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Take a Look at These New Conceptual Plans for Boyd Park

The Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association is giving the public a sneak peak at some conceptual images for what the Main Street park might look like in the future, including a cool plaza, a viewing platform overlooking the native prairie area, and ...

Bon Iver Meets The Boss, Jenny Lewis for New Single

Elsa Jensen, Jenny Lewis, Bruce Springsteen, and Jenn Wasner join voices on the new track

Hot off an A-list collab with Taylor Swift on her new album folklore, Bon Iver is back today with an original tune called “AUATC” or “Ate Up All Their Cake.” As if mingling with Taylor wasn’t enough, the band calls ...

The Importance of Budgeting During a Recession

Now more than ever, personal budgeting is necessary. Local experts offer advice.

Creating a budget can seem like a daunting task, but in financially insecure times like today, it’s an important skill to have. People talk ...

Safety and Security Collide as Banks Mask Up

Before the pandemic, the idea of wearing a mask into a bank or other financial institution probably seemed highly questionable. We’ve all seen ...

Paycheck Protection Program Pumped Hundreds of Millions into Valley Economy

federal stimulus helped saved as many as 40,000 jobs in three counties

The federal Paycheck Protection Program had a massive impact on the Chippewa Valley economy, pumping as much as nearly half a billion dollars into local businesses and nonprofits and saving as many as 40,000 jobs, at least temporarily ...

Opening Shot | August 5, 2020

NEW PAINT JOB, NEW LOOK. The City of Eau Claire unveiled a colorful new logo back in January, and it’s begun to pop up in all kinds of places. Most recently, it appeared on the side of the city ...

RESTAURANTS REBORN: Local Eateries Get Refreshed Look

two local restaurants glow-up, even amid a pandemic

Two well-known restaurants in the Chippewa Valley now have new identities after changes in ownership; but despite their name changes, these two establishments still provide welcoming atmospheres with delectable food and drinks ...

Eighteen-Year Effort Leads UWEC Alumn to Publish Debut Novel

Eighteen years ago, Rebecca Le Koshak (a.k.a. “R. Le Koshak”) saw a boy sitting on the beach looking miserable. Searching for an answer as to why he looked so upset eventually led to the publication of her first book ...

THE REAR END: Trimming in the Time of COVID

one of the hairier problems this pandemic has produced

The battle for my face rages on. For over four months now, the precious topography stuck to the front of my head has been an absolute war zone. I fear there is no end in sight ...