News Releases and Other Announcements

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Lane closure on Kūhiō Highway in Kapaia, June 26

KAPAIA – The public is advised that the southbound lane of Kūhiō Highway between Nuku Street and Kapaia Road will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Tuesday, June 26, and ending Wednesday, June 27. The closure is necessary to allow the Wastewater Management Division to continue a sewer main repair in the area.


Thursday, June 21, 2018
Mayor participates in Hawai‘i on the Hill, meets with federal agencies

LĪHU'E – Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to participate in the fifth annual Hawai‘i on the Hill, as well as meet with federal agencies and the Congressional delegation to discuss priorities for the County of Kaua‘i.


Thursday, June 21, 2018
Kapa‘a pool closed today, June 21, due to vandalism

KAPA‘A – Due to an overnight break-in and vandalism, the Kapa‘a pool will be closed today, June 21.


Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Woman found dead in home, suspect arrested

ŌMA‘O – Kaua‘i police arrested 62-year-old Peter Grewer, of Ōma‘o, after he allegedly killed a woman found dead in her home on Tuesday.


Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Hanapēpē refuse transfer station to not accept loose mixed waste starting Monday, June 25

HANAPĒPĒ – Due to repairs of the trash compactor chute and support structure, the Hanapēpē refuse transfer station will not be accepting loose mixed waste for a month, starting Monday, June 25.


Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Hiker’s body recovered from Sleeping Giant trail

WAILUA – A Kaua‘i man’s body was recovered Tuesday morning from the Sleeping Giant hiking trail in Wailua, after he apparently fell to his death Monday afternoon.


Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Update: Free electric bus demonstration to run June 21-23

LĪHU‘E – Starting on Thursday, June 21, the County of Kaua‘i Transportation Agency will be operating two electric bus demonstrations on the Kekaha and Hanalei mainline routes free of charge.


Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Mayor Bernard Carvalho reminds public of emergency proclamation, rule

Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. has issued the following statement in regards to the emergency proclamation and rule in effect for the County of Kaua‘i.


Monday, June 18, 2018
County to host community meeting on drug addiction

KAPA'A – The Mayor’s Advisory Committee for Treatment and Community Integration will host “Drug Addiction 101,” a community meeting at Kapa'a Missionary Church on Tuesday, June 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.


Monday, June 18, 2018
Free electric bus demonstration to run June 20-23

LĪHU‘E – Starting on Wednesday, June 20, the County of Kaua‘i Transportation Agency will be operating two electric bus demonstrations on the Kekaha and Hanalei mainline routes free of charge.


Monday, June 18, 2018
Free mobile eWaste recycling this Sunday

HANAPĒPĒ – The County Recycling Office is announcing free mobile eWaste recycling for residents and businesses on Sunday, June 24, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the roads baseyard adjacent to the Hanapēpē refuse transfer station.


Friday, June 15, 2018
Kapa‘a man airlifted from Ho‘opi‘i Falls

KAPAHI – Firefighters responded to a man needing assistance at Ho‘opi‘i Falls in Kapahi Thursday afternoon.


Friday, June 15, 2018
Public reminded to use appropriate containers for used motor oil

LĪHU‘E – The County Solid Waste Division reminds the public that they must only use appropriate containers to store and transport used motor oil for recycling.


Thursday, June 14, 2018
Mayor Carvalho to sign emergency permitting bill into law Tuesday

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho Jr. announced today his intention to sign Bill 2713 into law on Tuesday, June 19.


Thursday, June 14, 2018
Enhanced absentee mail voting services for voters impacted by north shore flooding

Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i – The Office of the County Clerk, Elections Division is initiating enhanced absentee mail voting services for registered voters of the North Shore who were directly impacted by the flooding that occurred in April 2018.


Thursday, June 14, 2018
Kaua‘i Bus passes to be available at Big Save, Times Supermarkets locations islandwide

Starting on Thursday, June 21, Times Supermarkets will be selling monthly Kaua‘i Bus passes at its Big Save and Times Supermarkets locations islandwide.


Thursday, June 14, 2018
Youth football camp set for June 20

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Parks and Recreation and University of Hawai‘i football Head Coach Nick Rolovich, along with his staff, will host a free youth football camp set for Wednesday, June 20, at Vidinha Stadium.


