Volume One Staff

Tom Giffey

Managing Editor

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Young Role Model Speaks up for Inclusion

Tom Giffey

Five years ago, during a difficult time in his life, Brady Wilder found a welcoming home away from home at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley. Now the 14-year-old is poised to represent the local ...

Fire Sale! Ex-Fire Station Destined for Used Car Lot

Tom Giffey

What do you think should go into the former Eau Claire Fire Station No. 10 on North Hastings Way? A craft brewery? A hostel? An agency dedicated to all your supernatural elimination needs?

Downtown Donut? City considers new parking approach for Block 7

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Numerous plans have come and gone in recent years for the parcel of downtown Eau Claire known as Block 7, which has been a “temporary” parking lot for the better part of a decade. While apartments, offices, and even a large parking garage ...

City Joins Sonnentag Project

hurdles remain for plan to expand arena’s size

Tom Giffey

The Eau Claire City Council has voted unanimously to take part in a university-led project to build a major event center on Menomonie Street, but numerous steps are ...

Neighbors Can Speak Out on New Boyd Park Plan

Tom Giffey

Want to offer your thoughts about the proposed redesign of Boyd Park? A public input session will be held at 6:30pm Thursday, March 5, at Spirit Lutheran Church, 1310 Main St. The gathering will be hosted by ...

Making a Splash in Wilson Park

water feature slated to replace fountain downtown

Tom Giffey

A new plan for downtown Eau Claire’s Wilson Park features a splash pad-style cluster of in-ground bubblers surrounded by boulders, benches, and berms to ...

Peters Stepping Aside

Eau Claire city manager to retire in May

Tom Giffey, video by Joel Pearish

After 30 years with the City of Eau Claire – the last four of them as city manager – Dale Peters announced recently he will retire in May. “Eau Claire has a thriving and bright future, and I look forward to ...

Best of the Chippewa Valley: 2020 Hall of Fame

undefeated 13-year winners and all 5+ year winners

Tom Giffey

Year in and year out, Chippewa Valley voters rank these winners as the cream of the crop in our poll. Here are the people, places, and things that have won their categories FIVE or more straight years!

Eau Claire’s Top Employee, City Manager Dale Peters, Will Retire this Spring

Tom Giffey, photos by Joel Pearish

After 30 years with the City of Eau Claire – the last four of them as city manager – Dale Peters announced Monday he will retire in May. “Eau Claire has a thriving and bright future, and I look forward to working with you for a smooth transition,” Peters wrote in an open letter ...

Sunny Skies CBD in Durand Says the Future Looks Bright for the New Industry

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

On Durand’s Main Street you can catch a glimpse of what could be a big part of rural Wisconsin’s future: There, just past the City Hill, across the street from the Courier-Wedge newspaper office, and next door to the RoosterTail Bar & Grill, is the headquarters of Sunny Skies CBD ...