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Wed. May. 13th, 2015

Chippewa Falls School Again to Seek Superintendant

by V1 Staff

The Chippewa Falls School District will soon be looking for a new top administrator. Brad Saron, who has served as superintendent for two years, announced April 29 that he had accepted the same job with the Sun Prairie School District ...

Wed. May. 13th, 2015

Eau Claire Transit Considers Summer Downtown Bus Loop

by V1 Staff

Getting around in downtown Eau Claire might be easier than ever this summer: The Eau Claire Transit Commission is considering adding to its downtown service area in the coming months ...

Wed. May. 13th, 2015

UW-Stout Hires New 'Chief Academic Officer'

by V1 Staff

UW-Stout will have a new “chief academic officer” beginning this summer. Patrick Guilfoile will become the Menomonie-based university’s provost and vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs on July 1 ...

Wed. May. 13th, 2015

Clear Vision Eau Claire a Finalist for National Honor

by V1 Staff

An organization dedicated to getting Eau Claire residents more engaged in their community is a finalist for a national good-government award. Clear Vision Eau Claire, a civic engagement and community planning group, is one of four finalists for the Ash Innovations in Public Engagement in Government Award, which is given annually by the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University ...

Fri. May. 1st, 2015

8 Quirky Wisconsin Museums

by V1 Staff

Whether it’s mustard, accordions, or angels, Wisconsinites have a unique way of taking a hobby and turning it into an exhibit hall. Our state is home to an eclectic mix of museums that go beyond the ordinary and are the product of a passionate person with a vision: a vision so ...

Thu. Apr. 30th, 2015

Time to Spruce Up Downtown

by V1 Staff

Spring cleaning isn’t just for your own home and yard: City streets, parks, and sidewalks need some springtime love, too. If you can push a broom, pick up trash, or squirt Windex, Downtown Eau Claire wants your help for the annual Our City Spring Clean-Up ...

Thu. Apr. 30th, 2015

Visit Eau Claire Wants Bigger Share of Room Tax

by V1 Staff

Visit Eau Claire, the region’s tourism promotion agency, wants to tap into a larger share of the motel room taxes generated in the city of Eau Claire. Currently, Visit Eau Claire gets 56 percent of these taxes, which amount to about $969,000 last year ...

Mon. Apr. 13th, 2015

Music Quick Hits | Apr. 15, 2015

by V1 Staff

Eau Claire’s premiere bluegrass outfit, Evergreen Grass Band, is currently kickstarting funds to finally release a second full-length album. The band’s first album, For Sheriff came out in 2010, and the band has toured relentlessly ...

Mon. Apr. 13th, 2015

Recount Possible After Eight Votes Separate Candidates

by V1 Staff

A recount is possible in an Eau Claire City Council race after initial vote totals showed a mere eight votes separated incumbent Councilman Bob Von Haden and challenger Sandra McKinney. According to unofficial totals from the April 7 spring ...

Mon. Apr. 13th, 2015

Retirement Incentive Pulls in 115 UWEC Faculty, Staff

by V1 Staff

A proposed “voluntary separation” program to help UW-Eau Claire trim its budget in the face of a pending state cut has attracted 115 applicants, Chancellor James Schmidt says. Under the plan, employees have agreed to retire from the university ...

Mon. Apr. 13th, 2015

Business Award Named to Honor Mishefske

by V1 Staff

The top award in a competition designed to foster downtown Eau Claire businesses has been named in honor of a man who devoted his career to helping local entrepreneurs. The grand prize in the annual Jump-Start Business Competition will now be ...

The Daily Shakedown

Sun. Apr. 12th, 2015

Sunday Event Picks (April 12)

by V1 Staff, photos by Frank H. Robinson

From early in the morning and into the night – a lot of fine quality events occurring on Sunday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Thu. Apr. 2nd, 2015

Music Quick Hits | April 1, 2015

by V1 Staff

Kalispell – the folk project of former local Shane Leonard (Field Report) – is finally about to release a second LP called Printer’s Son. Leonard launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise recording funds almost two years ago. Kickstarter donors ...

Tue. Mar. 31st, 2015

Restoration Complete

by V1 Staff

The crew over at Fast Freddie’s Rod Shop recently completed the restoration of a 1930s-era school bus. Eau Claire’s Student Transit commissioned owner Fred Kappus and his team to fix up the vintage bus. ECST owned the bus since the 1970s when ...

