DURAND — In the driveway of a two-story house on a dairy farm in western Wisconsin, five men focus on a unique construction project. Using a drill, hammer and nails, plywood and rope, they work together in the afternoon sun to erect a structure that resembles a makeshift corral in the bed of a Honda pickup.
“6 of Substance”
The CVPost’s “6 of Substance” series is part of our effort to provide news of area nonprofit organizations and increase public awareness of their missions and activities. This week’s featured organization is the Chippewa Valley’s Ex-Prisioners Organizing, which is an organization helping to lead the fight to reform the criminal justice system.
By Jeremy Gragert, for the Chippewa Valley Post “Eaux Claires brings talent you’ve never heard of but will love,” wrote Teresa O’Halloran of Eau Claire in her Facebook review of the music festival. “The ones you know will be doing something you didn’t expect.” That five-star review sums up a common thread of reactions by […]
Technologies used for collecting personal digital data are evolving too quickly for either ethics or legislative restraints to keep pace, according to Paul Wagner, a retired UW-Eau Claire computer science professor who has studied the topic in depth.
By UW-Stout Office of University Communications Ongoing efforts to reduce blue-green algae and improve water quality in the Red Cedar River watershed have received a major boost from the National Science Foundation (NSF), which has renewed financing for a summer research program hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The $303,427 grant will sustain the LAKES REU – […]
More than 200 people of all ages and a wide range of complexions celebrated Juneteenth Monday evening at Carson Park. The turnout was almost certainly the largest in the 18 years that Juneteenth has been celebrated here. The event is designed to bring area residents together to celebrate a mutual commitment to a more united […]
Eau Claire’s L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library has launched a building feasibility study and space needs analysis, and is looking for public input. The studies are intended to guide the planning of possible changes to the Library building and grounds to meet the community’s immediate and long-term needs. Area residents can register their opinions via […]
Contributors to United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley will have several opportunities in the coming months to see first-hand how their donations impact the community and make a difference. United Way has scheduled monthly half-day tours which will stop at several of its program partner sites. Each location will provide information about the services provided there. […]
Dr. Kenneth Adler and the Fight Against Hunger Project were honored this past Thursday (April 27th) as Eau Claire Healthy Communities (ECHC) Champions for their efforts to make Eau Claire County a healthier place in which to live. The late John Stedman was given an Award of Excellence to honor his work as a community organizer. Eau […]
“Behind the Post”
By David Gordon, Associate Editor and Board Chair Change is the name of our game at the moment: a new series about Chippewa Valley nonprofits, a somewhat revamped home page layout and new office space. If you’re reading this, you’ve obviously worked your way through the changed layout on the CVPost home page. These changes […]