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Wed. May. 16th, 2018

Council Trims Fares for Low-Income Transit Riders

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Eau Claire City Council has voted to reduce Eau Claire Transit fares for low-income passengers starting this summer. Late last year, the council increased a single-trip cash bus fare from $1.50 to $1.75 ...

Wed. May. 16th, 2018

Temporary City Hall Move OK’d

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If you’ve driven down Farwell Street anytime over the past year you’ve likely noticed extensive exterior renovations going on at City Hall, 203 S. Farwell St. This summer, those renovations will turn inward ...

Wed. May. 2nd, 2018

The Place for Waste

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here’s your guide to spring clean up disposal

Wed. May. 2nd, 2018

Natural Vibes

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

Wed. Apr. 18th, 2018

Music Quick Hits | April 2018

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Announced last week, get ready for a new full length record from Chippewa Valley native Phil Cook. On June 1, Cook plans to kick off summer with People Are My Drug, a record about ...

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Apr. 4th, 2018

Prex Claires 2018 Lineup Unleashed

V1 Staff, photos by Luong Huynh

Today Blugold Radio released plans for 2018's 'Prex Claires' festivities, set for Thursday, July 5, revving things up for the Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival on July 6-7. Last year saw the first installment of Prex Claires, inviting music lovers – both local and from out-of-town – into downtown Eau Claire.

Wed. Mar. 21st, 2018

5 Numbers: Are We Too Cool for the Pool?

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Attendance dipped at the Fairfax Park Municipal Swimming Pool last summer, according to a report presented to the Eau Claire City Council in mid-March. The report blamed the decline on ...

Wed. Mar. 21st, 2018

Eau Claire Visitors Drive Record Room Tax Total

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Judging by the amount of room taxes collected, Eau Claire is a more popular destination than ever for tourists and other visitors. For the first time, room tax collections exceeded $2 million in ...

Tue. Mar. 20th, 2018

Family STEAM Challenge: Sprout House

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The sun is shining more, the temperatures are starting to rise and the puddles are starting to form. That means things are starting to grow! Let’s jump start the season by doing some easy growing INSIDE ...

Mon. Mar. 19th, 2018

When Should Children Have Their First Dental Visit?

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Before the rest of the information, it is important that you keep your teeth clean starting in pregnancy. Decay is passed from the main caregiver to the child. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry ...

Mon. Mar. 19th, 2018

Have No Fear, Spring Break Is Nearly Here!

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It's hard to believe, but spring break is right around the corner. Public school districts in the Chippewa Valley offer varying dates for spring break, so take a look at the list below and get these dates on ...

Mon. Mar. 19th, 2018

Essay Contest Asks Teens What Diversity Means to Them

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An essay contest about equity, diversity, and inclusion will award cash prizes to Chippewa Valley high school students. The Mahmoud S. Taman Foundation recently announced its 2018 essay contest for students in ...

Mon. Mar. 19th, 2018

Eggs-Actly What You Need to Welcome Easter

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The leftover Valentine’s candy may still be on the store shelves, but it’s never too early to plot your strategy for searching out Easter eggs. The Ninth Annual Chippewa Valley Easter Egg Hunt will be ...

Mon. Mar. 19th, 2018

Chamber Program Seeks Young Leaders

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Do you know a high school sophomore who would seize an opportunity to develop his or her leadership skills to help the community? Youth Leadership Eau Claire, a program of the Eau Claire Area Chamber ...

Tue. Mar. 6th, 2018

Music Quick Hits | March 2018

V1 Staff, photos by Lee Butterworth

English folk trio The Staves recently dropped a digital-only EP of six songs recorded at local studio Pine Hollow as they kick off a tour of Australia and New Zealand. The collection is simply called Pine Hollow and consists ...

Fri. Jan. 26th, 2018

Brand New Year, Brand New Little One

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Baylee Avery and her husband, Joe, are welcoming the new year with a new addition to their family: baby Henry was born at the end of November, joining a big brother, 3-year-old Charles. While having a newborn may ...

Fri. Jan. 26th, 2018

Craft Time: Miro and Lines

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If you’d like, start with inspiration from one of these books (both available via the public library): Lines That Wiggle by Candace Whitman or When a Line Bends ... a Shape Begins by Rhonda Gowler Greene ...

Fri. Jan. 26th, 2018

Family STEAM Challenge: The Mysteries of Ice

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Surprise: It’s still winter! Wisconsin winters seem to last forever, and those kiddos want to get out and play. Not only do their bodies struggle with less activity, so does their brain. So let’s get them both ...

Fri. Jan. 26th, 2018

Can Stress Lead to a Heart Attack for Women?

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Many people underestimate the impact that stress can have on the body, especially the heart. Risk factors for coronary artery disease, including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and obesity, affect both ...

