Buckshot's Big Birthday

Eau Claire’s original run celebrates 35 years helping Special Olympics

Tue. Aug. 22nd, 2017  |  Haley Wright, photos by Kelsey Smith

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Buckshot Run – an event that originated in the Chippewa Valley, is exclusive to the Chippewa Valley, and is named after a Chippewa Valley notable. The anniversary is cause for special celebration ...

Dinner on the Farm

Together Farms is a picturesque spot to enjoy a meal

Tue. Aug. 22nd, 2017  |  Olivia Lockwood

On a seasonably warm Friday evening in early summer I had the pleasure of enjoying a grass-fed beef grilling class and dinner at Together Farms in Mondovi. Just 30 minutes south of Eau Claire, this beautiful farm is home to many happy hogs and piglets, as well as grass-fed cows ...

Chippewa Valley Restaurant Week - Sept. 15–24

Tue. Aug. 22nd, 2017  |  V1 Staff

Chippewa Valley Restaurant Week is coming! For ten days in September (15–24), dozens of local restaurants will join together for a huge celebration of local eats. You'll get access to special menus, deals, and contests – and invites to unique food-themed events raising money for community causes.

On the Hook

the adventure of fake fishing in a church parking lot

Fri. Aug. 11th, 2017  |  Mike Paulus, design by Serena Wagner

It may surprise many of you to learn that I attended local Catholic schools from kindergarten all the way through my senior year of high school. Or maybe that doesn’t surprise you, maybe that makes ...

So You Wanna Be a Fan?

if you don’t have a hometown favorite, the rules for picking a favorite pro sports franchise are not so simple

Fri. Aug. 11th, 2017  |  Luc Anthony

Odds are that you are a Wisconsin sports fan. You like the Packers, the Badgers, and probably the Brewers and the Bucks. Yet, you like hockey. The Badgers have a respected program, but with there is no National Hockey League ...

'You Just Got Momm'd!'

What does it take to staff a music fest’s ‘Mom Booth’? A talkative personality, some good advice, and lots of Band-Aids.

Fri. Aug. 11th, 2017  |  Maureen Mcraith

Full disclosure, I pretty much “barged” my way into the “Mom Booth” at the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival in June using my connections. As a ticket holder, I was intrigued when I saw that one ...

The Wonders of Wissota

honoring Lake Wissota’s centennial with a musical

Fri. Aug. 11th, 2017  |  Max Martinson

With the 100 year anniversary of the creation of Lake Wissota comes a play honoring the amazing feat that took place a century ago. Jerry Way, the man behind the production of “Wissota in the Making” ...

Big Fun With Big Rigs

truck show moves to Chippewa Falls, adds monster trucks

Fri. Aug. 11th, 2017  |  Max Martinson

Previously staged in the Chippewa Valley Technical College parking lot in Eau Claire, the Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show has grown too large for its original home, and has hit the highway for the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds ...

Nuc @ Night

The Nucleus now offers a select dinner menu

Fri. Aug. 11th, 2017  |  by Samantha Kobs

One of Eau Claire’s favorite breakfast joints, The Nucleus, has recently opened its doors for dinner. After years of deliberation and months of recipe tasting in the kitchen, Nuc @ Night is finally here ...

Music Quick Hits | August 2017

Fri. Aug. 11th, 2017  |  Eric Christenson, photos by Luong Huynh

Blugold Radio and the forthcoming Confluence Center announced a special show on August 25 to celebrate the coming school year and the center’s construction progress featuring Dames, Idle Empress, and The Heart Pills ...

A Decade of Bluegrass

WHYS Radio’s annual festival celebrates 10 years of music and community

Fri. Aug. 11th, 2017  |  Measha Vieth, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Tucked among the trees at Lake Altoona County Park on Aug. 19 there will stand two stages filled to the brim with bluegrass and roots music of all kinds. Musicians from Eau Claire such as the Ukulele Klub of Eau Claire ...

Larger Than Life

new Bunyan book collects the giant’s many tall tales

Fri. Aug. 11th, 2017  |  Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Necessity is the mother of invention. Diana Peterson, executive director of Eau Claire’s own Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum, could not find any new books about Paul Bunyan and Babe ...

Longtime RCU Employee Picked as New CEO

Fri. Aug. 11th, 2017  |  V1 Staff

A Chippewa Valley native who has worked at Royal Credit Union for more than 20 years became the fourth CEO in the financial institution’s history on July 31. Brandon Riechers, who most recently served as RCU’s executive vice president and chief lending officer, will replace Rudy Pereira ...

Colorful Crossing

Phoenix Park bridge lights will debut in September

Fri. Aug. 11th, 2017  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

By next month, the iconic 526-foot Phoenix Park footbridge in downtown Eau Claire will be ablaze with thousands of LED lights capable of displaying millions of colors and “dancing” in time to music ...