Posts made in 2021

EWC announces a student food pantry drive

Eastern Wyoming College Gay Straight Alliance student club is sponsoring a drive to collect vital items for the EWC student pantry.

“The food pantry that EWC students rely on is lacking some vital goods” says Club Sponsor Ellen Creagar. Some of the items are non-perishable protein (canned meats, chili, etc), easy rice meals, toiletries/hygiene items (body wash, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoos, etc). “We appreciate your donations to help students who are food insecure or need a little to tide them over,” continued Ms. Creagar.

Donations can be brought to the EWC basketball games Friday at 5:00 and 7:30, or Saturday at 2:00 and 4:00 pm.

For more information, please contact Ellen Creagar, Professor, Social Sciences, GSA Sponsor, at 307. 532-8345 or ecreagar@ewc.wy.edu.

EWC Student Food Pantry Drive

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Eastern Wyoming College will be closed November 24 through the 26 for Thanksgiving. The Fitness Center will close at 12:00 noon on November 24, and reopen for regular business hours on Saturday, November 27th. College offices will reopen Monday November 29.

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Eastern Wyoming College in Douglas will be closed November 24 through November 26 for Thanksgiving. College offices will reopen Monday November 29.

EWC Vet Tech club holding dog wash

The Eastern Wyoming College Veterinary Technology Club will be holding a dog wash on Saturday, November 20.

Appointments will begin at 8:00 am and will conclude at 1:30 pm. The student technicians will do minimal brushing and do not shave out mats. A current rabies certificate is required to participate. If you have a dog that is scared of the dryer, they need to be here early so they can stay until they are dry.

Pricing per dog is as follows:

Bath:
Small Dog (0-20#) $10
Medium Dog (20.1-50#) $12
Large Dog (50.1 – 90#) $15
Extra Large Dog (90.1 and above) $20.00

Added charge for long hair: (Require additional grooming and Drying Time)

$5.00 per dog

Other Services:

Nail trim: $10

If the weather permits, the students will set up a registration table outside of the north entrance to the Veterinary Technology building.

Vet Tech students will be calling previous customers for appointments. To make an appointment please contact Raeghan at 307.254.4793. Leave a message and a student will return your call.

Eastern Wyoming College Hosts Cowboy Husker Showdown

Students participating in horse judging and evaluation contest

Students participating in horse judging and evaluation contest

Wyoming College Agriculture Program hosted the Cowboy Husker Showdown on October 25, 2021 at the Agricultural Technology Education Center (ATEC) on campus.  The event included an Agronomy Career Development Event (CDE), a Horse Judging Contest/CDE, and a Rangeland Management CDE.  Seventy-three youth attended the events representing Glenrock FFA, Laramie County 4-H, Meeteetse FFA, Minatare FFA, Mitchell-Morrill FFA, Platte County 4-H, Southeast FFA, Sundance FFA, Whitcomb FFA and Wind River FFA.

Students participating in the Agronomy CDE had to take an exam; identify crops (seed or plant), equipment, insect and insect or disease damage to plants; grade grain and evaluate soil.  Emmett Coxbill, Southeast FFA was the High Individual in the Identification and Overall while Ayden Shimic, Southeast FFA was High Individual on the written exam.  The High Team Overall in Agronomy was Morrill-Mitchel FFA.

Youth braved the chilly weather to evaluate 6 class of horses and give 2 sets of reasons for seniors and 2 sets of questions or questions and reasons for the juniors.  Horses were provided by individuals in southeast Wyoming and Western Nebraska including a number of EWC students.  Officials were Danette Whitney of Carpenter and Faith Pfeifer of Laramie.  Wind River FFA was the High Team Overall in the senior division while Meeteetse FFA captured the High Team honor in the junior division.  High Senior Overall and in Reasons was Kaylee Rasnake, Platte County 4-H; High Junior Overall was Tessa Sanderson, Sundance FFA; and High Junior in Reasons was Teigen Derner, Laramie County 4-H.

The Range Management CDE included a written exam, plant identification, site description, rangeland assessment and rangeland ecosystems measurements.  High Individual in Plant Identification and Overall was Bailey Booth, Southeast FFA, while Reece H., Wind River FFA was High on the Written Exam.  The High Team overall in Range Management was Wind River FFA.

Thank you to Westco for sponsoring lunch for the contests.  A special thanks to Ray Pinney from West Plains and Greta Birch from Westco for helping with the Agronomy contest and Jay Clapper from Southeast High School for helping with the Range Management Contest.

Westco also brought a new crop sprayer for the students to see how Precision Agriculture is being used on farms.  Agronomists from Westco visited with students and explained the operation of the sprayer.

Eastern Wyoming College Announces Lancer Show Series Winners

Eastern Wyoming College and the entire Agriculture program would like to announce and congratulate the winners of the 2021 Lancer Show Series. The Lancer Show Series encourages youth to exhibit livestock purchased at the Lancer Livestock Sale in jackpots throughout the summer.

By entering these jackpots, exhibitors earn points for exhibiting their animal in a breeding or market class but also in showmanship. Points are totaled at the end of the show season (April to July) to determine the winner of the show series.  The youth spend countless hours in the barn not only learning to work with their animal but acquiring important life skills such as responsibility and respect.

Sheep, goats, and pigs are all eligible to enter the Lancer Show Series, as these are the only animals sold at the Lancer Livestock Sale. This year, winners received a jackpot show box, along with a $150.00 cash prize. Second place winners received a cash award of $100.00.

