Hawai‘i could quit chlorpyrifos now

Governor Ige could immediately cancel chlorpyrifos permits for Waimea and Kekaha and create 1/4-mile buffers for other destructive pesticides, like Roundup, without waiting for the Hawai‘i Legislature.

Bridge meeting set for March 4

An informational open house is being held at the Kapa‘a Public Library about the Kapa‘a Stream Bridge Project on Wednesday, March 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Students make own lunch at Dominios

About 60 first-graders from Koloa School and their cadre of teachers and parent volunteers, got to make their own lunches, Thursday during a field trip to Domino’s pizza in the Hokulei Village Shopping Center.

Symphony of the Birds

The “Symphony of the Hawaiian Birds” will be performed for the first time on Kaua‘i on February 23 and 24 at the Kaua‘i CC Performing Arts Center.

Crowning glory

Wessteros never looked so good as in the Kaua‘i Crown and Cuisine at the historic Waimea Theater, Saturday night.

Happy Camper for Friday, February 21, 2020

This is the weekend to finally get to taste those Lemon Ups (it’s the new Girl Scout cookie flavor this year) as the Girl Scout troops set up their market sites (there’s even a cookie finder on their website to help you locate a site where cookies are being sold) starting today. Hurry, when they’re gone, they’re gone (until next year).

Adventure, romance await in locally-authored book

Staying true to the romantic theme in the air this month, authors Michael and Alison Miller show that when couples work together anything is possible. It’s not hard to see that the Millers are a talented and dynamic duo after reading their action adventure novel, “Fault Line,” which takes place at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island circa 2005.

Kauai Island Brewery donates to autism group

PORT ALLEN — Autism awareness received a boost on Kaua‘i thanks to a $1,250 donation from the staff at Kaua‘i Island Brewing Company, who have been stashing cash in a lucky-cat statue that sits at the brewery entrance in Port Allen.

Anderson is new county department head

LIHU‘E — The County of Kaua‘i’s Civil Service Commission announced the selection of Annette Anderson as the new director for the county Department of Human Resources.

BYU’s Kuest in six-way tie at the top

WAILUA — No. 33 Peter Kuest found four birdies in the wind at the Wailua Golf Course to finish the opening day of the John Burns Intercollegiate in a six-way tie for the lead, Thursday.

KIUC ballots are on their way

LIHU‘E — Ballots will be mailed out for Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative’s board of directors election within the next week.

Monsters on stage

Kauai Community Players (KCP) will present “She Kills Monsters,” at the Puhi Theatrical Warehouse starting Friday.

Girl Scout cookies are here

Girl Scout leader Sarah Spalding will have her troop at the Safeway Store in Hokulei Village Shopping Center from 5 p.m. today when market sales start for this year’s offering of Girl Scout cookies.

Lori Vallow arrested

PRINCEVILLE — Lori Vallow, mother of two children missing from Idaho, has been arrested and is now awaiting an on-island hearing in the Kaua‘i Police Department cellblock on a $5 million bail.

Rice Street bus service altered

LIHU‘E – Due to road work from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., The Kaua‘i Bus will not offer service on Rice Street from Monday, Feb. 24, to Friday, Feb. 28. Dates may change depending on the paving schedule and weather.

Council considers polystyrene

LIHU‘E — A measure to ban most polystyrene food containers from Kaua‘i passed first reading before the County Council Wednesday and is set for public hearing Tuesday, March 25.

The coronavirus is not a joking matter

There are many jokes out there on social media about the coronavirus featuring the popular beer of the same name. I once shared them and thought them funny. However, at this point, this virus must be taken seriously, and there is nothing funny about it.