Ash Borer 101

Wed. May. 2nd, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

The Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive species of beetle that infests and kills ash trees, was discovered in Eau Claire County in December of 2017. It’s been a slow crawl across the United States from Michigan ...

Locomotive Commotion

Wed. Apr. 18th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

The West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition has been laying the tracks to revive passenger rail service from Eau Claire to the Twin Cities for decades, and now, Leadership Eau Claire is helping ...

Hiking Beyond the Valley

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018  |  Rob Reid, photos by Rob Reid

Last year, I wrote an article for Volume One titled 25 Hiking Trails in the Chippewa Valley, which you can read online at volumeone.org/hiking. For hiking enthusiasts willing to drive a bit outside of the area ...

Why the Hell Would I Drive to Chippewa?

Fri. Jan. 26th, 2018  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Ian Kloster

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 ...

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

Tue. Jan. 23rd, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

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 ...

Teaching Folks to Fish

Fri. Jan. 12th, 2018  |  Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A Free Fishing Weekend event hosted by the Chippewa Family YMCA, Chippewa Rod and Gun Club, and the DNR will take place Jan. 20, from 1-3 pm on the Glen Loch Lake Reservoir directly below ...

Forward Passed: How Dorais Field Got Its Name

Fri. Sep. 8th, 2017  |  Joe Niese

Over the last four decades thousands of football players have played at Dorais Field in Chippewa Falls. So, who exactly was Gus Dorais? In short, he was one of the most important figures of football in the first half of the 1900s ...

Paws for a Cause

Fri. Sep. 8th, 2017  |  Measha Vieth

Do you ever wish there were more events and activities you could bring your four-legged friends along to? Or, you don’t have a dog, but really love them and just want to be surrounded by a bunch of tail wagging ...

Building Endurance

Wed. Aug. 23rd, 2017  |  Samantha Kobs

Ever gone for a 105-mile run? Chippewa Falls native Jake Nash has. He’s also run more than 20 marathons – one of them just six months after a back surgery. And last year, he completed the Ironman Wisconsin ...

The Wonders of Wissota

Fri. Aug. 11th, 2017  |  Max Martinson

With the 100 year anniversary of the creation of Lake Wissota comes a play honoring the amazing feat that took place a century ago. Jerry Way, the man behind the production of “Wissota in the Making” ...