Gov. Evers Signs COVID-19 Relief Bill, Says More Is Needed

legislation taps into up to $2 billion in federal relief funds

After a first virtual session of the state Legislature in Wisconsin history, both chambers approved a coronavirus relief bill that was swiftly signed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday ...

[UPDATE] Xiong Wins Race for Vacant Seat on Eau Claire City Council

Wisconsin's spring election was six days ago, but clerks were finally allowed to count the ballots

You can call tonight Election Night 2.0. Under normal circumstances, Election Night – when candidates and their supporters either revel in victory or commiserate in defeat – usually directly follows Election Day ...

Farm Tech Days Latest Big Event Delayed by COVID-19

huge ag show slated for this summer in Eau Claire is moved to 2021

Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, which was slated to be held this July at Huntsinger Farms just south of Eau Claire, has been rescheduled to July 20-22, 2021 ...

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 ...