Over the weekend, vandals defaced an area of Nine Mile Canyon that contains rock art dating back more than thousand years.
Deep inside Nine Mile Canyon near Price is an area of rock art dating back to 900 A.D., including an image of a pregnant buffalo. But on Sunday, several people observed that someone had carved the initials JMN along with the date into the rock near historic images. Jerry Spangler is the executive director of the Colorado Plateau Archaeological Alliance. He says the graffiti has compromised an important site.