Issue #267 November 13, 2014

Web Series Gets Couch Potatoes Ready for Deer Hunting

Deer hunting season is upon us and as folks get ready to head into the woods, most are thinking more about bagging that 30-point buck than about the strain the unusual physical activity will put on their couch-bound bodies ...

Issue #266 October 30, 2014

Yoga Classes Will Raise Funds for Free Clinic

Yoga is promoted as a practice that can help one’s mind, body, and spirit; now it’s helping the community, too. That’s the motivation behind a series of monthly classes being launched by Eau Claire yoga teacher Sarah Kay Thearin ...

DVD Mixes Cardio, Core – and Indie Rock

Every good workout needs a great soundtrack, and a new locally created exercise DVD will do just that. Jeff Rogers of Rogcity Fitness, sometimes known as “Bon Iver’s personal trainer,” has been working on his second music-infused workout ...

Issue #265 October 16, 2014

Ice Age Trail Expands in Chippewa County

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 ...

Express Alum Pitches Big-League No-Hitter

Early in their history, the Eau Claire Express had back-to-back losing seasons in 2005 and 2006. The following year, however, brought a silver lining: Pitcher Jordan Zimmermann, who went 4-2 in 10 starts for the Express in 2006, became ...

Fall Harvest 2014
Football Fever 2014

Local Talent

a list of locals – who were either born, raised, or educated here – who went pro

Issue #262 September 4, 2014
Issue #261 August 21, 2014
Issue #260 August 7, 2014
Issue #259 July 24, 2014

Signature Golf

exploring the signature holes of some great local golf courses

Pet Project 2014

New Dog Park Coming Soon?

Dogs need exercise too – even in the dog days of summer – and that’s where dog parks come in. Eau Claire’s off-lease recreation area, also known as the Otter Creek Dog Park, provides pooches with nine acres in which to chase their own ...

Issue #257 June 26, 2014
Health & Fitness Summer 2014

Rogcity's Downtown Workout Tour

You don’t always have time to get to the gym. And on top of that, sometimes it’s nice to get outside and bask in the beauty of your community. Luckily, our downtown is ripe with workout options that don’t require a treadmill or even a dumbbell...

So Long, Suckers: what to do about wisco bugs

Getting outside for exercise or recreation this time of year can put you in touch with Mother Nature’s most bountiful gifts to Wisconsin: Bright summer sunshine. Lush forest pathways. Enormous bloodthirsty mosquitoes. Notice we ...

Local Tips for Buying Your New Bike

Now that the summer season has hit the Chippewa Valley, it’s time again for riders to take to their bikes and hit the trails! Volume One asked some local bike shops what they would recommend for young adults looking to get some fitness in now ...

Alone Together: Some Runners Find Strength in Numbers

Running can be a solitary sport. You don’t need teammates or coaches. You don’t need opponents. Other than shoes – and, these days, probably an iPod – you don’t need gear. All you need is the willingness to pound your feet on the pavement ...

Issue #256 June 12, 2014
Issue #253 May 1, 2014
Outdoor Adventures (Spring 2014)

A River Adventure for Kids

Calling all Indiana Jones enthusiasts and Dora the Explorers ages 8 to 16 for the annual Chippewa River Adventure Camp on Saturday, April 26, from 8:30am to 4pm at Round Hill near Durand. “I love the outdoors,” says Sam Worple ...

Holy Snowshoes, Eau Claire!

I know we’re pretty sick of snow by now, and the mere mention of the word is becoming forbidden, but bear with me for a moment, because this is pretty exciting. The United States Snowshoe Association has chosen Eau Claire to host ...

Spirit of Adventure

the people you meet in the great outdoors put nature’s value in perspective

Trails On Trial

some local rail trails may be at risk after a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling

Issue #252 April 17, 2014

A River Adventure for Kids

Calling all Indiana Jones enthusiasts and Dora the Explorers ages 8 to 16 for the annual Chippewa River Adventure Camp on Saturday, April 26, from 8:30am to 4pm at Round Hill near Durand. “I love the outdoors,” says Sam Worple ...

Holy Snowshoes, Eau Claire!

I know we’re pretty sick of snow by now, and the mere mention of the word is becoming forbidden, but bear with me for a moment, because this is pretty exciting. The United States Snowshoe Association has chosen Eau Claire to host ...

Spirit of Adventure

the people you meet in the great outdoors put nature’s value in perspective

Trails On Trial

some local rail trails may be at risk after a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling

Issue #250 March 20, 2014
Issue #249 March 6, 2014
Health & Fitness 2014

Dancing Up a Storm

Dance like nobody’s watching. This statement is cutesy, trite, and meant to be a metaphor. But darn it, I’m taking it literally, and that’s why I’ve spent almost every Saturday morning for the last two months at Zumba class ...

