Economic Development

Northwestern Nevada Quality of Life


Monthly Temperature (F)
2012 2013 2014 Mean
January 31.2 14.7 34.0 26.6
February 33.1 33.4 39.2 35.2
March 42.0 41.9 42.1 42.0
April 48.9 46.0 47.3 47.4
May 56.4 55.1 56.1 55.9
June 63.8 66.8 64.7 65.1
July 74.3 76.8 77.5 76.2
August 73.1 70.5 69.0 70.9
September 63.3 62.5 63.5 63.1
October 49.8 44.3 51.3 48.5
November 40.4 39.4 39.0 39.6
December 30.5 18.2   24.3
Annual 50.6 47.5 53.1 50.4
Monthly Snowfall (inches)
2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 Mean
July 0.0 0.0    
August 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
September 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
October 0.0 1.3 6.6 2.6
November 6.5     2.2
December 0.1 13.5 9.9 7.8
January 5.2 6.4 4.7 5.4
February 5.1 0.7 0.3 2.0
March 6.6   0.7 2.4
April     1.2 0.4
May 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
June   0.0 0.0  
Season 23.5 21.9 23.4 22.9
Monthly Precipitation (inches)
2012 2013 2014 Mean
January 0.75 0.37 0.49 0.54
February 0.54 0.09 1.12 0.58
March 1.00 0.33 1.11 0.81
April 0.66 0.55 0.46 0.56
May 0.13 0.49 0.74 0.45
June 0.14 0.13 0.07 0.11
July 0.03 0.30 0.10 0.14
August 0.13 0.15 0.49 0.26
September 0.03 0.65 1.40 0.69
October 0.53 1.48 0.09 0.70
November 0.19 0.57 1.32 0.69
December 1.69 0.61   1.15
Annual 5.82 5.72   5.77

Source: National Weather Service Forecast Office, Winnemucca Muni AP

Wind Speed & Direction
Location Prevailing Wind Direction Wind Speed*
Winnemucca Airport S 7.6
Lovelock Airport NNE 6.7

Source: Western Regional Climate Center Wind Speed, Wind Direction, *mph, annual average

64 33

Source: Western Regional Climate Center

Sunny or Partly Sunny Days
Sunny Days Partly Sunny Days Sunshine Yearly
138 89 68%

Source: Current Results Research News & Science Facts

Return to TopSales Tax

County Rate (%)
Humboldt County 6.850
Lander County 7.100
Pershing County 7.100

Source: Nevada Department of Taxation

Return to TopHousing

Visit the below links for more information on Northwestern Nevada housing:

Humboldt County Housing
Lander County Housing
Pershing County Housing

Return to TopMedical/Health Resources

Humboldt General Hospital
Humboldt General Hospital, is a community hospital dedicated to serve your family's primary health care needs. Their mission is to provide quality health care, close to home, with commitment to individual dignity. Their vision is to meet individual needs by actively applying knowledge and resources to those needs, and by conducting their business with integrity and professionalism. In the last 91 years they built a wonderful facility, boasting modern medical equipment and an outstanding team of local physicians and medical staff. Consulting physicians are available to care for you special needs. Simply call HGH at 775.623.5222 and ask for a listing of available physicians.

Battle Mountain General Hospital
Battle Mountain General Hospital is a district hospital, providing quality care to all patients who come through their doors regardless of their ability to pay. They provide quality healthcare to the community and nursing home.

Pershing General Hospital

Pershing General Hospital offers quality and diversified healthcare services through our dedicated, compassionate staff members, while enhancing the health of the community by providing healthcare education and preventive medicine.

Nevada Physician Directory
With the help of the Physician Directory, you can make an informed choice of your doctor in the comfort of your own home, without searching through endless information. This site will help you locate, get acquainted with, and choose a new medical service provider in your area. The Physician Directory listings include all types of physicians for all of your medical needs. some listed areas follows, Naturopaths, Osteopath, Oncology, Dermatology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Oncology, Cancer Specialists, Gynecology, Urology, and more.

