NABO Mus Finals
The Marin-Sonoma Basque Association was this year's host of the NABO Mus Tournament held this last weekend in San Rafael. The site of the national tournament is determined by the club that the previous year's champions belong too, and so last year's champions hailed from Marin-Sonoma. Forty-two teams competed this year with tournament play lasting all day. In the end, Tony Uranga and Darren Uranga (right), from Homedale Idaho's Txoko Ona Basque Club came out on top with Mus veterans Tony Espinal and Cecilio Echamendi (left) from San Francisco Basque Cultural Center coming in second. Uranga and Uranga will now represent the US at the International Mus Tournament that will take place in Cancun, Mexico October 19-25th! Zorionak eta sorte on Mexicon!
Winnemucca Basque Festival
Winnemucca Basque Club will be celebrating its annual picnic this weekend June 7th and 8th at the Winnemucca Convention Center. Saturday's festivities will begin with a parade at 11am and will continue at the Convention Center with good food, music, with dance performances by the local Irrintzi Dancers along with Reno's Zazpiak Bat Basque dancers. Sunday will begin with mass and breakfast, followed by more dancing and fun. For more information contact the Convention Center. Ondo pasa!
US Sheep Co-op
The following article was shared with us from the US Sheep Co-op. It features Buffalo, Wyoming sheep rancher Peter John Camino whose father, Pete Camino, was featured in The Last Link Documentary. The article describes some techniques that Camino has used to help him stay in the business, and hints to a possible comeback of the industry in Wyoming. The article also includes information about a program that the Wyoming Wool Growers is sponsoring to promote local wool products. The Mountain Meadow Wool Mill in Buffalo is making a limited edition blanket made from the Camino (KID) Ranch wool as a fundraiser. To order one of these or to get more information on the Mill itself, visit their website. To read the full article click here.