News Releases and Other Announcements


Wednesday, March 29, 2023
REAL ID deadline extended to May 7, 2025

LĪHU‘E – The public is advised that the deadline to obtain a REAL ID compliant Hawai‘i driver’s license or State identification card has been extended by the federal government to May 7, 2025. Every person traveling domestically on a commercial airline will need to present a REAL ID compliant credential or another acceptable form of identification by this deadline.


Wednesday, March 29, 2023
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.


Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Kaua‘i County Housing Agency offering free Fair Housing training in April

LĪHU‘E – As part of National Fair Housing Month in April, the Kaua‘i County Housing Agency, along with other state and county agencies, will be providing free training opportunities for landlords and tenants to learn about the most current federal and state Fair Housing laws.


Tuesday, March 28, 2023
First responders locate missing hiker in Kōke‘e Monday

KŌKE‘E – First responders located a 26-year-old California hiker in Kōke‘e on Monday.  


Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Lane closure for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from March 30 to April 7

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that a portion of Kawaihau Road and Pelehu Road will be closed on March 30, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from April 3 to April 7, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Monday, March 27, 2023
Kapa‘a man dies following hit-and-run Sunday

KAPA‘A  – A 64-year-old Kapa‘a man has died following a hit-and-run in Kapa‘a Sunday evening.


Saturday, March 25, 2023
Household Hazardous Waste event scheduled March 25 and 26

LĪHU‘E – The Public Works Solid Waste Division announces that Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) events are scheduled on March 25 and 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Friday, March 24, 2023
Officials complete full-scale, Multi-Agency Search And Rescue Exercise Thursday

LĪHU‘E –  In partnership with the United States Coast Guard, first responders and officials with the County of Kaua‘i completed a full-scale, Multi-Agency Search And Rescue Exercise (SAREX) at the Kukui‘ula Small Boat Harbor and the surrounding area on Thursday.


Friday, March 24, 2023
Public invited to a design-concept review meeting April 5 for Kekaha Road and ‘Akialoa Road

KEKAHA – On April 5, the public is invited to see the design concepts developed as an outcome of the Walk Audit and Visioning and Design Workshop held in Kekaha in February.


Thursday, March 23, 2023
Portion of Waha Road in Kalāheo to close March 28 to March 31

KALĀHEO – The public is advised that Waha Road in Kalāheo, from Papalina Road to Lauoho Road, will be closed from March 28 to March 31, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting.


Thursday, March 23, 2023
Kalapaki Beach Drive parking lot to close March 28 to March 31

KALAPAKI – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupono Builders announce that the Kalapaki Beach Drive parking lot will be closed from March 28 to March 31, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Three rescued on Kalalau Trail Sunday

KALALAU – First responders rescued three hikers from the Kalalau Trail on Sunday.


Tuesday, March 21, 2023
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of the Prince Kūhiō Day holiday, County of Kaua‘i offices and all neighborhood centers will be closed on Monday, March 27.


Saturday, March 18, 2023
Hit-and-run results in critical injuries; suspect arrested

ŌMA‘O – Police have arrested the driver believed to be involved in a hit-and-run crash that occurred Friday afternoon in Ōma‘o, which left a bicyclist in critical condition.


Thursday, March 16, 2023
Full-scale, Multi-Agency Search And Rescue Exercise set for March 23

LĪHU‘E –  In partnership with the United States Coast Guard, the County of Kaua‘i will participate in a full-scale, Multi-Agency Search And Rescue Exercise (SAREX) at the Kukui‘ula Small Boat Harbor and the surrounding area on Thursday, March 23, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Thursday, March 16, 2023
KAUA‘I COUNTY COUNCIL RETURNS TO ALL IN-PERSON MEETINGS

Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i – Effective March 22, 2023, the Kaua‘i County Council will return to all in-person meetings and will no longer be accepting testimony via interactive conference technology (ICT).


Thursday, March 16, 2023
Ocean Safety officials post Box Jellyfish signs at Po‘ipū Beach Park and Salt Pond Beach Park, advising avoiding swimming

Ocean Safety Bureau officials have posted “Box Jellyfish” signs at Salt Pond and Po‘ipū beach parks.


Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Road work scheduled for Anahola Road near Anahola Bridge March 16 to 24

ANAHOLA - The Department of Public Works and its contractor Yogi Kwong Engineers, LLC announces that portions of Anahola Road, near Anahola Bridge, will be closed from March 16 to March 24, weekdays, weather permitting.


Wednesday, March 15, 2023
KPD continues to seek clues in Amber Jackson homicide in cooperation with Unsolved Mysteries Podcast

LĪHU‘E – On July 3, 2010, a local pig hunter came across the remains of Amber Jackson in a remote wooded area in Keālia. Jackson, 57 of Kapa‘a, was initially reported as missing on June 23, 2010.  An autopsy conducted revealed that Jackson suffered from blunt-force trauma to her head and sustained injuries caused by an assault. No arrests have been made and the investigation remains open.


Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Mayor Kawakami delivers 2023 State of the County Address Tuesday

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami delivered the 2023 State of the County Address in Līhu‘e on Tuesday.


Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Lane closure for Kawaihau Road scheduled from March 18 to March 24

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that a portion of Kawaihau Road and Pelehu Road will be closed on March 18, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from March 20 to March 24, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Monday, March 13, 2023
Road Closure scheduled for portion of Wawae Road in Lāwa‘i March 16

LĀWA‘I -  The Department of Public Works and its contractor, Geolabs, Inc., announces that a portion of Waewae Road in Lāwa‘i will be closed on March 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting.


Saturday, March 11, 2023
Visitor dies following traffic crash Friday

LĪHU‘E – A male visitor from Kansas died following a traffic crash Friday evening.


Friday, March 10, 2023
K-PAL announces island-wide flag football registration

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Activities League (K-PAL) is accepting registrations for the 2023 island-wide flag football season for all school-aged youth, from kindergarten to high school seniors.


Friday, March 10, 2023
Public invited to submit nominations for 2023 Outstanding Older Americans

LĪHU‘E – The Agency on Elderly Affairs (AEA) invites the public to submit nominations for the 2023 Outstanding Older Americans recognition.


Thursday, March 9, 2023
DOW honors EPA ‘Fix a Leak Week’ throughout March

LIHUE – From March 19 through 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is celebrating its annual “Fix a Leak Week” campaign, which over the last decade has helped Americans become educated on the huge impact a small dripping in their home can have on the environment.  The Department of Water (DOW) is partnering in this national effort once again to offer free leak detection toilet tablets throughout the month of March.


Thursday, March 9, 2023
Road Closure scheduled for Kahuna Road near Akulikuli Bridge in Kapa’a March 13 to March 17

KAPA‘A -  The Department of Public Works and its contractor Yogi Kwong Engineers, LLC announces that a portion of Kahuna Road near Akulikuli Bridge in Kapa’a will be closed March 13 to March 17, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Maluhia Road to close March 13 to 17

KŌLOA – The public is advised that portions of Maluhia Road, from Kaumuali‘i Highway to Kōloa Road, will be closed from March 13 to 17, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting.


Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Kapa‘a Satellite DMV groundbreaking held Tuesday

KAPA‘A – On Tuesday, the Department of Finance Division of Motor Vehicles held the groundbreaking of the Kapa‘a Satellite DMV at the Kapa‘a Armory.


Tuesday, March 7, 2023
High Surf Warning issued for Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau in effect March 8 to March 9

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a High Surf Warning for north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau in effect 6 a.m. on March 8 to 6 p.m. on March 9. The warning may be extended, dropped, or modified as conditions develop.


Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Lane closure for Kawaihau Road scheduled from March 10 to March 17

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that a portion of Kawaihau Road and Pelehu Road will be closed on March 10, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from March 13 to March 17, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Mayor Kawakami’s State of the County Address set for Tuesday, March 14

LĪHU‘E – The public is invited to attend the State of the County Address by Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami on Tuesday, March 14.


Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Registration for boy and girls basketball scheduled March 9 and March 10

LĪHUE – The Department of Parks and Recreation is announcing that boys and girls basketball registration, grades fourth through ninth, is scheduled for March 9 and March 10.


Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Kaua‘i job fair set for April 12

LĪHU‘E – The Office of Economic Development announces the Kaua‘i Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, April 12, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall located at 4191 Hardy Street in Līhu‘e.


Monday, March 6, 2023
Male resident dies after being found unresponsive in waters off Kukuiula Small Boat Harbor

KUKUIULA – A 52-year-old male Līhu‘e resident died on O‘ahu on Sunday after he was found unresponsive in waters off Kukuiula Small Boat Harbor on Friday morning.


