Laramie, Wy – A Wyoming woman who's son fought in the Iraq war is trying to improve conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Laura Brown is leading a drive to provide laptops to injured soldiers through a group she created called "Laptops for the Wounded." The group's objective is to help injured soldiers communicate with relatives and others through e-mails and web cameras attached to the laptops.
Laramie, Wy – A CBS website is reporting that Fresno State associate coach Heath Schroyer has agreed to become the new head basketball coach at Wyoming. C-B-S SportsLine-dot-com broke the story early Thursday. Schroyer was an assitant to Steve McClain when the Cowboys last advanced to the NCAA tournament. However, U-W officials are declining to comment. Wyoming fired Steve McClain on March 12. U-W athletics director Tom Burman hired Schroyer five years ago as head coach at Portland State when Burman was athletics director
Laramie, Wy – Staff members at the University of Wyoming are set to receive pay raises this year. Vice President for administration Phil Harris says in prior years, only faculty members saw substantial raises. This year it's the staff's turn. Currently, most of the 26-hundred staff members are paid 90 percent of the going rate in their industries. This year's plan would bring as many staff as possible to 100 percent of the going rate. University trustees will make a final decision the proposal tomorrow (Friday).