Coming Soon: Chippewa River overlook/access point

Eau Clairians will soon have a new way to enjoy the view of – and get to and from – the Chippewa River near Water Street. The Eau Claire City Council voted nearly unanimously Tuesday to OK plans by the Water Street Business Improvement District ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Spirit of Adventure

I’ll never forget the brilliant defiance in Herb Comstock’s laugh as he recalled a recent conversation with his doctor. It was the last 10-hour shift of my first season as a fisheries technician with the Department of Natural Resources ...

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Trails On Trial

Wisconsin pioneered the concept of turning an abandoned railroad line into a bicycle trail with the Elroy-Sparta Trail in 1965, and since then the Rails to Trails movement has spread across the nation to benefit millions of Americans every day ...

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New Eau Claire baseball park to open by next year?

This week (as seen on WEAU TV-13), the Eau Claire community Foundation announced that it would begin construction on a large project for Jeffers Park, located on Eau Claire’s northwest side. The Chippewa Valley Homebuilders Association has ...

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Stay On Target

Daniel Langlois has seen the awe and wonder in the eyes of children who have just witnessed the “mystical, magical flight of the arrow.”

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Eau Claire Gets Icy

With the Olympics starting in Sochi in just a few days, winter sports are on everyone’s minds. There is certainly no shortage of places to skate it up in the Chippewa Valley. As far as outdoor rinks, there are six well-known options ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Local Lombardis

Sure, Vince may always be No. 1 in Packer Country, but a number of legendary, Hall of Fame-level coaches have walked the sidelines in the Chippewa Valley.

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Look Out for the Blazin' Blugold

Even if you’re a big fan of college football, you probably haven’t heard of the fastest man in the game. That’s a shame, because he doesn’t suit up for some far-away BCS title contender. In fact, he plays right here in the Chippewa Valley.

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The Other Side

Volume One columnist Luc Anthony is a Vikings fan. Yeah, one of those. But what better way to keep a friendly rivalry alive than to get a glimpse at the other face of the coin? We asked a true-life Vikings fan a couple of questions about the ...

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A Piece of History

THERE’S SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT THE PACKERS. Sure, they’re the only publicly owned sports franchise and sure they’ve got one of the best quarterbacks in the game right now, but beyond that the Packers have a strong sense of history. Since the ...

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Cheese On the Mind

The one thing that we all have in common here in Wisconsin is pride. Whether that’s cheering on the Green Bay Packers or heading on over to Leinenkugel’s for a brewery tour, we Sconnies tend to stick ...

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How to Be a Tailgate Hero

Not much is better than being in the stands for a football game. The crowd roaring and the players giving it their all combine to create a certain energy you don’t get many other places. Because of this it’s important to be in the ...

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Old Abe Trail Gets New Look

If the ride seemed a bit less bumpy during your recent trip down the Old Abe State Trail, it wasn’t your imagination: Late last year, a 10-mile stretch of the trail between Jim Falls and Cornell was resurfaced at a cost of $800,000 ...

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A Truly Ultimate Adventure

For some, a summer vacation means sleeping in or relaxing by the pool. For Eau Claire native Chris Schasse and his friend from Minnesota, James Wagner, summer vacation meant giving up jobs and steady living arrangements to provide ...

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New Place to Skate

When city of Eau Claire parks officials created Phoenix Park a decade ago, they intended to build a beautiful, functional gathering place for the public at the confluence of two rivers – and they did that ...

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