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The “Clean Sweep” event scheduled for Saturday (July 17) will accept a reduced list of items because of greatly restrict...
07/12/2021
'Clean Sweep' on Saturday morning will accept reduced list of items for disposal – Chippewa Valley Post

The “Clean Sweep” event scheduled for Saturday (July 17) will accept a reduced list of items because of greatly restricted availability of incineration in the hazardous waste industry. The event will run from 8 a.m. to noon. It will be hosted by WRR Environmental Services, 5200 Ryder Rd. in Eau Claire. Only the following items will be accepted during Saturday’s event: oil-based and latex paints (but only if they are…...

https://cvpost.org/clean-sweep-on-saturday-morning-will-accept-reduced-list-of-items-for-disposal/

The “Clean Sweep” event scheduled for Saturday (July 17) will accept a reduced list of items because of greatly restricted availability of incineration in the hazardous waste industry. The event will run from 8 a.m. to noon. It will be hosted by WRR Environmental Services, 5200 Ryder Rd. in Eau ...

By Tom Kamenick, for the Wisconsin FoIC Imagine that a developer has been lobbying your local town board to approve a co...
07/11/2021
'Your Right to Know': Why the public's business should be done on government computers – Chippewa Valley Post

By Tom Kamenick, for the Wisconsin FoIC Imagine that a developer has been lobbying your local town board to approve a controversial development. You file a public records request asking for all emails between that developer and the board’s three members. None of them have official government email accounts, so they search their personal emails. Tom Kamenick Two members each turn over more than 15 emails....

https://cvpost.org/your-right-to-know-why-the-publics-business-should-be-done-on-government-computers/

By Tom Kamenick, for the Wisconsin FoIC Imagine that a developer has been lobbying your local town board to approve a controversial development. You file a public records request asking for all emails between that developer and the board’s three members, all of whom use their personal emails for t...

Today, we begin a crowdfunding campaign in hopes of receiving a bonus grant from Eau Claire Community Foundation.Please ...
07/06/2021

Today, we begin a crowdfunding campaign in hopes of receiving a bonus grant from Eau Claire Community Foundation.

Please consider supporting the Chippewa Valley Post at the link below to help us:

-Support two, paid, part-time student internships and an internship coordinator.
-Sustain the CV Post as an independent journalism voice in the Chippewa Valley

Thank you for your support!

https://eccf.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create?grant_id=13476

Today, we begin a crowdfunding campaign in hopes of receiving a bonus grant from Eau Claire Community Foundation.

Please consider supporting the Chippewa Valley Post at the link below to help us:

-Support two, paid, part-time student internships and an internship coordinator.
-Sustain the CV Post as an independent journalism voice in the Chippewa Valley

Thank you for your support!

https://eccf.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create?grant_id=13476

By David Gordon, associate editor Seventeen local nonprofit organizations will be part of Tuesday’s online launch of an ...
07/05/2021
Eau Claire Community Foundation to launch first of four crowd-funding efforts on Tuesday with 17 nonprofits participating – Chippewa Valley Post

By David Gordon, associate editor Seventeen local nonprofit organizations will be part of Tuesday’s online launch of an innovative fund-raising effort spearheaded by the Eau Claire Community Foundation (ECCF). They will take part in the first of four crowd-funding campaigns set up by the ECCF to honor its upcoming 25th anniversary. That milestone will be celebrated on June 20, 2022, some six weeks after the close of the fourth crowd-funding period....

https://cvpost.org/eau-claire-community-foundation-to-launch-first-of-four-crowd-funding-efforts-on-tuesday-with-17-nonprofits-participating/

By David Gordon, associate editor Seventeen local nonprofit organizations will be part of Tuesday’s online launch of an innovative fund-raising effort spearheaded by the Eau Claire Community Foundation (ECCF). They will take part in the first of four crowd-funding campaigns set up by the ECCF to h...

