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The Public Works Department's Road Resurfacing and Bridge Status Map tracks the progress made for our Island Wide Road Resurfacing projects. This map can be used to view the projects' location and costs along with the condition of bridges throughout the county. Motorists can use this map to navigate to specific areas within the county, search for information on a specific road, and plan their routes around potential traffic delays.

 

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Friday, June 9, 2023
Kapa‘a Swimming Pool estimated to reopen August

KAPA‘A – The Department of Parks and Recreation (DOPR) is announcing that the Kapa‘a Swimming Pool is estimated to reopen in early August 2023.


Thursday, June 8, 2023
Woman rescued from Uluwehi Falls Wednesday

 WAILUA – Firefighters responded to a call of a female hiker in distress Wednesday afternoon near Uluwehi Falls in Wailua.


Thursday, June 8, 2023
Agricultural Dedication Petition deadline is July 3

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Finance Real Property Assessment office would like to remind the public that the deadline for filing new Agricultural Dedication Petitions is July 1. However, because July 1 falls on a weekend, applicants will be able to submit their petitions on or before July 3, 2023, to be considered for the upcoming 2024 Assessment.


Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Green waste closed at Līhu‘e refuse transfer station until further notice

LĪHU‘E  – Green waste is closed until further notice at the Līhu‘e refuse transfer station due to the discovery of two coconut rhinoceros beetles, an invasive species in Hawai‘i.


Monday, June 5, 2023
Mayor Kawakami completes successful Sister City, business development visit to Philippines

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami and a delegation from Kaua‘i completed a successful diplomatic and business development visit to the Philippines in May.  


Monday, June 5, 2023
County announces holiday closures for Kamehameha Day

LĪHU‘E – In observance of Kamehameha Day, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Monday, June 12. Officials also announce the following holiday closures.


Monday, June 5, 2023
Trail to Hideaways Beach closed for maintenance beginning June 6

PRINCEVILLE – The Kaumumene Trail, also known as Hideaways, in Princeville, will be closed for maintenance work beginning Tuesday, June 6, until further notice.


Monday, June 5, 2023
Salvation Army ARC monthly donation event scheduled for June 16

LĪHU‘E – The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) will be on-site at the Kaua‘i Resource Center (KRC) located at 3460 Ahukini Road in Līhu‘e from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, June 16.


Thursday, June 1, 2023
Lane closures scheduled for portion of Hulemalu Road June 9 and 13

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupono Builders are announcing that portions of Hulemalu Road in Līhu‘e will be closed for road repaving work on Friday, June 9, and Tuesday, June 13, weather permitting.


Thursday, June 1, 2023
Road closure scheduled for portion of Halehaka Road June 5 to 8

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupono Builders are announcing that a portion of Halehaka Road in Līhu‘e will be closed for road repaving work from Monday, June 5, through Thursday, June 8, weather permitting.


Thursday, June 1, 2023
Hurricane season starts June 1, KEMA reminds residents to prepare

LĪHU‘E – The hurricane season in the central Pacific region, which includes Hawai‘i, starts on June 1 and runs through Nov. 30.


Thursday, June 1, 2023
Lane closures for Kawaihau Road scheduled June 5 to 10

KAPA‘A – The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Kawaihau Road will be closed from Monday, June 5, to Saturday, June 10, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, May 31, 2023
OED announces the release of new Kaua‘i Economic Outlook

LĪHU‘E – The Office of Economic Development (OED) has announced that a Kaua‘i County-focused Economic Outlook has been published for the first time since 2019.


Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Blessing held Tuesday to commence construction for 85 affordable housing units at Lima Ola

‘ELE‘ELE – The Kaua‘i County Housing Agency and its development partner Āhē Group held a blessing ceremony on Tuesday to commence the new construction of Lima Ola’s affordable housing subdivision in ‘Ele‘ele.


Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Pop Warner storage shed, football equipment at Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex destroyed by fire on Wednesday

KAPA‘A – Firefighters extinguished a storage shed that caught fire early Wednesday morning at the Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex in Kapa‘a.


Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Firefighters extinguish fire in ‘Ele‘ele restaurant

‘ELE‘ELE – Firefighters extinguished a fire that broke out late Monday night in the No. 1 Chinese and BBQ restaurant located at ‘Ele‘ele Shopping Center.


Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Man airlifted from Koke‘e on Tuesday

KOKE‘E – Firefighters responded to a man in distress Tuesday afternoon in Koke‘e.


Wednesday, May 24, 2023
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of Memorial Day, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2023.


Monday, May 22, 2023
Life’s Choices Kaua‘i co-hosting mental health and wellness conference with partnering agencies

LĪHU‘E – The Office of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Life’s Choices Kauaʻi Program announces a mental health and wellness conference, Ola Pono O Kauaʻi, will be held June 7 and June 8, at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall.


