Volume One Staff

Tom Giffey

Managing Editor

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E.C. County Posts Biggest COVID-19 Case Jump Since Pandemic Began

potential exposure at Water Street tavern identified

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Eau Claire County has just experienced its largest one-week and two-week increases in the total number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began ...

City Council Approves Mixed-Use Building on Downtown Parking Lot

council members call on developer to protect outdoor patios for Galloway Grille, Scooters

Tom Giffey

The Eau Claire City Council unanimously approved a zoning change and site plan necessary to build a five-story mixed use building along the Eau Claire River at 100 N. Farwell St., a site known as ...

Safety and Security Collide as Banks Mask Up

Tom Giffey

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

Tom Giffey

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 ...

Five Facts About Women’s Suffrage in Wisconsin

Wisconsin was ALMOST the first state to pass the 19th Amendment

Tom Giffey

The 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution – which allowed women to vote nationwide – became official 100 years ago this month ...

Dawn is Near for Eau Claire School Solar Project

school board approves bid to install panels on high schools

Tom Giffey

The Eau Claire school district is moving ever closer to putting solar panels on the roofs of North and Memorial high schools by the end of the summer. The panels are expected to save the school district about $20,000 in utility ...

It’s Official: You Can Now Buy Your Own Piece of Jamf

software firm’s stock went on sale today on the Nasdaq

Tom Giffey

Making an initial public offering of its stock today on the Nasdaq Stock Market is a “massive market opportunity” for Jamf, an executive with the Eau Claire-born software ...

Got An Idea? Launch It Downtown With the Jump-Start Contest

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If you’ve got an entrepreneurial dream, it’s time to get it off the ground with the help of the 16th Annual Jump-Start Downtown Business Competition sponsored by Downtown Eau Claire Inc. This business plan ...

EC Public Arts Council Takes Art to the Streets (and Walls)

revived civic group pushes for murals, more

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Tom Giffey

Equity. Diversity. Inclusivity. Civic engagement. Those are just a few of the ideals the Eau Claire Public Arts Council hopes to incorporate into two new murals currently in production in downtown Eau Claire. Between the coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests around the country, current events have ...

Draft EC School Plan Would Offer Blend of Virtual, In-Person Education

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When they return to school this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Eau Claire school district students will experience a blend of in-person and virtual learning under a plan scheduled to be considered by the Eau Claire school board ...

City Extends Timeline on Agreement to Build Transit Center

Tom Giffey

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 ...

Eau Claire City Council Eases Path for Sidewalk Café Seating

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Eau Claire restaurants can more quickly and easily create outdoor seating areas thanks to an ordinance change recently approved by the Eau Claire City Council. On June 23, the City Council unanimously ...