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Operation Backpack Gears Up for School Year

The seventh annual Operation Backpack program under the Helping Hands For Our Children organization is now underway and aims to help 100 children kick off the school ...

City Extends Timeline on Agreement to Build Transit Center

The City of Eau Claire will continue to negotiate with a private developer over the construction of a downtown building intended to house a city bus transfer center and three stories of residential housing. The Eau Claire City Council voted ...

On the Cover | July 8, 2020

learn more about this issue's cover art from Lori Chilefone

“I’d like to dedicate this cover to Eric and Erin Anderson. Thank you for bringing this ancient lawn game home, and showing us all, both casual and ...

Gear Up for Outdoor Adventures With Rentals at Beaver Creek

kayaks, GPS units, telescope can be rented out this summer

Beaver Creek Reserve has been a nature lover’s paradise for the Chippewa Valley since 1947. Even with so many years under their belt, they’re still coming up with new and inventive ways to keep locals fascinated by nature. With the ...

Children’s Theatre Set to Seize the Day With ‘Newsies’

ECCT will perform movie-turned-musical outdoors at fairgrounds

‘The World Will Know” that the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre is slated to stage the hit Disney movie-turned-Broadway musical Newsies — by Alan Menken, Jack Feldman, and Harvey Fierstein — at 7:30pm from July 22-24 at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds ...

THE REAR END: Salt on Watermelon

and all manner of late night treats

The sky was black and crickets were droning on in the grass just outside the open windows. Grandma and Grandpa didn’t have air conditioning back then, and humid summer air pushed in through ...

5 Biggest Things We’re Missing This Summer

One of the supreme pleasures of a Midwest summer is enjoying fair food: Whether sweet or savory, it’s often deep-fried and always delicious. We’re missing ...

Checking in With Chippewa Valley Retailers

shoppers can support local businesses, but with a face mask and a purpose

“Although coronavirus has been challenging in all aspects of life, it is particularly challenging to small business owners,” said Erin Klaus, co-owner of Tangled Up in Hue ...

Amid Pandemic, Shelters Ensure Every Dog Has Its Day

humane societies see ups and downs in adoption numbers throughout pandemic

Across the country, animal shelters have had to get creative about adoption procedures. From creating appointment slot times, implementing curbside adoption, or offering foster options, animal shelters are finding new ways to ...

Opening Shot | July 8, 2020

BONUS CUTENESS. We happened to have some extra cute dog photos from Andrea Paulseth’s shoot at the Eau Claire Humane Association ... this is Tulip.

Pablo Center, Celebrities Join in Seeking Federal Help for Venues

big-name artists part of push for legislation

The Pablo Center at the Confluence is at the forefront of a nationwide effort to protect independent entertainment venues from the worst economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Pablo Center Executive Director Jason Jon Anderson ...

Larry Heagle is Neither Sane Nor Sorry

Chippewa Valley humorist chronicles years of laughs in memoir

Downsville native Larry Heagle recently released his memoir, "Not Really Sane, Not Really Sorry: Tales of an Itinerant Performer." As the back cover proclaims, Heagle journeyed through life ...

UWEC’s Rindo Hangs Up His Hats

former TV newsman served as university's public voice, led push for new facilities

During a nearly two-decade career at UW-Eau Claire and more than 20 years before that as a TV newsman, Mike Rindo has spent plenty of time in the limelight. From the anchor desks of ...

UW-Stout Summit Tackles Teacher Shortages

COVID-19 may exacerbate concern, and Gen-Z may provide the answer

How to attract and retain diverse teachers because of a growing shortage nationwide was the main topic of UW-Stout’s fifth annual Career and Technical Education Summit held ...

Eau Claire Metro Area Jobs by the Numbers

For nearly a decade, these numbers told a pretty positive story about the Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin, and the nation as a whole, with the economy expanding and unemployment steadily ...

9 Top Tips for Job Hunters

polish your résumé – and your attitude – to land your dream job

Volume One reached out to these Chippewa Valley experts and organizations to help compile this job hunters’ guide. Keep in mind these nine tips while seeking the job that’s ...

Pandemic Pushes Region’s Jobless Rate Into Uncharted Territory

Chippewa Valley unemployment reaches historic highs, but there are bright spots

The coronavirus-driven shutdown caused the unemployment rate to spike to 12.3% in the Eau Claire metro area (Eau Claire and Chippewa counties) in April. That’s the highest it’s been in the 30 year ...

Side-Gig Jobs Get Hit by Downturn

Valley rideshare and delivery drivers see less demand for rides, more demand for delivery as a result of pandemic

Shannon Asp is one of many drivers for Uber, Lyft, Door Dash, Bite Squad, and other rideshare and delivery services in the Eau Claire area that has been hit hard by the pandemic. Between fewer people needing rides and ...

Antique Store Gets a Fresh Vibe

Town and Country Antiques 2 in Eau Claire geared more toward younger demographic

When long-time collector Sylvia Gengenbach opened Town and Country Antiques 2 (222 Main St., Menomonie) two years ago, she discovered that the store had a completely different customer ...

Finding Treasure in Hixton

tiny western Wisconsin village is a 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 ...

Collector Finds Something That’s Just Her Type

local typewriter collection caps about 100

Click. Clack. Oh snap! Karman Briggs has an extensive typewriter collection, comprising just about 100 typewriters – including typewriters with keyboards of various languages (German, Spanish, French and English), an assortment of colors, shapes, and sizes ...

Getting Fit With Fido

fitness club encourages dog owners to work out with pups

If you want to get in shape with your furry pal by your side, here’s an opportunity. The No Limits Virtual Fit Club just started this summer, organized by Noelle Chaltry, owner of No Limits Canine and a certified professional canine fitness ...

Homegrown Software Firm Jamf Files for Stock IPO

soon you may be able to buy shares in this Eau Claire-born company

Eau Claire-born, Minneapolis-based software firm Jamf has asked federal regulators for permission to sell stock to ...