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Basque festival in Elko is magical, says blogger

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...

Elko Basque festival expected to attract a large crowd

July 2, 2013

Filed under Culture, Dance, Elko, Links, Music

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 ...

Basque Picon Punch Amendment Rejected by Nevada Lawmakers

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...

Basque Picon Punch Could be State Drink of Nevada

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...

Elko National Basque Festival – A Crowd Pleaser

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...

Basque Art at the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko

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...

Basque Boardinghouse: The Star Hotel Still Going Strong

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 »...

Basque Sheepherders in the Great Basin

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...

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