Issue #356 April 18, 2018

Justice Is Theirs

Eau Claire Co. has never had two female judges at once, but that’s about to change

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

On April 3, two female attorneys – Emily Long and Sarah Harless – were elected by Eau Claire County residents to serve as the next Branch 3 and Branch 5 judges. It was a significant historical event ...

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Issue #356 April 18, 2018

Footbridge Getting Grand Remodel

Emilee Wentland, photos by Tina Ecker

Downtown Eau Claire’s Grand Avenue footbridge is closed to pedestrians and undergoing a makeover. The city of Eau Claire’s engineering department is collaborating with Ayres Associates to replace the bridge deck and to add a safety railing, more overlooks, and lights ...

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Issue #356 April 18, 2018

Global Fair, Global Feast

food is focus at UWEC international gathering

Rachel Witthoft

UW-Eau Claire will once again bring the International Folk Fair to the Chippewa Valley. This family-friendly event will be noon to 4pm on Sunday, April 29, in the Davies Center on the UW-Eau Claire campus ...

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Issue #356 April 18, 2018

Locomotive Commotion

conference to examine future of rail in region

Lauren Fisher

The West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition has been laying the tracks to revive passenger rail service from Eau Claire to the Twin Cities for decades, and now, Leadership Eau Claire is helping ...

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Issue #355 April 4, 2018

Going Green for Earth Week

EC organizations host a world of Earth Week events

Emilee Wentland

To celebrate Earth Day on April 22, Eau Claire is hosting events throughout the week to promote sustainability and encourage community members to go green all year. U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin ...

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Issue #355 April 4, 2018

Eau Claire Celebrates Haiti

authentic meal, coffee sales, Wyclef show raise awareness of the island

Bonni Knight

On January 11, Donald Trump made an unkind remark about Haiti. It was one day after the eighth anniversary of an earthquake that wreaked unimaginable devastation on that country’s capital ...

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Issue #355 April 4, 2018

Family-Friendly Triple Play

Children’s Museum, Chippewa Valley Museum, and Beaver Creek team up with shared membership

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A new collaboration among three Chippewa Valley destinations – The Children’s Museum of Eau Claire, Beaver Creek Reserve, and The Chippewa Valley Museum – will make it easier and more cost effective ...

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Issue #355 April 4, 2018

Making a Big Racket

new Menard Tennis Center will help sport grow, Eau Claire YMCA says

Tom Giffey, photos by Branden Nall

Menard isn’t familiar to you, he should be: He’s the founder of the Eau Claire-based home improvement store chain that bears his name, a business that has made him Wisconsin’s wealthiest man. And while he’s well known for ...

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