Issue #326 February 8, 2017

The Facewash

walking with worry in the wintertime

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

I was in the second grade, and my walk home from school was often fraught with peril. Not real peril, but scary peril all the same. When I think about my current mental health, and when I take a good ...

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Issue #325 January 25, 2017

All for the Money

Chargers’ impending move to LA exposes NFL’s true motive – and that could ultimately impact the Green Bay Packers

Luc Anthony

The year is 2026, and the NFL, at one of their ownership meetings, creates a new policy for all teams, taking effect immediately: each franchise must have a maximum of 10 investors. The Green Bay Packers, being owned by thousands of fans, are in violation, so the league works ...

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Issue #325 January 25, 2017

Opening Shot | Jan. 25, 2017

photos by Michael Lundebrek

IN THE KNOW, IN THE SNOW. Area sledding hills may be sloppy and slushy but on Saturday, Jan. 14, the Eau Claire Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department and Eau Claire Fire and Rescue hosted a day of snowy fun at Pinehurst Winter Safety Day with games, sports, free refreshments, and more.

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Issue #324 January 11, 2017

Black Ice & Other Problems

winter driving can be dangerous (because it’s dangerous)

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

I’m a little neurotic when it comes to driving long distances. I worry. I worry about how good of a driver I am. I worry about other drivers and mistakes they might make. I worry about animals ...

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Issue #324 January 11, 2017

Opening Shot | Jan. 11, 2017

photos by Andrea Paulseth

A NEW YEAR BOOM. Thousands gathered in downtown Eau Claire on New Year’s Eve to ring in 2017 with all kinds of festivities including lantern parades, live music at every conceivable venue, a swanky gala/fundraiser at The Lismore, a kids party at the Children’s Museum, and fireworks at midnight.

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Issue #324 January 11, 2017

Getting out of the Burrow

why we should fight the urge to withdraw during the Chippewa Valley’s cold season

Katie Venit, photos by Timothy Mather

I become more introverted in the winter. Something about the cold makes me want to badger up in a burrow until the sun comes back. Which was fine for Wisconsin’s early miners and, you know ...

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Issue #323 December 28, 2016

On the Field, 2016 Wasn't a Total Loss

in fact, the past year brought surprising success to long-suffering teams and their fans

Luc Anthony

The general consensus of 2016 is that this was a bad year. A wave of legendary musicians passed away. Our two prime presidential candidates had perhaps the worst collective favorability in modern political history – and nearly half of the country ...

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Issue #323 December 28, 2016

Winter Clothes

you get a little more when you wear a little less

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

I hustle outside – without socks – wearing loose fitting shoes, a threadbare t-shirt, and what we as a society have collectively, wordlessly agreed to call “jammie pants.”

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