FEATURE: Diverse Perspectives

Circles of Change initiative seeks to move from dialogue to action

Thu. Jun. 22nd, 2017  |  Patti See, photos by Patti See, Bill Hoepner

I’m at the front of the pack in this bonding exercise, “Move Forward, Move Back.” To start, all of us lined up along the hallway, shoulder to shoulder as equals. I predicted I might end up in the middle, since I was a working-class kid and a first-generation college student. Another white woman is at the front with me ...

Modicum Brewing Opens July 7

Mon. Jun. 19th, 2017  |  Mike Paulus

Modicum Brewing – a collaboration between brewmaster Eric Rykal (formerly of Lucette Brewing Company in Menomonie and The Brewing Projekt in Eau Claire) and business partner Mike Blodgett – looks set to open on July 7 ...

Rain Will Fall and Take It Away

on the river banks, below the streets, under the trees

Thu. Jun. 15th, 2017  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

You could call it a waterfall in that it’s literally falling water. But I told my kids to stay out of it all the same, especially the hole at the bottom where the water had collected into a milky puddle ...

Who ARE These Guys?

traditionally low-profile teams have risen to top of the NBA, NHL

Thu. Jun. 15th, 2017  |  Luc Anthony

The month of June brings the championship series of two of the four or five major pro sports leagues in America: the NBA Finals, and the NHL’s Stanley Cup Final. As with any league, there are legendary franchises ...

Our Taste Buds Are Ready for Restaurant Week

Thu. Jun. 15th, 2017  |  Tom Giffey

A brand-new celebration will highlight the Chippewa Valley’s ever-evolving culinary scene later this year. The first-ever Chippewa Valley Restaurant Week, Sept. 15-24, will include special deals and unique menus at participating eateries, plus the First Taste Culinary Crawl, a ticketed event in Banbury Place ...

Eight Decades of Art

retrospective features Susan Phelps Pearson’s paintings, assemblages

Thu. Jun. 15th, 2017  |  Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

80 for 80: A Retrospective of the Art of Susan Phelps Pearson debuts at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls on June 14 and runs through July 12. As its name suggests, the show features more than 80 works of art, focusing principally on paintings and assemblages ...

Belting It Out

hard-touring hardcore band Conveyor releases new disc at home

Thu. Jun. 15th, 2017  |  Hillary Bell

After traveling throughout the U.S. and Canada multiple times, hardcore punk band Conveyer is making its way back to its roots in good old Eau Claire for the release of a new album, No Future ...

Pushing Through the Ceiling

sister trio LASKA grows and evolves on new album

Thu. Jun. 15th, 2017  |  Marie Anthony, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Something in their song, Creatures, pulled that memory out of the darkness. Try as I might, I couldn’t put it to sleep again. In the course of four and a half minutes I felt things that I forced myself to lock away ...

Grant Will Help Clean up Event Center Site

Thu. Jun. 15th, 2017  |  V1 Staff

A university-affiliated foundation will receive a $400,000 federal grant to help clean up the future site of an event and recreation complex on Menomonie Street. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced May 31 ...

You're a Grand New Flag

the votes have been counted. Now it’s time to salute the People’s Flag of Eau Claire

Wed. Jun. 14th, 2017  |  V1 Staff

The people of Eau Claire have spoken, and now the people have a flag. After thousands of votes were tallied, a design by Mike Berge titled “Clear Water Revival” emerged as the winner in the People’s Flag ...

University System Approves New UWEC Dorm

Wed. Jun. 14th, 2017  |  V1 Staff

The UW System Board of Regents has given a thumbs up to UW-Eau Claire to build a new $35 million dorm on upper campus. The six-story residence hall, which has been designed to hold 432 students ...

EC Attorney Will Lead Board of Regents

Wed. Jun. 14th, 2017  |  V1 Staff

An Eau Claire attorney has become the first president of the UW System Board of Regents from the Chippewa Valley and the board’s youngest-ever president-elect. The 18 members of the Board of Regents ...

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