Country Jam Canceled for 2020 Over COVID-19 Concerns

Another one of the Chippewa Valley’s high-profile music festivals has fallen silent this summer: Organizers of County Jam USA announced Monday that the three-day musical gathering won’t ...

Volume One Receives Emergency Funds from Google News Initiative

Along with countless businesses forging ahead through the COVID-19 pandemic, Volume One has been adversely affected by the human and economic costs of the crisis. In fact, we’re part of an industry that has been hit particularly hard: Thousands of media ...

County, City of Eau Claire Extend COVID-19 Orders

county rules now allow outdoor gatherings of up to 20 people

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 ...

Rock Fest Postponed Until 2021 Amid Pandemic

organizers hope to book same bands for next year

It looks like there is a force in the universe stronger than rock ’n’ roll: COVID-19. Explaining that “the deck is stacked against us,” organizers of ...

SOUNDS LIKE BUMMER? A Quick Update on Our Annual Summer Concert Series

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, you may be wondering about Volume One’s Sounds Like Summer Concert Series. The concerts – which typically bring nearly 2,000 people to Phoenix Park to enjoy local music, food, and community every Thursday throughout the summer ...

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 ...

Downtown Farmers Market Focuses on Health, Safety as Season Nears

first farmers market of 2020 planned for Saturday

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 ...

National Guard to Help With COVID-19 Testing in Western Wisconsin

details about drive-through sites, hours announced

Part of the statewide effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and re-open Wisconsin depends on ramping up testing for the virus. Gov. Tony Evers announced that the Wisconsin National Guard will help work toward that goal by setting up drive-through testing sites throughout ...

‘The New Normal’ – Read the Whole Issue Online

Can’t get your hands on a printed copy? We’ve got a solution

Read our special May 2020 issue, “The New Normal: Part II of Pulling Together While Staying Apart” online. Click the link ...

Reader Alert: L.E. Phillips Library to Start Pickup Service May 11

Are you stuck reading the same books you were before the pandemic hit? If you’re a patron of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire, now you’re in luck: The library announced Friday that it will begin a library pickup service ...

Chippewa Valley Restaurants Step Up to Help Residents in Need

Loopy's delivers free meals to elderly, sick in the community

As Chippewa Valley eateries try to survive during Wisconsin’s now-extended stay-at-home order, a number of them have decided to help the community despite being shut down for several weeks ...