We've seen the worst, but it's not over. How do you stay on your economic feet?
Economists and job market experts say we’ve seen the worst of it, but it’s not over, so provide suggestions to ensure locals land on their feet.
Night Ranger is coming to town ... must be state fair time
Although the rides, funnel cakes, and oversized stuffed Bengal tigers cost extra, you can experience live music all day, everyday with standard admission.
Menomonie's Wilson Park to get really, really green
On Saturday, July 25, Wilson Park in Menomonie will once again be the host of a Sustainability Fair.
Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild Stages The Hobbit
While 2012 might seem like an insurmountable amount of time to wait for the Peter Jackson/Guillermo de Toro feature film, fortunately the epic tale is coming to Eau Claire in July.
local thespians lampoon modern customer service
Tech Support: The Musical, the hilarious show centered around the not-so-funny nightmare of a tech support call, will be featured at the Mabel Tainter and Grand Little Theatre for one night only.
the team isn’t making my fan base quest any the team isn’t making my fan base quest any easier
... there was one online commenter who noted that he and his roomates are Bucks fans. Great, now I know four.
swine flu was pretty funny ‘til it happened to me … then it was only kind of funny
I just disregarded the whole thing as something you “read about in the paper,” like my grandma would say, and moved on to bigger issues like the whole Jon and Kate saga.
There are several problems with traffic circles ...
RUNNING AGAINST THE WIND.
a fascinating trip into the world of local sewage
Last year, the City of Eau Claire’s Wastewater Treatment Plant treated 2.06 million gallons of your, um, used water.
What do you want to be when you’re all growed up?
As they stuffed their faces with popsicles, we asked the sugar-rushed young-uns a few pressing questions ...
Opponents of the downtown jail site celebrated a narrow success on June 23 ...
Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton coming to laud downtown BID
This September, the very first business improvement district in the state will celebrate a quarter-century in existence. And that BID is right here in Eau Claire.
former local DJ Unwind getting big in Minneapolis
“When you tell someone that your from Eau Claire, and they’re from Los Angeles, they’re like ‘Where? Wisconsin?’”
former local returns for Country Jam – on bass
Stanton is most notably a bass player for country music singer Heidi Newfield, and he’s been touring the country with her for a little over a year.
former locals Megafaun release sophomore album
The dudes are no stranger to good press from the sometimes fickle indie rock media elite, but this album seems to be teetering on the verge of something great.
Wisconsin regional artists are featured at the Stockholm Art Festival on July 18 in Stockholm Village Park on Lake Pepin from 10am to 5pm.
Menomonie’s children’s book illustrator Beth Peck
“I could probably have illustrated the book without doing research, but it just adds richness, I think ... and it enriches my experience of doing it.”
local artist Hanna Agar lands deal with Sharpie
All it took for recent UWEC art graduate Hanna Agar was a rep from Sharpie to make a convenient click of the mouse.
The past six years the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, Minn., has been home of the 10,000 Lakes Music Festival.
Winner, 6th Annual Volume One Fiction Contest
In the quivering candlelight Malcolm looked across the table at Ana, whose black curls were piled in a mass on top of her head.
Winner, 1st Annual V1 Flash Fiction Contest
"All I ever wanted was an African safari, a handful of red tulips on my birthday and an apartment floor that mopped itself."
the champions of Volume One’s 6th Annual Fiction Contest
Who won what in our 6th Annual Fiction Contest (and our 1st Annual Flash Fiction Contest).
a random assortment of the out-of-context
The judges of Volume One's 6th Annual Fiction Contest have pulled out their favorite one-liners from this year's entries.