Graffiti vandals strike Churchill’s Hidden Cave |

Graffiti vandals strike Churchill’s Hidden Cave

Steve Puterski
Vandals struck Hidden Cave east of Fallon recently leaving graffiti and bullet holes in a building. A $1,000 reward is being offerd for information about the person or persons responsible.
Courtesy Bureau of Land Management | LVN

FALLON — Vandals recently struck one of Churchill County’s most prized attractions, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

The suspects littered Hidden Cave with graffiti and the information kiosk was riddled with bullets, according to BLM’s. Graffiti was found on several rocks on the trail leading to the cave.

BLM is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the vandal or vandals. Anyone with information is asked to call the BLM Crime Hotline at 800-521-6501.

BLM and the Churchill County Museum have suspended public tours of Hidden Cave until the investigation is complete.

BLM Public-Affairs Specialist Kaitlin Godbey said the graffiti was discovered March 2, although it might have been there longer. BLM law enforcement is investigating.

Hidden Cave is an archaeological site where thousands of artifacts have been discovered.