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Arco Woman Fined for Stealing Artifacts

BOISE, Idaho - An Arco woman convicted of illegally excavating prehistoric artifacts from a national forest archaeological area is no longer welcome at such culturally significant sites. A federal judge this week banned 60-year-old Roxanne Hale from such sites on public lands. She must also serve three years probation and pay more than $9,200 in restitution for the crime. Hale pleaded guilty in March to one count of unauthorized excavation of archaeological resources. She was found in September 2008 digging without a permit at the so-called Wood Canyon Number 1 site. The site is located in the Salmon-Challis National Forest is protected for its material remains of prehistoric human life. Hal

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