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Kahului Airport runway. File photo by Wendy Osher.
$1.14 Million Kahului Airfield Maintenance Project Underway
March 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The project includes a complete re-wiring of the runway light and taxiway light circuits. The anticipated completion date for the federally funded project is May 2012.


Two generating units at the Maalaea Power Plant tripped off line at around 1:37 p.m. on 3/1/12 prompting calls for water conservation.  MECO Maalaea Power Plant, file photo by Wendy Osher.
URGENT: Maui Outage Prompts Calls for Water Conservation
March 1st, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

“Until full electrical power service is restored by Maui Electric, the department is unable to pump water to maintain desirable water levels in the storage tanks,” said Maui Department of Water Supply Administrative Officer Jacky Takakura.


Photo by Wendy Osher.
UPDATE: 20,000 Maui Customers Affected by Widespread Outage
March 1st, 2012 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

As of 5 p.m., all power is restored on Maui. MECO officials say a malfunction on the controls of two large generating units at Maalaea Power Plant caused the units to trip offline. Approximately 20,000 customers were initially affected by the power outage.


Maui Community Correctional Center, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Puunene Jail May Support Infrastructure and Inmate Programs
March 1st, 2012 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

“One of the reasons we want the region to develop is it makes our land more valuable–for both purposes: commercial revenue generation of that piece, but it also makes it cheaper for us to provide homesteading because we share the cost of the infrastructure,” said Nahale-a.


Haleakala summit, Maui Now file photo.
MPD & Air Force Reach Agreement Atop Haleakala
March 1st, 2012 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The agreement would allow the agencies to utilize shared resources not only to address daily issues, but also to benefit the county and the department in times of disaster.


Plans to Move Kihei Monkey Pods Prompt Protest
Plans to Move Kihei Monkey Pods Prompt Protest
February 29th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The group planning the rally said, “The latest announcement has roused the same ire once again in a sizable segment of the Maui Community.” A coalition of community groups are joining together this weekend from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at the tree site fronting the Maui Schooner Resort.


Two nominees to the Lanai Planning Commission were recommended for disapproval today.  File photo of Lanai City, by Wendy Osher.
Disapproval Recommended for Lanai Planning Commission Nominees
February 29th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The Maui Policy Committee today recommended the disapproval of two nominees–Ralph Black, and James Clemens–to the Lanai Planning Commission.


Image courtesy County of Maui.
New Hawaii Driver License Requirements Begin Monday
February 29th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business
 

New requirements to renew, reinstate and apply for a Hawaii state driver license or learner permits go into effect on March 5, 2012.


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.


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