Fixity: Helping Fix Your City

locally created app wins entrepreneurial challenge

Thu. Jan. 10th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

An app that allows users to report problems about their city and to make recommendations about how to fix them was recently named the winner of the annual Idea Challenge held by the Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corp. Fixity, which was developed ...

On the Cover | Jan. 9, 2019

learn more about our current cover art from Grace Pedersen

Wed. Jan. 9th, 2019

"This piece is inspired by my love for home and my love for adventure. There’s something about seeing and experiencing new things, such as looming snow-capped mountains and vast oceans. At the same time, I very much enjoy small towns in Wisconsin ..."

Opening Shot | Jan. 9, 2019

Wed. Jan. 9th, 2019  |  photos by Lee Butterworth

Downtown Eau Claire rang in 2019 with its annual New Year’s Eve celebration, complete activities for all ages all evening long, including the “Dragons of the North” lantern parade, live music at multiple venues, a party at The Lismore Hotel (above), and a midnight fireworks display ...

Downtown Digs for Seniors

five-story downtown apartment would include bodega-style grocery

Wed. Jan. 9th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

Work could begin as early as next month on a mixed-used development in downtown Eau Claire that would include 120 living units aimed at senior citizens as well as a ground-floor grocery store and deli ...

Healthful Thoughts From Our Contributors

Wed. Jan. 9th, 2019  |  V1 Staff

By now you may have resolved to eat less, exercise more, lose weight, gain weight, eat clean, go vegan, or sign up for Dry January…ad infinitum. What’s worked for me is to start with a visit to my doctor’s office ...

Exercising the Senses

new Menomonie gym designed for kids with special needs

Wed. Jan. 9th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A pair of Menomonie sisters opened a new breed of youth fitness and play facility in October. Jesse’s Jym, E4699 430th Ave., is an adaptive sensory gym where kids of all abilities can romp around and develop ...

In the New Year, Think

YMCA yoga instructor talks yoga for beginners

Wed. Jan. 9th, 2019  |  Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Wendi Engum – a yoga instructor at the YMCA in Eau Claire who has been practicing yoga since 2000 – went to her first yoga class out of “pure curiosity” and found she instantly loved the new ...

Resolved to Ditch the Diet

start healthy diet-free habits and be your child’s best role model

Wed. Jan. 9th, 2019  |  Susan Krahn

As we start a new year, you might make a resolution to lose weight. If you are a parent, you might be asking yourself, “How will I fit a diet and exercise into my busy schedule?” Another important question to ask yourself is, “How will my diet and exercise affect my children?

The Right Steps for Winter

running during cold weather has benefits, but plenty of layers and a dedicated attitude are musts

Wed. Jan. 9th, 2019  |  Justine Childs, photos by Max Childs

The alarm goes off while it’s still dark. I stumble out of bed still foggy from the dream I was having and reach for the pile on my dresser I prepared the night before: fleece-lined leggings, two shirts, two pairs of socks, jacket, hat, gloves, shoes. It’s 6am and I am going running. In the winter ...

Elegy for 21

Fri. Jan. 4th, 2019  |  Alex Zitzner

never thought I’d be in a penthouse // celebrating some stranger’s 22nd birthday. // The chairs soaked with merlot, a girl // puking on her blue satin dress, various // clouds of smoke creating a faux heaven ...

On the Cover | Dec. 12, 2018

learn more about our current cover art from Michael Iver Jacobsen

Fri. Dec. 28th, 2018

“This illustration is the first of an eventual series of holiday cards focusing on birds and angels. This one in particular was influenced by Audubon illustrations and the Christmas ..."

Opening Shot | Dec. 26, 2018

Fri. Dec. 28th, 2018  |  photos by Luong Huynh

HAVING A SLAY OL’ TIME. UW-Eau Claire’s production of She Kills Monsters ran in the Jamf Theatre at the Pablo Center at the Confluence Dec. 11-16. The dramatic/comedy relied on homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and plenty of ’90s pop culture to tell a tale of grief and Dungeons & Dragons.

Chartering a New Course

Mondovi location eyed as project-based school for grades 6-12

Fri. Dec. 28th, 2018  |  Katie Larson

Choices: We all want them. Whether it be choice in what we buy, how we live, what we eat, who we support, what we want to be when we grow up, choice matters. But when it comes to educational opportunities ...

For the Love of Kubb

tourism grant will highlight Eau Claire as a kubb destination

Thu. Dec. 27th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A Wisconsin Department of Tourism grant will fund a marketing campaign that uses Eau Claire’s status as a kubb capital to attract visitors to the region. The Department of Tourism recently announced that it was giving ...