Thursday, June 14, 2018
Visitor dies in waters off Larsen’s Beach

MOLOA‘A – A Pennsylvania man died while swimming in waters off Ka‘aka‘aniu Beach, also known as Larsen’s Beach, in Moloa‘a on Wednesday afternoon.


Thursday, June 14, 2018
Apprenticeship Day and Career Fair set for June 26

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i is announcing that the Annual Apprenticeship Day and Career Fair is scheduled for Tuesday, June 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Kaua‘i Community College’s Office of Continuing Education, Room 105.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Lane closure on Kūhiō Highway in Kapaia on June 20 and 21

KAPAIA – The public is advised that the southbound lane of Kūhiō Highway between Nuku Street and Kapaia Road will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Wednesday, June 20 and ending Thursday, June 21. The closure is necessary to allow the Wastewater Management Division to continue a sewer main repair in the area.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Lane closure on Kūhiō Highway in Kapaia, June 19

KAPAIA – The public is advised that the southbound lane of Kūhiō Highway between Nuku Street and Kapaia Road will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Tuesday, June 19 and ending Wednesday, June 20. The closure is necessary to allow the Wastewater Management Division to continue a sewer main repair in the area.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Firefighters extinguish treehouse fire in Wainiha

WAINIHA – Firefighters responded to a treehouse on fire in Wainiha Saturday afternoon.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018
KCRS Kapa‘a redemption center closed today due to staffing shortage

KAPA‘A – The KCRS Kapa‘a bottle redemption center located in the Arzadon Industrial Center at 962 Kipuni Way is closed today due to staffing shortage. The redemption center is expected to reopen tomorrow, Wednesday, June 13, 2018.


Friday, June 8, 2018
Ongoing lane closure on Kūhiō Highway in Kapaia, June 8

KAPAIA – The public is advised that the southbound lane of Kūhiō Highway in between Nuku Street and Kapaia Road will be closed until further notice, effective immediately. The closure is necessary to allow the Wastewater Management Division to continue an emergency sewer main repair in the area.


Friday, June 8, 2018
Kaua‘i Bus announces return to original Wilcox Hospital bus stop

LĪHU‘E – The public is advised that starting today, Friday, June 8, 2018, the Kaua‘i Bus will resume regular bus service (Līhu‘e Shuttle-70) at the Wilcox Hospital bus stop fronting the foyer.


Thursday, June 7, 2018
KCRS Kapa‘a redemption center closed today due to staffing shortage

KAPA‘A – The KCRS Kapa‘a bottle redemption center located in the Arzadon Industrial Center at 962 Kipuni Way is closed today due to staffing shortage. The redemption center is expected to reopen tomorrow, Friday, June 8, 2018.


Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Aides sought for summer fun golf program

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i Department of Parks and Recreation are seeking golf aides for the summer fun golf program.


Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Housing Agency announces public meeting

WAIMEA – The Kaua‘i County Housing Agency in partnership with Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity and ‘Ahe Group will host a public meeting to present a newly proposed affordable housing project that is being planned for Waimea and will be situated on the 6.5-acre parcel located behind the West Kaua‘i Technology & Visitor Center.


Tuesday, June 5, 2018
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of King Kamehameha Day, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Monday, June 11, along with all refuse transfer stations.


Tuesday, June 5, 2018
DOW's 2018 Water Quality Reports now available

LIHUE – The Department of Water’s (DOW) 2018 Water Quality Reports, covering from Jan. 1, 2017 to Dec. 31, 2017, are now available to view on the DOW’s website, www.kauaiwater.org.  DOW customers will also receive a letter in the mail with a direct link to their applicable water quality report. 


Monday, June 4, 2018
Online registration for 10th annual Mayor-a-thon runs through June 22

KAPA‘A – The public is invited to participate in the 10th annual Mayor-a-thon scheduled for Saturday, June 23, at the Kapa‘a Beach Park.


Monday, June 4, 2018
Employee of the Month recognized at Police Commission Meeting

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) recognized Det. Colin Nesbitt as the Employee of the Month during May’s Police Commission meeting held on May 25 at the Pi‘ikoi Building.


Friday, June 1, 2018
JUNE 1 UPDATE: Residents reminded of new office hours for Wainiha-Hā‘ena placard distribution

The County of Kaua‘i is reminding residents of the following updates regarding flood-recovery efforts.


