15th Annual Old Sheepherder’s party

Baker, NV—The Border Inn will host the 15th annual Old Sheepherder’s Party January 19th and 20th in Baker, Nevada.

Each year sheepherders gather to visit, swap stories, and pass along their traditions to the next generation.

The Border Inn is partnering with the Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership to host this gathering.

Events begin at 5:00 on Friday with a Sheepherder Appreciation Dinner that is open to members of the West Desert Sheepherding Industry, followed by “Share your Story,” a public open mike program, during which sheepherders can swap their best stories.

Saturday’s 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 beginning at 2:30 will feature Mary Kaye, an award-winning singer/songwriter with deep Western roots.

Events will culminate with a traditional Basque dinner at 5 pm followed by dancing to the music of the Silver Sage Band.

To make reservations for the dinner, please call Denys or Gary at the Border Inn, (775) 234-7300, $25/plate.

For more information about the Great Basin National Heritage Area and the Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership, please contact Brandi Roberts at 775-234-7171 or broberts@greatbasinheritage.org.

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