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FFII, Timothy Herrick. Courtesy photo.
Firefighter Promoted to Hazmat Specialist
August 14th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Under his new promotion, Herrick will work as a Hazardous Materials Specialist. His promotion takes effect on August 16, at which time he will be assigned to the C-Watch with Hazmat 10 out of the Kahului Fire Station.


Radiation oncologist Dr. Bobby Baker (third from left) was honored with the American Cancer Society's first Mana Olana Award on Maui. Congratulating Baker from left are: American Cancer Society Chief of Staff Jackie Young; Baker's wife, Julie; and Sen. Roz Baker of West Maui, a cancer survivor and board director for the American Cancer Society. Courtesy photo.
Maui’s First Ever Radiation Oncologist Honored
August 14th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Dr. Bobby Baker is credited with establishing the Pacific Cancer Institute of Maui 18 years ago to provide radiation treatment to patients on the Valley Isle. Before the establishment of the service, patients had to fly off-island for treatments.


Maui Now file photo.
Biomimicry Conversation Featured on Maui
August 14th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

It’s the practice of abstracting essential design lessons from nature, and applying those ideas to healthier, more sustainable human technologies.


Haleakalā summit photo by Wendy Osher.
Wind Advisory Extended for Summit of Haleakalā
August 14th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News, Weather
 

A wind advisory has been extended for the Summit of Haleakala on Maui until 6 o’clock tonight. Winds will be from the east at 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 45 mph.


Maui Fair file photo by Wendy Osher.
Applications Now Available for Maui’s Biggest Parade
August 14th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Maui News
 

Preparations are now underway for the 90th Maui Fair, and applications are now available to participate in the opening day parade. The Maui Fair parade is scheduled to take place at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2012.


Keao Alapai volunteered along with nurse Sarah Manning and
physician assistant Sarah Yeskel at last year’s free health screenings
sponsored by the Kihei-Wailea Medical Center. Another clinic has been
set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25 at the clinic located in the Pi’ilani Village
Shopping Center in Kihei. For information, call 874-8100. Courtesy photo.
Free Screening Offered to Uninsured at Upcoming Kihei Clinic
August 13th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (6) · Maui News
 

The clinic will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 25 at the facility, located at 221 Pi’ikea Ave., Suite A, in the Pi’ilani Village Shopping Center.


File photo by Wendy Osher.
Half Acre Burned in Kula Brush Fire
August 13th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Fire crews arrived to find an area of overgrown grass, protea bushes, and a couple of eucalyptus trees involved in the fire, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.


File Photo of Maalaea Harbor by Wendy Osher.
Four Rescued From Windy Conditions at Maalaea
August 13th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Two standup paddle boarders were the first to get caught in the windy conditions. A female on a surfboard and a male equipped with a mask and snorkel attempted to help, but ended up being rescued as well.


Quake map courtesy USGS and Google Earth.
No Tsunami Threat to Hawaii Following Earthquake in Okhotsk, Russia
August 13th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The USGS has again updated the magnitude of the quake at the Sea of Okhotsk. The revised magnitude is 7.7 Mwc. They also updated the time of the event to 4:50 p.m. HST instead of 5:09 HST. The location of the quake in respect to nearby cities was 100 miles ENE of Poronaysk, Russia; 224 miles NNE of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia; 278 miles SSE of Okha, Russia; and 1012 miles NNE of TOKYO, Japan. Again, based on historical data, there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.


Maui Memorial Medical Center, courtesy photo.
New Option Offered for Psychiatric Care on Maui
August 13th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The MMMC program is one of only two such programs in the state, and the only one on Maui. The Maui program provides a level of care more intensive than typical outpatient treatment but less restrictive than an acute hospital admission.


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