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The Debate Behind the Creation of a United Euskera

December 9, 2011

The creation of a standardized Basque language, Euskera Batua, by the Euskaltzaindia -- the Academy of the Basque Language -- in the 1960s raised perhaps as many issues as it resolved. Which were true Basque words, and which we...

Patty Miller and Boise Basque Museum to Receive Awards

September 13, 2011

Patty Miller, director of Boise's Basque Museum and Cultural Center, is among several people and institutions whose accomplishments will be honored by the Idaho State Historical Society. Miller is a pillar in Idaho's Basque community. She and ...

Basque Espadrille Industry Threatened by Cheap Knockoffs

August 28, 2011

For generations, craftsmen in the Basque Country have created hand-made espadrilles. But the quintessentially Basque footwear is now facing a formidable challenge: cheap Asian knockoffs. The comfortable rope-soled shoes have long be...

Basque Sailors Navigate Historic Fishing Routes

August 23, 2011

Five Basque sailors have been on an expedition retracing historic routes in Greenland and Canada that were traveled by Basque mariners nearly six centuries ago. The crew of the 20-meter sailboat Pakea Bizkaia left the Basque Co...

Officials Move to Replace Plaques Stolen from Sheepherder Monument

May 17, 2011

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...

Prehistoric Paintings Found in Basque Village (Updated 5-15-11)

May 10, 2011

Archeologists have made an interesting discovery of prehistoric art in the Basque Country dating back about 25,000 years. Paintings depicting horses were uncovered in a cave in in the northern Basque province of Bizkaia. The red painting...

Center for Basque Studies Could Lose All State Funding

May 4, 2011

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,...

Reward Offered in Basque Sheepherder Monument Theft

February 10, 2011

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

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...

Understanding Basques During Jaialdi 2010

July 26, 2010

In anticipation of the large Jaialdi festival, expected to attract 30,000 Basque people to Boise, Idaho this week, reporter Anna Webb wrote an article for the Idaho Statesman published today highlighting key aspects of Basque cu...

Basque Boardinghouse: The Star Hotel Still Going Strong

June 28, 2010

For 100 years, the Star Hotel has been an anchor of Elko's rich and colorful Basque history. Read More »...

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