- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A scenic Idaho canyon has been tagged with profane references to President Donald Trump, the name “Sierra” and two sets of initials with hearts.

Visitors spotted the graffiti on the canyon wall at the Perrine Coulee waterfall in the Snake River Canyon, the Times-News reported (https://bit.ly/2w7aHtf ) on Tuesday.

The tagged wall is in a “gray area” in terms of authority jurisdiction, Twin Falls Police Department Lt. Terry Thueson said.

County parks Director Rick Novacek said the area is within the city’s jurisdiction.

Twin Falls County Sheriff’s deputies, however, said the graffiti is a problem for county parks to handle.

Recent visitors spotted the graffiti and called it a wakeup call to protect natural resources.

“As soon as we got down here, I said, ‘Who does this?’” said Sarah Gillum, who drove to the canyon from Missouri. “It’s one thing to see it in a city, but in nature?”

Twin Falls photographer Jonathan Mills reported the vandalism to police on Saturday.

“It’s sad, but it’s a wakeup call for us to protect our natural resources,” Mills said. “This deserves a call to action against these atrocities, not only to prevent but to clean up after the fact.”

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Information from: The Times-News, https://www.magicvalley.com


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