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With heavy hearts, but the best of wishes, Epicenter must bid farewell to our dear friend and colleague Lindsey Briceno. After over two years working by our side, Lindsey is moving on… but not too far! She’ll be just on the other side of the Rocky Mountains working with the incredible Shopworks Architecture in Denver, …

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Join Our Team!

Epicenter currently has two exciting opportunities to join our team— either for 8-weeks this summer or for a full year. AmeriCorps Service: Serve at Epicenter and/or PACT for one full year and help local citizens live their best lives. Apply by July 15, 2021. Go here for more info and application instructions. Bike & Build‘s …

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Our 2020 Annual Report

To say that 2020 was an unprecedented year would be quite the understatement. Regardless, we endured. After all, Epicenter is a non-profit that was founded during the great recession and in an isolated town of 952 people; we know how to pivot and adapt. Please view our 2020 Annual Report for all the exciting details!

Why This Place?

After over a decade of practice, Epicenter is curating reflections, criticisms, and examinations of our interdisciplinary design practice into a formal publication with the working title of Why This Place?: A Future-Forward Retrospective. In addition to our own writings, the collective publication will consist primarily of content generated by collaborators near and far, and explore …

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Meet Frontier Fellow Tadd Mecham

Photo: Melon Days 2019 photo booth. L to R: Ty, Tadd Mecham, Justin Queen, Maria Sykes, Sarah Burnett.  Grace Whatley: Hi Tadd! We’re so excited to safely resume the Frontier Fellowship after a long COVID hiatus, and with you, nonetheless! In a few sentences, can you tell readers a little bit about yourself? Where are …

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Rural and Proud T-shirt

New merch: Athena shirt

In addition to printing a new color of our current “Rural And Proud” classic t-shirt, we commissioned artist Megan Urban to design a limited edition shirt for Epicenter. Her explanation of the mysterious design: The patch-style of design is inspired by the Green River Launch Complex. I knew that there are some amazing patches for …

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Donate Today for Exclusive Swag!

Our in-house artist Grace Whatley has created limited, exclusive swag just in time for Giving Tuesday! Donation reward levels: Holographic raven sticker: $30+ Swasey’s Beach patch: $50+ Bundle (both): $75+ DONATE HERE   EMBROIDERED SWASEY’S BEACH PATCH Located 11 miles north of town, this river beach is framed by the Book Cliffs, with Gunnison Butte …

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Thank you, American Express!

American Express has granted $30,000 towards Epicenter’s “Serve-In-Place” project! This support is critical, and we are excited at the opportunity to compensate local volunteers for participation in our community development project. Serve-In-Place Since 2009, Epicenter has eagerly worked to address local challenges with as much imagination and determination as those tasks require, and Epicenter’s current …

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