Today: Jul 13 , 2020

Bill's Newscast: Golden Anniversary for Prescott College

Prescott College turns 50 this year.

It’s the 50th Anniversary for Prescott College

Prescott College is celebrating its Golden Anniversary this year.  The Liberal Arts College opened its doors outside of Prescott in 1966.  In 1974, the College went bankrupt due to poor fiscal management and loss of donor funds.  However, efforts got underway to keep the college alive and in 1975, classes were held in the basement of the Hassayampa Inn as well as in the homes of students and faculty.  College officials started acquiring property and buildings that make up the current campus on Grove Avenue in Prescott.  College officials say while enrollments in some of the programs have dropped over the past several years, enrollments in other areas have been steady or are increasing. Students were welcomed back Monday night before classes got underway yesterday.  Fiftieth anniversary events include a faculty, alumni and board member mixer on Thursday, October 27th and an all-community barbeque the following day on the Campus Commons area.  

Voter registration is up slightly in Yavapai County

Yavapai County is seeing an increase in voter numbers with a little over a week to go before the August 30th Primary Election.  Arizona Secretary of State Michelle Reagan has released the latest voter registration numbers.  Yavapai County has more than 130,335 registered voters, up slightly from May’s count of 130,260.  In March, the total number of voters was more than 127 thousand. Yavapai, along with the rest of the state, held a Presidential Primary Election that month.  The last day to vote early in person in the Primary is this Friday at the County Administrative Services Building on Fair Street in Prescott or the Verde Valley Complex on South 6th Street in Cottonwood.  

Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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