Residents oppose possible westside resort bill

LIHU‘E — During the process of creating the 2018 Kaua‘i General Plan, the community spoke out in opposition to more resorts. However, 60 acres on the Westside was labeled “provisional,” to be determined through the West Kaua‘i Community Plan.

Wilcox ER renovations to start

LIHU‘E — “We will not be closing,” said Jen Chahanovich, president and CEO of the Wilcox Medical Center Friday during the short ceremony broadcast virtually for donors outside the entrance to the Emergency Department.

Input sought on draft of county’s multi-hazard plan

LIHU‘E — The county must update the Multi-Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Plan plan every five years to be eligible for federal pre- and post-disaster assistance, and the county is looking for community input on its 2020 draft.

Maluhia Road closures scheduled through Oct. 15

KOLOA — The county Department of Public Works and Goodfellow Bros. LLC announced that full closures of Maluhia Road from Sunday morning through Thursday afternoon are scheduled to continue through Oct. 15, subject to weather and other factors.

Hanapepe water to be shut off; road to close

HANAPEPE — The county Department of Water announced a water-service shutdown for a portion of Hanapepe Road, between Ko Road and Hana Road on Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather-permitting.

State seeks input on sustainability plan

HONOLULU — The state Office of Planning Statewide Sustainability Program announced a series of virtual statewide information-sharing sessions to inform everyone about the Hawai‘i 2050 Sustainability Plan.

Can Kaua‘i businesses recover from COVID-19? If so … HOW?

Like I said last month … Full disclosure: I have looked very deeply into my crystal ball and I can’t see a (bleeping) thing in it. In other words, I don’t know. Nobody knows. My only real reaction to these questions is: I have confidence in Kaua‘i businesspeople. In us. We made it through ‘Iniki. We can, and will, do it again.

30th HTFG conference goes virtual

HONOLULU — Marking three decades of promoting sustainable fruit production in the Aloha State, the 30th Hawai‘i International Tropical Fruit Conference is available free to the public in a new, virtual format.