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Rock Climbers Left in the Dark

AMERICAN FALLS, Idaho — A hearing on closing rock formations near Massacre Rocks State Park to climbing became shrouded in mystery Wednesday night. Suzann Henrikson, an archaeologist for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, said it can be frustrating when asked to tell the public how important the preservation of a particular site is without being able to elaborate on exactly what needs protection. She understands that it must be equally frustrating for people who value the recreation a location offers, but are asked to give it up. Unfortunately for Henrikson and frustrated rock climbing enthusiasts, federal law requires her to keep mum. Henrikson was discussing the federal restraints on what

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