EWC gunsmithing program off to a strong start

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The air is filled with the whine of turning metal being cut on a lathe or milling machine, mixed with the scent of oil.

For some of the men in the room, it’s the first step to a career. For others, it’s an opportunity for change.

And, for at least one of them, the new gunsmithing class at the Eastern Wyoming College campus here, it’s a chance to expand his skill set and fulfill a creative need.

“I always wanted to do this,” said Douglas Macdonald.

He’s 64 and works during the summer as the caretaker at the Ayres Natural Bridge State Park north of Douglas. The new class fits perfectly into his schedule, giving him an opportunity to do something else he loves.

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Category: Education and Workforce