The state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement will add 42 recruits to its ranks in March, increasing the division’s staff by 50 percent and nearly doubling its presence on Kaua‘i.
Lydgate Park and the portion of Ka Hele Makala‘e multi-use path in the park are closed until further notice, officials said on Sunday. The closure is necessary due to a beached whale and final disposition of the animal that was first reported Friday evening aground on the reef at the park’s south end.
No, the Chinese lion will not be at the Pau Hana Market on Monday, and if you were not one of the early attendees to the Kukui Grove Center Chinese New Year festivities on Saturday, you missed out on the rambutan being passed out by the Pau Hana Market crew (Laurie Ho said they even had some — very limited quantity — Daphne McClure Moloa‘a Bay Coffee cara cara oranges), and Jamie Yasutake protea.
HANAPEPE — Kumu and haumana of Ka ‘Imi Na‘auao O Hawai‘i and staff and volunteers from the Kaua‘i Forest Bird Recovery Project will be holding its annual Hawaiian blessing for the 2023 field season on Feb. 2, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said.
LIHU‘E — About a dozen partially decayed teeth were discovered near the Kalalau Trail and turned in to the Kaua‘i Police Department earlier this month.
MAALAEA — A dozen or more times each season, humpback whales while on their principal breeding and calving grounds within the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (sanctuary) or nearby waters get spotted entangled in fishing gear or marine debris. In the worst cases this material can kill the animal.
The Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative has released a nearly $265 million Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) entailing a 50-year strategy to minimize its impact on threatened wildlife.
HANAPEPE — The Hanapepe Soto Zen Temple announced Monday that the temple has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts for a $20,000 Grants for Arts Project award that will support the Soto Zen Bon Festival.
PUHI — Kapa‘a High School boys soccer player Kaulia Shiroma opened, and closed the Warriors’ 4-0 shutout over Kaua‘i High School during the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation boys soccer series that ended Wednesday at Island School fields where the Voyagers then battled a strong Menehune comeback to a 3-3 stalemate.
Dawn Kawahara (last chance to see the Ukraine People Poetry exhibit before she changes the exhibit at the Lihu‘e Public Library) said she’s been to Penzance, but never got to see the pirates, until Wednesday evening when the Hawai‘i Opera Theatre (they also had a presentation at the Waimea Public Library on Monday on the opening of the Waimea library following its renovation and improvement work) presented to a good-sized audience of about a hundred keiki and their parents.
Kaua‘i Police Department white collar detective Michael Nii met with retired members of the Hawai‘i State Teachers Association Wednesday to discuss digital scams, how to prevent becoming a victim, and what to do in the event of a scam.