Monday, March 6, 2023
Fitness Week in Kalena Park scheduled March 11 to March 18

LĪHU‘E –  To promote a healthy and active lifestyle, the Department of Parks and Recreation is teaming up with Get Fit Kaua‘i and other organizations to bring Fitness Week In The Park at Kalena park in Līhu‘e, from March 11 to March 18.


Friday, March 3, 2023
Scrap metal not accepted at Līhu‘e refuse transfer station March 6 to March 10

LĪHU‘E   – The Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division announces the Līhu‘e refuse transfer station (RTS) will not be accepting residential scrap metal for recycling from March 6 to March 10 due to equipment issues.


Friday, March 3, 2023
Morgan’s Pond to temporarily closed March 13 to 17 for debris removal

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i Department of Parks and Recreation announces that Morgan’s Pond at Lydgate Beach Park will temporarily close from March 13 to 17.


Friday, March 3, 2023
Salvation Army ARC monthly donation event scheduled for March 17

LĪHU‘E – The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) will be on-site at the Kaua‘i Resource Center (KRC) at 3460 Ahukini Road in Līhu‘e from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2023.


Friday, March 3, 2023
Registration for adult, preschool swim classes available March 25

LĪHU‘E – Registration for adult and preschool swim classes takes place at the Waimea swimming pool on March 25, from 9:30 a.m. . The Waimea swimming pool is located at 9678 Haiki Road in Waimea.


Friday, March 3, 2023
Self-care, coping workshops set for March 10 and 17

LĪHU‘E –  The Agency on Elderly Affairs (AEA) will hold two workshops presented by Dr. Dennis Pezzato, Ph.D., Behavioral Specialist, on March 10 and March 17, the Līhu‘e Civic Center in the Pi‘ikoi Building conference rooms A and B from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.


Thursday, March 2, 2023
Water service restored on Po'ipu Road

KOLOA – Water service has been restored to customers along Po’ipu Road as of approximately 9 p.m. this evening.  Customers may now resume normal water use.


Thursday, March 2, 2023
Emergency water service shutdown on portion of Po'ipu Road

KOLOA - The Department of Water (DOW) announces an emergency water service shutdown on a portion of Po’ipu Road between Blake Lane and Lopaka Paipa Boulevard beginning at approximately 3:45 p.m. until further notice to allow contractor, Goodfellow Bros. Inc. to conduct repairs to a waterline in the area.


Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Aqua Zumba classes offered at Waimea swimming pool March 14, 21, and 28

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that  Ho‘ola Lahui Hawai‘i - Kaua‘i Community Health Center will offer no-cost Aqua Zumba classes at the Waimea swimming pool on March 14, 21, and 28, from 9 to 10 a.m.


Tuesday, February 28, 2023
High Surf Warning issued for Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau in effect through March 2

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a High Surf Warning for east-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau in effect through 6 a.m. March 2. The warning may be extended, dropped, or modified as conditions develop.


Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Kauaʻi Police investigating suspicious death in Kapaʻa

LĪHU‘E – Kauaʻi Police are investigating the suspicious death of 52-year-old John Diaz Jr. of Kapaʻa. 


Monday, February 27, 2023
Lane closure for Kawaihau Road scheduled from March 4 to March 10

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that a portion of Kawaihau Road and Pelehu Road will be closed on March 4, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from March 6 to March 10, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Monday, February 27, 2023
Kaua‘i Landlord Summit set for March 24

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i County Housing Agency, in partnership with the Leadership Kaua’i Class of 2023 will co-host a landlord summit at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall on Friday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Friday, February 24, 2023
KFD, OSB promotes 12 first responders at special ceremony Friday

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Fire Department (KFD) and Ocean Safety Bureau (OSB) held a special ceremony Friday morning at the Līhu‘e Civic Center to promote 12 first responders.


Friday, February 24, 2023
Body of homicide suspect located in Kōkeʻe after 8-day multiagency search

LĪHU‘E – A deceased body believed to be that of 22-year-old Kody Gardner, the suspect of a homicide that occurred in Kalāheo on Feb. 16, was observed by officials in Kōkeʻe on Thursday, Feb. 23, after an 8-day multiagency search.


Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Public invited to help shape future of Kawaihau Road, from Hau‘a‘ala Road to Ka‘apuni Road

KAPA‘A - The public is invited to share ideas to improve the safety and accessibility of Kawaihau Road by identifying potential road improvements along the Kawaihau Road corridor – between Hau‘a‘ala Road and Ka‘apuni Road. 


Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Online registration for Spring Fun program scheduled March 3

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that registration for the county’s Spring Fun is scheduled for March 3 at 8 a.m. on the county’s website, https://recreation.kauai.gov/.  


Wednesday, February 22, 2023
KAUA‘I COUNTY COUNCIL SELECTS ROSS KAGAWA TO FILL VACANT COUNCIL SEAT

Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i – In a Special Council Meeting held at 11:30 a.m. today, February 22, 2023, in Council Chambers, the Kaua‘i County Council voted 5-1 to select Ross Kagawa to fill the vacant Council seat created by the resignation of Luke Evslin.


Wednesday, February 22, 2023
No-cost Homeowners Assistance Fund presentation scheduled March 1

LĪHU‘E –  In partnership with the County of Kaua‘i Housing Agency, Hawai‘i Community Lending will offer a no-cost presentation of the Homeowners Assistance Fund at the St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Līhu‘e on Wednesday, March 1.


Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Lane closure for Kawaihau Road scheduled from Feb. 25 to Mar. 3

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that a portion of Kawaihau Road and Pelehu Road will be closed on Feb. 25, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from Feb. 27 to Mar. 3, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Hanapēpē refuse transfer station trash chute closed Feb. 23 and 24

Hanapēpē – The Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division announces that the trash chute at the Hanapēpē refuse transfer station will be unavailable on Feb. 23 and Feb. 24 for scheduled repairs, weather permitting.


Saturday, February 18, 2023
1:20PM WEATHER UPDATE: Flash Flood Warning continues for Kaua‘i
The Flash Flood Warning remains in effect for Kaua‘i as heavy rain continues across the island. Portions of Ma’alo Road in Līhu‘e and Haua’ala Road in Keapana Valley are closed at this time due to flooding.

Saturday, February 18, 2023
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.

Thursday, February 16, 2023
KPD searching for suspect in Kalāheo homicide; public advised not to approach him

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department is searching for a 22-year-old Lāwa‘i suspect who may be connected with a homicide in Kalāheo on Thursday.


Thursday, February 16, 2023
County of Kaua‘i officials urging residents to be vigilant as potential severe weather conditions may occur through the weekend

LĪHU‘E – County of Kaua‘i officials are urging the public to be vigilant due to potential severe weather conditions starting Thursday and through the weekend, possibly extending well into next week.


Thursday, February 16, 2023
Workshop series aims to help Cancer survivors, caregivers

LĪHU‘E – The Agency on Elderly Affairs will hold its first “Cancer: Thriving and Surviving” workshop at the Līhu‘e Civic Center in the Piikoi Building starting March 1.


Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Ocean Safety officials post Box Jellyfish signs Salt Pond Beach Park

Ocean Safety officials have posted “Box Jellyfish” signs at Salt Pond beach parks.


Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Firefighters respond to multiple incidents Monday

LĪHU‘E  – Kaua‘i Fire Department first responders responded to multiple incidents on Monday.   


Monday, February 13, 2023
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20.


Monday, February 13, 2023
Lane closures for Kapa‘a scheduled from Feb. 21 to Feb. 24

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that a portion of Kawaihau Road and Pelehu Road will be closed from Feb. 21 to Feb. 24, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Monday, February 13, 2023
Coaches meeting for Mayor’s Youth Track Meet scheduled Feb. 16

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that a coaches meeting for the Mayor’s Youth Track Meet will be held at the Līhu'e Neighborhood Center near the kitchen area on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m.


Friday, February 10, 2023
Lane closures scheduled for Kawaihau Road from Feb. 16 to March 7

KAPA‘A – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupono Builders are announcing that portions of Kawaihau Road in Kapa‘a will be closed Feb. 16 to March 7, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Friday, February 10, 2023
Mayor Kawakami signs Bill No. 2890, ensuring preservation and public access to Halulu Fishpond

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami on Wednesday signed Bill. No 2890, ensuring the preservation and public access to Halulu Fishpond on the North Shore.


Friday, February 10, 2023
Community festival, event listings available at no cost on Kaua‘i Festivals website

LĪHU‘E – The Office of Economic Development announces that no-cost listings for community events and festivals are available on its website, kauaifestivals.com.


Thursday, February 9, 2023
KPD Celebrates Promotion of Detective Aaron Lester to Rank of Lieutenant

LĪHU‘E – On Thursday, February 9, the Kaua‘i Police Department held a promotion ceremony at their Headquarters building to honor Detective Aaron Lester who was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.


