Issue #299 February 10, 2016

Valley Part of National Arts Economy Survey

by Tom Giffey

The Chippewa Valley’s arts community will again be part of a nationwide survey measuring the economic impact of the nonprofit arts sector. The Eau Claire Regional Arts Council will be one of nearly 300 partners in the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5, a nationwide study conducted by Americans for the Arts. ECRAC will gather financial data ...

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Issue #299 February 10, 2016

City of Eau Claire Launches Eco-Awards

by V1 Staff

In the immortal words of Kermit the Frog, it ain’t easy being green – but at least now it may get you an award. The City of Eau Claire’s Advisory Commission on Sustainability is seeking nominations for the first-ever Sustainable Eau Claire Awards. The awards – which will be given out on Earth Day (April 22) – will recognize “individuals, businesses, and ...

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Issue #299 February 10, 2016

New Crime Stoppers Group Wants Your Tips

by V1 Staff

You don’t need to be a superhero or a police officer to stop crime: Anonymous tips can make sure the bad guys get what they’ve got coming, and now making these tips is easier than ever. Eau Claire Crime Stoppers, a brand-new nonprofit organization, is here to help community members anonymously report crimes to law enforcement ...

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Issue #298 January 27, 2016

CVTC Event Offers Free Dental Care for Kids

by V1 Staff

Do you know a kid from a family struggling to afford dental care? If so, here’s something that may put a smile on your face – and theirs as well. Friday, Feb. 5, is Give a Kid a Smile Day at the Chippewa Valley Technical College Dental Clinic in Eau Claire. From 8am to 4pm that day, children ages 2 through 13 will be able to receive free ...

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Issue #297 January 13, 2016

Looking Ahead 2016

2016 will be huge for the Chippewa Valley – here’s some stuff we’re looking forward to covering

by Eric Christenson, Mike Paulus, Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

There’s a lot in store for the Chippewa Valley in 2016. It’s certainly an exciting time to be here in the middle of all of it, and we’re just as psyched as you are for all the cool things happening around us. So let’s take a quick breather, shake out 2015’s cobwebs, and press in on what ...

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Issue #297 January 13, 2016

Coding with Civics in Mind

new group wants to take public policy and city data into the 21st century

by Eric Christenson

Code For Eau Claire is a local group of civic-minded tech experts who aim to use their computer skills to do some good in the community around them. That means using the collective brainpower of the Chippewa Valley’s coding community to accomplish all kinds of cool stuff ...

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Issue #297 January 13, 2016

Closing the Book

library director Stoneberg retires after 38-year career

by Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When John Stoneberg began his job in Eau Claire as a fresh-out-of-grad-school reference librarian in 1977, “We just had a long reference desk with absolutely nothing on it but a blotter and a black rotary phone,” he recalled. There were reference works, pamphlets, and microfilm at hand ...

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Issue #296 December 23, 2015

Fix-it Station Added to Park

by Tom Giffey

If you’re brave enough to be a winter biker, you’ve got some new tools if you run into trouble along the trail. A fix-it station for bicycles was recently installed in downtown Eau Claire’s Phoenix Park, which is right at the nexus of the Old Abe and Chippewa River state trails. The bright-blue station, ...

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