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Haleakalā National Park, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Haleakalā is “Clean Green Fuel” for Local Economy
February 28th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

A new report shows that 1,105,606 visitors in 2010 spent nearly $75 million in Haleakalā National Park and in surrounding communities. That spending, Park officials say, supported 861 jobs in the local area.


Kalama Park area Preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps. Courtesy of FEMA. Click to enlarge.
New Flood Maps May Mean Higher Flood Insurance
February 28th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business
 

To assist residents and business owners in understanding the upcoming new flood map changes, there will be a public meeting on March 12 in Kihei.


Lahaina, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Power Restored: 800 Customers Affected by Lahainaluna Outage
February 28th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The loss of power occurred at around 7 a.m., when a vehicle struck a pole in the area. Students at Lahainaluna HS were released at 10 a.m. because of the outage.


PFC Anthony T. Kahoohanohano.
VIDEO: Maui Ceremony for Medal of Honor Recipient Kaho’ohanohano
February 27th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

“It is almost like a final closure for the family. We have the proper recognition, we have the proper head stone, and I believe we can put this to rest finally from our family’s point of view.”


Courtesy of DBEDT.
Part-Hawaiians Comprise 30% of Maui County Population
February 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business
 

A new report reveals that in Maui County, native Hawaiians in the “race alone” category comprised 7.4% of the county’s population, and in the “race alone or in combination” group, 29.7%.


File image by Wendy Osher.
Man Suffers Burns in Kahului Structure Fire
February 26th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The fire was first reported at 7:38 p.m. at a 750 square-foot cottage located at the back of a residence at 502 South Kamehameha Avenue. The individual was transported by Medic-1 from the scene with burns to his left arm, left leg, and some facial injuries.


Great Whale Count. Courtesy.  File photo, Pacific Whale Foundation.
1,054 Sightings in Maui’s Great Whale Count
February 26th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The largest number of sightings was at Pu’u Olai were 232 whales were counted, (33 of them claves); followed by Papawai Point (the scenic lookout on the Honoapiilani Highway) with 189 whales; and Ma’alaea with 167 whales. The 2012 tally, was 34% less than the 1,607 whales counted in 2011.


Medics, Fire and Police personnel responded to a two-vehicle head-on collision on the Honoapiilani Highway early Sunday morning.  The accident forced the temporary closure of the highway while crews worked to extricate one individual.  Both drivers suffered injuries, one critical. Courtesy photo.
UPDATE: Jaws Of Life Used in Honoapiilani Head-on Collision
February 26th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Featured, Maui News
 

Maui police are investigating the suspected involvement of speed and drugs as contributing factors in an early morning head-on collision on the Honoapiilani Highway that left two Lahaina women hospitalized in critical condition.


Sake map from 2/24/12 3:53 a.m. quake near the Kilauea Summit. Map courtesy USGS & Hawaii Volcanoes Obersvatory.
Seismic Swarm Continues: More than 100 Earthquakes Recorded
February 24th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Scientists say it’s likely that high rates of seismicity could continue for several days. Officials say the earthquake swarm has not caused any obvious changes in Kilauea’s magma plumbing system or ongoing eruptions; but that the magnitude 4.3 quake did cause a small rockfall in the active vent located within Halema‘uma‘u Crater at the summit of Kilauea.


Courtesy of HVCB.
January 2012 Visitor Spending Breaks Record
February 24th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business
 

Total expenditures by visitors to Hawaii in January 2012 reached $1.345 billion, the best one-month total on record.


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