Two Blanding men on Friday were fined $35,000 and placed on years of probation after pleading guilty to creating an ATV trail through archaeological sites in Recapture Canyon.
On Jan. 11, Kenneth James Brown, 67, and Daniel Lee Felstead, 38, were charged with the misdemeanor of damaging the property that the Bureau of Land Management administrates by creating the trail in 2005. The potential penalty for such a crime is up to one year in prison and a fine of $100,000.
Friday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Samuel Alba sentenced Brown to one year of probation and a fine of $27,000. He will pay $22,000 by Jan. 31, and pay the remaining $5,000 during his probation. Felstead was ordered to pay $8,000 over two years of probation.