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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...

New Plaques Slated for Basque Sheepherder Monument

March 2, 2012

Filed under Culture, Links, News, Reno

New plaques listing the names of hundreds of Basque immigrants are being manufactured to replace those stolen more than a year ago from the National Monument to the Basque Sheepherder. The plaques are expected to be completed in...

Basque Aspen Art Exhibit Opens in Reno

January 21, 2012

Filed under Culture, History, Links, Reno

The Nevada Historical Society in Reno is hosting an exhibit on Basque aspen art rubbings. The rubbings are made from the carvings left by Basque immigrants who worked as sheepherders. In the summer, Basque herders trailed wit...

Center for Basque Studies Saved from Huge Budget Cut

June 10, 2011

Filed under Culture, Links, Reno

The Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevado Reno has been spared from a state budget-cutting plan that would have eliminated all of its public funding. The cutback, which would have been about $500,000, or half the ...

Officials Move to Replace Plaques Stolen from Sheepherder Monument

May 17, 2011

Filed under Culture, History, News, Reno

More than five months after bronze plaques were stolen from the National Monument to the Basque Sheepherder, officials say they are pushing ahead with plans to replace the tablets and renovate the memorial that sits atop a scrubby hill in Reno. Organizers of the eff...

Center for Basque Studies Could Lose All State Funding

May 4, 2011

Filed under Culture, History, Reno

The Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada Reno could lose all public funding under a budget-cutting proposal being considered by the state Legislature. A loss of public funding, officials at the center say,...

Landmark Louis’ Basque Corner in Reno Has New Owners

March 30, 2011

Filed under Culture, Reno

After more than 40 years under the same owners, the venerable Louis' Basque Corner restaurant in Reno has changed hands. The landmark restaurant had been run by Louis and Lorraine Erreguible since it opened in 1967. Unlike ot...

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