Sound of Silence: Blue Ox Pulls Plug on 2020 Festival

dates set for 2021 gathering

After doing their best to weather the pandemic by first holding a virtual event and then rescheduling their in-person festival to late August, organizers of the Blue Ox Music Festival have finally decided to ...

Volume One Receives Facebook Journalism Project Grant

grants provide $10.3 million to support more than 144 local newsrooms nationwide

Facebook announced recently that more than 144 U.S. news organizations, including Volume One, will receive a total of $10.3 million in grants through the COVID-19 Local News Relief Fund Grant Program. The grants are ...

E.C. Chamber of Commerce: Please Wear Your Face Masks

In a public letter to supporters Tuesday, the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce asked businesses and community members to follow federal, state, and local guidelines about wearing face masks and social distancing to slow the spread ...

Eau Claire County Takes Step to Relax COVID-19 Limits

bigger public gatherings, more people in businesses now allowed

A new public health order allowing gatherings of as many as 100 people indoors and 250 people outdoors went into effect today in Eau Claire County. The latest order from the Eau Claire City-County Health Department loosens ...

Chippewa Valley Museum Collecting Quarantine Diaries

if you've been recording your thoughts throughout the pandemic, the museum wants to hear from you

Have you kept a diary throughout these unprecedented, uncertain, chaotic – you name it – times? The Chippewa Valley Museum is collecting journals for its “Dear Diary” program ...

Eau Claire County Reports First COVID-19 Related Death

After weathering several months of a global pandemic without a coronavirus fatality, Eau Claire County has experienced its first COVID-19 related death, the Eau Claire City-County Health Department announced ...

Release Your Inner Archivist and Help Chronicle COVID-19 in the Valley

CV Museum, UWEC collaborate to create pandemic archive

Most of the time, people donate items to museums because they have historical significance – for example, a letter written by Benjamin Franklin. Currently there is a project in our community to collect items being used today. A team ...

With ‘Multidimensional,’ ArtFly Brings Local Art Online

virtual exhibition of Chippewa Valley art runs through June 5

Eau Claire-based pop-up gallery ArtFly has taken art to a new, digital format that can be accessed by a computer or smartphone in the new exhibition “ArtFly: Multidimensional” – ArtFly’s first show in ...

Phoenix Park Bridge Will Light Up to Honor 2020 Grads

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 ...

What’s the Buzz? 14,000 Cloth Masks and Counting …

Eau Claire-based effort unites hundreds around sewing

A honeybee colony can be thought of as a single organism, and, if you listen very carefully, you can hear a low humming sound in the Chippewa Valley. It is the sound of hundreds of sewing machines, from farmhouses to family homes to city ...

Chalkfest Pivots to Virtual Display, Competition for 2020

participants invited to safely create chalk artwork wherever they are

Since its inception 12 years ago, Chalkfest has been a celebration of creativity spread across concrete canvases – first at downtown Eau Claire’s Wilson Park, and more recently on the UW-Eau Claire campus. Last summer alone ...