DOUGLAS — As the boom roars on, the increasing crunch caused by a lack of housing options is nothing new - but now even students wanting to attend Eastern Wyoming College are feeling it. From talks of man camps to full hotels serving as a band aid for energy workers without any other housing option, the issue is impacting growth.

A recent housing study conducted states Douglas needs 600 new living spaces by 2025, but potential new residents are finding that there is a definite need right now for safe, affordable housing. Recently, EWC/Douglas officials told the college board in Torrington that housing options – including the possibility of building dorms at the campus – are being considered.

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