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October 18, 2010

Maui Police confiscate $86,000 in Crystal Meth during Pukalani Drug bust

By Wendy Osher Maui Police have arrested a Pukalani man on drug charges after searching a vehicle and his home last week.  Tracy Ibara, 46, was arrested on Tuesday, October 12 when police executed a search warrant on a Ford Ranger pickup truck he was operating. Authorities confiscated 287 grams of crystal methamphetamine or ice... Read more »
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October 14, 2010

3 arrests made and $661,000 worth of ice and cocaine recovered in Haiku drug bust

By Wendy Osher Maui police arrested three people and recovered more than 2,000 grams (4.6 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine worth an estimated street value of more than $627,000 during a drug bust in Haiku last week.  Police executed a search warrant on a Haiku home at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 2010.  There, they arrested... Read more »
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October 05, 2010

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens offers tours of the garden starting October 5, 2010

Volunteers at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens begin leading tours of the Garden’s native plantings starting today, October 5th, 2010, as part of its new education program “Ulu Ka Hoi” (to grow interest).  Tours cover conservation, natural history and ethnobotanical uses of native and Polynesian introduced plants, as well as the Gardens’ current projects in each... Read more »
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October 01, 2010

Runoff from Culvert Causes Closure of Shoreline Waters off of Kamaole I and II Beach Parks in Kihei

Heavy debris and rainwater Friday morning flowed from a culvert at Kamaole II Beach Park, forcing the closure of shoreline waters off of Kamaole I and II Beach Parks in South Maui.  The surge in water runoff from the culvert caused shoreline water conditions to be dark, murky and contain unseen debris creating a safety... Read more »
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September 12, 2010

Traffic accident on Haleakala Highway at Haliimaile Road takes down traffic signal

5:40 p.m. 9/12/10 All lanes of travel are open on Haleakala Hwy. Traffic signal repaired & functioning properly following vehicle accident. Update: 3:30 p.m. 9/12/10 All lanes of travel are open on Haleakala Hwy. Entry onto Haliimaile Rd from Haleakala Hwy is blocked due to traffic signal repair in progress. Estimated time of closure is... Read more »
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September 10, 2010

State proposes introduction of moth to control invasive fireweed plant

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) proposes the introduction of a moth (Secusio extensa) into Hawaii as a natural enemy and biological control agent for the fireweed plant. Fireweed is an invasive plant that is toxic to livestock, and quickly infests heavily grazed or neglected pastures, and even cultivated land. The release of the moth... Read more »
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August 26, 2010

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens offers Kalo Workshop September 4-6, 2010

The Maui Nui Botanical Gardens hosts a Kalo (Taro) workshop lead by Hawaiian cultural practitioner and mahi`ai (farmer) Jerry Konanui as part of its new education program, “Ulu Ka Hoi” (to grow interest).   This three day event will educate local farmers and practitioners on the varieties of kalo available, techniques to identify these varieties,... Read more »
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August 26, 2010

BLNR hosts hearing on proposed Advanced Technology Solar Telescope TONIGHT August 26

The Board of Land and Natural Resources, Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands, holds a hearing today for the proposed Advanced Technology Solar Telescope planned for construction atop Haleakala on Maui.  The meeting gives the public an opportunity to provide testimony on the project’s Conservation District Use Application. Some concerns that have been raised are... Read more »
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August 13, 2010

Haleakala National Park Offers Fee Free Days August 14-15

There’s free admission to Haleakala National Park this weekend (August 14 and 15, 2010).  The fee-free days are designed to invite new audiences to the parks and to encourage fitness and outdoor recreation.  The fee waiver covers entrance, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees.   The National Park Service and Haleakala National Park will be... Read more »
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August 11, 2010

20 acre Ukumehame fire 90% contained, 2 acre Launiupoko fire 100% contained, all Maui roads OPEN

By Wendy Osher  (4:30p 8/11/10 Update):  Battalion Chief Karl Kubo called the Ukumehame brush fire 90% contained. Crews will continue to monitor the area tonight. (Update: 9:45 a.m. 8/11/10) Maui firefighters are now conducting mop-up operations after two fires in West Maui forced the four hour closure of the Honoapiilani Highway last night.  A fire... Read more »
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August 10, 2010

Honoapiilani Highway now OPEN after two fires: 1 at Launiupoko and 1 at Ukumehame

By Wendy Osher  (Update: 9:45 a.m. 8/11/10) Maui firefighters are now conducting mop-up operations after two fires in West Maui forced the four hour closure of the Honoapiilani Highway last night.  A fire at Ukumehame burned a total of 20 acres, while a separate blaze at Launiupoko burned an estimated 2 acres and burned two... Read more »
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August 06, 2010

VIDEO:fire near Kehalani Mauka subdivision on Maui burns 60 acres; Under Control

By Wendy Osher (4:15 p.m. 8/6/10) The Kehalani fire that started just before midnight, remains at 60 acres and no injuries are reported.  There was damage reported to waterlines connected to the ‘Iao Water Treatment Facility, which has been shut down while lines are repaired.  The shutdown does not currently affect water customers in the area. Fire... Read more »
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August 04, 2010

ILWU endorses Bertram for reelection to District 11 seat

Another Maui endorsement has been made.  The International Longshore & Warehouse Union Local 142 political action committee has endorsed State Representative Joe Bertram III for re-election to the District 11 state house seat.  Bertram, who is the incumbent for the seat, faces two other democratic challengers:  Johanna Amorin and Netra Halperin, as well as a... Read more »
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August 04, 2010

Three people arrested in Hawaii Island meth bust

Big Island police arrested three people during a meth bust early Monday morning.  Puna police recovered 52 grams of crystal methamphetamine or ice, approximately $1,800 in cash, and drug paraphernalia including glass pipes, a digital scale and re-sealable plastic bags, during a search of a vehicle on Pahoa Village Road.  30-year-old Joshua Kaahu of Honolulu... Read more »
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July 26, 2010

Suspect in fatal Kaupo shooting arrested after eluding Maui police for 9 months

By Wendy Osher Maui Police arrested a man this morning wanted in connection with a fatal shooting reported in Kaupo nine months ago.  Robert J. Chiarizia was arrested without incident at a camp site in the remote Kaupo region at 5:49 this morning (Monday, July 26, 2010).  Chiarizia was identified as a suspect in the... Read more »
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