Cheyenne, Wy – Economic development officials say budget
problems at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., should not affect the center's plans to build a supercomputer in Cheyenne.
The supercomputer project would cost $60 million. About a third of that would come from the state and the other two-thirds from NCAR, where the budget has been strained lately. The NCAR staff is down by more than 100 since last year. That
includes some layoffs. Randy Bruns directs economic development group Cheyenne LEADS.
He doesn't expect problems. Bruns says the project is back on track after being delayed by the approval process in Washington. The project is expected to bring as many as 30 jobs to Wyoming.