Close to $50,000 will be made available to support new equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) programs in the Eau Claire ...
07/04/2021
New grants program will fund equity, diversity and inclusion projects in Eau Claire schools – Chippewa Valley Post

Close to $50,000 will be made available to support new equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) programs in the Eau Claire Area School District, through a new grant program announced this past week by the Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation (ECPSF). With support from the Pablo Foundation, the program will fund value-added grants to support new EDI initiatives in the schools. It was developed in response to community and nationwide interest in preventing or overcoming racial injustice and systemic racism, particularly in schools, according to a press release from the ECPSF....

https://cvpost.org/new-grants-program-will-fund-equity-diversity-and-inclusion-projects-in-eau-claire-schools/

Close to $50,000 will be made available to support new equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) programs in the Eau Claire Area School District, through a new grant program announced this week by the Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation. With support from the Pablo Foundation, the program will fund val...

By David Gordon, CVPost board chair David Gordon When we launched the CVPost website in February of 2015, we hadn’t tota...
06/25/2021
BEHIND THE POST: We’re changing our Mission Statement. . . – Chippewa Valley Post

By David Gordon, CVPost board chair David Gordon When we launched the CVPost website in February of 2015, we hadn’t totally figured out where we wanted to place our emphasis. Should it be on unreported stories about the nonprofit organizations that help to keep the Chippewa Valley functioning? Or should we aim to fill in some of the increasing gaps in general news coverage that were becoming apparent in local print and broadcast operations?...

https://cvpost.org/behind-the-post-were-changing-our-mission-statement/

By David Gordon, CVPost board chair When we launched the CVPost website in February of 2015, we hadn’t totally figured out where we wanted to place our emphasis. We considered focusing on either untold stories from the nonprofit area or filling some of the gaps in general news coverage and wound u...

By Sandra McKinney, for the CVPost Sandra McKinney Saturday’s Juneteenth celebration in Carson Park felt very different....
06/22/2021
Juneteenth this year provides a different feeling to observer – Chippewa Valley Post

By Sandra McKinney, for the CVPost Sandra McKinney Saturday’s Juneteenth celebration in Carson Park felt very different. While Juneteenth has been recognized for 21 years in Eau Claire, this was its first observance since the federal government gave it recognition as a national holiday. That step came on Thursday with President Joe Biden’s signature on legislation approved almost unanimously by Congress....

https://cvpost.org/juneteenth-this-year-provides-a-different-feeling-to-observer/

By Sandra McKinney, for the CVPost Saturday’s Juneteenth celebration in Carson Park felt very different. Juneteenth has been recognized for 21 years in Eau Claire, but this was its first observance since the federal government recognized it as a national holiday. That step came on Thursday with Pr...

JONAH (Joining Our Neighbors, Advancing Hope) and their Affordable Housing Task Force have been awarded grants of $56,00...
06/21/2021
JONAH's Affordable Housing Task Force wins grants from ECCF, Pablo Foundation – Chippewa Valley Post

JONAH (Joining Our Neighbors, Advancing Hope) and their Affordable Housing Task Force have been awarded grants of $56,000 from the Pablo Foundation to support the creation of an Eau Claire Tenant Landlord Resource Center (EC-TLRC), and $3,000 from the Eau Claire Community Foundation to support the creation of the website for the Tenant Landlord Resource Center. In 2018 the AHTF identified the need for services that help provide access to safe, affordable housing and to assist both tenants and landlords to maintain positive and sustaining relationships....

https://cvpost.org/jonahs-affordable-housing-task-force-wins-grants-from-eccf-pablo-foundation/

JONAH's Affordable Housing Task Force has been awarded a grant of $56,000 from the Pablo Foundation to support the creation of an Eau Claire Tenant Landlord Resource Center, and a grant of $3,000 from the Eau Claire Community Foundation to create a website for the resource center. To read more, clic...

By Sandra McKinney, for the CVPost Music fed the soul. Physical contact, in a handshake or a hug, fed the spirit on Satu...
06/20/2021
Juneteenth celebration at Carson Park provides food for soul and spirit – Chippewa Valley Post

By Sandra McKinney, for the CVPost Music fed the soul. Physical contact, in a handshake or a hug, fed the spirit on Saturday afternoon. For many attending the 2021 Juneteenth celebration, food wasn’t missed and there was no reference to the fact that – because of COVID-19 – there wasn’t any, as there had been in past years. Many local organizations that address racial justice issues set up tables under the pines of Carson Park and representatives told the story for their groups....

https://cvpost.org/juneteenth-celebration-at-carson-park-provides-food-for-soul-and-spirit/

By Sandra McKinney, for the CVPost Music fed the soul. Physical contact, in a handshake or a hug, fed the spirit on Saturday afternoon. For many attending the 2021 Juneteenth celebration, food wasn’t missed and there was no reference to the fact that – because of COVID-19 – there wasn’...

