To Debt or Not to Debt: That Is the Question

for a lot of young folks, debt is a part of life

Wed. Mar. 20th, 2019  |  Jen Ekblad

I can remember sitting at my desk in my first apartment applying for my first credit card. I had just graduated college. I was working full-time. I asked myself, “What could it hurt to get a credit card?” It’s just what you do ...

Learning the Art of Meal-Planning

navigating the grocery store is step one ...

Wed. Mar. 20th, 2019  |  Samantha Angell

Navigating the grocery store on a budget can be overwhelming. With it comes learning how to cook, meal plan, and grocery shop. Luckily there are many ways to prepare ...

Advice From Young Chippewa Valley Leaders

Wed. Mar. 20th, 2019  |  Nicole Withers

Everyone has something they wish they had known when going through a major life event. Previously, Volume One explored that idea by coming up with a list of things we wish we’d had when we moved ...

9 Local Side-Hustles Good for Extra Cash

build your resume and your checking account

Wed. Mar. 20th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

The Side Hustle: It’s the ticket to meeting financial goals, building one’s CV, and making the most of off-hours. A resourceful individual can make bank on their talents with a bit of investment and clever thinking. How, you ask? The Volume One staff has got some suggestions ...

On Track for Extreme Thunder

Native American horse-racing relay will find home in the Chippewa Valley

Tue. Mar. 19th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Work on a half-mile dirt racetrack will begin in the town of Union late April or early May – the first steps toward Eau Claire becoming the home of the national Extreme Thunder Indian Horse Relay Championship in 2020 ...

How Eau Claire Became a Textbook Example of How Citizens Can Work Together

author and activist Harry Boyte talks about Clear Vision Eau Claire

Wed. Mar. 13th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Taylor Smith

Eau Claire’s Clear Vision initiative – which is currently working on a new 10-year plan for the community – has not only brought about lasting change and increased civic engagement in the Chippewa Valley. It is also now serving as a model for how other communities can involve citizens of all stripes ...

Snow and Behold

this winter has been ... um ... who cares anymore?

Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Michelle Roberts

I believe the weather outside has transcended the physical reality we all share and experience here in northwestern Wisconsin. The weather has escaped its normal confines, and it has clearly invaded ...

The Public Library

an essay by writer Nickolas Butler

Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019  |  Nickolas Butler

Come inside here, stranger – the doors are open now. You’re safe. It is warm here, in this library. I want you think about that word – warm. I want you to hold it in the palms of your hand like a spark nested ...

An Artful Song

Gallery hosts Hope Greene’s Eau Clair de Lune

Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Local artist Hope Greene is bringing her fascination with the infinitely varied natural world to the Volume One Gallery March 8 with the opening of her latest show: “Eau Clair de Lune.” She uses modern ...

The Business of Satire

Menomonie Theater Guild takes on workplace comedy

Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019  |  Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Timothy Mather

Follow the story of J. Pierrepont Finch as he faces the perils of being a company man in the Menomonie Theater Guild’s performance of How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying this weekend ...