Aloha and Welcome to Kauai.gov

News Releases

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

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Waimea man arrested for liquor store robbery

WAIMEA – Kaua‘i police have arrested a Waimea man in connection with a liquor store robbery that occurred Thursday morning in Waimea.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Name change for Kaua‘i Civil Defense Agency effective Dec. 8
LĪHU‘E – The voters in the 2016 General Election approved an amendment to the Kaua‘i County Charter that renames the county’s Civil Defense Agency (KCDA) as the Emergency Management Agency.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
DOW warns customers of phone scam
LIHUE – The Department of Water (DOW) is warning the public about a possible telephone scam targeting DOW customers.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Public input sought via survey for Kaua‘i transit plan
LĪHU'E – In its efforts to develop a road map for the future of The Kaua‘i Bus, the County Transportation Agency is conducting a survey and is encouraging the public to provide input.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Kaua‘i Recycles drop bins not available in Lāwa‘i Dec. 10-13
LĀWA‘I -- The Kaua‘i Recycles drop bins at the Lāwa‘i post office will not be available for four days, from Dec. 10 to Dec. 13, to allow for the repaving of the parking lot.

Sunday, December 4, 2016
Body of missing kayaker found this morning
WAILUA – The body of the female visitor who went missing Saturday evening while on a kayak tour on the Wailua River was found this morning.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Flash Flood Warning issued for Kaua‘i
LĪHU‘E – A Flash Flood Warning (FFW) for the island of Kaua‘i was issued by the National Weather Service at 4 p.m. this afternoon. 

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Kūhiō Highway in Hanalei is closed – 5:35 p.m.
HANALEI – Kūhi‘ō Highway near the Hanalei Bridge has been closed due to rising water levels in the area. The roadway will be reopened when authorities deem it safe for passage.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Flash Flood Warning for Kaua‘i extended – 7 p.m.
LĪHU‘E – The National Weather Service has extended the Flash Flood Warning for Kaua‘i until 10 p.m. tonight.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
One lane open on Kūhiō Highway in Hanalei – 7:15 p.m.
HANALEI – Kaua‘i police have reopened one lane of Kūhi‘ō Highway near the Hanalei Bridge and are alternating traffic in the area.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Flash Flood Warning for Kaua‘i cancelled
HANALEI – While the National Weather Service has cancelled the Flash Flood Warning for Kaua‘i, a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect at least until Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Nine kayakers rescued on Wailua River, one missing
WAILUA – Nine people on a kayak tour were rescued Saturday evening on the Wailua River, while one person remains missing.

Mayor's Message

photo of the Mayor

Aloha and welcome to the official website for the County of Kauaʻi!

Our island home is truly one of the most amazing places on earth, and we appreciate your interest in Kauaʻi.

This website provides convenient access to local government services and information, as well as a variety of other valuable resources. Whether you are a resident, a business, or a visitor, Kauai.gov is here for you. Please feel free to use the website to learn more about Kauaʻi and the many services that are available.

Mahalo for visiting us!

Mayor's signature

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