Saturday, May 20, 2023
Firefighters extinguish structure fire in Kapa‘a

KAPA‘A – Firefighters responded to a structure fire that broke out early Saturday morning on Kūhiō Highway in Kapa‘a.


Friday, May 19, 2023
Lane closures scheduled for Kawaihau Road from May 24 to 25

KAPA‘A – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupono Builders are announcing that portions of Kawaihau Road in Kapa‘a will be closed from Wednesday, May 24, to Thursday, May 25, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Friday, May 19, 2023
Portions of Weliweli Road closed for resurfacing May 22 to 23

KŌLOA – Due to weather delays, the Department of Public Works and its contractors Maui Kupono Builders have extended resurfacing work on Weliweli Road in Kōloa, and announce that portions of the road will be closed from May 22 to 23.


Friday, May 19, 2023
Liquor license renewals due June 30

Līhu‘e – The Kaua‘i Department of Liquor Control would like to remind all liquor licensees that the deadline to renew liquor licenses for Fiscal Year 2023-2024 is by 4:30 p.m., on June 30. 


Friday, May 19, 2023
Lane closures scheduled for Hehi Road from May 26 to 30

HANAMAULU – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupono Builders are announcing that portions of Hehi Road in Hanamaulu will be closed from May 26 to May 30, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting. In observance of Memorial Day, there will be no work on May 29.


Friday, May 19, 2023
Workshop series aims to help seniors with diabetes

LĪHU‘E – The Agency on Elderly Affairs is accepting registrations for its upcoming Diabetes Self-Management Workshop series, and invited kupuna aged 60 years and older to apply.


Thursday, May 18, 2023
Portion of Kūhiō Highway in Wailua closed Wednesday due to cement spill

WAILUA  – On Wednesday morning, the Kaua‘i Police Department closed a northbound lane of Kūhiō Highway due to a cement spill.


Thursday, May 18, 2023
Online registration for Summer Fun Program begins May 24

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that registration for the county’s 2023 Summer Fun Program will open on May 24 at 8 a.m., through the county’s website, https://recreation.kauai.gov.


Thursday, May 18, 2023
Lane closure for sections of Kapaʻa scheduled from May 22 to May 27

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Kapaʻa will be closed from May 22 to May 27, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Blessing held for Kōloa Park playcourt renovations

KŌLOA – The Department of Parks and Recreation (DOPR) held a blessing ceremony on Tuesday, commemorating the completion of the playcourt renovations at Anne Knudsen Park, also known as Kōloa Park, on Maluhia Road. This project included significant renovations and rebuilding of the tennis court, pickleball courts and basketball court at the park.


Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Access gate to Queen’s Bath remains closed due to hazardous ocean conditions

PRINCEVILLE – The access gate to Queen’s Bath in Princeville remains closed at this time due to continued hazardous ocean conditions.


Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Registration for Waimea summer swim classes takes place May 20

WAIMEA – Registration for summer swim classes will take place at 3 p.m., on Saturday, May 20, at the Waimea swimming pool, located at 9678 Haiki Road in Waimea.


Monday, May 15, 2023
Lāwa‘i Man Sentenced for Fatal 2020 Christmas Eve Crash

Today, Prosecuting Attorney Rebecca Like announced that a Lāwa‘i man, 33 year-old Sandon Igne, was sentenced an open ten year term of incarceration for causing the deaths of Eugenia Villanueva and Delfin Geronimo following a crash on Christmas Eve in 2020. He was also sentenced to a lifetime driver’s license revocation. Multiple family members of the crash victims spoke at the sentencing hearing.


Friday, May 12, 2023
Portions of Black Pot Beach Park to close May 17-19 for park maintenance

HANALEI – The County of Kaua‘i Department of Parks and Recreation (DOPR) announces that portions of Black Pot Beach Park in Hanalei will be closed from Wednesday, May 17, to Friday, May 19, weather permitting.


Wednesday, May 10, 2023
May 10, Update: Weliweli Road roadwork updates announced

KŌLOA – The Department of Public Works and its contractors Maui Kupono Builders announce that portions of Weliweli Road in Kōloa will be closed for road resurfacing from May 15 to May 19.


Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Earth Machine Home Composting Bins now available on the North Shore

The County of Kaua‘i Solid Waste Division is pleased to announce the availability of two new distribution points on the North Shore for Earth Machine Home Composting Bins – ʻĀina Ho‘okupu o Kīlauea, and the Hanalei Initiative.


Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Blessing held for start of Lima Ola Supportive Housing Project on Tuesday

‘ELE‘ELE – The Kaua‘i County Housing Agency held a blessing ceremony on Tuesday for the Lima Ola Supportive Housing Project in ‘Ele‘ele.


