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Elko Basque festival expected to attract a large crowd

July 2, 2013

The Elko Basque Club is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Basque Festival this weekend, July 5 to 7. The annual summer convention of North American Basque Organizations (NABO) is being held in conjunction with ...

Elko National Basque Festival – A Crowd Pleaser

July 8, 2012

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...

Basque Art at the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko

July 7, 2012

Artist Bob Ithurralde’s Basque-themed oil paintings are currently on display at the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko as part of an exhibit timed to coincide with the National Basque Festival. A reception for the exhibi...

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 »...

Basque Sheepherders in the Great Basin

March 13, 2010

Lured by opportunities in a new land, Basques arrived in the American West during the 1800s and 1900s. The vast majority worked as sheepherders, living a lonely lifestyle with their flocks in the mountain meadows and harsh de...

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