Fri. Jan. 26th, 2018

6 Tips for Staying Safe on Wintry Roads

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Weather conditions in Wisconsin change often. Each year the Eau Claire Police Department responds to dozens of crashes as a result of drivers not preparing themselves for driving in snowy or icy conditions ...

Fri. Jan. 26th, 2018

Take a Snow Day: Here's When Locals Are off School

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It is hard to believe the holidays are over and the much-needed long breaks associated with the first semester are done and over with. But don’t fret! There are a few breaks built into each public school ...

Fri. Jan. 26th, 2018

Take Steps to Keep Carbon Monoxide out of Your Home

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Just as you protect your family from the cold when they’re outside during the winter, you should be safeguarding them from carbon monoxide poisoning when they’re inside. “During this time of year ...

Fri. Jan. 26th, 2018

Post Holiday Season Un-Decorate Responsibly!

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Not a big fan of letting this year’s Christmas tree rot in the backyard? We don’t blame you. Do you cringe every time you hear the burnt-out strand of lights hit the bottom of the garbage can? So do we ...

Fri. Jan. 26th, 2018

We Believe in Winter and What It Can Bring

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Here at Chippewa Valley Family, we believe in winter. It’s an easy thing to complain about. It’s easy to curse the cold. The slush. The rock-hard ice on your windshield and the wet pile of coats and boots ...

Fri. Jan. 26th, 2018

Creating an Authentic Community in the Valley

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A native of the Milwaukee area, Kyran Hamill found a community to call home when he came to the Chippewa Valley to attend UW-Eau Claire in 1998 ...

Fri. Jan. 26th, 2018

5 Interesting Numbers About Local Permits?

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Construction is booming in the City of Eau Claire, at least judging by the volume of permits issued by the city’s Inspection Services Division in 2017. The value of permits issued exceeded the all-time record ...

Thu. Jan. 25th, 2018

Construction Starts for New UWEC Dorm

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Preparatory work has begun on the first new dorm built on the UW-Eau Claire campus in nearly 20 years. During the week of Jan. 15, fences were installed around the project’s staging area on what ...

Thu. Jan. 25th, 2018

Foundation Sponsors Diversity Essay Contest for Teens

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An essay contest about equity, diversity, and inclusion will award cash prizes to Chippewa Valley high school students. The Mahmoud S. Taman Foundation recently announced its 2018 essay contest for ...

Thu. Jan. 25th, 2018

Wedding Shots: Love Rains Down

V1 Staff, photos by Leslie Duffy

The rain didn’t stop the lovely Britt and Devaen Randall from enjoying their special day – isn’t rain good luck on your wedding day? The bridal party wore classic black and the ladies carried beautiful red roses from Avalon Floral ...

Fri. Jan. 12th, 2018

Event Will Celebrate King Day

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Several Eau Claire organizations have come together to host a commemoration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 15. The ceremony will take place at 6pm at St. James the Greater ...

Fri. Jan. 12th, 2018

Mabel Tainter Dismisses Director, Seeks New Leader

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The Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie is in search of a new executive director after dismissing Steve Renfree effective Dec. 29. The historic theater’s board of directors didn’t indicate a specific ...

The Lakely Gets Old Fashioned With Supper Club Dinner Series (Jan. 12-21)

Wed. Jan. 3rd, 2018

The Lakely is gearing up for 10 days dedicated to recreating the nostalgic Wisconsin Supper Club experience, January 12-21.

2017 Year in Review: Locals On the Spot

Wed. Jan. 3rd, 2018

We put some Chippewa Valley citizens on the spot with our Year in Review quiz questions to see how much they remember about last year. More questions ...

Fri. Dec. 29th, 2017

Downtown Foodie Tour Wins Idea Challenge

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A new business that hopes to offer food and history tours of downtown Eau Claire was chosen as the grand prize winner of the Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corp.’s annual Idea Challenge ...

Tue. Dec. 26th, 2017

Just Local Food Cooks Up Plans for New Space

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Just Local Food Cooperative in downtown Eau Claire will soon announce plans for relocating and expanding into a new, 9,000-square-foot space. The downtown grocery store hopes to reveal its new location in January ...

Tue. Dec. 26th, 2017

Nature School Considered for Little Red

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Could more project-based learning opportunities be coming to the Chippewa Valley? That’s the hope of a group of Eau Claire parents who have banded together to propose transforming the former Little Red Elementary School ...

Wed. Dec. 13th, 2017

UWEC, UW-Stout Set to Launch New Grads

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A flurry of mortarboards will fly skyward on Saturday, Dec. 16, as two Chippewa Valley universities hold end-of-year graduation ceremonies. Commencement exercises for 665 students at UW-Eau Claire will be held in Zorn Arena ...