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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...

Theft of Basque Sheepherder Plaques Helps Prompt New Bill

Robert Lopez, Writer

April 29, 2013

Filed under Culture, Links, Reno

The high-profile theft of bronze plaques from the National Monument to the Basque Sheepherder in 2011 has helped prompt a new bill by Nevada lawmakers that would stiffen penalties for stealing scrap metal. The theft of the five pla...

A Basque in the News — Literally

Robert Lopez, Writer

April 13, 2013

Filed under Bakersfield, Links, People

Veteran journalist Louis Amestoy writes for The Bakersfield Californian,

Kern County Basque Book Gets Great Review

March 15, 2013

Filed under Bakersfield, Culture, History, Links

  The strong work ethic that has been a hallmark of Basque immigrants is recognized in a glowing review about the book "The Basques of Kern County" that was recently published in Bakersfield Californian. The book...

Kern County Basque history highlighted in new book

January 26, 2013

Filed under Bakersfield, Culture, History, Links, People

The history of the many Basques in Kern County has been painstakingly recreated by authors and researchers Steve Bass and George Ansolabehere, who recently published their work in a book, "The Basques of Kern County." The b...

Jaime Brown 1993 – 2012: Dedicated to perpetuating her culture

December 17, 2012

Filed under Culture, Deaths, Links, Los Banos, People, U.S. Communities

Jaime Brown was familiar to everyone who attended Udaleku, the two-week youth camps held every summer to perpetuate the Basque culture. “She went to just about every one they had,” her mother, Jeannette Brown, recalled ...

The latest Rose Queen is Basque!

October 25, 2012

Filed under Chino, Culture, Dance

Vanessa Manjarrez, 17, of Pasadena, who was crowned Rose Queen today, is of Basque heritage. She is a member of the Basque dance group Gauden Bat of Chino. Manjarrez was one of seven girls selected for the Rose Court from ...

Basque Festival in Las Vegas area a foodie’s delight

October 7, 2012

Filed under Culture, Dance, Las Vegas, Links

The Las Vegas Basque festival is known for its wonderful food -- paella, barbecued lamb and a delicious salad are always on the menu. Their chorizos are to die for, and their homemade sangria or picon punch are a great addition to the afternoon. This year's festival o...

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