Competition to round up fish scheduled for Nov. 4
The 2012 Roi Round-up Dive Tournament will be held Nov. 4. with check-in and return at the Wailuku Community Center.
The tournament is a spearfishing competition that removes invasive fish from Maui offshore waters.
Eligible fish to catch in the tournament are roi, taape and toau. Organizers have said in the past that each average-sized roi is estimated to consume 146 native reef fish per year.
Each team will be composed of two divers only. Minors must partner with an adult who is more than 21 years old and have permission from a parent or guardian.
Cost is $100 per team. The fee includes lunch, pupu, two T-shirts and two door prize tickets. The tournament is limited to the first 50 teams.
Entries are due Oct. 29.
For more information, contact Darrell Tanaka at 575-2557 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
County's website among finalists for best of award
The Maui County website, www.mauicounty.gov, was among a dozen finalists in the 2012 Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards.
Baltimore County, Md., and Sacramento County, Calif., also were among the finalists listed in the "County Portal Category."
Orange County, Fla.,'s site won first place, with four other counties placing in the top five as well.
"Websites have changed the way people interact with their government," Mayor Alan Arakawa said. "Mauicounty.gov enables people to access county information and services online saving time and money, which is why having the best website we can possibly have is so important."
Last month, the county website had more than 300,000 page views and about 120,000 visits, half from new visitors, according to a news release.
For more information, go to www.mauicounty.gov and click on the "Best of the Web" icon.
Isle's south-facing shores expecting to see high surf
The National Weather Service has posted a high-surf advisory for the south-facing shores of Maui County from 6 a.m. today to 6 p.m. Friday.
Generated by "a large and persistent fetch of winds in the southern hemisphere," surf is expected to reach heights of 6 to 8 feet today and continue through Friday, according to the advisory. Surf heights are estimates of the face, or front, of waves.
For more information, call (866) 944-5025, or go online to www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.