Thursday, February 9, 2023
High Surf Warning issued for Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau in effect through Feb. 11

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a High Surf Warning for east-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau in effect through 6 a.m. Feb. 11. The warning may be extended, dropped, or modified as conditions develop.


Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Free COVID tests available at County of Kaua‘i Neighborhood Centers March 7 to March 9

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua’i, in partnership with the Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office, announces the distribution of free COVID-19 home test kits at County neighborhood centers from March 7 to March 9.


Monday, February 6, 2023
Lane closures scheduled for Kaehulua Road from Feb. 8 to Feb. 13

KAPA‘A – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupono Builders are announcing that Kaehulua Road, commonly known as Skeleton Road in Kapa‘a, will be closed Feb. 8 to Feb. 13, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Monday, February 6, 2023
Lane closure for Kawaihau Road scheduled from Feb. 11 to Feb. 17

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that a portion of Kawaihau Road and Pelehu Road will be closed on Feb. 11, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from Feb. 13 to Feb. 17, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Monday, February 6, 2023
One hospitalized following Līhu‘e traffic crash Sunday

LĪHU‘E – A 21-year-old Kapa‘a man was admitted in stable condition to Wilcox Medical Center following a traffic crash in Līhu‘e early Sunday morning.


Saturday, February 4, 2023
12:55 PM UPDATE: Flash Flood Warning canceled for Kaua‘i; Kūhiō Highway near Hanalei Bridge remains closed

The National Weather Service has canceled a Flash Flood Warning for Kaua‘i. However, a Flash Flood Advisory is in effect through 4 p.m.


Saturday, February 4, 2023
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.


Friday, February 3, 2023
Lane closures for Po‘ipū Road and Pa‘anau Road near Kōloa Elementary School scheduled from Feb. 6 to Feb. 10

KŌLOA - The Department of Public Works and Pacific Concrete Cutting and Coring, Inc., are announcing that portions of Po‘ipū Road and Pa‘anau Road will be closed from Feb. 6 to Feb. 10, on weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Thursday, February 2, 2023
Lane closure for Kawaihau Road scheduled from Feb. 6 to Feb. 10

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that a portion of Kawaihau Road and Pelehu Road will be closed from Feb. 6 to Feb. 10, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Water conservation notice lifted for customers from Hanalei to Ha’ena

HANALEI – The Department of Water (DOW) has lifted the water conservation notice from Hanalei to Ha’ena as of 11 a.m. this morning.  Customers may now resume normal water use.


Tuesday, January 31, 2023
DMV to temporarily offer scheduled Saturday CDL road test appointments

LĪHU‘E – Starting Feb. 4, the County of Kaua‘i Department of Motor Vehicles will begin offering commercial driver's license (CDL) road testing temporarily on Saturdays.


Monday, January 30, 2023
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, January 30, 2023
Lydgate Beach Park closed Jan. 31 for maintenance

LĪHU‘E – Lydgate Beach Park will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 31, due to park maintenance.


Monday, January 30, 2023
Water conservation notice issued from Hanalei to Hā'ena until further notice

(6:15 a.m.) HANALEI - The Department of Water (DOW) has issued a water conservation request for the north shore of Kaua'i; from Hanalei to Hā'ena, until further notice due to electrical power outages and severe weather conditions occurring in the area.  Customers are advised to limit water use to essential needs only, such as cooking, drinking or sanitation use, to prevent a full water service outage.


Monday, January 30, 2023
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.


Sunday, January 29, 2023
Emergency water service shutdown and partial lane closure on Kūhi‘ō Highway in Kapa’a

KAPA’A - The Department of Water (DOW) announces an emergency water service shutdown on Kuhio Highway; between the north intersection of Aleka Loop and Kuhio Highway, to the Waipouli Bridge and includes Pouli Road and Kamoa Road in Kapa’a. Water service will be turned off for approximately 5 to 6 hours, beginning at approximately 9 p.m. this evening, due to a recent main line break in the area.


Sunday, January 29, 2023
Lydgate Beach Park closed until further notice due to beached whale

LĪHU‘E – Lydgate Beach Park is closed until further notice due to a beached whale.


Saturday, January 28, 2023
Lydgate Beach closed due to beached whale

LĪHU‘E  – Due to a beached whale, Lydgate Beach has been closed.


Friday, January 27, 2023
American Job Center to close Feb. 3 for maintenance work

LĪHU‘E – The Office of Economic Development announces that the American Job Center will be closed on Friday, Feb. 3, for scheduled maintenance work.


Thursday, January 26, 2023
Salvation Army ARC monthly donation event scheduled for Feb. 24

LĪHU‘E – The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) will be on-site at the Kaua‘i Resource Center (KRC) located at 3460 Ahukini Road in Līhu‘e from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023.


Thursday, January 26, 2023
Mayor Kawakami highlights federal priorities for County of Kaua‘i at U.S. Conference of Mayors 91st Winter Meeting

Līhu‘e – Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to participate in the U.S. Conference of Mayors 91st Winter Meeting. In addition, the Mayor met with the Hawai‘i Congressional delegation to highlight and discuss federal priorities for the County of Kaua‘i, and conduct business meetings with various federal agencies on matters impacting our community.


Thursday, January 26, 2023
Fiscal Year 2022-2023 second Installment Real Property tax due Feb. 20

LĪHU‘E – County officials would like to remind Kaua‘i property owners that the second installment of real property taxes for the 2022-2023 tax year is due on Feb. 20.


Tuesday, January 24, 2023
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.


Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Fraud prevention presentation to be held at Līhu‘e Neighborhood Center on Wednesday

LĪHU‘E  – The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that a fraud prevention presentation will be held at the Līhu‘e Neighborhood Center from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Jan. 25.


Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Public invited to help shape future of roads in Kekaha

KEKAHA – The public is invited to share ideas to improve the safety and accessibility of Kekaha Road, ‘Akialoa Road, and ‘Alae Road at a two-day design workshop at Kekaha Elementary School cafeteria on Feb. 6 and Feb. 7.


Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Lane closure for Kawaihau Road scheduled from Jan. 28 to Feb. 3

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that a portion of Kawaihau Road will be closed on Jan. 28, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from Jan. 30 to Feb. 3, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No work will occur on Sunday, Jan. 29.


Monday, January 23, 2023
Workshop series aims to help seniors with diabetes

LĪHU‘E – Many of our Kaua‘i older adults have benefitted from the Diabetes Self-Management Program offered by the Agency on Elderly Affairs.


Monday, January 23, 2023
Residents urged to participate in survey for 2023 Hawai‘i Housing Planning Study

The County of Kaua‘i Housing Agency urges residents to participate in a telephone and email survey conducted by SMS Research as part of the 2023 Hawai‘i Housing Planning Study.


Saturday, January 21, 2023
High Surf Warning issued for Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau; Kalalau Trail closed
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a High Surf Warning for north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau util 6 a.m. Monday. The warning may be extended, dropped, or modified as conditions develop.

Thursday, January 19, 2023
More Than 65 Elected Prosecutors Pledge to Visit Their Local Correctional Facilities

Yesterday, County of Kaua`i Prosecuting Attorney Rebecca Like, along with 65 elected prosecutors nationwide pledged to personally visit the correctional facilities in which individuals prosecuted by their offices are placed and to require all prosecutors in their offices to do the same. The signatories – who represent nearly 51 million people across 28 states and the District of Columbia – emphasize that “it is vital for prosecutors to understand the true impact of their decisions and to see firsthand the jails, prisons, and juvenile facilities in their jurisdiction” The pledge is part of Fair and Just Prosecution’s ongoing efforts to advance FAMM’s #VisitAPrison challenge, which encourages all state and federal policymakers to visit a prison or jail. 


Thursday, January 19, 2023
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Kalihiwai from Jan. 26 to Jan. 31

KALIHIWAI – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupono Builders are announcing that portions of Kahiliholo Road and Kamookoa Road in Kalihiwai will be closed Jan. 26 to Jan. 31, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Lane closures for Po‘ipū Road and Pa‘anau Road near Kōloa Elementary School scheduled from Jan. 23 to Feb. 3

KŌLOA - The Department of Public Works and Pacific Concrete Cutting and Coring, Inc., are announcing that portions of Po‘ipū Road and Pa‘anau Road will be closed from Jan. 23 to Feb. 3, on weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Lane closure for Kawaihau Road scheduled from Jan. 23 to Jan. 27

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that a portion of Kawaihau Road will be closed from Jan. 23 to Jan. 27, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Friday, January 13, 2023
Surfer assisted in waters off Hanalei Beach Wednesday during High Surf Warning

HANALEI – On Wednesday, a 24-year-old Kapa‘a man was assisted by first responders in waters off Hanalei Beach during a High Surf Warning.


