Why would anyone want to stay in Pahr...

Why would anyone want to stay in Pahrump?

There are 7 comments on the Pahrump Valley Times story from Sep 27, 2008, titled Why would anyone want to stay in Pahrump?. In it, Pahrump Valley Times reports that:

A week or so ago, our publisher, Marie Wujek, posed a suggestion: that getting a full-blown college here might serve to keep young people in town and train them for careers they can use right here.

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Raine Harriff

Las Vegas, NV

#1 Sep 29, 2008
A college wouldn't be of value to those individuals who are technically minded. Yes, college does prepare one for a job, but mostly white collar jobs. What Pahrump needs are more of the blue collar training facilities. If you've noticed, most of the jobs currently in town are blue collared.
formerAME

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Sep 29, 2008
I bought property in Pahrump because it was a nice place to retire. However, the last time I was there, I was disheartened by all of the building of "planned community housing". Track homes on top of one another. Heck, if people wanted that they could have stayed in the metro areas which most are from.

At a city/county meeting regarding changes to zoning, I'd say the overwhelming majority of residents and property owners where unhappy about the rezoning and proposals made by a group in Irvine, CA. This same group, just happens to be going around trying to "buy" property for themselves, so this makes it a conflict of interest also.

As for the employment situation, I have to agree with you, because Pahrump, even after all these years, continues to be a work in progress. Development appears to be the major industry, so skilled labor is necessary; however, this city is in need of educated planners [urban engineers], lawyers, and politicians. It is also in need of an independent council to investigate the county supervisors and city administrators. From what too many of the local residents told me at that meeting, as well as visits periodically to check up on my property, there's a lot going on undercover.

“Who Is John Galt?”

Since: Dec 07

Pahrump, NV

#3 Oct 7, 2008
When the economy totally crashes in the US, people living in Pahrump will be 4-5 steps ahead of anyone else in the United States. We have clean air, sunshine enough to be self-sufficient utilizing solar (2nd most sunny place in US behind Yuma, AZ.), vast amounts of clean clear water 140-feet below ground with your well, gardens grow 365 days a year here, and hardly any infrastructure to support.
formerAME

Sherman Oaks, CA

#4 Oct 8, 2008
BlackStarRanch wrote:
When the economy totally crashes in the US, people living in Pahrump will be 4-5 steps ahead of anyone else in the United States. We have clean air, sunshine enough to be self-sufficient utilizing solar (2nd most sunny place in US behind Yuma, AZ.), vast amounts of clean clear water 140-feet below ground with your well, gardens grow 365 days a year here, and hardly any infrastructure to support.
Yes, the part about the water supply is what sold me on Pahrump. However, I understand that the city is forcing residents to "hook up" and buy from them and instead of septic tanks, unless grandfathered in, you have to use the sewers.

My property is right on the main highway across from that resort that was converted into a deluxe RV part. There seems to be a lot of urban building going on last time we were there. If the city & county has their way, we may not be able to build our dream home & guest house-or even have a vast garden. And I wouldnt be surprised if they created some ordinance that would dictate just who could & couldnt have solar panels on their homes.

“Who Is John Galt?”

Since: Dec 07

Pahrump, NV

#5 Nov 25, 2008
I think you're talking about Seibt's RV Resort on the north side of town on Hwy-160? I hope you're not right. Utilities Inc.(the utility service that handles the water & sewage system here) is having MANY problems. The businesses in town are raising "cain" with their service fee increases that the CUP recently agreed to. Seymours Ice Cream took them to task for the exorbitant sewage fees they were being charged. Currently, unless they have sewer lines running under the roadwithin close proximity to your land, you can still put in a septic tank with the minimum lot size if your lot is "buildable" now. You'll LOVE gardening here though - we just completed our "greenhouse" for growing veggies in the winter. We're hoping to grow year-round now!
peter liakopoulos

United States

#6 Nov 26, 2008
the brothels are within walking distance!!!

“Who Is John Galt?”

Since: Dec 07

Pahrump, NV

#7 Nov 27, 2008
....LOL....Peter, I even like the fact that we have brothels here - I think THAT fact should be utilized more. I've never patronized any of them outside of a couple beers but you'd have to admit they're "tourist attractions". Lets not forget also the amount of money they contribute to the economy thru User Fees.

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