News Releases and Other Announcements


Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Kaua‘i Police Chief to host inaugural Coffee with a Cop

LĪHU‘E – Chat with the Chief at Kaua‘i Police Department’s inaugural Coffee with a Cop event from 10 a.m. to noon, Jan. 28 on the lāna‘i adjacent to the gift shop at Kaua‘i Coffee Company.


Tuesday, January 21, 2020
KFD promotes 5 firefighters at special ceremony Tuesday

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Fire Department (KFD) held a special ceremony Tuesday morning at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall to promote five firefighters.


Tuesday, January 21, 2020
High Surf Warning for north- and west-facing shores in effect starting Wednesday morning

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for all north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau that will take effect from 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, through 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23.


Monday, January 20, 2020
First responders extinguish fire at Po‘ipū restaurant

PO‘IPŪ – First responders extinguished a fire that broke out early Monday morning at Pietro’s Pizza and Pasta in Po‘ipū.


Sunday, January 19, 2020
Statement by Mayor Kawakami on shooting near Diamond Head on O‘ahu

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami has issued the following statement regarding Sunday’s shooting near Diamond Head on O‘ahu.


Sunday, January 19, 2020
Ocean Safety officials advising no swimming at Salt Pond Beach, Kekaha Beach; Box Jellyfish reported

Ocean Safety officials are advising no swimming or snorkeling at Salt Pond Beach and Kekaha Beach, as Box Jellyfish are washing ashore.


Sunday, January 19, 2020
Green waste not accepted at Kekaha Landfill, Hanalei refuse transfer station

Green waste is not being accepted until further notice at the Kekaha Landfill and the Hanalei refuse transfer station due to mechanical problems.


Saturday, January 18, 2020
Motorists advised of partial lane closure on Kuhio Highway in Kapaa
KAPAA – The Department of Water (DOW) announces a partial lane closure on Kuhio Highway fronting the Coconut Marketplace in Kapaa beginning at 7:30 p.m. tonight to approximately 1 a.m. Sunday morning to allow DOW crews to repair a main line break in the area. Water service will not be affected.

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Green waste not accepted at Hanalei refuse transfer station

HANALEI – Green waste is not being accepted until further notice at the Hanalei refuse transfer station due to mechanical problems.


Friday, January 17, 2020
Grant funding opportunities available for community groups, nonprofit organizations

The Kaua‘i County Housing Agency, Life’s Choices Kaua‘i Program at Hale Kōkua is now accepting grant applications from community groups and nonprofit organizations.


Friday, January 17, 2020
Crime Stoppers Kaua‘i joins P3 Tips App

LĪHU‘E – Residents and visitors can now submit information anonymously through an easy-to-use Crime Stoppers’ app called P3 Tips.


Friday, January 17, 2020
One-day operation results in 10 arrests

LĪHU‘E – Kaua‘i police arrested 10 individuals and served 14 warrants during an operation aimed at locating defendants wanted by the court.


Thursday, January 16, 2020
Household hazardous waste collection set for Jan. 18 and 19

County officials are announcing that residentially-generated household hazardous waste (HHW) will be accepted free of charge on Jan. 18 and 19.


Thursday, January 16, 2020
Haleko Road to close for roadside maintenance on Jan. 25

LĪHU‘E – Haleko Road will be closed for shoulder grading and road maintenance work on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Thursday, January 16, 2020
KFD announces upcoming CERT classes in Hanalei

HANALEI – The Kaua‘i Fire Department has announced its upcoming training courses for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program will be held in Hanalei, starting in February.


Thursday, January 16, 2020
Public meeting for Po‘ipū Road multimodal improvements scheduled for Jan. 23

KŌLOA – A public meeting regarding Po‘ipū Road multimodal improvements is scheduled for Jan. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Kōloa Neighborhood Center.


Thursday, January 16, 2020
Striping roadwork in ‘Ele‘ele from Jan. 21 to Jan. 31

‘Ele‘ele – The Department of Public Works is announcing that GP Maintenance Solutions will continue roadwork in ‘Ele‘ele on weekdays, Jan. 21 to Jan. 31, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Kaua‘i police positively ID all 7 helicopter crash victims

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department’s Crime Scene and Laboratory Unit has positively identified the pilot and six passengers aboard the helicopter that crashed on Dec. 26 in Kōkeʽe.