Thursday, January 12, 2023
DMV adds more appointment times, adjusts walk-in hours starting Jan. 17

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announces adding more appointment times and adjusting walk-in hours starting Tuesday, Jan. 17.


Thursday, January 12, 2023
OED announces FY 22-23 Innovation Grants recipients

LĪHU‘E – The Office of Economic Development announces that the County of Kaua‘i received 19 proposals for the Innovation Grants for FY 22-23. 


Wednesday, January 11, 2023
County COVID testing centers to close at the end of February

LĪHUʻE – The County of Kaua‘i is announcing that its COVID-19 testing centers at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall and mobile van sites will close at the end of February. The final day is set for Feb. 28, 2023.


Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Applications available for Recycling and Waste Diversion grant

LĪHU‘E –  The Solid Waste Division is now accepting grant applications for projects that increase recycling and waste diversion consistent with recommendations put forward in the most recent Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan Update https://www.kauai.gov/ISWMP. A total of $80,000 is available in the new competitive grant program.


Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Lane closure for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from Jan. 17 to Jan. 21

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that a portion of Kawaihau Road and Pelehu Road will be closed from Jan. 17 to Jan. 21, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Vidinha Stadium track and field to close Jan. 17 to Jan. 27

LĪHU‘E  – The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the Vidinha Stadium track and field will be closed from Jan. 17 to Jan. 27.


Wednesday, January 11, 2023
KCCSW to host public meeting on Jan. 18

LĪHU‘E – The Kauaʻi County Committee on the Status of Women will host its first public meeting of the year on Jan. 18, 2023. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting at 5 p.m. at the Līhu‘e Civic Center, Boards and Commissions Conference Room, at 4444 Rice Street, Suite 300.


Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Male visitor pulled from waters off Anini Beach Monday

ANINI – On Monday, a 45-year-old male visitor from Shanghai, China, was pulled from waters off Anini Beach.


Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Building Permit Electronic Plan Review System, Building Permits Status Online service to be down for software upgrades Jan. 11 to Jan. 15

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Public Works Building Division is announcing that the Building Permit Electronic Plan Review System (ePlan) and the Buildings Permit Status Online service will be unavailable from Jan. 11 at 5 p.m. to Jan. 15 at noon.


Tuesday, January 10, 2023
High Surf Warning issued for Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau Jan. 11 to Jan. 12

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a High Surf Warning for north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau in effect Jan. 11 at midnight to Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. The warning may be extended, dropped, or modified as conditions develop.


Monday, January 9, 2023
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16.


Saturday, January 7, 2023
Two displaced following house fire in Wailua on Friday
WAILUA – Firefighters extinguished a structure fire on Olohena Road in Wailua Homesteads on Friday, leaving two residents displaced.

Friday, January 6, 2023
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Kōloa and Wailua Jan. 9 and Jan. 10

The Department of Public Works and its contractor Hirata and Associates, are announcing that portions of Kōloa and Wailua will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 9 to 10.


Thursday, January 5, 2023
Male visitor dies in waters off Hanalei Beach

HANALEI – A 67-year-old male visitor died Wednesday afternoon in waters off Hanalei Beach.


Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Lane closure for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from Jan. 9 to Jan. 13

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that a portion of Kawaihau Road and Pelehu Road will be closed from Jan. 9 to Jan. 13, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, January 4, 2023
KCCSW accepting entries for Women’s History Month essay contest

LĪHU‘E — The Kauaʻi County Committee on the Status of Women is seeking entries for the 2023 Women’s History Essay Contest from high school students in private, public, charter, and home schools on Kauaʻi.


Sunday, January 1, 2023
High Surf Warning issued for Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau Jan. 2 to Jan. 3

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a High Surf Warning for north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau in effect Jan. 2 at midnight to Jan. 3 at 6 a.m. The warning may be extended, dropped, or modified as conditions develop.


Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Kaua‘i Police seek help in finding missing woman

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing woman.


Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Search suspended for missing California man

‘ANINI – The search for 56-year-old Prakash Shroff of California was suspended Wednesday afternoon following a four-day, multiagency search effort.


Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Lane closure for Kawaihau Road scheduled from Jan. 3 to Jan. 7

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that a portion of Kawaihau Road will be closed from Jan. 3 to Jan. 7, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Real Property tax appeal filing deadline

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i is announcing that the filing deadline for appealing the 2023 real property assessment is Jan. 3, 2023.


Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Christmas trees accepted for recycling

LĪHU‘E – Christmas trees are accepted for recycling daily except on holidays at the green waste drop-off areas at County of Kaua‘i 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.


Monday, December 26, 2022
Multiple agencies resume search for missing swimmer off ‘Anini Beach
‘ANINI – Multiple agencies continue their search for a missing California man who was apparently swept out while swimming at ‘Anini Beach on Sunday afternoon.

Thursday, December 22, 2022
County of Kaua‘i confirmed with Aa2 ratings
LĪHU‘E – The credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service assigned an Aa2 issuer rating to the County of Kaua‘i, and confirmed the County’s Aa2 general obligation unlimited tax (GOULT) rating this week.

Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Kaua‘i Police hosts ‘Shop with a Cop’ event

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) teamed up with the Līhu‘e Target store and the friends of the Children’s Justice Center for this year’s “Shop with a Cop” to help spread holiday cheer to 48 local children and their families.


Tuesday, December 20, 2022
High Surf Warning extended for Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau through Dec. 21

The National Weather Service (NWS) has extended a High Surf Warning for north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau through 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21. The warning may be extended, dropped, or modified as conditions develop.


Monday, December 19, 2022
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 2.


Monday, December 19, 2022
Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Kaua‘i

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the County of Kaua‘i. The warning may be extended, dropped or modified as conditions develop.


Sunday, December 18, 2022
Ocean Safety officials post signs for Portuguese man o' war at Po‘ipū Beach Park

PO‘IPŪ– Ocean Safety Bureau officials have posted signs at Po‘ipū Beach Park for Portuguese man o' war in the water.


Sunday, December 18, 2022
High Wind Warning issued for Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau in effect 6 p.m. Dec. 18 to 6 p.m. Dec. 19. The warning may be extended, dropped or modified as conditions develop.


Friday, December 16, 2022
Cold front may bring strong southwest winds and thunderstorms late Sunday and Monday

LĪHU‘E – The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement that forecasts strong southwest winds and thunderstorms Sunday and Monday.


Thursday, December 15, 2022
High Surf Warning issued for Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau Dec. 16 to Dec. 17

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a High Surf Warning for north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau in effect Dec. 16 at 6 a.m. to Dec. 17 at 6 a.m. The warning may be extended, dropped, or modified as conditions develop.


Thursday, December 15, 2022
Multiple agencies respond to single-engine aircraft crash Thursday

LĪHU‘E  – Multiple agencies responded to an aircraft crash near the Līhu‘e Airport in Līhu‘e on Thursday. 


Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Yasutake Bridge reopens, temporary repairs completed

WAILUA – The Department of Public Works announces that temporary repairs to Yasutake Bridge, located on Kamalu Road in Wailua, have been completed.


Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Kalihiwai from Dec. 19 to Jan. 13

KALIHIWAI – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupono Builders are announcing that portions of Halaulani Road and Kahiliholo Road in Kalihiwai will be closed Dec. 19 to Jan. 13, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Road closures for Waimea Light Parade

WAIMEA – The annual Waimea Light Parade is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 17, at 6:15 p.m.


Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Wailua Beach parking lot to close Dec. 15

WAILUA – The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the Wailua Beach parking lot near the former Seashell Restaurant in Wailua will be closed on Dec. 15.


Friday, December 9, 2022
KPD’s Project “Positive Change”

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department kicked off project “Positive Change” from August 15 to November 15, 2022. “Positive Change” was derived from the concept that everyone’s small contributions will collectively add to bigger contributions. Employees of the Kaua‘i Police Department deposited their loose change into change collection containers and the total amount of was then tallied up with $462 raised to support a local Kaua‘i non-profit organization. During Thanksgiving week, KPD selected the Kapa‘a Boys and Girls Club as the recipient and presented the funds raised to the staff and children. 


Friday, December 9, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from Dec. 12 to 30

KAPA‘A – The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road, and Kawaihau Road will be closed, and temporary detours will be put in place from Dec. 12 to 30.


Thursday, December 8, 2022
Kaua‘i Police seek help finding missing woman

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing woman.


Thursday, December 8, 2022
Transportation Agency accepting applications for its Kaua‘i Bus Pass Outreach Program

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i Transportation Agency is currently accepting applications from Kaua‘i-based non-profit organizations for its Kaua‘i Bus Pass Outreach Program.


Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Police identify victim involved in hit-and-run on Nov. 22

LĪHU‘E – Kaua‘i police have identified the bicyclist involved in a hit-and-run at Rice Street on Nov. 22. William Browning, 47, of Līhu‘e, died of injuries from the traffic crash.


Wednesday, December 7, 2022
KPD celebrates promotions, retirements, and the 97th Police Recruit Class Graduation

LĪHU‘E – On Wednesday, Nov. 30, seven Kaua‘i Police Department officers were honored at a promotion ceremony at the Kaua‘i Veterans Center.


Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Fire Weather Watch for Kaua‘i County to go into effect Dec. 8 to Dec. 9

The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the leeward areas of Kaua‘i County that goes into effect on Dec. 8 at noon to Dec. 9 at 6 p.m.


Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Fireworks permit applications available online

LĪHU‘E – Kaua‘i Fire Department officials are reminding the public that fireworks permit applications will be available online through Dec. 30 or until vendors are out of inventory.


Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Department of Liquor Control focusing on added compliance checks this holiday season

LĪHU‘E - Investigators from the County of Kaua‘i Department of Liquor Control are focusing their efforts across the island to ensure alcohol is sold safely and responsibly during this holiday season.


Monday, December 5, 2022
Registration for 2023 Mini Hoopster and Junior Hoopster Basketball Leagues scheduled Dec. 13 to Dec. 15

LĪHUE – County officials are announcing that registration for the 2023 Mini Hoopster and Junior Hoopster Basketball Leagues will be held from Dec. 13 to Dec 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration will be held in person or can be emailed to county officials. There is no cost to join the basketball leagues.


Monday, December 5, 2022
Hanalei refuse transfer station to be closed for maintenance Dec. 9

HANALEI – The Hanalei refuse transfer station will be closed all day on Friday, Dec. 9.


Monday, December 5, 2022
Modified hours for Kekaha Landfill hours scheduled Dec. 9

KEKAHA – The Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division is announcing modified hours for the Kekaha Landfill on Friday, Dec. 9, to accommodate a community-sponsored event. The landfill will be closed to the public at 2 p.m.


Friday, December 2, 2022
First responders conduct multiple ocean rescues during High Surf Warning Thursday

On Thursday, first responders conducted multiple ocean rescues at Queen’s Bath and Anini Beach during a High Surf Warning.


Friday, December 2, 2022
Occasional traffic Delays at Kōloa Road Roundabout scheduled from Dec. 5 to Dec. 9

KŌLOA – The Department of Public Works and Goodfellow Bros. LLC., are announcing occasional traffic delays at the Kōloa Road and Ala Kalanikaumaka intersection to perform work on the Kōloa Road Roundabout central island.  The closure is scheduled from Dec. 5 to Dec. 9, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Thursday, December 1, 2022
Kauai Police Records Section window closed temporarily

LĪHU‘E – Walk-up service for the Kauai Police Department Records window will be closed on Friday, December 2, 2022 due to staffing shortages.


Thursday, December 1, 2022
Mayor Kawakami, County Council sworn into office on Thursday

LĪHU‘E – The Inauguration Ceremony for Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami and the 2022-2024 Kaua‘i County Council took place at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall on Thursday. Judge Jonathan J. Chun swore in Mayor Kawakami – who will serve a second term – and the new County Council members.


Thursday, December 1, 2022
High Surf Warning issued for Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau through 6 a.m. Friday

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a High Surf Warning for north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau in effect through 6 a.m. Friday. The warning may be extended, dropped, or modified as conditions develop.


Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from Dec. 5 to Dec. 10

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road, and Kawaihau Road will be closed, and detours will be put in place from Dec. 5 to Dec. 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Online registration for Winter Fun Program to begin Dec. 2

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that registration for the county’s Winter Fun Program will begin on Dec. 2 at 8 a.m. You may register by visiting the County’s website, https://recreation.kauai.gov. 


Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Department of Liquor Control launches online licensing platform

LĪHU‘E –  The Kaua‘i Department of Liquor Control has launched a new online licensing platform that will improve the application experience and decrease processing times for new liquor license applications.


Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Traffic advisory for Lights on Rice Parade, Christmas Craft Fair

LĪHU‘E – The annual Lights on Rice Parade is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 2, starting at 6 p.m.


Monday, November 28, 2022
Parking lot at Nāwiliwili Park closed starting Nov. 29

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Parks and Recreation (DOPR) announces that a portion of the parking lot at Nāwiliwili Park fronting Kalapakī Bay, in Līhu‘e, will be closed starting Tuesday, Nov. 29, for repairs due to damages caused by the high surf over the weekend.


Friday, November 25, 2022
Lane closure for Maluhia Road scheduled for Nov. 28

KŌLOA – The Department of Public Works, Hiilawe Construction LLC., and Goodfellow Bros. LLC., are announcing that one lane on a portion of Maluhia Road is scheduled to close on Monday, Nov. 28, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., for asphalt paving work.


Wednesday, November 23, 2022
High Surf Warning issued for Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau through 6 a.m. Friday

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a High Surf Warning for north-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau in effect through 6 a.m. Friday. The warning may be extended, dropped, or modified as conditions develop.


Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Inauguration of Mayor Kawakami, Kaua‘i County Council scheduled for Dec. 1

LĪHU‘E – The public is invited to attend the inauguration of Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami and the Kaua‘i County Council on Thursday, Dec. 1.


Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC. are announcing that portions of Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road, and Kawaihau Road will be closed, and detours will be put in place from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Strong northeast winds, significant north swell forecasted for Thanksgiving Day; officials urge vigilance

LĪHU‘E – The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement that forecasts strong northeast winds and a significant north swell for Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24.


Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Firefighters extinguish brush fire in Kalāheo Monday

KALĀHEO – Kaua‘i Fire Department firefighters responded to a brush fire in Kalāheo Monday afternoon.


Tuesday, November 22, 2022
First responders rescue swimmer from waters off Keālia on Monday

KEĀLIA – On Monday evening, first responders rescued a 22-year-old Colorado visitor from waters off Keālia Beach.


Monday, November 21, 2022
DMV officials encourage customers to make an appointment for efficient service

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding customers the importance of making an appointment for DMV services, especially near the end of the month and as the holiday season approaches, as it will ensure efficiency and offer a better experience for all.


Monday, November 21, 2022
Firefighters extinguish brush fire in Līhu‘e Sunday afternoon

LĪHU‘E – Kaua‘i Fire Department firefighters responded to a brush fire Sunday afternoon in Līhu‘e.


Monday, November 21, 2022
Red Flag Warning for Kaua‘i County in effect Nov. 21

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the leeward areas of Kaua‘i County to be in effect on Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The warning may be extended, dropped, or modified as conditions develop.


Friday, November 18, 2022
Salvation Army ARC monthly donation event scheduled for Jan. 20

LĪHU‘E – The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) will be on-site at the Kaua‘i Resource Center (KRC) located at 3460 Ahukini Road in Līhu‘e from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023. As a reminder, there is no event for December 2022.


Thursday, November 17, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from Nov. 21 to Nov. 25

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road, and Kawaihau Road will be closed, and detours will be put in place from Nov. 21 to Nov. 25, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, no work will occur on Nov. 24.


Thursday, November 17, 2022
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24.


Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Public reminded of REAL ID deadline set for May 3, 2023; Officials release video tutorial on how to apply

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i Department of Finance reminds the public that the deadline to obtain a REAL ID compliant Hawai‘i driver’s license or State identification card is May 3, 2023. Every person traveling domestically on a commercial airline will need to present a REAL ID compliant credential or another acceptable form of identification by this deadline.


Monday, November 14, 2022
DMV will close at 10 a.m. on Nov. 17 for staff training

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will be closing at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, to accommodate a cross-division staff training for the DMV integration project. Normal hours will resume on Friday, Nov. 18.


Saturday, November 12, 2022
Firefighters extinguish brush fire in Koke‘e Friday night

KOKE‘E – Firefighters responded to a brush fire Friday night that broke out in Koke‘e.


Thursday, November 10, 2022
Kaua‘i Bus officials to conduct survey on Nov. 15 in ‘Ele‘ele

‘ELE‘ELE – Kaua‘i Bus officials are inviting the public to participate in an in-person survey on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 4 to 6 p.m., outside of the entrance to the ‘Ele‘ele Big Save.


Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from Nov. 14 to Nov. 18

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC. are announcing that portions of Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road, and Kawaihau Road will be closed, and detours will be put in place from Nov. 14 to Nov. 18, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Lāwa‘i from Nov. 10 to Nov. 16

LĀWA‘I  – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupono Builders are announcing that portions of Lāwa‘i will be closed Nov. 10 to Nov. 16, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting. In observance of the Veterans Day holiday, there will be no work on Friday. Nov. 11.


