Ranchers Hand Anti-BLM Petitions to Governor Sandoval

BLM protesters hand petitions to Governor Sandoval Friday, 5/30/2014.
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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - About 40 riders on horseback blocked traffic on Nevada's capital city main highway to deliver petitions against the BLM over grazing reductions on federal land to Gov. Brian Sandoval.

The rally ended a weeklong, 300-mile Pony Express-style odyssey orchestrated by Elko County Commissioner Grant Gerber that began on Memorial Day in Elko.

Several dozen ranchers from around northern Nevada met with Sandoval, who assured them he would take their concerns over grazing allotments in Battle Mountain to the highest officials in the federal agency.

Many supporters met up with the cross-state riders in a Carson City park to ride the final few miles to the state Capitol.