Kicking It: Blugold Senior Coaches Youth Football

“I realize that it’s not about what I receive in life, but rather what I give," the local coach says

Terrell Kopping began coaching youth football by chance. A Blugold senior, he’s been coaching area football teams for four years now and ...

When Summer is Going, Going, Gone

in search of one last enjoyable inning as the end of summer looms

The summer of 2019 was the summer of great expectations: outdoor concerts, long-distance Frisbee in the vacant lot, lakeside campfires, s’mores, lightning bugs, and endless summer magic ...

Indigenous Approaches

exploring the wellness movement in Indian Country

In the search for insights on wellness for both mind and body, sometimes the best answers can be found by looking to the past. Marcus Red Thunder, race director of ...

Friends Indeed

preservation a priority for newly formed Friends of Putnam Park

In 1909, lumber baron and local philanthropist Henry Cleveland Putnam donated a 230-acre parcel of land to the City of Eau Claire, hoping the low-lying stretch would be preserved as a botanical laboratory ...

Expanding Your Boundaries

craving a canoe trip? here’s what you need to know about dipping a paddle into Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

If you’ve never been camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, it may seem a little daunting – even more so if you’re not much of a camper or outdoorsperson ...

Early Season, Later Life

reflections on trout fishing with a son – then and now

It was futile. A stinging April wind gusting across Timber Coulee Creek and my cataract-clouded eyes made threading a hair-thin tippet into the eye of a trout fly no larger than a peppercorn practically impossible ...