VOTE NOW: Best of the Valley 2020

Thu. Dec. 5th, 2019

V1 Staff

VOTE NOW! Voting is now open in our 2019 Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll! We've got lots of categories across 9 different sections. Feel free to jump around and vote on the stuff that's important to you. Voting ends at midnight on Dec. 11 ...

Merry Christkindlmarkt

Wed. Dec. 4th, 2019

author & photographer by Nate Cooksey

Lazy Monk Brewing is back with holiday cheer, hosting their fourth annual Christkindlmarkt (Christmas Market for non-German speakers) – celebrating the quaint German tradition of ...

By the Numbers: Local Schools

Wed. Dec. 4th, 2019

V1 Staff

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction recently released 2018-19 report cards for public school districts. Districts’ rankings in areas such as ...

City and Xcel Set Carbon-Free Goals

Wed. Dec. 4th, 2019

V1 Staff

The City of Eau Claire and Xcel Energy signed an ambitious “Energy Future Collaboration” agreement earlier this month, jointly pledging to produce – and use – more clean energy. The memorandum of understanding is ...

FEATURE STORY: Karaoke in the Valley (A Scientific Analysis)

Wed. Dec. 4th, 2019

Samantha Kobs, design by Mackenzie Slattery, photos by Andrea Paulseth, Samantha Kobs

According to the peer-edited and highly regarded online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, karaoke was first popularized by a Japanese engineer in the late 1960s as a form of dinner entertainment. Since then, karaoke has ...

A Path to Winter Happiness

Tue. Dec. 3rd, 2019

Tom Giffey

If you’ll forgive the pun, a newly designated Winter Recreation Path – which will be given high plowing priority when it snows – is just the tip of the iceberg for ...

On Record for Youth

Mon. Dec. 2nd, 2019

Parker Reed, photos by Kyle Lehman

Collaboration is key for an Eau Claire recording studio owner who is calling community members into action to benefit area youth. Kyle Culver owns Sprinter Studios, a recording studio nestled in downtown Eau Claire with aspirations aimed at ...

It’s Sol-Fa Season

Wed. Nov. 27th, 2019

V1 Staff

When Tonic Sol-fa comes to town – which is getting close to a yearly thing now – you know there’s some holiday magic in the air. The Minneapolis-based vocal group always make it point to ...

Slicing Into the Eau Claire Market

Wed. Nov. 27th, 2019

Caitlin Boyle, photos by Andrea Paulseth

There is something brand-new coming to the west side of Eau Claire: What was once the site of Tailgates Sports Bar on the corner of Clairemont Avenue and Cameron Street will soon be ...

Speaking up Against the Stigma

Wed. Nov. 27th, 2019

Briana Novacek, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Sarah Ferber is the associate director of Ex-Incarcerated People Organizing, a recovered drug addict and a formerly incarcerated person. Her passion and ...

A Voice in Music

Wed. Nov. 27th, 2019

Maddy Mortimer, photos by Andrea Paulseth, Luong Huynh

“Eau Claire was home base,” local musician Jerrika Mighelle said. “Part of the reason I still live in Eau Claire is because of the support for music.” She started playing ...

The Write Women

Wed. Nov. 27th, 2019

Rae Poynter, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Chippewa Valley Writers Guild has played a key role in connecting the many dedicated and talented writers who call this area home. Two of these writers are ...

Tue. Nov. 26th, 2019

Hilarious Holly Jolly Holiday Special 2019

It's the Hilarious Holly Jolly Holiday Special from Volume One & The Local Store! You'll see Santa Claus answering your questions, magical surprises, local fun, and special guests like Gabriel the dog! Happy Holidays from us and ours to you and yours!

Holiday Can't Miss: Chris Kroeze

Mon. Nov. 25th, 2019

V1 Staff

The prodigal son returns. Come celebrate the holidays in home town style! After three sold out shows in March and overwhelming demand ...

GeekCon 2019

photos by Michael Bartsch

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The 3rd Annual UWEC GeekCon took place on Saturday, Nov. 23 at UW-Eau Claire's Davies Center. GEEKcon is "a celebration of talents, hobbies, and passions, including everything from legos to essential oils, music to video games, and comic books to knitting." There were 50+ vendors, and over ...

Holiday Cheer at the Theater

Thu. Nov. 21st, 2019

Lauren Fisher

Community, cheer, holiday magic, and family – what more could we ask for as the weather turns cold and Christmas approaches? Local theater troupes are preparing to deliver on ...