Emergency Services
Northwestern Nevada has a variety of emergency services including Ambulance, Police, Fire, and Sheriff Departments

Return to TopEducation

Great Basin College
Great Basin College is a member institution of the University and Community College System of Nevada and is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. For 35 years GBC has provided opportunities in higher education for central and northeast Nevadans. The College has also provided specialized training to local businesses and industries such as the mines, hospital, and education. GBC awards certificates of achievement, associate degrees, and select bachelor degrees using a variety of instructional methods. By advancing the academic and professional endeavors of the rural communities and by providing access to quality certificate, associate, and baccalaureate programs, GBC's mission of addressing workforce needs of the regional economy has been enhanced. Currently, the College offers bachelor degrees in elementary education, applied sciences, and integrative and professional studies.

Return to TopCultural Organizations and Recreation

Winnemucca Municipal Golf Course
This course was built on relatively hilly terrain and has wide-open fairways. Water does not come into play unless the sprinklers break. Every hole on the course has its own unique characteristics. A good round of golf can be experienced on this course.

Humboldt Historical Museum
Ideally situated overlooking the crossing on the Humboldt River where the town of Winnemucca originated, the Humboldt Museum is becoming a fully functional repository for historical data under one roof.

Buckaroo Hall of Fame
Memorabilia including traditional working gear, paintings, sculpture and drawings.

Black Rock Desert
This desert lies west and slightly north of Winnemucca in Humboldt and Pershing counties. Its historical importance lies in the Fremont, Applegate-Lassen and Nobles routes through the area.

Winnemucca Mountain
Named for Paiute Chief, Winnemucca, this mountain rises about 4,000 ft. above the valley floor making it the town's most prominent real estate. It was first prized for its treasures of gold, silver, and lead. The mountains greatest, most lasting gift is the annual spring show of wildflowers, the variety rivals anything in the sagebrush steppe, and many people wander along the roads in the springtime to enjoy this experience. Photographers take advantage of the 360-degree view from the top of the mountain for pictures of the Humboldt Black Rock Desert and the sand dunes.

Camping is available at Lye Creek, Rye Patch Reservoir, and Water Canyon.

Rock and Mineral Collecting
Recreational panning which does not involve mechanical equipment is permitted in wilderness and wilderness study areas if it does not create surface disturbances or impair the environment. Gemstones and common rock specimens may be collected for private use on unclaimed sites. Collecting of prehistoric tools and chips made of precious or semiprecious stones is not allowed.

Small fishing streams are within a half hour drive from Battle Mountain provide brook and trout, but the best fishing is found in the southern part of the county. There is also great fishing in adjoining counties.

Hunting includes sage hens, pheasant, deer, quail, chukkar, rabbit and dove. There is duck and geese hunting in the valley. The U.S. Forest Service has mapped out several hiking trails in the Santa Rosa Mountain range between Paradise and Orovada. Trails vary in length from one to ten miles at elevations of 4400 feet to 8200 feet. The best season for travel is June through October. These remote trails offer solitude, wildflowers, and wildlife.

Carter's Monument
Located about seven miles northeast of Battle Mountain, and built in 1879 by a 60-year-old unemployed carpenter, this is a stone wall over a mile long at Stony Point. It was built as his personal memorial to the struggles of the California bound pioneers.

Pony Express 100 Car Race
This is an open road race between Battle Mountain and Austin which is held during the summer each year.

Mountain View Golf Course
One mile south of town on Highway 305. Enjoy 18 holes of challenging golf in the shadow of the Shoshone Mountain Range. Pro shop, bar and restaurant.

Mill Creek Canyon
Located about 19 miles south of Battle Mountain off of Highway 305, Mill Creek Canyon has a lot of history, and an improved camping area operated by the BLM, with fire pits, toilets, and tables. Just above the campground was the site of a Civilian Conservation Corps camp from the 1930s. It is rumored that bandits buried silver further up the canyon.