Tuesday, May 9, 2023
DOW's 2023 Water Quality Reports now available

LIHUE – The Department of Water’s (DOW) 2023 Water Quality Reports, covering the period of Jan. 1, 2022, to Dec. 31, 2022, are now available on the DOW’s website at www.kauaiwater.org


Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Lane closure for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from May 15 to May 20

KAPA‘A – The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Kapaʻa will be closed from May 15 to May 20, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Thursday, May 4, 2023
May 4, Update: Weliweli Road roadwork updates announced

KŌLOA – Due to ongoing construction of various projects on Weliweli Road, in Kōloa, the Department of Public Works (DPW) announces the following updates.


Thursday, May 4, 2023
Trash chute at the Hanapēpē Refuse Transfer Station closed until further notice

Hanapēpē – The Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division announces that the trash chute at the Hanapēpē Refuse Transfer Station (RTS) is unavailable until further notice, due to electrical issues. However, bagged trash is currently being accepted at the facility.


Thursday, May 4, 2023
Lane closure for sections of Mailihuna Road scheduled from May 8 to May 15

KAPA‘A – The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Mailihuna Road will be closed from May 8 to May 15, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Kīlauea man arrested for sexual assault

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department has arrested 37-year-old Robert A. Dora of Kīlauea for first-degree Sexual Assault involving a minor under the age of 16.


Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Lane closures scheduled for Kawaihau Road from May 8 to 12

KAPA‘A – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupono Builders are announcing that portions of Kawaihau Road in Kapa‘a will be closed from May 8 to May 12, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Monday, May 1, 2023
DMV will be closed on May 4 for staff training

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will be closed on Thursday, May 4, to accommodate a staff training. Normal hours will resume on Friday, May 5.


Monday, May 1, 2023
Study of feasible technologies for Solid Waste Management available online

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i’s Solid Waste Division announces that a study completed by HDR Engineering Inc. (HDR), which assesses feasible technologies for long-term management of municipal solid waste on the island of Kaua‘i, is now available online.


Monday, May 1, 2023
Firefighters extinguish structure fire in Kapa‘a on Sunday

KAPA‘A – Firefighters extinguished a fire that broke out Sunday afternoon in the former Otsuka’s building in Kapa‘a.


Sunday, April 30, 2023
Water conservation notice lifted in Hanalei

10 a.m. HANALEI - The Department of Water (DOW) has lifted the water conservation notice in Hanalei at approximately  10 a.m. this morning.  Water tank levels are stabilized and customers may now resume normal water use.


Saturday, April 29, 2023
Water conservation notice issued for Hanalei until further notice

(10 p.m.) HANALEI - The Department of Water (DOW) has issued a water conservation notice for Hanalei customers until further notice due to low water storage tank levels caused by a severely damaged hydrant in the area. Customers are advised to limit water use to essential needs only and to keep toilet flushing to a minimum.


Friday, April 28, 2023
Update to Weliweli Road roadwork schedule announced

KŌLOA – The Department of Public Works and its contractors Maui Kupono Builders and Pacific Concrete Cutting and Coring announce that portions of Weliweli Road in Kōloa will be closed for road resurfacing until May 11.


Friday, April 28, 2023
Historic County Building and Annex closed to the public April 28, 2023

Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i – The Historic County Building and Annex will be closed today, Friday, April 28, 2023, due to plumbing and water issues.


Friday, April 28, 2023
Lane closure for sections of Kawaihau Road scheduled from May 1 to May 6

KAPA‘A – The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Kawaihau Road will be closed from May 1 to May 6, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Thursday, April 27, 2023
Man airlifted from Kalepa Ridge trail on Tuesday

LĪHU‘E – Firefighters responded to a man in distress Tuesday afternoon along the Kalepa Ridge trail in Līhu‘e.


Thursday, April 27, 2023
Input sought for Level 3 electric vehicle charger locations on Kaua‘i

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i’s Office of Economic Development is seeking public input for Level 3 electric vehicle (EV) charger priority locations on Kaua‘i.


Wednesday, April 26, 2023
KPD asks for public’s help identifying man in surveillance photo

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man captured on surveillance on Friday, April 21, 2023, on Kipuka Street, in Kōloa.


Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Public invited to design-concept review meeting for Kawaihau Road Improvements Project on May 9

KAPA‘A – The Department of Public Works (DPW) will hold a public meeting on May 9 to review the developing design concepts for the Kawaihau Road Improvements Project.


Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Planning Department announces virtual and in-person workshops for the Kaua‘i Climate Adaptation and Action Plan

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i Planning Department will hold a series of virtual and in-person workshops in May and June, to discuss climate adaptation strategies with the community.


Monday, April 24, 2023
Akemama Road scheduled closure on May 2 and May 3 for tree trimming, roadside maintenance

LĀWA‘I – The Department of Public Works Roads Division will be closing Akemama Road in Lāwa‘i, between Kaumuali‘i Highway and Lawaiuka Road, on May 2 and May 3, weather permitting.


