Super support shown for Alekoko “Menehune” Fishpond

LIHU‘E — The Alekoko “Menehune” Fishpond has been on the market for $3 million for about a month. Thursday, the county’s Public Access, Open Space and Natural Resources Preservation Fund Commission moved in support of the acquisition of the fishpond with overwhelming support from residents and community stakeholders.

Statewide Safe Travels bill is alive

LIHU‘E — A bill that would create a uniform Safe Travels policy across the islands is moving forward in the state House, still with some hesitation from lawmakers, highly supported by the tourism and business sectors and opposed by vocal Kaua‘i officials and residents.

Open Space Commission to discuss Menehune Fishpond

LIHU‘E — The county’s Public Access, Open Space and Natural Resources Preservation Fund Commission will meet for the first time in almost a year on Thursday to discuss the potential acquisition of the Alakoko “Menehune” Fishpond.

State bill addresses irrigation management

LIHU‘E — The East Kaua‘i irrigation system can serve more than 1,000 acres of agricultural land from Lihu‘e to Kapa‘a, about 300 of which are in active crop production by local farmers.

Kupuna can join vaccine waitlist

LIHU‘E — Kupuna over 75 who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine have an opportunity Friday at Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation’s Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waimea and Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital in Kapa‘a.

HDOH finds new variant

The state’s Department of Health reported the first detection of the SARS-CoV-2 variant L452R on Monday, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have projected to become the dominant strain of the virus this spring.

Mayor happy with vaccination efforts

LIHU‘E — Friday, the county announced one new travel-related COVID-19 infection in an adult resident. The county also confirmed a female resident who was hospitalized on O‘ahu for over a month has been discharged from the hospital and has returned home.

Menehune Fishpond up for sale

LIHU‘E — At $3 million, an up-for-sale listing renders the Alekoko “Menehune” Fishpond at about $30,000 per acre for the two-parceled, culturally-historic area that legend says was built in one night by a human chain of the mythical Menehune for an accessible food supply.