Growing a Community

Chippewa Chamber launches workforce attraction website

Thu. Sep. 5th, 2019  |  Emily Kuhn

Three months after launching a landing page that boasts the many benefits of living in Chippewa Falls, the Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its digital marketing ...

Pedal Your Way over to the City Bike Survey

Thu. Sep. 5th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

The City of Eau Claire wants to level up its ranking as a Bicycle Friendly Community, and you can help. The city recently submitted an application to the League of American Bicyclists ...

Larsons Donate $1 Million to the Pablo Center

Thu. Sep. 5th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Chippewa Valley philanthropists Richard and Marcia Larson recently made a capital campaign contribution of $1 million to support the Pablo Center at the Confluence’s ongoing programming. “It’s been ...

5 Wisconsin Politicians Who Left the Job Early

Thu. Sep. 5th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

Duffy, a Republican congressman from Wausau whose district includes parts of the Chippewa Valley, announced in August that he would resign effective Sept. 23. He and his wife, TV commentator Rachel Campos-Duffy ...

On the Cover | Sept. 4, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Rosalie Mattair

Thu. Sep. 5th, 2019

“The reason I create art is to tell a story through visual images. It may be a complete story with a beginning, middle, and end – or simply an image that conveys a certain mood and hints at a story that could possibly exist under its surface ..."

Witness the Fitness

third annual expo will promote fit lifestyles

Wed. Sep. 4th, 2019  |  Justine Childs

The small yet mighty powerhouse behind the Sept. 21 FITNESS EXPO Eau Claire is Kim Larsen, a native of central Wisconsin. Working out has always been a part of Kim’s lifestyle, ...

Snap Judgement

Eau Claire’s Kyle Stelter helps elite long snappers — from high school to the NFL — master the game

Wed. Sep. 4th, 2019  |  Luc Anthony, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The long snapper may be the most underrated position in football. An errant snap to the side can throw off a field goal attempt or a punt, giving the opposing team a sudden advantage. Essentially, the long snapper is a quarterback who throws backwards ...

Short Stuff

Eau Claire natives host original short film program

Wed. Sep. 4th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

An awkward, thoughtful second date. A look at love at first sight. An escape. An obsession. A robbery. An imagined night out with friends … On Sept. 5 and 6, four filmmakers from ...

Let the Cats Out of the Bag

Whale House prepares to release debut album

Wed. Sep. 4th, 2019  |  Parker Reed, photos by Kyle Lehman

A decade-long musical brotherhood is ready to take the next step in its musical journey by offering up its largest collection of songs to date. Whale House is the local musical ...

Taking Steps Toward Safety

community effort identifies safe ways for kids to walk to school

Wed. Sep. 4th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

Like they have for generations, children are returning to school in the Chippewa Valley this fall with new sneakers, smiling faces, and backpacks stuffed with spiral notebooks, No. 2 pencils, ...

Moby Dick & Trail Mix

Wed. Sep. 4th, 2019  |  Jackie McManus

I found the book in my father’s office, its spine black from the house fire // twenty years ago. He worked construction all his life, quit school at fourteen ...

UW-Stout Launches Esports Program

Thu. Aug. 22nd, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Building a competitive intercollegiate program from scratch is no small feat, but that is just what Andrew Cleveland and Matthew Gunderson are doing at UW-Stout. Cleveland, the assistant director of ...

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