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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...

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...

Reward Offered in Basque Sheepherder Monument Theft

February 10, 2011

Filed under Culture, History, Links, Reno

As authorities continue their investigation of the theft of bronze plaques from the National Monument to the Basque Sheepherder in Reno, a reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case. The nonprofit organization Secret Witness is sponsoring ...

Plaques With Herders’ Names Stolen from Sheepherder Monument

February 8, 2011

Filed under Culture, History, News, Reno

Bronze plaques engraved with the names of hundreds of sheepherders who immigrated to the United States have been stolen from the National Monument to the Basque Sheepherder in Reno. Detectives have launched a grand larceny investigation into the theft of the five plaques, which occurred sometime between Jan. 12 and Jan 17., accor...

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