In the swine division, Bently Gilbert from Scottsbluff, Nebraska finished first with his pig purchased from Bomberger Show Pigs of Pine Bluffs, WY.  Bentley’s gilt was also the reserve champion medium weight and grand champion ultrasound carcass at the Scottsbluff County Fair.  Second was Paityn Johnson from Laramie, Wyoming.  Her pig came from Romsa Show Pigs of Albin, WY. Paityn earned additional awards at jackpots and Sweetwater County Fair.

In the goat division, Teigen Derner of Burns, Wyoming earned first place honors with her wether, Gus, which was purchased from SPY Club Lambs and Goats, Burns, WY.   Gus was also a class winner at the Wyoming State Fair, as well as a class winner at the Laramie County Fair Bred and Fed show. Second in the goat division was Colter Camphouse of Evanston, Wyoming.  Colter purchased his doe from Eastern Wyoming College, Torrington, WY.  Colter’s doe also earned the 5th overall doe in the 307-Show Series hosted by the Wyoming State 4-H Program.  There were no sheep that entered the show series this year.

For any information regarding the Lancer Show Series or the Lancer Livestock Sale, you can contact Dr. Georgia Younglove at 307-532-8374. We hope to see everyone at the Lancer Livestock Sale in the spring of 2022!

EWC Community Education announces new dog obedience class

The Eastern Wyoming College Community Education office in Torrington announces by popular demand a special session of Level I Dog Obedience class for SMALL DOGS ONLY.  Small dogs are those that generally weigh less than 30 pounds as an adult. Examples of small dogs would be miniature dachshund, Chihuahua, Pomeranian, most toy breeds.

This class will be held on Mondays, November 8 through December 13, from 6-7:00 pm in the CTEC Building commons area. The cost of this class is $65. Test day will be Wednesday, December 15.

The first session of each class will be for the dog owner/handler only, no dogs yet.  Please bring your leash so you can learn your function in the training process.

Dog owners, in 7 sessions you and your dog learn to come/here, sit, down, stay, heel, wait, as well as proper socialization.

Requirements:  Current Veterinarian Certificate for Vaccinations: DHPP/RABIES/BORDATELLA; choke collar, 6-foot leash, treats if using them as a training tool. Participants must be able to control their dog on a leash before coming to the class; participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at each class.

For more information about this class or others, please call the Community Ed office at 307.532.8323 or stop in at 3200 West C in the CTEC building.

 

Lancers win Otero golf tournament to wrap up fall season

The Eastern Wyoming College golf team completed the fall season with the Otero Junior College tournament held October 7-8. The Lancers won the tournament with a score of 558. McCook Community College was second with 567.

“The guys played insanely well on Thursday, all 6 guys shot level or under par. I think that was the first time that we’ve done that since I started coaching over 8 years ago,” said Coach Zach Smith. “They followed it up with a solid day-two to get the team win and Russel walked away with the individual win. Getting some wins, the last two weeks has been huge in the overall battle for another region 9 championship and a possible birth to our 8th straight national championship appearance. We’ll work hard in the gym, in the classroom and on the course when weather permits this off-season to maintain momentum going into the spring season.”

Leading the Lancers and winning the tournament was sophomore Russel Sprecher from Casper, WY. Sprecher shot 66, 72 – 138. Other Lancer scores were as follows:

Conrado Chozas, sophomore, Madrid, Spain – 69, 70- 139, 2nd

Joshua Wiese, freshman, Cape Town, South Africa – 70, 70 – 140, 3rd

Johannes Lindstrom, sophomore, Falkoping, Sweden – 70, 71 – 141, tied 4th

Brendan Thomas, sophomore, Farmington, UT – 70, 73 – 143, 8th

Remington Newell, sophomore, Spanish Fork, UT – 69, 78 – 147, tied 11th

The Lancers will begin their spring season March 24-25 in Lamar, CO.

EWC concludes fall rodeo season in Lamar

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer rodeo wrapped up the fall season of rodeos in Lamar, CO October 8-10.

Karissa Rayhill continues to earn points each weekend in her events. In the barrel racing, she was 2nd in the first round, 4th in the short round and finished 3rd in the average. In the goat tying, she split 2nd and 3rd in the first round.

Sophomore Tristan Hunter, Ardmore, SD and team roping partner Ty Moser, freshman, Volga, SD were 5th in the first round and 3rd in the short round. They ended the weekend winning 2nd in the team roping average.

The Lancers will begin their spring season March 18-20 in Gillette. They will host the Lancer rodeo March 25-27.

EWC Vet Tech club holding dog wash

The Eastern Wyoming College Veterinary Technology Club will be holding a dog wash on Saturday, October 23rd.  Appointments will begin at 8:00 am and will conclude at 1:30 pm. The student technicians will do minimal brushing and do not shave out mats. A current rabies certificate is required to participate. If you have a dog that is scared of the dryer, they need to be here early so they can stay until they are dry.

Pricing per dog is as follows:

Bath:

Small Dog (0-20#) $10

Medium Dog (20.1-50#) $12

Large Dog (50.1 – 90#) $15

Extra Large Dog (90.1 and above) $20.00

Added charge for long hair: (Require additional grooming and Drying Time)

$5.00 per dog

Other Services:

Nail trim: $10

If the weather permits, the students will set up a registration table outside of the north entrance to the Veterinary Technology building.

Vet Tech students will be calling previous customers for appointments. To make an appointment please contact Raeghan at 307.254.4793. Leave a message and a student will return your call.