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Ponding, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Rainfall Slight, But Breaks Record in Kahului
October 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News, Weather
 

While it was a small amount of 0.27 inches, it broke the old record for the same day of 0.25 inches set in 1958.


Shark bite impressions on paddle board from today's (10/22/14) encounter in South Maui.  Photo courtesy DLNR. Graphics by Wendy Osher/signage file photo.
UPDATE: 3rd Shark Encounter on Maui Prompts Beach Closure
October 22nd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Featured, Maui News
 

The closure related to Wednesday’s shark incident off Waipuʻilani Beach Park has since been lifted. Nothing further was observed that would warrant the continuation of the closure.


Kalana o Maui (Maui County Building) building. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Emergency Training Set for Friday at County Building
October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Friday’s exercise will be conducted on the 2nd and 5th floors of the building. During the training, each affected floor will be closed to the public during select hours.


Mokuhau affordable housing breaks ground. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Lokahi Pacific Breaks Ground on Mokuhau Affordable Homes
October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The non-profit Lokahi Pacific broke ground on a new affordable housing complex in Happy Valley on Maui. The 16 unit project is slated for completion in February 2016.


A group of supporters celebrated the Senate passage of SB1 HD1 on Maui during a sign waving demonstration along Kaʻahumanu Avenue on Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Appeals Court Declares Gay Marriage Lawsuit Moot
October 22nd, 2014 · 12 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a lower court decision in a Hawaiʻi marriage equality case, declaring the lawsuit moot.


"Road Closed" sign. NPS Photo/Michael Szoenyi.
“End of the Road” to Close During Emergency Construction
October 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The iconic “road closed” sign that was stuck in the Chain of Craters Road on Hawaiʻi Island from a 2003 lava flow, will be removed and become a part of park history as crews make way for a new emergency access route, the National Park Service announced today.


Rockfall warning sign at ʻĪao on Maui.
CIP Funds Released for Projects at Mākena, ʻĪao, Kāʻanapali
October 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Maui projects in the funding release include: beach restoration in Kāʻanapali; rockfall and flood mitigation at ʻĪao Valley State Park; repair and improvement projects at Mākena State Park in South Maui; and design and construction funds for improvements at Kaunakakai, Lahaina and Mānele Small Boat Harbors in Maui County.


The Pu'u Mahoe cinder cone, located mauka of the Ulupalakua Ranch Store and Winery along the southern slopes of Haleakala was green with foliage during a recent visit.  The site is home to the Flemming Arboretum and a variety of native and endangered plants. Photo by Wendy Osher.
New Hunting Rules Proposed for Game Mammals, Birds
October 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The sate Board of Land and Natural Resources will consider approval of new rules proposed for hunting of game mammals and game birds.


Axis deer, file photo courtesy The Nature Conservancy and DLNR.
Lānaʻi Axis Deer Hunting Applications Available
October 21st, 2014 · 5 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The 2015 Lānaʻi Axis deer season consists of three hunts–the first beginning on Feb. 21, and the final hunt concluding on May 17, 2015.


Waipoli hunter check-in station. Photo by Wendy Osher.
State Parks, Harbors, Forests on Maui Now Open
October 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Assessments conducted by DLNR personnel found minimal impacts from Hurricane Ana, which passed the Island of Kauaʻi on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.


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