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Andrea Paulseth

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Public-Private Task Force Charts Way for Chippewa Valley Post-Quarantine

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

As the Chippewa Valley – and the rest of Wisconsin – emerges from two months of “Safer at Home” quarantine, we’re all struggling to navigate a world that suddenly seems unfamiliar. Should we wear masks everywhere? Is it safe to go to out? If we do, is ...

How Has the Pandemic Impacted You? Community Survey Seeks Answers

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A coalition of Chippewa Valley community organizations are asking you to take a COVID-19 community survey to understand how the pandemic has affected your health, financial stability, and access to community ...

Phoenix Park Bridge Will Light Up to Honor 2020 Grads

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Among the many disappointments caused by this spring’s pandemic has been the cancelation of in-person graduation ceremonies for young people wrapping up their high school and college careers. From drive-by parades ...

COVID-19: The Wedding Crasher They Never Expected

couples get creative in the midst of pandemic

Natalie Rosenkranz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

With our wedding three months out, we’re at a standstill. The “Safer at Home” order prohibits groups of over 10, and the pandemic has no end date. So now what?

Downtown Farmers Market Focuses on Health, Safety as Season Nears

first farmers market of 2020 planned for Saturday

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Preparing for the first farmers market of the season in downtown Eau Claire’s Phoenix Park has been particularly challenging this year. In addition to arranging all the usual details for the dozens of vendors who will arrive shortly after dawn on Saturday, Deidra Barrickman has had to contend with the uncertainty ...

[PHOTOS] Enjoying the Sunshine During Quarantine

springtime brings Wisconsinites outdoors (at a distance, of course)

photos by Andrea Paulseth

Spring weather brought Chippewa Vallians into the great outdoors over the first weekend of May to paddle, pedal, fish, walk, and just lounge while soaking up ...

Reader Alert: L.E. Phillips Library to Start Pickup Service May 11

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Are you stuck reading the same books you were before the pandemic hit? If you’re a patron of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire, now you’re in luck: The library announced Friday that it will begin a library pickup service ...

MEET YOUR MEAT: The Valley’s Favorite Places to Buy Meat

here’s what readers said in our 2020 ‘Best Of’ poll

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When we published the results of our 2020 Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll earlier this year, it was no surprise that Rump’s (1411 Lynn Ave., Altoona) rose to the top as the Best Place to Buy Meat ...

Chippewa Valley Restaurants Step Up to Help Residents in Need

Loopy's delivers free meals to elderly, sick in the community

Caitlin Boyle, photos by Andrea Paulseth

As Chippewa Valley eateries try to survive during Wisconsin’s now-extended stay-at-home order, a number of them have decided to help the community despite being shut down for several weeks ...

DON'T Roll Out the Barrel: Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest Delayed Until 2021

celebration of German culture is latest event to vanish for 2020

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Now pandemic-driven uncertainty is leading even fall events to be suspended: The latest in the Chippewa Valley is Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest, which has been postponed until September 2021 ...

[UPDATE] Xiong Wins Race for Vacant Seat on Eau Claire City Council

Wisconsin's spring election was six days ago, but clerks were finally allowed to count the ballots

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

You can call tonight Election Night 2.0. Under normal circumstances, Election Night – when candidates and their supporters either revel in victory or commiserate in defeat – usually directly follows Election Day ...

[PHOTOS] Curbside Pick-up and Delivery during COVID

Court'n House, Grand Ave Café, and The District Pub & Grill

photos by Andrea Paulseth

While getting together and dining in is a thing of the past for the foreseeable future, Chippewa Valley restaurants are taking matters into their own hands with curbside pickup, takeout, and other creative ways ...