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Haili land formation at Waiʻānapanapa State Park.  File photo by Wendy Osher.
State Reopens Parks, Forest Areas after Tropical Storm Wali
July 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The state reopened the Makawao and Kula forest reserves on Maui, including Polipoli Springs State Park on Monday following inclement conditions associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Wali.

Maui Now graphic.
Firefighters Extinguish Kihei Brush Fire
July 21st, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Engine companies from Kihei and Wailea along with two fire department tankers responded to a brush fire next to Piikea Park off of Liloa Drive.

Map of potential Kehalani service center site.
Site Ispections Today for Proposed Service Center Sites
July 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

One proposal calls for the acquisition of 5 acres at the Kehalani Village Center in Wailukufor $6.5 million. The owner, RCFC Kehalani, is offering to donate an additional 14.4 acres near the corner of Kuikahi and Waiale Road in Wailuku as part of the deal.

Speed Enforcement Team officers along Kahului Beach Road on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011.  Photo by Wendy Osher.
REMINDER: Maui Speed Enforcement Campaign Begins Today
July 21st, 2014 · 19 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

Maui police begin a week-long speeding enforcement campaign today in an effort to reduce speed-related crashes in Maui County.

Rainy conditions at the Baldwin Avenue/Hāna Hwy intersection. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Electric Responds to Storm Related Outages
July 20th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The largest outage was reported in the Haʻikū area at around 7:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 20, when a tree fell and broke a pole on West Kuiaha Road. It affected an estimated 1,322 customers.

Satellite imagery courtesy NOAA/NWS, Sunday, July 20, 2014, 3:30 p.m.
Maui Flood, Wind, Traffic Updates
July 20th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News, Weather

Civil Defense has cancelled the flash flood watch. This will be the last notification on this event.

Coast Guard Station Maui at Maalaea, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Snorkeler Dies in Bad Weather at Molokini Crater
July 20th, 2014 · 148 Comments · Maui News

The operator of the vessel, “Double Scoop,” reported that one of their snorkelers was unresponsive and three others were stranded in the rocks in the surf zone near the islet.

Oe Steet fire, July 18, 2014. Photo courtesy Kimanzi Constable.
Fireworks Spark Kīhei Home Fire, Cause $520K Damage
July 20th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Featured, Maui News

Fire officials say fireworks are to blame for a residential fire that destroyed a two-story Oe Street home in Kīhei, causing an estimated $520,000 in damage.

Tropical Depression Wali, 7/19/14. Image courtesy NWS and NOAA.
Flood Watch, Park Closures Begin for Maui
July 19th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News, Weather

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources, Divisions of Forestry and Wildlife and State Parks will close the Makawao Forest Reserve and Kula Forest Reserve (including Polipoli Spring State Park) effective noon today.

CFEU officers. Photo courtesy state Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Maui Fisheries Team Recognized for Pilot Program Success
July 18th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

In the program’s first year of operation, from May 2013 to April 2014, officers initiated 60 investigations, compared to 17 in the same period from the previous year, according to state officials.

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