Friday, June 1, 2018
Public reminded of free residential vehicle disposal service offered at Puhi Metals

LĪHU‘E – The County Solid Waste Division reminds residents that vehicle disposal is free of charge for residents at Puhi Metals Recycling Facility. Puhi Metals Facility is located at 3951 Puhi Road and is open Monday to Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and can be reached at 245-6919.


Friday, June 1, 2018
Harong pleads guilty to sexually assaulting juvenile

LĪHU‘E – Prosecuting Attorney Justin F. Kollar announced that Samson W. Harong, 25, formerly of California, entered a plea of guilty to the charge of Sexual Assault in the First Degree, a class A felony, for sexually assaulting a minor during the burglary of a home in Puhi on May of 2017.


Friday, June 1, 2018
Public reminded to register alarm systems

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department is reminding residents and businesses to register or renew their alarm systems in order to comply with the Kaua‘i County Code.


Thursday, May 31, 2018
Road closures for Kamehameha Day Parade

LĪHU'E – The annual Kamehameha Day Parade is scheduled for Saturday, June 9, at 9 a.m.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018
MAY 30 UPDATE: County announces current updates on flood-recovery efforts

MAY 30 UPDATE: County announces current updates on flood-recovery efforts.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Hurricane season starts June 1

LĪHU‘E – The official hurricane season in the central Pacific region, which includes Hawai'i, starts on June 1 and runs through Nov. 30.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Darren Galas sentenced to 10-year open prison term

LĪHU‘E – Prosecuting Attorney Justin F. Kollar announced that Darren Galas, 46, of ‘Ele‘ele, was today sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for his involvement in the 2006 death of his wife, Sandra Mendonca Galas.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Loose mixed waste not accepted at Hanapēpē refuse transfer station

HANAPĒPĒ – Due to electrical issues, loose mixed waste is not being accepted at the Hanapēpē refuse transfer station until further notice.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Nightly lane closure on Kūhiō Highway at Kapaia Bridge from June 4 through 8

KAPAIA – The public is advised that the southbound lane of Kūhiō Highway in the vicinity of Kapaia Bridge will be closed nightly from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Monday, June 4, and ending Friday, June 8.


Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Loose mixed waste not accepted at Kapa‘a refuse transfer station

KAPA‘A – Due to mechanical issues, loose mixed waste is not being accepted at the Kapa‘a refuse transfer station until further notice.


Friday, May 25, 2018
KPD honors 89th Police Recruit Class graduates

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department held its 89th Police Recruit Graduation ceremony Thursday at the Kaua‘i Veterans Center.


Friday, May 25, 2018
Registration open for Teen CERT classes in Līhu‘e

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Fire Department, along with the University of Hawai‘i 4-H Youth Development Program, is offering a free preparedness program in June for teens ages 13 through 18.


Thursday, May 24, 2018
KPD is asking for help with finding missing man

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department is asking for the public’s help with finding a missing Kaua‘i man.


Thursday, May 24, 2018
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of Memorial Day, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Monday, May 28, along with all refuse transfer stations.


Thursday, May 24, 2018
Lane closure on Kūhiō Highway in the vicinity of Kapaia Bridge in Kapaia

KAPAIA – The public is advised that the southbound lane of Kūhiō Highway in the vicinity of Kapaia Bridge will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on the evening of May 24 and finishing the morning of May 25.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018
KPD is asking for help with finding missing man

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department is asking for the public’s help with finding a missing Kaua‘i man.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018
KPD urges motorists to drive safely

As the community prepares for graduation season and summer break, the Kaua‘i Police Department is encouraging motorists to drive safely, and urging parents and the community to help prevent underage drinking.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Mayor signs second supplementary emergency proclamation

LĪHU'E – Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho Jr. has signed a second supplementary emergency proclamation on Wednesday, May 23, for the County of Kaua‘i in order to provide relief for disaster damages and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the people.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018
County announces free anti-drug community coalition training for June 5 and 6

LĪHU‘E – Hosted by the County of Kaua‘i in partnership with the County of Hawai‘i, the County of Maui, and the Hawai‘i State Department of Health, the public is invited to attend a free Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) Mini Academy at Kaua‘i Beach Resort on June 5 and 6 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Fire personnel rescues victim after plunging his vehicle into Kalihiwai Bay

 KALIHIWAI – Fire personnel from the Hanalei fire station rescued a 36-year-old Kilauea man after he plunged the car he was driving into Kalihiwai Bay early Tuesday morning.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Lane closures on Kūhiō Highway, at Haleilio Road Intersection in Wailua, set for May 29 and 30

WAILUA – The public is advised of two lane closures on Kūhiō Highway in the northbound direction at the Haleilio Road intersection on two consecutive nights, starting on the evening of Tuesday, May 29 and finishing the morning of Thursday, May 31, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., nightly, to allow the Wastewater Management Division to install a corrosion resistant coating in the newly repaired sewer manhole.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Juvenile detained for terroristic threatening

KAPA‘A – Kaua‘i Police conducted an investigation and detained a male juvenile student on Tuesday morning after receiving reports of a possible terror threat at Kapa‘a High School.


