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Breadfruit Institute Seeks Agroforestry Volunteers for Phase II Project Expansion

  Volunteers David Hubbard and Carina Squire working in the Breadfruit Research Orchard in the McBryde Garden at NTBG.Photo by Amy Langley, courtesy of the Breadfruit Institute The Breadfruit Institute at National Tropical Botanical Garden is seeking agroforestry volunteers to help implement a new, global model in sustainable and regenerative agriculture at the Breadfruit [...]

By | 2018-01-10T09:20:06+00:00 January 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Whale Sanctuary Seeking Ocean Count Volunteers

Courtesy HIHWNMS/ NOAA Permit # 774-1714 The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary has announced it is looking for volunteers for the 2018 Sanctuary Ocean Count. Now in its 23rd year, volunteers count whales and record their behaviors from more than 60 shore sites on the islands of O‘ahu, Kaua‘i, and the Big Island. Through [...]

By | 2018-01-10T09:14:48+00:00 January 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Ocean Rescuers Save 4 on North Shore Thursday — Larger Swell Expected this Weekend

Firefighters and lifeguards rescued four people on three separate rescue calls on Thursday on Kaua‘i’s North Shore, according to a county press release. The North Shore surf is expected to increase to 15 feet Saturday, 25 feet Sunday and 30 feet Monday, according to Surfline. Hanalei firefighters were dispatched to an area behind the Cliffs at Princeville [...]

By | 2018-01-12T18:43:05+00:00 January 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Maunakea Observatory Awarded NSF Grant to Upgrade Optics

Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics of the Keck II telescope. Image by Andrew Hara The W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, Big Island was awarded a National Science Foundation grant for a significant enhancement of the performance of the adaptive optics system on the Keck IItelescope, one of the telescopes on University of Hawaiʻi managed land. The Keck II telescope has one of [...]

By | 2018-01-10T09:34:25+00:00 January 12th, 2018|0 Comments

KPD Holds Ceremony for Junior Police Academy Graduates

Pictured from left to right: Sgt. Lance Okasaki, Bryan Ingeniero, Police Commission Chair Mary K. Hertog, Mandie Manuel, Deputy Chief Michael Contrades, Jessica Herman, School Resource Officer Morris Unutoa, Carla Mae Satumba, Micah Guillermo, School Resource Officer Andrew Muraoka, William Andres, Jesse Cardenas, County Council Chair Mel Rapozo, Brant Tanaka, Ayden Bernardino, Sgt. Anthony [...]

By | 2018-01-10T08:56:28+00:00 January 11th, 2018|0 Comments

County to Host Community Meeting on Drug Addiction

The Mayor’s Advisory Committee for Treatment and Community Integration will host “Drug Addiction 101,” a community meeting at Kapa‘a Missionary Church Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Attendees will hear from various drug and alcohol treatment providers about services available for those seeking help with addiction. Following the presentation, members of the community may [...]

By | 2018-01-10T08:47:52+00:00 January 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Team Deploys to Lehua After 2 Rats Caught on Remote Camera

A team deploying to Lehua Island after two rats were caught on motion-sensor cameras. Photo courtesy of DLNR A rapid assessment team comprised of experts from Island Conservation, the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife’s non-native avian predator control team, and the Kaua‘i Endangered Seabird Recovery Project flew to Lehua island Tuesday, after checks of motion-detecting [...]

By | 2018-01-07T07:51:06+00:00 January 7th, 2018|0 Comments

KVMH Charitable Foundation to Receive RumFire’s Table 53 Profits in January

During the first month of 2018, as you dine in style in one of the best restaurants on the South Shore of Kaua‘i, all the profits from your dinner will go straight to benefit the health and wellness of our community. Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital Charitable Foundation has been selected as the January 2018 beneficiary for [...]

By | 2018-01-05T08:43:10+00:00 January 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Mayor Breaks Ground for Adolescent Treatment Center in Hanama‘ulu

More than 100 people joined hands in prayer during the blessing and groundbreaking of the Adolescent Treatment and Healing Center on Ma‘alo Road Jan. 4. Contributed photo More than 100 people attended the groundbreaking and blessing of the site of Kaua‘i’s Adolescent Treatment and Healing Center on Ma‘alo Road Jan. 4, according to [...]

By | 2018-01-05T08:25:14+00:00 January 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Festival of Lights Wishes Happy New Year

The crew at the Historic County Building on the last night of the 2017 Festival of Lights. Contributed photo Since 1997, Elizabeth Freeman, an artist and a designer, has been meticulously putting together the Festival of Lights at the Historic County Building in Lihu‘e, an exhibition she says it helps to strengthen the [...]

By | 2017-12-31T16:27:09+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|0 Comments