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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...

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...

The Witbrod family (from left on the couch), Micah, 12, Lillian, 15, holding Ivy, 3, Thomas, 5, Rita, 11, Sarah, holding Caius, 1, in her lap, Olive, 8, Tony and Juniper, 2, cuddle and play in their living room Monday night during a rare 15 minutes that they’re not running one child or another to various after school activities.  Photo by Matt Adelman, Douglas Budget.

DOUGLAS — Even as the bombs began falling outside their hotel room at 3:30 in the morning, Tony and Sarah Witbrod knew they had done the right thing going to Ukraine.  “Because they’re my kids. Once you decide to adopt and are matched with a child or children – those are my kids. If your kids are...

A crowd holds up signs at the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources building Wednesday during a rally in support of Ukraine. Photo by Abby Vander Graaff, Laramie Boomerang.

LARAMIE —Although the war in Ukraine may seem a million miles away, members of the Laramie community gathered Wednesday afternoon to demonstrate just how close to home it really is.  University of Wyoming students and faculty, as well as local residents, met in the Agricultural and Natural...
GILLETTE — Sergey Pfeil has a passport application in one hand, his cellphone in the other and a decision to make. He knows what awaits him on his phone. Ever since his native country was invaded less than two weeks ago, messages from friends have all told the same surreal and unfathomable story....

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