Monday, May 21, 2018
Kīlauea mobile eWaste recycling event set for Sunday

The County of Kaua‘i Recycling Office is announcing a free electronic waste recycling event for residents and businesses set for Sunday, May 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Anaina Hou Community Park behind Kaua‘i Mini Golf in Kīlauea.


Friday, May 18, 2018
Solid Waste Division flood-debris management update

The county’s Solid Waste Division advises residents of the following flood-related debris management updates.


Friday, May 18, 2018
KPD seeks information on fatal stabbing

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department is asking anyone with information about the suspect who fatally stabbed a woman Thursday at First Hawaiian Bank in Līhu‘e to please come forward.


Friday, May 18, 2018
Transportation Agency driveway to be closed for repairs

LĪHU‘E  – The County of Kaua‘i Transportation Agency is announcing that its driveway on Ho‘olako Street in Līhu‘e will be closed for repairs from Monday, May 21, to Friday, May 25.


Thursday, May 17, 2018
Grand Jury indicts four men allegedly involved in Kaua‘i drug ring

Līhu‘e – Prosecuting Attorney Justin F. Kollar announced that a Fifth Circuit Grand Jury today indicted four men for their alleged involvement in a Kaua‘i drug ring that moved significant quantities of heroin and methamphetamine.


Thursday, May 17, 2018
Man in custody after fatal stabbing

LĪHU‘E – Louis Landsman, age 34, was arrested on Thursday for Murder in the Second Degree, after he stabbed and killed a woman at First Hawaiian Bank in Līhu‘e.


Thursday, May 17, 2018
Partial road closure scheduled for Kuli Road in Kalaheo on May 24

KALĀHEO – The Department of Water (DOW) announces a partial road closure on Kuli Road in Kalāheo, scheduled for Thursday, May 24th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting.  DOW will be conducting water system improvements at the beginning of Kuli Road, approximately 200 feet from Kaumuali‘i Highway.  The partial road closure will prevent motorists from accessing Kuli Road from Kaumuali‘i Highway in Kalāheo.  Residents and visitors are advised to plan ahead to utilize alternate routes; through Wawae Road or Pu’uwai Road, in order to access and exit Kuli Road during the scheduled road closure. 


Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall to reopen May 18 to limited use

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Parks and Recreation is announcing that the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall will reopen Friday, May 18, for limited use.


Monday, May 14, 2018
KEMA urges residents to report flood damage for FEMA individual assistance appeal

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Emergency Management Agency (KEMA) is urging Kaua‘i residents affected by the April 14-15 flooding event to submit any unreported damages of homes and businesses. All reports will be used in the state’s appeal to qualify for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Individual Assistance program.


Monday, May 14, 2018
Three swimmers rescued from waters off Waiohai Beach

PO‘IPŪ – Three swimmers were rescued from waters off Waiohai Beach in Po‘ipū on Wednesday, May 9, in separate incidents.


Monday, May 14, 2018
Lane closure on Kūhiō Highway in the vicinity of Kapaia Bridge in Kapaia set for May 21 through 24

KAPAIA – The public is advised that the southbound lane of Kūhiō Highway in the vicinity of Kapaia Bridge will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on three consecutive nights, starting on the evening of May 21 and finishing the morning of May 24.


Monday, May 14, 2018
KPD celebrates National Police Week

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department celebrates National Police Week, May 13 – 19, to pay tribute to law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.


Monday, May 14, 2018
DOW announces new window service hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., effective June 1, 2018

LIHUE - The Department of Water (DOW) announces new window services hours of operation for its Fiscal and Engineering services from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except holidays, effective June 1, 2018. 


Friday, May 11, 2018
4:45 P.M. MAY 11 UPDATE: County announces current updates for affected residents

County announces current updates for affected residents.