Thursday, April 20, 2023
Lane closure scheduled for Menehune Road from April 24 to 28

WAIMEA – The Department of Public Works and its contractor M Sugai Plumbing announce there will be intermittent lane closures along Menehune Road, approximately 0.5 miles north of the Waimea Swinging Bridge, from April 24 to 28. Work hours are from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Thursday, April 20, 2023
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Kōloa April 24 to May 10

KŌLOA – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupono Builders announce that portions of Kōloa, will be closed for road resurfacing from April 24 to May 10, on weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Kalaheo Water System Improvements Project to begin in May

KALAHEO – The Department of Water (DOW) announces the Kalaheo Water System Improvements Project; a watermain and storage replacement project for Kalaheo, scheduled to begin in late May.


Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Anahola Man Convicted After Lengthy Murder Trial

Today, Prosecuting Attorney Rebecca Like announced that an Anahola man, 36 year-old Vicente Hilario, was convicted of Murder in the First Degree, Murder in the Second Degree, Intimidating a Witness, Retaliating Against a Witness, and Bribery of a Witness, after a jury trial that commenced on February 27, before Fifth Circuit Court Chief Judge Randal G.B. Valenciano. The jury reached a guilty verdict on the third day of deliberations. 


Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Deadline to apply for Residential Investor tax credit is Friday, April 21

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Finance reminds taxpayers whose properties may have been misclassified as Residential Investor that the deadline to apply for tax credit differentials for the 2022 and/or 2023 tax years is on Friday, April 21.


Tuesday, April 18, 2023
County of Kaua‘i officials urging residents to be vigilant as potential severe weather conditions may occur Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday
LĪHU‘E – County of Kaua‘i officials are urging the public to be vigilant due to potential severe weather conditions starting Tuesday afternoon and continuing through the overnight hours into Wednesday morning.

Monday, April 17, 2023
Hiker rescued from Kalalau Trail Sunday

KALALAU – Firefighters responded to a male hiker in distress Sunday afternoon along the Kalalau Trail.


Friday, April 14, 2023
Lane closure scheduled for portion of Hau‘a‘ala Road near St. Catherine School

KAPA‘A  – The Department of Public Works and Koga Engineering & Construction, Inc. announces a lane closure on a portion of Hau‘a‘ala Road near St. Catherine School in Kapa‘a on Monday, April 17, to Friday, April 21, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Friday, April 14, 2023
Liquor Department educates youth on alcohol abuse and awareness

LĪHU‘E –  Liquor investigators from the Kaua‘i Department of Liquor Control partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Hawai‘i, Līhu‘e Clubhouse, on April 13, to educate youth on the dangers, effects, and consequences of consuming alcohol prior to the legal drinking age of 21.


Wednesday, April 12, 2023
OED invites public to Earth Day celebration on April 22

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i Office of Economic Development invites the public to Ho‘olaule‘a no ka Honua, A Celebration for the Earth, on April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kaua‘i Community College (KCC).


Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Lane closure for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from April 17 to April 22

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Kapa‘a will be closed from April 17 to April 22, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Lane closure scheduled for Haleilio Road from April 17 to April 25

WAILUA – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Christian Pacific Excavation announce that one lane of Haleilio Road, between Eggerking Road and Kihapai Street, in Wailua will be closed from April 17 to April 25, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Monday, April 10, 2023
Hanalei Beach parking lots to be closed for temporary repairs April 12 and April 13

HANALEI – The Department of Parks and Recreation (DOPR) is announcing that County parking lots at Hanalei Bay will be temporarily closed on April 12 and April 13 from 5 to 10 a.m.


Monday, April 10, 2023
Lane closure scheduled for Maluhia Road on Thursday, April 13

KŌLOA – The Department of Public Works, Hiilawe Construction LLC., and Goodfellow Bros. LLC. announce that a portion of Maluhia Road is scheduled for lane closures on April 13, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting.


Monday, April 10, 2023
Registration starts May 1 for Keiki and Junior Lifeguard programs

LĪHU'E – Ocean Safety Bureau officials announce that online registration for the 2023 Keiki and Junior Lifeguard programs will begin on May 1 at 7:45 a.m. on the County’s website www.kauai.gov/JuniorLifeguardPrograms. Enrollment is limited.


Monday, April 10, 2023
Reminder: Kaua‘i job fair set for April 12

LĪHU‘E – The Office of Economic Development announces the Kaua‘i Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, April 12, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall located at 4191 Hardy Street in Līhu‘e.


Friday, April 7, 2023
Firefighters extinguish Kōloa structure fire Thursday; 3 individuals displaced

KŌLOA  – Kaua‘i Fire Department firefighters extinguished a structure fire in Kōloa on Puni Road Thursday evening. 


Wednesday, April 5, 2023
KPD warns public of online scam

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department is warning the public to be aware of an online Craigslist property scam that attempts to steal and launder money from victims through gift cards or other transactions.


Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Kaua‘i Made presents Easter Kaua‘i Products Fair on April 8

The Office of Economic Development has announced the Easter Kaua‘i Products Fair will be held on Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Sheraton Coconut Beach Resort’s Halau Ho‘okipa Grand Pavilion.


Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Lane closure for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from April 6 to April 14

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Kapa‘a will be closed on April 6, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from April 10 to April 14, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Police investigate Līhu‘e wastewater treatment plant break-in

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department is investigating a break-in at the Līhu‘e wastewater treatment plant that was reported by Public Works personnel on Tuesday.


Monday, April 3, 2023
April is Tsunami Awareness Month in Hawai‘i

LĪHU‘E – Kaua‘i Emergency Management Agency (KEMA) and other emergency management agencies across the state are promoting public awareness and preparedness in recognition of April being Tsunami Awareness Month in Hawai‘i.


Monday, April 3, 2023
Ballroom dancing classes begin Wednesday

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that ballroom dancing classes at the Līhu‘e Neighborhood Center begin Wednesday, April 5.


Sunday, April 2, 2023
Hiker airlifted from Sleeping Giant trail on Saturday

WAILUA – First Responders were dispatched to help an injured hiker Saturday afternoon along the Nounou-East Trail, also known as Sleeping Giant, in Wailua.


Saturday, April 1, 2023
Flash Flood Warning issued for Kaua‘i

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Kaua‘i, due to heavy rains occurring over the island. The warning may be extended, dropped or modified as conditions develop.


Friday, March 31, 2023
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of the Good Friday holiday, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Friday, April 7.


Friday, March 31, 2023
DOW awards 2022 Employees of the Year

LIHUE – The Department of Water (DOW) recognized Michael Mack and Jason Kagimoto as the recipients of the 2022 “Employee of the Year” awards during the Kaua`i Board of Water Supply’s (KBWS) monthly Board meeting on March 16, 2023.


Friday, March 31, 2023
Salvation Army ARC monthly donation event scheduled for April 21

LĪHU‘E – The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) will be on-site at the Kaua‘i Resource Center (KRC) located at 3460 Ahukini Road in Līhu‘e from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2023.


Friday, March 31, 2023
Hiker rescued from Kalalau Trail Thursday

KALALAU – On Thursday, first responders rescued a 32-year-old California visitor from the Kalalau Trail.


Friday, March 31, 2023
Reminder: Kaua‘i job fair set for April 12

LĪHU‘E – The Office of Economic Development announces the Kaua‘i Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, April 12, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall located at 4191 Hardy Street in Līhu‘e.


Thursday, March 30, 2023
Kapa‘a hit-and-run suspect arrested Thursday

KAPA‘A  – The Kaua‘i Police Department has arrested 33-year-old Brandon Vitovitz on Thursday in connection with a fatal hit-and-run Sunday.  Vitovitz has no known address.


Thursday, March 30, 2023
First responders conduct multiple rescues during Flash Flood Warning Wednesday

LĀWA‘I – On Wednesday, first responders conducted multiple vehicle rescues in the Lāwa‘i area during a Flash Flood Warning.


Thursday, March 30, 2023
Homeowners qualify for discount on flood insurance through National Flood Insurance Program

LĪHU‘E – Starting April 1, 2023, homeowners may qualify for a 10% discount on flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program.


Thursday, March 30, 2023
Residents encouraged to use self-service DMV kiosks

LĪHU‘E – County officials are reminding residents to take advantage of the self-service DMV kiosks at Līhu‘e, Kap‘aa, and Princeville.  


Wednesday, March 29, 2023
REAL ID deadline extended to May 7, 2025

LĪHU‘E – The public is advised that the deadline to obtain a REAL ID compliant Hawai‘i driver’s license or State identification card has been extended by the federal government to May 7, 2025. Every person traveling domestically on a commercial airline will need to present a REAL ID compliant credential or another acceptable form of identification by this deadline.


Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Flash Flood Warning issued for Kaua‘i

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Kaua‘i, due to heavy rains occurring over the island. The warning may be extended, dropped or modified as conditions develop.


Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Kaua‘i County Housing Agency offering free Fair Housing training in April

LĪHU‘E – As part of National Fair Housing Month in April, the Kaua‘i County Housing Agency, along with other state and county agencies, will be providing free training opportunities for landlords and tenants to learn about the most current federal and state Fair Housing laws.


Tuesday, March 28, 2023
First responders locate missing hiker in Kōke‘e Monday

KŌKE‘E – First responders located a 26-year-old California hiker in Kōke‘e on Monday.  


Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Lane closure for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from March 30 to April 7

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that a portion of Kawaihau Road and Pelehu Road will be closed on March 30, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from April 3 to April 7, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Monday, March 27, 2023
Kapa‘a man dies following hit-and-run Sunday

KAPA‘A  – A 64-year-old Kapa‘a man has died following a hit-and-run in Kapa‘a Sunday evening.


