Tom Giffey

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The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Mar. 18th, 2020

County, Cities Declare Emergency Over COVID-19

Tom Giffey

Both the city and county of Eau Claire are now under a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, which continues to spread across the nation and state. On Tuesday evening, the Eau Claire City Council ...

Tue. Mar. 17th, 2020

Meet the Candidates: Two Hopefuls Vie for Eau Claire Council Seat on April 7

Tom Giffey

Fall partisan elections – when we pick presidents, governors, senators, and the like – tend to get most of the attention, but spring elections in Wisconsin are vital, too. While these elections tend to have lower turnout than their fall counterparts, the people we elect to local offices ...

Fri. Mar. 6th, 2020

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 ...

Thu. Mar. 5th, 2020

Time to Party Down Downtown With Deci’s Downtown Awards

Tom Giffey

There’s plenty to celebrate in downtown Eau Claire, and Thursday, March 19, will be the night to do it. Downtown Eau Claire Inc. will hold its annual Downtown Awards and Celebration that evening ...

Thu. Mar. 5th, 2020

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?

Tue. Mar. 3rd, 2020

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 ...

Thu. Feb. 20th, 2020

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 ...

Thu. Feb. 20th, 2020

Peters Stepping Aside

Tom Giffey, video by Joel Pearish

Eau Claire city manager to retire in May

Fri. Jan. 24th, 2020

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 ...

Fri. Jan. 24th, 2020

The FAQ on CBD

Tom Giffey

everything you wanted to know about CBD, but didn't know who to ask

Fri. Jan. 24th, 2020

Gehrke’s Long Career the Subject of Library Exhibit

Tom Giffey

When sculptor, painter, and woodworker Robert Gehrke died last year at age 68, the Chippewa Valley lost one of its longstanding artistic icons. Gehrke, an Eau Claire native, made his living as ...

Mon. Jan. 13th, 2020

DeMuth Will Lead Menomonie Chamber of Commerce

Tom Giffey

An experienced nonprofit leader in Dunn County has been hired as the new chief executive officer of the Menomonie Chamber of Commerce. Ashley DeMuth, who most recently was ...

Mon. Jan. 13th, 2020

The Chippewa Valley's Most Popular Baby Names of 2019

Tom Giffey

Confession time: When my wife was carrying our first child, I didn’t ease my pre-parental anxiety by absorbing What to Expect When You’re Expecting or some similar advice book. Instead, I read a ...

Thu. Jan. 9th, 2020

New Cannery Plan OK’d

Tom Giffey

residential development already underway in EC riverside neighborhood

Thu. Jan. 9th, 2020

1 Million More

Tom Giffey

Eau Claire chapter of 1 Million Cups continues to grow

Fri. Jan. 3rd, 2020

Student to Star With Chippewa Valley Symphony

Tom Giffey

Every year, some of the most talented teenage musicians in the state compete in the Kristo Orthodontics Young Artist Competition, with the winner taking the stage with ...