Thursday, May 10, 2018
Solid Waste Division reminds residents of flood-debris management updates

The County of Kaua‘i’s Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division is reminding residents of the following updates for flood-related refuse collection and debris management.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018
5 P.M. FINAL DOW UPDATE: Water services restored to customers in Wailua, partial one-lane road closu

(5 P.M. FINAL UPDATE) WAILUA- Water services have been restored to all customers located on Lihau Street, Aleo Street, Kuhoho Street, Paako Street, Molo Street, Iliki Street, Alahele Street and Hie Street including a portion of Kuamoo Road, between Opaekaa Road and Paako Street in Wailua at approximately 5 p.m. this evening.  Customers may resume normal water use.  Emergency repairs to the mainline have been completed, however DOW crews will continue to work in the area to conduct additional system repairs and roadwork. The partial one-lane road closure with alternating traffic control will remain in place along Kuamoo Road for approximately 5 to 6 hours.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018
4 P.M. DOW UPDATE: Emergency water service shut down for a portion of Kuamoo Road in Wailua, today M

(4 P.M. UPDATE) WAILUA- The Department of Water (DOW) has issued a water service shutdown for customers located on Lihau Street, Aleo Street, Kuhoho Street, Paako Street, Molo Street, Iliki Street, Alahele Street and Hie Street including a portion of Kuamoo Road, between Opaekaa Road and Paako Street in Wailua.  Water service was turned off to customers in the affected area at approximately 4 p.m. today, due to a recent 8-inch mainline break in the Kapaa system.  Water services to the affected area is expected to be unavailable for approximately 2 to 3 hours while DOW crews conduct emergency repairs.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018
4 P.M. MAY 9 UPDATE: Placards for Wainiha, Hā‘ena residents to be available at Planning Department

Starting Monday, May 14, Wainiha and Hā‘ena residents may receive a placard and/or shuttle pass at the Planning Department at the Līhu‘e Civic Center in Līhu‘e from 9 to 11 a.m. on weekdays.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Emergency water service shut down for a portion of Kuamoo Road in Wailua, today May 9

WAILUA- The Department of Water (DOW) has announced an emergency water service shutdown for select Wailua customers located on Lihau Street, Aleo Street, Kuhoho Street, Paako Street, Molo Street, Iliki Street, Alahele Street and Hie Street; including a portion of Kuamoo Road, between Opaekaa Road and Paako Street in Wailua, due to an 8-inch mainline break.  DOW crews are currently conducting investigation of the break to determine the location and system requirements in order to repair the underground leak.


Tuesday, May 8, 2018
No injuries reported after helicopter makes emergency landing

LUMAHA‘I – Rescue specialists and county officials responded to an incident involving an Airborne Aviation helicopter that made an emergency landing in Lumaha‘i on Tuesday.


Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Single-vehicle crash results in road closure, arrest

PO‘IPŪ – A 30-year-old O‘ahu man was arrested Sunday night, following a single vehicle crash on Maluhia Road in Po‘ipū.


Tuesday, May 8, 2018
The County of Kaua‘i Agency on Elderly Affairs to celebrate 25th Anniversary of NSHFD

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i Agency on Elderly Affairs will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of National Senior Health & Fitness Day (NSHFD) on Wednesday, May 30, at the Mo‘ikeha Building rotunda from 10 to 11 a.m.


Monday, May 7, 2018
Survey work to be conducted on Kōloa Road on Tuesday, May 8

KŌLOA – The Department of Public Works is announcing that one lane of alternating traffic will be open for portions of Kōloa Road to allow for the performance of pavement survey work on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.


Monday, May 7, 2018
4:15 P.M. MAY 7 UPDATE: County reminds North Shore residents of current updates

As emergency officials continue to demobilize from the Wainiha-Hā‘ena area, the public is advised of the following operational updates.


Monday, May 7, 2018
Online registration for Summer Enrichment Program begins May 9

LĪHU‘E – County officials announced that online registration for the Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) will begin on Wednesday, May 9, 8 a.m., on the county website, www.kauai.gov/SummerPrograms.


Sunday, May 6, 2018
4 P.M. MAY 6 UPDATE: County announces operational updates for North Shore residents

Due to the reopening of Kūhiō Highway to limited local access, emergency officials are beginning to demobilize from the Wainiha-Hā‘ena area. The public is advised of the following operational updates.


