When it comes to looking out for each other, Goshen County residents do it best. In fact, one of the most impactful ways you’ve taken care of your neighbors has been voting to continue the ¼ penny sales tax, which funds our Progress Program.

Through the Progress Program program, we’ve awarded $1.2 million in grant funds to Goshen County businesses, non-profits, and municipalities. Some of the funding has gone toward economic development projects; some has made community improvement projects possible; and some has gone toward important infrastructure projects that take care of our communities—and enhance the quality of life for their residents—every day.

What’s really exciting is that you—yes, you!—are a huge reason these important infrastructure projects were possible.

Thanks to your support of the Progress Program, you’ve been part of:

the city of Yoder watertower

Ensuring Fort Laramie and Yoder residents have clean, safe water.

In Fort Laramie, Progress Program funds were used to match a USDA grant to repair the town’s municipal water wells. In Yoder, the funds were used to install a new water tower, which will work with the old water tower for increased capacity. Without Progress Program funding, both communities would be without a reliable way to ensure clean, safe water for all.

“Goshen Economic Development was there when we needed emergency funding for the replacement of water pumps for our municipal water wells. They are a safety net should we find ourselves in desperate need. For this, the entire county is fortunate, and we appreciate Goshen County Economic Development very much.”

Joyce Evans | Mayor, Town of Fort Laramie

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Keeping Torrington’s streets safe to drive on during snowstorms.

Torrington applied their Progress Program funds to building storage for the town snowplows. This ensures the machines are ready to get out quickly and clear the roads as soon as that freezing Wyoming snow begins to fly.

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Supporting the health of LaGrange residents.

In LaGrange, Progress Program funds matched a Wyoming Department of Transportation Transportation Alternatives Programs (TAP) grant to complete the town walking path. Dubbed “Longhorn Lane,” the path improves the cultural, historic, and environmental aspects of LaGrange’s transportation infrastructure—and gives LaGrange residents a wonderful alternative for getting from place to place.

Looking back at all we’ve accomplished together—and what we’ve worked together to make possible in our community—makes us even more proud to be your neighbors.

It’s truly incredible how your support has positively impacted your neighbors in every corner of Goshen County!

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