A year after Trump’s NMon cuts, local eco-entrepreneurs in limbo
ESCALANTE — The Highway 12 corridor, a sweeping landscape of wind-carved and uplifted redrock, between Escalante and Boulder has been Mark Austin’s entrepreneurial workshop for nearly half a century.
He built the Boulder Mountain Lodge and world-renown Hell’s Backbone Grill before the region became an attraction as the heart of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in 1996. He organized local ranchers to produce organic beef. He’s primarily a builder now.