- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

ELKO, Nev. (AP) - County commissioners in Utah have bestowed a special honor on Elko County Commissioner Grant Gerber after the longtime conservative activist died unexpectedly last week.

Gerber died at a Salt Lake City hospital Oct. 25 from injuries he suffered four weeks ago when he fell off a horse in Kansas while protesting a federal crackdown on livestock grazing. He was 72.

Washington County commissioners called a special meeting this week to issue a proclamation declaring Friday as “Grant Gerber Day.”

Commissioner Alan Gardner told the Elko Daily Free Press (https://tinyurl.com/lk7kkgz) that even though Gerber didn’t live in Utah, he was a champion of ranchers and other private property owners throughout the West. He says he hopes the former Elko lawyer’s dedication will inspire others to stand up to the federal government.


Information from: Elko Daily Free Press, https://www.elkodaily.com

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