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Bella's Expresso House is a new addition to something different in dining for Wells. It offers a large variety of Expresso, Latte and other beverages along with breakfast, lunch and carry-out foods. There's plenty of parking...especially for motor homes and other large vehicles. One of the really unique features of Bella's is the great neon signs!
Next time you're through this way you won't want to miss this one.
Favorite Dish: It was hard for us to decide on a favorite.
Updated Mar 26, 2004
Address: On the corner of US 93 & Old US 40 - I-80 Exit 352
The food here is great and affordable. They always feed you more than you can eat and the service very friendly. Great for all ages and tastes.
Written Sep 7, 2002
Address: Interstate 80 & U.S. 93 Junction
Phone: (775) 752-3344
On Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 6:15 a.m. a 6.1 earthquake struck Wells and surrounding areas. This quake changed the community forever. Nearly all of the historical downtown area of the community was destroyed, but, measures are underway to determine how it can be saved or rebuilt. Almost all of the homes and buildings in Wells suffered some damage and several are uninhabitable. The Wells High School was, and still is, closed. Classes are being held at the elementary school for the remainder of the year. Most of the chimneys in town were destroyed and many have already been rebuilt...some never will be.
This is a heavy geothermal area and since the quake water temperatures have risen up to and above 250 degrees. Two of the more popular geothermal swimming holes have been closed. There is ground-scaring in several areas around and near the community which resulted in the closing of several outlying roads. Approximately 40 miles north to northeast of town a mound has been discovered raising from the earth. Tests are being conducted to determine the levels of earth gases being released into the air. Some have stated that what is going on now are preliminary tests to evaluate whether or not there is a potential for a volcanic eruption. Numerous earthquakes continue to plague this community as well as surrounding areas on a daily basis. These are not aftershocks or minor tremors. Many agree that these should have subsided by now. Reports have suggested that in the event of erupting volcanic activity that the entire community will have to be evacuated. This will depend on potential lava flow, if any, or if it will be like a Mt. Saint Helens and surprise everyone with an unpredictable outcome.
None-the-less, the citizens of this small rural mountain desert community go about their daily lives, picking up the pieces as they go, fixing what they can and hoping that everything will calm down soon. No one really wants to have to pull up and leave. Where will they go and what will they do when they get there? No one knows and it is difficult to make plans with these types of circumstances.
The town of Wells sits at the crossroads of Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 93 and is open for the usual travel. Most businesses are open and it is safe to travel to and through here. Areas of potential danger have been fenced off with absolutely no access. Law Enforcement personnel and patrols have been increased.
All in all, if you are planning your travel or vacation through this area you can still obtain fuel, food and lodging in one of the friendliest little towns in America.
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Updated Apr 4, 2011
Favorite thing: This is the kind of place that best suits the term "Don't judge a book by its cover". If you're in good shape then the mountains in this area are the place to go. They're rough and rugged and always worth the effort. You just never know what you're going to find. Many of the mountains in the Humbolt Range have never been traveled by human-foot so you never really know if you're the first one there or not. There are a lot of wild herbs, eatible plants, wildlife, little streams that aren't on any map, most often you have to cut your own trail just to go look at something. If you take a look up every now and then you will most likely see an Eagle or Hawk flyin' above watching you and wonderin', 'What the heck is this human doing so far out here?' The best part about this kind of adventure is staying out there for a couple of days, enjoying the night sky and listening to the coyotes sing their songs. If you're looking for an adventure no one else has had before you then this is the place to do it.
Fondest memory: The quiet here is so deep and peaceful. That's why in the desert - No one can hear you scream.
Written Feb 25, 2003