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More than $86,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine was recovered during the October 12, 2010 search warrant in Pukalani.
Maui Police confiscate $86,000 in Crystal Meth during Pukalani Drug bust
October 18th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

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 […]


Photo courtesy MPD.
3 arrests made and $661,000 worth of ice and cocaine recovered in Haiku drug bust
October 14th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

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 […]


Photo Courtesy Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens offers tours of the garden starting October 5, 2010
October 5th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

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 […]


Photo courtesy County of Maui - Kamaole II Beach, Kihei, October 1, 2010.
Runoff from Culvert Causes Closure of Shoreline Waters off of Kamaole I and II Beach Parks in Kihei
October 1st, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

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 […]


9/12/10 Haleakala/Haliimaile traffic accident takes out signal light.  Photo courtesy Toni Blaeholder.
Traffic accident on Haleakala Highway at Haliimaile Road takes down traffic signal
September 12th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

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 […]


Courtesy Photos by Ron Heu, and Walter Nagamine, (Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture).
State proposes introduction of moth to control invasive fireweed plant
September 10th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

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 […]


Jerry Konanui. Photo courtesy Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens offers Kalo Workshop September 4-6, 2010
August 26th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment, Maui News
 

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, […]


BLNR hosts hearing on proposed Advanced Technology Solar Telescope TONIGHT August 26
BLNR hosts hearing on proposed Advanced Technology Solar Telescope TONIGHT August 26
August 26th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

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 […]


Haleakala National Park Offers Fee Free Days August 14-15
Haleakala National Park Offers Fee Free Days August 14-15
August 13th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

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 […]


20 acre Ukumehame fire 90% contained, 2 acre Launiupoko fire 100% contained,  all Maui roads OPEN
20 acre Ukumehame fire 90% contained, 2 acre Launiupoko fire 100% contained, all Maui roads OPEN
August 11th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

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 […]


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