We continue our week in review series with a look back at some of the week's top stories:
Sheridan Probation and Parole Officer, Chris Yager, was charged this month with a felony count of sexual assault against a former client. Yager will appear before Circuit Court Judge Shelley Cundiff on Tuesday, August 27, to answer to the charge.
Court documents obtained by Sheridan Media, prepared and signed by deputy and prosecuting attorney Dianna Bennett on August 7, allege that sexual intercourse began in January and continued through May. Sexual assault in the second degree is a felony punishable by no less than two years in prison and no more than 20 years, a fine of no more than $10,000 – or both.
As soon as the results began trickling in shortly before 8 pm Tuesday night, it became apparent that voters in Sheridan County were not in support of the $15.8 million bond issue to expand and renovate the Technical Education Center on campus.
Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young weighs in on the results of the special election.
The official results of the special election had 53 percent of voters voting against the bond issue, while 47 percent voted for the measure.
After two hours of public comment at their Tuesday meeting, the Sheridan County Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 against the controversial riparian management amendments. Commissioner Terry Cram was the lone vote in favor of the proposed regulations, which would have established a buffer zone on certain areas of private property adjacent to a stream or river.