Thinking Globally, Growing Locally

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

Tue. May. 22nd, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

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 ...

5 Famous Names From Chippewa Falls

Wed. May. 16th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

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 ...

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

conference to examine future of rail in region

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

grab your boots and bug spray, then hit the road to find these fabulous hiking spots

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 For hiking enthusiasts willing to drive a bit outside of the area ...

5 Names Immortalized on Chippewa Valley Institutions

Tue. Feb. 20th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

You’ll find Lewis E. Phillips’ name on more high-profile Chippewa Valley facilities than any other, including Eau Claire’s public library, the senior center, a drug and alcohol treatment center, a career development ...

Why the Hell Would I Drive to Chippewa?

maybe it’s time you explored the rest of the Valley

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)

the biggest baby names of 2017

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

get all the anglers’ tricks while you fish for free

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 ...