Tue. Mar. 31st, 2015

Towers Renovation Funds Move Forward

by V1 Staff

Funding for a long-awaited upgrade of one of UW-Eau Claire’s nearly 50-year-old dorms has moved a step closer to reality. On March 24, the Wisconsin State Building Commission approved a recommendation from the UW System to spend $33 million to ...

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Mar. 13th, 2015

6 Great Chippewa Valley Hikes

by V1 Staff

What's that you say? You'd like to get outside? You'd like to suck some fresh spring air right into your lungs? Well, OK, then. Here're some great places to do that. And some of them are right in Eau Claire. Just make sure to check if the trails are thawed and open!

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Mar. 11th, 2015

Confluence Project Funding: Taking the Next Step

by V1 Staff

With Tuesday's announcement that Eau Claire business Commonweal Development is donating $100,000 toward the proposed Confluence Project performing arts center, you may be wondering where things are, exactly, as far as funding is concerned ...

The Daily Shakedown

Sun. Mar. 8th, 2015

Sunday Event Picks (Mar. 8)

by V1 Staff

From early in the morning and into the night – a lot of fine quality events occurring on Sunday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Mar. 6th, 2015

Beautiful and Treacherous

by V1 Staff

The pedestrian footbridge connecting Water St. to campus made headlines early in its history when students, not realizing the danger of jumping off into the water, passed away. “Every four to five years, we have an almost complete turnover ...

Tue. Mar. 3rd, 2015

Will You Be My Good Neighbor?

by V1 Staff

‘renter’ can sometimes be a dirty word, but you can work to transcend these stereotypes

Tue. Mar. 3rd, 2015

Know Your Neighborhoods

by V1 Staff

Just getting acquainted with Eau Claire or thinking of moving off campus? Here are some ’hoods you should know.

Tue. Mar. 3rd, 2015

When to Buy and When to Sell

by V1 Staff

there’s no magic to the Chippewa Valley real estate market, but these simple tips can help buyers and sellers

Tue. Mar. 3rd, 2015

Living Above

by V1 Staff

living downtown can often mean living above something; we talked to a handful of residents about their experiences being the upstairs neighbor

Tue. Mar. 3rd, 2015

Living It Up Downtown

by V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Downtown Eau Claire Inc.’s annual Urban Living Tour showcases the coolest central-city dwellings

Tue. Mar. 3rd, 2015

Downtown Honors Go to JAMF, The Plus, and The Local Store

by V1 Staff

Oh, and speaking of JAMF Software (see item above), they also brought home some kudos from the annual Downtown Eau Claire Inc. awards banquet Feb. 25. The firm’s new downtown office building was selected as Development of the Year ...

Tue. Mar. 3rd, 2015

JAMF a Paragon of Business, Economic Development Group Says

by V1 Staff

In addition to being one of the most buzzed-about local businesses to come along in years, JAMF software is now a local award-winner. The software firm recently received the Paragon Award from the Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corp. ...

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Mar. 3rd, 2015

Welcome to the (Wagner's Volleyball) Thunderdome

by V1 Staff

Wagner’s Lanes in Eau Claire will soon be able to operate its volleyball leagues year-round. On Monday, its owners got permission from the city Plan Commission to build an inflatable 35-foot-tall dome to shield the outdoor volleyball courts from the

The Daily Shakedown

Sun. Mar. 1st, 2015

Sunday Event Picks (Mar. 1)

by V1 Staff

From early in the morning and into the night – a lot of fine quality events occurring on Sunday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Thu. Feb. 26th, 2015

Madison leads state in bus ridership, Eau Claire running behind

by James Johonnott, V1 Staff

A recent WPR report on Wisconsin mass transit in 2014 has found that Madison has had a notable uptick in bus ridership over the past year. Madison Metro has observed that this is due to an increase in millennial bus ridership ...

The Daily Shakedown

Sun. Feb. 22nd, 2015

Sunday Event Picks (Feb. 22)

by V1 Staff

From early in the morning and into the night – a lot of fine quality events occurring on Sunday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

The Daily Shakedown

Sun. Feb. 15th, 2015

Sunday Event Picks (Feb. 15)

by V1 Staff

From early in the morning and into the night – a lot of fine quality events occurring on Sunday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.