Latin Americanists Convene at UW-Eau Claire

Tue. Oct. 2nd, 2018  |  Barbara Arnold

Latin America, which makes up 13 percent of the earth’s surface, covers 7.4 million square miles from Baja California to Tierra de Fuego. On Oct. 12-13, approximately 60 Latin American scholars from the U.S. with origins ...

Volunteers Light Up Tower Ridge Ski Trails

Tue. Oct. 2nd, 2018  |  Nealy Corcoran

As the warm September sun and days of drinking lemonade are replaced with crisp October mornings and apple cider, Volunteers from the Eau Claire Ski Striders club and Students from Chippewa Valley Technical College ...

City Hears Housing Concerns

standing-room audience attends hearing; council to consider action next

Tue. Oct. 2nd, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

The Eau Claire City Council will likely act in the near future to address growing concerns about the lack of affordable housing in the city. But first, the council wanted to listen to what members of the community themselves had to say about the issue ...

Celebrating Heritage, Embracing Diversity

Eau Claire should be proud to recognize its first-ever Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Oct. 8

Tue. Oct. 2nd, 2018  |  Nicole Withers

Monday, Oct. 8, will be the first official Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the city of Eau Claire. A year ago, the Eau Claire City Council passed a resolution declaring the second Monday in October – which is many places is recognized as Columbus Day – as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Breathe in the Fresh Fall Art

art tour guides art lovers on western Wisconsin byways

Tue. Oct. 2nd, 2018  |  Catey Leonardson

Every fall, I remember that the Fresh Art Fall Tour is happening and get excited all over again. Nothing is more relaxing to me than exploring my beautiful state on a breezy fall day and having the opportunity ...

Saturday: Pablo Center to Open up RCU Theater to the Public

Thu. Sep. 27th, 2018  |  V1 Staff

A number of locals were disappointed (via social media posts) last Saturday, Sept. 22 during the grand opening of the Pablo Center at the Confluence because one of the art center's main attractions, the RCU Theater, was off limits due to show rehearsals. Well, it looks like they heard the complaints ...

Stories of The State: Watch WEAU's State Theatre Documentary

Thu. Sep. 27th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

If you missed your chance to say goodbye to The State Theatre, the 92-year-old entertainment venue that served as a home to vaudeville, movie showings, live music, and community theater, fear not: WEAU has produced a great mini-documentary taking you through its halls and history ...

Pablo Will Host Big Book Festival Events

Mon. Sep. 24th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

The new Pablo Center at the Confluence will host theatrical and musical events, of course, but it also will provide new opportunities for the region’s literary scene. This part of the Pablo Center’s mission will begin next month ...

Opening Shot | Sept. 19, 2018

Mon. Sep. 24th, 2018  |  photos by Taylor Smith

TOWER OF POWER. In case you didn’t know by now, Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area is a 707-acre unit of the Wisconsin state park system near Menomonie. A network of trails provides access to wooded hills, prairie, and wetlands – and a 60-foot observation tower.

On the Cover | Sept. 19, 2018

learn more about this week's cover art from Kristin Kastein

Mon. Sep. 24th, 2018

“Seducktive” is a mesh of Kristin’s loves for nature, happy hour, and the beautiful state of Wisconsin. “Seducktive” was created as she envisioned a beer-drinking feathered friend in northern Wisconsin ...

Celebrating & Building Our Restaurant Scene

join the return of Chippewa Valley Restaurant Week, featuring nearly 50 restaurants

Mon. Sep. 24th, 2018  |  photos by Andrea Paulseth

Ladies and gentlemen, start your palates! Thursday, Sept. 20, is the kickoff of Volume One’s second annual Chippewa Valley Restaurant Week, brought to you in partnership with Time Federal Savings Bank. The First Taste Culinary Crawl at River Prairie Center

Fashion Focus, Fall 2018

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  photos by Andrea Paulseth

We scoured a few local hotspots for the most fashion-forward individuals we could find to talk about their unique style ...

Always in Fashion

while big clothing stores are closing down, home-grown businesses shine

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A uniform indicates occupation. A pair of running shoes communicates athleticism. Accessories show attention to detail, and a tear in the knee suggests an active lifestyle ...