Ukraine

GILLETTE (WNE) — A 15-year-old girl who was recently adopted from Ukraine by a Gillette family has been missing for more than a week, and her family is concerned for her safety. Valeriia “Lera” Nudha was last seen June 14 at her home in Gillette, when she left a note for her adoptive parents saying...
JACKSON (WNE) — Shocked and saddened by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Wilson resident Horton Spitzer took his unease and channeled it into a visual symbol of support. Fueled by a brainstorm from friend Lisa Robertson, Spitzer ordered a batch of blue-and-gold stickers modeled after the Ukrainian...
JACKSON — Bill Hayes returned last week to Jackson with a light case of COVID-19 and a suitcase full of stories of resilience from his volunteer mission to Poland and Ukraine. Like many other Americans, his first introduction to Russia’s invasion was on the news. The war had been raging for about a...
JACKSON (WNE) — Ukrainians living in Jackson Hole on a visa or an expired visa could qualify for a newly established Temporary Protected Status. Local nonprofit Immigrant Hope is offering free consultations to help residents in Jackson Hole and Teton Valley, Idaho, gauge qualification for the new...

Iryna Wiggam, left, hugs her mother, Tamara Kochubei, at the Paramount Cafe in Cheyenne. Kochubei arrived from the Ukraine last week to stay with her daughter during the Russian invasion. (Photo by Michael Smith, Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

CHEYENNE — More than a month after Russian troops invaded Ukraine, a mother fleeing the country has been reunited with her daughter in Cheyenne. Tamara Kochubei’s first week back in America since the COVID-19 pandemic started has been filled with mixed emotions. She braved the weeklong trek across...
JACKSON — Jackson Hole firefighter Sam Stein is trading in his warm bed for body armor and shipping out to Ukraine. “There was an attack on a maternity hospital,” Stein said. “It’s just disgusting to watch, and I’m sleeping in my warm bed and I thought, ‘What am I doing here? There’s no reason to...
The U.S. needs to revitalize its uranium mining industry and fast-track an expansion of its nuclear fuel processing capabilities to end reliance on Russia and other foreign adversaries for its nuclear power industry, Wyoming’s congressional representatives say. U.S. Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia...
CASPER — Questions about the advanced nuclear reactor planned for Kemmerer have circulated since the day TerraPower announced it would be built in Wyoming.  People living near the candidate sites wanted to know where the spent fuel would go. If — and how — the electricity the plant generated would...
CASPER — Wyoming’s Sen. John Barrasso has called repeatedly for uranium to be included in the federal ban on Russian energy imports. He introduced a bill in the Senate on Wednesday intended to keep Russian uranium out of U.S. reactors.  The succinct bill — it consists of two sentences beneath the...
Russia’s attack on Ukraine — coupled with international calls to close off ties with the energy super-giant — threaten to push Wyoming’s fossil fuel-reliant economy toward even more volatile territory, according to state economists. Although President Joe Biden’s executive order Tuesday banning...

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