Issue #384 May 15, 2019

Ride of the Century

bicyclists gather to pedal 100 miles for good causes

Rebecca Mennecke

Get ready, get set, and go to the Chippewa Valley Century Ride on Sunday, May 26. This bike ride begins and ends in Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls, and will feature 35-, 50-, 75-, or 100-mile trail options on blacktop roads ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

Friends Indeed

preservation a priority for newly formed Friends of Putnam Park

Nathan Hopp, photos by UW-Eau Claire News

In 1909, lumber baron and local philanthropist Henry Cleveland Putnam donated a 230-acre parcel of land to the City of Eau Claire, hoping the low-lying stretch would be preserved as a botanical laboratory ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

Expanding Your Boundaries

craving a canoe trip? here’s what you need to know about dipping a paddle into Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

Matt Friell, photos by Matt Friell

If you’ve never been camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, it may seem a little daunting – even more so if you’re not much of a camper or outdoorsperson ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

Early Season, Later Life

reflections on trout fishing with a son – then and now

Ron Davis

It was futile. A stinging April wind gusting across Timber Coulee Creek and my cataract-clouded eyes made threading a hair-thin tippet into the eye of a trout fly no larger than a peppercorn practically impossible ...

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Issue #381 April 3, 2019

Border Crossing Boogaloo

tips for visiting our neighbor to the north (and we don’t mean the U.P.)

Lauren Fisher

When it comes to road tripping, Wisconsinites have a geographical advantage when it comes to international vacationing. Depending on how committed you are at the wheel, a day’s drive can probably get you within eyesight of a Mountie or moose ...

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Issue #381 April 3, 2019

6 Badger State Spots for Silver Screen Sights

Hollywood put these Wisconsin locations on the big screen, and you can put them on your vacation itinerary

Tom Giffey

Wisconsin is a long way from Hollywood, but that doesn’t mean that filmmakers haven’t come calling when they need eye-catching settings – from space-age museums to historic banks to the world’s largest carousel – for their action blockbusters and costume dramas ...

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Issue #381 April 3, 2019

Here’s the Pitch

local aims to establish adult women’s fastpitch softball league

Luc Anthony

The end of a high school or college athletic career can sometimes spell the end of an athlete’s ability to play the sport they love. For high school and college fastpitch softball players in the Eau Claire area ...

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Issue #381 April 3, 2019

Time to Saddle Up

Northern Light Cowboys ready for Carson Park action

Luc Anthony

Since the mid-2000s, organized warm-weather adult football has had a presence in the Eau Claire metropolitan area. The Chippewa Valley Predators had been around for over a decade, and were ...

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Issue #380 March 20, 2019

Young Founders, Big Impact

Chi-Hi students organize second suicide prevention run

Danielle Zinsli

The Second Annual Run for Hope, a run/walk event for suicide awareness and prevention, will take place in Chippewa Falls Saturday, March 30. Chippewa Falls High School seniors Will Butak, Aidan Detienne ...

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Issue #380 March 20, 2019

Throwing Stones Worldwide

local curler Geoff Goodland to skip in Curling Senior World Championship

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Local curler and five-time world championship competitor Geoff Goodland will make his way to Stavanger, Norway, in April to compete in the 2019 World Senior Championships. After a season of sweeping with Mike Fraboni ...

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