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New Plaques Slated for Basque Sheepherder Monument

March 2, 2012

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

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

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...

Great Food is a Highlight at Las Vegas Festival

October 5, 2011

By Nancy Zubiri They left the Basque Country years ago to stake out their fortunes playing jai-alai around the world. For some of them, their last stop was Las Vegas. Today, the jai-alai matches at the MGM Hotel are long gone, but the f...

Basque Rockers Recording Album in L.A.

September 19, 2011

By Nancy Zubiri Berri Txarrak, possibly the biggest name in Basque rock, has brought its brand of music to one of the hippest neighborhoods in Los Angeles. The group is working with well-known music producer Ross Robinson, staying at his plush oceanfront home in Venice Beach, where...

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...

Basque Films at San Sebastian Film Festival

August 14, 2011

A documentary about bertsolaritza by filmmaker Asier Altuna is one of several films by Basques or about the Basque Country that will be screened at the Donostia Zinemaldia, or 59th San Sebastian Film Festival. Each year, the international fe...

The Guggenheim Museum seen from the Puente de la Salve.

The Bilbao Effect

July 31, 2011

Kern County Basques Throw Annual Festival

May 30, 2011

The day began with clouds and rain, but the gloomy weather gave way to sunshine as several thousand people enjoyed the 39th Annual Kern County Basque Festival in Bakersfield. The well-wishers descended on the festival grounds for a da...

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...

Exciting Raffle Dinner Raises Funds for Dance Group

March 13, 2011

The $5,000 grand prize would go to the last ticketholder. But there were two numbers left in the ticket drum. Read More »...

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...

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