The Oxbow, Haymarket Win Downtownys

Thu. Mar. 9th, 2017

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

You like the Oxbow – you really like it! That’s the takeaway from the Ninth Annual Downtown Eau Claire Awards – a.k.a. the Downtownys ...

Living Her Best Life

Thu. Mar. 9th, 2017

Darrion Behrendt, photos by Andrea Paulseth

singer/songwriter’s debut EP inspired by local DIY spirit

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but if we’re being honest it also seems as if the same would go for creating an EP. Caitlin McGarvey has been learning that and other lessons over the past yea ras she built her very first EP from the ground up ...

Eaux Claires Announces 2017 Day-to-Day Lineup

Thu. Mar. 9th, 2017

Eric Christenson, photos by Lee Butterworth

Just over three months away, the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival announced their day-to-day lineup today for year three on June 16 and 17 with headliners Chance The Rapper, Paul Simon with yMusic, Wilco, Feist, and John Prine ...

Citywide April Fools Day Pillow Fight Returns w/ Big Prizes

Thu. Mar. 9th, 2017

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

On Saturday, April 1, 2017 Volume One will revive its citywide April Fools’ Day Pillow Fight in downtown Eau Claire, Wis. The huge community pillowfight used to be an annual tradition, held each April 1 from 2006 through 2012 until the squishy brawl went on indefinite hiatus ...

Budget Delays UWEC Projects

Tue. Mar. 7th, 2017

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Walker’s plan delays Haas, Governors Hall renovations

Several Chippewa Valley construction projects – including two at UW-Eau Claire – won’t get state funding over the next two years if Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed capital budget becomes law ...