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Reward Offered For Monument Vandalism

Fruita, CO - Officials at the Colorado National Monument are offering a $500 reward for information that leads to the conviction of individuals who vandalized rock formations with graffiti.

Rangers discovered love and prom messages painted on the White Rocks formation.

"Graffiti continues to be a problem at Colorado National Monument," Superintendent Ken Mayberry said in a news release.

Officials say graffiti not only damages the natural beauty, but eats up valuable resources and money for cleanup and investigations that could be used for better purposes.

Penalties for vandalism vary, but can go as high as $20,000 in fines and five years in prison for destroying archeological sites on public lands.

Anyone with information about this incident, or who sees people vandalizing within the Colorado National Monument, is asked to call 970-858-3617, ext. 360.

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