Issue #245 Jan. 9, 2014
Winter Fun 2013

What to Do at the New Pinehurst Park

If you want to ski, sled, snowboard, skate, or snowshoe in the Chippewa Valley, look no further than Pinehurst Park on Eau Claire’s north side. Over the past year a dedicated group of volunteers has put in countless hours transforming ...

Catchin’ the Red Eye

IT’S A PRETTY UNIQUE THRILL to be skiing down a mountain, poles up bouncing off the fresh powder as you guide yourself through the pristine winter scene. For the last 40 years, the Red Eye Ski Club has pursued that exact feeling, taking trips ...

Issue #239 Oct. 10, 2013
Issue #237 Sept. 12, 2013
Issue #236 August 29, 2013
Issue #233 July 18, 2013

The Return of the Rock-N-Roll Kickball Classic

It’s back, baby. After a year hiatus, the much-begged-for Rock-n-Roll Kickball Classic will return this September in all its glory. The two day festival and kickball tournament will run Friday and Saturday Sept. 6-7 at Cinder City Park in Altoona ...

Issue #232 July 4, 2013
Issue #231 June 20, 2013

Free-use Floatation

Every summer there are tragic headlines about deaths on some of the many waterways in Wisconsin, deaths that often are entirely preventable. A new loaner life jacket program is aimed at keeping these waterways safer ...

Issue #230 June 6, 2013

Over the Top

National Armwrestling Championship comes to Eau Claire

Issue #229 May 23, 2013

Going for Gold

There’s gold in them thar hills” – and rivers and streams. Learn how to pan for gold at the Prospecting for Gold class Saturday, June 1, from 9:30 to 11:30am at the Wise Nature Center of the Beaver Creek Reserve near Fall Creek. Mike Wiersma ...

Issue #228 May 9, 2013
Outdoor Adventures (Spring & Summer 2013)
Issue #227 April 25, 2013

Time to De-trash the Forest

The heavy-duty junk – stuff like tires, appliances, and even hazardous waste – illegally dumped in the Eau Claire County Forest has prompted a heavy-duty cleanup. The Our...

Issue #225 Mar. 28, 2013
Issue #224 Mar. 14, 2013

Stepping Up

unique troupe taps into on 100-year-old dance rituals

Issue #222 Feb. 14, 2013
Issue #219 Dec. 27, 2012
Winter Fun 2012

The EC Curling Club: Sweep-Sweeping Away Since 1876

If you’re looking for something unique to do in the winter that is inside yet also on ice, check out curling. Curling is a very social winter sport that can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities. The Eau Claire Curling Club is nothing new ...

Kids & Families - Winter 2012
Issue #215 Nov. 1, 2012

British adventurer to speak at The Grand Theatre

Some days I wish an old wizard would knock on my door and offer to take me on an adventure. Dave Cornthwaite did not wait for wizard tricks to spark his imagination. He stepped out his front door and starting going on adventures all on his own ...

Outdoor Adventures (Fall/Winter 2012)
Rethinking Our Rivers

River Videos

a collection of videos to keep you rolling down the river

Fall Harvest 2012

Take a Hike

see the leaves, feel the sun, suck some of the crisp autumn air

Issue #209 Aug. 9, 2012
Issue #208 July 26, 2012

A Cut Above

U.S. Chainsaw Sculpture Championships return to EC

Issue # 206 June 28, 2012

Two-wheel Parking

Every tried to wrangle your bike lock around a massive tree trunk? Or wandered aimlessly looking for a rack, only to settle for a sign or a railing? Put your frustrations aside, because there will (likely) soon be a standard amount of space ...

Issue #203 May 17, 2012
Issue #202 May 3, 2012

Local Supplier of Quality Kubb Sets Opens for Biz

Kubb Farm, a new local business, owned and operated by Aaron Ellringer, has got you covered for all your Kubb equipment needs. The strategic Nordic lawn game has swept the Chippewa Valley in recent years. But, that said, a kinda big problem for ...

Wisconsin Bike Challenge Has been Issued!

If you want a fun, easy way to promote health, wellness, and bicycling in your home or workplace, then get signed up for the Wisconsin Bike Challenge. This four month long (May 1 – August 31) free event is for anyone who wants get rewarded for ...

Issue #201 Apr. 19, 2012
Issue #196 Feb. 9, 2012
Issue # 191, Nov. 25, 2011
Issue #184, Aug. 18, 2011

Menomonie Native Joins the Major Leagues

It’s every athlete’s dream to play a professional sport, but rarely does this dream ever become a reality. Recently, local product and UW-Milwaukee player Cole Kraft signed with the Rockland Boulders.

Saddled Up

Memorial High School has an Equestrian Team?

Issue #182, July 21, 2011
Issue #180, June 23, 2011
Issue #179 June 9th, 2011
Issue #177 May 12th, 2011
164 total