Grants available for rent, mortgage and child-care needs

Women In Need, the Kupa‘a Kaua‘i CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act program, and the County of Kaua‘i’s Housing Agency announced the implementation of a program that offers emergency rental, mortgage and child-care assistance.

July water quality report released

Surfrider’s John Alderete and Carl Berg are the only two conducting water samples for Surfrider Kaua‘i’s monthly water quality report during this time of pandemic, an activity typically done in tandem with volunteers.

Property tax deadline extended

LIHU‘E – To lessen the hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the County of Kaua‘i has extended the deadline to pay property taxes to November 18, 2020.

Kaua‘i Rotary awards scholarships

LIHUE — The five Rotary clubs on Kauai have announced recipients of the 2020 Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation (HRYF) Scholarships. Each student receives $5,000 to attend an accredited four year college or university in the United States.

Watch out for phone scammers

LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) was contacted by a member reporting he received a call from someone claiming to be from Utility Express Payment advising them to go to Safeway to pay the electric bill or the power would be cut off.

Individuals named in Kalalau deaths

LIHU‘E — Kauai police have identified two people who died in recent, separate incidents near the Kalalau Valley as 32-year-old Amber Phillips of Kalihiwai and 41-year-old Andrew Jardine of Kapa‘a.

Two arrested for violating 14-day quarantine

LIHU‘E – Two men were recently arrested on Kaua‘i for violating Hawai‘i’s 14-day quarantine emergency rules pertaining to COVID-19. The quarantine requires that all trans-Pacific visitors and returning residents stay in an approved accommodation for 14 days, including having food delivered, except for emergency medical purposes.

Box jellyfish reported at Salt Pond

SALT POND — Kaua‘i Fire Department Ocean Safety Bureau officials are advising no swimming or snorkeling at Salt Pond Beach Park, as box jellyfish are washing ashore.

No injuries in 2 house fires

Kaua‘i Fire Department and Kaua‘i Police Department officials responded to two structure fires on Tuesday evening, one on Ahi Road in Hanapepe and one on Hoku Road in Kapa‘a.

DMV offers kupuna hours for licensing, vehicle registration

Starting today, the County of Kaua‘i is offering kupuna hours at the Department of Finance Division of Motor Vehicle Registration and Driver Licensing in order to better serve residents ages 65 and over seeking both driver’s licensing and motor vehicle services.

DLNR removes Koke‘e fishing restrictions

LIHU‘E — After evaluating current stock, the 2020 Rainbow Trout Season will be open without a lottery at the Koke‘e Public Fishing Area on Kaua‘i. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) had previously opened sessions via a lottery system. The season opened today continuing through September 30, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Kaua‘i resident dies of COVID

HONOLULU — The Department of Health’s (DOH) Disease Outbreak Control Division (DOCD) reports an elderly Kaua‘i resident is the 22nd recorded COVID-19 death. This person died out of state, in Arizona, where he had been receiving treatment for several months for underlying medical conditions.