Kaua‘i Filipino Women’s Club awards 4 scholarships

The Kaua‘i Filipino Women’s Club and President Barbara Green awarded four, $1,000 awards, including a special award to the University of Hawai‘i Foundation to assist a student wishing to return to school during the COVID-19 medical crisis.

CAK hands out scholarships

PUHI — The Contractors Association of Kaua‘i announced seven scholarship recipients, and turned over the collection of food and funds collected during a Tuesday afternoon meeting held at Gaylord’s at Kilohana who opened the facility for the occasion.

On-duty officer arrested

LIHU‘E – A Kaua‘i Police Department officer was arrested Wednesday afternoon for abuse of a family or household member while on duty.

Cold case awaiting new DNA evidence results

LIHU‘E — A decade ago today, a pig farmer uncovered Amber Jackson’s remains in a remote wooded area of Kealia, and hope to close this cold case is being aided by advancements in technology.

Pop Warner structuring pandemic play

LIHU‘E — Kauai Pop Warner has decided to postpone registration for the upcoming season, but organizers say Pop Warner has not canceled the upcoming football or cheer season.

Group wants double testing

LIHU‘E — A committee of doctors and community leaders is considering a proposal to Gov. David Ige to test a tourist-entry system that would require visitors to Kauai to be tested for COVID-19 before they depart and again after they arrive, with a five- or six-day quarantine in between.

Quarantine violations in court

LIHU‘E — A couple that allegedly broke the state’s COVID-19 mandatory 14-day quarantine emergency order pleaded not guilty during separate hearings Wednesday morning.

Kaua‘i Fire Department Changes Command

LIHU‘E — Fire and Ocean Safety Chief Steven Goble took the helm of the Kaua‘i Fire Department Wednesday morning in a Change of Command Ceremony held at the Lihu‘e Civic Center.

Goble takes charge of KFD

LIHU‘E — Heading the Kaua‘i Fire Department requires more than just overseeing land operations. It’s overseeing lifeguards saving swimmers swept out to sea and sending teams aboard Air 1 to save injured hikers.

Balmores has PMRF ready for disaster

BARKING SANDS — Putting out the correct message at the right time with the correct information — that is the name of the game when it comes to emergency management.

Hokuala, Timbers Resort reopen today

NAWILIWILI — Just in time for the long Fourth of July weekend, the Timbers Resort and the Ocean Course at Hokuala announced its opening, effective today.

Federal money for Kaua‘i Bus

LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i Bus has received just over $4 million in federal money as part of a virus-related relief initiative aimed at rural transit operations and maintenance expenses.

Ocean safety awareness

LIHU‘E — Monday morning, two divers were out by a cove near Shipwreck Beach. From the shore, a concerned visitor saw two people waving their arms and called in a report of distressed swimmers.

Airbnb to enforce TVR listings

LIHU‘E — Similar to a partnership the county signed with Expedia Group last week to assist in the enforcement of short-term-vacation-rental laws, on Monday the county announced an agreement with Airbnb.

How to watch KFD change of command ceremony

LIHU‘E — Tomorrow, the Kaua‘i Fire Department welcomes new Fire Chief Steven R. Goble to the company with a change of command ceremony. The event will be aired on Ho‘ike Kaua‘i Community Television after the ceremony, time TBD.