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Connour moving on from Go Goshen

By |June 10, 2024|Categories: News, Press Release|

Torrington, WY – Go Goshen CEO Brayden Connour announced today he is leaving Go Goshen.  Connour has been the CEO since January 2022 and has accomplished many things for the betterment of Goshen County. President Jeff Jones said, "we are disappointed to see Brayden leave.  We have had several accomplishments under his leadership, but the Board is proud that he will continue to pursue his goals.  We will flow through this transition, looking forward to the next leader who will move Go Goshen and Goshen County forward." The Go Goshen Board of Directors have opened the search to replace [...]

How Goshen Solar Project Could Spark a Bright Economic Future

By |April 25, 2024|Categories: News, Press Release, Why It Matters|

Until recently, renewable energy in Wyoming has been predominately wind turbines. With ample open space and a Tri-State transmission line running through Goshen County, it was only a matter of time before this area was seen as a potential location for a commercial/industrial sized solar farm. For example, Goshen Solar, LLC worked through the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council process to construct an approximately 1,200 acre industrial solar farm in the southwest portion of Goshen County. The estimated tax revenues are listed below: Approximately $8 million in sales and use tax revenue (one-time) Approximately $35 million in total property tax receipts (30-year project [...]

Visionary Leadership and Innovative Safety: Celebrating Bill Law and Patrick Kelley at Go Goshen’s Community Breakfast

By |February 2, 2024|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: , , |

Torrington - Go Goshen recently held its first Community Breakfast of the year to award the annual Neil Newman Horizon Award and to recognize a graduate of its incubator program. A presentation was also provided by Ashley Harpstreith, Executive Director of the Wyoming Taxpayers Association. The Neil Newman Horizon Award is bestowed upon community visionaries who see beyond the horizon. It is without a doubt this year’s recipient, Bill Law, exemplifies this award in every way. His dedication to serving Torrington, Goshen County and the State of Wyoming for the past 60 years is quite remarkable. Law began his [...]

Wyoming Taxpayers Association Presentation on 2024 Budget Session and Legislative Preview

By |January 31, 2024|Categories: News, Press Release, Why It Matters|

The Wyoming Taxpayers Association (WTA) has been a cornerstone of the state's economic policy since 1937, advocating for tax policies that bolster a healthy economy. The WTA's membership, an eclectic mix from individuals to corporates, plays a pivotal role in shaping the tax dialogue. Their principle? Taxes should be justified, equitable, and transparent. As Wyoming approaches a budget session, the governor's budget recommendations set the stage, focusing on areas like property tax relief, mental health services, and economic development initiatives. These priorities reflect the broader ambitions of the state to innovate and adapt in a changing economic climate. Ashley [...]

Ribbon Cutting for Telehealth Booth in Library

By |January 26, 2024|Categories: News|

The PATHS Telehealth Booth is ready to serve the Goshen County community. Located in the Goshen County Library, the booth offers a discreet, accessible way to connect individuals with healthcare needs, from diabetic care to mental health care and beyond. It’s as simple as scheduling an appointment with a healthcare provider and calling the library to schedule a time in the soundproof booth. Library staff will be available to help facilitate the use of the booth. Go Goshen recently held a ceremony with Goshen County Library Director, Cristine Braddy and Southeast Regional Coordinator for the Wyoming Center on Aging, [...]

Community Pride Foundation Awards Grant to Goshen County 4-H for Accessibility Enhancement Project

By |January 3, 2024|Categories: News, Press Release|

Photo: Kraig Lashley (left-right) Benton Foos, Ava Jenkins, Daniel Bennett, Monte Duffy, Annabelle Duffy, Cayden Ryall, William Duffy, 4-H Council President Sheila Foos, David Bennett, Hope Bennett, Moriah Harkins [Goshen County, WY] – Kraig Lashley and Moriah Harkins of The Community Pride Foundation are pleased to announce the awarding of a grant to the Goshen County 4-H to fund the installation of ADA-accessible doors at their building located within the Goshen County Fairgrounds. This initiative aligns with the foundation's commitment to support youth activities within our local communities. The Goshen County 4-H plays a vital role in shaping the [...]

Go Goshen Backs the Goshen Solar Project

By |December 15, 2023|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: |

GOSHEN COUNTY, WY -- Goshen County is set to witness the largest private capital investment to date, with construction of the Goshen Solar Project. This project, located in the southwestern region of Goshen County, brings an initial investment of $155 million. The project's construction phase is estimated to last 18-months and provide employment opportunities for: Approximately 250 temporary workers Approximately 31% of those positions being sourced locally (industry average). Go Goshen requests prioritization of hiring local contractors to contribute to the project. In addition to the temporary jobs generated during construction, the Goshen Solar Project will create 8-10 permanent [...]

Looking Back and Moving Forward

By |December 14, 2023|Categories: News|

Welcome to my first blog post on our new and vastly improved website that brings all of the entities that we house and work in under one umbrella. Our website has information for the traveler, for those looking to do business in Goshen County and information for locals such as community events. The site features a new and robust community events calendar where users are able to add their own events. The photography showcases the beauty of Goshen County. Please continue to check back from time to time as new blogs will be added periodically. I plan to do [...]

Shop Local in Goshen County this Holiday Season

By |November 22, 2023|Categories: News|

As the holiday season approaches, our hearts are filled with warmth, joy, and the anticipation of celebrating with loved ones. This time of year also marks the perfect opportunity to give back to our community by shopping locally. Shop Small Bingo Goshen County is taking the excitement of supporting local businesses to a new level with the Shop Small Bingo initiative! Participants receive a bingo card featuring actions that uniquely support local businesses. As shoppers purchase or visit businesses and save receipts, they mark off corresponding squares on their bingo cards. It's a delightful way to turn shopping into [...]

Go Goshen Annual Meeting 2023

By |November 22, 2023|Categories: News|

Torrington, WY — Go Goshen had their Annual Meeting, an event that brings together community leaders, businesses, and residents for an evening of celebration and recognition.  The Annual Meeting occurred Thursday, November 16th, at the 21st & Main Building. The gathering highlighted the collective achievements and the collaborative spirit that define Goshen County. President of the Board of Directors Jeff Jones welcomed everyone and reviewed the fiscal year. Trenda Weisshaar, with Weisshaar and Associates, reported on Go Goshen’s financials.   Celebrating Community Awards: A major highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Community [...]


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