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Local Snow Carving Team Takes 4th National Title

The sculpture is amazing. It's a fantastic mix of artistic expression, intricate detail, and advanced technical voodoo. The sculpture's main feature is a life-sized, life-like dancer suspended from ...

FEATURE: Sisters on Separate Trails

as her twin sister – a first-time skier – tackles the American Birkebeiner, writer Katie Venit ponders the very different paths their lives have taken

Pinta Island Tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii)

In 1906 the world thought it had seen its last Pinta Island tortoise. That year, the California Academy of Sciences led an expedition that yielded a total of three males, after which the search for the long-necked, leather-skinned species went cold ...

Your Art Could Be Turned Into an Award

If you’re a visual artist, the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center is interested in your work – and not for an exhibit this time. ECRAC has put out a call to regional artists to create awards for its annual Jubilee ...

Valley Authors Will Nurture Nature at Reading

If the Chippewa Valley is not on your list of prettiest spots in the U.S., it’s time to update. Sure, Wisconsin winter weather may not always be fun, but you won’t find icy stalactites hanging from historic ...

Chopper Charm

EC native spins a tale of airborne adventure in India

Eau Claire Is Pretty Cheap (in a Good Way)

au Claire doesn’t just seem like an inexpensive place to live – it actually is inexpensive, at least according to the number crunchers at the Council for Community and Economic Research. Since 1968, the council has calculated the cost ...

Bus Riders' Input Sought on Expanded Altoona Routes

There’s more and more going on in the city of Altoona, and there soon may be more ways to get around that Chippewa Valley community. Eau Claire Transit and the City of Altoona are looking for public ...

New Scholarship Dedicated to LBGTQ Youth

new leadership and scholarship program is the first of its kind for LGBTQ youth in Wisconsin, its sponsoring organization says. The Luginbill Children’s Foundation has announced the creation ...

Opening Shot | Feb. 8, 2017

MADE IN THE SHADE. If the sun hasn’t been too cruel, you’ll still be able to find this delightful snowman on North Dewey Street in Eau Claire. Unexpected additions such as an umbrella and a small flock of birds really ramp up the whimsy on this guy.

Eaux Claires Line-Up Revealed This Week

It might be the middle of winter, but many of us have warmer weather on their minds as a few more of our major summer music festivals have announced their line-ups over the last several weeks ...

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A Hookup You Won't Regret

legendary Second City troupe laughs in the face of love

The iconic comedy club that brought America comedic champions such as Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Bill Murray, and many, many more is coming to Eau Claire for a live performance ...

Confluence Project: Detailed Plans Finally Revealed

Ground won’t be broken on the Confluence Center until late summer or early fall, but you can already get a good look at what downtown Eau Claire’s performing arts center will look like. Nearly four years after the project was first announced, the partners behind it have unveiled new, more complete architectural renderings of the four-story, 130,000-square-foot riverside building.

5 Wisconsinites Who Won Big on Oscar Night

The legendary actor, director, and writer who made one of Hollywood’s greatest films, Citizen Kane, was born in Kenosha and attended school for a time in Madison. He won an Academy Award in 1941 for ...

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