Mahana Ridge Trail scheduled to reopen
The Mahana Ridge Trail in the rain forest above Kapalua reopens Monday after being closed for a year, the Kapalua Resort Association said.
The trail was closed due to safety issues where the trail crossed the Mahana Estates construction site. Improvements in the area have reached a point where it is now safe to reopen the trail, the association said in a news release.
The trail still does cross through the construction site, so hikers must stay on the trail and not enter the construction site. The path is well marked.
In addition, work has been done to prepare for the reopening but some trail work is ongoing.
Printed trail maps are available at the Kapalua Village Center, at Kapalua Resort hotel concierge desks and online on the "Resort Maps" tab at www.kapaluara.com.
The trail is accessible from various points, including the trailhead at D.T. Fleming Beach and the Kapalua Village Center and the trailhead at the Maunalei Arboretum. The Kapalua Shuttle provides transportation between the resort and the arboretum. To schedule a pickup, call the Kapalua Shuttle at 665-9110.
For more information or to volunteer for trail work, contact Kapalua Resort Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or 665-3747.
Firefighters receive honors at graduation
Matthew Ramsey was named Outstanding Overall and Kawika Casco received the Charles Iwata (Firefighter Spirit) Ho'ulii Award at the Maui Fire Department's 30th Recruit Class graduation.
Sixteen recruits, including two state airport rescue firefighter recruits, completed six months of training to receive their badges during the ceremony Dec. 20 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club ballroom.
Other award recipients were Kristopher Stadler, Outstanding Academics; Jacob Souki, Outstanding Skills; and Kai McLaughlin and Jimi Caldeira, Outstanding Team.
The other graduates are Brad Liu, Michael Medoff, Brett Collett, Seth Herrick, Steven Graver, Kekupaa Naeole, Jason Sanchez, Christopher Stankis, Brian Ferrari and Casey Morisaki.
Caldeira and Medoff are airport rescue firefighter recruits.
Maui News seeks submissions for guide
The Maui News will be publishing a Summer Fun Guide of activities for children and teens on April 13.
The deadline to submit information is noon April 2.
Submit the following:
* Name of program and for what ages.
* Sponsoring organization or business.
* Program times and dates.
* Location of the program.
* Description of program.
* Cost of the program.
* Contact information.
Information may be emailed to email@example.com, faxed to 242-9087 or mailed to Summer Fun Guide, The Maui News, 100 Mahalani St., Wailuku 96793.
Photos may be submitted for use on a space-available basis. Shots of people doing things are preferable; group shots are unlikely to be used. Photos may be emailed in digital tif, jpg or eps formats with a minimum resolution of 300 pixels per inch. Individuals in photos must by identified by first and last name.