With 2017 now past, Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho Jr. and some Kauai County Council members took time to reflect on accomplishments over the past year. Breaking ground on the Adolescent Treatment and Healing Center is at the top of the list for Carvalho, who said it took a lot of energy and commitment from the community and dedication from all levels of government.
For 38 minutes on Saturday, millions of Hawaii residents and visitors feared for their lives as a message flashed across their cell phone screens stating there was an incoming ballistic missile and they needed to find shelter. For others, though, life went on because they didn’t receive the warning.
A man reportedly drowned Tuesday afternoon on the North Shore. The roving lifeguards of the Kauai Fire Department Ocean Safety Bureau, firefighters and the KFD helicopter were dispatched to an area offshore of Hanakapiai Beach, where a man was reported to be about a quarter of a mile from the beach in rough surf, according to a county spokesperson.