Friday, June 18 By Katherine Schneider, for the CVPost There’s the excitement and anxiety of returning – at least partia...
06/19/2021
‘Sideline Dispatches’: No finish line, so hang in there – Chippewa Valley Post

Friday, June 18 By Katherine Schneider, for the CVPost There’s the excitement and anxiety of returning – at least partially – to pre-pandemic life. Kathie Schneider and Calvin But, there’s also the fact that there’s seemingly no finish line in our battle with the Corona virus. Will we need revaccination every year? Stay tuned! I’m no runner, but some advice to long distance runners seems to fit our situation:...

https://cvpost.org/sideline-dispatches-no-finish-line-so-hang-in-there/

By Katherine Schneider, for the CVPost In this space, since early in the pandemic, Kathie Schneider has offered hope, heart and occasional bits of humor. Her columns began on a weekly basis and now will be posted periodically as we head for whatever the “new normal” turns out to be. Kathie write...

By David Gordon, associate editor Eau Claire’s Juneteenth celebration will return to Carson Park on Saturday afternoon, ...
06/18/2021
Juneteenth celebration returns to Carson Park a day after becoming a federal holiday – Chippewa Valley Post

By David Gordon, associate editor Eau Claire’s Juneteenth celebration will return to Carson Park on Saturday afternoon, a day after the first time it has been celebrated as a federal holiday. The program is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. at the park’s Pine Pavilion. It is a free event and the public is invited to join in the celebration....

https://cvpost.org/juneteenth-celebration-returns-to-carson-park-a-day-after-becoming-a-federal-holiday/

By David Gordon, associate editor Eau Claire’s Juneteenth celebration will return to Carson Park on Saturday afternoon, a day after the first time it has been celebrated as a federal holiday. The program is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. at the park’s Pine Pavilion. It is a free event and the publ...

This year’s annual meeting of the Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library will be held online. It is schedu...
06/17/2021
Library support group to hold annual meeting online Monday evening – Chippewa Valley Post

This year’s annual meeting of the Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library will be held online. It is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday (June 21) on the WebEx platform. The agenda includes a summary of the Friends’ accomplishments in 2020 and the election of the 2021-2022 Executive Board. The meeting will also include recognition of Friends volunteers and the presentation of this year’s Distinguished Service Award....

https://cvpost.org/library-support-group-to-hold-annual-meeting-online-monday-evening/

This year’s annual meeting of the Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library will be held online at 7 p.m. Monday (June 21). The agenda includes the election of the 2021-2022 Executive Board and a summary of the Friends’ accomplishments in 2020. The meeting is open to the public. For m...

By Larry Gallup, for the Wisconsin FoIC If you want to see all of the emails your mayor received and sent during the wee...
06/10/2021
‘Your Right to Know’: Keep state lawmakers from destroying records – Chippewa Valley Post

By Larry Gallup, for the Wisconsin FoIC If you want to see all of the emails your mayor received and sent during the week of March 16-20, 2020, to find communications regarding the coronavirus outbreak, all you have to do is ask. Under state law, the mayor is required to retain these and provide them on request. If you want to see the emails that flowed between a particular school district and a former superintendent regarding a school-siting controversy from several years ago, again, these are supposed to be preserved and provided....

https://cvpost.org/your-right-to-know-keep-state-lawmakers-from-destroying-records/

By Larry Gallup, for the Wisconsin FoIC If you want to see all of the emails your mayor received and sent during the week of March 16-20, 2020, to find communications regarding the coronavirus outbreak, all you have to do is ask. Under state law, the mayor is required to retain these and provide the...