Monday, November 7, 2022
KPD asks for help in locating wanted man

LĪHU'E  – The Kaua‘i Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating 53-year-old David M. Cataldo.


Monday, November 7, 2022
INCORRECT ELECTION INFORMATION ON HOMEMADE SIGN IN HANALEI

Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i – The Elections Division was informed of a homemade sign discovered today, November 7, 2022, near the Hanalei drop box, which incorrectly stated that mail ballots are due on 11/7/2022.


Sunday, November 6, 2022
Firefighters extinguish brush fire in Līhu‘e Saturday evening

LĪHU‘E – Kaua‘i Fire Department firefighters responded to a brush fire Saturday evening in Līhu‘e.


Friday, November 4, 2022
Lane closure on Kūhiō Highway in Hanamā‘ulu scheduled Nov. 9

HANAMĀ‘ULU – The public is advised that the southbound lane of Kūhiō Highway between Laukona Street and Kapaia Road will be closed on Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting.


Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from Nov. 7 to Nov. 10

KAPA‘A – The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road, and Kawaihau Road will be closed, and detours will be put in place from Nov. 7 to Nov. 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. In observance of the Election Day and Veterans Day holidays, no work will occur on Nov. 8 and Nov. 11.


Tuesday, November 1, 2022
November is Homelessness Awareness Month

LĪHU‘E – On Tuesday, Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami proclaimed the entire month of November as Homelessness Awareness Month, in an effort to educate the public, bring awareness to the problem of poverty, and support volunteers engaged in the community.


Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Blessing held for Waimea Rockfall Mitigation Project Tuesday

WAIMEA – The Department of Public Works held a blessing on Tuesday to commemorate the completion of the Waimea Rockfall Mitigation Project.


Tuesday, November 1, 2022
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of the Election Day and Veterans Day holidays, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 8, and Friday, Nov. 11.


Friday, October 28, 2022
DOW office to close on Nov. 7 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

LIHUE – The Department of Water (DOW) office will be closed from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7 and will resume normal business hours from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. including walk-in Billing Services from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 9.


Friday, October 28, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Kalihiwai from Nov. 4 to Nov. 15

KALIHIWAI – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupono Builders are announcing that portions of Halaulani Road in Kalihiwai will be closed Nov. 4 to Nov. 15, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Thursday, October 27, 2022
EPA WaterSense selects DOW for Excellence Award two years in a row

LIHUE – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized the Department of Water (DOW) with a 2022 WaterSense Excellence Award for their dedication to helping consumers and businesses save water through conservation awareness and educational outreach.  DOW received the award during a ceremony at WaterSmart Innovations (WSI) Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, held on October 6, 2022.


Thursday, October 27, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road, and Kawaihau Road will be closed, and detours will be put in place from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Presentation of Kīlauea Point Bicycle and Pedestrian Access Project scheduled Nov. 1

KĪLAUEA – The Department of Public Works and the Kīlauea Neighborhood Association (KNA) are inviting the public to a presentation of the Kīlauea Point Bicycle and Pedestrian Access Project at the KNA’s monthly meeting at the Kīlauea Neighborhood Center on 4260 Keneke Street on Nov. 1, from 7 to 9 p.m.


Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Blessing held Tuesday for Hanapēpē Park Improvements Project

HANAPĒPĒ – The Department of Parks and Recreation held a blessing Tuesday morning at Hanapēpē Stadium for the Hanapēpē Park Improvements Project grand opening.


Tuesday, October 25, 2022
2022 GENERAL ELECTION VOTER SERVICE CENTER

Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i – The Voter Service Center (VSC) for the 2022 General Election opened at 8:00 a.m. today, October 25, 2022, in the basement of the Historic County Annex Building located at 4386 Rice Street in Līhu‘e.


Monday, October 24, 2022
KPD to host National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD), in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), is collecting unused, unwanted, or expired medications for National Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, at KPD headquarters located at 3990 Ka‘ana Street, in Līhu‘e.


Monday, October 24, 2022
New Kaua‘i County TAT payment portal takes effect Nov. 1

LĪHU‘E – Effective Nov. 1, taxpayers will be able to pay on the new and improved Kaua‘i County Transient Accommodations Tax (KTAT) payment portal located at www.hawaiicountiestat.us. The current DirectBiller platform will be disconnected on Oct. 30.


Monday, October 24, 2022
Lane closure scheduled for portions of Maluhia Road and Kōloa Road Oct. 31 to Nov. 4

KŌLOA – The Department of Public Works Roads Division is announcing that portions of Maluhia Road and  Kōloa Road in Kōloa will be closed from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting.


Monday, October 24, 2022
Hanapēpē Swinging Bridge to close for repair work Oct. 31 to Nov. 4

HANAPĒPĒ – The Department of Public Works Roads Division is announcing that the Hanapēpē Swinging Bridge will be closed Oct. 31 to Nov. 4, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting.  


Sunday, October 23, 2022
Hiker dies at Wailua Falls; Police identify victim

LĪHU‘E  – The Kaua‘i Police Department has identified the 28-year-old female who died at Wailua Falls Saturday afternoon as Nicole Chavez of Chile.


Sunday, October 23, 2022
One hospitalized following Kapa‘a traffic crash Saturday

KAPAA – A 74-year-old Kapa‘a man is in critical condition at Wilcox Medical Center following a traffic crash in Kapa‘a Saturday afternoon.


Sunday, October 23, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Kalāheo from Oct. 27 to Nov. 1

KALĀHEO – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupono Builders are announcing that a portions of Opu Road and Lae Road in Kalāheo will be closed Oct. 27 to Nov. 1, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Friday, October 21, 2022
Grant funding opportunities available for community groups and nonprofit organizations

LĪHUʻE – The Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Life’s Choices Kauaʻi Program is offering grant-in-aid for community groups and non-profit organizations.


Thursday, October 20, 2022
Salvation Army ARC monthly donation event scheduled for Nov. 11

LĪHU‘E – The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) will be on-site at the Kaua‘i Resource Center (KRC) located at 3460 Ahukini Road in Līhu‘e from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. As a reminder, there is event for October 2022.


Thursday, October 20, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from Oct. 24 to Oct. 28

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road, and Kawaihau Road will be closed and detours will be put in place from Oct. 24 to Oct. 28, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Kaua’i Police Activities League (KPAL) accepting boxing registrations

The Kaua‘i Police Activities League (KPAL) is now accepting registrations for keiki in grades 1-12 for the KPAL Boxing program in Kapa’a and Hanapēpē.


Wednesday, October 19, 2022
County of Kaua‘i launches online Road Resurfacing and Bridge Status map

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i has launched its online Road Resurfacing and Bridge Status map. The map is located on the County’s website, www.kauai.gov, and clicking on the link, “Click Here to Access the Map.”


Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Road closure scheduled for portion of Olohena Road Oct. 24 to Oct. 28

WAILUA – The Department of Public Works Roads Division is announcing that a portion of Olohena Road, from Kamalu Road to Waipouli Road, in Wailua will be closed from Oct. 24 to Oct. 28 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting.


Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Lane closure scheduled for portion of Kōke‘e Road from Oct. 24 to Oct. 26

KŌKE‘E – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupono Builders are announcing that a portion of Kōke‘e Road near Old Mānā Road in Kekaha will be closed Oct. 24 to Oct. 26, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Mayor Kawakami signs Bill No. 2879 relating to sea level rise construction regulations

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami signed Bill No. 2879, on Friday, Oct. 14, amending construction design standards to incorporate sea level rise impacts – making Kaua‘i one of the first counties in the nation to enact regulation based on sea level rise modeling projections.


Monday, October 17, 2022
PUBLIC NOTICE OF BALLOT MAILING

Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i – Pursuant to section 11-103, Hawai‘i Revised Statutes, the public is hereby notified that the initial mailing of ballots for the 2022 General Election will be on Wednesday, Oct.19, 2022.  To view a copy of the Official Proclamation announcing the ballot mailing date, please visit the Elections Division's webpage at https://www.kauai.gov/Elections.


Saturday, October 15, 2022
Firefighters extinguish structure fire in Waipouli on Friday

WAIPOULI – Firefighters extinguished a structure in Waipouli Friday afternoon.


Friday, October 14, 2022
KCCSW donates period products to outreach programs

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i County Committee on the Status of Women (KCCSW) held a special presentation Friday at the Līhu‘e Civic Center’s Mo‘ikeha Building, after selecting three outreach agencies to receive donated period product packets from the committee.


Friday, October 14, 2022
Ocean Safety Bureau officials advising no swimming, snorkeling for north- and west-facing shores

Ocean Safety Bureau officials advise no swimming or snorkeling at north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i due to a High Surf Advisory and dangerous ocean conditions.