Tuesday, January 14, 2020
K-PAL announces 2020 registration

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Activities League (K-PAL) is currently accepting registrations for its 2020 programs at www.kauai.gov/kpal.


Monday, January 13, 2020
Firefighters rescue 13 hikers from Hanakāpī‘ai

HANAKĀPĪ'AI – Hanalei firefighters rescued 13 hikers who were stranded in Hanakāpī‘ai Sunday afternoon.


Monday, January 13, 2020
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, along with all refuse transfer stations, the Puhi Metals Recycling Center, and all of the neighborhood centers.


Monday, January 13, 2020
Kapa‘a swimming pool to reopen Tuesday

KAPA‘A – The Kapa‘a swimming pool will reopen Tuesday to modified hours of operation.


Saturday, January 11, 2020
Rice Street Reveal event cancelled due to weather

LĪHU‘E – Due to inclement weather, the Rice Street Reveal event that was scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 12, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled to a later date. An announcement will be made when a new date has been confirmed.


Thursday, January 9, 2020
Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center to assist County thrift store reuse program on Friday

The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center will be on-site tomorrow, Jan. 10,  at the Kaua‘i Resource Center from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to assist thrift stores and residents that want to drop off bulky or regular household items for the County’s thrift stores reuse program.


Thursday, January 9, 2020
Firefighters extinguish structure fires in Hanapēpē

Hanapēpē – Firefighters extinguished two structures on fire Wednesday night in Hanapēpē.


Thursday, January 9, 2020
Electric Vehicle Charging Station rebate incentives program opens

To ring in the New Year, the State of Hawai‘i, under contract with the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission, began the Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) incentives program. The EVCS incentives program will supply rebates for the installation of shared-use EV charging stations and is available to businesses, residences, and institutions.


Thursday, January 9, 2020
High Surf Warning for east-facing shores through Saturday

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for all east-facing shores of Kaua‘i, in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday.


Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Vehicle’s location extended early morning closure of Kaumuali'i Highway

PĀKĀLA – Kaua‘i police opened both lanes of Kaumuali‘i Highway around 8:30 a.m. following a single car crash that occurred around 2:45 a.m. in the vicinity of Pākalā Village near mile marker 21.


Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Department of Finance announces new hours of operation for Drivers Licensing Division

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Finance is announcing new hours of operation for the Drivers Licensing Division, beginning next month.


Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Single car crash causes extended closure of Kaumuali'i Highway

PĀKĀLA – As of around 8:30 a.m., Kaua‘i police opened both lanes of Kaumuali‘i Highway following a single car crash that occurred around 2:45 a.m. in the vicinity of Pākalā Village near mile marker 21. Expect delays due to residual traffic.


Tuesday, January 7, 2020
KPD honors 91st Police Recruit Class graduates

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) held its 91st Police Recruit Graduation ceremony on Jan. 2 at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall.


Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Kaua‘i police asking for help with finding runaway

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating an endangered runaway juvenile.


Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Public invited to Rice Street Reveal event on Jan. 12

LĪHU‘E – The Public is invited to the Rice Street Reveal event along the shared-use path by ‘Eiwa Street in Līhu‘e on Jan. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event celebrates portions of the Līhu‘e Town Core Mobility and Revitalization project that are near completion.


Monday, January 6, 2020
ʻŌpaekaʻa Bridge in Wailua to close for construction from Jan. 16 to Sept. 15

WAILUA – The Department of Public Works is announcing that ʻŌpaekaʻa Bridge, between Puʻupilo Road and Pulana Street, will be closed for construction from Jan. 16 to Sept. 15. The closure period could be extended due to weather delays.


Monday, January 6, 2020
Dispatchers recognized for help with delivery of baby

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) recognized two Employees of the Month in December 2019.


Monday, January 6, 2020
Seal Coating Roadwork in Ulu Ko Subdivision scheduled through Jan. 23, 2020

LĪHU‘E  – The Department of Public Works is announcing that GP Maintenance Solutions will be doing roadwork in Ulu Ko Subdivision on weekdays through Jan. 23, 2020.


Friday, January 3, 2020
Waimea swimming pool to reopen Saturday

WAIMEA – The Waimea swimming pool will reopen Saturday to normal hours of operation.


