News Releases and Other Announcements

Thursday, November 15, 2018
KPD participates in ‘No-Shave November’

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) is getting hairy for a cause. During the month of November, KPD employees are encouraged to participate in “No-Shave/Let Your Hair Down November” to raise funds for the American Cancer Society of Hawai‘i – Kaua‘i Branch.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Public invited to participate in Fitness Week Rice, Rice Street Block Party

LĪHU'E – In order to promote healthy lifestyles, the County of Kaua‘i is teaming up with Get Fit Kaua‘i for Fitness Week on Rice through Nov. 16, culminating with the Rice Street Block Party on Nov. 17.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018
County of Kaua‘i to celebrate America Recycles Day, Nov. 15

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i Solid Waste Division will celebrate America Recycles Day on Nov. 15 and encourages the public to participate at their homes, schools, and workplaces to do their part to reduce, reuse, and recycle.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018
RSVP Advisory Council members gather gifts for veterans

LĪHU‘E – Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Advisory (RSVP) Council members gathered gift bags that were delivered to homebound veterans in appreciation for their sacrifice and service in time for Veterans Day. 


Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Skydive plane, jumpers safe after emergency landing

HANAPĒPĒ - Officials responded to an emergency landing of a plane owned by Skydive Kaua‘i on Monday morning, in which four parachute jumpers deployed and landed safely without injuries.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Haleko Road to close for construction work Nov. 15 and Nov. 16

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Public Works is announcing a road closure of Haleko Road on Thursday, Nov. 15, and Friday, Nov. 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to allow Maui Kupuno Builders to perform road construction work, weather permitting.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018
KPD hosts free car seat check on Thursday

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department’s Traffic Safety Section will be hosting a free car seat safety inspection on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School in Līhu‘e.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Loose mixed waste not accepted at Hanalei refuse transfer station until further notice

HANALEI – The public is advised that the Hanalei refuse transfer station will not accept loose mixed waste due to mechanical issues until further notice.


Sunday, November 11, 2018
Portion of Ke Ala Hele Makālae to close for maintenance from Nov. 13 to 16

Kapa‘a – The public is advised that a portion of Ke Ala Hele Makālae will be closed for maintenance from Nov. 13 to 16, weather permitting.


Friday, November 9, 2018
Kaua‘i delegation to visit Portugal Sister City

LĪHU‘E – County officials with the Mayor’s Office, Office of Economic Development, as well as representatives from Kaua‘i Community College and Hawaiian cultural practitioners will visit Kauai’s sister city in Portugal for the first time to exchange information on agricultural and tourism practices, energy and sustainability techniques, and strengthen higher education relationships between Kaua‘i and Portugal.


Friday, November 9, 2018
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of Veterans Day, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12, along with the Puhi Metals Recycling Center.


Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Blessing held for the Hanapēpē-‘Ele’ele Booster Pump Station Project

HANAPĒPĒ – The Department of Water (DOW) held a blessing ceremony on Friday, October 19th, 2018, to begin work on the Hanapēpē-‘Ele’ele Booster Pump Station Project. 


Monday, November 5, 2018
Firefighters extinguish structure fire in Kalāheo, brush fire in Kapa‘a

KALAHEO - Firefighters responded to a structure fire that broke out early Monday morning on Kaumuali‘i Highway in Kalāheo, and a small brush fire on Sunday evening in Kapa‘a.


Monday, November 5, 2018
Search suspended for missing Līhu‘e fisherman

WAILUA – The search for a Līhu‘e fisherman reported missing Saturday was suspended Monday afternoon following a three-day, multi-agency effort.


Monday, November 5, 2018
Repaving of Leho Drive near Kūhiō Highway to be completed this week

WAILUA – Officials anticipate the repaving of Leho Drive near Kūhiō Highway, in Wailua, will be completed by this week.


Monday, November 5, 2018
Mayor signs fifth supplementary emergency proclamation, extends emergency rule and order

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho Jr. has signed a fifth supplementary emergency proclamation on Monday, Nov. 5, for the County of Kaua‘i, extending the emergency relief period for damages sustained during the April flood.


Sunday, November 4, 2018
Multi-agency search continues for missing man

WAILUA – Police, firefighters, lifeguards, and personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard are searching for a missing Līhu‘e man and is asking for the public’s assistance in locating him.


Saturday, November 3, 2018
Rescuers search for missing diver

WAILUA – Rescue specialists will resume search efforts on Sunday for a 55-year-old Līhu‘e man who was reported missing Saturday in waters off of the beach area known as Marine Camp, near the Wailua Golf Course.


