‘New life and purpose’

LIHU‘E — The whir of wheels on concrete interrupted by the rumble of the wooden pipes announced the opening of a new skatepark situated in the back of the Pi‘ikoi Building, Lihu‘e Civic Center.

Post-travel test sites go live

LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i District Health Office opened the free post-travel test site for residents returning from the Mainland yesterday at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall where quick results could be obtained within 20 minutes from its on-site laboratory.

Saenz Ohana Breakfast draws ire trying to be safe

PRINCEVILLE — The decision to allow visitors to only order online and pick up while serving residents with a Hawai’i identification in person has created a lightning rod of controversy on social media for one Kaua’i food truck.

OZone tames the Kona winds

NAWILIWILI — OZone owner Chris Jordan said, “No one likes to see boats get hurt” during the heavy variable Kona winds that blanketed the Nawiliwili Yacht Club Gene Wells Memorial Series, Race No. 6.

7 days of peace

For more than 20 years, the YWCA has set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence, one week when YWCAs across the country join with YWCAs around the world as part of a global movement to raise awareness to end violence against women and girls.

High-school sports take baby steps toward normalcy

The Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association is within a week of tentatively releasing a spring sports schedule, HHSAA Executive Director Christoper Chun announced on KHON2 in a recent interview.

Virtual meetings planned to discuss future of island tourism

The Kaua‘i Destination Management Action Plan Community is hosting a virtual meeting for residents living in the south and west portions of Kaua‘i at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, and residents residing in north and east Kaua‘i at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22.

Trough-Or-Treat for Halloween in Kapa‘a

Appointments and volunteers are being accepted for the Trough or Treat Halloween event being presented by the Kaua‘i Animal Education Center in Kapa‘a on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 1 to 7 p.m.

DOH fines two Kaua‘i companies

The state Department of Health Clean Air Branch has issued notices and findings of violation and orders against three companies, including two on Kaua‘i.

Kukui‘ula works to adapting to changing times

KOLOA — Richard Albrecht’s staff at Kukui‘ula has overcome the challenges of his company having to furlough over 120 employees throughout the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reward offered in death of monk seal

HONOLULU — The NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement is seeking information about the recent death of a juvenile Hawaiian Monk Seal, known as RL-52, along the coastline of Anahola Beach Park, on the northeast shore of Kaua‘i on or about Sept. 10, 2020.

PMRF at forefront of new-age warfare

LIHU’E — The Pacific Missle Range Facility on Kaua‘i has become a top testing facility for hypersonic and laser weapons for the United States Army and its joint partners.

Pumpkins and more

KEKAHA — There was no shortage of pumpkins, Saturday when a group of community sponsors presented the Great Pumpkin Give-Away at the Kekaha Neighborhood Center amidst rain, thunder and lightning.

Harry Potter Butterbeer in Po‘ipu

PO‘IPU — Kobe Claussen has a Harry Potter book and is hoping that is good enough for the Harry Potter weekend at Papalani Gelato in Po‘ipu Shopping Village.

Hawaiian Air hopes to bounce back

LIHU‘E — Hawaiian Airlines’ spokesman Alex Da Silva has estimated the company has suffered a $3 million-per-day cash burn since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.