Issue #392 Sept. 4, 2019

Witness the Fitness

third annual expo will promote fit lifestyles

Justine Childs

The small yet mighty powerhouse behind the Sept. 21 FITNESS EXPO Eau Claire is Kim Larsen, a native of central Wisconsin. Working out has always been a part of Kim’s lifestyle, ...

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Issue #392 Sept. 4, 2019

Snap Judgement

Eau Claire’s Kyle Stelter helps elite long snappers — from high school to the NFL — master the game

Luc Anthony, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The long snapper may be the most underrated position in football. An errant snap to the side can throw off a field goal attempt or a punt, giving the opposing team a sudden advantage. Essentially, the long snapper is a quarterback who throws backwards ...

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Issue #391 Aug. 21, 2019

Dirt Track Destination

Red Cedar Speedway is home to generations of racers and their fans

Eric Rasmussen, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Full disclosure: On a Thursday night, I drove to the races at Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie in a 2014 Kia Forte. It’s comfortable, gets good gas mileage, and has a touch screen with a map. I like ...

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Issue #384 May 15, 2019

Ride of the Century

bicyclists gather to pedal 100 miles for good causes

Rebecca Mennecke

Get ready, get set, and go to the Chippewa Valley Century Ride on Sunday, May 26. This bike ride begins and ends in Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls, and will feature 35-, 50-, 75-, or 100-mile trail options on blacktop roads ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

Friends Indeed

preservation a priority for newly formed Friends of Putnam Park

Nathan Hopp, photos by UW-Eau Claire News

In 1909, lumber baron and local philanthropist Henry Cleveland Putnam donated a 230-acre parcel of land to the City of Eau Claire, hoping the low-lying stretch would be preserved as a botanical laboratory ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

Expanding Your Boundaries

craving a canoe trip? here’s what you need to know about dipping a paddle into Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

Matt Friell, photos by Matt Friell

If you’ve never been camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, it may seem a little daunting – even more so if you’re not much of a camper or outdoorsperson ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

Early Season, Later Life

reflections on trout fishing with a son – then and now

Ron Davis

It was futile. A stinging April wind gusting across Timber Coulee Creek and my cataract-clouded eyes made threading a hair-thin tippet into the eye of a trout fly no larger than a peppercorn practically impossible ...

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