Friday, November 2, 2018
Sewage spill results in Thursday traffic crash

WAILUA – A sewage spill on Kūhiō Highway on Thursday night resulted in a single-vehicle traffic crash in the vicinity of Leho Drive near the Hilton Garden Inn in Wailua.


Friday, November 2, 2018
Focused workshops announced for West Kaua‘i

LĪHU'E –  As part of the West Kaua‘i Community Plan process, a series of 10 workshops, focused on five topics, are scheduled for the Hanapēpē-‘Ele‘ele area, Waimea, and Kekaha. The first set of workshops are scheduled for Nov. 13 and Nov. 14. The focus will be on Shared Spaces which include parks, trails, and other gathering places. 


Friday, November 2, 2018
Portion of northbound lane of Kūhiō Highway in vicinity of Leho Drive closed until further notice

WAILUA – The public is advised that a portion of the outer northbound lane of Kūhiō Highway – at the north-junction of Leho Drive near the Hilton Garden Inn – will be closed until further notice as crews work to repair a damaged sewer line.


Friday, November 2, 2018
Wastewater spill on Kūhiō Highway at the northern Leho Drive intersection

WAILUA – The public is advised of a wastewater spill that occurred around 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, on Kūhiō Highway, near the northern Leho Drive intersection.


Thursday, November 1, 2018
Traffic crash results in highway closure, arrest

ANAHOLA – A three-car crash that occurred Wednesday night resulted in the temporary closure of Kūhiō Highway, between Anahola and Keālia, and the arrest of an Anahola woman.


Thursday, November 1, 2018
Free workshop series designed to help manage diabetes

KALĀHEO – Many participants have benefitted from the Diabetes Self-Management Program offered by the Agency on Elderly Affairs (AEA).


Thursday, November 1, 2018
Lydgate Park parking lot to close for construction work through Nov. 7

The public is advised that the parking lot of Lydgate Park will be closed from Nov. 1-2, Nov. 5, and Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Originally scheduled to begin work earlier this week, construction was delayed due to heavy rains and inclement weather.  


Thursday, November 1, 2018
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of General Election Day, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 6, along with all refuse transfer stations as well as the Kapa‘a and Waimea swimming pools.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Officers of the Month recognized at Police Commission Meeting

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) recognized three Officers of the Month during October’s Police Commission meeting held on Oct. 26, at the Mo‘ikeha Building.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Kapa‘a swimming pool on modified hours through February 2019

The Kapa‘a swimming pool is on modified hours through February 2019 due to the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation swim season.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Blessing held for phase four of islandwide bus shelter project

KAPA‘A – A blessing was held on Tuesday at the Kapa‘a bus stop near the Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex to mark construction of the fourth phase of the islandwide bus stop passenger shelter project.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Road closures for Veterans Day parade on Saturday

KAPA‘A – The annual Veterans Day parade will be held in Kapa‘a Town on Saturday, Nov. 3, starting at 9:30 a.m. from Makaha Road to Kapa‘a Beach Park. 


Tuesday, October 30, 2018
7:20 a.m., October 30, Update: Flash Flood Warning canceled for Kaua‘i

The National Weather Service has canceled the Flash Flood Warning for Kaua‘i, and the Flash Flood Watch for the island remains in effect through this evening.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018
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 island. The warning may be extended, dropped or modified as conditions develop.


Monday, October 29, 2018
LATE VOTER REGISTRATION AND EARLY VOTING SERVICES ENDING ON NOVEMBER 3, 2018

Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i – Late voter registration and early voting services for the General Election, which are currently being offered in the basement of the Historic County Annex Building (Annex) will end at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2018.


Monday, October 29, 2018
Water service shutdown scheduled for Lawai area on Nov 1

 

LAWAI - The Department of Water (DOW) announces a water service shutdown scheduled for customers located on a portion of Akemama Road; from Kaumualii Highway to the north end of Akemama Road, including Lawaiuka Road, Paliuli Lane, Ili Road, Umauma Road and a portion of Kua Road; from Ili Road to the north end of Kua Road in Lawai, on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting. 


Monday, October 29, 2018
Kaua‘i Landlord Summit set for November 9

LIHU‘E – The Kaua‘i County Housing Agency in partnership with the Kaua‘i Board of Realtors and the Kaua‘i Community Alliance will co-host a landlord summit on Friday, Nov. 9.


