Chippewa Valley

This is the area for all things about the Chippewa Valley - for general purposes we're considering this to be Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, and Pepin Counties..

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Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence churns toward Carolinas

It's not Wisconsin, but it's going to be of national importance. We're running a Hurricane Florence tracker here at least through the weekend. We may possibly supplement that with some other breaking news from other LION publishers. 

Echo Reardon interview - 91st Assembly Republican Candidate

Campaign 2018: Echo Reardon (R) Candidate for 91st AD

Echo Reardon is the Republican Candidate for the 91st Assembly District. Thanks to Wisconsin Eye for the video.

Jodi Emerson Interview - 91st District Democratic Candidate

Campaign 2018: Jodi Emerson (D) Candidate for 91st AD

Part of our continuing coverage of the 2018 election and candidates - this is an interview with Jodi Emerson, Democratic Candidate for the 91st Assembly DIstrict. Thanks to Wisconsin Eye for the video. 

Swift Night in Downsville

Swifts entering chimney

Swifts Night Out Downsville

Wednesday night was the annual Swift Night at Simply Dunn in Downsville. There was a good turnout, and there were around 250 swifts entering in to the chimmey at the old Creamery building. Enjoy the video.

Downsville Days

Downsville Days

It's late August, so last weekend it was time once again for Downsville Day. This year was expanded from previous years, with a large assortment of businesses and organizations having booths at the event. As always there was a (delicious) pancake breakfast to raise money for the Downsville Community Museum. The day featured a parade (which I couldn't attend this year) as well as spectacular evening fireworks and music provided by the Timber Inn and other local businesses. 

Algal Bloom in Dunn County causes sickness


The Dunn County Public Health Department has reported the first case of sickness caused by blue-green algae bloom in the county. Symptoms can show up  minutes to hours after exposure and can include shortness of breath, headache, fever, vomiting, and more. Please keep in mind that pets are also susceptible to illness from exposure to the algal bloom. 

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Today, June 18

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    We have scheduled 5 rides, 1/month, on Sunday, starting in May to just get together and have fun! We meet at 11am and ride at noon. Pick up the full schedule at The Timber Inn.

    Date Destination
    May 19: Bucknuckles Bar & Grill, Alma
    This bar/restaurant is literally in the middle of nowhere town Wisconsin!

    June 23: Elmer’s Auto & Toy Museum, Fountain City
    Come see over 100 muscle, antique, classic cars and trucks, as well as hundreds of pedal cars, and thousands of antique toys and tools. Elmer's Auto & Toy Museum is one of the largest museums of its kind ...
    (this is the 4th Sun. due to Father’s Day)

    July 21: Leinenkugel’s Legacy Tour, Chippewa Falls
    Tour = $10 + sampling of your choice: five 5oz samples or two 12oz beers.

    August 18: 33rd Annual El Paso Days

    September 15: Vino in the Valley, Maiden Rock
    Vino in the Valley is a unique, outdoor dining experience nestled in the heart of the Rush River Valley.

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    Share this post with all your friends - We have room for Every Body & Everybody!!

    FREE Yoga In The Park RETURNS to River Prairie Park in Altoona!!! Join Wendy Oberg & The Yoga Room Tribe every Saturday this Summer from 9:00-10:00 AM. This will be her 5th year offering Free Yoga In The Park and we LOVE working with the city of Altoona to share this beautiful location with all of you! See Rain Plan Below** Enjoy plenty of FREE easy parking, the lazy river, kids splash pad, the Post Yoga Patio Party with Mimosas and Bloody Marys and this year look for extra special touches at the end of each class.

    Always wanted to try Yoga but didn't know where to start? It is Here! Or maybe you already love yoga and have been trying to convince others to join you? This is your chance to encourage your friends, family, co-workers (anyone you know that deserves more happiness) to give Yoga a Try. The stakes are low as it is absolutely FREE. This All levels class is lead by Wendy Oberg who has masted the art of creating an outdoor class that truly is for everyone, seasoned yogis, newbies, 8 years olds and 80-year-olds alike all benefit from this delicious outdoor class.

    The Free Yoga in The Park class is designed to move your spine in all directions keeping it healthy, you will also move all your joints, ligaments, muscles and work all your systems in a delightfully accessible way that leaves you feeling stronger, more flexible and most importantly happier and healthier! Remember movement is medicine! You may even surprise​ ​yourself by wanting to​ ​re-create that feeling every week. Who knew it could be so easy to feel this good? And as an added treat enjoy post yoga mimosas & bloody marys at The Front Porch Patio after class.

    What to do in River Prairie Park after you have created your Post Yoga Bliss:
    *Stay and enjoy Mimosas and Bloody Marys at The Front porch Patio
    *Bring a Picnic
    *Enjoy the beautiful view of the Eau Claire River or use the boat and canoe landing and enjoy the water. Drop your tube in here for a beautiful float.
    *Hop on the Bike Trail and Walk or Bike to The Farmers Market (2.5 miles)
    *Make that Woodman's run early
    *Stay and play

    Make River Prairie Park your new Summer HOT Spot every Saturday in June, July & August with FREE Yoga in The Park. Bring a mat a towel or just enjoy the fresh grass.

    **RAIN - If it is raining we will need to cancel. Rain Cancelations will be posted by 8:00 AM on The Yoga Room Facebook Page and on The Yoga Room Daily Schedule or call (715) 833-1121.

    Extra Special Ending to the Kick Off Class:
    Abby will play her sound bowls! Just when you think it can't get any better!!!