Rock Fest Reveals 2018 Lineup

Tue. Jan. 30th, 2018  |  Eric Christenson

It’s an extremely huge year for Rock Fest, one of the Valley’s craziest music festivals that celebrates that most powerful of musical genres and the culture of fans that make it great ...

The Girl in Print

Mon. Jan. 29th, 2018  |  Connie Johnson

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo // tops the New York Times Bestseller List // Chevalier’s The Girl with The Pearl Earring remains on the shelf // picking up speed The Girl On The Train ...

Why the Hell Would I Drive to Chippewa?

maybe it’s time you explored the rest of the Valley

Fri. Jan. 26th, 2018  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Ian Kloster

The other day I was trying to figure out what you call someone from Chippewa Falls. I settled on “Chippewa Fallsian.” Sure, it sounds like a rebel assassin from Star Wars, but I think it works. We’ve been ...

Averse to a Curse?

the Vikings’ improbable Divisional playoff victory could signal the end of their long history of misfortune – or not

Fri. Jan. 26th, 2018  |  Luc Anthony

What happened in a football stadium 90 minutes west of here on the evening of Jan. 14 brought a most-vexing sports question to the fore: Can a team be cursed?If you have read more than a handful ...

Music Quick Hits | January 2018

Fri. Jan. 26th, 2018  |  Eric Christenson

Milwaukee-via-Eau Claire band Field Report dropped a sunny new single called “Never Look Back” last week and announced a brand new record called Summertime Songs releasing on March 23. The new ...

5 Interesting Numbers About Local Permits?

Fri. Jan. 26th, 2018  |  V1 Staff

Construction is booming in the City of Eau Claire, at least judging by the volume of permits issued by the city’s Inspection Services Division in 2017. The value of permits issued exceeded the all-time record ...

Construction Starts for New UWEC Dorm

Thu. Jan. 25th, 2018  |  V1 Staff

Preparatory work has begun on the first new dorm built on the UW-Eau Claire campus in nearly 20 years. During the week of Jan. 15, fences were installed around the project’s staging area on what ...

Opening Shot | Jan. 24, 2018

Thu. Jan. 25th, 2018  |  photos by Andrea Paulseth

THAT TRAIL IS GETTING PRETTY (FAT) TIRED. On Thursday, January 18, Winter After Hours (in its new location at Pinehurst Park) featured a fat tire bike race hosted by EC Enduro ...

On the Cover | Jan. 24, 2018

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Daniella Painter

Thu. Jan. 25th, 2018

"‘2050’ was inspired by an article on pollution levels in the ocean. One researcher estimates that by 2050 there will be just as much garbage in the sea as there are fish. ..."

The Valley's Favorite Sledding Slopes

3 hills where you can make priceless winter memories

Thu. Jan. 25th, 2018  |  Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Picture this: The sun is shining, there’s a crisp blanket of snow on the ground, and you’ve got the day off with the kids. What, are you just going to sit indoors, eyes glued to the TV, twiddling your thumbs ...

She Has Talent in Store

9-year-old brings her unique artwork to market

Thu. Jan. 25th, 2018  |  Cassandra Kyser

At 9 years old, Presleigh Olson-Buehler is already an accomplished artist and entrepreneur. She recently started selling her artwork at Tangled Up in Hue in downtown Eau Claire, and so far, she is the youngest artist to do so ...

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