Wisco Congressman Pushes Bill to Aid Shuttered Entertainment Venues

Democrat Ron Kind and Republican colleague introduce ENCORES Act

A western Wisconsin congressman is working across the aisle to help entertainment and music venues nationwide who have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, a Democratic whose ...

Pablo Center Donates ‘Together Chippewa Valley’ Funds To Eight Arts Nonprofits

as local arts venues face extinction, COVID-formed coalition seeks to support nonprofits

The Pablo Center at the Confluence announced Wednesday that it has donated a total of $9,484 in funds from Together Chippewa Valley – a fundraising coalition formed amid the COVID-19 pandemic in response to local community needs – to eight ...

Should I Wear a Face Mask? a Local Physician Weighs In

Wisconsin can learn a lot from Germany's pandemic approach

I was shocked when I read back in January that the first case of COVID-19 in Germany was diagnosed in my former hometown Munich. In retrospect, it made sense that Munich was at high risk to be affected ...

Regis Catholic Schools Plan In-Person Classes This Fall

private school system students will attend five days a week

Regis Catholic Schools has released information about returning to school this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, with a plan to reopen school buildings and resuming in-person classes, five days a week, following ...

Coalition to Public: ‘Mask Up, Eau Claire County!’

A new coalition has launched an effort to encourage Eau Claire County residents to voluntarily wear face masks in public to slow the spread of COVID-19. Organizations ranging from local governments to medical ...

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 ...