Kauai readies for Olivia

As Maui County weathered winds that wrenched trees from the ground and rains that raised the rivers Wednesday afternoon, people on Kauai watched the skies.

‘Donovan’s Reef’ coming Saturday

Janice Bond’s father, Tooru Tamane, didn’t talk much about the war, but he did tell a story about being on set for the filming of “Donovan’s Reef” with John Wayne.

Jacksen the survivor

Jacksen Crater Olson is a rambunctious 1-year-old. Actually, he hasn’t quite reached his first birthday — that happens Sept. 20. But the Kauai keiki has already mastered cruising around the playground at a Princeville park. And he’s bounced back from retinoblastoma, a rare cancer that took his left eye in June.

Cash for sustainability

Students at Kawaikini New Century Charter School have a batch of essential oils they can sell this year, thanks to a Hawaii Youth Sustainability Challenge mini-grant they secured in 2017. That grant allows students to develop a business creating organic, earth-friendly essential oils from native plants and put them up for sale.

Construction project ongoing on Weke Road

The yellow barriers floating in Hanalei Bay are part of the ongoing Weke Road rebuilding project, which is aiming to fix the road and shoreline near Black Pot Beach Park after April floods and then lingering rains from Hurricane Lane damaged the area.

Locked down for now

Warnings about dangerous terrain and drowning risks are now posted at the trailhead to Queen’s Bath in Princeville, attached to a new fence that spans the hillside in front of the trail.

Live skunk found in container on Maui

The second report ever of a skunk in Hawaii surfaced at the end of August when a live skunk was found in a Maui shipping container, and staff with the state Department of Agriculture say it’s a good thing the animal was caught.

Feline balancing act

With the Animal Balance sterilization project in full swing, teams of trappers are canvassing the Lihue and Kapaa areas for community cats.