The City of Laramie will now have to work around a $500,000 budget shortfall for the current fiscal year.

Laramie Mayor Andrea Summerville dropped that bombshell in her monthly radio show interview during the "Laramie Live on KOWB" radio morning show with host David Settle.

As part of the "Mondays With The Mayor" series, which was delayed a day due to the holiday, Summerville announced that the city received the word from the state last week about the loss of money for this year's budget.

The Laramie City Council is expected to discuss the matter further during their next regular city council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19.