MPD veteran Kiyota promoted to captain
Sterling Kiyota, a 26-year veteran of the Maui Police Department, has been promoted to the rank of captain and will be assigned to be commander of the Molokai Patrol District.
After beginning his police career in November 1987, Kiyota was assigned to the Wailuku Patrol Division. In 1992, he was transferred to the Vice Division, Gambling and Morals Unit, as an investigator. Three years later, he was promoted to sergeant and assigned to the Receiving Desk, then transferred to the Wailuku Patrol Division. In 2002, he was again transferred to the Vice Division, Gambling and Morals Unit.
He was promoted to lieutenant in 2011 and assigned to Wailuku Patrol Division and later transferred to Kihei Patrol Division.
Kiyota and his wife, Korilynn, have three daughters, Taryn, Taylor and Tawny, and two grandchildren, Isaiah and Kamaleialoha.
His promotion takes effect March 16.
Roadwork scheduled for county roads ?
The state Department of Transportation has announced that work on Maui County roads this week is scheduled in the following areas:
* There will be a lane closure in the northbound direction of Haleakala Highway between North Firebreak Road and Hana Highway from 8 p.m. Wednesday through 5:30 a.m. Thursdays for pavement resurfacing.
* Lane shiftings will occur in both directions of Waiehu Beach Road between Makaala Drive and Eha Street 24 hours a day Monday through Friday for road-widening work.
* There will be lane closures in both directions of Hana Highway between Puna Road and Alakapa Place from 8 p.m. Wednesday through 5:30 a.m. Thursday for road repairs.
* Main Street in Wailuku between Ilina Street and Central Avenue will experience lane closures in both directions from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Monday through Wednesday.
TEA Party Maui will host editor Walden
Andrew Walden, editor of the Hawai'i Free Press, will speak to TEA Party Maui beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Kalama Heights Garden Room in Kihei.
Walden will share his ideas for conservative activism in Hawaii and talk about mainstream media bias, the news release about the event said. The Hawai'i Free Press is an independent, locally owned online newspaper covering political, social, cultural and economic issues both local and international. It offers a view based on free enterprise, small government and individual liberty as a counterpoint to what is presented in the rest of Hawaii print and television media, the news release said.
The Kalama Heights Garden Room is located at 101 Kanani Road. The party will hold a business meeting following the talk.
Nominees sought for 2014 Lyons award
Nominations and applications are being accepted for the 2014 Bank of Hawaii Mike Lyons Maui Community Award that honors Maui County nonprofit organizations.
The award, presented by the Bank of Hawaii Foundation, awards one or more grants up to $25,000 to a Maui County nonprofit organization.
The deadline for nonprofit groups to apply is April 18. Nominations may be made by the public or by the 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organizations themselves.
Selections will be based on fulfillment of the organization's mission, the leadership demonstrated by the executive director and board, and engagement in one of the following areas - community development, education, human services, and arts and culture.
The award was established in 2004 in honor of the late retired Senior Vice President and Maui District Manager Michael H. Lyons II, a community leader in his 41-year career with the bank.
Nomination forms are available at all Bank of Hawaii branches in Maui County or by calling (808) 856-2302. Nomination materials should be submitted to Maui Regional Office, Bank of Hawaii, 2105 Main St., Wailuku 96793.
Maui News seeks fun guide submissions
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.