Lanai residents to receive credit
LANAI CITY - Lanai residential refuse customers will receive a $27 credit on their June-July bill for a three-month disruption in service that occurred when the island's only garbage truck was out of service due to mechanical problems, according to the Maui County Solid Waste Division.
The truck was unavailable from December to February while undergoing repairs on Maui. Because the vehicle is smaller than other refuse trucks in the county fleet to accommodate Lanai's narrow streets, a temporary replacement was not available, division officials said.
Mayor Charmaine Tavares and other county officials recently hosted a barbecue lunch on Lanai to thank the 14 community volunteers who assisted with refuse collection during the three-month period.
Hotel Hana-Maui sale completed
WAILUKU - Amstar Group LLC announced Thursday that it had closed on the acquisition of the Hotel Hana-Maui.
Amstar's Green Tea subsidiary will take over the hotel and resort's management.
Amstar had purchased the hotel from Ohana Hotel Co.
Amstar, based in Denver, owns hotels and resorts in Virginia, Colorado, Illinois, Rhode Island, Florida, Texas and California.
High-wind advisory for Haleakala
HALEAKALA - The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended a wind advisory for the summit of Haleakala until 6 p.m. today.
Easterly winds of 25 to 40 miles per hour, with even higher gusts, were forecasted.
Haleakala National Park on Thursday closed the summit road above the Haleakala Visitor Center because of the high winds. The weather service warned that the high winds could make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles.
UH-Maui College offers vaccinations
KAHULUI - The Campus Health Center at the University of Hawaii Maui College will offer low-cost vaccines from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The clinic still has H1N1 booster shots for children 9 years old and younger as well as the H1N1 shots. There are no seasonal flu vaccines for adults.
For more information, call 984-3493.
* This article includes a correction from the original published on Friday, May 21, 2010. It incorrectly stated that seasonal flu vaccines would be available. The Maui News apologizes for the error.