KIUC ahead of the production goal

LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative estimates renewable energy production reached 55% in 2019; well ahead of its own strategic goal and the State of Hawai‘i’s mandated benchmarks. But that’s just part of the good news, according to the cooperative’s president and chief executive officer, David Bissell.

Keiki-approved kalo

KAPA‘A – On Tuesday, a group of Kapa‘a High School’s agriculture students got to taste a taro burger from a local farm as part of the “Farm to School,” program which pairs the Department of Education with local farmers to supply ingredients for school lunches.

Flu in Hawai‘i

LIHU‘E ­– Kaua‘i is well into flu season and some health officials say the global threat of the coronavirus has played a big part in people getting their flu shots this season. Some officials report citizens are more worried about coronavirus (COVID-19) than influenza, though.

Mauka to makai

LIHU‘E — The Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources and other partner programs will open the final weekend of the Third Annual Kaua‘i OceanFest starting Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the Kaua‘i Ocean Discovery in the Kukui Grove Center with a theme of “From Mauka to Makai with DLNR and Friends.”

Kauai’s ‘Uncle Billy’ crash victim

HONOLULU — Officials have identified former Kaua‘i Fire Department Captain William “Uncle Billy” Enoka, 78, as one of the two passengers who died in the plane crash at Dillingham Airfield over the weekend.

Robotics crew heads to LA

The team comes from all the public high schools and St. Catherine School, and will be leaving for the 20th annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Los Angeles Regional this week.

Akana is Kaua‘i DOCARE chief

Kaua‘i-born Brad “Kipi” Akana is the new Kaua‘i branch chief of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement.

Statewide health care group has new CFO

Wendy F. Odo, the former chief financial 0fficer of Honolulu-based HHL Holdings and its mortgage banking, property management, home maintenance and business outsourcing companies, has been named the new CFO for the Healthcare Association of Hawai‘i.