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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — An explosion at a coal mine northeast Wyoming has registered on seismographs on the scale of a magnitude 4.5 earthquake. Some people in Gillette reported feeling the ground shake from 16 miles away. The Associated Press reports using explosives is a routine part of remove dirt and soil at the coal mines where the blast occurred southeast of Gillette.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Federal officials are accepting public comments through next month on Lost Creek ISR’s plans to build what would be the only in-situ uranium mine in southern Wyoming. In-situ mining involves dissolving uranium out of sandstone deposits and pumping the uranium solution to the surface. The solution then is processed into yellowcake.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Bail has been set at $50,000 for a Casper man accused of starting a fire in a crowded apartment building in an attempt to get his girlfriend’s attention. A prosecutor says Jeff Wayne Oliver lighted the fire April 19 because he wanted to impress his girlfriend by dousing the flames. Instead, authorities say he fell asleep and only awoke because a neighbor pounded on his door.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Several Wyoming players have signed free-agent contracts with NFL teams. Running back Alvester Alexander agreed to terms with the Chicago Bears, safety Tashaun Gipson with the Cleveland Browns and linebacker Brian Hendricks with the Washington Redskins. No Wyoming players were selected in last weekend’s NFL draft.