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KCC Honors Earth Day 2016

Earth Day 2016 team: Benjamin Katz, Daniel Erickson, Justin Carvalho, Rosie Sanders, Dawn Wooten, Molly Summers, Livingston Rowen. Photo courtesy of KCC Kauaʻi Community College joined the world to officially celebrate Earth Day 2016 April 22. Weather conditions were perfect for the college to honor the occasion as winds softly moved through kukui, avocado, [...]

By |May 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Last Call — Lobster and Kona Crab Season Closes Sunday

Hawaiian spiny lobster. Photo courtesy of NOAA If you love your fresh-caught local lobster or Kona crab, you’d best catch it quickly because the season closes Sunday. The closed season for ula (spiny lobster), ula papapa (slipper lobster) and Kona crab runs from May 1 through the end of August. During that time, it’s illegal to take, [...]

By |April 28th, 2016|0 Comments

DLNR on TV — Renegades, Risks and Rewards of the Napali Coast

Enforcement at Kalalau Beach earlier this year. Frame grab courtesy of DNLR Months of enforcement action by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources at one of the most pristine state parks on Kaua‘i will now go mainstream. This weekend, KFVE will air Renegades, Risks and Rewards of the Napali Coast, a [...]

By |April 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Microbial Takeover on Coral Reefs?

A healthy reef dominated by calcifying corals and coralline algae, Line Islands. Photo by Jennifer Smith, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Coral reefs — the world’s most productive and diverse marine ecosystems — rely on a masterful recycling program to stay healthy. The corals and algae that form the base of the reef’s food [...]

By |April 26th, 2016|1 Comment

Island Activities — April 2016

Swimming with dolphins was probably the last thing in Kaitie Issler’s and Wayne McIntoshʻs minds when they arrived at an Eastside beach to go surfing early March. It was early in the morning, and because of the lack of wind, the small waves were inviting. But when they saw a pod of dolphins beyond the [...]

By |April 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Rare Book Tour

The Kaua‘i Historical Society will hold a unique Rare Book Tour tomorrow; a behind the scenes private expedition through four locations where some of the rarest books about Hawai‘i have been collected and preserved through many decades. Starting at the Kaua‘i Historical Society in the Historic County Building in Lihu‘e, attendees will walk to the [...]

By |April 19th, 2016|0 Comments

KFD Holds Graduation Ceremony for 26th Recruit Class

From left to right, Kaua‘i Fire Department Chief Robert Westerman, Travis Miyazaki, Abraham Mohr, Dylan James, Kahai Hosaka, Chase Crane and Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. Kaua'i Fire Department Chief Robert Westerman and Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. welcomed five new firefighters to KFD during a ceremonial pinning of the badges held last month at [...]

By |April 19th, 2016|0 Comments

KIUC Ranks Among Nation’s Top Utilities for Solar Integration

Solar panels The Smart Electric Power Alliance last week ranked Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative among the nation’s top utilities on a key measure of the delivery of solar energy to customers, according to KIUC. Kaua‘i’s electric co-op was ranked number 7 on the list of U.S. electric utilities that added the most new solar power [...]

By |April 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Turn the World Around

Island School's four choral ensembles, together comprising the Island School Chorus, take center stage at the Kaua'i Community College Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, April 20 to present their 8th annual spring concert. Turn the World Around showcases over 115 students in grades 4-12 paying tribute to folk songs from around the globe. “Folk songs [...]

By |April 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Island Air Launches Kūpuna, Keiki Fares

Island Air Island Air is making it more affordable for Hawai‘i’s oldest and youngest travelers to stay connected across the Islands with the introduction of its new Kūpuna and Keiki Saver Fare. Since last Tuesday, residents and visitors 62 years or older, or 12 years or younger, can travel between O‘ahu, Maui and [...]

By |April 16th, 2016|0 Comments