Verde Valley and Prescott politicians dual to persuade the State Junior College Board each side has the “best” location
The Blog has attached a short essay that portrays the early political struggle between the Prescott and Verde Valley politicians over the location of the first Community College in Yavapai County. This was the first of many political confrontations between the two sides of Mingus Mountain over Yavapai community College.
The dispute began in 1965. Both sides recognized the significant impact of locating a community college in their community in terms of its economic impact and overall impact on the residents. As with almost all political battles over the past 50 years involving Yavapai Community College, Prescott came out the big winner.
The essay below is in PDF format and may be downloaded by you if you choose to do so.