Andy’s Newspaper column archive


July 25, 2013

Title: Now you live in Pahrump, so whassup? ©


A couple if articles ago I asked “Why did you move to Pahrump.. Below is a compilation of some of the 33 Emails I received on this topic.


Our sister-in-law had come here & we decided after looking at the Town that we liked what we saw. The Town Board is not what we have had in the past!  It has become something that does not think of the people nor improving the Town in a frugal way that improves it for the people!!


To get away from Clark County taxes, traffic, hustle bustle developments encroaching on my horse property.  Neighborhood kids invading my property,  less government , less regulations.


I did not want to retire in Liberal CA.  Wanted to live in a gun friendly state.  Tired of living so close together, looked for land at least 5 acres. Lastly I wanted rural life in a friendly town, but close enough to Los Angeles to make it easy to visit our children and their families.  When we visited and then purchased our property we thought this was a great area, and it was before people moved here and tried to change it into Vegas or CA.


Work at the Test Site


I moved to Pahrump because I loved living in the city and I thought it would be great to make this a big city just like were I came from, I mean why change. Ha ha. Really, I moved here because it was not a big city, the people were friendly, has open space. I use to enjoy watching the teenagers riding their horse up and down the streets and a few adults doing the same. I no longer see them unless it's at the rodeo site. I could travel to the stores, casinos and doctor's office in less than 15 minutes. You know how long that would take in a city, an hour if I'm lucky. I could add less government; however, our town's government is not in the best interest of the people, just like a city.


Wide open spaces / not tract homes,,no bldg and safety, own water well, not incorporated


I moved to Pahrump because I was tired of all the changes taking place in California, raised taxes, additional fees and push most important violation of the 2nd Amendment. I also moved to Pahrump because some of the concerned citizens asked if I would consider running for office. I accepted their offer and relocated to Pahrump.


Because when I moved to Vegas from Colorado there were crack heads looking in the windows of our uhaul truck within 5 minutes of being there.


I moved to pahrump because Vegas has gotten too large and it was too stifling  in the politics and legal system.  Met a wonderful man also.


Liked it at first. Spent 11 years too hot.  Just moved to Bowling Green Kentucky. Love it!


I was separated from my ex husband, my daughter was only 4, I was scheduled for a major surgery on my neck (2nd of what has turned into 7 now), I needed help with watching my daughter, my parents lived here so I moved here for the help. I ended up staying because I love it here, the quiet (for the most part) the country atmosphere, no streetlights to block my view of the stars :)..........guess I am a rural country girl :)


We came here to enjoy the rural lifestyle, slower pace of living and to escape the congestion in Las Vegas.

Every time we go over the hill we are instantly reminded why we don’t want to live there any longer.  The first thing you see is the smog hanging over the Vegas valley.  The next thing you see is the urban sprawl.  Then as you move further down Blue Diamond road you see the tiny lots covered with two or three story houses that remind us of cracker boxes standing on end so close together they can reach out and shake hands from their windows.  That is the very definition of high density housing. Now some national organization, that has an agenda all their own, has declared all of Nye County as blighted.  If the definition of blighted means we don’t have any smog, houses aren’t jammed together like a bunch of ants and crime rates are low then I guess it’s blighted.  Sounds like a good thing to me.


Because it was the freest town in America at the time.  I have allowed it to stumbled a bit.


I felt a calling from the Lord.


Decent size lots around the homes, wonderful climate, relative value of homes and the fact that most we looked at were less than 10 years old in 2008, ability to live in a semi-rural area -- particularly access to horseback riding opportunities, presence of nice restaurants at Mt. fall's and Symphony's, the two wineries.



Escape from Las Vegas. Really, I moved here because it was not a big city, the people were friendly, has open space. I use to enjoy watching the teenagers riding their horse up and down the streets and a few adults doing the same. I no longer see them unless it's at the rodeo site. I could travel to the stores, casinos and doctor's office in less than 15 minutes. You know how long that would take in a city, an hour if I'm lucky. I could add less government; however, our town's government is not in the best interest of the people, just like a city. Local government is the best government for managing local matters.


My kids were all pretty much on their own and Las Vegas was getting too busy. Born and raised in Chicago and I liked California weather but not their pay checks. My husband was offered a better paying job in Las Vegas. However I like small towns. Pahrump is now getting big also so I like to spend more time up in Trout Canyon.


Location, climate, low cost of living, low taxes(sales & property) & no state income tax, proximity to friends in Vegas and Arizona, ski areas, the ocean, pine forests, firearms friendly, equine activities, conservative politics


Nice valley and good weather. Choice of where to select property. Told that water was a very available.  Second driest place in the USA.  Price was right.


We wanted to retire to the desert. Las Vegas was too crowed and expensive. Needed a place close to Las Vegas. Las Vegas had a Sports Car Club of America Region to which we belonged. Still race with SCCA (Autocross). Started racing at the age of 55, in Houston Texas, and still going strong.


I liked the small town. I was living in one  back East, warm and dry climate, as I have arthritis in my knees and back due to an Industrial accident.


We enjoyed the people, lack of traffic, and easy going life style.


As Frank Zappa once said..."Everybody has to be someplace"


I was sent here to watch you.


How are you feeling about your quality of life, your cost of living, shopping, the caliber and quality of Town, County and State government? Is the rural lifestyle your preference or is it city life with all the trappings that you want? What do you want from your government elected “represent”ative.?


Oddly, I received zero Emails on making Pahrump a city or paying more taxes for better pay and retirement for

public officials and employees.


Andrew Alberti

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