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Woman airlifted to Queen’s hospital

A 68-year-old passenger aboard the Netherlands-flagged cruise ship the Maasdam was airlifted by the U.S. Coast Guard from a location near Maui to Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu on Tuesday. The woman had suffered a head injury, and the Holland America Line vessel, en route to San Diego, ...

FACE Maui is set to meet Thursday

The manager of Kahekili Terrace will be the speaker at the FACE Maui Housing Committee meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at Iao Congregational Church’s Kaneda Hall. Guest speaker Vanessa Medeiros will discuss the challenges of providing housing for low-income residents. The meeting is open to ...

Haiku, Paia trash pickups missed

Mechanical issues led the Department of Environmental Management Solid Waste Division to miss trash pickups in Haiku and Paia on Tuesday. The pickups will be done today. Areas affected include Skill Village, Spreckelsville and Haiku and Kokomo roads.

Local Briefs

Discussion set on harbor water quality Maui Ocean Center Environmental Director Aviad Cahana and water quality consultant Robin S. Knox will give a presentation titled “Ma‘alaea Harbor Water Quality: Effluent as Eco-restoration” from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday as part of the center’s Sea ...

Corrections

• Rescue tubes. Maui has nine lifeguarded beaches on island. A story that started on Page A1 and jumped to Page A3 on Sunday incorrectly stated the number of beaches due to an editing error. • Maui Scene / Reichel event. Keali‘i Reichel’s and Josh Tatofi’s names were misspelled in a ...

Maui snow day

HALEAKALA — Eight-year-old Brayden Kitagawa of Pukalani was so happy to see snow on the summit of Haleakala that he cried. A surprise snowfall on the mountaintop Sunday night delighted local families and amused visitors who came to Hawaii to escape the winter cold. “It’s amazing,” ...

Coast Guard crews locate lost kayaker

The Maui News A Corvallis, Ore., woman reported missing off Olowalu on Sunday afternoon while kayaking was rescued early Monday morning by the U.S. Coast Guard about a quarter mile offshore. Jill Lee in her pink kayak became separated from a friend at about 4 p.m. Sunday when tame boating ...

Difference between plan, permitting to be outlined

The Maui News An informational meeting on the permitting process and land entitlements will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the West Maui Senior Center. The county Planning Department has been holding meetings as part of updating the West Maui Community Plan. Community plans are ...

Nicer weather in the forecast as Hokule‘a sets course for Maui

The Maui News A powerful storm Sunday that flashed lightning, which momentarily blacked out power, followed immediately by thunder that shook homes Upcountry and prevented Hokule‘a from sailing to Maalaea gave way to a bright sunny day. The rainfall Sunday at Kahului Airport broke the ...

Kayak tour gets into trouble off Olowalu

The Maui News Lifeguards on a watercraft rescued seven people on a kayak tour off Camp Olowalu on Sunday afternoon after a storm suddenly roared through the area. A kayak tour guide took six customers, five women and one male, ages 20 to 25, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, out into the ocean ...

Moss to keynote energy conference

The Maui News Diane Moss, founding director of Renewables 100 Policy Institute, will be the keynote speaker at the fifth annual Maui Energy Conference to be held March 14-15 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. She also will participate on a panel titled “International Lessons in ...

Man violates probation, gets 5 years in prison

The Maui News WAILUKU — A man who admitted he violated his probation in a drug case was resentenced to a five-year prison term. Kainoa Duarte, 43, of Pukalani said he needed to change. “I know I’m a graduate of Drug Court and people expect more,” Duarte said. “I’ll just be ...

Update 12:20 pm: Snow falls on Haleakala; road open to 9,700 foot lookout

About 1.5 inches of snow fell on Haleakala overnight and early morning Monday, forcing the national park to close the road to the 9,700 foot lookout. A heavy layer of ice covered the snow, creating the extremely hazardous road conditions, the park service said Monday. The road to the summit ...

It’s a Maalaea Harbor Party

Five-year-old Alana Anderson (far right) and 6-year-old Stella Anderson of Kihei check out the “Critter Station” with dad Ted Anderson and aunt Cheyenne Anderson of Waiehu at the Maui Ocean Center’s booth Sunday. The Maalaea Harbor Party held at the Maui Harbor Shops featured marine ...

Budget panel moves toward buying building

Plans for the Wailuku civic complex, a project including structure parking, county office space, community space and a specialty market, are moving ahead with the county in the process of acquiring land near the current Wailuku municipal parking lot. On Tuesday, the County Council’s Budget ...

Upcountry firm offers travelers a place to do business

The Plantation House on Makawao Avenue in Pukalani is a blend of home and business mostly for part-time residents or for visitors who want to do some work while on vacation. “SPACESMaui is indeed intended for travelers, but everyone else, too,” said Julius Geis, who owns the business with ...

Flash flooding closes roads, highways

Iao Valley Road shut down as pouring rains and flooding littered the road with debris, while emergency crews responded to multiple reports of flooded homes in Central Maui on Sunday. A flash flood watch for Maui County was expected to continue until this afternoon, while a flood advisory for ...

Unattended food left on stove results in house fire with $50,000 in damage

A kitchen fire caused $50,000 in damages to a two-story Kihei home Saturday evening, according to a fire official. At 7:44 p.m. Saturday, fire crews responded to a call about a kitchen fire at a home on Eleu Place, Fire Services Chief Ed Taomoto said. Firefighters were on scene at 7:51 p.m. ...

Property taxes are due Tuesday

The Maui News Maui County real property tax bills for the second installment of fiscal year 2017-18 are due Tuesday, according to county officials. Tax bills have been mailed to all property owners or the respective agents servicing their accounts. Property owners who pay their real ...

Dui Sentences

THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of Feb. 12 to 14. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse ...