Is everyone out there finding those doorbuster deals like we are? We highly recommend you go by your local Home Depot for this spectacular deal! And look how effective it is!!!
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We’d really love for some strangers to learn about and follow us. We have keep this blog because we love to collaborate and inform, and it would be great if we could get some new followers/minds into the mix. If you have a Tumblr account, please click the link above and recommend us in the Non-Profit category. Thanks!
Photo by Brooke Henderson on 18 September 2010 (Grand Opening of Epicenter) This year we are especially thankful. We’re in our new (old) building thanks to the hard work and support of so many people. Kelly Gregory, thank you for making the final push for occupancy. She stayed until the job was done. We’re funded thanks to the United States Department of Agriculture (Rural...
Get On Your Bike & Ride shirts for sale!!!
Design + silkscreen printed by Epicenter for Epicenter Visit our etsy store to order your Get On Your Bike & Ride upcycled shirts!!! Every shirt is unique, so submit your request for size, color, and style of shirt when you order. You can even mail us a shirt to print on which will only cost you a mere $10 (includes the cost of shipping the shirt back to you). On etsy, the shirts are...
For those of you that don’t know… there is some amazing mountain biking to do around Green River. This video is beautiful, awesome, and exciting! Check it out. Alex Pro is a madman!!! We’re wondering how many tubes he went through (we have enough trouble with the goat-heads on the roads!). Awesomeeeeee!!!
We’re so cheap we have our AmeriCorps NCCC Gold 4 Corps Members (like Collin above) bust up old CMU blocks to use as gravel for our french drain. Luckily, Collin took the assignment in stride, instead of realizing how ridiculous it was, and performed this spectacular feat on the first shot.
Is it acceptable to have one door on a house?
Does it make it feel like an apartment? Is it weird? Have you lived in a house with one door? We want your input. Please comment below. We’re designing this house for USDA Rural Development home loans, 850 SF, box-shaped… the idea of putting a second door either creates a hallway that takes up valuable space, and/or two, putting a door in a bedroom, just for the sake of a second door....
A conversation in the future overheard in Green...
Atticus: Hey Buck, where do you work?
Buck: I work in SoBro.
Atticus: Righteous. Want to go cycling later on our fixies?
An old project is new again! →
We realized today that we didn’t have an actual page dedicated to our Riverwalk project. What a travesty! So, here it is. There should be some renderings that no one (outside the office) has ever seen. Enjoy!
We’ve been hearing vague rumors of a monument to be erected in Green River, Utah… and yesterday we received an email from a reliable local source confirming: Herbert Steiner of Seattle owns land along the railroad here in GR and is working with world renowned sculptor Andrew Rogers to build an landscape type piece on the southside of tracks where that backhoe has been sitting. Yes,...
Rural Studio: New Rural Studio Blog(s)! →
We’ve been wondering where the Rural Studio student blogs were… alas! Good to know, and they’re on Tumblr which makes them easier to follow for us (and for those of you that follow us regularly). ruralstudio: Welcome to our newest form of communication! Through the addition of this blog and the new project blogs the Rural Studio is trying to find new ways to share what is...
We help small businesses.
Epicenter is officially a satellite office of the very successful BEAR (Business Expansion and Retention) program. This is a group compiled of many different government agencies including the Emery County Office of Economic Development, the Small Business Development Center, and the Department of Workforce Services, among others. As a part of the BEAR system, the Epicenter is able to assist...
If only we had a Skrapr to take the paint off the old pews! Click link: [http://www.meltzermedia.com/skrapr.html] Wait… hold up. What’s that?! Who’s hands are those?! Who’s that in the yellow shirt? OH MY! Yes, yes, those are the hands of our very own AmeriCorps Gold 4 member Lara Kirkbride working here in Green River, on, you guessed it, scraping the paint off the...
A couple of weeks ago we posted a survey in regards to our blog, and we thought we’d share the results with you. Below are the questions we asked and the majority answer: My favorite Epicenter blog posts are: Pictures (81.3%) I visit the Epicenter blog because I know the Epicrew personally (87.5%) I visit the Epicenter blog: Weekly (50%) Rate the average Epicenter blog post (1=terrible...
Dear David Hinson,
Thank you for your support and enthusiasm for the Epicenter. Sincerely, The Epicenter Working “without grown-ups” since 2009.
We often perceive we don’t have much of a peer group here in Green River. In a recent e-mail, we were once again stating this as if it were a fact, “[the young adult] age group is lacking.” So, instead of just accepting perceptions as truth, we went ahead and investigated. Is there a peer group in Green River for us, ages 22 to 32? At first, the Green River Population...
Epicenter on eBay →
As mentioned before we’ve got antique pressed-tin ceiling tiles, a 1960’s kegerator, and a pair of transceivers (walkie-talkies) for sale on eBay. We’ve even set-up the account so that 100% of the sale price goes directly to Epicenter (via MissionFish)!!! Let the bidding wars begin.
New Green River Thrift Store Blog →
If you hadn’t noticed from some earlier posts… we’re on a mission to sell some relics. Not only do we have a kegerator, antique pressed-tin tiles, a vintage Paymaster check-writer, and a pair of rare transceivers for sale, but also the Green River Thrift Store is about to put some exciting things online for sale! Add their blog to your daily web-browsing.
Today we’re in Salt Lake City meeting over breakfast with the folks at COMMON|studio. We’ve been in contact with them for over a year now about potentially doing a project in Green River. Our first thought is to renovate the building across from Epicenter known as The Midland Garage. The building is owned by an Epicenter ally and member of the PACT Board of Directors, Nancy Dunham, and...