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Meet Robin, Our First High School Intern!

At Epicenter, we have been developing a way to further contribute to our community using our personal experiences, professional connections, and existing programs. For example, some of our experience includes working at a multi-disciplinary design office in Atlanta, acting as an architecture teaching assistant at Auburn University, and taking art classes throughout life. Our education …

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M12's BIG FEED Recap

(Clockwise from top right) Armando throws a snowball near Vail Pass, CO on the drive to the BIG FEED; stop-over in Glenwood Springs for the night to swim in the hot springs; M12’s The Black Hornet racing car; Jeff Himpele presenting “Men of Steel” Epicenter had a blast at our first BIG FEED! The BIG …

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Green River Thrift Store Online

Vintage treasures currently for sale on Etsy. Admit it, out-of-towners, you miss the Green River Thrift Store! Well, miss those sweet goods, wares, and the clothing no longer!!! From now on, we’re periodically putting the “good stuff” up for sale online. Follow our Facebook page in the future or visit our Etsy store regularly for …

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Critical Home Repair

Ramp Plan We recently completed our first ramp design for a disabled Green River resident as part of our new Critical Home Repair Program. For this project, we measured the site, drafted the plans, and priced materials. Three schemes were developed to offer the client different options in price and function. Through our recently awarded …

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Green River, Utah on "This American Life"

Ira Glass (host of “This American Life”) at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. How weird is this? Green River, Utah was part of a “This American Life” story back in 1997. Nice find, Christian Ayala!

Bike & Build Grant Award

Bike & Build has chosen to fund $10,000 worth of our new Critical Home Repair Program!!! “Bike & Build and all of our 2012 riders are pleased to inform you that we are awarding a competitive grant of $10,000 to Epicenter as part of the 2012 Bike & Build Grant Program. Congratulations! Bike & Build …

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The Big Feed: A Regional Social

The BIG FEED is an annual event held by M12. We’re connected to M12 through it’s Creative Director, Richard Saxton, who was a Frontier Fellow at Epicenter this summer. The BIG FEED is a celebration of the regional landscape, experimental art and architecture, food, music, culture and community. It is a forum to connect community …

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Cut Down Your Energy Bill This Winter

Winter in Emery County, Utah Photo by Maria Sykes When Winter rolls around and you’re living in a town with seasonal tourism that peaks in the summer, you suddenly become very thrifty. Luckily, there are some quick solutions to keeping warm this Winter without breaking the bank. Just a few easy upgrades to your home could equate to hundreds …

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United Way Day of Caring 2012

Volunteers Pouring Concrete The United Way Day of Caring was such a huge success that September 28 – October 28 was deemed World Habitat Month (in Green River)!!! We worked on the Green River Habitat for Humanity house for over 58 volunteer hours with a total of 22 volunteers! A concrete pad for the front …

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Land For Sale

Land for Sale (red box) located on Broadway in Green River, Utah with nearby amenities and attractions. Our non-profit is selling our land on Broadway (no, not the Epicenter building!). Across the street from Epicenter, the Community Center was located in a historic building which was condemned about fours years ago, and was torn down …

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