Opening Shot | Sept. 5, 2018

Wed. Sep. 5th, 2018  |  photos by Branden Nall

WHO’S THE PHOTOGRAPHER NOW, BUDDY? Decking and overlook reconstruction of the Grand Avenue footbridge in downtown Eau Claire was finished just in time for the annual Grand Evening on the Bridge dinner on Aug. 22. The event raises funds for Downtown Eau Claire Inc. ...

On the Cover | Sept. 5, 2018

learn more about V1's cover art from Cari Raynae

Wed. Sep. 5th, 2018

“‘The Little Red Hen’ is a fun piece of art utilizing several techniques. For the first layer I dragged several colors of acrylic paint across the canvas. I outlined the hen in white before adding a layer ..."

Playing La Cucaracha

piano keys and grade school are hard to navigate

Wed. Sep. 5th, 2018  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

One time in grade school I was on the playground attempting to play basketball with my buddies when a younger kid named Benny walked up to me and said, “So, Mr. Paulus. I hear you play the piano.”

2018 Football Preview: Going the Distance?

Packers can be contenders as long as Rodgers stays healthy

Wed. Sep. 5th, 2018  |  Luc Anthony

One summer ago, while on the radio previewing the 2017 Green Bay Packers season, I recall saying that if Aaron Rodgers ever were to get injured, any upgrades to the rest of the team would not matter for a Super Bowl run.

Gus the Great

Chippewa Falls native who revolutionized football is focus of new biography

Wed. Sep. 5th, 2018  |  Luc Anthony

The modern game of football is centered on the forward pass. Today, quarterbacks and wide receivers attain yardage and reception statistics that, a half-century ago, would have been considered nearly inhuman; those numbers are now expected today in order to help your team to a championship.

Chippewa Valley Book Fest Q&A: Molly Patterson

Eau Claire novelist among authors featured in Chippewa Valley Book Festival

Wed. Sep. 5th, 2018  |  photos by Andrea Paulseth

Among the highlights of the annual Chippewa Valley Book Festival is hearing from regional writers whose talents have attracted national attention. This year, that group includes Molly Patterson, a UW-Eau Claire professor and Pushcart Prize winner ...

Voters Will Say If They Favor Pot – or Not

Wed. Sep. 5th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

Eau Claire County voters will be able to voice their opinion on legalizing marijuana (a.k.a. cannabis, a.k.a. pot, a.k.a. too many other nicknames to print) in a nonbinding referendum on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

Three Cheers for 30 Years

Eau Claire Children’s Theatre hosts anniversary open house

Wed. Sep. 5th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Luong Huynh

The Eau Claire Children’s Theatre has been a staple of the Chippewa Valley arts community for three decades, and they’re throwing a party to celebrate that achievement. On Saturday, Sept. 15 ...

Local Chef Appears on Food Network

Wed. Sep. 5th, 2018  |  V1 Staff

Chef Amy Huo, founder of Locavore Mobile Kitchen, recently competed to win $20,000 in the Food Network game show Guy’s Grocery Games. In the episode ...

My List

Wed. Sep. 5th, 2018  |  Karen Loeb

Climb a mountain. // Ride a motorcycle. // Grow my hair long. // Wear patent leather shoes with taps on the toes. // Have a collection of silver dollars. // Roll pastry dough with my mother ...

New Book Beginnings

independent bookstore finds permanent location, plans fall opening

Tue. Sep. 4th, 2018  |  Emilee Wentland

Local online bookstore Dotters Books is opening a permanent physical location this fall. The women-owned bookstore got started in 2017 as an online-only business that hosted pop-up sales ...

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