Volume One Staff

Tom Giffey

Managing Editor

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County, City of Eau Claire Extend COVID-19 Orders

county rules now allow outdoor gatherings of up to 20 people

Tom Giffey

A day after the number of diagnosed coronavirus cases in Eau Claire County exceeded 100 for the first time, the Eau Claire City-County Health Department extended an order intended to slow the spread of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Pablo Center’s ARTmobile Takes an Online Detour

children’s art program comes to the Web after COVID-driven closure

Tom Giffey

For years, the ARTmobile has been a colorful attraction for children and their parents across the Chippewa  Valley, popping up at locations from the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library to Oakwood Mall to Phoenix Park. The roaming program ...