Issue #306 May 18, 2016

Feathers Will Fly

Great Wisconsin Birdathon participants race to count as many species as they can

Bill Hogseth, photos by Margo Dolan

The Chippewa Valley is home to some of the most diverse bird habitats in the entire state of Wisconsin. From the gigantic floodplain forests of the Tiffany Wildlife Area to the expansive oak savannas ...

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Issue #306 May 18, 2016

Whither Whoo's?

museum forms committee to find permanent home for beloved pagoda

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Two years ago this month, one of the Chippewa Valley’s most beloved – and quirkiest – landmarks was saved from demolition with the help of the Chippewa Valley Museum ...

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Issue #305 May 4, 2016

Urban Wood Program Honored

V1 Staff

An effort to turn downed Eau Claire trees into furniture and other useful products instead of wood chips has garnered a statewide award. The Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council has honored the partnership between the City of Eau Claire and Madison ...

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Issue #305 May 4, 2016

Xcel's Solar Garden Gets Ok

V1 Staff

Xcel Energy says it’s moving ahead with a community solar garden on Eau Claire’s south side. The April 28 announcement by the utility provider came just days after the Eau Claire City Council approved a lease with San Francisco-based solar developer Pristine Sun ...

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Issue #302 March 23, 2016

Fundraiser in the Bag

Purses with Purpose benefits EC Children’s Theatre

Barbara Arnold

Ladies, grab your purses (and checkbook) and get to the Seventh Annual Purses with Purpose, a benefit for the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre on April 14. This year’s new location is the Wild Ridge Golf Club ...

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Issue #302 March 23, 2016

Get Out and Vote!

election features more than presidential hopefuls

V1 Staff

Donald, Hillary, Bernie, and Ted won’t be the only people whose names you’ll see on the April 5 ballot. Wisconsin voters will also be choosing among candidates for nonpartisan office, too. Here’s a rundown of some of what you’ll see when you step into the voting booth ...

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Issue #301 March 9, 2016

Skatepark Seeks Kickstarter Help

Brian Sheridan

After officially opening doors and ramps on Feb. 5, Urban Roots Skatepark has been doing its best to provide a place for skaters to gather and perform radical tricks among their fellow brethren. Now that owner Christian Peterson has filled the region’s need for an indoor skatepark, he’s looking to return all profits ...

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