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The endangered ʻākohekohe (crested honey creeper).  Photo by Eric Nishibayashi, courtesy DLNR.
3,721 Acres at Waikamoi Added to Natural Area Partnership
October 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

The extension of The Nature Conservancy’s Waikamoi Preserve into the Natural Area Partnership Program will help to protect Maui’s native forests and water resources, state officials said.

West Kuiaha Road. Graphic by Wendy Osher.
Haʻikū Man Critically Injured in Crash
October 13th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

A 26-year-old Haʻikū man suffered critical injuries in a single-vehicle crash when he lost control of the vehicle he was operating, failed to negotiate a turn, and collided into a tree on West Kuiaha Road on Sunday afternoon, police said.

Nā‘ālehu earthquake on Hawaiʻi Island, Oct. 13, 2014. Intensity map courtesy USGS.
4.0 Earthquake Near Nā‘ālehu on Hawai‘i Island
October 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

There were no immediate advisories issued following a 4.0 earthquake reported at 6:43 p.m. HST on Sunday, Oct. 12, seven miles north of Nā‘ālehu in the Ka‘ū District of Hawaiʻi Island, according to the the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Scenic Lookout, Maui. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Body Recovered from Submerged Vehicle off of Scenic Lookout
October 11th, 2014 · 33 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

Skin divers who were spearfishing in the area, found the vehicle underwater with a person still inside. The vehicle was found about 40 feet below the cliff, submerged in about 10 feet of water, and was 30 feet off the shoreline.

Lui K. Hokoana, UH courtesy file photo.
Hokoana Recommended New UH Maui College Chancellor
October 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News

The University of Hawaiʻi today announced that Lui Hokoana has been recommended to the Board of Regents as the University of Hawai‘i Maui College’s chancellor.

Waiehu Golf course sign. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Police Investigate Break-in at Waiehu Golf Course
October 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Crime Statistics, Maui News

Police say an unknown offender or offenders cut the fence door of the maintenance storage unit of the Waiehu Golf Course some time between 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, and 4 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014.

Haleakalā landscape. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Haleakalā Ranch Shares History with Maui Libraries
October 10th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Haleakalā Ranch wrapped up its 125th Anniversary commemoration last week by donating its history book to private and public high schools and public libraries within Maui County. Librarian Glenda Berry welcomed the publication saying books about the history of Upcountry Maui are rare.

Maui Now graphics.
Mokulele Scrap Metal Fire Doused Overnight
October 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

A fire at Hammerhead Metals off of the Mokulele Highway in Puʻunēnē burned about three quarters of an acre of scrap metal, and a quarter acre of brush overnight.

Paul Brewbaker. Photo courtesy Hawaiʻi Crop Improvement Association.
Maui Chamber: Initiative Would Be “Devastating” to Economy
October 10th, 2014 · 265 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News

The Maui Chamber of Commerce released a report today saying the Maui County Voter Initiative “would be crippling for the county and have a disastrous impact on the state’s agricultural sector.”

Acting Governor Shan Tsutsui signs proclamation for the preservation of Līpoa Point in perpetuity. Photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO: Līpoa Point Preserved, MLP Pensions for 1,600 Fully Funded
October 9th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Maui Business, Maui News

The Līpoa Point acquisition by the state effectively removes the threat of development, preserving the land in perpetuity for generations to come, and makes the way for the creation of a management plan.

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