Attempted armed robbery reported in Riverton; Suspect fled; 911 not called for eight minutes

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Police are searching for information on a suspect in an alleged attempted armed robbery at the Family Dollar store Wednesday afternoon. According to a police report, a man wearing several layers of clothing under a black hooded sweatshirt entered the store with a white tee shirt pulled up over the lower portion of his face. The hooded sweatshirt covered most of his face. He allegedly approached a check out station and began pulling what the clerk describes as a black firearm out of his sweatshirt pocket. When the suspect heard other people in the back of the store, he slipped the weapon back into his pocket and fled the store.

It’s a new year. Why not resolve to eat healthier? Here are some easy tips

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – If you ask the Average Joe (or Jane) about New Year’s resolutions, chances are losing weight is going to be toward the top of the list, as each year seemingly countless Americans resolve to shed the extra pounds they’re carrying. While losing weight to get back into a favorite pair of jeans or to feel better at an upcoming special event can be satisfying, losing weight through eating healthy can yield many more rewards. It can reduce your risk of illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. It can also help improve your overall health by boosting energy, sharpening memory and stabilizing mood.

Riverton council to declare two vacancies tonight; Solicitation ordinance up for final reading

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Two vacancies on the Riverton City Council will officially be declared at tonight’s regular meeting following the resignations last month of Councilors Eric Heiser and John “Lars” Baker. Making the vacancies official begins the process to fill those vacancies, in Ward I and Ward III. The council will begin advertising for interested residents in those two wards to apply for the vacancies.

Lander woman escaped injury in near head-on crash east of Hudson early today; Two more wrecks due to slippery roads

(Hudson, Wyo.) – A 53-year-old Lander woman escaped injury around 7:20 a.m. this morning after her northbound 2014 Dodge 1500 pickup lost control on an icy bridge surface and crashed into a southbound 2008 Kenworth tractor-trailer rig just east of Hudson. State Trooper Lt. Tom Adams of the Wyoming Highway Patrol said RaJean Strube Fossen of Lander was heading toward Riverton when her truck began sliding into the other lane of traffic. The front left of Fossen’s pickup hit the front left of the 18-wheeler.