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Gods or Spacemen

Pyrrhic debuts after seven years in the making

It’s often said that the creative process is something that can’t be rushed. That theory has been put to the test by regional rock group Gods or Spacemen with their debut release, Pyrrhic. The result is a bluesy indie-rock passion project

Writers’ Retreat Ends With Public Reading at Pablo

There’s a common misconception that writers are hermits, crafting their works by candlelight in solitary houses located in the middle of dark and deep forests. The Chippewa Valley Writers Guild proved that stereotype ...

Sabeen Sadiq Graces the Plus

Laugh it up to support the Red Letter Grant

Comedian. Writer. Spectacular human. That’s Sabeen Sadiq, a Chicago-based comedian and actor, according to her website. As a part of the Red Letter Grant Comedy Night, hosted by the Menomonie Market ...

Dhimiters Gets Saucy at Food Truck Friday

Dhimiters gyros began with a trip Vangjel Kapbardhi took to Germany. Kapbardhi stopped at the kabab stands to grab a donër — which is essentially the same as a gyro, he said. Once home, Kapbardhi recreated the donër and, thus, Dhimiters gyros was born. In addition ...

Bloody Awesome

Elk Lake Tavern steps up Bloody Mary game

The competition for Best Bloody in the Chippewa Valley just got stiffer as underdog Elk Lake Tavern moved its way up the power rankings. Just a few miles straight west of Eau Claire at 10500 W. Cameron St., this ...

Red Cedar Film Festival Launches With 30 Indie Films

Movie lovers will flock to Menomonie in July to enjoy fresh films on the big screen at the historic Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, or under the stars in Wilson Park, as part of the inaugural Red Cedar Film Festival. Out of nearly 70 entries, festival visionary and UW-Stout ...

Peter Pan Flies to the Pablo Center

Everyone who remembers the story of Peter Pan knows all it takes to fly is a little faith, trust, and pixie dust. But it’ll take a little more than ...

The Jam Offers Musical Experience for EC Youth

Local musician Michael Rambo of CollECtive Choir has started up a new faith-based music program for Eau Claire youth. The Jam will take place Fridays at 3-5:30pm at The Lighthouse (310 E Madison St.) and offer a free ...

Music Quick Hits | July 2019

Local favorite Eau Claire noise rock outfit Gash recently dropped two new tunes on a split EP with Milwaukee band Divine Crush. The split, which is called Split, features two new songs from each band ...

Carson Park’s Mini Railroad Plans Track Extension

The Chippewa Valley Railroad has been a highlight in Carson Park since 1977. The one-quarter size railroad takes passengers through the woods and along Half Moon Lake on a half-mile loop. Thousands of people ...

Garden Club Grants Help Valley Bloom

The Eau Claire Garden Club has awarded $2,450 in grants to local garden organizations to help make the Chippewa Valley a verdant place. The annual grant program helps organizations ...

5 Ways Wisconsin Helped Put a Man on the Moon

When the first men to walk on the moon splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on July 24, 1969 – 50 years ago this month – the first human being they encountered was Lt. Clancy Hatleberg, a 25-year-old ...

Opening Shot | July 10, 2019

FIELD OF BEAMS. Eau Claire’s annual Independence Day fireworks display popped off on July 4 (of course) just after 10pm. As usual, ground zero for the show was the Carson Park baseball stadium, with thousands of locals watching from the park and around the entire city.

On the Cover | July 10, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Harlie Juedes

“Sitting around the fire, watching it burn, and feeling the heat on a cool night is glorious. We often don’t recognize it, but we live in a beautiful part of the world. I love capturing this beauty ..."

Eco Art & the Global Canvas

Footprints/Memories opens at the Pablo Center

What is our impact on the planet? Can we choose how we leave our mark? Footprints/Memories: Eco Art and the Global Canvas, the first-ever eco art exhibition at the Pablo Center at ...

Jobs by the Numbers 2019

If you’re like us, the blizzard of numbers that come in news reports about the economy can be bewildering. In particular, unemployment statistics are updated monthly, sometimes get adjusted, and constantly fluctuate. In the past few years, fortunately, these ...

10 Top Tips for Job Hunters

Regardless of the unemployment rate, finding the right job can be a challenge. Volume One reached out to these Chippewa Valley experts and organizations to help compile this job hunters’ guide. Keep in mind ...

Valley’s Jobless Rate Is Low, While Population Rises

The job market in the Chippewa Valley – and the nation – is strong, thanks in part to a historically long economic expansion. While this has translated into near record-low unemployment, it hasn’t ...

Hot Jobs for the Future

Looking for work? Here are the region’s high-paying, high-growth occupations.

Summer is a time for hot temperatures, hot blockbuster flicks, and hot summer jams. But what are the hot jobs you should be getting your résumé ready for? Economists from the state Department of Workforce ...

Removing Work Barriers

UW-Stout Is Home to Vocational Rehabilitation Institute

When his father lost his sight from diabetic complications and ended up using a wheelchair because he didn’t know how to use an assistive cane, Kyle Walker learned firsthand the impact a disability can ...

What’s Your Side Hustle?

Uber, Lyft, other apps offer workers extra cash, flexible hours

Younger generations are glued to their phones – or at least that’s how the stereotype goes. But, the folks who grew up with cellphones and the Internet have upgraded more than just ...

Handmade Objects Meet Their End at Secondhand Stores

Approximately 2 feet by 1½ feet of white crochet lace is pinned under glass, displaying an anniversary message bordered in a carefully stitched heart. It reads: “25 Years Together.” I found the piece while ...

7 Tips for Fancy Finds

area junk hunt pro shares her advice for buying vintage

Tammy Hurt of Sweet Legacy Vintage will never pass over a new piece of old-fashioned furniture or a set of antique china. It’s against her nature to drive by a garage sale without stopping in to ...

Local Jewelry Store Offers up Antique, Vintage Pieces

In the hunt for unique vintage and antique items, a jewelry store might not be someone’s first instinct, but some jewelers bring on the used jewelry game. As part of their green practice, Williams Diamonds Center ...

Charming Collections

Chippewa Falls antique store offers vast vintage selection

Located in the heart of historic downtown Chippewa Falls, Collective Charm, 16 W. Columbia St., is a delightful antique store that proudly serves the creative collectors and curious shoppers of west-central Wisconsin ...

Checking on My Plot in the Community Garden, Early June

Saw the first sulfur butterfly, I think a Little Wing. They don’t sit still long. The first dragonflies like tiny helicopters, only beautiful, escorting me. Intricately delicate, not manmade, not mechanical ...

5 Great Antique Shops Hixton

tiny Wisco village is great destination for antique lovers

Every small town needs a claim to fame – something to hang its identity on and to lure visitors to exit from the highway. For Hixton, that claim is being the Antiquing Capital of Wisconsin ...

Thrift a Piece of History

local labels are fun finds in thrift stores

The Chippewa Valley was a hub for manufacturing, farming, packaging, and many other forms of creation during the 1800s and early 1900s. That history is preserved in museums, books, and architecture, but ...