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Friday, April 19, 2019
Visitor dies after snorkeling in waters off Pine Trees

HANALEI – A 20-year-old male visitor has died after he became distressed while snorkeling in waters off Waioli Beach Park, also known as Pine Trees, in Hanalei on Thursday.


Thursday, April 18, 2019
Planning Department’s General Plan Update recipient of National Planning Excellence Award

LĪHU'E –  The Kaua‘i General Plan Update (2018) is the recipient of the American Planning Association’s (APA) Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan. APA’s national excellence award – the award program’s highest honor – is a proud tradition established more than 50 years ago to recognize outstanding community plans, planning programs and initiatives, public education efforts, and individuals for their leadership on planning issues.


Thursday, April 18, 2019
Lane closure on Kūhiō Highway in Līhu‘e set for April 28 to May 3

LĪHU‘E – The public is advised that the outermost southbound lane and the innermost northbound lane of Kūhiō Highway in the vicinity of Ehiku Street will be closed. No turns will be allowed onto Ehiku Street from Kūhiō Highway. Traffic will be detoured through Eha Street. The traffic will be modified from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Sunday evening, April 28, and ending Friday morning, May 3, weather permitting.


Thursday, April 18, 2019
Lane closure on Kūhiō Highway in Hanamā‘ulu set for April 28 to May 3

HANAMĀ‘ULU – The public is advised that the northbound lane of Kūhiō Highway between Laukona Street and Kapaia Road will be closed. Where two northbound lanes exist, the outermost lane will be closed. Traffic will be modified from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Sunday evening, April 28, and ending Friday morning, May 3, weather permitting.


Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The Kaua‘i Bus announces use of new, relocated bus shelters beginning April 22

LĪHU‘E – In an effort to improve overall service to the public, The Kaua‘i Bus has announced the use of nine new bus shelters, to include several bus stops being relocated with the new shelters, starting April 22.


Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Lane closure in Wailua on Kūhiō Highway set for April 23 to 25

WAILUA – The public is advised that the outermost northbound lane of Kūhiō Highway in Wailua at the northern end of the Leho Drive intersection will be closed from from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Tuesday evening, April 23, and ending Thursday morning, April 25, weather permitting.


Monday, April 15, 2019
County hosts Drug Take Back Day on April 27

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) is collecting unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medications and other drugs on National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at KPD headquarters, located at 3990 Ka‘ana Street, in Līhu‘e.


Monday, April 15, 2019
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of Good Friday, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on April 19, along with all refuse transfer stations and the Kekaha Landfill.


Monday, April 15, 2019
Kaua‘i County Committee the Status of Women, Zonta Club calls community to action on Denim Day

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i County Committee on the Status of Women (KCSW) along with the Zonta Club of Kaua‘i and Zonta Club of Hanalei are working together to encourage the community to make a social statement by wearing jeans as a visible means of protest against misconceptions that surround sexual assault on Denim Day, April 24. Additionally, Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami will present the National Denim Day Proclamation on Denim Day at the Līhu‘e Civic Center at noon.