Bureau of Reclamation Announces Silt Run

Mills, Wyo. (RELEASE from Bureau of Rec) June 27, 2022 — The Wyoming Area Office of the Bureau of Reclamation in Mills, Wyo., will be lowering the water level in Guernsey Reservoir in preparation for the annual silt run. The silt run is an operation which provides silt-laden water to Goshen, Gering-Fort Laramie, and Pathfinder Irrigation Districts under contract with […] Continue Reading

A Glimpse at the Precision Ag Program at EWC

Torrington, Wyo. (RELEASE from EWC) June 22, 2022 — Raised on a farm north of Henry, Nebraska, agriculture has always played a major role in Matt Scott’s life. Today, he is an assistant professor of agriculture at Eastern Wyoming College, heading up the new precision agriculture program on the Torrington campus. He also teaches electrical and hydraulic classes, and a […] Continue Reading

BLM Issues Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in Platte County

Casper, Wyo. (RELEASE from BLM) June 22, 2022 — Stage 1 fire restrictions on Bureau of Land Management administered public lands in Platte County will begin June 23 due to dry conditions and high fire danger. The BLM is working with the county to coordinate the restrictions. With the upcoming Fourth of July holiday and as fire danger increases, it […] Continue Reading

Dr. Rick Patterson Ends Campaign for Mayor

Torrington, Wyo. June 15, 2022 — In an open letter to the public, Torrington City Council member Dr. Rick Patterson announced that he is ending his campaign for the office of Mayor of the City of Torrington. “My current assignment as interim President of Eastern Wyoming College has reminded me of the huge commitment of time and energy required to […] Continue Reading

Reclamation Issues Snowmelt Forecasts For North Platte River Basin

Mills, Wyo (RELEASE from Bureau of Reclamation) June 13, 2022 — The Bureau of Reclamation has prepared the June forecast and operating plans for the North Platte River Basin. The June forecasts indicate the spring snowmelt runoff will be below average. Total April through July runoff in the North Platte River Basin above Glendo Dam is expected to be 545,000 […] Continue Reading

UW Extension’s Brittingham Honored At Annual Conference

Laramie, Wyo (RELEASE from UW Extension) June 6, 2022 — At its annual spring conference in Laramie, the University of Wyoming Extension congratulated the following 2021 award recipients for their dedication and service. Goshen County educator receives UW Extension’s highest honorGoshen County 4-H educator Megan Brittingham earned the Jim Debree Excellence in Extension Award—the Extension’s highest honor—for her outstanding performance, […] Continue Reading

Varney Honored With EWC’s Albert C. Conger Distinguished Service Award

Torrington, Wyo. (RELEASE from EWC) June 1, 2022 — Mike Varney has been named Eastern Wyoming College’s Albert C. Conger Distinguished Service Award winner for 2022. Varney started at EWC in 1968, the same year the school moved from the old vacated grade school building in downtown Torrington into a new building at its current location on West C Street. […] Continue Reading

Secretary Ed Buchanan Won’t Seek Second Term

Cheyenne, Wyo. (RELEASE from Secretary Ed Buchanan) May 17, 2022 — Secretary Ed Buchanan announced today that he will not seek a second term as Wyoming’s Secretary of State. “It has been an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Wyoming as your Secretary of State. Recently, the opportunity presented itself to apply for a judicial position in my […] Continue Reading

EWC Appoints Dr. Jeffry D. Hawes as President

Torrington, Wyo. (RELEASE from EWC) May 16, 2022 — The Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees is pleased to announce Dr. Jeffry D. Hawes as President of the College. Dr. Hawes will begin July 1, 2022. Chairman Robert Baumgartner shared the following regarding Hawes appointment, “I look forward to working with Dr. Hawes in the near future. His background in […] Continue Reading

EWC To Host Presidential Candidate

Torrington, Wyo. (RELEASE from EWC) April 25, 2022 — The Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees have announced that Dr. Jeffry D. Hawes, presidential candidate, has been invited to campus for an in-person interview, employee and student meetings, and public forums. An open public forum will be held in the EWC Fine Arts Center Auditorium in Torrington on Wednesday, April […] Continue Reading