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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.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Prison sentence in sex assault case

LIHU‘E - Steven Westerman, 40, of Kekaha, was sentenced today to serve twenty years in prison for sexually assaulting a relative when she was six and seven years old.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Ho‘ohu Road closed for waterline work on April 28

PO‘IPU – A portion of Ho‘ohu Road, between Pe‘e Road and Po‘ipu Crater Driveway, in Po‘ipu, will be closed on Thursday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., weather permitting. The road closure will allow the Department of Water to repair a water service lateral.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Update on HI5 bottle redemption centers
The four HI5 bottle redemption centers that are operated by Kaua‘i Community Recycling Services (KCRS) will reopen on Thursday, April 28.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Mayor Carvalho reacts to monk seal attack on Kaua‘i

Kaua‘i police responded to a report of a monk seal that was being attacked by an unidentified man at Salt Pond Beach at approximately 7:45 p.m. Tuesday night. 

Monday, April 25, 2016
Four HI5 redemption centers temporarily closed due to mechanical issues
The four HI5 bottle redemption centers operated by Kaua‘i Community Recycling Services (KCRS) will be temporarily closed beginning Monday, April 25, due to mechanical problems with the scale that weighs containers prior to processing. 

Monday, April 25, 2016
Green waste collection reopens at Hanalei transfer station
HANALEI – The repair work at the Hanalei refuse transfer station has been completed and the green waste collection has reopened.

Monday, April 25, 2016
Visitor drowns in waters off Lāwa‘i Beach Resort

 PO'IPŪ – A 57-year-old male visitor drowned Saturday afternoon in waters off Lāwa‘i Beach Resort. 

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Green waste not accepted at Hanalei transfer station today
HANALEI –The Hanalei refuse transfer station is not accepting green waste today due to mechanical issues.

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Injured hiker airlifted from Alakai Swamp

KOKE‘E – A 60-year-old Kaua‘i woman was airlifted from the Alakai Swamp Saturday afternoon after sustaining an injury. The woman had been hiking on the boardwalk at approximately 1:20 p.m. when she slipped and fell injuring her left ankle.


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