Left high and dry in Koloa

KOLOA — Jim and Denise Satterfield can only watch as hundreds-of-thousands of gallons of drinking water flow down the hillside past their once-thriving water bottling business.

Holo Holo in the hunt

Kauai’s Holo Holo Charters is in the running for national recognition on the 2019 USA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice list, and it’ll be your votes that’ll help them cinch the title.

Kapahi Bourbon battle

KAPAA — Two shipping containers sit side by side in an empty field just past Kapahi Park on Kawaihau Road. Empty, that is, except for a single palm tree that signifies the planned home for Kauai’s newest distillery.

‘Tension’ continues between lawmakers, judges

When we learn about our three branches of government, we’re usually told that the legislative branch makes the laws, the executive branch carries them out, and the judiciary branch interprets them. Each branch serves as a check and balance on the other two.

Mother’s Day is Sunday?

KAPAA — Mother’s Day is Sunday? Fely Sams of Orchid Alley did not realize that until Saturday when throngs of people flocked to the tiny orchid shop sandwiched between two buildings in downtown Kapaa.

‘The Fresh Shave’ Waimea is open

The Fresh Shave, a handcrafted shave ice company based out of a vintage camper trailer on the South Shore of Kauai, announced the grand opening of their second location on island.

Makani Kai Air begins flights

PRINCEVILLE — A Piper Chieftain twin propeller, carrying nine passengers, makes its way over rainy Hanalei Bay and down onto the Princeville Airport runway.

Don’t let your Social Security check go on vacation

If you are like most people on Social Security, you need that check every month to buy groceries and to keep a roof over your head. But believe it or not, for a fortunate few that check is essentially bonus money, totally unnecessary for day-to-day survival.

Coldwell Banker Island Properties expands

Coldwell Banker Island Properties announced it has acquired the operations of Coldwell Banker Makai Properties on Kauai. Makai Properties’ agent group joined the Coldwell Banker Island Properties ohana and will continue to offer service and results to their clients under the Coldwell Banker Island Properties brand.

Celebrating small businesses

KILAUEA — Ed Kawamura said his family is what makes everything possible Thursday during the Kauai Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, co-hosted by the Small Business Administration at Anaina Hou Community Park’s Porter Pavilion.

Hawaiian earns $36M in first quarter

HONOLULU — Hawaiian Holdings Inc., the parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $36.4 million, an increase of $7.8 million over the first quarter of 2018.

LBA meeting Thursday

An update on the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant is on the agenda for Thursday’s Lihue Business Association meeting that begins at 7:30 a.m. at Duke’s Canoe Club, Kalapaki.