Artistic Evolution

Eaux Claires Troix’s art program is focused on interaction

Thu. Jun. 1st, 2017  |  Eric Christenson, photos by Lee Butterworth, Luong Huynh

In the last two iterations of the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, the bands were good. OK, they were great. But what truly made the whole shebang unique and magical was the artists ...

All Along the River

a journey down the Chippewa in time, space, and memory

Thu. Jun. 1st, 2017  |  Tom Giffey

For more than 40 years, the current of the Chippewa River has pulled at Richard Cornell’s mind – and at his heart. He first felt the tug on a February day in 1976 ...

Music Quick Hits | June 2017

Thu. Jun. 1st, 2017  |  Eric Christenson

Local sound engineer Evan Middlesworth and owner of Pine Hollow Audio just announced he’s joining the sound team for critically-acclaimed indie rock band The National ...

Mother's Day Music

Bo Weber pens album Wendy for his late mother

Thu. Jun. 1st, 2017  |  Nikki Lanzer

This Mother’s Day, Minneapolis musician Bo Weber will skip out on the flowers and chocolate to give his mom something a little more personal – a self-produced album written in her memory ...

Short 'N Sweet

Pat Keen’s new collection packs a ton of punch in about 20 minutes

Thu. Jun. 1st, 2017  |  Eric Christenson, photos by Jesse Johnson

Pat Keen was looking to shoot some press photos to accompany his brand new debut LP, Albatross. The cover of his 2015 record Leaving showed him emerging from a hot tub with an uncomfortable grimace on his face. He wanted to keep the “wet” theme consistent ...

RDA Outlining Block 7 Vision

Thu. Jun. 1st, 2017  |  V1 Staff

The Eau Claire Redevelopment Authority is developing its own vision for one of the last vacant pieces of property in the North Barstow Street neighborhood. At its May 17 meeting, the RDA voted to hire SDS Architects ...

Businesses, Citizens Given City Green Awards

Thu. Jun. 1st, 2017  |  V1 Staff

Several Eau Claire businesses, students, and civic leaders will receive Sustainable Eau Claire Awards from the city’s Sustainability Advisory Committee on June 5. It’s the second time the committee has handed out awards ...

Discover Wisconsin Features Chippewa Falls

Thu. Jun. 1st, 2017  |  V1 Staff

An upcoming episode of the travel TV series Discover Wisconsin will feature Chippewa Falls in a starring role. The episode, titled “Chippewa Falls – Pure Fun For Everyone,” will premiere on the weekend ...

Campus Footbridge Closed for Summer

Thu. Jun. 1st, 2017  |  V1 Staff

Pedestrians and bicyclists have lost one of Eau Claire’s most scenic shortcuts, at least until the end of August. The Chippewa River footbridge – which links the two sections of lower campus ...

Chronic Senioritis

planning Senior Skip Day gives high school students a taste of ‘real world’ complexity

Thu. Jun. 1st, 2017  |  Eric Rasmussen

For proof of how local young people have grown during their years in the Eau Claire Area School District, we only need to look at one piece of evidence: the planning of the annual Senior Skip Day ...

Opening Shot | May 31, 2017

Thu. Jun. 1st, 2017  |  photos by Shane Newman

A GREAT SPOT TO TAKE IN THE RIVER. Along with many areas around the Chippewa Valley, Phoenix Park in downtown Eau Claire saw considerable flooding in mid-May as the Chippewa and Eau Claire Rivers swelled.

'Round Here Summer Means Music

Thu. Jun. 1st, 2017  |  Nick Meyer

The great Wisconsin summer is upon us, and in the Chippewa Valley that comes with a healthy dose of music. For decades now music has been a big tradition here in the summer, but this last decade has seen an explosion ...

Get in Gear for Bike Week 2017

pedal-powered events include baseball, brewery rides

Wed. May. 31st, 2017  |  Katy Macek, photos by Michael Lundebrek

Biking is more than a mode of transportation. It’s a way to explore and connect with the community, and also take things a little easier on the environment ...

The Real McCoy

retiring chamber chief reflects on how EC has changed – and how it hasn’t

Wed. May. 31st, 2017  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Just as the economic climate in cities such as Eau Claire has evolved over the past few decades, so have the ways in which civic leaders attempt to recruit and retain businesses ...

Sweet Inspiration

Ramone’s Ice Cream Parlor opens in downtown Eau Claire

Wed. May. 31st, 2017  |  Mike Paulus, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A cold, rainy, Wisconsin afternoon doesn’t sound like the ideal conditions for opening an ice cream shop. But on Saturday, May 20, despite her best efforts, not even Mother Nature could dampen the opening ...

2 Can't Miss Big Local Shows

Wed. May. 31st, 2017  |  V1 Staff, photos by Kelsey Smith

Earlier this month, it was announced that The House of Rock, the long-running rock club staple of the Eau Claire music scene, will be shutting its doors for good. The venerable Water Street venue has long been home to Decadent Cabaret ...

5 Top-Notch Music Festivals Within Driving Range

Wed. May. 31st, 2017  |  V1 Staff

This will be the 50th year of Milwaukee’s Summerfest, billed as the “World’s Largest Music Festival”. An incredible lineup of top-notch headliners featuring performances by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paul Simon ...

Well, This Is Embarrassing

Wed. May. 31st, 2017  |  Mike Paulus

Google wanted to find out what words the people in each of our 50 glorious States of the Union have trouble spelling ...

Spring Break

Fri. May. 26th, 2017  |  Brady Foust

Two days out / Through Birmingham headed for Memphis / To swing east again to see my mother / Who had sent me away to break my will. / Then back to Knoxville with none the wiser

Fairfax Pool Opens for Season on May 27

Thu. May. 25th, 2017  |  V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Dive into summer as Fairfax Pool opens for the season Saturday, May 27. The outdoor pool will be open from 2 to 6pm May 27, Saturday and May 28, Sunday, and then from noon to 6pm Monday, May 29, before resuming its regular season schedule.

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