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DLNR Wants Public’s Mana‘o on Draft EIS for Ha‘ena Park Plan

After several years of research, community meetings and previous attempts to develop a master plan for the park, the Division of State Parks of the Department of Land and Natural Resources has completed a master plan and draft Environmental Impact Statement for Ha‘ena State Park.

And they want the public’s input on it.

Together with a 32-member […]

By |July 31st, 2015|0 Comments

Kīlauea Point Releases DEA to Avoid Local Extinction of ‘Ua‘u

Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge announced today the release of a Draft Environmental Assessment to gage the effects of a plan to avoid a potential local extinction of the ‘ua‘u, or Hawaiian petrel, from Kaua‘i.

‘Ua‘u, one of the rarest endemic species in Hawai‘i, measures 16 inches from head to tail, with a three-foot wingspan. They […]

By |July 20th, 2015|1 Comment

‘The Legacy Lives On’ — 30 Years Koloa Plantation Days 

This year’s Koloa Plantation Days is celebrating its 30th anniversary with the theme, “The Legacy Lives On.” From July 17 through 26, more than 30 events will celebrate the plantation heritage and modern-day vitality of Koloa and Po‘ipu, on Kaua‘i’s South Shore.

During this 10-day family-oriented festival, the public will be able to learn about Koloa’s […]

By |July 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Cigarettes, Tobacco Products, E-Cigs banned in State Parks

Smoking is now banned in all Hawai‘i State Parks, as a new law — Act 123, SLH 2015 — went into effect July 1, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.

The ban includes smoking cigarettes, as well as electronic cigarettes and all tobacco products in all state parks in Hawai‘i. It applies to […]

By |July 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop Saturday

Building on the knowledge gained at April’s agroforestry workshop, Regenerations Botanical Garden will be delving into the art of fruit tree pruning in a half-day workshop Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The workshop will be held at Kaua‘i Food Forest, at Wai Koa Plantation off of Kahiliholo Road in Kalihiwai, Kaua‘i’s North Shore.

Proper pruning of fruit […]

By |July 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Outstanding Men in Business Highlights

Ron Wiley — KONG Radio

If you have listened to the radio on Kaua‘i, chances are you have heard Ron Wiley’s voice. The morning personality of KONG Radio, Wiley says “good morning” live on air each day at 5 a.m.

Also serving KONG Radio as the program and music director, Wiley handles multiple responsibilities with poise and […]

By |July 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Group Gearing Up for 62-Acre Restoration of Hule‘ia Watershed

By Caroline Farley

Once a vibrant source of food and a tribute to the natural beauty and culture of the island, the Hule‘ia Watershed has been depleted of its resources and native vegetation due to a widespread red mangrove invasion.

This tall, highly invasive tree introduced to Kaua‘i about a century ago, now covers some 62 acres […]

By |July 4th, 2015|1 Comment

Fun After the Fourth: 14th Annual Hanalei Beach Cleanup 
July 5

If you want to extend the Fourth of July fun an extra day, join the 14th Annual Hanalei Beach cleanup Sunday, July 5, from 7 to 9 a.m. at Hanalei Pavilion Beach Park, sponsored by the St. Regis Princeville Resort.

Each year, Independence Day celebrations leave exploded fireworks debris on the Hanalei Bay shoreline. The beach cleanup […]

By |June 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Legendary Band Hot Tuna to Play at KCC Saturday Night (w/ video)

It’s not every day that Kaua‘i residents have a chance to attend a concert by some of America’s most legendary, influential, genre-hopping musicians.

And the chance is this Saturday evening, when Hot Tuna’s Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady — founders and core members of Hot Tuna — will play at the Performing Arts Center at Kaua‘i […]

By |June 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Mayor-A-Thon 2015

By Tommy Noyes

You’re invited to join the bicyclists, runners, walkers and strollers who will once again gather at Kapa‘a Beach Park early Saturday morning June 20 for the 7th annual Mayor-A-Thon.

The theme of this year’s Mayor-A-Thon is “Hats Off to Dads,” in recognition of Fathers Day. Participants who register for the event at will be given hats (while supplies […]

By |June 16th, 2015|0 Comments