‘Back to the basics’

LIHUE — After a little more than a year in office, Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami still manages to squeeze in some surfing.

About 200 turn out for Resolution Run

LIHUE — About 200 runners started Saturday’s Resolution Run. It’s unlikely that anyone endured more to reach the finish line than Benjamin Kimball.

Water conservation request lifted for Hanapepe and Eleele customers

The Department of Water has issued an immediate water conservation request for customers in Hanalei, Kilauea, Eleele and Hanapepe until further notice. Electrical power issues are affecting the water system’s remote sites and pump stations have not been able to replenish the water supply in the Hanalei, Kilauea, Eleele and Hanapepe storage tanks.

A last hurrah for ‘Dimples’

When Yoshiko “Dimples” Kano reflects on 20 years of being the driving force behind The Garden Island/Zonta Club Christmas Fund, she says one word sums up things up: “Grateful.”

Talk Story with Coralie Matayoshi

When Coralie Chun Matayoshi arrived as CEO of the American Red Cross of Hawaii in 2003, she found the revered organization wasn’t doing too well.

Kalalau Trail closed

Rangers from the the Department of Lands Division of State Parks closed the Kalalau Trail in the Napali Coast State Wilderness Park today, due to flash flooding, particularly at Hanakapiai Stream, the destination for the majority of visitors to the park.

In a hurry, man finds time to donate

A man in a hurry stopped at The Garden Island offices Thursday morning. He didn’t have much time for conversation, but had time to drop off a $100 gift certificate he wanted to donate to The Garden Island/Zonta Club Christmas Fund. He said he wanted to contribute to the fund that brightens Christmas for hundreds, keiki to kupuna, on Kauai.