Small Town, Big Vision—Premieres July 11
KUED—Sometimes the most groundbreaking ideas come from the smallest communities. Get an inside look at the innovation originating in the unlikeliest of places in Utah on This Is Utah in the episode “Small Town, Big Vision” premiering July 11 at 7:00 p.m. on KUED.
In this episode of This Is Utah, meet the owners of Hell’s Backbone Grill in Boulder, which feeds visitors from around the world with only 6.5 acres and 50 employees; see how local artist Jason Nessen immortalizes his community in paint on the walls of Tremonton City; and learn how the crew of the Mars Desert Research Station in Hanksville is working to make life on Mars a reality.
Jen Castle and Blake Spalding, co-owners of Hell’s Backbone Grill in Boulder, Utah, have been serving up locally sourced, farm-to-table food for nearly 20 years. Originally founded to cater to visitors to the nearby Grand Staircase National Monument, Hell’s Backbone has become known for its mission and work ethic as well as its food, with a commitment to hiring locally, and paying workers a living wage. Learn how this 50-employee, 6.5-acre farm and restaurant in a small town works to embody loving kindness through good food.
Thu. July 11, 7PM – “Small Town, Big Vision”
Thu. July 18, 7PM – “Go Dog Go”
Liz Adeola – Host and Story Producer
Nancy Green – Executive Producer
Dana Barraco – Associate Producer