Dive Deeper Into Craft Cocktails

local and not-so-local craft cocktail resources

Wed. Nov. 16th, 2016  |  Thom Fountain, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Chippewa River Distillery – The new distillery and brewery in Chippewa Falls creates mid-range spirits perfect for any occasion. They also have a small tasting room to give you some inspiration.

Wild Art

students create mural at Irvine Park tiger exhibit

Fri. Oct. 21st, 2016  |  Haley Wright

The tiger exhibit at the Irvine Park Zoo in Chippewa Falls, which was built in 2008 in plain concrete and remains in plain concrete, is about to get a makeover courtesy of some Chippewa Falls Middle School students ...

Where FM Means Fine Music

a look inside humble, independent Chippewa Falls radio station WCFW, its eclectic programming, and the spirit behind it all

Fri. Aug. 26th, 2016  |  by Katie Vagnino, photos by Andrea Paulseth

I’ll never forget the moment I first stumbled upon the oddball frequency – I had just moved to Eau Claire and was in my car scanning through local stations when I landed on a Rosemary Clooney ballad ...

When Dinosaurs Walked the Earth

life-size prehistoric reptiles to take over Chippewa Falls fairgrounds

Mon. Aug. 22nd, 2016  |  Hailey Novak

If a considerable part of your childhood involved watching Land Before Time videos on your VCR and referring to leaves as “tree stars” just like Spike and Littlefoot, or even if you’re simply an avid Jurassic Park fan, get ready to experience ...

Mural, Mural on the Wall

artist beautifies doomed Chippewa Falls building

Tue. Jul. 26th, 2016  |  Sammy Gibbons, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Despite the warmth of these summer months, a house of ice was brought back to life in Chippewa Falls. Artist Alexandra Moehagen decided to conceal the spray-painted profanities on the walls of what is referred to by locals ...

Opening Shot | June 29, 2016

Wed. Jun. 29th, 2016  |  photos by Michael Lundebrek

RAFT CRAFT AIN’T DAFT. The Chippewa River set the stage for another legendary FATFAR (Frenchtown Annual Tube Float and Regatta) on June 26, starting in Chippewa Falls and ending ...

Chi-Hi Students Plan Outdoor Movie Night

Mon. May. 9th, 2016  |  Katy Macek

Students in a Chippewa Falls High School class are giving families an opportunity to enjoy each other’s company and get out of the house by attending the Chippewa Falls Outdoor Movie ...

New Museum Planned in Chippewa Falls

Mon. May. 9th, 2016  |  V1 Staff

The Chippewa County Historical Society took the first step toward building a new museum with the April 25 demolition of a former Dairy Queen near the entrance to Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls ...

Keeping Spirits Up

Chippewa Falls winery adds distilling gin, whiskey, and vodka to their operation

Wed. Apr. 20th, 2016  |  Amelia Kimball

Standing outside on a gorgeous sunny day, gazing out at the vineyards and sipping a quality glass of wine is an experience. An experience River Bend Vineyard & Winery in Chippewa Falls is committed to ...

Mini Golf at the Library?

fundraiser in Chippewa Falls will let you swing inside

Thu. Feb. 11th, 2016  |  Barbara Arnold

With the warm-up in weather experienced recently, don’t your thoughts just turn to … golf? Well, now you can cure the cabin fever that starts to set in about the third weekend in February. FORE! Grab your chip and wedge, and maybe an iron or two, and head over to the Chippewa Falls Public Library, 105 W. Central St., for its first-ever CHIP-Shot Mini Golf fundraiser ...

A Variety of Talent

homemade steampunk comic is the result of tons of work

Wed. Feb. 10th, 2016  |  Katie Robertson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

For the last three years, Chris Spiegel of Chippewa Falls has worked to make his passion for art and comics into something tangible: A comic book series ...

Wisconsin's Oldest Breweries

Wed. Dec. 30th, 2015  |  Ty Randerson

The beer lovers over at Thrillist have done some research and put together a list of the 11 oldest still operating breweries in the U.S. And yee-haw, we've made the list. Being Wisconsin, though, we didn't have just one or two breweries ...