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Check Out the Cool Concept Plan for Upgrading Boyd Park

The Eau Claire City Council has approved an ambitious concept plan to upgrade Boyd Park with amenities that would include an adventure playground, a skate park, and even a hammock lounge. Now a neighborhood association must raise ...

Operation Backpack Gears Up for School Year

The seventh annual Operation Backpack program under the Helping Hands For Our Children organization is now underway and aims to help 100 children kick off the school ...

City Extends Timeline on Agreement to Build Transit Center

The City of Eau Claire will continue to negotiate with a private developer over the construction of a downtown building intended to house a city bus transfer center and three stories of residential housing. The Eau Claire City Council voted ...

Gear Up for Outdoor Adventures With Rentals at Beaver Creek

kayaks, GPS units, telescope can be rented out this summer

Beaver Creek Reserve has been a nature lover’s paradise for the Chippewa Valley since 1947. Even with so many years under their belt, they’re still coming up with new and inventive ways to keep locals fascinated by nature. With the ...

5 Biggest Things We’re Missing This Summer

One of the supreme pleasures of a Midwest summer is enjoying fair food: Whether sweet or savory, it’s often deep-fried and always delicious. We’re missing ...

Checking in With Chippewa Valley Retailers

shoppers can support local businesses, but with a face mask and a purpose

“Although coronavirus has been challenging in all aspects of life, it is particularly challenging to small business owners,” said Erin Klaus, co-owner of Tangled Up in Hue ...

Amid Pandemic, Shelters Ensure Every Dog Has Its Day

humane societies see ups and downs in adoption numbers throughout pandemic

Across the country, animal shelters have had to get creative about adoption procedures. From creating appointment slot times, implementing curbside adoption, or offering foster options, animal shelters are finding new ways to ...

Get Out and Explore Wisconsin With These Great Guides

with the pandemic cooping us inside and the temptation of warmer weather, now is the perfect time to explore the great outdoors

If you’re looking for some “less traveled by” locations to socially distance while hiking, camping, and exploring neat outdoor getaways during these – ahem – unprecedented times, we have just the thing for you! . . .

Pablo Center, Celebrities Join in Seeking Federal Help for Venues

big-name artists part of push for legislation

The Pablo Center at the Confluence is at the forefront of a nationwide effort to protect independent entertainment venues from the worst economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Pablo Center Executive Director Jason Jon Anderson ...

UWEC’s Rindo Hangs Up His Hats

former TV newsman served as university's public voice, led push for new facilities

During a nearly two-decade career at UW-Eau Claire and more than 20 years before that as a TV newsman, Mike Rindo has spent plenty of time in the limelight. From the anchor desks of ...

Volume One Receives Facebook Journalism Project Grant

grants provide $10.3 million to support more than 144 local newsrooms nationwide

Facebook announced recently that more than 144 U.S. news organizations, including Volume One, will receive a total of $10.3 million in grants through the COVID-19 Local News Relief Fund Grant Program. The grants are ...