Thursday, October 13, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from Oct. 17 to Oct. 21

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road, and Kawaihau Road will be closed from Oct. 17 to Oct. 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Thursday, October 13, 2022
DOW transitions to new water meter technology island wide

LĪHUʻE –The Department of Water (DOW) is transitioning to advanced water meter technology for its more than 24k customer accounts as part of the meter replacement program aimed to upgrade and replace meter equipment and improve its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), island wide.


Thursday, October 13, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Poʻipū Road from Oct. 14 to Oct. 19

POʻIPŪ – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupono Builders are announcing that portions of Poʻipū Road will be closed Oct. 14 to Oct. 19, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Thursday, October 13, 2022
Senior Center Craft Fair scheduled for Oct. 22

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Parks and Recreation is announcing that the Senior Center Craft Fair is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Līhu‘e Neighborhood Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Search suspended for missing swimmer Jaren Asalele

KALIHIWAI – The search for 19-year-old missing swimmer Jaren Asalele was suspended Wednesday afternoon following a four-day, multi-agency effort.


Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Free COVID tests available at County of Kaua‘i Neighborhood Centers Oct. 19 to Oct. 21

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua’i, in partnership with the Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office, announces the distribution of free COVID-19 home test kits at County neighborhood centers from Oct. 19 to Oct. 21.


Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Explanation for proposed charter amendments available online

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


Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Lane closure scheduled for portion of Olohena Road Oct. 13 and Oct. 14

WAILUA – The Department of Public Works Roads Division is announcing that a portion of Olohena Road near Kamalu Road in Wailua will be closed Oct. 13 and Oct. 14, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting.


Tuesday, October 11, 2022
California couple located safe in Kōke‘e

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua’i Police Department (KPD) have located a missing California couple in Kōke‘e Tuesday morning.


Monday, October 10, 2022
Search for missing Kalihiwai swimmer to resume Tuesday

KALIHIWAI – The search for 19-year-old Jaren Asalele of O‘ahu, who went missing in waters off Kalihiwai Beach on Saturday, will continue Tuesday.


Monday, October 10, 2022
Water service shutdown scheduled for Anini Road on Oct. 11

KILAUEA – The Department of Water (DOW) announces a water service shutdown to conduct valve replacements on Anini Road on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting.


Sunday, October 9, 2022
Search for missing swimmer to resume Monday

KALIHIWAI – The search for a 19-year-old missing swimmer, Jaren Asalele of O‘ahu, in waters off Kalihiwai on the North Shore will continue Monday.


Sunday, October 9, 2022
Rescuers search for missing swimmer in waters off Kalihiwai

KALIHIWAI – Rescuers are actively searching for a missing swimmer in waters off Kalihiwai on the North Shore.


Friday, October 7, 2022
Kaua’i Police seek help finding missing woman

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua’i Police Department (KPD) is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing woman.


Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Kaua’i Police seek help finding missing woman

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua’i Police Department (KPD) is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing woman.


Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from Oct. 10 to Oct. 14

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road, and Kawaihau Road will be closed from Oct. 10 to Oct. 14, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Access gate to Queen’s Bath closed through winter

PRINCEVILLE – Effective immediately, the access gate to Queen’s Bath in Princeville has been closed through winter in the interest of public safety.


Monday, October 3, 2022
Public invited to Rice Street Block Party on Oct. 29; portion of Rice Street will be closed for the event

LĪHU‘E – The public is invited to the Rice Street Block Party, a family-focused event, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29.


Monday, October 3, 2022
Division of Wastewater Management wins ASCE Hawai‘i Section 2022 OCEA award for Best Small Project

LĪHU‘E – On Friday, Sept. 30, representatives from the Department of Public Works and the Division of Wastewater Management received the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Hawai‘i Section 2022 OCEA award for Best Small Project at the Kahala Hotel and Resort on O‘ahu.


Sunday, October 2, 2022
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.


Friday, September 30, 2022
Department of Parks and Recreation Permit Section to experience customer service delays Oct. 6 to Oct. 10

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the public may experience customer service delays with the Permit Section at the Līhu‘e Civic Center in Suite 150 from Thursday, Oct. 6, to Monday, Oct. 10, due to office and workstation renovations.


Friday, September 30, 2022
Housing Agency seeks proposals to construct first 38 homes at Lima Ola

‘ELE‘ELE – The Kaua‘i County Housing Agency is seeking a development partner to construct the first 38 single-family homes in the county’s Lima Ola affordable housing subdivision, in ‘Ele‘ele.


Friday, September 30, 2022
KCCSW recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month with pink lights in October

LĪHU‘E – Through the month of October, the Kaua‘i County Committee on the Status of Women (KCCSW) will illuminate the Historic County Building and the Mo‘ikeha Building Rotunda in pink lights for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


Thursday, September 29, 2022
Grand Jury indicts Kōloa man for terroristic threatening, harassment

LĪHU‘E – On Thursday, Prosecuting Attorney Rebecca Like announced that Lopaka Santos-Dasalia, 20, of Kōloa, was charged via Grand Jury Indictment with two counts of Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree, and one count of Harassment, for an incident involving a bomb threat made against Kōloa Elementary School on September 26, 2022.


Thursday, September 29, 2022
Applications for CDBG program funding opens Oct. 7

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i County Housing Agency will be accepting online applications for funding through its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program in early October.


Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Mayor Kawakami signs Bill No. 2875 Draft 2 relating to the county’s Agricultural Dedication program

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami signed Bill No. 2875, Draft 2, on Monday, repealing the county’s outdated Agricultural Dedication program and enacting a comprehensive revision that provides increased benefits to farmers and administrative improvements for the county.


Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from Oct. 3 to Oct. 8

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road, and Kawaihau Road will be closed from Oct. 3 to Oct. 8, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Wednesday, September 28, 2022
County’s annual vehicle, equipment auction begins Sept. 28

LĪHU‘E – County officials have announced that its annual vehicle and equipment auction is now live on its website, as of Wednesday, Sept. 28.


Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Blessing held Monday for Hā‘upu View workforce housing project in Līhu‘e

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i County Housing Agency, in partnership with the Ahe Group, held a blessing ceremony on Monday for the completion of Ha‘upu View, the county’s newest workforce housing complex on Pua Loke Street in Līhu‘e.


Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Waikomo Road and Poʻipū Road from Oct. 3 to Oct. 19

KŌLOA – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupono Builders are announcing that portions of Kōloa and Poʻipū will be closed Oct. 3 to Oct. 19, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Registration for ballroom dancing classes scheduled for Oct. 9 and Oct. 16

LĪHU‘E – Registration for ballroom dancing classes is scheduled for Oct. 9 and Oct. 16 at the Līhu‘e Neighborhood Center at 6 p.m.


Monday, September 26, 2022
Reminder - Real Property Tax Exemptions deadline is Sept. 30

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i is reminding the public that the deadline to file upcoming 2023 Real Property Tax Exemptions is September 30, 2022.


Saturday, September 24, 2022
Firefighters extinguish brush fire in Anahola on Friday afternoon

ANAHOLA – Kaua‘i Fire Department firefighters responded to a brush fire Friday afternoon that broke out in Anahola.


Friday, September 23, 2022
DOW announces sealed bid auction, inspection by appointment only

LIHUE – The Department of Water (DOW) announces a sealed bid auction sale to dispose used, as-is property from inventory.  Sealed bids must be submitted by 2 p.m. on October 18, 2022.


Friday, September 23, 2022
Occasional traffic delays at Kōloa Road Roundabout scheduled from Sept. 26 to Sept. 30

KŌLOA – The Department of Public Works and Goodfellow Bros. LLC., are announcing occasional traffic delays at the Kōloa Road and Ala Kalanikaumaka intersection to perform work on the Kōloa Road Roundabout central island. The temporary closures are scheduled from September 26 to September 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Friday, September 23, 2022
Water service shutdown scheduled for Anini Road on Sept. 28

KILAUEA – The Department of Water (DOW) announces a water service shutdown on Anini Road to conduct mainline repair and maintenance.  Water service will be turned off on Wednesday, Sept. 28th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting.


Friday, September 23, 2022
Firefighters extinguish brush fire in Anahola on Friday

ANAHOLA – Kaua‘i Fire Department firefighters responded to a brush fire early Friday morning that broke out in Anahola.


Thursday, September 22, 2022
Kaua‘i Department of Liquor Control now accepting online payment options for license fee renewals

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i Department of Liquor Control has expanded its payment options for liquor license fee renewals, and now accepts credit card and Automated Clearing House (ACH) debit transactions.


