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August 30, 2010

VIDEO: Kai Nishiki, Makawao Council, Candidate Profile, Decision 2010 MauiNOW.com

Kai Nishiki, 2010 Makawao Council candidate profile, Transcript:  Introduction:  Aloha, I’m Kai Nishiki and I’m running to represent the Haiku, Makawao and Paia district for the Maui County Council.   I would like to work with our community to provide more green jobs, educational opportunities and laws that support small and home-based businesses.  With the current reduction... Read more »
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August 30, 2010

VIDEO: Leona Bak Nomura, Makawao Council, Candidate Profile, Decision 2010 MauiNOW.com

Leona Bak Nomura, 2010 Makawao Council candidate profile, Transcript:  Introduction:  My name is Leona Bak Nomura.  I was born in Paia, I grew up in Haliimaile, I went to school in Makawao, I live in Haiku, I have a store in Kuau, and I volunteer at Paia School.  This are the areas that I would represent. ... Read more »
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August 30, 2010

Maui, Molokai lane closures from August 28 to September 3

— HONOAPIILANI HIGHWAY— 1) LAHAINA (CONTINUOUS) Shoulder lane closure on Honoapiilani Highway in the southbound direction between Aholo Street and Lahainaluna Road. Shoulder lane is closed continuously 24 hours per day, seven days per week, through September for highway widening activities. Traffic will be detoured to the mauka-side of the highway through the work zone.... 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 05, 2010

$62,320 Speed Tables Construction starts Monday on Holopuni Road

Construction on a speed table project begins Monday, August 9, 2010 on Hoolopuni Road in Kula.  Work will continue over the next two weeks, with the project slated for completion on August 23, 2010. Work hours are 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday-Friday.  County officials say minimal lane closures are expected; however, motorists are asked... Read more »
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July 30, 2010

Honoapiilani Hwy: ALL CLEAR

‎5:19p 7/30/10: Honoapiilani Hwy ALL CLEAR. Drive safely. 3:18 p.m. 7/30/10 Honoapiilani Hwy now open in both directions at Ukumehame Park.  Tow trucks have cleared the accident from the roadway.  The partial closure between Kai Malina in Kaanapali and Lahaina Town remains in effect.  Motorists should still exercise caution when driving from Lahaina town to... Read more »
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July 21, 2010

Motorists advised of inoperable traffic lights on Mokulele Hwy

6:20 a.m. 7/21/10: Motorists are advised to drive with caution on the Mokulele Highway this morning because of inoperable traffic signals.  Maui Police are directing traffic at several points along the highway including intersections at Hansen Rd., the Central Maui Baseyard and at the Animal Shelter.  Maui Electric Company has been working to restore power... Read more »
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July 11, 2010

VIDEO: Storage shed damaged in Happy Valley fire on Maui; homes saved

Click here to view video of Happy Valley Fire By Wendy Osher (6:15 a.m. 7/12/10) Firefighters will assess the extent of damage today caused by a fire overnight in the Happy Valley subdivision of Wailuku on Maui.  A storage shed was burned, but homes were saved in the densely populated area.  The fire was first... Read more »
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July 09, 2010

Waiale Road Overpass repair project in Wailuku begins July 12

Maui motorists are advised of an overpass project on Waiale Road that begins on Monday, July 12, 2010.  Work will result in the total road closure of Waiale Road in both directions between Lower Main Street and Oihana Street under the Kaahumanu Avenue, Waiale Road Overpass.  This work area will be closed continuously, 24-hours per... Read more »
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July 05, 2010

Baldwin Avenue reopened following brush fire in Paia

(Update 3:30 p 7/5/10) Baldwin Avenue is now completely open after being closed due to heavy smoke from a brush fire. (Update 2:59 p 7/5/10) A brush fire first reported at 12:22 pm today, Monday, July 5, 2010, resulted in the closure of a section of Baldwin Avenue between Holomua Road and Skill Village. Maui... Read more »
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July 05, 2010

Fire above Lahaina Civic Center 90% Contained, Estimated 130 Acres Burned

(Updated: 5:40 p.m. 7/6/10) Fire officials report that the fire above the Lahaina Civic Center that began just before midnight Sunday evening is now at 90% containment and remains at 130 acres. Fire crews continue to conduct mop up operations and monitor the area for hot spots. (Updated: 2:15p 7/5/10) A fire that was reported... Read more »
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June 30, 2010

Maui drivers go handsfree on July 6th as new cell phone bill becomes law

Maui Drivers have one week to prepare for a new law that goes into effect on Tuesday banning the hands-on use of cell phones and mobile electronic devices while driving.  Bill 40 gained unanimous passage by the Maui County Council on June 18th and takes effect upon the Mayor’s signature on July 6, 2010. “As... Read more »
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June 22, 2010

Hana Highway OPEN; Brush Fire 100% Contained

Update 7:15a 6/23/10:  Some smoke still can be seen at the site of yesterday’s fire makai of the Hana Highway in Kahului. There is no threat, there are just some large logs that are smoldering at the center of the already burned area. Firefighters brought the 25 acre brush fire under full containment yesterday afternoon.... Read more »
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June 09, 2010

Maalea Fire grows to 5,800 acres, now 75% contained

(Update:  12p 6/9/10) The Maalaea fire is now 75% contained.  A noon update provided by the county notes the fire grew to 5,800 acres in size since last report. Both lanes of Honoapiilani Highway remain open to traffic. However, motorists are cautioned that wind conditions could adversely affect the fire and cause intermittent road closures.... Read more »
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