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4 Ways to Complain About Winter 2019

‘tis the season of weather-related problems – remember to mix it up

This winter, as you may have heard, has been bat-crap crazy. Soul-crushing cold gave way to roof-crushing snowfall which gave way to basement-destroying flood water. Any day now, we can expect ice demons to rise up ...

Swinging for the Fences Again

The Brewers have beaten conventional wisdom in recent seasons. CAN that trend continue in 2019?

What can be expected of the team that consistently beats expectations? Perfection? More wins than games played?

Young Founders, Big Impact

Chi-Hi students organize second suicide prevention run

The Second Annual Run for Hope, a run/walk event for suicide awareness and prevention, will take place in Chippewa Falls Saturday, March 30. Chippewa Falls High School seniors Will Butak, Aidan Detienne ...

Birds, Beats, and Good Eats

musicians support Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release

Home-baked goodies, live music, a silent auction, and fundraising for the care and feeding of recovering wildlife – what could be better? Patti Stangel’s Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release is hosting ...

Throwing Stones Worldwide

local curler Geoff Goodland to skip in Curling Senior World Championship

Local curler and five-time world championship competitor Geoff Goodland will make his way to Stavanger, Norway, in April to compete in the 2019 World Senior Championships. After a season of sweeping with Mike Fraboni ...

Beefin’ the Valley: A Corned Beef Adventure

one intrepid writer eats a ton of corned beef over St. Paddy’s Day weekend ... for the sake of journalism

“Input corned beef, output words.” It’s a joke some Volume One staff members have made about my massive and undying love for pickled beef brisket. This love was born in childhood, during which I often consumed ...

Could There Be Pedal Pubs in Altoona? Maybe!

Pedal pubs. These versatile multi-passenger tourist quadricycles have begun to appear in various locations around Wisconsin, including Madison, Appleton, and Milwaukee. Altoona may be next to join the ranks ...

'Around the Corner with John McGivern' to Feature Eau Claire

Eau Claire will snag another slot on public television later this spring in the eight season of Around the Corner with John McGivern. But for those who can’t wait to see our city’s history and personality on the television ...

Childhood Magic

best friends tag-team on their first kids’ book

It happens in the brittle snap of fiery autumn leaves, the glistening kiss of winter’s first blanket of snow, or the warm chuckles of forever friends. Magic happens in small ways, and best friends ...

Barstow & Grand – Submissions for Issue 3 Now Open

The Valley’s premier literary journal Barstow & Grand is currently accepting submissions for its third issue through April 30, 2019. Barstow & Grand is published by the Chippewa Valley Writer’s Guild ...

A Letter and a Legend

50 years later, Howard ‘Guitar’ Luedtke tracks down his inspiration

Howard “Guitar” Luedtke has been a part of the blues scene for more than 40 years, both in the Midwest and internationally. He released his first album in 1992 and altogether has recorded six ...

Blossoming Sounds

LASKA’s new EP flourishes with new techniques, but maintains sisterly magic

It’s a relatively calm snowy night out at Pine Hollow Studio just outside of Eau Claire, where the members of LASKA are meeting up to practice songs ahead of a Twin Cities show opening for the band ...

Music Quick Hits | March 20, 2009

The Oxbow Hotel & The Lakely just announced an intriguing gallery show for March 31 with headliner Haley Heynderickx. The Portland-based singer/songwriter’s debut 2018 album I Need To Start a Garden ...

Retail Vacancies Decline in Eau Claire, Report Says

The opening of a huge new Fleet Farm store on Eau Claire’s south side contributed to a relatively healthy year for the Chippewa Valley’s commercial real estate market in 2018, according to a new report ...

Hotel Tax Breaks Record – but Barely

funds go to boost tourism in Eau Claire

Room tax collections inched upward in the City of Eau Claire last year, setting an all-time record – and that means more money for promoting tourism in the city ...

Sharing Their Wheels

city invites bike share businesses to set up shop

Things might get easier for those considering reducing their car travel this summer, as the City of Eau Claire and the UW-Eau Claire Student Office of Sustainability work together to bring bike sharing to the area ...

UW-Stout Leader Will Retire in August

UW-Stout Chancellor Bob Meyer announced in early March that he is retiring on Aug. 18 from the institution where he has worked for a total of 32 years ...

Feeding the Need

Feed My People Food Bank launches expansion plan

In the 10 years since Feed My People Food Bank moved into its current home on Eau Claire’s north side, the need for its services has only grown. Last year, the food bank distributed 7.3 million pounds of food ...

The Man in the Green Jumpsuit

sometimes Mr. Right is an old guy with a snowblower

The earth had once again shed its dandruff. All evening activities canceled, all highways shut down, and all streets littered with impatient people trying desperately to make it home just to be anywhere ...

On the Cover | March 20, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Chloe Rice

“My artwork portrays the fantastical with the ordinary. This helps me create art that allows me and the viewer to experience dreams with visual imagery. It lets the mind wander ..."

Opening Shot | March 20, 2019

HANDY AND SANDY. The monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery visited UW-Eau Claire from March 11-15 for an artist residency that included handcrafting an intricate sand mandala ...

Meet the Candidates 2019

a rundown of Eau Claire City Council contenders

A slew of hopefuls are competing for seats on the Eau Claire City Council – including the presidency. Here’s who they are and what they think ...

New Wisconsin-themed eatery replaces Betty’s

One local eatery shut down and another quickly takes its place. Longtime Eau Claire restaurant Betty’s Half Moon Saloon, a buffet and trivia hub, closed its doors for good early last month ...

To Debt or Not to Debt: That Is the Question

for a lot of young folks, debt is a part of life

I can remember sitting at my desk in my first apartment applying for my first credit card. I had just graduated college. I was working full-time. I asked myself, “What could it hurt to get a credit card?” It’s just what you do ...

Scores of Scores: Cutting Costs in the Chippewa Valley

local money savers, organized all nice

Hey there Thrifty McSavingspants. Yeah, you! We know you like a good deal. So here’s what we did for ya: we found some ways you can save money on food, services, and more in the Chippewa Valley ...

Learning the Art of Meal-Planning

navigating the grocery store is step one ...

Navigating the grocery store on a budget can be overwhelming. With it comes learning how to cook, meal plan, and grocery shop. Luckily there are many ways to prepare ...

Advice From Young Chippewa Valley Leaders

Everyone has something they wish they had known when going through a major life event. Previously, Volume One explored that idea by coming up with a list of things we wish we’d had when we moved ...

9 Local Side-Hustles Good for Extra Cash

build your resume and your checking account

The Side Hustle: It’s the ticket to meeting financial goals, building one’s CV, and making the most of off-hours. A resourceful individual can make bank on their talents with a bit of investment and clever thinking. How, you ask? The Volume One staff has got some suggestions ...

On Track for Extreme Thunder

Native American horse-racing relay will find home in the Chippewa Valley

Work on a half-mile dirt racetrack will begin in the town of Union late April or early May – the first steps toward Eau Claire becoming the home of the national Extreme Thunder Indian Horse Relay Championship in 2020 ...