Money for maintenance

HONOLULU – With many of Hawaii’s most popular trails seeing record numbers of hikers, Hawaii Tourism (HTA), is providing $530,000 to the DLNR Na Ala Hele Trail and Access System.

Most West Freedom Fest

MAJORS BAY — More than 6,000 people gathered at Shenanigans on the Pacific Missile Range Facility base Wednesday afternoon to take advantage of the sun, surf and fireworks show in celebration of Independence Day.

Kauai celebrates the Fourth

KEKAHA — Charlie Numazawa was ready to snack, Thursday morning during the Kekaha Fourth of July celebration at the Faye Park.

Hana Hou routs Rebels; mud stops Kapaa games

Heavy rains in Kapaa on Saturday inundated the softball diamond at the Bryan Baptiste Sports Complex. Three of the four games slated to be played on the field were postponed due to the unplayable conditions of the ballpark. The fourth scheduled game between the Keonimana Gents and Kuku’s Aces was moved to Kaumakani at the Wally Sonoda Field. Games between the East Kauai Legends and Kawaihau, Solid Steel and Da Kruzers, and the Islanders versus the Hanamaulu Hillsiders will be re-scheduled.

CSL celebrates six years

LYDGATE — Grab a plate lunch from the pot luck and talk story by the sea for the Center for Spiritual Living’s celebration of their sixth anniversary on Sunday.

Cold case revisited

LIHUE — Nine years ago today, a pig hunter’s dogs found the remains of Amber Jackson in a remote, wooded area in Kilauea.

King tides bring new sand

HANAPEPE — The King tides are supposed to peak July 2 and 3, but the effects were already being felt days prior at the Salt Pond Beach Park.

Ike Loa competes at Volleyball Festival national tourney

Some of Kauai’s young volleyball players were on the mainland and took on clubs from all around the country. Local youth club Ike Loa Volleyball Club competed in the 2019 Volleyball Festival National Championships from June 27 through 30 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

DOH taking survey of residents readiness

LIHUE — The Kauai District Health Office of the Hawaii Department of Health will be conducting a door-to-door survey of Kauai residents from July 11 to 13 to assess their readiness for emergencies such as hurricanes, floods and other disasters.

Vonda and Willie take Akiyama crown

LIHUE — Vonda Aki teamed with Willie Aki to win the Second Annual Vance Akiyama Memorial Tournament, Saturday at the Kauai Bowl Center in the Rice Shopping Center.

Prosecutors try to seize $140,000

LIHUE — The Kauai County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is asking for court approval to seize roughly $140,000 in cash that police allegedly confiscated during a drug raid in Koloa two years ago.

Partnerships make everything possible

On my drive home a few weeks ago, I heard a radio story about the 2018 Recovery Champion Awards for breeding the endangered native bird, the ‘akikiki, or Kauai creeper. Conservation work can be challenging, and ever since rapid ohia death was found on our island, a thread of fear has spread through the conservation community. But hearing about those ‘akikiki birds and the awards recognizing friends and colleagues with the Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project, the San Diego Zoo Global and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gave me hope.