Childhood Magic

best friends tag-team on their first kids’ book

Thu. Mar. 21st, 2019  |  Marie Anthony, photos by Andrea Paulseth

It happens in the brittle snap of fiery autumn leaves, the glistening kiss of winter’s first blanket of snow, or the warm chuckles of forever friends. Magic happens in small ways, and best friends ...

A Letter and a Legend

50 years later, Howard ‘Guitar’ Luedtke tracks down his inspiration

Thu. Mar. 21st, 2019  |  Nealy Corcoran

Howard “Guitar” Luedtke has been a part of the blues scene for more than 40 years, both in the Midwest and internationally. He released his first album in 1992 and altogether has recorded six ...

Blossoming Sounds

LASKA’s new EP flourishes with new techniques, but maintains sisterly magic

Thu. Mar. 21st, 2019  |  Eric Christenson

It’s a relatively calm snowy night out at Pine Hollow Studio just outside of Eau Claire, where the members of LASKA are meeting up to practice songs ahead of a Twin Cities show opening for the band ...

Music Quick Hits | March 20, 2009

Thu. Mar. 21st, 2019  |  Eric Christenson

The Oxbow Hotel & The Lakely just announced an intriguing gallery show for March 31 with headliner Haley Heynderickx. The Portland-based singer/songwriter’s debut 2018 album I Need To Start a Garden ...

Hotel Tax Breaks Record – but Barely

funds go to boost tourism in Eau Claire

Thu. Mar. 21st, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

Room tax collections inched upward in the City of Eau Claire last year, setting an all-time record – and that means more money for promoting tourism in the city ...

Sharing Their Wheels

city invites bike share businesses to set up shop

Thu. Mar. 21st, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Michael Lundebrek

Things might get easier for those considering reducing their car travel this summer, as the City of Eau Claire and the UW-Eau Claire Student Office of Sustainability work together to bring bike sharing to the area ...

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 ...

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