Saturday, March 25, 2023
Household Hazardous Waste event scheduled March 25 and 26

LĪHU‘E – The Public Works Solid Waste Division announces that Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) events are scheduled on March 25 and 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Friday, March 24, 2023
Officials complete full-scale, Multi-Agency Search And Rescue Exercise Thursday

LĪHU‘E –  In partnership with the United States Coast Guard, first responders and officials with the County of Kaua‘i completed a full-scale, Multi-Agency Search And Rescue Exercise (SAREX) at the Kukui‘ula Small Boat Harbor and the surrounding area on Thursday.


Friday, March 24, 2023
Public invited to a design-concept review meeting April 5 for Kekaha Road and ‘Akialoa Road

KEKAHA – On April 5, the public is invited to see the design concepts developed as an outcome of the Walk Audit and Visioning and Design Workshop held in Kekaha in February.


Thursday, March 23, 2023
Portion of Waha Road in Kalāheo to close March 28 to March 31

KALĀHEO – The public is advised that Waha Road in Kalāheo, from Papalina Road to Lauoho Road, will be closed from March 28 to March 31, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting.


Thursday, March 23, 2023
Kalapaki Beach Drive parking lot to close March 28 to March 31

KALAPAKI – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupono Builders announce that the Kalapaki Beach Drive parking lot will be closed from March 28 to March 31, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Three rescued on Kalalau Trail Sunday

KALALAU – First responders rescued three hikers from the Kalalau Trail on Sunday.


Tuesday, March 21, 2023
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of the Prince Kūhiō Day holiday, County of Kaua‘i offices and all neighborhood centers will be closed on Monday, March 27.


Saturday, March 18, 2023
Hit-and-run results in critical injuries; suspect arrested

ŌMA‘O – Police have arrested the driver believed to be involved in a hit-and-run crash that occurred Friday afternoon in Ōma‘o, which left a bicyclist in critical condition.


Thursday, March 16, 2023
Full-scale, Multi-Agency Search And Rescue Exercise set for March 23

LĪHU‘E –  In partnership with the United States Coast Guard, the County of Kaua‘i will participate in a full-scale, Multi-Agency Search And Rescue Exercise (SAREX) at the Kukui‘ula Small Boat Harbor and the surrounding area on Thursday, March 23, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Thursday, March 16, 2023
KAUA‘I COUNTY COUNCIL RETURNS TO ALL IN-PERSON MEETINGS

Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i – Effective March 22, 2023, the Kaua‘i County Council will return to all in-person meetings and will no longer be accepting testimony via interactive conference technology (ICT).


Thursday, March 16, 2023
Ocean Safety officials post Box Jellyfish signs at Po‘ipū Beach Park and Salt Pond Beach Park, advising avoiding swimming

Ocean Safety Bureau officials have posted “Box Jellyfish” signs at Salt Pond and Po‘ipū beach parks.


Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Road work scheduled for Anahola Road near Anahola Bridge March 16 to 24

ANAHOLA - The Department of Public Works and its contractor Yogi Kwong Engineers, LLC announces that portions of Anahola Road, near Anahola Bridge, will be closed from March 16 to March 24, weekdays, weather permitting.


Wednesday, March 15, 2023
KPD continues to seek clues in Amber Jackson homicide in cooperation with Unsolved Mysteries Podcast

LĪHU‘E – On July 3, 2010, a local pig hunter came across the remains of Amber Jackson in a remote wooded area in Keālia. Jackson, 57 of Kapa‘a, was initially reported as missing on June 23, 2010.  An autopsy conducted revealed that Jackson suffered from blunt-force trauma to her head and sustained injuries caused by an assault. No arrests have been made and the investigation remains open.


Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Mayor Kawakami delivers 2023 State of the County Address Tuesday

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami delivered the 2023 State of the County Address in Līhu‘e on Tuesday.


Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Lane closure for Kawaihau Road scheduled from March 18 to March 24

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that a portion of Kawaihau Road and Pelehu Road will be closed on March 18, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from March 20 to March 24, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Monday, March 13, 2023
Road Closure scheduled for portion of Wawae Road in Lāwa‘i March 16

LĀWA‘I -  The Department of Public Works and its contractor, Geolabs, Inc., announces that a portion of Waewae Road in Lāwa‘i will be closed on March 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting.


Saturday, March 11, 2023
Visitor dies following traffic crash Friday

LĪHU‘E – A male visitor from Kansas died following a traffic crash Friday evening.


Friday, March 10, 2023
K-PAL announces island-wide flag football registration

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Activities League (K-PAL) is accepting registrations for the 2023 island-wide flag football season for all school-aged youth, from kindergarten to high school seniors.


Friday, March 10, 2023
Public invited to submit nominations for 2023 Outstanding Older Americans

LĪHU‘E – The Agency on Elderly Affairs (AEA) invites the public to submit nominations for the 2023 Outstanding Older Americans recognition.


