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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...

Pakea Bizkaia sailboat navigating Antartic islands

January 15, 2013

Filed under Links, News, People

According to the Spanish newspaper El País, the sailing expedition Pakea Bizkaia, with surfer Kepa Acero aboard, navigated through icebergs and snow to reach Antartica's South Shetland Islands Saturday, Jan. 11. Captain Unai Basurko ...

Basque Surfer Kepa Acero Goes For The Big Antarctic Wave

January 6, 2013

Filed under Basque Country, Links, News, People

In the next few days, Basque surfer Kepa Acero will try to ride a huge wave in the Antarctic Ocean. If he succeeds, he will be the first European surfing this untamed, frigid ocean. He is joining the sailing expedition of Pakea Bizk...

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...

Kern County Basque Festival: Something for Everyone

May 28, 2012

Filed under Bakersfield, Culture, News, People

See our Calendar of Events for info on the latest Kern County Festival. The Kern County Basque Festival offers something for everyone. Here's what these Basques had to say about this year's event: Noel and Yvonne Goyhene...

Soccer Team Athletic Bilbao Loses Final But Wins Media Attention

May 10, 2012

Filed under Basque Country, Culture, Links, News

The Basque soccer squad of Athletic Bilbao and its home-grown approach to playing the game has attracted international media attention. The coverage, most recently in a New York Times article, has been sparked by the socce...

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...

Historic Basque Ranch in L.A. Faces Closure

January 2, 2012

Filed under Culture, History, Links, Los Angeles, News

A California park featuring a historic Basque ranch is facing closure because of state budget cuts. Los Encinos State Historic Park was part of the early Basque settlement of California. The park, in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, is one...

Team USA Pelota Players Win Silver Medals at Pan Am Games

October 27, 2011

Filed under Handball, Links, News, People

Three Team USA Basque Pelota players won silver medals Thursday afternoon on the final day of handball competition at the 2011 Pan American Games. In 36-meter doubles action, brothers Tony Huarte and Josetxu Huarte came up short in their battle for a gold medal against a powerful Mexican duo of Jorge Alcantar...

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