Friday, June 4 By Katherine Schneider, for the CVPost If you’re feeling compassion fatigue, you’re not alone. Kathie Sch...
06/04/2021
‘Sideline Dispatches’: Re-ignite your Empathy! – Chippewa Valley Post

Friday, June 4 By Katherine Schneider, for the CVPost If you’re feeling compassion fatigue, you’re not alone. Kathie Schneider and Calvin We’ve all been through a lot-- anxiety, fear, grief, and running on empty, to name just a few of the emotions that have run rampant in the last 15 months. Being isolated has also narrowed our focus and made us concentrate on those near and dear to us....

https://cvpost.org/sideline-dispatches-re-ignite-your-empathy/

By Katherine Schneider, for the CVPost In this space, since early in the pandemic, Kathie Schneider has offered heart, hope and occasional bits of humor. These columns began on a weekly basis and will now be posted periodically as we head for whatever the “new normal” will be. Kathie writes from...

Disclosure Note: For the just-concluded academic year, VanSistine was editor-in-chief of The Spectator, where Dirks was ...
05/20/2021
Newest Devroy Fellowship winner looks forward to three-week Washington Post residency – Chippewa Valley Post

Disclosure Note: For the just-concluded academic year, VanSistine was editor-in-chief of The Spectator, where Dirks was a staff photographer. By McKenna Dirks, community reporter Ta'Leah VanSistine Ta’Leah VanSistine, UW-Eau Claire’s 24th Ann Devroy Fellowship winner, has expressed high hopes for the opportunity it offers her. One highlight of the fellowship takes place in Washington D.C., which isn’t unfamiliar ground for VanSistine....

https://cvpost.org/newest-devroy-fellowship-winner-looks-forward-to-three-week-washington-post-residency/

By McKenna Dirks, community reporter Ta’Leah VanSistine, UW-Eau Claire’s 24th Ann Devroy Fellowship winner, has expressed high hopes for the opportunity it offers her. One highlight of the fellowship takes place in Washington D.C., which isn’t unfamiliar ground for VanSistine. She said she tra...

The planning group for this year's Syttende Mai celebration, shown behind the cookie bags that were part of Monday's tak...
05/19/2021
Syttende Mai photos from this year's virtual celebration – Chippewa Valley Post

The planning group for this year's Syttende Mai celebration, shown behind the cookie bags that were part of Monday's take-home meal, included (left to right) Linda McConnell, Deb Jarvar, Linda Curtis, Janice Wunkowski, Diane Lund and Doug Pearson. (Photo by Mary Elworthy)) This year's Syttende Mai celebration here was virtual but still included a meal and a program of Norwegian music,...

https://cvpost.org/syttende-mai-photos-from-this-years-virtual-celebration/

This year's Syttende Mai celebration here was virtual but still included a meal and a program of Norwegian music, Take-home meals prepared for more than 90 people were picked up at the Holiday Inn South on Monday, along with a recorded program, “Bits and Pieces: Norwegian Music from 1814 – 2017....

Friday, May 14 By Katherine Schneider, for the CVPost The mood of the moment, according to the pundits of such things, i...
05/15/2021
‘Sideline Dispatches’: Beyond languishing – Chippewa Valley Post

Friday, May 14 By Katherine Schneider, for the CVPost The mood of the moment, according to the pundits of such things, is “languishing.” Symptoms include difficulty concentrating, reduced productivity, joylessness and feeling aimless. The intense fear, anxiety and grief of earlier in the pandemic have given way to a feeling of “blah.” I was kind of skeptical, at least for myself, that I was languishing....

https://cvpost.org/sideline-dispatches-beyond-languishing/

By Katherine Schneider, for the CV Post In this space, since early in the pandemic, Kathie Schneider has offered heart, hope and occasional bits of humor. These columns began on a weekly basis and will now be posted every other week as we head for whatever the “new normal” will bring. Kathie wri...

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Now enrolling for 3 year old and 4K Head Start in Chippewa Falls. Head Start offers free half day programming in our 3 year old classroom and all day 4 year old (4K/BB4C) with busing. Spots are filling fast, call to set up an enrollment time with Dean or Melissa at 715-723-1211. Eligibility requirements must meet federal income guideline or be children/families with special needs. (Foster children automatically qualify.)