The Albuquerque Journal reports that monument Superintendent Dennis Vásquez and a supporter of the monument were exploring a section of the monument last week when they found debris, evidence of campfires, motorcycle tracks and graffiti.
The monument has thousands of samples of ancient Pueblo Indian rock art and it's managed jointly by the National Park Service and the city.
The vandalized section is owned and managed by the city.
City crews have started removing litter and debris and restoring sections of downed fence, and Vasquez said the Park Service and the city will work together to remove the graffiti as quickly as possible.
Source: The Associated Press [February 11, 2015]