Uranium Drive-In

San Juan Huts Day 5 via Flickr (CC BY-SA)

Residents from Montrose County’s West End recently gathered for a screening of “Uranium Drive-In,” a documentary that tells the story of the ill-fated Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill, and a tight-knit community desperate for jobs and some hint of a brighter economy. Jennifer Thurston is an environmental activist profiled in the film for her work opposing the proposed mill in Montrose County. She lives in Norwood, just down the road from Naturita on the San Miguel-Montrose county line. Driving into...