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Monday, September 15, 2014
Yavapai College toasts completion of winery school
Yavapai College President Dr. Penny Wills, left, and Viticulture Director Nikki  Check toast with wine at the Southwest Wine Center Teaching Winery opening on Friday. VVN/Vyto Starinskas
Yavapai College President Dr. Penny Wills, left, and Viticulture Director Nikki Check toast with wine at the Southwest Wine Center Teaching Winery opening on Friday. VVN/Vyto Starinskas
Clarkdale is now home to the country's largest teaching vineyard and winery, spanning 17 acres, a 3,000-barrel production facility, and enology laboratory.

A glass wall separates barrel storage from a tasting room that is divided by a bar made from recycled flooring, and a backdrop made of used, deconstructed barrels.

Saturday, September 13, 2014
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Remembering 9/11
A prayer is said to remember victims of 9/11 at the Verde Senior Center on Thursday. Cottonwood Fire Department Fire Inspector SteveTrautman, left, was on the scene of the twin towers on 9/11 as a New York EMS member and recollected his thoughts of the event during a ceremony recognizing 9/11 victims and firefighters at the center in Cottonwood. The Cottonwood Fire Department also lined Old Town on Thursday with flags to recognize 9/11. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

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