Friday, January 3, 2020
Registration for boy and girls basketball begins Jan. 8

LĪHUE – County officials are announcing that registration for boys and girls basketball, grades fifth through eighth, begins Jan. 8.


Friday, January 3, 2020
Kaua‘i Committee on the Status of Women presents Human Trafficking Forum on Jan. 9

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Committee on the Status of Women invites the public to a forum on Human Trafficking from 5 to 7 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Līhu‘e Civic Center’s Mo‘ikeha Building in Meeting Room 2A/2B.


Friday, January 3, 2020
Sunshine Markets vendor list application open through March 29

LĪHU‘E – The Office of Economic Development for the County of Kauai announces the opening of the qualified farmer vendor list for the eight Kaua‘i Sunshine Markets.


Friday, January 3, 2020
Christmas trees accepted for recycling

LĪHU‘E – Christmas trees are accepted for recycling daily except on holidays at the green waste drop-off areas of the Hanapēpē, Kapa‘a, and Līhu‘e refuse transfer stations from 7:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., and the Kekaha Landfill from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Thursday, January 2, 2020
Waimea swimming pool closed due to mechanical issues

WAIMEA – Due to mechanical issues, the Waimea swimming pool is closed until further notice.


Thursday, January 2, 2020
Public Hearing on Convention Hall rules set for Jan. 10

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Parks and Recreation is announcing that a public hearing is set for Jan. 10 on proposed amendments to the Rules and Regulations for the County’s Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall (KWMCH).


Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Fatal traffic crash involving motorcyclist and ambulance

HANAPĒPĒ - Shawn Parraga, a 39-year-old Kekaha man, died in a traffic crash early this morning. 


Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Reynold’s Līhu‘e HI5 Bottle Redemption Center to expand days of service

LĪHU‘E – Beginning Jan. 8, 2020, Reynold’s Recycling HI5 Redemption Center in Līhu‘e, located at 3460 Ahukini Road at the Kaua‘i Resource Center, will be temporarily expanding its days of service to include Wednesdays.


Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Kaua‘i police finalize helicopter crash recovery efforts

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department is finalizing its efforts to recover the last remains and personal effects of the pilot and passengers aboard the helicopter that crashed on Dec. 26 in Kōkeʽe.


Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Rescuers respond to distressed swimmers on Kaua‘i’s North Shore on Monday

Ocean Safety officials and firefighters responded to multiple calls of distressed swimmers on Monday at Hanakāpī‘ai Beach and ‘Anini Beach, on the North Shore.


Tuesday, December 31, 2019
NWS implements new Impact-Based Flash Flood Warning Format

The public is advised that starting early January, the National Weather Service (NWS) will no longer issue the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) for base-level Flash Flood Warnings. As such, the Kaua‘i Emergency Management Agency is encouraging all Kaua‘i residents to sign up for Blackboard Connect, the county’s emergency notification service, if you wish to be alerted when Flash Flood Warnings of all levels are issued.


Monday, December 30, 2019
Distressed swimmers rescued from waters off Po‘ipū on Sunday

PO‘IPŪ – Lifeguards rescued six people in distress from waters off Po‘ipū Beach on Sunday afternoon.


Monday, December 30, 2019
Ocean Safety officials advising no swimming or snorkeling on north- and west-facing shores

Ocean Safety officials are advising no swimming or snorkeling at all north- and west-facing shores due to high surf and dangerous ocean conditions.


Sunday, December 29, 2019
High Surf Warning for north- and west-facing shores in effect starting Monday morning

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for all north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau that will take effect from 6 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, through 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1.


Saturday, December 28, 2019
Kaua‘i police confirm no helicopter crash survivors

KŌKE‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department, Kaua‘i Fire Department and the Department of Land and Natural Resources continued recovery efforts Saturday of the helicopter crash that occurred in Kōke‘e.


Saturday, December 28, 2019
Pilot and two passengers on helicopter identified

KŌKE‘E – The pilot and two passengers on board the helicopter that crashed have been preliminarily identified, according to the flight manifest.


Friday, December 27, 2019
Reynold’s Kapahi HI5 Bottle Redemption Center to temporarily close

Kapahi, HI – After operating for 14 years, Reynold’s Recycling will be closing their Kapahi HI5 Redemption Center on Kawaihau Road on Saturday, Dec. 28, at 5 p.m.


