Doors of Diversity

professor’s book chronicles how community centers help immigrant families

Fri. May. 4th, 2018  |  Diana Peterson

More than half of U.S. school children are now people of color, many from immigrant and refugee families. These students have a variety of issues to deal with as they traverse from school to family life ...

‘What Would You Get on the Bus For?’

author records personal stories of Civil Rights-era Freedom Riders

Fri. May. 4th, 2018  |  Ken Szymanski

Throughout the summer of 1961, groups of volunteers – black and white, young and old, men and women – boarded busses. They were doing the unthinkable: testing a pair of U.S. Supreme Court rulings ...

Red Letter Gets Better

grant program for women-owned businesses has big plans

Fri. May. 4th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

Nearly a year after the first Red Letter Grants were awarded to Chippewa Valley women to aid in starting their businesses, the program is stepping up its game again. In the past month, the program ...

Strength in Numbers

local women launch fundraising collective

Fri. May. 4th, 2018  |  Haley Wright

100 Women Who Care, a national giving organization with hundreds of chapters, will launch an Eau Claire Chapter on May 8 ...

On the Cover | May 2, 2018

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Joe Maurer

Fri. May. 4th, 2018

“Manoonmin is the Ojibwe name for wild rice. Looking at Lake Menomin as an impoundment for sediment and phosphorus and looking at the ‘Wetlands Bill’ which does not value these landscapes, I decided it would be worthy, or at least therapeutic, to imagine an alternate future ..."

Taking a Drink in Stride

World Beer Races combine running, brew-fest

Thu. May. 3rd, 2018  |  Kendra Lamer, photos by Kelsey Smith

The 2018 World Beer Races are here to put some extra hops in your stride. The timed races will kick off Saturday, May 19, in Altoona. Runners have the option of completing a 5K or 10K and will receive ...

The Place for Waste

here’s your guide to spring clean up disposal

Wed. May. 2nd, 2018  |  V1 Staff

The snow is finally gone, but we haven’t found our lovely lawns under all the leaves, thatch, and brush just yet. It’s time to break out the rake and get the yard into tip-top shape for hosting barbeques ...

Ash Borer 101

Wed. May. 2nd, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

The Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive species of beetle that infests and kills ash trees, was discovered in Eau Claire County in December of 2017. It’s been a slow crawl across the United States from Michigan ...

Bye-Bye, Bluegrass!

three low-maintenance alternatives to the traditional lawn

Wed. May. 2nd, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

Mowing got you down? Or are you looking to add a little diversity to your yard? There are a number of plants that make for excellent alternatives to your traditional grass lawn. You might have to sacrifice ...

Natural Vibes

don’t go chasin’ waterfalls – bring one to your own backyard

Wed. May. 2nd, 2018  |  V1 Staff

This stunning backyard waterfall completed by Green Oasis is a full outdoor living space. The flagstone patio is bordered with natural landscaping to fit in with the surrounding environment ...

Everyone Loves a Parade

annual Parade of Homes offers diverse price ranges, options for potential home-buyers

Wed. May. 2nd, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

you can’t buy it, then you’ll have to build it. That seems to be the lesson the red-hot local housing market is giving to potential homebuyers, who are frequently finding their would-be new dwellings snatched ...