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Council Member Mike White used the above example to illustrate his claim that small residential lots are often valued the same as much larger agricultural lots.  Image prepared by Council Member Mike White.
BRIEF: Maui Ag Owners Reminded to File Assessment Form
November 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Maui News

The County of Maui, Real Property Tax Division sent out approximately 1,200 letters to owners who do not have an agricultural use form on file for the 2012 assessment year.

MPD Dispatcher, Davlynn Racadio (left) was among those recognized with individual awards.  She is joined by Maui Council Member, Elle Cochran (right) during the County Employee recognition luncheon.  Photo courtesy, County of Maui.
2011 Maui County Employees of the Year Honored
November 7th, 2011 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

A list of county employees were recognized at this year’s 24th Annual Maui Employee Recognition Luncheon. Among the honorees were the Water Reclamation Division and MPD Dispatch Supervisor Davlynn Racadio.

Mayor Arakawa leading the Hawai`i delegation during the Taikai Parade in Okinawa.  Photo courtesy County of Maui.
Maui Mayor Hopes to Build Asia Relations at APEC
November 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Featured, Maui News

Arakawa stressed the importance today of establishing good relationships with counterparts in Asia. The comments come as the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation conference gets underway on Oahu this week.

Louis Romero. Photo Courtesy County of Maui.
Maui Fire Dept. Promotes Romero, McAfee, Quintana
November 7th, 2011 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

The MFD today announced the promotion of Louis Romero to the rank of Battalion Chief, Kevin McAfee to Captain, and Roderick Quintana to FFIII. All three promotions go into effect on November 16, 2011.

Mufi Hannemann.  File photo by Wendy Osher.
ILWU Joins Hannemann in Maui Press Announcement
November 7th, 2011 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

ILWU president Isaac Fiesta Jr, and former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann join in hosting a press conference on Maui. The nature of the event has not been released.

Walter Ritte file photo by Wendy Osher.
Cruise Ship Protest Planned on Molokai
November 7th, 2011 · 7 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

A group of residents on Molokai plan to hold a protest this Thursday in demonstration against a cruise ship company planning port calls on the island.

2011 file photo, Largest Roi (Individual): Dean Kawamura (1468 gm).  Photo credit: Jay Molina, Maui Roi Round-up.
PHOTOS: 29,930 Maui Reef Fish Saved in Roi Roundup
November 7th, 2011 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Featured, Maui News

A total of 48 divers participated in the event to remove the invasive species from the reef, effectively saving an estimated 29,930 reef fish that would have been eaten by the species

The South Maui Police Station will rival the size of Maui Police HQ in Wailuku (pictured above). Photo courtesy Maui County.
24 Maui Burglaries Reported Oct. 16-22, 2011
November 6th, 2011 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (2) · Crime Statistics, Maui News

Maui police responded to 24 residential burglaries in the third week of October, from the 16th to 22nd. The incidents included six cases in Wailuku, and three each in Lahaina, Kihei and Kahului.

Ulu (breadfruit) grove in Hana, Maui.  Maui is home to one of the largest ulu groves in the state.  The tree is not currently included on the Big Trees list.  Photo by Wendy Osher.
Hawai’i Nominations Sought for Big Trees Competition
November 6th, 2011 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Tree species that qualify for nomination in Hawai’i include: wauke, Broussonetia papyrifera; niu, coconut, Cocos nucifera; hau, Hibiscus tiliaceus; mânele, Sapindus saponaria; and ‘a‘ali‘i, Dodonaea viscosa,

EAS Naitonal Test image.
Nationwide EAS Test Planned at 9 a.m. on Nov. 9
November 5th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (4) · Featured, Maui News

The upcoming test will be the first nationwide test of the EAS. The system was designed to allow the President of the United States the ability to directly address the American public during an emergency.

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