Opening Shot | Aug. 7, 2019

Thu. Aug. 8th, 2019  |  by Mike Paulus

EARNING CHEERS WHILE SHIFTING GEARS AND PROTECTING EARS. On Thursday, July 25, the Red Cedar Speedway near Menomonie held its Dunn County Fair 25 Street Stock Invitational, drawing together racers (and racing fans) from all over the region.

Make an Impact From Day One

Royal Credit Union recognizes talent, creates community, and invests in you

Wed. Aug. 7th, 2019

If your core purpose is to create a positive impact in the lives you touch, your place might just be in a career with Royal Credit Union. Royal’s values are at the center of everything the credit union has done since it’s founding in 1964, giving a competitive advantage to talent and Members alike.

Eau Claire's Elephant Tale

the heartbreaking and mysterious story of a circus performer laid to rest during a long-ago summer

Tue. Aug. 6th, 2019  |  Ron Davis

Riddled with rumor, exaggeration, speculation, and maybe even a few ghost stories, local accounts of what has come to be called the “Eastside Hill Elephant” are based on a true story that took place long ago in Eau Claire ...

Diamond Dreams Fulfilled

Diamond School of Dance begins 20th year with new, expanded facility

Tue. Aug. 6th, 2019  |  Caitlin Boyle, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Alicia Knopps had a big dream when she was 14 years old. She had a love for dance and she wanted to share her passion with others by opening her own dance studio in her parents’ basement. Nineteen years later ...

Prestigious Pairing

two Chippewa Valley artists invited to international art shows

Tue. Aug. 6th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

What’s better than one Chippewa Valley artist being invited to a prestigious international gallery show in Venice, Italy? Two Chippewa Valley artists! In March, the Eau Claire community banded together to raise more than $17,000 to help Eric Lee pay the ...

Not Your Average Summer Job

meet the Blugold behind the Sunset Sounds Music Series

Tue. Aug. 6th, 2019  |  Denise Olson, photos by UW-Eau Claire News

Blugolds are a “build your own adventure” bunch, creating new learning opportunities where they may not yet exist. When senior Event Production Crew operations manager and music education ...

Picking Up Speed

Eau Claire city council dedicates funds to new skate park

Tue. Aug. 6th, 2019  |  Nicole Withers, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Eau Claire City Council voted July 23 to allocate $20,000 for the construction of a new skate park in Boyd Park. This money will be added to $50,000 raised by the Eau Claire Skateboarders Association ...

New Man Behind the Menu

Eric Mendoza takes the reins as new head chef at The Lakely

Fri. Aug. 2nd, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In early July, the wind blew Chef Nathan Berg along his way, and Chef Eric Mendoza into his spot as head chef at The Lakely, 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire. Mendoza comes to Eau Claire’s locally sourced downtown restaurant from California, where he headed up the kitchen ...

WeTransfer Presents Bon Iver: Autumn

Wed. Jul. 31st, 2019

Check out a great mini-documentary about Bon Iver's upcoming tour and all that goes into taking their new music to the arena level – between the sound, the light, the band and more ...

Wheeling & Dealing

nothing drives me crazy quite like driving

Thu. Jul. 25th, 2019  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Beth Czech

Raise your hand if you have family or friends living in the Twin Cities. OK, keep your hands up. Now, raise your hand if you have family or friends living about two or three hours from the Chippewa Valley. Good, just keep those hands up. Now, if you find it kind of annoying to visit those ...

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