Issue #319 November 2, 2016

FEATURE: Slow Time & Sudden Space

a meditation on hunting in wisconsin

Jason Splichal, photos by Jason Splichal

The wind chill was -25 degrees when I left my friend’s cabin. It was the second week of December. As if they were powered by the howling wind itself, the stars of Orion’s belt had just begun pulling a dim smudge of dawn above the jagged, inky serration of pines that formed the horizon ...

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Issue #316 September 21, 2016

Kickin' It Old School

Kickball Classic is back to rock you at Cinder City Park

by Amanda Foxcroft, photos by Andrea Paulseth

It’s officially autumn, and that means more than just back-to-school specials at the Farm & Fleet. That’s right; it’s time again for the Chippewa Valley Rock-n-Roll Kickball Classic!

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Issue #315 September 7, 2016

New-Look Blugolds

UWEC launches new era with redesigned football uniforms

Luc Anthony

Most sports fans base their excitement for a coming season upon new player acquisitions, a new coach, or a potential for a breakthrough to a championship. For me – resident uniform/logo geek ...

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Issue #315 September 7, 2016

Ready for Kickoff

season outlook is pretty strong for the Packers, while Vikings, Blugolds are expected to struggle

Luc Anthony

Regardless of any given team’s realistic chances for success in a given season, all teams have a degree of hope as training camp begins. Some are picked to go all the way, some to make the playoffs, some to be “on the clock” for next year’s draft before this season is done ...

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Issue #314 August 24, 2016

Floating Yogis Find Balance

new business teaches yoga atop paddleboards

Sammy Gibbons, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Practicing yoga involves an unbelievable amount of balance. But imagine taking that to the extreme, standing in a one-legged tree pose on a wobbly board, fighting the forces of gravity that are attempting ...

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Issue #313 August 10, 2016

Arcadia Hearts the Arts

Ashley for the Arts returns with top name talent

Barbara Arnold, photos by Luong Huynh

Where can you spend $10 for three days of world-class entertainment, art and crafts, and family fun while benefiting countless charities? Answer: At the Ashley for the Arts festival ...

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Issue #312 July 27, 2016

Foam-Tipped Fury

new Nerf gun arena hosts grand-opening battle

Sammy Gibbons

Ready your (harmless) weapons! The grand opening event of Eau Claire’s newest battlefront, Darts On Demand, is coming up on Aug. 6. Nerf wars will begin every half hour during the noon-to-4pm celebration, and anyone ages eight and older is welcome to battle for glory ...

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Issue #311 July 13, 2016

Olympic Adjustments

Lake Hallie chiropractor heading to Rio to help U.S. wrestling team

Haley Wright

Local chiropractor Dr. Kevin Schultz of My Life Health Center in Lake Hallie is very excited to be headed to his second Olympics in four years to work with American wrestlers competing in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in August ...

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Issue #308 June 15, 2016

Whatever Floats Your Float

liquid rules at the annual FATFAR on the Chippewa River

Sammy Gibbons, photos by Katie Lebrun

What’s summer in Wisconsin without beer and floating down a river on any device that will not sink? The Chippewa Valley celebrates this glorious tradition for an entire day ...

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Issue #308 June 15, 2016

High Fives All Around

phoenix park yoga gathering is accessible, warm, and peaceful

Pan Thao, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Summer: the season of flip-flops, melted popsicles, and pollen dancing with the breeze. We all crave it (minus the allergies) after the long, cold darkness of winter ...

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Issue #308 June 15, 2016

Telling Our Fitness Stories

human health report's fitness testimonials jerk tears, inspire personal action

Eric Christenson

Jeff Rogers is a local personal trainer who has dedicated almost a decade of his life to helping people get more fit, become more active, and prioritize their personal health ...

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Issue #306 May 18, 2016

FEATURE: Extra Innings

with a history dating back to 1908, the Chippewa River Baseball League has been central to summer for generations of amateur ballplayers and fans

Joe Niese

It is hard to fathom that something that has been around for over a century and has had more than 12,000 participants can remain unknown to so many people in the Chippewa Valley. Thus is the story of ...

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Issue #306 May 18, 2016

Release the Hounds!

humane association ready for 30th doggie fun run

Gigi Roelant

Want to hit the trail with your canine companion? On Saturday, May 21, the Eau Claire County Humane Association will kick off its 30th Annual Fido and Friends Fun Run/Walk at Carson Park ...

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Issue #305 May 4, 2016

Step by Step

In a quest to get healthy, local writer Rob Reid began to hit the Chippewa Valley’s hiking trails. Here’s what he discovered.

Rob Reid

It was increasingly hard to see the trail path. The grass was getting higher and higher. With my arms up near my head, I yelled back to my wife, Jayne, “Don’t be surprised if we pick up a few wood ticks on this hike!” By the time we finished walking around ...

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Issue #305 May 4, 2016

Off-Road Runner

After tiring of the pavement pounding so many runners do, V1 contributor Caleb Gerdes got his mojo back in the woods, trails, and hills of Wisconsin

Caleb Gerdes, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Sometimes people ask if I am a runner. I want to tell them no, then I remember that I do, in fact, run typically one to three times a week. Now, I’m not religious about it, and I don’t have a specific training regimen or goal in mind.

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