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Check Out the Cool Concept Plan for Upgrading Boyd Park

The Eau Claire City Council has approved an ambitious concept plan to upgrade Boyd Park with amenities that would include an adventure playground, a skate park, and even a hammock lounge. Now a neighborhood association must raise ...

Country Fest Plans Star-Studded Lineup for 2021

Earlier this summer, as big gatherings – music festivals in particular – were announcing cancellations left and right, Country Fest in Cadott fell in line, moved beyond the lost cause that is 2020, and announced dates for 2021 ...

FMDown Goes Behind the Camera for Streaming Series ‘Live & Alone’

Rock n roll, apple shampoo, silliness abound for the 12-episode series ...

When the Eau Claire band FMDown – Will Wall, Greg Kernkamp, Andrew Liss, and Joe Gunderson – gets behind the lens of a video camera, it’s safe you say you never know what you’re about to see. To complement ...

Operation Backpack Gears Up for School Year

The seventh annual Operation Backpack program under the Helping Hands For Our Children organization is now underway and aims to help 100 children kick off the school ...

City Extends Timeline on Agreement to Build Transit Center

The City of Eau Claire will continue to negotiate with a private developer over the construction of a downtown building intended to house a city bus transfer center and three stories of residential housing. The Eau Claire City Council voted ...

Country Road, Take Me Home: Ben Shaw Packs It Up in New Video [WATCH]

The singer/songwriter's new video for 2018 song "Get The Hell Outta Here" is a massive local collaboration

In a brand-new music video, songwriter Ben Shaw is packing up his 1955 Dodge pickup truck and leaving this old town in his dust. “Get The Hell Outta Here” is the closing track to ...

On the Cover | July 8, 2020

learn more about this issue's cover art from Lori Chilefone

“I’d like to dedicate this cover to Eric and Erin Anderson. Thank you for bringing this ancient lawn game home, and showing us all, both casual and ...

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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 ...

LOCAL LIT: ’Hope Is ... A View from the Bridge’

Dogs are the chief beneficiaries of shelter-in-place in my neighborhood. They give us license to move about and expect, in return, longer walks and more of them. So instead of turning around at the river ...