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You Gotta Taste It to Believe It

Leinenkugel’s quality control program creates sensory experts, blemish-free beer

You have four beers in front of you. They all look the same, some even smell and taste very similar. But do you think you could pinpoint even the subtlest blemish or defect? Maybe something’s a little off ...

Growing in Harmony

Albrecht's Nursery and Orchard offers education and organic trees

Don Albrecht had been collecting apple varieties for years, and working in orchards for decades, by the time he decided to open his own fruit tree farm. His wife, Janeen, sent him out to Chippewa Falls ...

A Moment With the Mayor

Greg Hoffman will soon mark 10 years as Chippewa Falls' chief executive

This summer Greg Hoffman will celebrate 10 years as mayor of Chippewa Falls, a decade that has heralded steady growth and civic improvement in the city. “It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years,” said Hoffman ...

Pure Water Days Offers Pure Family Fun

for 42 years, Pure Water Days has highlighted one of Chippewa Falls’ most vital resources

Situated on the banks of the Chippewa River, bisected by Duncan Creek, and known far and wide for the beverages it puts in bottles, Chippewa Falls is in many ways defined by water ...

Thinking Globally, Growing Locally

Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation focuses on fostering local employers, encouraging exports

Much like the awesome Chippewa River – swift, mighty, and always flowing – so too is our local economy. Like the economy itself, the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation is in a constant state of movement ...

A Sporty Retorty

I’ve never gotten along with sports, and perhaps I never will

This is a story I love to tell. I end up telling it all the time. At the bar. At parties and get-togethers. In the car and at family gatherings. In awkward conversations with people I hardly know while waiting ...

These Failed Attempts to Set Free

When the two homeless men— // one red sleeping bag, one green—fled // from the cave-like encampment // under the footbridge downtown, all they left ...

Teaching Makes Me Rich

Taylor Swift offers the perfect response for those who question this future educator’s career path

‘Are you prepared to be poor for your entire life?” Add this question to the long list of responses that future teachers get after expressing their occupation choice ...

Memorial Day Weekend Offers Music, Cars, and (Of Course) a Parade

Memorial Rocks is a three-day celebration of rock music at Every Buddy’s Bar in Chippewa Falls. The weekend features bands such as ThunderLungs, Dissonant Mind, and The Losers. Doors open at 8pm every night. Must be 21+ to enter ...

Chippewa Valley Nature Festival Features Fun for All

From June 1-3, the Gaylord Nelson Audubon Society will sponsor the Chippewa Valley Nature Festival, which will integrate aspects of environmentalism, conservation, and fun into the first weekend ...

Motor On: County trail expansion closes loop, draws visitors

The nearly 4,000 ATV owners in Chippewa County – and all the recreational motorists who travel to the Valley to ride on the scenic Chippewa County ATV Trail – are in for a treat this summer as a 12-mile extension ...

Let’s Ride: Annual Bike Week events celebrate Valley cyclists

You can get nearly anywhere in Eau Claire on a bike if you have the right skills and ambition. The first step to becoming a frequent biker is getting acquainted with Eau Claire’s bike routes, which is easy during Bike Week, a free week-long celebration of all things cycling ...

Movin’ Along the Trail

boozy book will encourage you to try new beverages

It’s no secret the Chippewa Valley is a great place to try a wide variety of craft beverages. From Autumn Harvest’s apple-based wines to Leinenkugel’s trademark brews, it’s hardly possible to get bored ...

Cabin Coffee Co. Comes to River Prairie

A family-friendly coffee franchise is on its way to Altoona. Although no official date has been set for completion, construction of the brand-new Cabin Coffee Co. shop should be complete by mid-August ...

Chalkfest 2018 Is on the Way

It’s almost time to decorate UW-Eau Claire’s sidewalks with vivid colors and unique designs through chalk art. Every summer, Volume One and UWEC team up to present Chalkfest, a day-long celebration of all things artistic, creative, and, of course, chalk-related ...

Can You Hear It? It Sounds Like Summer

we’re ready for more sunny, summery local tunes in Phoenix Park

Thirteen summers ago, the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series was born in the heart of Phoenix Park. What started as a fun way to celebrate our beautiful park ...

Thinking Songs

Americana strummer finds inspiration everywhere

‘Now, Lemme Get This Straight” – This album is the perfect soundtrack for the summer ... Imagine Bruce Springsteen and The Eagles got together and brought a musician under their collective wing ...

Council Trims Fares for Low-Income Transit Riders

The Eau Claire City Council has voted to reduce Eau Claire Transit fares for low-income passengers starting this summer. Late last year, the council increased a single-trip cash bus fare from $1.50 to $1.75 ...

Temporary City Hall Move OK’d

If you’ve driven down Farwell Street anytime over the past year you’ve likely noticed extensive exterior renovations going on at City Hall, 203 S. Farwell St. This summer, those renovations will turn inward ...

Two Lives Recalled During UW-Stout Commencement

UW-Stout Chancellor Bob Meyer drew on the lives of two very different people – the late Chancellor Emeritus Charles W. Sorensen and Nick Nelson, a freshman who died this year – to illustrate courage, serving others and being grateful ...

5 Famous Names From Chippewa Falls

Before he lent his name to the city’s most popular park, William Irvine was a 15-year-old who moved from Illinois and got a job in a Chippewa Falls sawmill. He rose through the ranks and in the 1880s became manager of ...

On the Cover | May 16, 2018

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Susan Walsh

“In 2014 I discovered the world of visual journaling via Pinterest and YouTube. I have always been interested in art since I was a child. Keeping an art journal, or art practice, was intriguing to me ..."

Opening Shot | May 16, 2018

THEY BOTH FELT IT. Staged by the Eau Claire Children’s Theater at The Oxford theater, Avenue Q is “part flesh, part felt and all heart.” The show (which is meant for mature audiences) won of the Tony “Triple Crown” in 2004 for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. Shows remain on May 17, 18, and 19.

4 Popular Proteins Tempting the Chippewa Valley

The latest trend in the culinary landscape is to take a trip on the carnivorous side. So, what are the latest meat fads? According to Bob Adrian of BNC Foods and Rump’s Butcher Shoppe in Altoona ...

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying in Bulk

a whole, half, or quarter means more meat and extra savings

For a fiscally conscious family of carnivores, budgeting for protein might be a challenge. However, if you’ve got a mind for planning ahead and some freezer space to spare, buying meat in bulk can be a big money-saver ...

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