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Final EA issued for West Maui Recycled Water System Project

WEST MAUI — Progress on the development of the West Maui Recycled Water System Project inched forward with the publication of the Final Environmental Assessment (FEA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) in the state Office of Environmental Quality Control’s The Environmental Notice ...

Ka Malu Ulu O Lele seeks to restore the historical breadbasket of Lahaina

LAHAINA — The beauty and value of the aloha spirit is manifested in many ways in Hawaii, and nowhere is this more evident than in the “giving back” philosophy of its people. The highly revered Hawaiian tenants of malama, kupono and kokua all combine to form the altruism that ...

The Nature Conservancy conducting EAR research on spinner dolphins

To gain a better understanding of how wildlife and humans use protected bays, underwater recording devices were deployed on Maui and Lanai to record sounds from marine mammals and boats. The devices were deployed by a coalition of conservation groups in partnership with government ...

Department of Water Supply urges water conservation in West Maui

WEST MAUI — West Maui residents and businesses served by the County of Maui Department of Water Supply are reminded to voluntarily conserve water while the Mahinahina Water Treatment Facility undergoes upgrades. The facility is expected to be back online no later than Aug. 6, 2021. ...

‘Celebrations’ to be featured at Rotary meeting

KAANAPALI — “Celebrations” will be the topic at the hybrid meeting of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29, at the Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant at the Royal Lahaina Resort. The meeting will also be available via Zoom for those who wish to view ...

Valedictorian Cael Yasutake stands out as a leader among his class

LAHAINA — The true grit integrity of Maui’s West Side community is manifested in many ways, and particularly in the young adults moving on from high school to the next chapter of their lives. The Lahainaluna High School Class of 2021 is a sterling representation of this, and class ...

Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pa‘u Parade going virtual Saturday

WAILUKU — The 2021 Naā Kamehameha Commemorative Pa‘u Parade and Ho‘olaule‘a is going virtual. The event features pre-recorded content that will air Saturday, June 19, on Facebook LIVE at www.facebook.com/nkcpph. The pa‘u parade airs first at 9 a.m. and will showcase Maui ...

High wave flooding in West Maui predicted through new online tool

WEST MAUI — A high-resolution, real-time wave run-up forecast tool, able to predict coastal flooding up to six days in advance, has been developed for the West Maui shoreline. The Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) created the novel online tool that will help increase ...

Clifford Nae‘ole honored with Historic Preservation Award

KAPALUA — Clifford Nae‘ole, community advocate and Hawaiian cultural advisor for The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, was recently recognized with a Historic Preservation Award from the Historic Hawaii Foundation during its 47th annual Preservation Honor Awards. The awards recognize and ...

Chris Salem shines in all aspects of life

WEST MAUI — Just at the age of 14, Christopher Salem of Napili is already a bright, rising star here on the West Side. Home schooled by parents Chris and Chea Salem through the sixth grade and then studying with the Hawaii Technology Academy before enrolling at Maui Preparatory Academy this ...