Stories by Bill Buley

Many make Mainly Marathons

WAILUA — With about 18 miles behind him and another eight to go Thursday morning, Brandon Brown was “starting to hit the wall,” so he took a short walking break.

Recycling biz rising

KAPAA — James Higginbotham has been operating Kauai Community Recycling Service for 17 years, the last 10 at 962 Kipuni Way in the Arzadon Industrial Center next to Gather Federal Credit Union.

‘Equality and compassion’

LIHUE — When Puanani Rogers was asked to speak at Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, she didn’t know what she would say.

Lodging employees honored

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s tourism industry came together Thursday to honor the best and brightest employees in a variety of categories.

Timothy De La Vega book documents Kauai

Kauai’s Timothy De La Vega has been documenting the sites of the Kanaka Maoli for almost 30 years. His book, “Miloli‘i,” is the first on the ahupuaʻa (land districts) of the Napali Coast State Wilderness Park.

A whole new world

LIHUE — After a short tour of the Kauai Ocean Discovery center, Renee Janton and Mahealani Pontius came away with the same impression: “Amazing.”

Answering the (cleanup) call

WAILUA — When he heard volunteers were needed to help clean up a massive mess of debris at Morgan’s Ponds at Lydgate Park, Rod Mockett didn’t hesitate. Saturday morning, he was there.

The man plays on

When he was in high school in Honolulu, Ed Villaruel wanted to play football. He could run, he could catch, and he had passion.

Council fails to override herbicide ban veto

HILO — After almost six hours of testimony and debate Wednesday, the County Council came up one vote short of overriding Mayor Harry Kim’s veto of a bill banning the use of herbicides by county workers.

Four hurt in crash

As of around 8:30 a.m., Kauai police opened both lanes of Kaumuali‘i Highway following a single-car crash that occurred around 2:45 a.m. in the vicinity of Pakala Village near mile marker 21. Expect delays due to residual traffic.

Kekaha to Polihale and back again

When my friend Jim Benkert asked me if I wanted to join him Sunday morning for a 20-mile training run from Kekaha to Polihale State Park, I said sure. I’ve never run out there. Good to try something new. Sounds like fun.

Fired up over fireworks

New Year’s Eve aerial fireworks around the island left some people upset that they went on too long and police seemed to do nothing about it.