Chippewa Planning Sesqui Times

city prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary

Wed. Mar. 6th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

March will bring the kick-off of a year-long celebration of the Chippewa Falls sesquicentennial – or, more pronouncably, the city’s 150th anniversary. The logging-turned-tech town was granted a charter ...

6 Bits of Downtown Data

a glance at the numbers and figures that define Eau Claire’s urban core

Wed. Mar. 6th, 2019  |  V1 Staff

It’s no big secret that downtown Eau Claire has been evolving – mostly for the better – in recent years. Redevelopment has brought new dining, entertainment, and recreation options, and these changes ...

Loft Living

a peek inside a Chippewa Falls loft-dweller’s digs

Tue. Mar. 5th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Living in downtown Chippewa Falls has its perks, says Kyle Knutson, who works at Bridge Street Brew and Nurturing Nature Massage. He’s enjoyed his loft apartment nearby the coffee shop and Bird’s Nest for nearly ...

Xcel Dam Lights up Chippewa Falls

Tue. Mar. 5th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Chippewa Falls is hoppin’ this week with a new look and a reason to check out local shops. Look out to the Chippewa Falls hydro dam from Riverfront Park as the sun sets to watch a new LED display burst ...

Book of Error

Mon. Mar. 4th, 2019  |  Nicholas Gulig

To see and fail to speak from far // away of seeing, to go about // a life, to write to // friends and of them, to begin within ...

In the Sick of It

coping with winter sickness, one complaint at a time

Tue. Feb. 26th, 2019  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Michelle Roberts

I don’t get sick very often. At least, not in the classical sense. I might have a day or two here and there when my throat is scratchy or my nose is running, and I randomly utter things like, “Ugh. I think I’m getting sick.”

Kicking Higher and Higher

Eau Claire taekwondo competitors take aim at national tourney

Tue. Feb. 26th, 2019  |  Luc Anthony

My first cognition of taekwondo – as it may have been for you and much of the public – was in September 1988 during the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. This was its Olympic debut as a demonstration sport ...

Retrospective Redux

artist, a Chippewa Falls native, looks back on vibrant works

Tue. Feb. 26th, 2019  |  Barbara Arnold

Got cabin fever? Tiring of the monochromatic landscape? Then head over to Mark W. Anderson’s “A ReRETROSPECTIVE” Art Show at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. The gallery offers ...

The End of the World!

you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to write a techno-thriller – but it helps

Tue. Feb. 26th, 2019  |  Diana Peterson

Rick Jurmain has been a rocket scientist, an inventor, a business owner … and now he can add writer to the list: the perfect portable career for someone who loves to travel ...

Hollars Releases New Essay Collection

Mon. Feb. 25th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

Can we really find clues about what’s coming next in our lives? That’s the question asked by prolific Eau Claire author B.J. Hollars in his latest work, Harbingers, an essay collection published ...

Music Quick Hits | February 2019

Mon. Feb. 25th, 2019  |  Eric Christenson

One of the world’s finest bluegrass bands is coming to Eau Claire for a special one-night-only show at The Metro on March 6. We Banjo 3 is a foursome of prolific and exciting musicians set to whisk the night away with fantastic tunes and a good cause. Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar ...

Community Foundation Posts Record Year

Mon. Feb. 25th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

If figures recently announced by the Eau Claire Community Foundation are any indication, the Chippewa Valley is a generous place – and its people are growing even more generous. The foundation ...

EC School Superintendent Will Retire in 2020

Mon. Feb. 25th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

Mary Ann Hardebeck, who has served as Eau Claire School District superintendent for six years, informed the Eau Claire School Board in early April that she intends to retire after the 2019-20 school year. In a press release, Hardebeck said she made the announcement 18 months early to allow ...

Scale Back Fundraising Effort, Library Told

Mon. Feb. 25th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

A project to expand and remodel the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire should aim to raise $7 million from private donors instead of the $11.5 million originally proposed, a consulting firm ...