Solid waste and climate change

The National Tropical Botanical Garden presented its first Climate Crisis Forum, “Waste Reduction And Climate Change,” on Wednesday at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall.

Students spark ideas at KCC

Kaua‘i Community College’s business and marketing class recently hosted their “Student Pitch Competition” in the fine arts auditorium. It was co-sponsored by the Associated Students of KCC, the campus student government.

Monsters on stage

Kauai Community Players (KCP) will present “She Kills Monsters,” at the Puhi Theatrical Warehouse starting Friday.

KIUC ballots are on their way

LIHU‘E — Ballots will be mailed out for Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative’s board of directors election within the next week.

Community safety meetings kick off

ANAHOLA — Tuesday was the first in a series of County of Kaua‘i’s safety meetings, “Keeping Your Community Safe,” at the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Anahola clubhouse.

The price was right for Michelle Lemay

KAPAHI– Michelle Lemay, a 42-year-old Kapahi resident who works at Collette, a tour company from the mainland, was a recent contestant and winner on the CBS family show “Price is Right.” The show aired on Monday and her family and friends around the world already have contacted her by phone, emails and social media to congratulate her.

Caring for our kupuna

Lily Jaggers is an 84-year-old kupuna who has been living at Lihu‘e Gardens Elderly apartments for more than 20 years, thanks to the help of a local food bank and services from county agencies.

Temporary bridge almost pau

A temporary bridge is being built alongside Kuhio Highway, near Kealia Beach, and once it’s done it will be used to detour traffic for an upcoming federal project that will restore the currently in-use, existing Kapa‘a Stream bridge.

Voyager film set for Waimea

WAIMEA — The Vaka Taumako Project of Pacific Traditions Society will be showing their film, “We, The Voyagers: Lata’s Children,” at the Historic Waimea Theatre on Monday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m.

One man makes moves to clean up parks

KAPAHI — New community partnerships are forming on Kaua‘i thanks to one man’s tenacious pursuit of pristine county parks, and now the group is asking the County of Kaua‘i for money to help out with maintenance in their parks.

Kaua‘i’s gas prices stable, high

LIHU‘E – While the average price of regular grade gasoline dropped 7 cents nationwide per gallon, Kaua’i is still 0.28 cents more than the average price in Hawaii and cost $1.46 more than the national average gasoline price.

Survey: Kaua‘i is good place to start a small business

LIHU’E — A recent study from SmartAsset, a New York Financial company discovered that Kaua’i is one of the top islands in the state to start a small business. Maui comes in at first, with Kaua’i at second, Hawai‘i Island at third and Oahu in last.

Kings and queens for a night

It was prom night on Friday at the Kaua‘i Marriott Resort & Beach Club. The national event is called Night to Shine, sponsored by Tim Tebow, a former professional football player who is now a professional baseball player, through his foundation.

Making changes for the climate

A recent American Psychological Association poll showed more than half of adults in the United States think climate change is an important issue. But not as many people are taking steps to reduce their contribution to climate change.

Typical rainy weather

LIHU‘E — The Kilohana rain gauge near Hanalei recorded the highest rainfall on Kaua‘i, with 8.77 inches recorded over the 24-hour period ending at 8 a.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service reported.