Hiker rescued after breaking leg
Paia and Wailuku firefighters helped a 50-year-old Washington state woman who slipped and broke her lower right leg while hiking Tuesday on the Bamboo Forest Trail, according to Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.
Firefighters responded to the 12:44 p.m. alarm and hiked approximately 300 yards into the trail near Hana and met the woman, Mainaga said. They splintered her broken leg, stabilized her on a backboard and carried her out to paramedics who took her to Maui Memorial Medical Center.
Her injuries were not life-threatening, he said.
The victim and members of her family were visiting from Tacoma.
Olinda, Piiholo lose power for half-hour
Olinda and Piiholo residents lost power for nearly half an hour Wednesday afternoon, Maui Electric Co. reported.
The blackout was reported at 2:51 p.m., with electricity restored by 3:15 p.m.
MECO spokeswoman Kau'i Awai-Dickson said a tree branch fell on lines in the area, triggering the outage that affected about 500 customers.
Fungal meningitis education offered
Maui County is working with federal and state public health organizations to help increase education and awareness about the fungal meningitis outbreak, the county announced Wednesday.
As of Wednesday afternoon, there were 119 recorded cases of the infection on the U.S. Mainland, potentially from contaminated steroid injections. Hawaii health officials have reported no cases in the islands.
For more information, go online to:
* hawaii.gov/health/DOCD/ index.html.
* www.fda.gov/Drugs/Drug Safety/ucm322734.htm.
* www.fda.gov/downloads/ Safety/Recalls/UCM 322970.pdf.
Lanai City condos to be offered
Real estate developer Peter Savio will offer fee-simple studio and one-bedroom condominiums in Lanai City beginning Oct. 20 for $80,000 and $95,000 on the open market, he announced Tuesday.
The units will be available to Lanai residents, investors and the general public, Savio said.
Using financing, monthly mortgage payments could be as low as $504 for a studio and $606 for a one-bedroom unit, he said.
Approximately 20 of the 24 townhouse units are occupied by tenants, who will be given the first opportunity to buy their apartments, Savio said.
The Lanai City Apartments were built in 1990. In July 2011, Castle & Cooke sold the apartments to Honolulu real estate developer Adam Lee for $1.2 million. Savio later took over the rental-to-condomin-ium conversion, with Lee remaining as a partner.
Statewide, the average sale price for a condominium is $400,000, he said. And, on Lanai, a condominium recently sold for nearly $600,000.
For more information, contact Savio at (808) 951-8976.
King Kekaulike alumni organize
The King Kekaulike High School Alumni Association has organized, beginning with compiling a registry of alumni and supporters, the association announced.
Sign-ups will start at the KKHS homecoming football game, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday. It will remain open until the varsity game's halftime.
For more information, call 573-8710.