Undertones of conservation conversation are rumbling through the halls of Kauai Community College, as the traditional April 20 Earth Day has been expanded into a month-long event. Heather Lee, a student from Wailua who is set to graduate in May, will speak on her recent work with Geographic Information System mapping technology (GIS) to study pueo, or the Hawaiian short-eared owl.
Stephanie Shinno didn’t exactly pursue the sport of golf early on. Her father made her do it as a child. Now as an adult, much of her life surrounds it. Shinno is the tournament director of Kauai Junior Golf Association, and she’s the girls golf coach for Kauai High School.
The water was especially brown on the Kilauea River last month, as Bob and Pam Warren prepared to fly to Oahu for an invasive-species awards ceremony at which they were honored.
For long-time Kauai resident Steve Yoder, there’s no place else he’d rather live. Yoder was 5 years old when he visited the Hawaiian Islands for the first time with his family in 1959, and he still remembers that trip fondly. His dad sold airplanes to Hawaiian Airlines in 1949, and his parents visited Kauai often.