Beach-goer’s truck stolen, set ablaze

KILAUEA — A Princeville man’s 2014 Toyota Tacoma was stolen from Kahili Beach, also known as Rock Quarry Beach, at the mouth of the Kilauea River, and set on fire less than an hour later, last week.

KIUC renewables, reliability rose in 2020 despite revenue hit

LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative chalked up a string of accomplishments in 2020 despite a pandemic-related drop in revenue, according to President and CEO David Bissell, who spoke at the 19th annual KIUC membership meeting held online Wednesday.

Officials slam videos of harassed Hawaiian monk seals

HONOLULU — State and federal officials are urging visitors to behave properly when faced with marine wildlife after recent social media posts depicting interference with critically-endangered Hawaiian monk seals provoked an uproar online.

Gusman takes first place at Azul Fest Hawai‘i

KAPA‘A — A local acrobat took first place overall in a worldwide competition last Saturday, soaring over her competition with a nearly five-minute performance on silk ribbons suspended 22 feet in the air.

Group prepares for county pavilion reopenings

KAPA‘A — Residents are celebrating the recent reopening of some county park pavilions, describing the development as a much-needed step toward normalcy in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

North Shore shuttle service seeks to curb congestion, crowding

HA‘ENA — The end of the road is just the beginning for nonprofit organizations Hui Maka‘ainana o Makana and The Hanalei Initiative, which took over management and operation of the North Shore Shuttle from Waipa to Ha‘ena State Park last Sunday.