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Help needed to stencil storm drains

Community News

In celebration of Earth Day, a community storm drain stenciling event will take place in Napili on Saturday. Participants will meet at 9 a.m. in the Napili Plaza parking lot, 5095 Napilihau St. in Lahaina. Volunteers are advised to bring a water bottle and sun protection; other necessary ...

Ho‘olaule‘a to benefit the Haiku community

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The 25th annual Ha‘iku Ho‘olaule‘a and Flower Festival to benefit Haiku Elementary School, Haiku Community Association and Boys & Girls Club Maui-Haiku will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14 at the Haiku Elementary School, 105 Pauwela Road. Admission is free. There will be ...

Scholarships for trades and training are available

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Financial help to pay for training in areas such as agriculture, auto mechanics, welding, cosmetology or any trade or nonacademic occupation is now available through three $2,500 scholarships from the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise. Applicants can be of any age to receive these funds and the ...

Weddings

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Dustin Campos, 29, son of Victor V. Campos and Myrna J. Campos of Waikapu, and Brayden Fernandez, 24, son of Tonya Lundean and Alex Crisostomo of Waikapu, were married on March 16. The marriage was conducted by longtime family friend Rhonda Loo, a Circuit Court judge on Maui. Family and ...

Local Briefs

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Registration open for youth fishing The South District Office of the county Department of Parks and Recreation announced that it is accepting registrations for the upcoming youth Barbless Fishing Program. The event is open to ages 9 to 15 and will be held 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at ...

Hawaii’s Sharks Should Be Revered, Not Feared

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Hawaii is home to approximately 40 shark species ranging in various shapes and colors, but most feature grey backs and white bellies. The contrast between colors is called countershading, a trait that enables sharks to blend in with the ocean depths when viewed from above and the sunlit sea ...

Maui Peace Hero Award winners receive recognition

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Maui Seasons for Peace held its signature annual Maui Peace Hero Awards ceremony Feb. 23 at the University of Hawaii Maui College Paina Dining Room. The event has been held annually since 2002. Receiving the 2017 Peace Heroes Awards were: • Joe and Eleanor Apolo — Pop Warner involvement ...

Centenarian club has first board meeting

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The first board of directors meeting for Seeking Harmony — Maui Centenarian Club was held March 7 in Wailuku. The Hawaii nonprofit public benefit corporation was founded by Alfred Huang in May 2017. The purpose of the organization is to provide ongoing activities that will help the community ...

Hirono, Schatz, Gabbard nominate students to service academies

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U.S. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono announced her nomination of 44 students to the U.S. military service academies for the Class of 2022. Their applications are now being considered for final selection by the United States Military Academy at West Point, the United States Naval Academy, and the United ...

A grand deal: Grand Wailea to be sold April 17

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The Grand Wailea resort will be sold April 17 to BRE Iconic Holdings, according to a notice sent this month to hotel vendors. BRE is another name for the New York-based Blackstone Group LP, a private equity firm. In January, various media outlets reported the pending sale of the 776-room ...

9th Circuit rejects county’s request to reconsider ruling

Local News

While Maui County is pursuing projects to reuse its wastewater, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the county’s request for a full-panel review of its Feb. 1 decision that the county violated the Clean Water Act by pumping treated wastewater into injection wells at its Lahaina ...

Workshops set for federally funded highway projects

Local News

Public hearings on proposed federally funded transportation projects for Maui will be held next month at four community workshops. Those are scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Helene Hall in Hana; 6 to 8 p.m. April 9 at Paia Community Center; 6 to 8 p.m. April 10 at the West Maui Senior ...

Work moves forward on Lahaina bypass

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Work continues on the Lahaina bypass Wednesday around its intersection with Hokiokio Place. The new southern segment of the bypass — from Kai Hele Ku Street to “cut mountain” in Olowalu — had been scheduled to open this month. But heavy rains in February pushed the road’s opening to ...

Nene deemed ‘on its way to recovery’

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Hawaii’s state bird, the Hawaiian goose, or nene, is being proposed for downlisting its status under the Endangered Species Act from “endangered” to “threatened,” according to an announcement Friday from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “Thanks to the Endangered Species Act, ...

Six are honored as ‘Women of Excellence’

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In celebration of Women’s History Month, six women received “Women of Excellence” awards from the Maui County Committee on the Status of Women. The recipients of the 2018 awards were Maui County Council Member Elle Cochran, who holds the West Maui residency seat; Sherri Dodson, ...

Wailuku woman, 19, placed on probation for bikini store thefts

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WAILUKU — A woman who said she had stayed out of trouble after being arrested for stealing from two employers last year was placed on four years’ probation Tuesday. Heather Sijalbo, 19, of Wailuku was released from jail after being incarcerated for 20 days after she didn’t show up in ...

Power outage traced to cable fault

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A potential underground cable fault triggered a power outage Thursday night for around 2,600 customers in Pukalani, Maui Electric Co. spokeswoman Shayna Decker said. The blackout started about 10:30 p.m., and all customers had power restored by 12:08 a.m. Friday, she said.

Wailuku Community Association to meet

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The Wailuku Civic Center hub, Maui Lani roundabout and the Wailuku Performing Arts Alliance will be discussed at the Wailuku Community Association meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Main Street Promenade Food Court. There also will be elections for board of directors. The meeting is open to ...

Molokai DMVL office to close, relocate

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The Molokai satellite office of the Department of Motor Vehicles and Licensing will be closed from Tuesday to April 9 for relocation to the Mitchell Pauole Center conference room, the county said Thursday. The relocation is needed for roof repairs. The satellite office will reopen at 8 a.m. ...

Haiku residents oppose proposed Jaws zip line

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HAIKU — Haiku residents were opposed overwhelmingly to a new zip-line operation at a community meeting Wednesday night called by its developer who already has racked up more than a half a million dollars in fines running another zip line in the region. Northshore Zipline Co. gave a ...