Lane closures scheduled on Kaua‘i

LIHU‘E — A wide range of road-related projects are on tap with work stretching from Hanapepe to Princeville, the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation said in a update on Friday.

Evslin to host town hall meeting on Monday

LIHU‘E — Capitalizing on the Legislature’s five-day recess, House Representative Luke Evslin is inviting the public to attend a community town hall meeting where he will deliver an update on the 2024 Legislative session.

Kikiaola meeting on Feb. 27

KEKAHA — Users of Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor are invited to attend a community meeting on Feb. 27 starting at 4 p.m. to discuss proposed designs for a new boat ramp and loading dock at the facility.

Free spay and neuter clinics start on Thursday

KILAUEA — Applications for the first free spay and neuter clinics for cats and dogs are available online at the Kaua‘i Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) website at

Sign waving rally to call out violence on March 2

LIHU‘E — A roadside sign waving rally on March 2 from noon to 1 p.m. across from Lihu‘e Airport will focus on violence awareness, encouraging safe driving practices and educating youths on underage drinking.

Ka‘u man sentenced for role in 2009 murder

HILO, Hawai‘i — A 56-year-old Ka‘u man, who was once charged as being an accomplice in the 2009 shooting death of a 21-year-old rodeo champion, was sentenced to five years in state prison for his role in the murder.

Ocean system that moves heat gets closer to collapse

An abrupt shutdown of Atlantic Ocean currents that could put large parts of Europe in a deep freeze is looking a bit more likely and closer than before as a new complex computer simulation finds a “cliff-like” tipping point looming in the future.

Roadwork scheduled on Kaua‘i

LIHU‘E — A number of road-related projects are on tap with the work stretching from Pakala to Hanalei, the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation said in an update on Friday.

A note to our readers

LIHU‘E — The Presidents Day edition of The Garden Island will not be delivered via mail because the United States Postal Service will be closed in observance of the holiday on Monday, Feb. 19.

Judge rules for state in Aina Lea case

SOUTH KOHALA, Hawai‘i — After multiple lawsuits, property changing hands and land use disputes, the state of Hawaii prevailed on the latest litigation involving the Villages at Aina Lea, a long-planned development in South Kohala, mauka of the Mauna Lani Resort.