Friday, December 27, 2019
Remains of six recovered from helicopter wreckage

KŌKE‘E – The remains of six individuals were recovered Friday afternoon at the site of the helicopter wreckage in Kōke‘e near Nu‘alolo.


Friday, December 27, 2019
Helicopter wreckage found in Kōke‘e

KŌKE‘E – The crash site of the helicopter missing since Thursday afternoon has been confirmed in Kōke‘e near Nu‘alolo. Seven individuals were on the flight, including one pilot and six passengers.


Friday, December 27, 2019
Multi-agency search continues for missing helicopter

NĀ PALI – Multiple agencies are continuing to search Friday for a commercial helicopter that was reported missing Thursday evening.


Friday, December 27, 2019
Water conservation request lifted for customers in Kīlauea
(KILAUEA) - The Department of Water (DOW) has lifted the water conservation request for customers in Kīlauea as of 7:45 a.m., today.

Thursday, December 26, 2019
No injuries reported following multiple rescues during Flash Flood Warning on Wednesday

No injuries were reported after firefighters responded to multiple rescue calls on Christmas day during the Flash Flood Warning on Kaua‘i.


Thursday, December 26, 2019
K-PAL receives donation at new Kukui Grove Center facility

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Activities League (K-PAL) received a check for $2,000 last week from Enterprise Holdings Foundation at its new Līhu‘e location at Kukui Grove Center.


Thursday, December 26, 2019
Water conservation request lifted for Hanalei customers and remains in effect for Kilauea customers
HANALEI – The Department of Water has lifted the water conservation request for customers in Hanalei as of 7:15 a.m., today.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019
1 P.M., UPDATE: Flash Flood Warning cancelled on Kaua‘i; Kūhiō Highway near Hanalei Bridge remains closed

The Flash Flood Warning for Kaua‘i has been cancelled, according to the National Weather Service. However, Kūhiō Highway in the vicinity of the Hanalei Bridge remains closed until further notice due to flooding.


Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Water conservation request lifted for Hanapepe & Eleele customers. Conservation request remains in effect for Kilauea & Hanalei customers.
HANAPEPE – The water conservation request for customers in Hanapepe and Eleele has been lifted, as of 1:20 p.m.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Ocean Safety officials advising no swimming or snorkeling on north-facing shores

Ocean Safety officials are advising no swimming or snorkeling at north-facing beaches due to high surf and dangerous ocean conditions.


Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Water conservation request issued for Hanalei, Kilauea, Eleele and Hanapepe customers
HANALEI – The Department of Water (DOW) has issued an immediate water conservation request for customers in Hanalei, Kilauea, Eleele and Hanapepe until further notice.

Monday, December 23, 2019
Male visitor dies during surf lesson in Po‘ipū

PO‘IPŪ – A 60-year-old male visitor from Virginia died while taking a surf lesson at Po‘ipū Beach at approximately 2:30 p.m. today.


Monday, December 23, 2019
Male visitor dies of apparent drowning in waters off Hanakāpī‘ai Beach

HĀ‘ENA – A 27-year-old male visitor from China died of an apparent drowning Sunday afternoon after swimming in waters off Hanakāpī‘ai Beach in Hā‘ena.


Monday, December 23, 2019
Lane closures scheduled for portions of roads in Kekaha from Dec. 27 to Jan. 15

KEKAHA – The Department of Public Works is announcing that portions of roads in Kekaha will be closed from Dec. 27 to Jan. 15 on weekdays to allow for road reconstruction work from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting.


Monday, December 23, 2019
Mayor signs twelfth supplementary emergency proclamation

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami has signed a twelfth supplementary emergency proclamation on Monday, December 23, for the County of Kaua‘i, extending the emergency relief period for damages sustained during the April 2018 flood.


Sunday, December 22, 2019
Swimmer rescued in Hanalei Sunday

HANALEI – Ocean Safety Bureau personnel rescued a swimmer in distress off waters at Waioli Beach Park, also known as Hanalei Pine Trees, on Sunday afternoon.


Friday, December 20, 2019
Update: National Weather Service issues High Wind Warning

The High Wind Warning for Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau is now in effect as of 3:28 p.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.


Friday, December 20, 2019
Residents reminded of fireworks laws, required permits for New Year’s Eve

LĪHU‘E – Kaua‘i Fire officials are reminding the public that a permit must be obtained from the fire department by Tuesday, Dec. 31, to purchase and ignite firecrackers on New Year’s Eve.


