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It’s that spooky time of year again. So, throw on your costume and come on down to our very special event. Our non-profit organization, PACT will be hosting its first annual Spooktacular. There will be hayrides, contests, storytelling, food and more! Spooktacular will be held on Hastings Road on Scott Banasky’s Farm. Thank you, Scott! …


Community Angel Tree

As the holiday season approaches, the United Way of Eastern Utah wants to ensure that every child has a present to open. The Community Angel Tree is a very special program that pairs together community sponsors and children in need. Once a family is registered, their name is entered for a generous volunteer to select …

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Bookbinding with Emily

Emily Howe teaching at the Green River High School Bookbinding @ Green River High “The first class started with a presentation of my own work, followed by examples of different book structures and artistic interpretations of the book. Students were given a handout in the form of an unfolded book. They were then led through …

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Frontier Fellow: Emily Howe

Life With Mice (knitted mice and drawings) by Emily Howe Today is Emily Howe’s last day as a Frontier Fellow at Epicenter, and last night was her final hurrah. In addition to an amazing potluck dinner, Emily displayed and projected her work from the past four weeks and taught an all ages bookbinding workshop. During …

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Knit Watermelon Hat by Emily Howe

(Clockwise from top left) Emily Howe with hat (rolled); Emily with hat (unrolled); Detail; Fits right in! Finally! An adorable handmade knit melon hat for adults! Even better, the hat is made from up-cycled yarn from the Green River Thrift Store and made by our amazing knitting Frontier Fellow, Emily Howe!!! For our followers that …

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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!