First photo: Having more fun than perhaps anybody else on the Jungle Twist coaster, Baldwin High students Lindsey Kimoto (from left), Reyn Okita, Brent Lacuesta and Jayda Cortez spin around the track during the 97th annual Maui Fair on Sunday. “I think we threw it off the track,” Kimoto said. Maui County residents flocked to the War Memorial Stadium Complex on Sunday for one final round of rides, games and fried food.
Second photo: Four-year-old Ramses Villalobos of Kihei sports a huge grin while riding this year’s new Rockin’ Tug ride alongside dad Cesar Villalobos.
Third photo: Riders of all ages soar high above the fairgrounds on the popular Wave Swinger ride on Sunday afternoon.
The Maui News / COLLEEN UECHI photos
Braving rain and rugged terrain in October 2015, a group of 15 hikers led by the Sierra Club Maui hiked a section of the old Haleakala Trail that had been closed to the public for decades. The Maui News / EILEEN CHAO photo
Before taking up running at age 40, Peter Sagal described himself as “a short, stalky, non-athletic guy who never succeeded in sports and was always picked last. … If someone like me, with no natural gifts, can succeed in an athletic pursuit … then I think almost anyone can do anything.” Andrew Collings photo
Peter Sagal, an NPR host and author of “The Incomplete Book of Running,” will be running in the Maui Marathon on Sunday. It will be Sagal’s 16th marathon, the latest chapter of a running journey that he has used as a way to create positive change. Kyle Cassidy photo
A helicopter pilot carries a load of water to the Wednesday brush fire high in the West Maui Mountains above Maalaea. Parched conditions and whipping winds fueled the fast-moving blaze, which started high on the mountain and closed Honoapiilani Highway on the pali. The fire had burned 4,000 acres by nightfall. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
AMANDA FURGIUELE – Body in Balance
DUSTIN TESTER – Maui Surfer Girls
DANIEL ELLIS – Pacific Millworks
GENE ZARRO – South Maui Learning Ohana
James Hashi (holding plaque) and his late father, Richard, were named the Lifetime Achievement Award winners in the 2019 Mayor’s Small Business Awards. Also shown at the awards ceremony Sept. 26 in the Waikapu Ballroom of the King Kamehameha Golf Club are (from left) Kay Fukumoto, county economic development director; Pamela Tumpap, Maui Chamber of Commerce president; and Mayor Michael Victorino. Maui Chamber of Commerce photo