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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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Frontier Fellow Report: Emily Howe

The Green River Community Center kids and Emily Howe “There’s a certain lack of control you have to accept when making cookies with elementary schoolers. Baking is generally an art of precision, measuring, and following directions. Baking with kids is closer to chaos, but once you embrace the chaos it can actually be pretty fun. …

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High Country News: "First impressions: an Easterner's new life in the West, in pictures"

Photos by Andrew Cullen Our acquaintance, Andy Cullen, has a nice photo essay on the High Country News website about his recent move from the East Coast to “out West”. Andy recently visited Epicenter/Green River with Emily Guerin (HCN Intern Reporter); her story and his photos about Epicenter/Green River should be coming out in the …

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