Rescuers airlift lost hiker and her dog from Iao Valley
IAO VALLEY - A Kihei woman in her 20s, along with her dog, was plucked out of Iao Valley on Sunday evening by a helicopter after the woman got lost, a fire official said.
At 5:34 p.m., the woman called 911 saying that she was hiking in the valley and got lost. She later made contact with rescuers, saying that she was by the stream with her dog, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.
Fire crews located the woman at 6:30 p.m. and airlifted her and her dog to safety. The two were in good condition and did not need medical treatment.
The Wailuku engine crew along with the Kahului rescue crew and the Fire Department's Air One helicopter responded to the incident.
Haneoo Road construction in Hana set to reroute motorists
HANA - A section of Haneoo Road in Hana will be closed today to June 22 for culvert repairs, the county Public Works Department said.
Motorists, including residents, will need to use the southern intersection of Haneoo Road with Hana Highway for access to the area.
The project includes repairing the existing culvert and associated structures and other work. Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Ocean resource preservation topic of three-hour workshop
LAHAINA - A three-hour training workshop for people who want to preserve ocean resources will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lahaina Civic Center.
Participants will learn how to identify and report coral bleaching and disease, crown-of-thorns sea stars and other invasive marine species.
A field day will be held Sunday at Kahekili Beach Park from 9 a.m. to noon.
The workshop is sponsored by the Eyes of the Reef Monitoring Network, which has been organized by Greta Aeby, a professor and researcher at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology.
The program's Maui coordinator is Darla White, who can be reached at (808) 345-2312 or at email@example.com.