Rule 11 proposes outdoor team sports

LIHU‘E — Pending Gov. David Ige’s blessing, Kaua‘i County is hoping on June 1 to allow the reconvening of outdoor team sports, the reopening of gyms and fitness centers, the resumption of dine-in restaurant service, and the reopening of personal services, such as spas.

Two men, truck flip down hillside Sunday

KOKE‘E — Two Kaua‘i men are recovering at home after the emergency brake released on the pickup truck they were sitting in and careened over a cliff on Sunday near Sugi Grove in Koke‘e, according to an eyewitness.

‘Our ‘ohana is their ‘ohana’

LIHU‘E — More than 400 people — associates from the three Marriott Vacations Kaua‘i Resorts — flowed steadily through the parking lot at the Kaua‘i Veterans Center, Wednesday to receive their allotment of groceries during the associate giveaway.

Bursting with regrowth

‘ANINI — A Kaua‘i diver has reported a successful coral spawn on Kaua‘i, as well as new baby corals from about four inches wide to 12 inches wide in ‘Anini Bay.

Making ‘Massive Masks for Kaua‘i’

When the COVID-19 pandemic triggered the need for masks throughout Kaua‘i and the rest of the state, Kaua‘i residents Kris Hunt and Morgan Lopez joined forces, creating the organization Massive Masks for Kaua‘i (MM4K).

Fatality in moped accident in mid-May

LIHU‘E — Two weeks ago, Kealia resident Travis Long collided with a pedestrian in a moped accident while riding the shoulder of Kuhio Highway.

Four students embody Aloha ‘Aina

LIHU‘E — Four Kaua‘i graduates, out of a statewide total of 20, landed on the list of the Aloha ‘Aina Leadership awards, which recognize high school seniors as emerging leaders who embody the spirit of aloha ‘aina leadership in their school communities.

La‘akea Gonsalves Hall of Honor inductee

HONOLULU — Kapa‘a High School senior La‘akea Gonsalves is one of 12 inductees to the 2020 Hall of Honor Class announced the Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association, Monday in a quiet release.

Nourish Kaua‘i program feeds ohanas in need

On Wednesday, Nourish Kaua‘i, a service project spear headed by Crossroads Christian Church’s community outreach director Karolyn Freuler served 635 hot meals and gave out 204 USDA farmer’ s boxes to 165 families, 90 houseless individuals and about 40 kupuna at St. Catherine’s Church in Kapahi with a group of volunteers.

Aquarium Fishing EIS rejected

HONOLULU — In a 7-0 decision Friday, the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) voted to reject an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed aquarium fishing in West Hawai‘i.

Some Gave All

HANAPEPE — Hawai‘i Army National Guard 1st Sgt Cory Soares said COVID-19 will not take away Memorial Day.

‘Like Black Friday in the pandemic’

Mel Dias was sleeping in the Kukui Grove Center parking lot fronting the Ross Dress for Less store Saturday night in anticipation of the store’s reopening Sunday morning.

Reopening guidelines for eateries

After being prohibited from offering dine-in service for the past two months, Hawai‘i restaurants will now gradually begin to reopen their doors to customers, aligning with the state’s Roadmap to Recovery and Resilience.

Communication breakdown

Kaua‘i councilmembers have expressed their frustrations over the lack of transparency of the mayor’s administration in responding to COVID-19.

Economic rebuild recommendations offered

The Kaua‘i County Council heard about 45 economic-recovery recommendations from Mayor Derek Kawakami’s Kaua‘i Economic Recovery Strategy Teams last week, including how to support local businesses, the importance of communications, the need for broadband and improved infrastructure and the long-term need to diversify the economy.

Sewage spilled in Hanapepe

Saturday, county officials said there was a wastewater spill on Puolo Road near Kaumuali‘i Highway. The spill was the result of a pipe clamp failing, causing wastewater to leak from the sewer system.