Quizunderstood: How well do know County of Maui grants?

1. On Jan. 22, according to a Maui Police press release, a 69-year-old male tourist from Washington took a rusted out mortar round that dated to World War II to the Kihei Police Station. Where did the tourist say he found the mortar round? A. Wailea Beach B. Kalama Beach C. Polo Beach D. Keawakapu […]

Maui Police Commission Meeting This Wednesday At UH Maui College

For many years, the Maui Police Commission met in the “Chief’s Conference Room,” a special chamber in the Maui Police Department’s imposing Wailuku headquarters. The room was not generally accessible to the public, and anyone who wasn’t a cop needed to provide identification and get a special escort through the station to get to the […]

Recycling Has Really Taken A Beating Lately, But Will The County Of Maui’s Proposed Waste Conversion Facility Really Keep Most Garbage Out Of The Landfills?

When you live on a small island located more than 2,500 miles from a major land mass, trash is everything. That’s why it’s not surprising that the word “recycling” appears repeatedly in the County of Maui’s General Plan–the 100 or so page document that will supposedly guide the county through the year 2030. Under “Key […]

Quizunderstood: How well do you know A&B’s agribusiness operating losses?

1. On Jan. 2, Maui Brewing Company released a new beer called Lorenzini Double IPA. According to the company, the beer is named for a part of a shark’s anatomy. Which part? A. The fin B. The electro sensory organ C. The eyes D. The olfactory sensory organ E. The tail 2. At the end […]

Ukumehame Rifle Range Shuts Down After Instructor Spots Nene Goose

On Jan. 4, an instructor at the Ukumehame Rifle Range spotted a nene goose in the area, according to a County of Maui press release sent out today. I think you can guess what happened next. “The Department of Parks and Recreation has closed down its Ukumehame rifle range because of a Nene goose nest […]

County Asks Everyone on Maui, Molokai To Conserve Water

Yes, that’s a bad storm we’re going through–so bad that county officials are asking everyone on Maui and Molokai to go easy on the water usage “until further notice.” Here’s the news release sent out a few hours ago: WAILUKU, MAUI, Hawai‘i – The County of Maui Department of Water Supply asks all water consumers […]

2014 Maui Year In Review

This was a year of great storms, both political and climatic. It’s the year we got the new governor that apparently everyone wanted, and the year some of Maui’s most powerful and infamous police officers decided to hang up their badges (some more willing than others). This was the year Kimo Apana attempted to make […]

Unsuccessful County Council Candidate Ka’ala Buenconsejo Takes Over Maui County Parks Department

On Tuesday, Dec. 9, Ka‘ala Buenconsejo became the new County of Maui Parks Department Director, according to an inter-office email sent out by the department’s interim director. “This is to let you know all know there has been an appointment to the Director of Parks and Recreation position,” interim Parks chief Brianne Savage said in the Dec. […]

This Wednesday, Dec. 3: Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa Will Discuss 2015 Plans on Akaku Channel 54

If you find yourself in front of a television screen Wednesday night–say, around 7pm–you might want to tune into Akaku Channel 54. If you do, you’ll see Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa’s regular one-hour show Your County With Mayor Arakawa, but this episode will be be a bit different. According to a Dec. 2 news release, […]

County Of Maui Wants You To Volunteer For Boards And Commissions

The County of Maui would like you to volunteer to be a member of one of their many boards and commissions. Yes, you. “Positions are appointed by the Mayor, confirmed by the County Council and have terms lasting two to five years,” states a Nov. 18 county news release. “While no monetary compensation is provided for […]