Red Raiders win Round 1 crown, beat Warriors

KAPAA — The Kauai High School boys basketball team ignited for 27 points in the third quarter to catapult to a 69-53 win over Kapaa High School on Tuesday night during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation boys basketball games at Bernice Hundley Gym.

Staying put

After more than 100 coconuts and 500 letters, two community meetings and countless conversations with local, state and federal officials, the U.S. Postal Service last year announced it was closing the Rice Street post office. “This decision is final,” said a Dec. 1 press release. Not quite. The Lihue post office on Rice Street will be staying put.

Teamwork and tow straps

It took teamwork and a few tow straps to remove a 20-foot black culvert from the Kauai coastline near Anahola, but after some effort it’s now at the organization’s marine debris center in Kapaa.

Gummerus sparks Waimea win over Kauai

LIHUE — Waimea High School’s Kierstin Gummerus capitalized on back-to-back turnovers in the final two minutes of play Monday night during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation girls basketball games at the Kauai High School gym.

Airport security avoids delays

Tim Sakahara, spokesman for the Hawaii Department of Transportation, said HDOT has not experienced significant impacts to travelers as a result of the federal government shutdown as essential safety personnel have continued to report for work.

Meeting set on shuttle service

A presentation and panel discussion on a proposed North Shore shuttle service will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Ha Coffee Bar.

Fight arises over flight fee

Less than a week after Jennifer Johnson bought a plane ticket from the mainland to visit her mother on Kauai, historic floods rocked the North Shore, cutting off road access to the family home in Hanalei.

‘A year of challenges’

Peter Ingram occasionally hears the stories from people looking back on days when it cost $25 to fly between the islands and coupons were available.