UWEC Ranks High on U.S. News College List

Wed. Sep. 21st, 2016

by V1 Staff

UW-Eau Claire has another reason to celebrate this fall (other than its centennial, of course): For the 22nd year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked UWEC as one of the best public regional universities ...

Swimming With the Big Fish

Wed. Sep. 21st, 2016

by Tom Giffey

Musky Tank Monthly Mixers aimed at budding entrepreneurs

Have an idea for a new blockbuster business? Get ready to dive into the mix with Musky Tank Monthly Mixers, a new series of social, educational, and networking opportunities for Chippewa Valley entrepreneurs ...

Ready, Set, Startup!

Wed. Sep. 21st, 2016

by Tom Giffey

entrepreneurs invited to launch ideas in one short weekend with Startup 48

Chippewa Valley entrepreneurs are getting together soon for another 48 hours – and we’re not talking about the old buddy cop flick. Participants will gather Oct. 14-16 at JAMF Software in downtown ...

Little Bits of Grace

Wed. Sep. 21st, 2016

by Mike Paulus, Raquel Dorf, photos by Andrea Paulseth

new Michael Perry book compiles best Roughneck Grace columns

If you ever called him a “celebrity” to his face, area writer and humorist Michael Perry would probably reply with his trademark humility, his deep voice murmuring something about pig farming or raising chickens. Over the years ...

Clearing up the Poverty Picture

Wed. Sep. 21st, 2016

by Tom Giffey

Clear Vision plans community summit on poverty-related problems

On the international stage, summits are held to address the most troublesome problems: war, climate change, nuclear proliferation, and the like ...

Eau Claire's Creative Example

Wed. Sep. 21st, 2016

by Tom Giffey

music summit, economic development gathering focus on Valley’s successes

Economic development leaders, both local and from across the state, are turning their ears to the impact music has had on the economy of the Chippewa Valley. The success of the region’s musicians ...

4 Things From the New York Times Profile of Bon Iver

Wed. Sep. 21st, 2016

by Eric Christenson

On Wednesday, The New York Times published an expansive profile on Bon Iver and Justin Vernon – The Blessed, Cursed Life of Bon Iver – talking with Vernon about his struggles with the music industry, his unique path to notoriety, and the experimental production techniques ...

A Box of Clues

Wed. Sep. 21st, 2016

by BJ Hollars, photos by BJ Hollars

on a historical hunt, books uncovered, records spun, and a resurrection gone awry

Let me tell you how I first met Fannie Ingram Schwahn. How I was browsing the local antique store a few summers back when there, buried amid the flotsam and jetsam, I came upon a wedding ...

Why Are 3 Key State Gatherings Coming to Eau Claire?

Wed. Sep. 21st, 2016

by Nick Meyer

Word about what’s happening in Eau Claire is spreading around Wisconsin. Over the next six weeks, three major conferences will be held downtown at the request of leaders from throughout the state ...

Opening Shot | Sept. 21, 2016

Wed. Sep. 21st, 2016

photos by Timothy Mather

AISLE SEE YOU AT THE BEATLES CONCERT. Fans of the Fab Four were dancing in the aisles – literally – when 1964: The Tribute brought its uncanny cover show to a jam-packed State Theatre Sept. 17.

On the Cover | Sept. 21, 2016

Wed. Sep. 21st, 2016

learn more about V1's cover art from Jan Killian

"Alcohol Ink has become my passion! I was immediately attracted to the vivid colors and the challenge of attempting to gain control of this free-flowing ink on non-porous surface. I have been painting with the inks daily for the last two years on Yupo ..."

'Kinetic Sculpture' Wins Award, Will Stay in Eau Claire

Tue. Sep. 20th, 2016

by Tom Giffey

The swirling, eye-catching creation by a Wisconsin artist has been selected as this year’s winner of the People’s Choice Award for the Sculpture Tour Eau Claire. With paper and online ballots, voters selected ...

Consultant: Downtown Block Best Suited for Public Market

Tue. Sep. 20th, 2016

by Tom Giffey

A multi-tenant indoor market focused on local food and paired with a specialty grocery store is a viable option for downtown Eau Claire, according to a feasibility study recently presented to the Eau Claire City Council ...

The Night Market – An indoor-outdoor maker market and sale series

Mon. Sep. 19th, 2016

by Local Store Shopkeep

Fridays in Sept. & Oct. • 6pm-9pm • @The Local Store and Volume One Gallery ... and Courtyard! • 15% OFF STOREWIDE • Every Week: local makers • local food trucks • fire pit • live music • hot cider & snack samples • pre-holiday savings

GOODBYE, GAP: Federal funds will complete missing Old Abe Trail miles

Mon. Sep. 19th, 2016

by Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Even though the Chippewa Valley has become increasingly friendly for bicyclists in recent years, there’s still something missing – literally: There’s a 2.4-mile gap in what otherwise would be a continuous trail system connecting ...

East Hill Horror

Fri. Sep. 16th, 2016

by Stephanie Turner

a ghost story with historical roots