15th annual Old Sheepherder’s Party set
BAKER, NV — The Border Inn will host the 15th annual Old Sheepherder’s Party Jan. 19 and 20, in Baker, NV. Each year sheepherders gather to visit, swap stories, and pass along traditions to the next generation.
The Border Inn is partnering with the Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership to host this gathering.
Events begin at 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 19, with a Sheepherder Appreciation Dinner that is open to members of the West Desert Sheepherding Industry, followed by “Share your Story,” a public open mic program, during which sheepherders can swap their best stories.
On Saturday, Jan. 20, public activities commence with a sourdough pancake breakfast. Afterwards, the morning program will include stories of water in Snake Valley as told to Warren Cook and a presentation on sheepherder aspen carvings in Great Basin National Heritage Area by Nancy Hadlock and Richard Potashin.
An afternoon concert begins at 2:30 p.m., featuring Mary Kaye, an award-winning singer/songwriter with deep Western roots. Events will culminate with a traditional Basque dinner at 5 p.m., followed by dancing to the music of the Silver Sage Band.
To make reservations for the dinner, call Denys or Gary at the Border Inn, (775) 234-7300, there is a fee.
For more information about the Great Basin National Heritage Area and the Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership, contact Brandi Roberts at 775-234-7171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.