Body found after cyclist reportedly rides off cliff
The body of a 29-year-old visitor from Amsterdam was recovered Friday afternoon by firefighters, who responded to a report of a bicyclist who had gone off the side of Kahekili Highway in Waihee and down a 125-foot cliff.
Rescue personnel responded to the call at 2:51 p.m. and rappelled down the cliff. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.
The Air One helicopter was used to airlift the body from the bottom of the cliff.
Maui police are investigating the death.
Missed Kula garbage to be picked up today
Trash pickups were missed on a Kula route Friday due to mechanical issues, the county Solid Waste Division announced.
The areas affected include Haleakala Highway, Holomakani Drive and Place, Kainana Place, Kamehameiki Road, Kekaulike Avenue, Kolohala Drive, Lower Kula Road, Naalae Road, Pulehuiki Road, Ululani Street, Wahealani Street and surrounding streets and roads.
Trash on the route will be picked up today.
Informational meeting on immigration Wednesday
An informational meeting on immigration, employment eligibility and discrimination, sponsored by the county Immigrant Services Division and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Maui Economic Opportunity in Wailuku.
Topics to be covered include the USCIS Form I-9, relating to employment eligibility verification, and immigration law updates. There will be a question-and-answer session.
Speakers include Sebastian Aloot, senior enforcement attorney with the Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel; Darlene Kutara, USCIS community relations officer; and Kevin Block, director of immigrant services, county Department of Housing and Human Concerns.
For more information, contact Block at 270-7131 or go to the website www.mauicounty.gov and click on the "Departments" tab and then Housing & Human Concerns.
MEO is located at 99 Mahalani St.
County water plans the topic of meeting series
Islandwide meetings on the Maui County Water Use and Development Plan are scheduled for Tuesday to Jan. 22.
The Department of Water Supply Water Resources and Planning Division is hosting the meetings on the plan, a long-range blueprint for all uses water in the county.
State law requires each county to periodically update and adopt a plan by ordinance.
The meetings will provide an overview of the newly revised plan and explain the remainder of the public process.
All meetings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. The locations and dates follow:
* Tuesday, Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku.
* Wednesday, Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani.
* Thursday, Kihei Community Center.
* Jan. 17, Lahaina Civic Center.
* Jan. 22, Helene Social Hall, Hana.
In addition to these water department meetings, input on the plan will be accepted during deliberations by the County Council Water Resources Committee.
For more information, call 463-3110.
Electronics recycling site to open extra day
To handle the greater volume of electronics recycling that occurs during the holiday season, the Maui County Electronics Recycling Program at 901 Lower Main St. will be open one extra day this month, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.
Its normal hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays.
The program had been closed on Christmas and New Year's Day, which were both Tuesdays.
W. Maui taxpayers group to hold annual meeting
The West Maui Taxpayers Association will hold its annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lahaina Civic Center.
"Anyone who lives, works, visits or owns property in West Maui will find the WMTA annual meeting very informative," the organization said in an announcement. "For over 35 years, WMTA has worked with and for the West Maui community to promote infrastructure investment in roads, parks, health care facilities, fire and ambulance facilities and numerous other community improvements."
The meeting will include presentations on Department of Transportation projects, the proposed West Maui hospital and the Kahoma Village residential project, among others.
The public is invited to attend, but votes on WMTA business are reserved for members.
The meeting is sponsored in part by the West Maui Improvement Foundation, and Paradise Grill and Round Table Pizza, which will provide dinner service at 5 p.m.
For more information, visit westmaui.org or call 661-7990.