Help and Be Helped

numerous charitable organizations feed the hungry at the holidays and all year round

Wed. Dec. 11th, 2019  |  James Johonnott

At this time of year, as we all focus on what makes the holiday season bright, it does well to remember what we can do to aid those less fortunate. The Chippewa Valley has a number of services available for those in need, so this ...

Deer Me! 2020 Wisco Deer Season by the Numbers

Wed. Dec. 11th, 2019  |  V1 Staff

Preliminary totals from the Department of Natural Resources indicate that the recently completed 2019 gun deer season was a bust for lots of hunters. While nearly as many hunters bought hunting ...

Female First

regents hire new chancellor for UW-Stout

Wed. Dec. 11th, 2019  |  V1 Staff

A university administrator from Washington State has been chosen to become the new chancellor of UW-Stout early next year. Dr. Katherine Frank was unanimously approved as the eighth ...

Moving on to Bigger Things

new Hmong Association building offers many possibilities for community

Wed. Dec. 11th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

The Hmong community in the Chippewa Valley now has a new building it can grow into. Earlier this year, the Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association relocated to a 16,000-square-foot former office building at ...

DIVERSITY BRIEFS | December 2019

Tue. Dec. 10th, 2019  |  V1 Staff

The UW System gave the 2019 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People to UW-Stout Professor Markie L.C. Twist and UW-Eau Claire's Dr. Silviana Amethyst ...

Staying Woke

Black and Brown Womyn Power Coalition fights against sexual assault and gender-based violence

Tue. Dec. 10th, 2019  |  Stephanie Janssen, video by Joel Pearish

The Black and Brown Womyn Power Coalition was co-founded by community organizer and previous director of the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association, Pa Thao, who saw that the ...

Come Together

brothers infuse culture and community at Menomonie cafe

Tue. Dec. 10th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Ali, Ahmed, Feras, Yousef, Elyas, and Ammar Ameer don’t all live in the Midwest; two of them live in the brothers’ native Saudi Arabia. Yet over the distance, the sextet collaborated to open 6B, a coffee and ...

VOTE NOW: Best of the Valley 2020

Tue. Dec. 10th, 2019  |  V1 Staff

VOTE NOW! Voting is now open in our 2019 Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll! We've got lots of categories across 9 different sections. Feel free to jump around and vote on the stuff that's important to you. Voting ends at midnight on Dec. 11 ...

Staying Focused

a chat with Eau Claire County board member Zoe Roberts

Tue. Dec. 10th, 2019  |  Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In October, Zoe Roberts made history when she was sworn in to the Eau Claire County Board as the first transgender official at the county level in the state of Wisconsin, filling a seat vacated when ...

Support Among Friends

local group provides community to LGBTQ teachers and students alike

Tue. Dec. 10th, 2019  |  Kyle Whipple

Last spring, a new effort to slow down or eliminate the number of LGBTQ teachers who leave the profession for identity-related reasons formed. The LGBTQ Teacher Mentor Group, meets approximately twice a semester to maintain ...

Using Pain as Propane

UWEC’s Dennis Beale works to inspire young black men in college, the community

Tue. Dec. 10th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

Dennis Beale doesn’t need coffee to get going on a cold winter morning. All he needs are text messages from some of the many UW-Eau Claire students he’s ...

How the Angst Unfolds

Tue. Dec. 10th, 2019  |  Cathryn Cofell

I want to say it's a banana or a potato // being peeled, the slow curl and reveal, // but such a bland yellow thing ...

Reviving a Classic Glove Story

Brewers 2020 fashion brings the team back to beloved logo designed in Eau Claire

Wed. Dec. 4th, 2019  |  Luc Anthony

Every so often, a sports team pays attention to the wishes of its fans. You would think the responsiveness would be more frequent: Without fans, what is the point of having a team to play before ...

Sensory-Friendly Santa

meet Santa without all the crowds and noise

Wed. Dec. 4th, 2019  |  Barbara Arnold

Considering the crowds, loud noises, the touching and bumping into people, visiting with Santa Claus at the mall may not be for everyone. The health care professionals at Foundations Therapy in Menomonie, know this only too ...

The Long Wait

UWEC Theatre stages production of Waiting For Godot

Wed. Dec. 4th, 2019  |  author & photographer by Nate Cooksey

Beckett’s absurdist masterpiece Waiting For Godot will be coming to Riverside Theatre stage in the Haas Fine Arts Center at UW-Eau Claire. Presented by UWEC Theatre, Waiting For Godot is certain to keep ...

Local Business, Global Impact

Lasker Jewelers produces documentary film on African diamond sourcing

Wed. Dec. 4th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

On Friday, Nov. 8, Lasker Jewelers debuted a nearly half-hour documentary film detailing local owner Nicole Lasker and her sister Liz Falkner Lasker’s recent trip to ...

Reading Will Bring Joy to Lit Lovers’ World

Wed. Dec. 4th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

Hark! The Chippewa Valley Writers Guild wants to wish you a merry Christmas with a seasonally themed evening of words and music on Monday, Dec. 16, at the Pablo Center at the Confluence, 128 Graham Ave. The event ...

Merry Christkindlmarkt

Lazy Monk’s annual German-style market returns

Wed. Dec. 4th, 2019  |  author & photographer by Nate Cooksey

Lazy Monk Brewing is back with holiday cheer, hosting their fourth annual Christkindlmarkt (Christmas Market for non-German speakers) – celebrating the quaint German tradition of ...

Investing Close to Home

East Coast hyper-local investment company lets locals shape community

Wed. Dec. 4th, 2019  |  Kea Wilson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

We’ve all got one: that one building in your neighborhood that you know could really be something great. Maybe it’s a vacant commercial space that would make the perfect neighborhood grocery if it just ...

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