Certification work will close two pools
The Upcountry and Soichi Sakamoto pools will be closed Wednesday for lifeguard certification renewal, the Department of Parks and Recreation Aquatics Division announced.
The pools will reopen Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Fran Yamamoto at 270-6138.
Waterline work will cut service for some
Water customers on Hobron Avenue and Amala Place will be without water from 9 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday because contractors will be replacing and upgrading waterlines in the area.
In addition, portions of Hobron and Amala will be closed to traffic. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes such as Kaa Street and to follow signage.
Customers will be without water on Hobron Avenue from the power plant to the intersection with East Kaahumanu Avenue, and on Amala Place from the Hobron intersection to the wastewater treatment plant, according to a news release.
Affected customers have been notified and are advised to store water for the night if needed. Customers are requested to call the 24-hour service line at 270-7633 only if a water problem occurs.
Fire crews aid man who fell while hiking
Firefighters rescued a 56-year-old man who injured his shoulder when he fell while hiking in Iao Valley on Sunday morning, a fire official said.
Wailuku and Kahului firefighters responded to the 10:44 a.m. alarm, and crews hiked about 20 minutes into the trail to locate the man, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga. He said the man, who had been hiking with a group of friends, may have dislocated his shoulder. He reported being in extreme pain and unable to walk out on his own.
After firefighters prepared the man for pickup, the Fire Department's Air One helicopter, with rescue crew members aboard, airlifted the patient to a landing zone set up in the parking lot, Mainaga said.
The man was then loaded into an ambulance and transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center in serious condition.
School staffers net 2 awards from DOE
Makawao Elementary School staffers captured two staff awards Friday from the state Department of Education.
Susan Harper, curriculum coordinator and Success for All facilitator from Makawao Elementary, won a Sustained Superior Performance Award.
The Makawao Elementary School cafeteria staff won a Team Excellence Award of Merit.
The staff includes Stephanie Bayne, Sandra Calasa, Tiffany Calasa, Kwi Ae Esquibel, Phyllis Freitas, Antoinette Robinson, Nancy Shimabukuro and Ashley Waipa.