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News Releases

Headlines from the last 7 days are listed below. To view additional news, please go to the Press Releases main page.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
County announces holiday closures
LĪHU‘E – In observance of Memorial Day, County of Kaua'i offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, along with all of the refuse transfer stations, the Kekaha Landfill, all HI-5 bottle redemption centers, and Puhi Metals Recycling Center.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Kapahi bridge set to reopen tomorrow afternoon
KAPAHI – The Department of Public Works today announced that the Kapahi bridge will be reopened to the public on May 25 in the late afternoon as the project is substantially complete.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
National Weather Service issues special weather statement
LĪHU‘E – The National Weather Service today issued a special weather statement relating to the coastal flooding that is expected to occur along all of the Hawaiian Islands over the next few days.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Mayor attends Japan-Hawai‘i Economic Summit
LĪHU‘E – Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. recently attended the first-ever Japan-Hawai‘i Economic Summit on the Big Island along with other Hawai‘i and Japanese leaders.

Monday, May 22, 2017
Water shutdown scheduled for Lehua Street on Thursday, May 25
KAPAA – The Department of Water (DOW) has scheduled a one-hour water shutdown for Kapaa customers located on Lehua Street, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, weather permitting.

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Visitor falls off Koke‘e trail, sustains minor injuries
KOKE‘E – A 24-year-old woman from Tucson, AZ sustained minor injuries after falling off the Waimea Canyon Trail Saturday afternoon.

Friday, May 19, 2017
Repair work completed at Hanapēpē transfer station
HANAPĒPĒ – The repair work at the Hanapēpē refuse transfer station has been completed, and normal operations have resumed.

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Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr.
Mayor, County of Kauaʻi