DLNR officials to listen
KAUNAKAKAI - State officials will visit Molokai on Friday to hold a "listening session" on issues concerning the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Department Chairman William Aila Jr., First Deputy Guy Kaulukukui and Water Deputy Bill Tam will participate in the event.
The meeting will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center.
Those who would like to comment in writing may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Probe in shooting of horse
KULA - A 19-year-old mare died after apparently being shot in the head in a field in Kula last week, a Maui Humane Society official said Wednesday.
Chief Executive Officer Jocelyn Bouchard said officials are continuing to investigating the incident in which the horse apparently was shot two times, once from a long distance and the other at close range. Society officials were not able to examine the horse because it had already been buried, she said, but they gathered evidence from photographs taken of the horse's injuries as well as speaking with its owners.
The horse was found dead in a field near the Kula Fire Station on Sept. 27, Bouchard said, adding that she was concerned because people also live around the area.
Maui police said they opened an animal cruelty case, but they also were unable to examine the horse's remains.
Anyone with information about the shooting may call the society at 877-3680.
Kahoolawe open for trolling
KAHOOLAWE - The Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission has announced that trolling will be allowed for permitted vessels Saturday and Sunday as well as Oct. 15 and 16.
Hawaii administrative rules require all vessels to register annually with the commission before entering the reserve during designated trolling dates. The vessels must file catch reports any time they fish in the reserve, whether fish are caught or not.
A $25 permitting fee will be applied to the required registration process.
To register or for more information, contact Dean Tokishi at 243-5889 or send email to email@example.com. A registration packet may be found online at kahoolawe.hawaii.gov.
Packets also are available at the Division of Boating and Recreation, under Buzz's Wharf Restaurant in Maalaea, and at Maui Sporting Goods in Wailuku.