Friday, October 26, 2018
First phase of construction for Līhu‘e Town Core Mobility and Revitalization project to begin

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Public Works and Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. are announcing that the first phase of construction for the Līhu‘e Town Core Mobility and Revitalization project is set to begin the first week of November, on weekdays, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Friday, October 26, 2018
Police locate body of missing man in Kōke‘e

KŌKE‘E – Police have located a body of a male subject in a vehicle on the cliff side in Kōke‘e on Friday afternoon.


Friday, October 26, 2018
DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR AN ABSENTEE MAIL BALLOT FOR THE 2018 GENERAL ELECTION IS OCTOBER 30, 2018

Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i – The deadline to apply for an absentee mail ballot is 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.   Absentee mail ballot applications must be physically in the Elections Division office by the deadline to be processed.  Applications postmarked by the deadline cannot be accepted.


Thursday, October 25, 2018
Lydgate Park parking lot to close for construction work from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1

The public is advised that the parking lot of Lydgate Park will be closed from Monday, Oct. 29, to Thursday, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Thursday, October 25, 2018
Adolescent Treatment and Healing Center foundation to be completed next week

HANAMĀ‘ULU – The foundation for the Adolescent Treatment and Healing Center is set to be completed next week, with vertical construction of the project also in progress.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Waha Road Bridge to be closed for construction work on Oct. 25

KALĀHEO – The public is advised that Waha Road Bridge will be closed for construction work on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Mobile eWaste Recycling available at Hanapēpē, Kīlauea this weekend

The County Recycling Office is reminding the public of a free monthly Mobile eWaste Recycling service for residents and businesses that is taking place this weekend from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hanapēpē base yard next to the Hanapēpē refuse transfer station and the Anaina Hou Community Park in Kīlauea behind the mini golf course.


Monday, October 22, 2018
Prosecuting Attorney and Planning Director condemn VRBO and Homeaway for soliciting illegal rentals

LĪHU‘E – Prosecuting Attorney Justin F. Kollar and Planning Director Michael Dahilig are strongly condemning VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner) and Homeaway for soliciting prospective vacation rental homes from landowners across Kaua‘i County who do not have legal permission to do so.


Monday, October 22, 2018
County hosts Drug Take Back Day

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, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at KPD headquarters, located at 3990 Ka‘ana Street, in Līhu‘e.  


Saturday, October 20, 2018
Fatal traffic crash closes Kawaihau Road Friday night

KAPA‘A – Kawaihau Road, near the Makaleha intersection in Kapa‘a, was closed for several hours Friday night, following a traffic crash that resulted in the deaths of two residents.


Friday, October 19, 2018
“Mauka to Makai Bully Free Kaua‘i – Kupuna to Keiki” symposium set for Oct. 24

LĪHU‘E – The Agency on Elderly Affairs (AEA) will be hosting “Mauka to Makai Bully Free Kaua‘i – Kupuna to Keiki,” a symposium that promotes kindness and encourages ending bullying, at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.


Friday, October 19, 2018
Waimea pool to be closed for renovations starting Nov. 1

WAIMEA – The public is advised that the Waimea pool will be closed for renovations starting Thursday, Nov. 1.


Thursday, October 18, 2018
Kōloa man ordered to pay more than $40K in fines for shooting at nene

LĪHU‘E – Prosecuting Attorney Justin F. Kollar announced that Steven Cookson, 72, part-time resident of Kōloa, was convicted of five misdemeanor state charges of Taking an Endangered or Threatened Species and ordered to pay more than $40,000 in fines as a result.


Thursday, October 18, 2018
KPD is asking for help with finding wanted fugitive

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted fugitive and alleged sex offender, Tristian Taeza, age 21, of Kapa‘a.


Thursday, October 18, 2018
LATE VOTER REGISTRATION AND EARLY VOTING SERVICES TO BEGIN ON OCTOBER 23, 2018

Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i – The Elections Division of the Office of the County Clerk will begin offering late voter registration and early voting services in the basement of the Historic County Annex (HCA) starting on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.  Services will be offered Monday thru Saturday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from October 23, 2018 to November 3, 2018.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Registration now open for third annual Men’s Conference

WAILUA – The Kaua‘i Fatherhood Council and the County of Kaua‘i invite men to attend the third annual Men’s Conference on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Smith’s Tropical Paradise in Wailua. To register for the free event, please visit www.eventbrite.com and search for “Kaua‘i Men’s Conference.”


Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Police continue search for Richard Leibman

LĪHU‘E – Richard Leibman remains a wanted fugitive and police are continuing to ask for the public’s help in locating him.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018
New days of operations for solid waste staging area at Kepuhi Point to begin Oct. 31

County officials announced that the new days of operation for the solid waste staging area located at Kepuhi Point will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 31.


