Volume One Contributors

writers, photographers, artists

Tina Ecker

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Downtown Eau Claire: The Holidays on Display

photos by Tina Ecker

Time for quiet reflection ... local photographer Tina Ecker captured some holiday spirit in a window-gazing journey through downtown Eau Claire (December 2019).

Photo Feature: Grave Matters

an intimate look at Chippewa Valley cemeteries

Mike Paulus, photos by Tina Ecker

So many different worlds are fenced into a graveyard, rooted deep into the earth, surrounded by our cities and towns, tucked between our fields and ...

Found by the Riverside - Photos and Discoveries by Tina Ecker

slowly discovering what the water once took away

by Tina Ecker

Eau Claire photographer Tina Ecker is always looking, always hunting for unnatural objects down by the riverside. She found almost all the objects shown on the following pages along the banks of our own Chippewa River.

Spooky Eau Claire Vibes - Part 3

photos by Tina Ecker

Local photographer and paranormal investigator Tina Ecker was once again kind enough to share some of her favorite spooky photos from around Eau Claire. They may not expose any supernatural oddities, but ...

4 Local Sunrise Spots That'll Take Your Breath Away

Pan Thao, photos by Shane Newman, Tina Ecker

Rise and shine, folks! The Valley is packed with adventures, and you’ll want to start yours early with something beautiful and easy to catch. You know what they say, the early bird gets an incredible view of the sunrise.

Footbridge Getting Grand Remodel

Emilee Wentland, photos by Tina Ecker

Downtown Eau Claire’s Grand Avenue footbridge is closed to pedestrians and undergoing a makeover. The city of Eau Claire’s engineering department is collaborating with Ayres Associates to replace the bridge deck and to add a safety railing, more overlooks, and lights ...

Spooky Eau Claire Vibes - Part 2

photos by Tina Ecker

These photos may not expose any supernatural oddities, but they certainly showcase some of Eau Claire's dark natural beauty ...

Opening Shot | March 22, 2017

photos by Tina Ecker

ALL THE WAY TO CITY HALL. This glass ceiling – an original fixture – can be found in Eau Claire’s City Hall (203 S. Farwell St.). Renovations will begin this year to the building’s exterior.

5 Record-Breaking Wisconsin Winter Weather Facts

Tom Giffey, photos by Tina Ecker

So far winter has been pretty average in the Chippewa Valley. We’re lucky the mercury hasn’t gone anywhere near the lowest temperature ever recorded in the state of Wisconsin ...

Opening Shot | February 10, 2016

photos by Tina Ecker

HIGH AND LONESOME. A recent shot of the High Bridge in Eau Claire on a chilly night. The new-ish pedestrian bridge has continued to be a popular spot for walkers and sightseers throughout winter.

Locals Look to Light Up Phoenix Park Bridge

Tom Giffey, photos by Tina Ecker

The new year could bring beautiful new lighting to the pedestrian bridge that crosses the Chippewa River from Phoenix Park. Downtown Eau Claire Inc. and the Eau Claire Noon Rotary Club are working together ...

Spooky Eau Claire Vibes

by Tina Ecker

Local photographer and paranormal investigator Tina Ecker was kind enough to share some of her favorite spooky photos from around Eau Claire. They may not expose any supernatural oddities, but they certainly showcase some of the area's natural beauty ...

Take a Look: Water Street Bridge Demolition

Mike Paulus, photos by Tina Ecker

Eau Claire photographer Tina Ecker was out and about this week when she snapped some shots of this demolition crew in their nutty-looking space suits, cutting apart the old Water Street bridge to make way for its replacement.

Opening Shot | April 1, 2015

Tina Ecker

The city has begun work repairing and converting the “High Bridge” over the Chippewa River into part of Eau Claire’s trail system. Sometime this summer, the formerly unused railroad bridge will connect the city’s west side to the downtown area.