THE TOWN OF MILLS WILL HOLD A MEETING THURSDAY ABOUT THE LAWSUIT IT FILED AGAINST THE NATRONA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT REGARDING THE CLOSURES OF MOUNTAIN VIEW AND MILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.

THE TOWN FILED THE LAWSUIT IN NATRONA COUNTY DISTRICT COURT IN JANUARY TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE DISTRICT ACTED LEGALLY WHEN IT VOTED IN OCTOBER TO CLOSE AND ABANDON THE SCHOOLS.
THE TOWN ALLEGES THE DISTRICT FAILED TO COMPLY WITH ITS LEGAL OBLIGATION TO REPORT TO THE STATE ABOUT ABANDONING MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

LIKEWISE, IT ASSERTS THE SCHOOL DISTRICT VIOLATED THE EQUAL PROTECTION PROVISIONS OF THE WYOMING CONSTITUTION WHICH REGARDS EDUCATION AS A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT, WHEN IT REMOVED ALL SCHOOLS WITHIN THE TOWN AND LIMITED CHILDREN’S ACCESS TO SCHOOLS NEAR THEIR HOMES.

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS FILED A MOTION TO DISMISS THE LAWSUIT, AND THE TOWN RESPONDED WITH A MOTION TO KEEP THE LAWSUIT ACTIVE.

THE MEETING BEGINS AT 6 P.M. THURSDAY AT THE TOWN HALL, AT 704 FOURTH ST., WHERE TOWN OFFICIALS WILL LISTEN TO COMMENTS, ANSWER QUESTIONS, AND GATHER SIGNATURES FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO JOIN THE LAWSUIT.
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A COLORADO WOMAN WAS ARRESTED SATURDAY AFTER AUTHORITIES SAY SHE LED OFFICERS ON A HIGH-SPEED CHASE ON INTERSTATE 25 IN CONVERSE COUNTY.

21-YEAR-OLD KYLEE BUDAI OF FORT COLLINS, WAS BOOKED ON RECOMMENDED CHARGES OF ELUDING, INTERFERENCE, RECKLESS DRIVING, NO PROOF OF LIABILITY INSURANCE, FAILURE TO MAINTAIN A SINGLE LANE AND SPEEDING, ACCORDING TO A NEWS RELEASE FROM THE WYOMING HIGHWAY PATROL.

SGT. KYLE MCKAY SAYS AT ABOUT 8:40 P.M. SATURDAY, A STATE TROOPER SAW A 2013 VOLVO S60 PASSENGER CAR TRAVELING AT 98 MPH IN A 75-MPH SPEED ZONE ON I-25 NEAR DOUGLAS.

THE TROOPER ACTIVATED THEIR EMERGENCY LIGHTS IN AN EFFORT TO STOP THE VOLVO, BUT BUDAI ALLEGEDLY ACCELERATED AND REACHED SPEEDS OVER 100 MPH. SHE CONTINUED NORTHBOUND ON THE INTERSTATE.

THE GLENROCK POLICE DEPARTMENT AND CONVERSE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WERE NOTIFIED, AND OFFICERS SET UP TIRE-DEFLATION DEVICES AT MILEPOST 160 WHILE ALSO BLOCKING THE OFF-RAMP INTO GLENROCK.

ALL FOUR OF BUDAI'S TIRES WERE FLATTENED, AND THE VOLVO CAME TO A STOP. MCKAY SAYS BUDAI WAS ARRESTED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.
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THE WYOMING HIGHWAY PATROL HAS DENIED ALLEGATIONS THAT OFFICIALS RETALIATED AGAINST THE AGENCY'S FIRST FEMALE POLICE DOG HANDLER BECAUSE SHE WAS A WOMAN.

THE PATROL'S LAWYERS SAY OFFICIALS ACTED LEGITIMATELY WHEN THEY REASSIGNED DELSA SANDERSON FROM HER FORMER POSITION AS A DOG HANDLER. THE LAWYERS ALSO WROTE IN A COURT FILING TO DISMISS THE CASE THAT SANDERSON DID NOT FILE THE SUIT WITHIN 300 DAYS OF THE ALLEGED DISCRIMINATION, WHICH IS REQUIRED.

SANDERSON ALLEGED SHE WAS REASSIGNED BECAUSE SHE COMPLAINED ABOUT POOR TREATMENT BY HER COLLEAGUES, RATHER THAN FOR MISCONDUCT ALLEGED BY HER SUPERVISORS. SHE ALSO ALLEGES SHE WAS SUBJECT TO A HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT AND DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF HER GENDER.

SANDERSON'S ATTORNEY AND THE PATROL'S ATTORNEY WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT ON MONDAY.
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A BILL THAT WOULD EXTEND THE DEADLINE FOR WYOMING STUDENTS TO APPLY FOR MONEY FOR COLLEGE UNDER THE HATHAWAY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FROM THE CURRENT TWO YEARS TO FOUR YEARS IS MAKING IT'S WAY THROUGH THE WYOMING LEGISLATURE. HOUSE BILL 31 ALREADY PASSED THE WYOMING HOUSE AND FACES THIRD READING IN THE STATE SENATE ON WEDNESDAY. SENATOR HANK COE OF CODY EXPLAINED THE REASONING BEHIND THE BILL ON THE FLOOR OF THE SENATE ON MONDAY..

THE BILL'S PRIMARY SPONSOR IS LARAMIE COUNTY REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE BILL HENDERSON.