Monday, October 15, 2018
Community meeting on drug addiction set for Oct. 16

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, Oct. 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.


Monday, October 15, 2018
2018 GENERAL ELECTION ABSENTEE BALLOT MAILING

Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i – The Elections Division of the Office of the County Clerk mailed ballots to approximately 14,000 absentee mail voters over the weekend.  Absentee mail voters should begin receiving their ballots beginning on Monday, October 15, 2018.


Thursday, October 11, 2018
Kapa‘a swimming pool to be closed on Oct. 28

Due to a staffing shortage, the Kapa‘a swimming pool will be closed Sunday, Oct. 28.


Thursday, October 11, 2018
Po‘ipū Beach Park designated as tobacco-free on Thursday

On Thursday, Oct. 11, Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho Jr. and community partners announced that Po‘ipū Beach Park is now a designated, tobacco-free facility.


Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Mayor Carvalho accepts Final EIS for new municipal solid waste landfill

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. on Wednesday accepted the County of Kaua‘i Department of Public Works Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the new municipal solid waste landfill to be located on Ma‘alo Road, in Līhu‘e.


Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Jesse Korn sentenced to 35 years in prison for sex assault

LĪHU‘E – Prosecuting Attorney Justin F. Kollar announced that Jesse Korn, 27, formerly of Kōloa, was sentenced to serve consecutive 20-, 10- and five-year prison sentences in two separate cases for a total period of 35 years. He had previously pleaded no contest to Sexual Assault in the First Degree, Kidnapping, Sexual Assault in the Second Degree, and Sexual Assault in the Third Degree.


Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Pu‘uopae Bridge to be temporarily closed for construction from Oct. 15 to 19

The public is advised that Pu‘uopae Bridge in Wailua Homesteads will be temporarily closed starting Oct. 15 through Oct. 19 in preparation for construction of the new Pu‘uopae Bridge. A full closure of the bridge will begin Oct. 22 and is estimated to last through June, 2019.


Tuesday, October 9, 2018
KPD continues to investigate Kalāheo hit-and-run, and is seeking the public’s help

KALĀHEO – Kaua‘i police are continuing to investigate the death of 24-year-old Florentino Maipi, of ‘Ele‘ele, who was killed while walking on Halewili Road in Kalāheo last week. Investigators are asking the public for assistance.


Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Dozens attend friendship city signing ceremony for the County of Kaua‘i and the City of Candon

LĪHU‘E – Several dozen attended a friendship city signing ceremony for the County of Kaua‘i and the City of Candon at the Mo‘ikeha Courtyard in Līhu‘e on Tuesday.


Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Back parking lot of Wailua Homesteads Park to be closed from Oct. 12 to Oct. 22

WAILUA – The public is advised that the back parking lot of Wailua Homesteads Park will be closed from Friday, Oct. 12, to Monday, Oct. 22, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Monday, October 8, 2018
Open house, presentation on Līhu‘e Town Core Mobility and Revitalization project set for Oct. 18

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Public Works and Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. will hold an open house and presentation on the Līhu‘e Town Core Revitalization project on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Wilcox Elementary School Cafeteria.


Monday, October 8, 2018
Tree Tunnel to close for maintenance work on Oct. 21

KŌLOA – Maluhia Road, from the Tree Tunnel to the Ala Kino’iki Road junction, will be closed on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., to allow the Department of Public Works to do tree trimming and remove dead branches.


Monday, October 8, 2018
Planning Department recognized for community planning excellence with awards

The County of Kaua‘i Planning Department was recognized last week for professional excellence in planning by two professional societies regarding its work with the Kauai General Plan Update (2018) and the South Kauai Community Plan (2015).


Monday, October 8, 2018
Kaua‘i Bus announces route, schedule changes beginning Oct. 21

LĪHU‘E – In an effort to improve overall service to the public, the Kaua‘i Bus has announced numerous changes starting Oct. 21 to its island-wide mainline and shuttle routes.


Friday, October 5, 2018
KFD promotes Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Fire Department is promoting National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7 to 13, to help educate the community about fire safety and preparedness.


Friday, October 5, 2018
Kaua‘i Job Fair 2018 set for Oct. 10

LĪHU‘E – On Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, from 9 a.m. to noon, the County of Kaua‘i and the Kaua‘i Workforce Development Board in collaboration with the American Job Center – Hawai‘i, State Employment Office will sponsor the biggest job fair on island at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall in Līhu‘e.


Thursday, October 4, 2018
Suspect arrested for Kalāheo hit-and-run

LĪHU‘E – A Kalāheo man was arrested Thursday in connection with the apparent hit-and-run crash that occurred on Sunday, in Kalāheo.


