National parks pass for military members
The National Park Service, to show appreciation for military servicemen and women, will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance to all 397 national parks - including Haleakala National Park - to active-duty military members and their dependents.
The issuing of the passes will begin Saturday, Armed Forces Day.
Active-duty members of the U.S. military and their dependents may pick up their passes at the main entrance station to Haleakala National Park. They must show a current, valid military identification card to obtain the pass.
The passes are good for one year from the month obtained. More information is available at the website www.nps.gov/findapark/passes.htm.
This military version of the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass also permits free entrance to sites managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Forest Service.
Haiku man, 23, held for firearms offenses
HAIKU - A 23-year-old Haiku man was arrested for firearms offenses after police found a rifle and ammunition in a pickup truck he was driving Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Bail was set at $2,100 for Mikioi Roback, who was charged with keeping an unloaded firearm and ammunition in an improper place and other firearms offenses and resisting an order to stop a motor vehicle.
Officers responded to a report that Roback had a hunting rifle with him when he left his residence on Kaupakalua Road in a pickup truck. When Roback called home, police dispatch was able to determine that he was calling from Maui Grown Market in Haiku, where patrol officers caught up with him as he was driving away.
Officers tried to stop Roback before he drove home, police said. At the residence, police got permission to search the vehicle, finding the rifle and ammunition, police said.
Roback was arrested at 5:20 p.m.
Speakers will share vision on school arts
KAHULUI - The education director of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and two officials from Pomaikai Elementary School will speak to the Rotary Club of Valley Isle Sunset tonight, beginning at 5:30 at the Kahului Denny's restaurant.
Susana Browne of the MACC and Pomaikai 5th-grade teacher Gina Rausch and Vice Principal Rae Takemoto will share their vision on how arts integration develops the whole child, including the mind, body and heart, while teaching 21st-century academic skills.
The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact club President Sylvia Ho at 280-0099 or firstname.lastname@example.org.