‘Overtourism’ on Kauai

Probably for the first time ever — but at least since 2006 — Kauai’s official visitor industry has formally acknowledged that the island has reached its capacity in terms of tourist numbers, and that those numbers must be held to current visitor counts.

A parade of faith

Roger Aguda, joined by sons Mark and Reggie, walked in the Jesus Reigns parade Saturday. He was there for one simple reason. “Because I love Jesus,” he said.

Talk Story: Ray Kahaunaele

Little fire ants and long-thorn kiawe, coqui frogs and cattail, false kava and mongoose; all have the potential to destroy native species and change ecosystems if they get a foothold on Kauai.

Stu Burley was always there

Here’s a question about Stu Burley: What wasn’t this Lawai man involved with on Kauai? The answer: Not much. How do we know this? Because Stu Burley was so often on the pages of The Garden Island newspaper.

Better predictions, better plans

For a small island that hosts a safe haven for the world’s tropical plants, some near extinction, predicting climate changes and weather patterns is essential.

Drug addiction meeting set

The Mayor’s Advisory Committee for Treatment and Community Integration will host “Drug Addiction 101,” a community meeting, at Kapaa Missionary Church from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Derek vs. Mel

The debate between Kauai’s two mayoral candidates on Thursday was awesome, said Mike Martinez of Kapaa. “It’s very good. What I like about it is they were actually debating and getting their points of view,” he said.

Deal struck for St. Regis

After weeks of uncertainty, plans for the sale of the St. Regis Princeville Resort and the nearby Makai Golf Club to Starwood Capital Group were confirmed early Friday by a consultant handling the transaction for the large pension fund that currently owns the property.

Kauai beats Kapaa; Island School gets 1st season win

KAPAA — Tropical Storm Olivia was not the only distraction to the Kauai Interscholastic Federation girls volleyball games at Bernice Hundley Gym on Wednesday night when the crowd was obviously driven to stay off the highways and weather the storm at places other than the gym at Kapaa High School. More distractions stirred the crowd of several hundred fans when text messages started popping up — Island School is winning!