Former Coconino Panther pitcher Avery Weems will head into professional baseball after he was drafted yesterday by the Chicago White Sox in the sixth round. Weems just finished his college career at the University of Arizona, working primarily out of the Wildcats bullpen. Before playing for the Wildcats, Weems played his first two seasons atFull Story
The Yavapai College District Governing Board announced this week plans to pay off a bond two-years early, which will save county taxpayers millions of dollars. The board approved the payoff of general obligation bonds owed by the college, which will save taxpayers nearly five-million dollars. The payoff was possible because of the sale of YavapaiFull Story
Former Yavapai College men’s basketball head coach and former Arizona State assistant coach Brooks Thompson has died. Thompson was diagnosed with double organ failure in April and has been hospitalized since. He coached the Roughriders for two years, from 2002 until 2004 leading them to a junior college national title each of the two yearsFull Story
A former Yavapai College employee, who allegedly viewed child pornography on one of the college’s computer, has been charged with five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. Prescott Police say 67-year-old Andrew Barnhart was initially investigated for the crimes back in February of this year. Yavapai College IT officials found that he had visitedFull Story
One of the suspects that was shot and killed in Sunday’s failed attack on a Texas community center, once played basketball at Yavapai College. The Daily Courier reports Elton Simpson, identified by the FBI as one of the suspects from the shootout in Garland, Texas, played for the Roughriders during the 2002-03 season. He wasFull Story
Arizona Senator John McCain and Congressman Paul Gosar have sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs, asking why it stopped paying GI Bill benefits for veterans enrolled, but haven’t started flight classes at Yavapai College. The VA has stated the school hasn’t complied to a 85/15 rule that mandates 15-percent of the studentsFull Story
The Washington Avenue entrance into the Yavapai College Prescott Campus will be closed next week. College officials say a construction project on water drainage is forcing the closure. The main entrance to the campus on Sheldon Street remains open. Fall semester classes start on Monday. For more information, contact YC at (928) 776-2180.