Musical Chemistry

professor’s love ot music culminates in debut album

Fri. May. 17th, 2019  |  Nathan Hopp

On April 22, Dr. Jim Phillips released the debut album of his latest passion project. Titled Jim Phillips Project, Phase I, this unique collection of original songs is separated into nine different tracks ...

Software Scene

four Eau Claire software companies that aren’t Jamf, and what they’re up to

Fri. May. 17th, 2019  |  Josh Rizzo

If you live or work anywhere near Eau Claire, you know Jamf. You already know their success story. You already know how they’ve been instrumental, not only as an Apple management tool, but as ...

Plugged in to Talk

broadcaster launching topical talk show online

Fri. May. 17th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

A topical, local radio talk will return to the Chippewa Valley airwaves later this month – sort of ...

Three Hotels Will Add 300 Rooms to City

Fri. May. 17th, 2019  |  V1 Staff

Eau Claire could gain 300 new hotel rooms over the next few years if three planned projects reach fruition. Two of the new hotels are slated to be built on the site of the recently closed Clarion Hotel and Green Mill Restaurant ...

Motoring Around

Chippewa Vallians bust out mopeds for warm-weather cruising

Fri. May. 17th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Jean and Rolf Van Houten have been biking together for more than 30 years. The two retired teachers ride several miles every day from their Lake Altoona home, and then after supper they go out again ...

On the Cover | May 15, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Leland Brenholt

Fri. May. 17th, 2019

“My New Year’s resolution was (after almost a decade) to start painting again. I decided to re-do an assignment one of my instructors at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design ..."

Opening Shot | May 15, 2019

Fri. May. 17th, 2019  |  photos by Luong Huynh

ONE OF THE EDGIEST PHOTOS VOLUME ONE HAS EVER PUBLISHED. On Saturday, May 11, locals rappelled down the side of Banbury Place on Galloway Street near downtown Eau Claire to help raise money for the Children’s Dyslexia Center ...

Can You Hear It? It Sounds Like Summer

get ready for more summery local tunes in Phoenix Park

Fri. May. 17th, 2019  |  V1 Staff

Fourteen summers ago, the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series was born in the heart of Phoenix Park. What started as a fun way to celebrate our beautiful park and hard-working local musicians ...

17 Can’t-Miss Chippewa Falls Events

Thu. May. 16th, 2019  |  V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In Chippewa Falls, the calendar is filled to the brim with annual events, celebrations, and more! Here’s a compilation of 17 can’t-miss happenings over the next 12 months, including a 150th-birthday bash ...

Bridges of Valor

Chippewa Falls honors veterans with five bridges

Thu. May. 16th, 2019  |  Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

On Memorial Day in 2018, five bridges in Chippewa Falls were dedicated in honor of all five military service branches. The bridges, now called the Chippewa Falls Memorial Bridges ...

Stepping Up to Serve

Legacy Community Center supports locals with hot meals, charitable resources

Thu. May. 16th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In May, the Legacy Community Center in Chippewa Falls received a ton of corn on the cob – literally more than 2,000 pounds – as a donation. Almeada Sullivan, the meal coordinator at Agnes’ Table ...

Crafting Something Special

whatever your taste, Chippewa County breweries, distilleries, and wineries have something to savor

Thu. May. 16th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Whether you’re in the market for a Summer Shandy at the Leinie Lodge or a sip of something stronger from Chippewa River Distillery, Chippewa Falls has got the drink for you. Chippewa has craft ...

Celebrating a Century & a Half

at 150, Chippewa Falls is still young enough to party

Thu. May. 16th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The City of Chippewa Falls is preparing to launch into the climax of its sesquicentennial year with a series of parades, performances, and more Aug. 8-10. The Birthday Bash weekend, which starts ...

Double-Barrelled Strategy

Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation balances attracting outside investment, growing and gardening existing businesses

Thu. May. 16th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

Economic development programs can sometimes be described as a shotgun approach: spreading your efforts as far and wide as possible in an attempt to stir up positive economic activity ...

The Cost of Local Chicken

Thu. May. 16th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

A Chippewa Falls-raised certified organic chicken cost $5.39 a pound at Menomonie Market Food Co-op in early May. At the same time, an uncertified chicken raised in Pepin by Matt Buvala cost $4.99 a pound at Just Local Foods Co-op ...

Meat Me in Menomonie

Cut Rite Meat Shoppe offers local selection & expert advice

Wed. May. 15th, 2019  |  Danielle Zinsli, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Brent Hanson has been cutting meat since he was 16 years old. “I worked in a grocery store – worked my way into the meat department. And I’ve been doing it ever since,” said Hanson, who owns Cut Rite Meat Shoppe in Menomonie ...