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Nevada tribe's gas station a target of boycott

Off-road riders are being asked to boycott a gas station owned by the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of Nevada due to the tribe's stance on off-road riding.

The tribe wants off-road riding on Sand Mountain restricted due to harms to plans, wildlife and sacred sites. The mountain, in the shape of a serpent, is a living being.

"Our church is everywhere out there," Rochanne Downs, the tribe's cultural director, told The Lahontan Valley News.

But off-road riders are upset that the Bureau of Land Management, in consultation with the tribe, closed down one access route. Three other routes still exist, Downs pointed out.

The tribe is also seeking a total ban on riding in the spring for tribal spiritual practices.

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Fliers ask off-road riders to boycott Fox Peak Station (The Lahontan Valley News 4/6)

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