Wednesday, October 3, 2018
KPD is asking for help with finding wanted man

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating Richard Leibman.


Wednesday, October 3, 2018
2018 General Election Voter Registration Deadline

Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i – The Elections Division of the Office of the County Clerk is reminding the public that the last day to register to vote for the 2018 General Election is Tuesday, October 9, 2018.


Wednesday, October 3, 2018
County auction scheduled to begin October 15

LĪHU‘E – County officials today announced that its annual vehicle and equipment auction will begin on Monday, Oct. 15.


Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Kapa‘a refuse transfer station resumes loose mixed waste collection

KAPA‘A – The Kapa‘a refuse transfer station has resumed loose mixed waste collection as of Tuesday, Oct. 2. Electrical repairs were completed ahead of schedule.


Monday, October 1, 2018
KPD narrows down truck description involved in Sunday’s hit-and-run

KALĀHEO – Police have narrowed down a description of the alleged vehicle involved in the hit-and-run crash that occurred Sunday night on Halewili Road, in Kalāheo, which resulted in the death of a male pedestrian.


Monday, October 1, 2018
Hit-and-run results in pedestrian fatality

KALĀHEO – Police are searching for the driver involved in a traffic crash that occurred late Sunday night in Kalāheo, which resulted in a pedestrian fatality.


Friday, September 28, 2018
Explanation for proposed charter amendments available online

LĪHU‘E – Kaua‘i voters will have the opportunity to decide on six proposed charter amendments in the coming general election.


Thursday, September 27, 2018
Committee on the Status of Women to ‘Paint the Town Pink’

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Committee on the Status of Women (KCSW) will be getting pink on purpose for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 


Thursday, September 27, 2018
20-year prison sentence for 2016 shooting

LĪHU‘E – Prosecuting Attorney Justin F. Kollar announced that Jeffrey Scot Simpson, 59, formerly of Kapa‘a, was sentenced today to serve 20 years in state prison for shooting his housemate in the chest and face in October, 2016.


Thursday, September 27, 2018
Loose mixed waste not accepted at Kapa‘a refuse transfer station until further notice

KAPA‘A – The public is reminded that the Kapa‘a refuse transfer station will not accept loose mixed waste due to electrical repairs, which is anticipated to be alleviated within the next two weeks.  


Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Community design workshops scheduled for West Kaua‘i

LĪHU'E – As part of the West Kaua‘i Community Plan process, community design workshops are scheduled for  Hanapēpē- ‘Ele‘ele, Waimea, and Kekaha. The events will examine the form and character of West Kaua‘i’s town centers including issues related to housing, shared spaces, connectivity, and traffic circulation.


Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Loose mixed waste not accepted at Kapa‘a refuse transfer station until further notice

KAPA‘A – The public is advised that the Kapa‘a refuse transfer station will not accept loose mixed waste starting on Tuesday, Sept. 25, due to equipment repairs.


Monday, September 24, 2018
KPD hosts free car seat check as part of Child Passenger Safety Week

LĪHU‘E – In recognition of National Child Passenger Safety Week, the Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) will be hosting a free car seat safety inspection on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon at Walmart in Līhu‘e.


Monday, September 24, 2018
Back parking lot of Wailua Homesteads Park to be closed from Sept. 26 to Oct. 5

WAILUA – The public is advised that the back parking lot of Wailua Homesteads Park will be closed from Wednesday, Sept. 26, to Friday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on weekdays. 


Monday, September 24, 2018
Department of Public Works reminding public of general guidelines, information on signs

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Public Works is reminding the public that the County of Kaua‘i’s sign ordinance has specific rules relating to specifications, permitting, and enforcement of signs.


Thursday, September 20, 2018
DOW's Make a Splash Festival celebrates 15 years of water education with Project WET

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Water (DOW) hosted its 15th annual water education event; the Make a Splash with Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) Festival, on September 20, 2018 at the Pua Loke Arboretum.


Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. signs MOU to allow night football games for the 2018 season

Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the County of Kaua‘i to allow the county to use stadium lights at night during the 2018 football season.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Road closure announced for portion of Kamalu, Olohena roads

WAILUA – The public is advised of a road closure near a single-lane bridge on a portion of Kamalu Road and Olohena Road, in Wailua Homesteads, on Monday, Sept. 24, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Haleko Road to close for tree trimming on Sept. 29

LĪHU‘E – Haleko Road will be closed for tree trimming and road maintenance work on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Monday, September 17, 2018
Hanalei Beach closed to swimming due to shark sighting

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