GILLETTE, Wyo. — Wyoming really does live and die by coal — here's proof.
Managers of a new Gillette cemetery are wondering what to do about a large coal seam they've found just below the ground. The hard coal would get in the way of burying caskets.
Cemetery trustees reviewed the problem Tuesday. Engineers say the low-grade coal renders about 20 percent of the cemetery almost unusable.
Proposed solutions include removing the coal at an estimated cost of $3.4 million.
Trustees plan to vote on what to do later.