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Wed. Jan. 7th, 2015

You Can Help Shape EC's Comprehensive Plan

by V1 Staff

Since last fall, an advisory committee has been hard at work updating the city of Eau Claire’s Comprehensive Plan. The plan – a virtual bible of community planning – is rewritten every decade or so, so the decisions made by community members ...

The Daily Shakedown

Sun. Jan. 4th, 2015

Sunday Event Picks (Jan. 4)

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

Thu. Jan. 1st, 2015

Happy New Year, Chippewa Valley

by V1 Staff

Here's to 2015, everyone. As we move forward into a new year, perhaps we should reflect upon to one we just finished. In quiz form. Check out our 2014 Year in Review Quiz and test your knowledge of local happenings ...

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Dec. 30th, 2014

Take Volume One's Year In Review Quiz!

by V1 Staff

Check it out! This year we threw our normal "Year In Review" feature out the window, and instead we've whipped up a fun quiz on local events from the past year. Take the quiz, share the quiz, and perhaps learn a thing or two as you dive into our ...

The Daily Shakedown

Sun. Dec. 28th, 2014

Sunday Event Picks (Dec. 28)

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.

Fri. Dec. 26th, 2014

Four Flying Eagles 
Aim for 2018 Olympics

by V1 Staff

“We have four Eau Claire natives, Flying Eagles members who are on the U.S. Ski Team and aiming for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, “ shared Zach Jastrow, a member of the Eau Claire Ski Club ..."

Tue. Dec. 23rd, 2014

129th Annual Silver Mine Invitational

by V1 Staff

The Flying Eagles are the feeder club for the Eau Claire Ski Club, one of the oldest ski clubs in the nation who are known internationally their ski jumping tournament. This year’s 129th Annual Silver Mine Invitational will be Friday and ...

The Daily Shakedown

Sun. Dec. 21st, 2014

Sunday Event Picks (Dec. 21)

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. Dec. 14th, 2014

Sunday Event Picks (Dec. 14)

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.

Wed. Dec. 10th, 2014

Award-Winning Poet Nye to Headline 2015 Book Fest

by V1 Staff

Fresh off a successful 2014 event, the organizers of the Chippewa Valley Book Festival aren’t resting on their literary laurels. They’ve already announced a headliner for their 2015 festival: internationally renowned Palestinian-American poet ...

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Dec. 10th, 2014

Music Quick Hits | Dec. 10, 2014

by V1 Staff, Ed Hudgins

The title of Lizzy Diane’s new album, Otherkin, is somewhat deceiving. People who consider themselves “otherkin” tend to believe that they are non-human, to some extent. However, upon listening to some sneak peeks of this record ...

The Daily Shakedown

Sun. Dec. 7th, 2014

Sunday Event Picks (Dec. 7)

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

Mon. Dec. 1st, 2014

8 Snow Sculpting Tips

by V1 Staff, illustrated by Beth Czech

We got some frosty advice on sculpting snow from local snow sculpting team The Starvin’ Carvists – the reigning US champions in the chilly art form!

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Nov. 28th, 2014

10 Good reasons to buy local

by V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the nation. The first Small Business Saturday was on November 27, 2010, and is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The US Senate first ...

Wed. Nov. 26th, 2014

Music Quick Hits | Nov. 27, 2014

by V1 Staff, photos by Tom Pellatt, Luong Huynh

some super short updates on the Chippewa Valley music scene

The Daily Shakedown

Sun. Nov. 16th, 2014

Sunday Event Picks (Nov. 16)

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.

Fri. Nov. 14th, 2014

Local Kids: What Does Santa Do All Day?

by V1 Staff

Over the years we’ve asked Chippewa Valley third-graders to ponder the season’s greatest questions, including “What does Santa do all day?” Here are some of the most creative peeks that young writers have given us ...

Fri. Nov. 14th, 2014

Beacon House Offers Families Shelter From the Cold

by V1 Staff

For more than a decade, Beacon House in downtown Eau Claire has provided a bright light of hope for Chippewa Valley families who find themselves homeless. The shelter, a collaborative effort among more than 20 local religious congregations ...

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Nov. 12th, 2014

Eau Claire Community Foundation highlights local philanthropy

by V1 Staff, photos by Jesse Johnson

Running November 12-18, the Eau Claire Community Foundation will join more than 700 similar organizations across across the country for Community Foundation Week. For 25 years, the effort has raised awareness about the increasingly important role ...

The Daily Shakedown

Sun. Nov. 9th, 2014

Sunday Event Picks (Nov. 9)

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

Mon. Nov. 3rd, 2014

TUESDAY: Get Your Vote On

by V1 Staff

Some big, huge ballot items are planned for Tuesday, November 4, including that lil' ol' governor's race. Polls are open between 7am and 8pm.

The Daily Shakedown

Sun. Nov. 2nd, 2014

Sunday Event Picks (Nov. 2)

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. Oct. 30th, 2014

Development Plans Sought for Downtown Sites

by V1 Staff

The Eau Claire Redevelopment Authority is looking for developers who’ve got good ideas for the future of the former post office and a nearby parking lot on North Barstow Street. The RDA, which owns the two downtown parcels, recently ...

The Daily Shakedown

Sun. Oct. 26th, 2014

Sunday Event Picks (Oct. 26)

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.

Mon. Oct. 20th, 2014

10 Real Chippewa Valley Haunts

by V1 Staff

paranormal investigator Chad Lewis shares some of the Chippewa Valley’s most chilling legends

The Daily Shakedown

Sun. Oct. 19th, 2014

Sunday Event Picks (Oct. 19)

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. Oct. 16th, 2014

Ice Age Trail Expands in Chippewa County

by V1 Staff

Wisconsin’s 1,200-mile hiking marvel, the Ice Age Trail, just got a little longer, thanks to hard-working volunteers. Last month, 149 volunteers put in more than 3,700 hours of labor to build 1.5 miles of new trail in Chippewa County ...

Thu. Oct. 16th, 2014

UWEC Alum Joins Cast of "Homeland" in New Season

by V1 Staff

Laila Robins, a 1981 graduate of UW-Eau Claire, will join the likes of Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin and Rupert Friend as she is cast in the upcoming season of Homeland, an Emmy-nominated series on Showtime. She will play ...

Thu. Oct. 16th, 2014

CVTC Gets $20M to Boost Health Training Statewide

by V1 Staff

Chippewa Valley Technical College has always had a strong health care program. Now it’s about to get stronger: CVTC will receive $20 million in federal grants to help it and the rest of the state’s tech schools boost health care education ...

Wed. Oct. 15th, 2014

Oakleaf Hospital Officially Opens Doors in Altoona

by V1 Staff

OakLeaf Surgical Hospital has officially relocated to a brand-spankin’-new 108,000-square-foot hospital just off U.S. 53 in Altoona’s River Prairie Development. The physician-owned hospital moved from its original location near ...

The Daily Shakedown

Sun. Oct. 12th, 2014

Sunday Event Picks (Oct. 12)

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

Wed. Oct. 1st, 2014

2014 Best of the Chippewa Valley: The results!

by V1 Staff

For the last eight years, we’ve turned to our readers – you guys – to chime in and speak up about your favorite places to eat, favorite bands in the area, favorite secret spots, favorite dishes at favorite restaurants in our ...