Powerful message

Board members of Kauai Island Utility Cooperative sat before about 250 people at their 17th annual members’ meeting at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall Wednesday evening.

Tourism numbers down

Kauai Backcountry Adventures is booked out 45 days in advance. So when the latest Hawaii Tourism Authority report showed tourism is slowing down, they say they have not noticed.

Kauai June unemployment jumps to 3.1 percent

LIHUE —The June unemployment numbers released by the Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) revealed Kauai has a non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.1 percent for June, up .6 percent from 2.5 in May.

Re-certification deadline extended

LIHUE — A bill for an ordinance that has made its way before the Committee of the Whole on Wednesday after a public hearing was held on July 17 that would change Kauai county code 1987, relating to additional dwelling units on lots excluding residential was heard before a five-member committee Wednesday.

Law to mitigate albizia threats on private land

LIHUE — A five-member committee missing members Luke Evslin and Arthur Brun on Wednesday heard from Deputy County Engineer Lyle Tabata on debris removal from rivers and other waterways.

Mauna Kea march set for Sunday

LIHUE — The Kauai Police Department announced road closures in Lihue for Sunday to accommodate the largest planned community rally relating to Mauna Kea.

5G Action Kauai holds second meeting

There was standing room only at Ha Coffee Bar Thursday evening as 56 people came to participate in a 5G discussion featuring a lecture by Debra Greene, who earned her doctoral degree from Ohio State in 1995.

Kuleana tax break proposed

LIHUE — A bill that would create an ordinance amending the Kauai County Code 1987, relating to real property tax definitions and kuleana lands, has been introduced by councilmembers Luke Evslin and Mason Chock.

Protecting what is sacred

HANAPEPE — Hundreds of protesters peacefully organized Friday afternoon in Hanapepe along Kaumualii Highway against construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on the Big Island and the proposed expansion of the Maverick Helicopters at Port Allen Airport.

A sign of solidarity for Mauna Kea

LIHUE — Several protesters held signs in a show of support for those protesting the building of the Thirty Meter Telescope on the Big Island at the intersection of Kapule Highway and Ahukini Road Friday morning.

Cowboy country

The Year of the Paniolo starts at 4:30 p.m. today with the commencement of the 34th annual Koloa Plantation Days.

Down home comfort food upcountry

The Koke‘e Lodge Restaurant in Koke‘e State Park offers service 365 days a year, opening at 9 a.m. daily and closing at 4 p.m. on weekdays and Sunday.

‘Scared for my culture’

In an emotional meeting Wednesday, Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami and new Kauai Police Department Chief Todd Raybuck called an impromptu “listening meeting” at the Lihue Civic Center rotunda after recent protests over the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope on the Big Island’s Mauna Kea.

Crosswalks to be added near Kekaha School

A five-member County Council held their first meeting since June 26, with Councilmember Arthur Brun out sick and Councilmember KipuKai Kuali‘i excused. The council went over several agenda items including a resolution that would establish two crosswalks on Kekaha Road and remove an existing crosswalk near Kekaha School.

Stupa visit well worth trip despite obstructing view

I will never forget the first time I laid eyes on Mark Zuckerberg and his family’s land on Kauai, but more noticeable on the first encounter was the infamous wall that surrounds it and the brown, visible structure that looks like a doomsday complex to me (why else that color?).