Feeding the Need

Feed My People Food Bank launches expansion plan

Thu. Mar. 21st, 2019  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In the 10 years since Feed My People Food Bank moved into its current home on Eau Claire’s north side, the need for its services has only grown. Last year, the food bank distributed 7.3 million pounds of food ...

The Man in the Green Jumpsuit

sometimes Mr. Right is an old guy with a snowblower

Thu. Mar. 21st, 2019  |  Sarah Johnson

The earth had once again shed its dandruff. All evening activities canceled, all highways shut down, and all streets littered with impatient people trying desperately to make it home just to be anywhere ...

On the Cover | March 20, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Chloe Rice

Thu. Mar. 21st, 2019

“My artwork portrays the fantastical with the ordinary. This helps me create art that allows me and the viewer to experience dreams with visual imagery. It lets the mind wander ..."

Opening Shot | March 20, 2019

Thu. Mar. 21st, 2019  |  photos by Adam Smith

HANDY AND SANDY. The monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery visited UW-Eau Claire from March 11-15 for an artist residency that included handcrafting an intricate sand mandala ...

Meet the Candidates 2019

a rundown of Eau Claire City Council contenders

Thu. Mar. 21st, 2019  |  Tom Giffey, photos by V1 Staff

A slew of hopefuls are competing for seats on the Eau Claire City Council – including the presidency. Here’s who they are and what they think ...

To Debt or Not to Debt: That Is the Question

for a lot of young folks, debt is a part of life

Wed. Mar. 20th, 2019  |  Jen Ekblad

I can remember sitting at my desk in my first apartment applying for my first credit card. I had just graduated college. I was working full-time. I asked myself, “What could it hurt to get a credit card?” It’s just what you do ...

Learning the Art of Meal-Planning

navigating the grocery store is step one ...

Wed. Mar. 20th, 2019  |  Samantha Angell

Navigating the grocery store on a budget can be overwhelming. With it comes learning how to cook, meal plan, and grocery shop. Luckily there are many ways to prepare ...

Advice From Young Chippewa Valley Leaders

Wed. Mar. 20th, 2019  |  Nicole Withers

Everyone has something they wish they had known when going through a major life event. Previously, Volume One explored that idea by coming up with a list of things we wish we’d had when we moved ...

9 Local Side-Hustles Good for Extra Cash

build your resume and your checking account

Wed. Mar. 20th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

The Side Hustle: It’s the ticket to meeting financial goals, building one’s CV, and making the most of off-hours. A resourceful individual can make bank on their talents with a bit of investment and clever thinking. How, you ask? The Volume One staff has got some suggestions ...

On Track for Extreme Thunder

Native American horse-racing relay will find home in the Chippewa Valley

Tue. Mar. 19th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Work on a half-mile dirt racetrack will begin in the town of Union late April or early May – the first steps toward Eau Claire becoming the home of the national Extreme Thunder Indian Horse Relay Championship in 2020 ...

How Eau Claire Became a Textbook Example of How Citizens Can Work Together

author and activist Harry Boyte talks about Clear Vision Eau Claire

Wed. Mar. 13th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Taylor Smith

Eau Claire’s Clear Vision initiative – which is currently working on a new 10-year plan for the community – has not only brought about lasting change and increased civic engagement in the Chippewa Valley. It is also now serving as a model for how other communities can involve citizens of all stripes ...

Snow and Behold

this winter has been ... um ... who cares anymore?

Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Michelle Roberts

I believe the weather outside has transcended the physical reality we all share and experience here in northwestern Wisconsin. The weather has escaped its normal confines, and it has clearly invaded ...

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