June 30, 2014
July 8, 2013
Filed under Culture, Dance, Elko, Music, News, People
The rain storm on the 4th of July, as fireworks were exploding in the sky, the Basque block party on Friday night and the Basque clubhouse dance with Amuma Says No on Saturday night were all highlights of the National Basque Festi...
July 2, 2013
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The Elko Basque Club is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Basque Festival this weekend, July 5 to 7. The annual summer convention of North American Basque Organizations (NABO) is being held in conjunction with ...
June 5, 2013
Filed under Elko, Las Vegas, Links, Reno
One Nevada lawmaker put it best: Happy hour is over for an effort to make Picon Punch the state's official drink.
Las Vegas Assemblyman William Horne had pushed to give the potent cocktail official status because of the Basque...
May 18, 2013
Filed under Culture, Elko, Links, Reno
Picon Punch, a quintessential Basque concoction, has been a perennial favorite at Basque festivals and restaurants for generations. Now, the tasty but potent cocktail could have even wider appeal if a Nevada assemblyman ha...
February 5, 2013
July 8, 2012
Filed under Culture, Dance, Elko, Handball, Links, Music, News
By Nancy Zubiri
The National Basque Festival in Elko eclipses most of the West’s other Basque festivals, except perhaps for Jaialdi in Boise, which is held every five years.
Elko’s festival, held the weekend closest to 4th of July, features events over three acti...
July 7, 2012
Filed under Culture, Elko, Links
Artist Bob Ithurralde’s Basque-themed oil paintings are currently on display at the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko as part of an exhibit timed to coincide with the National Basque Festival.
A reception for the exhibi...
June 28, 2010
Filed under Culture, Elko, History, Links, News
For 100 years, the Star Hotel has been an anchor of Elko's rich and colorful Basque history. Read More »...
March 13, 2010
Filed under Culture, Elko, History
Lured by opportunities in a new land, Basques arrived in the American West during the 1800s and 1900s. The vast majority worked as sheepherders, living a lonely lifestyle with their flocks in the mountain meadows and harsh de...