Cheyenne, WY – The National AARP Spelling Bee gets underway in Cheyenne Saturday. Spellers age 50 and older from across the country will compete. Dave Lerner is the pronouncer for the contest. Lerner has been practicing how to say some of the obscure words he will ask the contestants: "My favorite word of last year was CRWTH, a type of musical instrument similar to lyre. And I liked it because it had no vowels in it."
The event will be held at the Little America Hotel and Resort.
Cheyenne, Wy – At a hearing concerning state budget reductions, the legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee was told that the budget needed to be reduced and there is no guarantee that energy revenues will return to recent levels. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck has more.
Cheyenne, Wy – Federal economic stimulus funding could be used to help build juvenile detention facilities in Wyoming, including a juvenile jail in Casper. Gov. Dave Freudenthal is seeking $15 million in stimulus funding to spend on juvenile facilities. The money would help replace a much-criticized Casper juvenile detention center. It would also help Wyoming set up short-term holding facilities for juvenile arrestees that would substitute for jails. Meanwhile, Volunteers of America in Sheridan is watching what's