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Fri. Jan. 12th, 2018

Event Will Celebrate King Day

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Several Eau Claire organizations have come together to host a commemoration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 15. The ceremony will take place at 6pm at St. James the Greater ...

Fri. Jan. 12th, 2018

Mabel Tainter Dismisses Director, Seeks New Leader

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The Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie is in search of a new executive director after dismissing Steve Renfree effective Dec. 29. The historic theater’s board of directors didn’t indicate a specific ...

The Lakely Gets Old Fashioned With Supper Club Dinner Series (Jan. 12-21)

Wed. Jan. 3rd, 2018

The Lakely is gearing up for 10 days dedicated to recreating the nostalgic Wisconsin Supper Club experience, January 12-21.

2017 Year in Review: Locals On the Spot

Wed. Jan. 3rd, 2018

We put some Chippewa Valley citizens on the spot with our Year in Review quiz questions to see how much they remember about last year. More questions ...

Fri. Dec. 29th, 2017

Downtown Foodie Tour Wins Idea Challenge

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A new business that hopes to offer food and history tours of downtown Eau Claire was chosen as the grand prize winner of the Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corp.’s annual Idea Challenge ...

Tue. Dec. 26th, 2017

Just Local Food Cooks Up Plans for New Space

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Just Local Food Cooperative in downtown Eau Claire will soon announce plans for relocating and expanding into a new, 9,000-square-foot space. The downtown grocery store hopes to reveal its new location in January ...

Tue. Dec. 26th, 2017

Nature School Considered for Little Red

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Could more project-based learning opportunities be coming to the Chippewa Valley? That’s the hope of a group of Eau Claire parents who have banded together to propose transforming the former Little Red Elementary School ...

Wed. Dec. 13th, 2017

UWEC, UW-Stout Set to Launch New Grads

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A flurry of mortarboards will fly skyward on Saturday, Dec. 16, as two Chippewa Valley universities hold end-of-year graduation ceremonies. Commencement exercises for 665 students at UW-Eau Claire will be held in Zorn Arena ...

Fri. Dec. 1st, 2017

Click Here for Public Health

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Making choices to improve your own health often begins with a few simple questions: How can I eat better? Where can I go to exercise? The same is true for making the Chippewa Valley as a whole ...

Fri. Dec. 1st, 2017

Former House of Rock to Become "Social Club"

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The owners of the former House of Rock plan to turn the building into a party venue called the Social Club. In documents submitted to the City of Eau Claire, owners John Mogensen and Lisa Aspenson ...

Tue. Nov. 28th, 2017

'Sexiest Man' Blake Shelton Slated for Country Jam

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Blake Shelton – award-winning country musician, celebrity coach on The Voice, and People magazine’s newly named “Sexiest Man Alive” – will be returning to the Country Jam USA stage ...

Tue. Nov. 28th, 2017

UWEC Prof Subject to Public TV Profile

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Wisconsin Public Television recently shared the life story of Dr. Tess Onwueme, a much-celebrated African playwright and a member of UW-Eau Claire’s English faculty, on its Wisconsin Life program ...

Thu. Nov. 16th, 2017

Grants Available for Downtown EC Businesses

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you are the proprietor of a downtown Eau Claire business with a plan to do something new, have we got a deal for you: Downtown Eau Claire Inc. recently launched its new Downtown Enhancement Grant ...

Thu. Nov. 16th, 2017

City Seeks Public Input on Creative Economy

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Eau Claire residents are being invited to provide feedback that will influence community decision-making as part of the Chippewa Valley Future Regions project. The just-launched project is focused on sustaining and expanding ...

Thu. Nov. 16th, 2017

Visit EC Wins Award for New Year's Shindig

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Light Up Eau Claire – the city’s New Year’s Eve celebration – hasn’t even been held for the second time and it has already won a statewide award. Earlier this month, Visit Eau Claire received ...

Thu. Nov. 16th, 2017

Climate Survey Ready for Residents' Hot Takes

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The City of Eau Claire is looking for your help on improving the environment in our community – and our world. Residents are being invited to take an online survey about reducing greenhouse gas emissions ...

Thu. Nov. 16th, 2017

Mayo Plans to Close Downtown Drugstore

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Mayo Clinic Health System announced Nov. 6 that it plans to close its drugstore at the corner of Madison and North Barstow streets in downtown Eau Claire and will consolidate it with the pharmacy ...

Thu. Nov. 16th, 2017

Carson Causeway Will Reopen Friday, Nov. 17

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Fishers, kayakers, and motorists alike will again be able to use the Carson Park Causeway starting Friday, Nov. 17. The construction, which began in July, is expected to be finished by that date ...

Wed. Nov. 15th, 2017

A Synthy New Aero Flynn Single

V1 Staff, photos by Luong Huynh

It’s been two years since we last heard recordings from Aero Flynn, the Minneapolis-based band made up Eau Clairians Josh Scott, Ben Lester, Dave Power, and more. After the release of 2015’s self-titled record ...

Tue. Nov. 14th, 2017

Confidence in the Future: After sale of firm, Jamf co-founder sees upward path

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In a few short years, Jamf has become one of Eau Claire’s highest-profile businesses, thanks in no small part to the firm’s new downtown office building and the community involvement pursued by the company and its co-founder, Eau Claire native Zach Halmstad. Jamf ...

Thu. Nov. 2nd, 2017

Paragon Awards Seek Best in the Biz

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Do you know of a local business that’s risen to the top of the class – one that’s a model for others because of its growth, innovation, and job-creation prowess? If so, you’ve got a potential Paragon Award winner on your hands ...

