Elko Correspondence – March 2018


Sheepherder’s Ball

                                                                       Photo credit: Elko Euzkaldunak Club Facebook page.

Elko’s Basque Scene is alive and well. On March 10th the Elko Basque Club is hosting its Annual Sheep Herders Ball at the Basque Clubhouse on Flagview Drive. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., and Basque favorites will be served. Music by Jean Flesher and Mercedes Mendive will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12/person. Bring your appetite and dancing shoes for a great night.

Get Your Green On

The Western Folklife Center is having a Saint Patrick’s Day Party on Saturday March 17th. Our local band Southwind will be playing Celtic music, the bar will be serving Irish drinks, and Irish food will be served, too. The celebration starts at 6 p.m. at 501 Railroad street in downtown Elko. This is a free event and family-friendly, so bring your whole clan down.

                          A Basque rancher (Photo by Linda Duffarena)

Gallery notes

The Northeastern Nevada Museum’s Halleck Bar Gallery has a great exhibit of photographs by Linda Dufferena: “Spurs & Bota Bags: A Retrospective — 40 Years of Ranching in the Nevada High Desert.” The exhibit documents and celebrates the distinctive Basque ranching and sheepherding culture of Northwestern Nevada.

Edible Elko

Elko has a new restaurant worth checking out. Garibaldi’s Mexican Restaurant just opened up on Idaho Street. I went for lunch last week and was pleased. I tried the taco/enchilada lunch special and enjoyed every bite.

— Doug Clarke