Saturday, May 5, 2018
4:15 P.M. MAY 5 UPDATE: Modified schedule announced for limited local access to Wainiha, Hā‘ena

The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) announced today a modified schedule for the single lane route on Kūhiō Highway from Waikoko to Wainiha, which will remain open to  local traffic only.


Friday, May 4, 2018
6 P.M. MAY 4 UPDATE: Over 300 attend community meetings for residents affected by April flood

Over 300 people in total attended the community meetings held this week in Kōloa, Anahola and Hanalei. At the meetings, over 30 representatives from county, state, federal and non-governmental agencies shared valuable resources, and updates on emergency relief efforts in and around the communities affected by the April flooding event. 


Friday, May 4, 2018
Public meetings for Draft Environmental Impact Statement for new municipal solid waste landfill set

The County of Kaua‘i will host two public meetings to provide information on the county’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the new Kaua‘i landfill to be located on Ma‘alo Road.


Friday, May 4, 2018
Emergency rule and order prohibits operation of TVRs, limiting accessibility of transportation

Effective May 4 until at least May 31, 2018, Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho Jr. has promulgated an emergency rule and order prohibiting the operation of Transient Vacation Rentals (TVR) in the Lumaha‘i, Wainiha, Hā‘ena area and limiting the accessibility to said area. These restrictions may be extended beyond May 31, 2018.


Friday, May 4, 2018
Kaua‘i Fire Department rededicates Kalāheo fire station

KALAHEO - The Kaua‘i Fire Department held a blessing and rededication ceremony on Monday for the newly renovated Kalāheo fire station.


Friday, May 4, 2018
Ocean Safety officials dedicate new lifeguard tower Tuesday

POIPU - Ocean Safety and Kaua‘i Fire officials held a dedication ceremony on Tuesday, for the county’s newest lifeguard tower located off Nukumoi Point at Po‘ipū Beach Park.


Thursday, May 3, 2018
3:45 P.M. MAY 3 UPDATE: Kūhiō Highway in the vicinity of Waikoko to Wainiha to open to local traffic

The County of Kaua‘i and the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation have announced that one lane on Kūhiō Highway in the vicinity of Waikoko and Wainiha will be open to local traffic only beginning Friday, May 4.


Thursday, May 3, 2018
Hanalei Beach Park in the vicinity of Black Pot Beach closed due to safety concerns

Hanalei – Hanalei Beach Park in the vicinity of Black Pot Beach is closed until further notice due to safety concerns.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Waimea, Kapa‘a swimming pools to resume normal business hours and will reopen on Sundays

The Waimea and Kapa‘a swimming pools will resume normal business hours and will reopen on Sundays beginning May 13.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018
5:30 P.M. MAY 1 UPDATE: Building permits not required for repairs under $10K

The Department of Public Works Buildings Division is reminding residents affected by the flood that property damage under $10,000 does not require a building permit for repairs.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018
KPD plants pinwheels for child abuse prevention

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) held a pinwheel garden planting ceremony Wednesday, April 25, in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018
KPD collects 273 pounds of prescription drugs during Drug Take Back Day

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department collected 273 pounds in unused or expired prescription medications and other drugs during its 15th annual Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28.


Monday, April 30, 2018
Motor Vehicle Registration deadline extended for isolated Wainiha-Hā‘ena residents

Isolated residents in the Wainiha and Hā‘ena area who missed the Motor Vehicle Registration deadline on April 30 will have until May 31 to renew their registrations.


Monday, April 30, 2018
Registration for Keiki and Junior Lifeguard programs begins May 1

LĪHU'E – Ocean Safety officials announce that online registration for the 2018 Keiki and Junior Lifeguard programs will begin on Tuesday, May 1.


Saturday, April 28, 2018
6:15 P.M. APRIL 28 UPDATE: Mayor Carvalho visits Kōloa, Hanalei communities

Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. and county officials on Friday and Saturday visited residents in Kōloa and Hanalei affected by the recent flood. County officials also toured Kahiliholo Road in Kilauea which suffered major flood-related damage.


Friday, April 27, 2018
7:15 P.M. APRIL 27 UPDATE: One-lane emergency route opens Saturday; road still not safe for public

A one-lane emergency access route to Wainiha and Hā‘ena will open on Saturday, April 28, according to Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT). This one-lane route will be used exclusively for designated emergency responders and coordinated disaster recovery operations.


