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    Post Nevada-Town for sale: Includes Fire Department

    Bids anyone? Sounds like a bargain!
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    Lahontan Valley News and Fallon Eagle Standard
    VALMY, Nev. (AP) - For sale: Tiny Nevada town complete with
    store, restaurant, bar, post office, six-room motel, fire station
    and recreational vehicle park.
    Asking price: $965,000.
    Location: Valmy, a historic central Nevada community astride
    Interstate 80, just 203 miles northeast of Reno.
    Population: About 150, if you include those living on area
    ranches and employees of the nearby power plant and several gold
    mines.
    Initially named Stone House when it became a stop on the
    Overland Stage route, the community was renamed Valmy in 1915 by
    the Southern Pacific Railroad, which maintained a station here.
    Although trains still rattle through Valmy, the railroad station
    is closed and the only local commerce is generated at the Valmy
    store-bar-restaurant-post office on the north side of the
    interstate and south of the Humboldt River.
    Owner and "mayor" of Valmy is Bill Morrison, who has owned the
    town since 1994. He's also chief of the 10-member Valmy Volunteer
    Fire Department.
    Morrison and his wife - also a volunteer firefighter - plan to
    continue living in Valmy, but he said it's time to let someone else
    run his store and the other enterprises he calls Valmy Station.
    Morrison, 54, said he wants to leave the daily responsibilities
    of operating his businesses in Valmy and pursue other interests and
    hobbies.
    "I want to develop a backhoe business I've been working at,
    help out with the growth of our fire department and have some time
    for travel and other pursuits," he said.
    In addition to selling Valmy Station, Morrison also hopes to
    sell the 48-space mobile home park he owns on the south side of
    Interstate 80.
    Valmy, a Humboldt County community 39 miles east of Winnemucca
    and 14 miles west of Battle Mountain - Valmy is between
    Pumpernickel Valley and Mote - is a nice place to live and work,
    Morrison said.
    People who live on the ranches nearby and those who work at the
    power plant stop in regularly to eat, stock up on groceries and
    patronize the post office.
    "Everybody who gets their mail around here must come to the
    post office," Postmistress Donna Austin said. "We have 70 boxes
    rented out but no local delivery. So we see just about everybody in
    the Valmy area on a daily basis.
    "This is a real friendly place. We get visitors stopping in
    Valmy from all over the country, including many long-distance
    truckers, some of whom receive their mail in Valmy," she said.
    Nobody knows why the town was renamed Valmy.
    "Valmy was a town in France, where the French beat Austria and
    Prussia in 1793 at the Battle of Valmy. But we can't find out why
    the name Valmy was given to this community in Nevada," said
    historian and Nevada state Archivist Guy Louis Rocha. In addition
    to a small village in the Argonne region of France, there is also
    small village in central Wisconsin named Valmy.
    Morrison said he hopes he will be able to sell his town soon and
    move on to other endeavors.
    A former Nevada Army National Guardsman who served as a medic,
    Morrison said his consuming interest is the Valmy Volunteer Fire
    Department, which he has headed for several years.
    Two of the four trucks are new $155,000 tankers. The volunteer
    firefighters train at the Nevada State Fire Academy in Carlin and
    are qualified at fighting structure, rangeland and vehicle fires,
    Morrison said.
    Two of the 10 volunteers, six men and four women whose ages
    range from 24 to 76, are EMT-qualified, he said.
    "I hope we can find the right person to take over Valmy
    Station," he said.
    "This is a great little town to live," Morrison said. "We all
    know one another and Valmy's out of the rat race and big-city
    congestion. And there's no terrorism here."

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    "Valmy was a town in France, where the French beat Austria and
    Prussia in 1793 at the Battle of Valmy"



    OMG, You mean the French actually beat someone else in a battle?
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    ... must be a typo....
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    Austria wasn't invited to play...
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    I say we take up a collection and buy the place.
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    if we buy it, should we re-name it Crustieville?
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    If dolly parton can have a place of her own... so can we

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    if all the crusties moved there, i don't think the town could handle a population boom like that.
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    It would have one hell-of-a fire department!!!

    Talk about an All Star Line-up!!!

    Probably end up being the only town where 100% of its population belongs to the fire department!!!
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    Wonder what our insurance rating would be...
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    yeah but fundraisers would be hard to do.

    wanna buy a ticket to our fish fry?

    hey, i was gonna ask you if you wanted to buy one!

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    If this town is not cheap enough, I know of another one west of Deming, NM that is currently for sale. It is relatively modern too...
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    Well hell if we are going to take up a collection for one why not buy two. Maybe we can have a monopoly. Everyone just send your donations to me at Do we cheat em and how PO Box 000000 KC MO 643009-23459 and when I get enough money I let you know.
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    Since everyone is in a buying mood, instead of buying a town with a French name, lets buy France. Their economy is so bad price should be about the same. Nevada or maybe New Mexico has some lovely real estate where the military used to make things go BOOM and glow. We could move the frech there and we could run the country. Never saw a Fire dept social club run a deficit, George could be our diplomat in charge of all foreign relations, Ryan our Minister of Medicine and Airborne our Defense Minister. Given a couple hundred years and no frenchies, we could turn it into a real country. Must be lots of other fire hands out there with untapped talent better suited to running a country than that ship of fools they have now. Just a thought folks

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    i am with you on that

    another thing we got to do is throw out all them ferench weaponry its all ****ty as hell and gets dropped too much...most of its never been fired


    and we need to birng a irish brewing company to keep all of us well stocked on fuel
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    Both towns would make incredible union houses, perhaps east & west! We've already learned politicians can't run governments-- why not firefighters?!? In place of mayor & selectmen, we use the paramilitary structure of chief, deputy chief, captain, and lieutenant.

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    Sorry! The little town in my neck of the woods, Playas, was just taken off the market. The state just bought it for use as an emergency management simulator for training fire and police. How about that!
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