Mon. Oct. 23rd, 2017

Four New Fast Food Spots on the Menu for Eau Claire

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Eau Claire is about to get a fry of a lot better, with the expected opening of four new fast food chains in the next couple weeks! From hamburgers to coffee and from donuts to sandwiches ...

Fri. Oct. 20th, 2017

New Southside Hotel Will Be Totally Suite

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A hotel scheduled to open on Eau Claire’s far south side next year will be composed entirely of suites aimed at longer-stay travelers. The Candlewood Suites Hotel will be built on Bullis Farm Road, not far from the Holiday Inn Eau Claire. Candlewood Suites is being developed ...

Thu. Oct. 5th, 2017

New Building Will Greet Visitors to UWEC by 2020

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UW-Eau Claire recently announced plans to roll out a brand-new red carpet (figuratively, at least) for campus visitors by building a University Welcome Center, which is slated to open in 2020 ...

Wed. Oct. 4th, 2017

Two Regional Artists Win Honors for Sculpture Tour

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An 8-foot-tall stainless steel sculpture inspired by a solar eclipse is the winner of the People’s Choice Award for the 2017 Sculpture Tour Eau Claire. The sculpture, “Celeste,” created by Crysten Nesseth of Rice Lake ...

Wed. Sep. 20th, 2017

6 Tips for Safe Pumpkin Carving

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For all the frivolous fun it involves, Halloween can be a dangerous time of year – and we’re not talking about urban legends of poisoned candy. In fact, injuries around the holiday typically have more ...

Wed. Sep. 20th, 2017

How to Pick a Good Helmet for Safer Two-Wheeled Adventures

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Picking out a bicycle helmet for your child can be confusing. Sizing and fit are important, so how do you know you’re making the right choice? To make your choice easier, make sure you visit one of the Chippewa Valley’s locally owned, independent bicycle shops.

Wed. Sep. 20th, 2017

Chippewa Valley Treat-or-Treating Times

V1 Staff, photos by Randy Lee

In downtown Eau Claire, the bonanza of treats from generous businesses will run from 3-5pm on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Costumed kiddos (and their grown-ups) will find treats up and down Barstow and Farwell ...

Wed. Sep. 20th, 2017

Break a Sweat, Make a Difference

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Looking to pump those legs and raise some money for a good cause? Autumn is charity run/walk season in Chippewa Valley, with tons of different events happening over the next two months.

Wed. Sep. 20th, 2017

Family STEAM Challenge: Pumpkin Tunnel

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We’re speeding into the fall season with a spooky Family STEAM Challenge! This activity invites families to design and build a pumpkin tunnel for a toy car.

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Sep. 11th, 2017

WATCH: Sonnentag Event and Recreation Complex Fly-throughs

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Today the designers of the forthcoming Sonnentag Event and Recreation Complex (Ayres Associates) released a pair of fly-through concept videos showing their vision for the the new facilities. The Sonnentag project is the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's huge new events center – to be built along the Chippewa River on Eau Claire's Menomonie Street ...

Fri. Sep. 8th, 2017

Dining on Wobegon

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have dinner with Prairie Home Companion writer Holly Harden

Fri. Sep. 8th, 2017

Carson Gallery Highlights Biennial Winners

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The latest exhibit at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center features two of the region’s best artists – and that’s not just marketing hyperbole. The two artists whose work is on display at the Janet Carson Gallery ...

Fri. Sep. 8th, 2017

Thrice as Nice

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Sawdust City Limits is back with a powerful local lineup

Fri. Sep. 8th, 2017

Diversity Discussion Effort Seeks Participants

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UW-Eau Claire has partnered with several community groups to work toward a more racially and ethnically diverse and inclusive environment in the Chippewa Valley by creating Circles of Change, a project that connects residents from a wide range of backgrounds for in-depth discussions ...

Fri. Sep. 8th, 2017

Public TV Wants Input on Eau Claire Episode

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Wisconsin Public Television wants to explore the history of Eau Claire, and it’s looking for local input about what stories it should tell. As part of its series Wisconsin Hometown Stories, WPT will produce an episode about Eau Claire ...

Thu. Aug. 24th, 2017

Mayo in EC Ranks Among Top State Hospitals

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Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire was named the ninth best hospital in Wisconsin and recognized as among the best hospitals in northwestern Wisconsin by U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of top hospitals ...

Thu. Aug. 24th, 2017

Altoona Wants You to Create a Cozy New Word

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Despite the profusion of words in the English language, sometimes it’s hard to find one with just the right je ne sais quoi to explain what you’re trying to convey. Consider the Danish word hygge, for which there is no precise English equivalent ...

Wed. Aug. 23rd, 2017

Indie Radio in Action

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Blugold Radio hosts Confluence patio concert, Prince tribute

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Aug. 22nd, 2017

Chippewa Valley Restaurant Week - Sept. 15–24

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Chippewa Valley Restaurant Week is coming! For ten days in September (15–24), dozens of local restaurants will join together for a huge celebration of local eats. You'll get access to special menus, deals, and contests – and invites to unique food-themed events raising money for community causes.

Fri. Aug. 11th, 2017

UPDATE: Gordy's Downsizes, Festival Foods Adds Stores

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The ongoing shakeup in the western Wisconsin grocery business has continued, with Gordy’s Markets selling three stores and closing three others. In late July, Chippewa Falls-based Gordy’s announced ...