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Why the Hell Would I Drive to Chippewa?

maybe it’s time you explored the rest of the Valley

The other day I was trying to figure out what you call someone from Chippewa Falls. I settled on “Chippewa Fallsian.” Sure, it sounds like a rebel assassin from Star Wars, but I think it works. We’ve been ...

Averse to a Curse?

the Vikings’ improbable Divisional playoff victory could signal the end of their long history of misfortune – or not

What happened in a football stadium 90 minutes west of here on the evening of Jan. 14 brought a most-vexing sports question to the fore: Can a team be cursed?If you have read more than a handful ...

Music Quick Hits | January 2018

Milwaukee-via-Eau Claire band Field Report dropped a sunny new single called “Never Look Back” last week and announced a brand new record called Summertime Songs releasing on March 23. The new ...

5 Interesting Numbers About Local Permits?

Construction is booming in the City of Eau Claire, at least judging by the volume of permits issued by the city’s Inspection Services Division in 2017. The value of permits issued exceeded the all-time record ...

Construction Starts for New UWEC Dorm

Preparatory work has begun on the first new dorm built on the UW-Eau Claire campus in nearly 20 years. During the week of Jan. 15, fences were installed around the project’s staging area on what ...

Foundation Sponsors Diversity Essay Contest for Teens

An essay contest about equity, diversity, and inclusion will award cash prizes to Chippewa Valley high school students. The Mahmoud S. Taman Foundation recently announced its 2018 essay contest for ...

Opening Shot | Jan. 24, 2018

THAT TRAIL IS GETTING PRETTY (FAT) TIRED. On Thursday, January 18, Winter After Hours (in its new location at Pinehurst Park) featured a fat tire bike race hosted by EC Enduro ...

On the Cover | Jan. 24, 2018

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Daniella Painter

"‘2050’ was inspired by an article on pollution levels in the ocean. One researcher estimates that by 2050 there will be just as much garbage in the sea as there are fish. ..."

The Valley's Favorite Sledding Slopes

3 hills where you can make priceless winter memories

Picture this: The sun is shining, there’s a crisp blanket of snow on the ground, and you’ve got the day off with the kids. What, are you just going to sit indoors, eyes glued to the TV, twiddling your thumbs ...

She Has Talent in Store

9-year-old brings her unique artwork to market

At 9 years old, Presleigh Olson-Buehler is already an accomplished artist and entrepreneur. She recently started selling her artwork at Tangled Up in Hue in downtown Eau Claire, and so far, she is the youngest artist to do so ...

The Making of a Dress Designer

catching up with Linyage to talk heirlooms, brides, and trends

Lindsay Ulness grew up in Eau Claire and loved drawing since she could remember. In fifth grade her class sewed teddy bears and she fell in love. She asked for a sewing machine for her 12th birthday and started creating ...

Wedding Shots: Love Rains Down

The rain didn’t stop the lovely Britt and Devaen Randall from enjoying their special day – isn’t rain good luck on your wedding day? The bridal party wore classic black and the ladies carried beautiful red roses from Avalon Floral ...

Starting Something New

Seeking the perfect wedding location? Here are some of the Valley’s newest venues.

The Chippewa Valley has no shortage of venues for your special day, from scenic parks where you can begin your married life surrounded by natural beauty to hotel ballrooms where you can wine and dine like stars ...

Asking the Wedding Experts

talking to local photographers, florists, and more about all the crazy weddings they’ve attended

“I saw a bride’s wedding dress nearly get pooped on by her bare-bottomed toddler. I didn’t know the child was about to poop and ended up with a picture of the moment.”

Resolved to Unplug

in a Wi-Fi world, some Chippewa Vallians are taking steps to get away from the screen

By the time this issue of Volume One is published, we’ll be 24 days into 2018. Forty-one percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, according to the website Statistic Brain. Some of you are ...

Informalist Chef Featured on Wisconsin Foodie

Wisconsin Public TV’s Wisconsin Foodie is featuring Eau Claire eatery The Informalist – and in particular, Chef Amy Ann Huo – in a new episode. Huo talked about working with local ingredients ...

From Altar to Stage

actor returns to EC to direct fundraiser performance

Pat O’Brien was at the Camaraderie – a Water Street bar that has since burned down – with some UW-Eau Claire theater students after a performance of The Time of Your Life when the group discovered ...

A New History: Local museums explore participatory model

When 24 UW-Eau Claire students gathered for their first “Museums in America” class last fall, they became part of a growing movement in the field of public history. Dr. Dan Ott, their instructor ...

LOCAL BABIES: The Year of Jack (and Jackson and Jaxson)

the biggest baby names of 2017

If you don’t know Jack, you will soon enough. “Jack” and several of its variations – Jackson and Jaxson – were among the most popular baby names in the Chippewa Valley during the just-completed year, according to area hospitals ...