Lewis Canyon
Located about 6 miles southeast of town, off Jenkins Road, Lewis Canyon once had a thriving town, mines and a narrow gauge railroad that connected the mines with Battle Mountain and the Central Pacific Railroad. Here are old mill sites and relics of the past.

Marzen House Museum
Marzen House Museum features antiquities from pioneer homes, Immigrant Trail, and artifacts from the prehistoric era and Indian caves; also houses local Chamber of Commerce.

Giant Tufa Park
Located 7 miles west of Lovelock, this is the site of a golf course which is currently under construction and also a photographer's paradise of giant deposits from ancient Lake Lahontan.

Lovelock Indian Caves
Located 22 miles south, these caves are the site of 2000 year old duck decoys, cultural remains, and artifacts.

Rye Patch State Park
Located 22 miles north, this park provides boating, swimming, water skiing, fishing, picnicking, and camping.

Kyle Hot Springs
Located 12-1/2 miles from historic and picturesque town of Unionville.

Return to TopAnnual Events

Name Date
Annual Chukar Foundation Dinner January
Host Lion's Club Crab Feed January
Battle Mountain Arts Presenters Annual Crab Feed February
Cinderella Girls Annual Beauty Pageant February
Shooting the West March
Duck's Unlimited - Annual Dinner and Auction March
Annual Easter Egg Hunt March
Battle Mountain High School Rodeo April
Mud Bog April
ATV:Playday April
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta May
Winnemucca Pro-Am Golf Tourney May
Triple Crown Softball Tournament May
Run-A-Mucca May
Spring Craft Fair May
Cinco de Mayo Fest May
Lander County Schools Community Arts Fair May
Portuguese Fiesta May
Stock Car Racing/IMCA/ATV May - September
Mule Shoe & Races June
Basque Festival June
Nevada State High School Rodeo Finals June
Paradise Valley Father's Day Barbecue June
Trail Ride to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital June
ICRA Roping June
Koyote Kruiser's Car Show June
Battle Mountain Arts Presenters June
Battle Mountain Junior Rodeo June
Festival of the Pits June
Team Roping June
Community 4th of July Celebration/Parade July
Pony Express Weekend July
McDermitt Ranch Hand Rodeo July
Family Fourth of July Celebration July
Great Winnemucca Duck Race July
Silver State Summer Cutting July
Winnemucca Junior Rodeo July
Superior Livestock Auction July
Nevada All-Around Working Cow Horse Championship July
Team Roping (USTRC Affiliate) July
Fourth of July Children's Parade and Craft Fair July
Lovelock Frontier Days August
World Fast Draw Championship and Craft Fair August
DARE Care Show & Shine August
Good Times Street Drags August
Fifties Fever August
Northwest Reg. Team Roping Finals August
Annual Working Cowhorse Show & Clinic August
Annual Basque Picnic August
Annual Rodeo August/September
Tri-County Fair August/September
Western Art Roundup August/September
Sage Trimmers (RC) Annual Cross Country Fly September
Lander County Fair September
Mud Bog/Tuff Trucks September
Covered Wagon Days Trail Ride September
Paradise Valley Beef Rib and/or Chili Cook-Off September
Cow Horse Futurity Open Horse Show September
Winnemucca Pro-Am Golf Tourney September
Civil War Reenactment - Humboldt Campaign September
Military Vehicle Rally October
World Human Powered Speed Challenge October
Pumpkin Fest October
Holiday Craft Fair November
Harvest Wine Tasting and Art Show November
Community Christmas Celebration December
Chamber Annual Banquet December
Community Christmas Fair December

Return to TopPublic Safety

Population Northwestern Nevada Crime Rate Western States Crime Rate* National Crime Rate
2013 30,074 22.34 N/A N/A
2012 29,693 20.88 33.41 32.65
2011 31,489 15.86 33.52 33.11
2010 31,489 19.29 33.06 33.66
2009 30,361 21.98 34.07 34.86

Source: State of Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety. Crime rate based on the occurrence of an index offense per 1,000 residents of the area. *Western States consist of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.