Dogs on hiking trails

Throughout the island, hunters are out with their dogs, and there’s a chance hikers will encounter them on the trails. “If you encounter a pack of hunting dogs on the trail, you should stand still and/or move out of the way, be calm, avoid eye contact, and make no move to engage the dogs in any way,” said Jessica Venneman, animal control officer for the Kauai Humane Society.

KIUC re-applies for seabird ‘take’ permit

Seabirds and power lines don’t mix and, for years, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative has been working on how to keep electricity flowing in ways that don’t impact the birds. KIUC’s short-term habitat conservation plan (HCP) helps direct those efforts, and Thursday KIUC applied to renew its incidental take permit, which is part of maintaining the short-term HCP.

Ocean Friendly faire

Kauai’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants has expanded to include its first floating eatery as Holo Holo Charters has jumped on board and gotten the certification from Surfrider Kauai.

Dad’s Day Saturday in Kalaheo

Father and keiki disc golf, mini golf and an inflatable volcano will all be at Kukuiolono Park and Golf Course on June 16 for a free Dad’s Day Weekend hosted by Storybook Theatre, Kauai Disc Golf and Kauai Men’s Conference.

Feral conflict rising

Media man Daniel Clarke got more than he bargained for when he started asking questions about monk seals during a Hawaii vacation.

Learn ocean friendly gardening

John Anderson, who is part of Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers, said connecting with other gardeners and farmers is incredibly helpful when it comes to growing things.

Westside EV charging station coming

A cruise through Waimea Canyon can be stressful for some drivers, but those sporting electric vehicles have an added risk to the twists and turns: they might run out of power.

Lieutenant governor candidates face off

Traffic, affordable housing and taxes were all on the table Thursday night as four candidates for lieutenant governor went head to head in the first Kauai political forum of 2018.

In honor of the ocean

Volunteers have been pouring into Surfrider’s Net Patrol and marine debris beach cleanups thanks to the call for flood relief help in the wake of April’s record rains.