Da Shadow: Mud at transfer station

Recently, the Kapaa Transfer Station has been closed due to mud. The administration stated several years ago that they planned to lay cement due to the muddy conditions; however, as of today it has not been done. When does the administration intend to address this issue?

Hawaiian Pro likely to get green light Monday to begin Triple Crown

It all gets underway on Monday as the 2018 Triple Crown of Surfing opens at Haleiwa with the Hawaiian Pro. It’s the first opportunity for anyone to begin their quest for points in the winter’s most prestigious and anticipated series. Past winners have run the gamut from renowned superstars like Kelly Slater and Gabriel Medina, local legends like Sunny Garcia, Andy Irons and Derek Ho, or breakout stars like Kauai’s Sebastian Zietz in 2012 or defending champ Griffin Colapinto.

Housing: Long-term affordability needed

Council Chair Mel Rapozo and I have co-introduced ​Bill 2725​ that would establish a policy of long-term affordability for housing that is provided with taxpayer monies and/or required as a condition of zoning. Bill 2725 would prevent such housing from being sold into the market after a number of years.

‘Newsies’ show benefits food banks

Hawaii Children’s Theatre presents “Newsies” at 4 p.m. today at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. The community is encouraged to support the special benefit matinee performance for Kauai food banks with $6 tickets from the cast and at the door with a donation of food or money.

Happy Camper for Sunday, November 11, 2018

Happy birthday to Reeya Misra, who celebrated her second birthday Friday night with her family enjoying a special Lappert’s treat amidst the excitement of the Flavors of Poipu at The Shops at Kukuiula (how can you sleep through the exciting performance of Falling Down Romance? Reeya’s sister Akiya did just that after a full day of enjoying Kauai’s beaches.).

Sweet day at the races

Jacob Teter came away from the Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run 5k on Saturday a richer man. “My mom told me there’s no way I was going to win and said she would give me 100 bucks if I won,” he said, grinning. He won. The 25-year-old from Kekaha took first place in the 3.1-mile race in 22 minutes and 21 seconds to top a field of 242 runners.

County announces holiday closures

In observance of Veterans Day, County of Kauai offices will be closed on Monday, along with the Puhi Metals Recycling Center. The schedule for residential refuse pick-up remains unchanged.

Two more rat lungworm cases confirmed

The state Department of Health has confirmed two cases of rat lungworm disease on Hawaii Island. These are the fourth and fifth individuals from Hawaii Island sickened with angiostrongyliasis in 2018, bringing the statewide total to seven confirmed cases this year.