Thursday, March 9, 2023
DOW honors EPA ‘Fix a Leak Week’ throughout March

LIHUE – From March 19 through 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is celebrating its annual “Fix a Leak Week” campaign, which over the last decade has helped Americans become educated on the huge impact a small dripping in their home can have on the environment.  The Department of Water (DOW) is partnering in this national effort once again to offer free leak detection toilet tablets throughout the month of March.


Thursday, March 9, 2023
Road Closure scheduled for Kahuna Road near Akulikuli Bridge in Kapa’a March 13 to March 17

KAPA‘A -  The Department of Public Works and its contractor Yogi Kwong Engineers, LLC announces that a portion of Kahuna Road near Akulikuli Bridge in Kapa’a will be closed March 13 to March 17, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Maluhia Road to close March 13 to 17

KŌLOA – The public is advised that portions of Maluhia Road, from Kaumuali‘i Highway to Kōloa Road, will be closed from March 13 to 17, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting.


Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Kapa‘a Satellite DMV groundbreaking held Tuesday

KAPA‘A – On Tuesday, the Department of Finance Division of Motor Vehicles held the groundbreaking of the Kapa‘a Satellite DMV at the Kapa‘a Armory.


Tuesday, March 7, 2023
High Surf Warning issued for Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau in effect March 8 to March 9

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a High Surf Warning for north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau in effect 6 a.m. on March 8 to 6 p.m. on March 9. The warning may be extended, dropped, or modified as conditions develop.


Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Lane closure for Kawaihau Road scheduled from March 10 to March 17

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that a portion of Kawaihau Road and Pelehu Road will be closed on March 10, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from March 13 to March 17, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Mayor Kawakami’s State of the County Address set for Tuesday, March 14

LĪHU‘E – The public is invited to attend the State of the County Address by Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami on Tuesday, March 14.


Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Registration for boy and girls basketball scheduled March 9 and March 10

LĪHUE – The Department of Parks and Recreation is announcing that boys and girls basketball registration, grades fourth through ninth, is scheduled for March 9 and March 10.


Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Kaua‘i job fair set for April 12

LĪHU‘E – The Office of Economic Development announces the Kaua‘i Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, April 12, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall located at 4191 Hardy Street in Līhu‘e.


Monday, March 6, 2023
Male resident dies after being found unresponsive in waters off Kukuiula Small Boat Harbor

KUKUIULA – A 52-year-old male Līhu‘e resident died on O‘ahu on Sunday after he was found unresponsive in waters off Kukuiula Small Boat Harbor on Friday morning.


Monday, March 6, 2023
Fitness Week in Kalena Park scheduled March 11 to March 18

LĪHU‘E –  To promote a healthy and active lifestyle, the Department of Parks and Recreation is teaming up with Get Fit Kaua‘i and other organizations to bring Fitness Week In The Park at Kalena park in Līhu‘e, from March 11 to March 18.


Friday, March 3, 2023
Scrap metal not accepted at Līhu‘e refuse transfer station March 6 to March 10

LĪHU‘E   – The Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division announces the Līhu‘e refuse transfer station (RTS) will not be accepting residential scrap metal for recycling from March 6 to March 10 due to equipment issues.


Friday, March 3, 2023
Morgan’s Pond to temporarily closed March 13 to 17 for debris removal

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i Department of Parks and Recreation announces that Morgan’s Pond at Lydgate Beach Park will temporarily close from March 13 to 17.


Friday, March 3, 2023
Salvation Army ARC monthly donation event scheduled for March 17

LĪHU‘E – The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) will be on-site at the Kaua‘i Resource Center (KRC) at 3460 Ahukini Road in Līhu‘e from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2023.


Friday, March 3, 2023
Registration for adult, preschool swim classes available March 25

LĪHU‘E – Registration for adult and preschool swim classes takes place at the Waimea swimming pool on March 25, from 9:30 a.m. . The Waimea swimming pool is located at 9678 Haiki Road in Waimea.


Friday, March 3, 2023
Self-care, coping workshops set for March 10 and 17

LĪHU‘E –  The Agency on Elderly Affairs (AEA) will hold two workshops presented by Dr. Dennis Pezzato, Ph.D., Behavioral Specialist, on March 10 and March 17, the Līhu‘e Civic Center in the Pi‘ikoi Building conference rooms A and B from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.


Thursday, March 2, 2023
Water service restored on Po'ipu Road

KOLOA – Water service has been restored to customers along Po’ipu Road as of approximately 9 p.m. this evening.  Customers may now resume normal water use.


Thursday, March 2, 2023
Emergency water service shutdown on portion of Po'ipu Road

KOLOA - The Department of Water (DOW) announces an emergency water service shutdown on a portion of Po’ipu Road between Blake Lane and Lopaka Paipa Boulevard beginning at approximately 3:45 p.m. until further notice to allow contractor, Goodfellow Bros. Inc. to conduct repairs to a waterline in the area.


Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Aqua Zumba classes offered at Waimea swimming pool March 14, 21, and 28

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that  Ho‘ola Lahui Hawai‘i - Kaua‘i Community Health Center will offer no-cost Aqua Zumba classes at the Waimea swimming pool on March 14, 21, and 28, from 9 to 10 a.m.


Tuesday, February 28, 2023
High Surf Warning issued for Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau in effect through March 2

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a High Surf Warning for east-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau in effect through 6 a.m. March 2. The warning may be extended, dropped, or modified as conditions develop.


Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Kauaʻi Police investigating suspicious death in Kapaʻa

LĪHU‘E – Kauaʻi Police are investigating the suspicious death of 52-year-old John Diaz Jr. of Kapaʻa. 


Monday, February 27, 2023
Lane closure for Kawaihau Road scheduled from March 4 to March 10

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that a portion of Kawaihau Road and Pelehu Road will be closed on March 4, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from March 6 to March 10, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Monday, February 27, 2023
Kaua‘i Landlord Summit set for March 24

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i County Housing Agency, in partnership with the Leadership Kaua’i Class of 2023 will co-host a landlord summit at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall on Friday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Friday, February 24, 2023
KFD, OSB promotes 12 first responders at special ceremony Friday

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Fire Department (KFD) and Ocean Safety Bureau (OSB) held a special ceremony Friday morning at the Līhu‘e Civic Center to promote 12 first responders.


Friday, February 24, 2023
Body of homicide suspect located in Kōkeʻe after 8-day multiagency search

LĪHU‘E – A deceased body believed to be that of 22-year-old Kody Gardner, the suspect of a homicide that occurred in Kalāheo on Feb. 16, was observed by officials in Kōkeʻe on Thursday, Feb. 23, after an 8-day multiagency search.


Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Public invited to help shape future of Kawaihau Road, from Hau‘a‘ala Road to Ka‘apuni Road

KAPA‘A - The public is invited to share ideas to improve the safety and accessibility of Kawaihau Road by identifying potential road improvements along the Kawaihau Road corridor – between Hau‘a‘ala Road and Ka‘apuni Road. 


Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Online registration for Spring Fun program scheduled March 3

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that registration for the county’s Spring Fun is scheduled for March 3 at 8 a.m. on the county’s website, https://recreation.kauai.gov/.  


Wednesday, February 22, 2023
KAUA‘I COUNTY COUNCIL SELECTS ROSS KAGAWA TO FILL VACANT COUNCIL SEAT

Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i – In a Special Council Meeting held at 11:30 a.m. today, February 22, 2023, in Council Chambers, the Kaua‘i County Council voted 5-1 to select Ross Kagawa to fill the vacant Council seat created by the resignation of Luke Evslin.


Wednesday, February 22, 2023
No-cost Homeowners Assistance Fund presentation scheduled March 1

LĪHU‘E –  In partnership with the County of Kaua‘i Housing Agency, Hawai‘i Community Lending will offer a no-cost presentation of the Homeowners Assistance Fund at the St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Līhu‘e on Wednesday, March 1.


Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Lane closure for Kawaihau Road scheduled from Feb. 25 to Mar. 3

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that a portion of Kawaihau Road and Pelehu Road will be closed on Feb. 25, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from Feb. 27 to Mar. 3, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Hanapēpē refuse transfer station trash chute closed Feb. 23 and 24

Hanapēpē – The Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division announces that the trash chute at the Hanapēpē refuse transfer station will be unavailable on Feb. 23 and Feb. 24 for scheduled repairs, weather permitting.


Saturday, February 18, 2023
1:20PM WEATHER UPDATE: Flash Flood Warning continues for Kaua‘i
The Flash Flood Warning remains in effect for Kaua‘i as heavy rain continues across the island. Portions of Ma’alo Road in Līhu‘e and Haua’ala Road in Keapana Valley are closed at this time due to flooding.

Saturday, February 18, 2023
Flash Flood Warning issued for Kaua‘i
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Kaua‘i due to heavy rains occurring over the island. The warning may be extended, dropped or modified as conditions develop.

Thursday, February 16, 2023
KPD searching for suspect in Kalāheo homicide; public advised not to approach him

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department is searching for a 22-year-old Lāwa‘i suspect who may be connected with a homicide in Kalāheo on Thursday.


Thursday, February 16, 2023
County of Kaua‘i officials urging residents to be vigilant as potential severe weather conditions may occur through the weekend

LĪHU‘E – County of Kaua‘i officials are urging the public to be vigilant due to potential severe weather conditions starting Thursday and through the weekend, possibly extending well into next week.


Thursday, February 16, 2023
Workshop series aims to help Cancer survivors, caregivers

LĪHU‘E – The Agency on Elderly Affairs will hold its first “Cance