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Monument Seeking Public Support to Solve White Rocks Vandalism Case

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Date: June 14, 2012

Monument Seeking Public Support to Solve White Rocks Vandalism Case

Colorado National Monument officials are seeking public support to help solve a case of vandalism (graffiti) and criminal mischief. The vandalism took place in the White Rocks area located on South Broadway at the base of Gold Star Canyon in the Colorado National Monument.

The graffiti covers a section, about 5 feet by 12 feet, in gray spray paint.

Anyone with information on this crime or any crime at Colorado National Monument is urged to call 970-712-1497.  Callers may remain anonymous.

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Each Independence Day, local climbers scale the iconic Independence Monument in Colorado National Monument and raise an American flag on top. This tradition dates back to early park promoter John Otto, whose route up Independence Monument climbers still follow.