Longtime Maui cowboys Peter Baldwin (left, first photo) and Freddy Rice converse before competing against each other in Century Team Roping on Thursday.
Second photo: Young Hana paniolo Boboy Hoopai-Kaiwi, 3, practices his roping technique at Oskie Rice Arena while waiting to watch his dad, Kapena Kaiwi, compete in Thursday’s preliminary rounds, or “slack,” of the 62nd Makawao Rodeo in Olinda. The slack is scheduled to continue at 9 a.m. today with a break before the start of the Bull Bash at 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s rodeo events start at 4 p.m. and Sunday’s at 12:30 p.m.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos
These coffee-growing kits have been pulled from the shelves of Longs Drugs statewide because they contain African coffee seeds, which are subject to a quarantine. All but ten of the kits, sold on Kauai, Oahu and the Big Island are accounted for. State Department of Agriculture photo
Cortney Casey “received negative and damaging backlash … resulting from a false-positive,” the Ultimate Fighting Championship said Thursday. AP file photo
Claude Straub (foreground) and Koni Silva postt the day’s fastest time in Dally Team Roping Thursday with go of 8.07 seconds.
Ceydric Whitfield of Maui United 04 takes a shot in the first half of Maui United’s 4-2 loss to Excel 05 — he scored on the play. The Maui News / BRAD SHERMAN photo
Excel’s Tidus Paet Vegas takes a free kick. The Maui News / BRAD SHERMAN photo
Axton Pakaki of FA Maui 04 and Sevy Sconfienza of Maui United 05 battle for a second-half ball during FA Maui’s 3-2 win in a Maui Cup boys U13 game Thursday at Keopuolani Park in Kahului. The tournament runs through Sunday. The Maui News / BRAD SHERMAN photo
Assorted county rates and fees will rise on Saturday, including residential trash collection. The rates for Maui and Molokai will rise from $24 to $27 per month and from $12 to $14 per month on Lanai. An automated trash collection truck is shown in Kihei in March. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
A Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. worker snaps photos from a transport truck at Puunene Mill at the end of her workday in January 2016. HC&S shut down operations in December, leaving more than 600 people out of work. HC&S’ parent company, Alexander & Baldwin, said Thursday that all but 56 of the 651 laid-off workers have either found jobs, relocated or are back in school. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo