Obituary for Friday, Dec. 30, 2016

• Kent ‘Tubby’ Kaui Kent ‘Tubby’ Kaui Kent “Tubby” Nalaniehiku Kaui of Kapaa, Hawaii passed away at the age of 63 on Dec. 16, 2016, in Lihue, Hawaii. Born on Dec. 16, 1953, in Honolulu, Hawaii, he was a retired truck

Arrest logs for Friday, Dec. 30, 2016

Logs for Aug. 27-28, 2016 Aug. 27 • Criminal contempt of court: 2:55 a.m., Mardonada, Atonya Kaimana Piilani, 23, female, Kapaa. • Assault 3: 9:45 p.m., Tiupita, Tiupita Shein, 26, male, Waimea. Aug. 28 • Failure to appear: 2:42 p.m.,

Ending 2016 with a bang

LIHUE — For Eleele resident Irving Soto, New Year’s Eve is a time for his family to welcome the new year. “It’s actually just thinking about what we’ve done in the past and how we’re going to move into 2017,”

State reaches 25 percent clean energy

HONOLULU — The Aloha State got a little greener in 2015, according to the 2016 Energy Resources Coordinator’s Annual Report released by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s Hawaii State Energy Office on Tuesday. According to the 91-page

‘Home for the Holidays’ a success

Five dogs at the Kauai Humane Society received wonderful gifts for Christmas: homes. Through a program new to KHS, “Home for the Holidays,” 13 dogs went to homes on Saturday and spent the weekend with a family. The idea was

Permits needed for New Year’s Eve firecrackers

Though the tradition of busting firecrackers is long here in the Aloha State, one must purchase a permit to ignite them on New Year’s Eve. A permit is $25 and it can be used to purchase up to 5,000 non-aerial

Dream Car Art Contest targets local keiki

LIHUE — What could future cars look like? What could they do? This is the question that the 6th annual Toyota Hawaii Dream Car Art Contest is asking keiki 15 years old and younger. A special perk for this year’s

RSVP launches supplies drive

LIHUE — Kauai RSVP, an organization sponsored by the Agency on Elderly Affairs, announced the launch of its school supplies collection drive for students in need at Koloa Elementary School. The items being collected include one- and two -inch binders,

Obituaries for Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016

• Consuelo Carinio • Thomas Michael Emerson Consuelo Carinio Consuelo Carinio, 74 years old of Kapaa, Kauai passed away on Dec. 21, 2016, at her home. Born on January 16, 1942 in Lihue, Kauai she was a retired housekeeper. She is survived

Arrest logs for Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016

Logs for August 25-26, 2016 Aug. 25 • Terroristic threatening: 2:48 p.m., Carvalho, Tommy Kekoa, 18, male, Lihue. • Criminal contempt of court: 11:40 p.m., Chandler, Michelle Leilani, 47, female, Waimea. • Place to keep: 9:38 a.m., Fujimura, Cory Glen

Letters for Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016

• Kind act much appreciated • Access to station needs improving Kind act much appreciated I made a deposit to my Princeville branch Bank of Hawaii, I didn’t realize that I dropped my debit card by the ATM machine. When I got

50 nene killed on Kauai highways in two years, DLNR says

LIHUE — Recently, eight nene (Hawaiian Goose) have been killed by vehicles along a two-mile stretch of Kaumualii Highway in Kekaha, according to the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife on Wednesday. In the past two

State taking right approach toward pesticides

Recently, the news on Kauai and Oahu was heavily oriented toward pesticide information. Two prominent stories included: 1. The state officially responded to the recommendations from different sources including Kauai’s Joint Fact Finding Task Force (JFF). 2. The EPA announced

Peters planks for Make-A-Wish

KAPAA — A minute is an eternity in planking, said Kathy Peters on Tuesday at the Kauai Athletic Club in Kapaa. “It’s hell,” Kathy said. “It might sound short, but in planking, it is an eternity.” Her husband Randie Peters

Happy Camper for Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016

Forget Christmas, it’s New Year’s, said Erika Kleinfeld (last day for firecracker permits is Friday at 4 p.m.!) who set up the fireworks at the Kukui Grove Center (Naja and Fehryn Pungan went to Starbucks and never came back) before

Snapping a selfie of 2016

A lot has happened this year and 2016 has been labeled negatively almost universally, but every year has its ups and downs. Time is a human construct, so flipping the calendar doesn’t have any magical powers, though it does provide

Making good choices might be the only resolution

Making good choices might be the only resolution we need Every year at this time, I cover making resolutions. It means we make a serious decision to do or not do something with the goal of making our lives better.

Lesson learned from playing Fantasy Football

It sounded like so much fun four years ago when I was asked to be in a Fantasy Football league. It included my oldest daughter and her husband, several of their friends, two of my sons and a nephew. It

Letter for December 28, 2016

• Tom Moffat a great man, friend I am proud to have been able to call Tom Moffat a friend. Tom Moffat set the bar for all of us and up until his recent passing, Tom Moffat’s energy, his love,

Arrest log for Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016

• Arrest log for Aug. 24, 2016 Aug. 24 Abuse family: 6:19 a.m., Leong, Bernard Kalimahana, 29, male, Kapaa. Theft 3, two counts of promoting a dangerous drug 3, prohibited acts related to drugs: 1021 a.m., McQueen, Christopher Donte, 34,

Obituaries for Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016

• Juanito Pacleb Gonzales Jr. • Jesus Taylan Sr. • Rebecca Kali • Merlin ‘Sonny’ Hook Young Ching (Kumu Ching) • Cathline ‘Cathy’ Lucille Broyles • Kent ‘Tubby’ Kaui Juanito Pacleb Gonzales Jr. Juanito Pacleb Gonzales Jr., born June 28, 1948

All islands on Environmental Council

LIHUE — Two Kauai residents were named to the 15-member Hawaii State Environmental Council, which provides a bridge between the public and the state Office of Environmental Quality Control. Barbara Maka‘ala Ka‘aumoana and Theresita Kinnaman are now representing Kauai on