short fiction from Barstow & Grand

Thu. Nov. 16th, 2017  |  Ryan Purdy

Lucy had just fallen asleep when her ears picked up the unmistakable din of her husband and Rick caterwauling up the drive. Despite the late hour, the two belted out the Willie and Waylon tune, "I Can Get Off on You," her husband singing Waylon's baritone, and Rick taking Willie's tenor ...

Dark Fields

when we used to shine a beam into the night

Thu. Nov. 16th, 2017  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

We used to see more than 40 of them, sometimes more, out in the fields under the deep, starless sky. My shoulder aching, my fingers freezing, I leaned out the truck window and held the spotlight as high as I could. Every year ...

Tonight at Dad's

Thu. Nov. 16th, 2017  |  Patti See

My seven siblings and I meet at our parent’s house to prep a photo board for Mom’s funeral tomorrow ...

Feminine Melodies

Menomonie Singers to feature compositions by women

Thu. Nov. 16th, 2017  |  Emily Kinzel

“Woman up” with powerful pieces by female composers presented by the Menomonie Singers on Nov. 19 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Enjoy the music ...

Furlong Gallery Features Two Print Exhibits

Thu. Nov. 16th, 2017  |  Emily Kinzel

Looking for some Wisconsin culture? Through Dec. 16, UW-Stout is presenting two printmaking exhibits at the Furlong Gallery. This can’t-miss artistic event is a two-for-one, showcasing prints from both local ...

Ink & Paper Print Sale Spotlights Local Art

Thu. Nov. 16th, 2017  |  Emily Kinzel

Sick of Urban Outfitters’ meaningless wall prints of cheesy quotes and unoriginal palm tree patterns? Want art that screams Wisconsin and creativity and will make you look like a professional curator?

UWEC and CVTC Make Path to Nursing Easier

Thu. Nov. 16th, 2017  |  Bryan Reynolds

UW-Eau Claire and Chippewa Valley Technical College have expanded their efforts to ease the financial and procedural burdens of attaining a bachelor of science degree in nursing, the schools announced ...

Grants Available for Downtown EC Businesses

Thu. Nov. 16th, 2017  |  V1 Staff

you are the proprietor of a downtown Eau Claire business with a plan to do something new, have we got a deal for you: Downtown Eau Claire Inc. recently launched its new Downtown Enhancement Grant ...

City Seeks Public Input on Creative Economy

Thu. Nov. 16th, 2017  |  V1 Staff

Eau Claire residents are being invited to provide feedback that will influence community decision-making as part of the Chippewa Valley Future Regions project. The just-launched project is focused on sustaining and expanding ...

Visit EC Wins Award for New Year's Shindig

Thu. Nov. 16th, 2017  |  V1 Staff

Light Up Eau Claire – the city’s New Year’s Eve celebration – hasn’t even been held for the second time and it has already won a statewide award. Earlier this month, Visit Eau Claire received ...

Climate Survey Ready for Residents' Hot Takes

Thu. Nov. 16th, 2017  |  V1 Staff

The City of Eau Claire is looking for your help on improving the environment in our community – and our world. Residents are being invited to take an online survey about reducing greenhouse gas emissions ...

Mayo Plans to Close Downtown Drugstore

Thu. Nov. 16th, 2017  |  V1 Staff

Mayo Clinic Health System announced Nov. 6 that it plans to close its drugstore at the corner of Madison and North Barstow streets in downtown Eau Claire and will consolidate it with the pharmacy ...

Carson Causeway Will Reopen Friday, Nov. 17

Thu. Nov. 16th, 2017  |  V1 Staff

Fishers, kayakers, and motorists alike will again be able to use the Carson Park Causeway starting Friday, Nov. 17. The construction, which began in July, is expected to be finished by that date ...

On the Cover | Nov. 15, 2017

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Leah Fargo

Thu. Nov. 16th, 2017

“My paintings are a manner of exploring ideas and interpreting them through a language which is unique to the process of painting. Most recently I have become interested in abstraction and discovering ways in which paint application alone can function as an idea ..."

Opening Shot | Nov. 15, 2017

Wed. Nov. 15th, 2017  |  photos by Branden Nall

WHAT A DIP. On Friday, Nov. 10, Eau Claire Jazz Inc. (in partnership with UW-Eau Claire) presented the Fourth Annual Gatsby’s Gala on campus in the Davies Center.

Stage Fright 8 to Be the First Show at the Metro

Wed. Nov. 15th, 2017  |  Emily Kinzel

The Rhythm Posse presents the eighth year running of Stage Fright 8: a tribute to The Last Waltz. The Waltz was a remarkable concert in musical history, marking The Band’s farewell show on Thanksgiving Day ...

Facing Down Monsters

Eau Claire native explores his own experiences in fictionalized murder tale

Wed. Nov. 15th, 2017  |  Marie Anthony, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Monsters in the Hallway, released Oct. 27, is based on events from author Jim Kosmo’s childhood in Eau Claire in the 1950s and ’60s. The predominant storylines of his book open windows into his life ...