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Signs like these, posted on gates at a quarry in the town of Superior, aim to keep trespassers out. But two incidents of trespassing along with damage to gates were reported at Superior quarries last month. The practice of sneaking onto mining sites to swim is not only illegal, it’s dangerous, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. (Jed Carlson/

Trespass could lead to trouble at mine sites

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Risky behavior has been noted in the town of Superior. Trespassers left broken gates behind them during incidents at two separate quarries in July. Both are active mining sites owned by area businesses.


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