Country Jam Celebrates 30 Years With Star-Studded Lineup

Tue. Jul. 9th, 2019

Haley Wright, photos by Caitlyn Berlin

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Eau Claire’s own Country Jam music festival. On an annual basis, the festival brings together friends and family to camp and enjoy live performances ...

Haymarket Plaza Ribbon-Cutting

photos by Andrea Paulseth

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The ribbon-cutting for Haymarket Plaza took place on Tuesday, July 2, opening up one of the last major redevelopment projects to be completed at the confluence of the Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers ...

Country Fest 2019

photos by Branden Nall

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Country Fest 2019 took place June 27-29 in Cadott, Wis., featuring performances by Sugarland, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Brett Young, Cole Swindell, Justin More, and many more.

12 Cool and Quirky Wisconsin Roadside Attractions to Visit this Summer

Tue. Jul. 2nd, 2019

Kensie Kiesow

For your entertainment and driving convenience, I have put together a rout containing some of the weirdest and quirkiest roadside attractions this great state of Wisconsin has to offer, and believe me, it was very difficult to narrow it down to five ...

Coming This Fall: New Bon Iver ... Album?

Tue. Jul. 2nd, 2019

Eric Christenson

Well, judging by a prototypically cryptic teaser video that dropped this morning, it’s looking like there’s some more Bon Iver music on its way by the end of the year ...

The Broken Eights Go Deep and Dark on Sophomore Album

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019

Broc Seigneurie, photos by Corey Bauch

Nestled in the woods off County Road Z stands Pine Hollow, a recording studio that has served a plethora of local talent. Recently, Evan Middlesworth, the studio’s owner and engineer, has been busy ...

UPDATE: Funds for UWEC Science Hall Back in Budget, Head to Governor

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019

Tom Giffey

The state Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee has approved $109 million in funding for the first phase of a new science and health science building on the UW-Eau Claire campus. The facility, which would replace 50-year-old Phillips Science Hall, will cost an estimated ...

Jump-Start Could Launch Your Great Idea

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019

Tom Giffey

If you’ve got an entrepreneurial dream, it’s time to get it off the ground with the help of the 15th Annual Jump-Start Downtown Business Competition sponsored by Downtown Eau Claire Inc. This business plan competition ...

Neighborly Efforts Underway in Shawtown

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019

Barbara Arnold

An association for residents of the Shawtown neighborhood on Eau Claire’s southwest side is in its formative stages. An initial planning meeting on June 18 drew 30 residents, from infants to octogenarians, to Newell Park. The next ...

Biking Toward Inclusion

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019

Lauren Fisher

Here’s a list of things that Jenn Bast, who has been biking in the Chippewa Valley for almost 10 years, considers when she goes out for a ride. It’s not comprehensive, by any stretch, but it’s representative...

Bike + Bus = Best

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019

Lauren Fisher

The Eau Claire Transit System runs a fleet of 22 buses throughout residential, medical, and retail areas in the city – and all of them are equipped with bicycle racks that hold up to two cycles.

Everything has a Purpose

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Every once in a while around Eau Claire, you might see aBa, a professor of mathematics at UWEC, riding a pretty flashy bike. aBa got his bicycle, nicknamed the “boy bike,” in 2008 when he was studying at the University of Iowa for his Ph.D.

Not Just for Anybody - Just for You

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Whatever it takes, Eric Johnson can provide it at his new shop, Not Just Anybody’s Bikes & Books (416 Gray St., Eau Claire).

Group Rides 101

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Tired of pedaling solo? New to the game and want to get some good experience? Want to dive in to the local biking community? Try a group ride!

The Kids Are on Wheels

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019

Tori Johnson, photos by Michael Bartsch

In 2017, Eau Claire Youth Cycling’s first year, there were 16 members. Two years later they have reached their (current) maximum capacity with 90 members, 38 coaches, and a waitlist.

A Plethora of Places to Pedal

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

It’s not just your imagination: The amount of bike infrastructure in the Chippewa Valley has been steadily growing in recent years as both bicyclists and public officials have continued to push for dedicated bike trails, bike lanes, and signed bike routes in urban and rural areas.

Full Steam Ahead

Tue. Jun. 25th, 2019

Rebecca Mennecke

Model trains have been around since the first set made an appearance in Germany in the late 1800s. By the early 1900s, Lionel had crafted the first electric-powered model train, and by the 1950s ...