Sculpture Tour Eau Claire
First, thank you for your support. Sculpture Tour is the ideal project for times like this--free entertainment, outdoors, easy to social distance and get some sunshine and exercise at the same time! Our new exhibit also gives people a reason to come explore downtown, and hopefully assists our business community as we reopen our doors. Your support has been instrumental in allowing Sculpture Tour to serve this community and celebrate our 10th season this year!
Several aspects of Covid-19 have impacted the tour, and our exhibit this year is a hybrid. By April we knew we could not compromise the safety of our volunteers or artists and could not operate as usual.
Due to the Safer at Home orders, we were unable to do our usual exchange of sculptures in Sioux Falls. We work with 5 other markets to procure sculptures. One dropped out altogether and another closed their tour for this year. Many tours around the country have been discontinued. Sculptures that are here from the Partners Network will remain with us for a second year. Some of them will be moved from one area to another, to help keep things fresh.
Fortunately, we've been building our base of local artists and they are going to take the spotlight for the 2020 Tour. New local artwork represents about 1/3 of our rotating sculptures, and they will be installed on June 10th. We have some amazing local work coming in--we hope you'll get downtown to enjoy it!
We were also unable to host our usual Artists' Reception, and we missed seeing all of you. Here's hoping we can gather soon. - Julie P. Executive Director, Sculpture Tour of Eau Claire
Martin Dental donates house for live burn training
What: Fire department controlled live burn training
When: Saturday, May 30, 2pm
Where: 911 N. Hillcrest Parkway, Altoona
Photos/Video: Live burn training by fire department
Altoona, WI - Imagine being trapped in a burning house with heat and smoke all around you. But then you hear the sirens and firefighters burst in and save you and your family’s lives. That’s why live burn training is so important. And that’s why Dr. Tony and Jessica Martin decided to donate the home on the property where they are building their new dental office for some extreme training.
“We know this training prepares these firefighters for a critical job that could one day mean lives saved. That’s why we decided to donate this house,” Jessica Martin said.
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Blugolds are combining their talents and the practical application of newly learned skills to create musical reflections of their university’s response in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. Full story.
Eau Claire City County Health Department
COVID-19 Prevention and Control Order - Effective May 29, 2020, extended to June 11, 2020.
WHEREAS, on December 2019, a novel strain of the coronavirus was detected, a virus that causes a disease now names COVID-19, and it has spread throughout the world, including every state in the United States;
WHEREAS, on January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern;
Chippewa Valley Technical College
CVTC Budget Prepares to Implement Referendum Passage
Program enhancement, student services continue as priorities
Eau Claire, WI – Overwhelming voter approval of the April 7 referendum is reflected in Chippewa Valley Technical College’s proposed 2020-21 budget. The CVTC District Board reviewed an initial draft of the budget and approved its publication at its Thursday, May 28 meeting. Final approval is scheduled for June 25.
“We are heartened by the strong public support of our efforts to invest in the future workforce needs of the region,” said CVTC President Bruce Barker. “Our budget will reflect that support and also continue our efforts to enhance and align programs to the needs of business and industry.”
Voters approved the $48.8 million referendum by a 62 to 38 percent margin. Projects are slated to be completed over three years. This year, plans call for the purchase of property adjacent to the River Falls Campus and the start of an automated fabrication lab addition at the Manufacturing Education Center. Design work on an addition and remodeling of the Emergency Services Education Center, as well as the new Transportation Education Center, will also begin. Most of the borrowing for the referendum projects will take place during the upcoming budget year.