Pablo Center Pivots from Performing Arts to Protective Gear

arts center, UWEC, Mayo and community makers part part of face shield effort

3D printers from the Pablo Center are being used to create face shield visors in a project spearheaded by Mike Lee, the Pablo Center’s workforce development and community outreach manager ...

Why I Volunteered to Work at the Polls During a Pandemic

On Election Day, I witnessed laughter, compassion, and an abundance of patience

I sat at my kitchen table on my imposed vacation day scrolling mindlessly through Facebook. That’s when I saw a post urging Chippewa Falls residents to become election officials for the spring election a week ...

Blue Ox Music Festival postponed to Aug. 27-29

the sixth annual bluegrass and roots music fest was supposed to happen in June

The Blue Ox Music Festival announced it’s postponing this year’s three-day fest to late August. The sixth annual bluegrass and roots festival was supposed to happen June 11-13 ...

The Circle of Life in a Walk in the Park

birth, death, and walking the dog just continue — even during a pandemic

“We should really try to go for a walk,” Tyler said, hovering over me. He had likely noticed my body was starting to look quite a bit like our living room couch and grew concerned ...

Got Some Time on Your Hands? Fill Out Your Census Form

April 1 was Census Day, but you likely won’t see census workers at your door until the summer

Unlike the Olympics, the Final Four, and the NBA, it takes more than an unprecedented global pandemic to shut down the census ...

Country Fest Postpones June Festival, Reschedules for August

34th annual festival moves dates because of coronavirus concerns

In the first such move by one of the Chippewa Valley’s big summer music festivals, the organizers of County Fest announced Friday that they would be moving their annual three-day event from June 25-27 to Aug. 13-15 as a result of the coronavirus ...

Hang in there, Chippewa Valley.

Like so many organizations right now, our staff is doing everything we can to help where it makes sense, with the tools we have available to us.

Letters from Home in the Time of COVID

these will be amazing memories ... eventually ... one day ... maybe?

How’s it going, Chippewa Valley? I’m fine. Like many of you smart, attractive, industrious people reading this, I’ve been working from home for the past few weeks.

The Culture of Staying Apart: A COVID-19 Diary

Chippewa Valley writer Patti See documents two weeks of coronavirus-era lifestyle changes

March 16: We cancel our weekend trip to our daughter’s in Madison. Restaurants and bars are shutting down. “That will never happen here,” I tell Bruce ...

Businesses Gear Up to Help in Fight Against COVID-19

from distillers to mustard makers, Valley businesses join the effort

Just like major manufacturers such as U.S. Rubber and National Presto Industries retooled during World War II, Chippewa Valley businesses are now adapting to tackle a potentially deadly virus ...

UW-Stout Art Students’ Protective Masks Go to First Responders

Dunn County Emergency Management gets nearly 2,000 N95 masks

With nearly 2,000 protective N95 masks available, UW-Stout’s School of Art and Design faculty and staff knew they needed to get the potentially life-saving gear against COVID-19 ...

Performers Get Creative with Internet-Powered Artistry

live-streaming is key for artists still trying to reach their audiences

Large gatherings are prohibited. Venues are closed. And now, artists and performers find themselves without an in-person audience to connect with ...

Staying Safer (and Healthier) at Home

Eau Claire doctor offers tips on maintaining your family’s physical and mental health during isolating times

Volume One talked to Dr. Mollie Meagher, a Family Medicine Resident Physician with Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, about how we can keep ourselves and our families healthy and happy during ...