

california

#5 Jul 25, 2009
sue cyr wrote:
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Alturas is a small town of 2,000, The gays are few, but not hung, cowboys and Indians, who at times still fight., jobs in the prisons. other than that, not much easy desk jobs, but hard work, like chopping wood in the freezing cold and baling hay in the horrible heat.
health care is going bankrupt. and many travel to redding and Reno to take care of their their doctors
Oh, I did not say "hung" I said they are not abused in the schools. My daughters went to the high school and there were people who they knew that was gay and they did not see any trouble, but I don't know. but I would not be gay out of respect to our designer and I think ones private life should be kept private

Since: May 09

california

#6 Jul 26, 2009
Bovine Breeder wrote:
Yup, don't need no more prisons, got enuf already. Got no work on the hay farms, can't sell the hay either. Unemployement is 11.9%
can't sell the hay?
I payed 17.oo a bale last winter.
Don Quixote

Manhattan Beach, CA

#7 Jul 27, 2009
sue cyr wrote:
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can't sell the hay?
I payed 17.oo a bale last winter.
That was last year darl'n, done broke everyone at those prices. This year every one has sold their stock, so no ones buying, expect to pay a lot less.

Since: May 09

california

#8 Jul 27, 2009
Don Quixote wrote:
<quoted text> That was last year darl'n, done broke everyone at those prices. This year every one has sold their stock, so no ones buying, expect to pay a lot less.
Yes, we had to sell all our stock too. exept for two horses and 4 goats.one llama
Don Quixote

Manhattan Beach, CA

#9 Jul 28, 2009
Smart that you kept the goats. Milk goats I presume? Horses might come in handy for transportation as well as the llama for packing. I prefer Donkeys though.

Since: May 09

california

#10 Jul 28, 2009
Don Quixote wrote:
Smart that you kept the goats. Milk goats I presume? Horses might come in handy for transportation as well as the llama for packing. I prefer Donkeys though.
One milk goat who had triplets
yeah, I prefer donkeys too.
Local Person

Palo Cedro, CA

#11 Oct 24, 2010
There are no jobs in Alturas and when there are jobs, they're government related (county or federal (forest service)) and those are rare. Typically you'll see an ad for a job with the school district in the summer (teacher or teacher aid). Just don't move to Alturas thinking there's going to be a job to find within thirty days of your arrival. As far as homosexuality existing here, I wouldn't think there's a lot of that. If there is, it's kept highly secret. I grew up here in the 80s/early 90s and I don't recall a single gay in the high school. Currently, there's only three bars (two of them are restaurant bars), an indian casino and another bar about twelve miles out of town at the Cal Pines lodge. Hours are limited but if you're looking to meet people in that type of atmosphere, that's what's available. No gay bars within 100 miles and that's assuming there's one in Klamath Falls, OR, which is the nearest city. Keep in mind that this community and surrounding area is so small that the nearest fast food restaurant is 90 miles away in Burney and that's a McDonalds only! If you want something other than that, you travel 96 miles north to Klamath Falls.

Now, if you want a secluded non-urban place to live, this is the place. It's a small community where most people know each other and many of the families here are somehow related to every other family in some way.

The police dept is very small. The other day I called there to ask a question about a stray cat (the police and animal control work in the same bld and currently are one and the same) a home and the chief of police himself answered and talked to me about it. Yep, small town indeed. However, beware law enforcement in this area. There have been a lot of talk by many, many people over the years of a corrupt law enforcement system here so .. as I just said, beware.

Local businesses here are all small town in nature. A few have been in business here for decades but most of the others come and go with short rotation time frames. One of the restaurants here has changed names a half dozen times in the last 15 years. There's three banks (BofA and US Bank and Plumas Bank). Wells Fargo left years ago and was replaced by Plumas bank. There's one donut shop. There is no bowling alley as that closed down years ago and was turned into a second hand store (it used to be a busy place as it had a bar and restaurant as well). There's one movie theater that plays one movie Fri-Sun (one showing each evening). It's been that way for decades. The theater is practically a historic landmark and has changed hands many times over the years. There's one museum that's open during the summer but has had problems with funding and staying open. It is a nice museum to visit though; full of old western stuff from the pioneer era.

If outdoors stuff is your thing (fishing, hiking, boating, hunting, etc) then this area is one of the best places to go. There's several beautiful lakes around the county.

It gets cold here - real cold. I remember one winter it went well under minus twenty degrees (was in the -40 range with wind chill). I think that was 1990. Everyone's pipes were breaking. It was awful. However, most winters aren't quite that bad. This last winter didn't get below zero if I remember correctly and stayed in the low teens on average during the night time. It can snow here and sometimes it can snow quite a bit but has been very mild over the last couple winters so we're probably due for a bad winter.

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