Friday, December 20, 2019
National Weather Service issues High Wind Warning starting at 6 p.m. tonight

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau effective 6 p.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Saturday.


Friday, December 20, 2019
Two Division of Purchasing employees designated Certified Professional Public Buyers

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Finance is announcing that two employees in the Division of Purchasing have been designated as Certified Professional Public Buyers (CPPB) from the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) Board of Directors.


Thursday, December 19, 2019
County offers free bus rides from Dec. 21 to 25

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami is announcing free bus rides from Dec. 21 to 25 to encourage all residents and visitors to explore retailers and businesses islandwide, in an effort to relieve economic hardships of businesses affected by the April 2018 flood disaster.


Thursday, December 19, 2019
County thrift store reuse open house scheduled for Jan. 7

The County Thrift Store Reuse Program is having an open house on Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 8 a.m. to noon. Thrift store organizations and the public are invited to walk through the Kaua‘i Resource Center (KRC) and see the staging area for reusable items and learn more about why it’s important to make sure reusable items are kept out of our landfill and distributed to people that need them.


Tuesday, December 17, 2019
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, County of Kaua‘i offices along with all refuse transfer stations, the Kekaha Landfill, and Puhi Metals Recycling Center will be closed on Dec. 25, 2019, and Jan.1, 2020.


Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Kaua‘i police keep blue cruise lights on 24/7

LĪHU‘E – Under a new provision declared by Kaua‘i Police Chief Todd G. Raybuck, officers and sergeants on patrol, unless otherwise specified and under special authorized circumstances, are now required to keep their vehicle’s stationary blue cruise lights on at all times.


Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Water service shutdown reminder for Kōloa area on Dec. 17-18

KOLOA – The Department of Water (DOW) reminds Kōloa customers of the water service shutdown scheduled for Tuesday, December 17th from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Wednesday, December 18th; weather permitting.  Water service will be unavailable for customers located in the following service areas: Waila’au Road, Emi Road, a portion of Ala Kinoiki Road; from Maluhia Road to Waila’au Road, Waihohonou Road, Aloha Place, Wailani Road, Ohuoho Road, Ho’olei Street, Olona Street,  Tapa Street, Mamaki Street, Ohuohu Street, Maki Street, Pala’a Place, Waikomo Road, Waoke Street, Waoke Place, A’alu Place, Puni Road, Kapau Road, Malino Road, including a portion of Weliweli Road; from Kōloa Road to Waikomo Road, a portion of Kōloa Road; from Waikomo Road to Po'ipū Road, a portion of Po'ipū Road; from Kōloa Road to Pa’anau Road and a portion of Maluhia Road; from Waila’au Road to Kōloa Road. 


Monday, December 16, 2019
High Surf Warning for north- and west-facing shores in effect through Tuesday evening

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for all north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau through 6 p.m. Tuesday.


Monday, December 16, 2019
Kīlauea home destroyed by fire, family displaced

KĪLAUEA – A family of three has been displaced from their home on A‘alona Street in Kīlauea following a fire that broke out Sunday morning.


Friday, December 13, 2019
Road closures for Waimea Christmas Light Parade

WAIMEA – The annual Waimea Christmas Light Parade is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 21 at 6:15 p.m.


Thursday, December 12, 2019
Lane closure scheduled for portion of Ho‘olako Street from Dec. 16 to Jan. 31

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Public Works and Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. are announcing that construction will continue on Ho‘olako Street, closing a portion of Ho‘olako Street between Halau Street and the Vidiniha Stadium soccer field. Work will be from Dec. 16 through Jan. 31, weather permitting.


Thursday, December 12, 2019
Ocean Safety officials advising no swimming or snorkeling on north-facing shores

Ocean Safety officials are advising no swimming or snorkeling at north-facing beaches due to high surf and dangerous ocean conditions.


Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Illegal campers removed from Salt Pond Beach Park on Wednesday after multiple warnings

HANAPĒPĒ – Kaua‘i police arrested three individuals on Wednesday who refused to comply with county park camping rules at Salt Pond Beach Park.


Tuesday, December 10, 2019
High Surf Warning for north- and west-facing shores in effect starting Wednesday afternoon

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for all north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau that will take effect from noon Wednesday, Dec. 11, through 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12.


Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Ocean Safety officials host successful conference on Kaua‘i

LĪHU‘E – Ocean Safety officials and experts from various regions of the nation gathered on Kaua‘i from Dec. 4 to 7, to attend the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) Board of Directors Meeting and Conference at the Kaua‘i Marriott Resort.


Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Water service shutdown scheduled for Kōloa on Dec.17-18

KOLOA – The Department of Water (DOW) announces a water service shutdown in Kōloa, scheduled for Tuesday, December 17th from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Wednesday, December 18th; weather permitting.  During the scheduled shutdown, water service will be unavailable for customers located in the following service areas: Waila’au Road, Emi Road, a portion of Ala Kinoiki Road; from Maluhia Road to Waila’au Road, Waihohonou Road, Aloha Place, Wailani Road, Ohuoho Road, Ho’olei Street, Olona Street,  Tapa Street, Mamaki Street, Ohuohu Street, Maki Street, Pala’a Place, Waikomo Road, Waoke Street, Waoke Place, A’alu Place, Puni Road, Kapau Road, Malino Road, including a portion of Weliweli Road; from Kōloa Road to Waikomo Road, a portion of Kōloa Road; from Waikomo Road to Po'ipū Road, a portion of Po'ipū Road; from Kōloa Road to Pa’anau Road and a portion of Maluhia Road; from Waila’au Road to Kōloa Road. 


Monday, December 9, 2019
Tree trimming work in Kapa‘a scheduled for Dec. 12

KAPA‘A – The Department of Parks and Recreation will be conducting tree trimming work in the vicinity of mile-marker 6 near Kūhiō Highway in Kapa‘a on Dec. 12.


Monday, December 9, 2019
Kaua‘i Fire Department holds blessing ceremony for new Engine 3

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Fire Department held a blessing ceremony on Monday fronting the Historic County Building in Līhu‘e for its new Engine 3 fire apparatus.


Monday, December 9, 2019
Woman ordered to forfeit items, pay fine for wildlife trafficking

LĪHU‘E – Prosecuting Attorney Justin F. Kollar announced that Vivian Satow, age 73, of Anahola, was ordered on Tuesday, Dec. 3, to pay $250 in fines and forfeit illegal whale items she attempted to sell at a local farmer’s market.


Friday, December 6, 2019
The Kaua‘i Bus announces modified schedule for Christmas Eve and New Year’s eve

LĪHU‘E – The public is advised of modifications to the Kaua‘i Bus schedule that will be in effect on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, and New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31.


Friday, December 6, 2019
Tehinnah Aiona wins Crime Stoppers Kaua‘i contest

KAPA‘A – Crime Stoppers Kaua‘i recently awarded Tehinnah Aiona, a Kapa‘a High School senior, with a $100 check for a poster she created to help crack down on crime.


Friday, December 6, 2019
Lane closure scheduled for portion of Hanapēpē Road

Hanapēpē – The Department of Public works is announcing a lane closure for a portion of Hanapēpē Road, from Moi Road to Hanapēpē Bridge, from Dec. 16 to Dec. 20, weather permitting.


Friday, December 6, 2019
Reminder: New fare structure to go into effect January 2020

LĪHU‘E – As part of the recommendations provided by Kaua‘i’s recently completed Short Range Transit Plan (STRP), The Kaua‘i Bus is announcing that a new fare structure will be going into effect Jan. 1, 2020.


Thursday, December 5, 2019
Grand opening held for Adolescent Treatment and Healing Center

HANAMĀ‘ULU – Over 100 people attended the grand opening of the Adolescent Treatment and Healing Center (ATHC) on Thursday. Hope Treatment Services will manage operations for the center.


Thursday, December 5, 2019
Officers commended for tactics used to disarm male subject

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) recognized two Officers of the Month during November’s Police Commission meeting held on Nov. 22 at the Mo‘ikeha Building.


Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Statement by Mayor Kawakami on Pearl Harbor shooting

Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami has issued the following statement regarding Wednesday’s shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.


Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Lane closure scheduled for portion of Ala Kalanikaumaka on Dec. 12

PO‘IPŪ – The Department of Public Works is announcing that one lane of Ala Kalanikaumaka in the vicinity of Lopaka Paipa Boulevard will be periodically closed on Dec. 12 to allow Cushnie Construction Company, Inc. for paving work from 8 to 11 a.m., weather permitting.


Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Kaua‘i police ‘Double-Down’ on ‘No-Shave November’

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) got hairy for a good cause in November and plan to do so again this month for “Double-Down December.”


Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Water conservation request lifted for Wainiha and Hā'ena customers
WAINIHA – The Department of Water has lifted the water conservation request for customers located in Wainiha and Hā'ena, as of 12:15 p.m., today. Power has been restored to the Wainiha well site and customers may now resume normal water usage and consumption

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Water services restored to customers in Hanalei

HANALEI – Water services have been restored to Department of Water (DOW) customers located on Kūhiō Highway; between Malolo Street and the Hanalei River in Hanalei as of approximately 11 a.m. this morning.  The required work to tie-in a new water line onto the existing system has been completed and customers may now resume normal water use.


Tuesday, December 3, 2019
West Kaua‘i Community Vulnerability Assessment

The University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program (Hawai‘i Sea Grant), UH Mānoa Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP), and the County of Kaua‘i Planning Department (Kaua‘i County) invite all community members to a gathering and potluck celebration to honor the completion of the West Kauaʻi Community Vulnerability Assessment (CVA).


Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Water conservation request issued for Wainiha and Hā'ena customers

WAINIHA - The Department of Water (DOW) has issued an immediate water conservation request for the Wainiha and Hā'ena customers until further notice due to an electrical power outage at the Wainiha well site.  Residents and businesses are asked to limit water use to essential needs only; such as drinking, cooking and sanitation purposes, in order to avoid a full water service outage.


Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Kaua‘i Made Holly Jolly Holiday Fair set for Dec. 14

LĪHU‘E – The public is invited to attend the Kaua‘i Made Holly Jolly Holiday Fair on Dec. 14 at the front parking lot of the former Kmart store, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Traffic advisory for Lights on Rice Parade Christmas Craft Fair

LĪHU‘E – The annual Lights on Rice Parade is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6 starting at 6:30 p.m.


Monday, December 2, 2019
Waiohai Beach closed to swimming due to shark sighting

PO‘IPŪ – Ocean Safety officials have closed Waiohai Beach in Po‘ipū to swimming until further notice due to a shark sighting.


Monday, December 2, 2019
Water service shutdown reminder for Hanalei area on Dec. 3

HANALEI – The Department of Water (DOW) reminds Hanalei customers of the water service shutdown scheduled for approximately 15 customers located on a portion of Kūhiō Highway; between Malolo Street and the Hanalei River in Hanalei.  Water services will be turned off on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting. 


Friday, November 29, 2019
Kukui Grove bus stop to temporarily relocate during Christmas parade

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Bus is announcing that the Kukui Grove bus stop will temporarily relocate near its original location to accommodate the Kukui Grove Christmas Parade.


Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Maintenance work to be performed on self-service motor vehicle registration kiosks on Dec. 1 and Dec. 2

LĪHU‘E – The self-service motor vehicle registration kiosks located in both the Līhu‘e and Kapa‘a Safeways will be down for maintenance work on Dec. 1 and Dec. 2. 


Wednesday, November 27, 2019
KPD warns public to remain vigilant of scams

LĪHU‘E – Due to recent scam alerts, the Kaua‘i Police Department is reminding residents and businesses to be aware of potential scams, especially during the upcoming holiday season.


Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Water service shutdown scheduled for Hanalei area on Dec. 3

HANALEI – The Department of Water (DOW) announces a water service shutdown scheduled for approximately 15 customers located on a portion of Kūhiō Highway; between Malolo Street and the Hanalei River in Hanalei.  Water services will be turned off on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting.  Door to door notices are being delivered to customers scheduled to be affected during the service shutdown.


Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Roadwork to commence in Ulu Ko Subdivision from Dec. 2 through Dec. 13, 2019

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Public Works is announcing that GP Maintenance Solutions will be conducting roadwork in the Ulu Ko Subdivision on weekdays, from Dec. 2 through Dec. 13, 2019. The work will pause for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, then will resume from Jan. 7 through Jan. 11, 2020.


Monday, November 25, 2019
Self-service motor vehicle registration kiosks unavailable until further notice

LĪHU‘E – The self-service motor vehicle registration kiosks in Līhu‘e and Kapa‘a are unavailable until further notice due to technical issues with a computer mainframe.