Photo: Nucla Mining Today 3 | Makayla Roster – SSieg

Nucla Coal Bust

In the early 1980s, the crash of uranium prices hit Nucla and neighboring Naturita hard. As the mines closed, many families left. But a hardy few stayed, and kids who grow up here often talk about wanting to stay. Makayla Roster just moved back from Texas, because she knew she wanted to raise her daughter, Emerald, here.