Issue #216 Nov. 15, 2012

Making It Up

a rise in improv from all directions has formed a true, homegrown scene in the Chippewa Valley

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth, Zach Oliphant

Eau Claire’s burgeoning improv comedy scene is just that. It’s relatively young, active and starting to spark some major traction under its tires. But it exists not as one thing, but several independent ones. You have BareBones Improv, an ....

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Issue #214 Oct. 18, 2012

Cautious Classrooms

a newly enforced safety code in schools aims to remove flammable material, but at what cost to creativity?

Kinzy Janssen, photos by Andrea Paulseth

What do exits, sprinklers, and a child’s self portrait have in common? From the perspective of a fire prevention officer, these are three factors that affect the safety of a building’s occupants in the event of a fire. Without adequate exits ...

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Issue #208 July 26, 2012

ARTS FEATURE: Prove Yourself

The arts have spent years proving their economic worth – will that ever change?

Kinzy Janssen, illustrated by Kat Wesely, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The arts have spent decades trying to prove their economic worth. A recent study on the impact of the arts in Wisconsin led us to examine why the industry must keep proving itself – at its own expense.

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Issue #204 May 31, 2012

According to Plans

the schematic of a bold and exciting city takes shape during Eau Claire's "planning boom"

Trevor Kupfer, V1 Staff

Eau Claire is currently experiencing a "planning boom," and with each new plan, the schematic of a bold and exciting city takes shape.

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Issue #200 Apr. 5, 2012

Charlie Grossklaus & Geoff Moeding

A Corporate Leader and a Developer Whose Private Investments Have Made an Ambitious Riverfront Community Possible

If you can’t already tell from the likes of Irvine, Menomin, and Rod & Gun parks (in Chippewa Falls, Menomonie, and Eau Claire respectively), our area planners can draw up plans for beautiful parks like nobody’s business. But in the case of ...

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Issue #200 Apr. 5, 2012

New Digs for a New Decade

Starting in June 2012, Volume One will have a new, permanent home in downtown Eau Claire. And the community will have a new place to hang.

We figure the 10-year mark is a pretty good time to make some upgrades, so we’re taking this opportunity to announce some big changes for Volume One – changes not just for our staff, but to what our organization can offer this community.

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