Event of the Year

Must See-Must Do Event Award – 2016The Old Sheepherder’s Ball – Must See Must Do – Event of The YearThe Old Sheepherder’s Ball at the Border Inn on US 50 at the Nevada-Utah line outside of Baker each January is an event unique even here in Nevada, where one-of-a-kind is the general rule. Denys Koyle inaugurated it 12 years ago because Elko’s famous Cowboy Poetry Gathering focused attention on the cattle ranching heritage, and she felt the sheepmen deserved appreciation too. Older men in overalls, big hats and boots enjoy the food and companionship with their wives, grown children (and fast-growing grandchildren) and fellow sheep men. There is laughter and music (Sourdough Slim!), and we are all invited to join in. A rare treat, authentic and heart-felt, and this year’s version will be January 15 and 16.

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