Issue #406 March 18, 2020

A Local Urban Community

downtown apartment dwellers form group to get to know their neighbors

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

For the Phoenix Park Urbanites, there are no officers, no bylaws, no structure, really. And if there was, it just wouldn’t be right, says Deb Marshall, the founding member. This social group of people ...

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Issue #406 March 18, 2020

Reap-ing the Benefits

city adopts ambitious plan to reach carbon-neutral goal

Tori Johnson

The Eau Claire City Council voted recently to approve a Renewable Energy Action Plan, a detailed proposal that lays out how the city can achieve 100% renewable energy and carbon neutrality by 2050 ...

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Issue #406 March 18, 2020

Here's the Tea

local woman opens Chinese cultural experience

Olivia Kroner, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Xin Obaid arrived in Eau Claire in 2010 from Wuhan, China, unable to speak English and without knowing a single soul in the area. To combat the loneliness she was feeling, Obaid turned to the things she ...

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Issue #406 March 18, 2020

A Real Head-Turner

take a look at Sport Rider Inc.’s flashy, trend-setting Slingshot

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Trubilt Collision Center doesn’t slow down for a minute, even on a Friday leading into a sunny spring weekend. Phones are ringing, front office workers are typing, hospitality is being offered to those who come in to fix their vehicular woes...

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