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Monday, September 16, 2019
Haleko Road to close for roadside maintenance on Sept. 21

LĪHU‘E – Haleko Road will be closed for shoulder grading and road maintenance work on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Monday, September 16, 2019
Flash Flood Warning canceled for Kaua‘i

The National Weather Service has canceled a Flash Flood Warning for Kaua‘i.


Monday, September 16, 2019
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 islands. The warning may be extended, dropped or modified as conditions develop.


Friday, September 13, 2019
DOW announces billing services available on Friday, September 20th

LIHUE – The Department of Water (DOW) announces limited customer services on Friday, September 20, 2019 to accommodate its 16th Annual Make a Splash water education Festival.


Friday, September 13, 2019
Water conservation notice scheduled for Wainiha-Hā'ena customers on Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WAINIHA – The Department of Water (DOW) has scheduled a water conservation notice for customers located in Wainiha and Hā'ena on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in preparation for an electrical power outage scheduled by the Kaua'i Island Utility Cooperative for the same time period.   Customers are asked to limit water use to essential uses only; such as drinking, cooking and sanitation purposes during this time, in order to avoid a water service outage


Friday, September 13, 2019
Mayor Kawakami signs MOU to allow night football games for 2019 season

Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the County of Kaua‘i to allow the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation and the state Department of Education to use county stadium lights at night during the 2019 football season.


Friday, September 13, 2019
Body recovered from rocky shoreline near Allerton Garden

KŌLOA – Officials have recovered a body of a man discovered along the rocky shoreline near Allerton Garden in Kōloa on Thursday afternoon.


Friday, September 13, 2019
Rice Shopping Center bus stop relocates to original location

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Bus is announcing that the Rice Shopping Center bus stop has relocated to its original location on Rice Street fronting the Rice Shopping Center effective today, Sept. 13.


Friday, September 13, 2019
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Kawaihau, Ohu, and Hekili roads from Sept. 16 to 25

KAPA‘A – The public is advised that portions of Kawaihau, Ohu, and Hekili roads in Kapa‘a will be closed to allow Maui Kupono Builders to conduct road reconstruction work, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., from Sept. 16 to 25 on weekdays, weather permitting.


Thursday, September 12, 2019
Police operation results in eight arrests

Kaua‘i police on Tuesday arrested eight individuals and served 12 warrants during an operation aimed at locating defendants wanted by the court.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Ride The Kaua‘i Bus for free on Sept. 20

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Bus is announcing that it will be providing free bus rides on Sept. 20 to all passengers for Ride the Bus Day.


Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Partial one-lane road closure on Kuhio Highway in Kapa'a set for Sept. 11

KAPA‘A – The public is advised that there will be a partial one-lane road closure on Kūhi‘ō Highway on the outermost northbound lane between Papaloa Road and Aleka Loop in Kapa’a on Wednesday, Sept. 11th from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting.


Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Man arrested Monday following police pursuit

ANAHOLA – A 36-year-old man was arrested Monday morning after he reportedly stole two vehicles and attempted to flee from police.