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What’s Going On In Lander Nevada?

What’s Happening in Lander County, Nevada?

Nevada has been and continues to be the fastest growing state in the nation!
Nevada grew by an astonishing 66.3% between 1990 and 2000.
Also, Maximize your profit and net income with Nevada’s excellent tax breaks
and incentives. Nevada continues to have one of the least burdensome tax structures
in the country!

Population, 2004 estimate 2,334,771
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2004 16.8%
Population, 2000 1,998,257
Population, percent change, 1990 to 2000 66.3%

County Profile!

Lander County is an area rich in mining, ranching, and recreation!
Full of western flavor, the area has a large variety of recreational
opportunities ranging from fishing and big game hunting to camping, backpacking,
and golfing.
The County’s 5,519 square miles offer some of the most varied, spectacular
scenery in the State and a wide array of recreational opportunities.
Rugged canyons, some accessible only by 4WD or horseback, are teeming
with elk, deer, mountain lion, chukar and other game. Local campgrounds and
historical sites provide fun for the whole family.
No Wal-Mart’s, high rises or Disneyland here! This is a rural lifestyle
with lots of space in the tradition of the old west. There ARE petroglyphs and
hiking trails, turquoise, gold, and other minerals for rockhounds, and lots
of wide-open space with little traffic for those that just want to “Get
AWAY.”

Local Hot Spots

Battle Mountain County Seat of Lander County

A positive attitude with
the pleasures of small town living gives Battle Mountain as the answer for an
escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.
Battle Mountain is home to a thriving community of descendants of Basque
pioneers who celebrate their heritage with a festival each winter and a come-one,
come-all picnic each summer.
Battle Mountain offers year-round access to vast public lands where
residents and travelers alike can golf, hike, camp, hunt, and fish without ever
seeing another soul.

Austin A taste of the REAL West

Austin is perhaps the best
preserved example of an early Nevada mining town, including many historical
buildings from the mid 1800’s.
Situated at the geographic center of the state, it’s a popular stopover
for those traveling U.S. Highway 50, known as “The Loneliest Road in America.”

Nestled in the Toiyabe Mountain Range, the town offers motels, restaurants
and cafes, bars, and other amenities.
The area is popular with tourists for mining, rock hounding, hunting,
fishing, historical trips, hiking, snowmobiles, agriculture, farming, ranching,
and ghost town exploration.
A cluster of natural hot springs are also located within 15 miles from
Austin.