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

Monday, June 27, 2016
Update on HI5 bottle redemption centers
LĪHU‘E – The four HI5 bottle redemption centers that are operated by Kaua‘i Community Recycling Services (KCRS) have reopened. 

Monday, June 27, 2016
Moanakai seawall repair project completed
WAIPOULI – A blessing was held last week to mark the completion of the Moanakai seawall repair project in Waipouli.

Monday, June 27, 2016
County announces holiday closures
LĪHU‘E – In observance of Independence Day, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, along with all of the refuse transfer stations and HI-5 bottle redemption centers. 

Monday, June 27, 2016
Man in critical condition after falling from Hanakāpī‘ai trail


 HANAKAPIAI – A Kona man remains in critical condition after falling from the Hanakāpī‘ai Trail on Saturday. 

Monday, June 27, 2016
Road closures for annual Concert in the Sky
LĪHU'E – The 27th Annual Kaua'i Hospice ‘Concert in the Sky’ is scheduled for Monday, July 4th from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Vidinha Stadium Soccer Field in Līhu'e.

Sunday, June 26, 2016
California man pulled from waters off Salt Pond Beach

HANAPEPE – A California man remains in critical condition after he became distressed while snorkeling off Salt Pond Beach in Hanapēpē at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Friday, June 24, 2016
Residents reminded of fireworks laws for 4th of July; Permits required for firecrackers

LĪHU‘E – Fire officials are reminding the public that a permit must be obtained by the fire department by Friday, July 1 to purchase and ignite firecrackers on the Fourth of July.

Friday, June 24, 2016
Hanalei Bay closed to swimming due to shark sighting

HANALEI – Ocean Safety officials have closed Hanalei Bay to swimming until further notice due to a shark sighting.

Friday, June 24, 2016
KPD urges motorists to drive safely
LĪHU'E – With summer upon us, the Kaua'i Police Department is urging motorists to drive safely and responsibly.

Friday, June 24, 2016
Prison sentence for fatal stabbing

LIHU‘E - Francisco Keola Manuel, 38, of Līhu‘e, was sentenced on Thursday to serve 20 years in prison for fatally stabbing another Līhu‘e man during a late-night confrontation in 2015.

Thursday, June 23, 2016
Four HI5 redemption centers temporarily closed due to mechanical issues
The four HI5 bottle redemption centers that are operated by Kaua‘i Community Recycling Services (KCRS) will be temporarily closed beginning Friday, June 24, due to mechanical problems with their scale. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
DOW’s billing section to close for 2 hours on Thursday, June 30

LIHUE – The Department of Water (DOW) has announced that its billing section will be closed for 2 hours on Thursday, June 30, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
One lane of Puhi Road to close for four months; Only southbound traffic allowed on the roadway
PUHI – The public is advised that the first phase of the Puhi Road Rehabilitation project will kick into high gear next week. Traffic in the area will be impacted. Starting Monday, June 27, one lane of Puhi Road will be closed for four months. During the lane closure, only southbound traffic traveling away from Kaumuali‘i Highway will be allowed on the roadway.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Police identify body recovered from Kalalau Valley

KALALAU – Police have identified a man whose body was recovered from Kalalau Valley on Saturday, June 11, 2016 as Sean Michael Rollnick, age 43.

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