Friday, April 27, 2018
Notice from the Kaua‘i District Health Office

Health Recommendations Related to the Flood Response


Friday, April 27, 2018
Site blessing held for Koa‘e Makana on Friday

KŌLOA – The Kaua‘i County Housing Agency in partnership with Mark Development held a site blessing for Koa‘e Makana, a new Workforce Housing project to be located in Kōloa, on Friday.


Friday, April 27, 2018
UPDATE: Community meetings set for next week

Community meetings will be held next week for all Kaua‘i residents affected by the recent flooding.


Friday, April 27, 2018
Kauai Board of Water Supply appoints Bryan Wienand as Manager and Chief Engineer

LIHUE – The Kauai Board of Water Supply (KBWS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bryan Wienand as Manager and Chief Engineer for the Department of Water (DOW) effective May 1, 2018.  Mr. Wienand has been with DOW since 2015 and currently serves as Deputy Manager.  He will lead DOW’s 88 employees within its seven divisions and oversee operations of the county’s nine water systems currently servicing over 21,000 service connections, island wide.


Friday, April 27, 2018
Kīlauea Neighborhood Center to process permits starting April 30

The Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that the Kīlauea Neighborhood Center will start processing permits for County of Kaua‘i park facilities starting on Monday, April 30.


Thursday, April 26, 2018
6 P.M. APRIL 26 UPDATE: Bulky items collected today in Wainiha, Hā‘ena

Department of Public Works officials began a limited bulky item pick-up today for the Wainiha-Hā‘ena area. Officials will continue to collect limited bulky items such as furniture, mattresses, and rolled up carpets. Wainiha and Hā‘ena residents are asked to leave out these bulky items along Kūhiō Highway or the county’s right of way. Other items such as appliances and metals will be collected at a later date. A regular schedule for bulky item collection has not yet been set.


Thursday, April 26, 2018
Community meetings set for next week

Community meetings will be held next week for all Kaua‘i residents affected by the recent flooding.


Thursday, April 26, 2018
County announces updates to solid waste collection and services

The Department of Public Works has announced that household trash will be collected on Monday, April 30, for residents in Wainiha and Hā‘ena. Residents are asked to bag and secure their trash, and set it out on Sunday evening. If you do not have a county trash bin, please bag and secure your trash by 7 a.m. on Monday.


Thursday, April 26, 2018
Water services restored to customers located along a portion of Weke Road in Hanalei

HANALEI – The Department of Water (DOW) has restored water services to customers located along the Makai-end of Weke Road near Black Pot Beach in Hanalei as of Wednesday, April 25, 2018.  DOW crews have installed a temporary service connection along Weke Road to restore water services to customers until a permanent replacement of the damaged mainline along Weke Road can be completed.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018
6 P.M. APRIL 25 UPDATE: Kaua‘i’s flash flood event could set new national record

According to the National Weather Service, preliminary data indicates that the rainfall during the flash flood event from April 14 to 15 broke the national record of the most rainfall during a 24-hour period. Kaua‘i’s rain gage located in Waipa recorded 49.69 inches of rain, and if verified, it would break the current record of 43 inches of rain reported at Alvin, Texas, in 1979.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Kekaha man dies from injuries following traffic crash

KEKAHA – A 76-year-old man died from his injuries following a traffic collision in Kekaha Saturday night.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018
6 P.M. APRIL 24 UPDATE: Mayor signs supplementary emergency proclamation

Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho Jr. signed a supplementary emergency proclamation Tuesday as the County of Kaua‘i continues to engage in various emergency response operations islandwide.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018
National Denim Day is April 25

LĪHU‘E – In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Denim Day, the Kaua‘i Committee on the Status of Women (KCSW) along with the Zonta Club of Kaua‘i and Hanalei are encouraging all to wear denim on Wednesday, April 25.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018
6 P.M. APRIL 23 UPDATE: Trash picked up and fuel distributed in Wainiha-Hā‘ena area today

Public Works officials successfully collected bagged trash from Wainiha and Hā‘ena residents on Monday, April 23. A regular schedule for trash collection in this area has not yet been established, and residents are asked to hold their larger items for disposal to be announced at a later date.


Monday, April 23, 2018
County hosts Drug Take Back Day

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department and Life’s Choices Kauai are teaming up to collect unused or expired prescription medication and other drugs on Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at KPD headquarters, 3990 Ka‘ana St. in Līhu‘e.