Thursday, September 22, 2022
Lane closure scheduled for portion of Kōke‘e Road Oct. 3 to Oct. 7

KEKAHA – The Department of Public Works Roads Division is announcing that a portion of Kōke‘e Road near Mana Stream Bridge in Kekaha will be closed Oct. 3 to Oct. 7, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., weather permitting.


Thursday, September 22, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from Sept. 26 to Oct. 1

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road, and Kawaihau Road will be closed from Sept. 26 to Oct. 1, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Two hospitalized following Kapa‘a traffic crash Monday

KAPAA – A 50-year-old Kapa‘a woman and a 52-year-old California woman are hospitalized at Wilcox Medical Center following a traffic crash in Kapa‘a on Monday evening.


Friday, September 16, 2022
Hawai’i’s largest water education festival, ‘Make a Splash’ restarts on Kaua`i

LIHUE -  The Make a Splash with Project WET (Water Education Today) Festival; Hawai’i’s largest water education festival, was held yesterday at the Vidinha Soccer field in Līhu'e, after a 2-year postponement due to the pandemic. The festival is coordinated by the Department of Water (DOW) and involved over 175 volunteers to host more than 750 fifth grade students this year.


Friday, September 16, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from Sept. 19 to Sept. 23

KAPA‘A – The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road, and Kawaihau Road will be closed from Sept. 19 to Sept. 23, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Friday, September 16, 2022
Haleko Road to close for roadside maintenance on Sept. 24

LĪHU‘E – Haleko Road, from Rice Street to Pua Loke Street, will be closed for road maintenance work on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting.


Friday, September 16, 2022
Deadline to participate in AEA needs assessment surveys is Sept. 23

LĪHU‘E – The Agency on Elderly Affairs is reminding the public to participate in two surveys that will help assess the needs of our aging population. The deadline to participate is Friday, Sept. 23.


Thursday, September 15, 2022
County’s rental, utility assistance program enters transitional phase

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i’s Coronavirus Rental and Utility Assistance Program (CRUA), administered by Kaua‘i Federal Credit Union (Kaua‘i FCU), will be undergoing programmatic changes starting Nov. 1, as the program begins to wind down.


Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Lane closures along portions of Kōloa Road scheduled Sept. 19 to 23

KŌLOA – The Department of Public Works and Goodfellow Bros. LLC., are announcing that there will be single-lane closures along portions of Kōloa Road from Sept. 19 to 23, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Firefighters extinguish structure fire in Līhu‘e; three displaced

LĪHU‘E – Firefighters extinguished a structure fire that broke out in a Līhu‘e apartment on Monday, which left three people from two units displaced.


Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Pedestrian dies following Princeville traffic crash

PRINCEVILLE – A 68-year-old Hanalei man died from his injuries after being struck on Kuhio Highway in Princeville Monday night.


Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Firefighters extinguish brush fire in Kalāheo on Monday

KALĀHEO – Firefighters responded to a brush fire Monday afternoon that broke out in a coffee field in Kalāheo.


Monday, September 12, 2022
Operation Keiki Shield results in two arrests on Kaua‘i

LĪHU‘E – Through a partnership with the Department of the Attorney General, its Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), along with numerous federal and military law enforcement partners, the Kaua‘i Police Department and the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney participated in an operation aimed at protecting children from online sexual predators. The operation, known as “Keiki Shield,” resulted in two arrests on Kaua‘i between Sept. 9 and Sept. 11, 2022.


Saturday, September 10, 2022
Lāwa‘i man in critical condition after multiple traffic crashes Friday evening

LĪHU‘E – A 52-year-old man is in critical condition after being involved in multiple traffic crashes late Friday evening.


Friday, September 9, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from Sept. 12 to Sept. 17

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road, and Kawaihau Road will be closed from Sept. 12 to Sept. 17, from  7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The intersection of Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road, and Kawaihau Road will experience temporary traffic shifts and temporary traffic control plans will be in place as construction of the new roundabout continues.


Friday, September 9, 2022
Temporary repairs underway to Yasutake Bridge

WAILUA – The Department of Public Works announces that temporary repairs are underway to Yasutake Bridge, located on Kamalu Road north of Wailua Homesteads Park.


Friday, September 9, 2022
Registration for adult swim lessons scheduled Sept. 17 and Sept. 24; preschool aquatic lessons sign-ups Oct 22

WAIMEA – Registration for adult swim and preschool aquatic lessons will take place later this month at the Waimea swimming pool at 9678 Haiki Road in Waimea. Registration for adult swim lessons are Sept. 17 and Sept. 24. Preschool aquatic lessons sign-ups are Oct. 22. Registration hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Thursday, September 8, 2022
Salvation Army ARC monthly donation event scheduled for Sept. 23

LĪHU‘E – The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) will be on-site at the Kaua‘i Resource Center (KRC) located at 3460 Ahukini Road in Līhu‘e from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. There will be no event for October 2022.


Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Real Property Tax Exemptions deadline is Sept. 30

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i is reminding the public that the deadline to file upcoming 2023 Real Property Tax Exemptions is September 30, 2022.


Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Blessing held Wednesday for Laukona Park Improvements Project

HANAMĀ‘ULU – The Department of Parks and Recreation held a blessing at Laukona Park in Hanamā‘ulu for the Laukona Park Improvements Project grand opening.


Tuesday, September 6, 2022
OED invites public to review, comment on Innovation Grant proposals

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i’s Office of Economic Development (OED) is inviting the public to review and comment on the recently received proposals for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Innovation Grants.


Friday, September 2, 2022
9/11 Day of Service event to be held on Sept. 9

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (Kaua‘i RSVP), sponsored by the County of Kaua‘i Agency on Elderly Affairs, invites the public to attend a special event on Friday, Sept. 9, to honor the heroes and sacrifices made on September 11, 2001.


Friday, September 2, 2022
First responders, bystanders rescue snorkeler from waters off Keālia on Thursday

KEĀLIA – First responders and bystanders rescued a 30-year-old female from waters off Keālia Beach on Thursday afternoon.


Friday, September 2, 2022
HI5 Redemption Center in Kōloa opening delayed on Sunday, Sept. 4

KŌLOA – Due to the closure of Po‘ipū Road during the Kaua‘i Marathon on Sunday, Sept. 4, services at the Kaua‘i Community Recycling Services  (KCRS) HI5 Redemption Center in Kōloa will be delayed.


Thursday, September 1, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from Sept. 6 to Sept. 10

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC. are announcing that portions of Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road, and Kawaihau Road will be closed from Sept. 6 to Sept. 10, from  7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The intersection of Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road, and Kawaihau Road will experience temporary traffic shifts, and temporary traffic control plans will be in place.


Thursday, September 1, 2022
Firefighters extinguish brush fire in Moloa‘a

MOLOA‘A – Kaua‘i Fire Department firefighters responded to a brush fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon in Moloa‘a.


Thursday, September 1, 2022
Kaua‘i Film Office unveils new website, logo for film Kaua‘i

LĪHU‘E – Showcasing the limitless location and seamless production possibilities available to filmmakers on Kaua‘i, the Kaua‘i Film Office, a division of the County of Kaua‘i Office of Economic Development, has launched a new look, logo, and enhanced functionality for its FilmKauai.com website.


Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Male visitor dies in waters off ‘Anini Beach

‘ANINI – An 81-year-old male visitor died Monday afternoon in waters off ‘Anini Beach.


Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Kalāheo from Sept. 6 to Sept. 8

KALĀHEO – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupono Builders are announcing that portions of Kālaheo will be closed Sept. 6 to Sept. 8, weekdays, weather permitting.


Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Piko Road in Lāwa‘i to close Sept. 6 to Sept. 8

LĀWA‘I – The public is advised that Piko Road in Lāwa‘i, from Kaumuali‘i Highway to Kōloa Road, will be closed Sept. 6 to Sept. 8, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Registration opens for Diabetes Self-Management Workshop series

LĪHU‘E – The Agency on Elderly Affairs is accepting registrations for its upcoming Diabetes Self-Management Workshop series, and invites kupuna aged 60 years and older to apply.


Tuesday, August 30, 2022
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of the Labor Day holiday, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5.


Monday, August 29, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Kōke‘e Sept. 7 to Sept. 8

KŌKE‘E – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupono Builders are announcing that portions Kōke‘e Road near Old Mānā Road will be closed Sept. 7 to Sept. 8, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Monday, August 29, 2022
Solid Waste Division announces temporary closures at Hanalei, Kapa‘a refuse transfer stations for maintenance work

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i Solid Waste Division is announcing temporary closures at the Hanalei and Kapa‘a refuse transfer stations for scheduled maintenance work.


Monday, August 29, 2022
The Kaua‘i Bus announces modified schedule for Sept. 4

The public is advised of mod