Utah Works

For 15 years, Glen Wall worked as a trucker, hauling crude oil out of the Uintah Basin.

In the summer of 1982 Scott Bushman worked as the trail boss with the Young Adult Conservation Corps, digging and dynamiting the hiking trail to the Wellsville cone. 

Gloria Weller logs onto her computer at 8:00 am and runs a Los Angeles law office from her home in Layton.  She doesn't log off until 5:00 pm. Gloria is 86 years old.

Utah Works: Bookmobiles - Serving The Underserved

Jun 21, 2017

For the last ten years, Shawn Bliss has operated the Cache and Rich County Bookmobile.

Utah Works: A Long Line Of Family Stone Workers

Jun 13, 2017

Stanley Petersen comes from a long line of family stone workers. He initially learned the trade from his father and uncles, before traveling the world to the learn techniques of ancient times. Petersen works mostly with limestone, which he said holds for thousands of years longer than cement. 

Utah Works: Small Dairy Goes Organic

Jun 7, 2017

Gene Hiibner describes the small organic dairy in Mendon, Utah, which he operates with his partner Darren Wold.

***Fun Fact: Gene Hiibner's name really does have two "i"s - it used to be a German umlauted ü, which got miswritten at immigration.

Utah Works: Dreaming Of Becoming An Engineer

May 31, 2017

Mahmood Akhavan dreamed of becoming an engineer while growing up in Mashhad, Iran. In 1987 he was hired by Thiokol, and is now the Senior Principal Engineer and Project Manager at Orbital ATK.

Utah Works: If You'll Listen, I'll Tell

May 24, 2017

After 33 years in the military and 27 in law enforcement, Kay Hargis can now concentrate on his real passion -- sharing lessons from history at the Ogden and Hill Air Force Base museums.

Utah Works: Booked On 25th

May 17, 2017

Marcy Rizzi takes us on a journey from a career in law enforcement to recently opening a bookstore in downtown Ogden.

Utah Works: Second Chances

May 10, 2017


Judy Elsley found America a land of second chances, and takes us on her journey from a soap factory to teaching at Weber State University.

Utah Works: Undercover With The Ogden Police Department

Apr 26, 2017

After a long and varied career in law enforcement, James Gillespie looks back on his favorite job - working undercover with the Ogden Police Department.

Tom Szalay is a photographer who began his career working for a newspaper. He now teaches at West High School in Salt Lake City and has published a book titled “Even a Sparrow Has Found a Home.”