Issue # 186, Sept. 15, 2011

Researching Rover

local research project to make dog training more effective

Maggie McCracken, photos by Andrea Paulseth

emBark doggie daycare and UWEC are embarking, so to speak, on a five-month-long study examining how dogs learn, play, and retain information. emBark owner Heather Mishefske will be teaching the classes, while UWEC student Kaitlin Snider heads the res

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Issue # 186, Sept. 15, 2011

Showing Off the Arts

Wisconsin Arts Board to spend weekend in Eau Claire

V1 Staff, photos by Marisa Wojcik

Leaders in Madison have caught wind of what’s been happening with arts and creativity in the Chippewa Valley in recent years, and they’re coming to investigate for themselves. On Friday and Saturday, September 16-17, the members of the Board ...

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Issue # 186, Sept. 15, 2011

Shortcuts | Sept. 15, 2011

condensed local news about civic and cultural goings-on

V1 Staff

The Chippewa Valley Free Clinic, located at 421 Graham Ave., Eau Claire, is in need of a new home. The clinic has been occupying this location as a donation from Valleybrook Church, but a different location has to be acquired.

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Issue # 186, Sept. 15, 2011

Watch Your Ash

how to prepare and prevent the spread of Emerald Ash Borer

Emily Kuhn, Trevor Kupfer

We have 28,815 publicly managed trees in the city, and 32 percent of them are ash. That’s 9,000 trees (on top of an estimated 30,000 more on private property). So we stand to lose nearly 40,000 trees in Eau Claire alone.

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Issue #185, Sept. 1, 2011

Making the Transition

new ‘Transition’ program aims to get smart on crime

Eric Larson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

“I say ‘smart on crime’ to contrast with the ‘tough on crime’ approaches ... that have resulted in the United States incarcerating people at the highest rate in the world.” – Steve McCarthy on Transition’s potential for changing the justice system

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Issue #184, Aug. 18, 2011

Shortcuts | Aug. 18, 2011

condensed local news about civic and cultural goings-on

V1 Staff

The City of Eau Claire and Eau Claire County have made good efforts to get public input on budget concerns, opinions, and new ideas. Unfortunately, public meetings tend to go unattended and surveys are hard to find.

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Issue #184, Aug. 18, 2011

Digital Democracy

Eau Claire locals to launch online town hall forum

Eric Larson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Starting in September, the Eau Claire community will now be able to log in to E-Democracy.org, a Minnesota-based nonprofit organization, and participate in an “online town hall” from any location, at any time.

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Issue #183, Aug. 4, 2011

Shortcuts | Aug. 4, 2011

condensed local news about civic and cultural goings-on

V1 Staff

Remember that cougar that came through the Chippewa Valley two winters ago? Well, it was found all the way in Connecticut. What’s even more, it travelled about 1,600 miles, from the South Dakota Black Hills, through the Twin Cities area ...

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Issue #183, Aug. 4, 2011

Thanks for Asking | Aug. 4, 2011

our local jack-of-all trades tells you how it is

Frank Smoot

A friend of mine at work (a big sports fan) was telling me about Hobbsy’s Bar in Hallie. In the 1950s or 60s two Hobbs brothers (related to the family that owns the bar) were outstanding football players first at Regis and then at the UW as Badgers.

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