Volume One Staff

Andrea Paulseth

Staff Photographer

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Breaking Ground for Inclusion

Katie Larson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The cry of “Let’s play ball!” will be heard at the newly developed baseball and softball fields at Jeffers Road Park next spring. However, come June 3, those words will be directed for the first time at the players ...

Sneak Peek: Look Inside The Oxbow Hotel

photos by Andrea Paulseth

Take a sneak peek inside The Oxbow Hotel. Formerly the Green Tree Inn, this highly anticipated boutique hotel in downtown Eau Claire is set to open in October of 2016.

Beaver Creek Reserve's Discovery Room Has an All-New Look

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Are you and your kids eager to learn about the plants and animals – from bald eagles to box turtles – that populate Wisconsin’s northwoods? Do you want to get an inside look – literally – at a beehive ...

Dixit: Have a Blast With Some Deep Thinking

Mike Paulus, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Dixit is a game that gets me and my kids thinking in new ways – right there at the kitchen table, it can trick you into abstract thought through beautiful pictures and rousing, competitive play ...

Transform Your Look ... for Good

local experts perfect the ‘microblading’ technique for amazing semi-permanent brows

Darrion Behrendt, photos by Andrea Paulseth

It’s been said that the average woman spends about an hour a day doing her hair and makeup, so it’s no surprise that time-saving permanent ...

Entering the Oxbow

downtown’s newest hotel has unbreakable local spirit

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In a few short days, the doors will finally swing open on The Oxbow Hotel, a brand-new boutique hotel at ...

Kickin' It Old School

Kickball Classic is back to rock you at Cinder City Park

Amanda Luft, photos by Andrea Paulseth

It’s officially autumn, and that means more than just back-to-school specials at the Farm & Fleet. That’s right; it’s time again for the Chippewa Valley Rock-n-Roll Kickball Classic!

Little Bits of Grace

new Michael Perry book compiles best Roughneck Grace columns

Mike Paulus, Raquel Dorf, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If you ever called him a “celebrity” to his face, area writer and humorist Michael Perry would probably reply with his trademark humility, his deep voice murmuring something about pig farming or raising chickens. Over the years ...

GOODBYE, GAP: Federal funds will complete missing Old Abe Trail miles

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Even though the Chippewa Valley has become increasingly friendly for bicyclists in recent years, there’s still something missing – literally: There’s a 2.4-mile gap in what otherwise would be a continuous trail system connecting ...

Eau Claire's Legendary "Cave Lady"

Frank Smoot, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Let's enjoy a blast from the past (July 7, 2011 to be exact) as former Volume One columnist and local history ninja Frank Smoot details the very true tale of a very real cave along the Eau Claire River – and the very real lady who once lived in it.

Cart and Soul

Soul Brewed mobile coffee finds a home in downtown Eau Claire

Laura Lash, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The beans are sealed in an unbleached, soft brown envelope of a bag. The company name, Soul Brewed Coffee Roasters, is scrawled in a seemingly quill-inked print. An evergreen stands tall beside the name, as if nature ...

Game On!

community TV preps a new gaming-focused program

Amelia Kimball, photos by Andrea Paulseth

As a child, Wyatt Biegel dreamed of playing video games for a living. His younger self would definitely be proud of him today. Biegel is on staff at Chippewa Valley Community Television. Starting the month, they will be airing a new gaming show called ...

A Second Tale of Second Sight

Eau Claire writer continues tale of 18th-century London girl

Darrion Behrendt, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Delaney Green’s just-released Jem, a Fugitive from London follows an orphan girl growing up in 18th-century London who has a big problem: She has inherited magic ...

Ready for Referendums

Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls school boards seek funding boost from voters on Nov. 8

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Voters in two of the Chippewa Valley’s largest school districts will decide whether to increase school funding via referendums on the Nov. 8 election ballot ...

Apple Investment

Chippewa Falls orchard plants thousands of apple trees in expansion

Hailey Novak, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A Name to Remember

donations will ensure that Confluence art collection is named for Laurie Bieze

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

For years, Laurie Bieze was the living embodiment of the Chippewa Valley’s artistic spirit. A talented stained-glass artist, a visionary community leader, and a warm-hearted friend to countless people ...

Tuesday Night Blues: Sue Orfield Band

photos by Andrea Paulseth

The final Tuesday Night Blues of the 2016 season took place on Tuesday, August 30 at the Owen Park Bandshell and featured the Sue Orfield Band.

Water Street Bridge Ribbon Cutting

photos by Andrea Paulseth

On Thursday, September 1, the City of Eau Claire held a ribbon cutting ceremony of officially open the the Water Street Bridge, now open for traffic (and slightly ahead of schedule). The event included live music, speeches, and a ceremonial first crossing by ...

Where FM Means Fine Music

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

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 ...