Time to Book It Back to the Library (If You’ve Got an Appointment, That Is!)

L.E. Phillips Library will allow in-person appointments starting July 1

It’s been more than three months since patrons have been able to visit the inside of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. Beginning Wednesday, July 1, that will change as the Eau Claire’s public library starts ...

Back to the Past: Chippewa Valley Museum Ready to Reopen

The Chippewa Valley Museum is the latest local institution to plan to reopen as the community and nation continue to turn the dial away from coronavirus-related restrictions. The museum, which closed its doors ...

Country Fest Postponed to 2021

despite their darndest efforts, Cadott music festival cancels August event

Joining the bandwagon of other high-profile music festivals in the Chippewa Valley, Country Fest is postponing its August festival until June 24-26, 2021 ...

UWEC, UW-Stout Plan to Open for Fall Semester

campuses will implement health and safety measures, including social distancing and use of masks

University leaders say they collaborated to put “comprehensive safety plans” in place to ensure the safety of faculty, staff, and students upon return, including ...

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 ...