Confluence Primer

Confluence Primer Part 3 - Why Here, Why Now

The April 1st election brings two referendums, one from the city and one from the county. It’s critical you understand how to vote, and get you and your friends to the polls.

The April 1st election brings two referendums, one from the city and one from the county. It’s critical you understand how to vote, and get you and your friends to the polls.

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Issue #248 Feb. 20, 2014

An Excerpt from Shotgun Lovesongs

a peek at Chippewa Valley author Nickolas Butler’s debut novel

V1 Staff

"We invited him to all of our weddings; he was famous. We addressed the invitations to his record company’s skyscraper in New York City so that the gaudy, gilded envelopes could be forwarded to him on tour—in Beirut, Helsinki, Tokyo ..."

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Confluence Primer

Confluence Primer Part 2 - How do we pay for it?

The April 1st election brings two referendums, one from the city and one from the county. It’s critical you understand how to vote, and get you and your friends to the polls.

The April 1st election brings two referendums, one from the city and one from the county. It’s critical you understand how to vote, and get you and your friends to the polls.

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Issue #247 Feb. 6, 2014

Confluence Primer Part 1 - Why do we need it?

The April 1st election brings two referendums, one from the city and one from the county. It’s critical you understand how to vote, and get you and your friends to the polls.

The April 1st election brings two referendums, one from the city and one from the county. It’s critical you understand how to vote, and get you and your friends to the polls.

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Issue #245 Jan. 9, 2014

Volume One's 2013 Year in Review

Thom Fountain, Tom Giffey, Mike Paulus, design by Kaitlyn Bryan, photos by Andrea Paulseth

2013 WAS A ONE HECK OF A YEAR. The Confluence Project pushed forward, our downtown experienced development ups and downs, and we got to know a host of new community leaders. Now, as the year wraps up, we take a look back at the last year in the ...

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Issue #244 Dec. 19, 2013

Our Christmas Story

Bruce Taylor, illustrated by Luke Benson

Picking a book for your child under normal conditions is risky business enough, but picking a book to introduce your two-and-a-half-year-old child to Jesus, choosing those words, and, more importantly perhaps, the pictures that will be his ...

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Issue #240 Oct. 24, 2013

Meet the New Bosses

Eau Claire’s new top leaders say they’re ready to work with the community – and each other – to overcome obstacles

Tom Giffey, Nick Meyer, photos by Andrea Paulseth

It’s a challenging time for the public sector, but Eau Claire’s new top leaders say they’re ready to work with the community – and each other – to overcome obstacles and move things forward ...

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Issue #239 Oct. 10, 2013

The Final Thanks for Asking

The beloved Volume One column draws to a close as its author embarks on a new adventure on the Oregon Coast. Here, Frank Smoot picks a few of his favorites from the series’ historic run.

Frank Smoot

People love history. They love stories, context, and a chance to reflect on the events and people who’ve come before them. These elements and more have solidified Frank Smoot’s “Thanks for Asking” column ...

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Issue #237 Sept. 12, 2013

Keeping the Bees

as honey bees struggle to survive around the world, a local group is working to make beekeeping easier in Eau Claire

Tyler Henderson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When Josh Miller had to move his bee colonies out to his friend’s house in the country, it wasn’t his first choice of action. His honeybees had become unusually active and Miller, a hobby beekeeper for the past five years, was inclined to remove ...

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Issue #232 July 4, 2013

We Are the Champions

some of the Chippewa Valley's best in the nation since 1856

Thom Fountain, Tom Giffey, design by Kaitlyn Bryan, photos by Andrea Paulseth

They carve snow and they write computer code. They crack whips and they catch Frisbees. They make cheese and they toss kubb batons. They are all from the Chippewa Valley, and they’ve all been crowned the best in the nation ...

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Issue #226 April 11, 2013

Here They Grow

Eau Claire's JAMF Software: Who are they and what do they do?

Thom Fountain

The birth and rapid expansion of JAMF Software in downtown Eau Claire has suddenly positioned the company as a major player in our community’s economic and philanthropic development ...

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Issue #225 Mar. 28, 2013

Meet the Candidates

Ten candidates are competing for seats on the Eau Claire City Council. Here’s who they are and what they think.

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Autumn elections – the ones we use to pick presidents, senators, members of Congress, and the like – tend to get all the electoral love, along with almost all of the electoral money (and most of the electoral mudslinging). But during springtime ...

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Issue #224 Mar. 14, 2013

Does it Pay to Sell?

How to sustain your community art event: get creative, work hard, and find people who will actually buy art.

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

While it’s not as difficult as judging art itself, judging the success of an art event is a complicated endeavor. Should the number of artists whose work is on display be the barometer of success ...

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