On the Cover | July 11, 2018

learn more about V1's cover art from Siri Stensberg

Thu. Jul. 12th, 2018

“A jazz musician uses a vocabulary of melody, rhythm, harmony, and timbre to improvise a cohesive solo. Similarly, in this painting process I utilize my vocabulary of color, form, mark, and line to create a ..."

Opening Shot | June 11, 2018

Thu. Jul. 12th, 2018  |  photos by Luong Huynh

USING THE STAGE TO ITS FULL CAPACITY. Francis Starlite is known for his energetic, sometimes dangerous stage antics. He held a dance class for Eaux Claires IV attendees to learn sweet moves for the show, but something tells us he didn’t prepare concert-goers for this one.

Parting Words: Kerry Kincaid

former Eau Claire City Council President Kerry Kincaid talks about her record, her resignation, and Eau Claire’s future

Thu. Jul. 12th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

In her 25 years in public service, the last nine of them as Eau Claire City Council president, Kerry Kincaid learned that leadership can be both richly rewarding and lonely. As council president, Kincaid not only ...

Eau Claire Earns Less but Has More

Wed. Jul. 11th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

We’ve got a lot of things going for us in the Chippewa Valley: natural beauty, friendly people, plentiful beer. Unemployment is low, and so is the cost of living. And now, according to some number-crunchers ...

Wisconsin Lacks ‘Brain Gain’

state lags in attracting college educated workers from elsewhere

Wed. Jul. 11th, 2018  |  Steven Deller, Tessa Conroy, Matthew Kures

Wisconsin’s higher education system plays an essential role in the state’s overall economy: Educated workers are essential to a future with competitive wages, innovative industry, and entrepreneurial ...

Students Explore the World of STEM

CVTC camp offers fun way to learn science, engineering

Wed. Jul. 11th, 2018  |  Mark Gunderman

Evan Eslinger manipulated the remote control and tried to keep the car under control while going as fast as possible around a corner of the track. It made sense that he was chosen to be his team’s driver ...

Jobs by the Numbers (2018)

Wed. Jul. 11th, 2018  |  V1 Staff

It’s easy to get snow blindness from the blizzard of employment numbers you hear on the news. Unemployment statistics are updated monthly, sometimes get adjusted when new data comes in, and they constantly ...

The Shifting Job Landscape

UW-Stout speaker: Industry, education need to work together to meet labor needs

Wed. Jul. 11th, 2018  |  Pam Powers

With an increase in contract workers and robots, the work landscape is ever changing, according to James R. Stone III, director of the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education at the Southern Regional Education Board in Atlanta ...

10 Top Tips for Job Hunters

polish your résumé – and your attitude – to land your dream job

Wed. Jul. 11th, 2018  |  Barbara Arnold

Regardless of the unemployment rate, finding the right job can be a challenge. Volume One reached out to these Chippewa Valley experts and organizations to help compile this job hunters’ guide. Keep in mind these 10 tips while seeking the job that’s right for you ...

Three Apps to Manage Your Debt

tracks your debts (and maybe even save money, too!) the 21st century way

Wed. Jul. 11th, 2018  |  Jen Ekblad

Debt can be overwhelming, and, in some cases, debilitating. The key to managing this stress is getting a handle on your debt – it is crucial to your financial health to know exactly what you owe, even if you really do not want to know ...

The View From the Top

Brandon Riechers, CEO of Royal Credit Union, has climbed the ladder of success

Wed. Jul. 11th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Joel Pearish

Brandon Riechers has spent literally half of his life working at Royal Credit Union, beginning in 1996 as a 21-year-old part-time financial sales representative in the office at Golf Road and Highway 93 ...

The Man Who Makes Money Talk

award-winning financial guru Kevin McKinley speaks up about saving, spending – and smartphones

Wed. Jul. 11th, 2018  |  V1 Staff

It’s shaping up be to be big year for Eau Claire financial advisor and public radio host Kevin McKinley: This fall, he marks 30 years as a financial advisor (“I’m starting to get the hang of it,” he quips), and last ...

Cart to Cart

how to win friends and influence pretzel nuggets

Thu. Jul. 5th, 2018  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Janae Breunig

You know what I just love? Being all friendly like. I love running into friends and neighbors and chatting it up. I love catching up and reconnecting and staying in touch and sharing precious ...

Ready, Aim, Fore!

forays into golf, trap shooting push writer’s boundaries

Thu. Jul. 5th, 2018  |  Luc Anthony

There are certain activities in life that we would just as soon never do. Some are required – taking out the garbage, doing paperwork – and some are optional, but lead to frustration or indifference or distaste ...