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Hiker Medevaced from West Maui Trail, Friday

At 2:33 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017, firefighters responded to the Ohai Loop Trail, near Nakalele Point on Kahekili Highway for a hiker experiencing a medical emergency. Firefighters and paramedics from Napili arrived at the trailhead at around 3:00 p.m. and hiked down the trail on the makai side of Kahekili highway to reach the person. The hiker, a …

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Kahului man dies in a traffic accident in Waikapu

On Saturday, April 22, 2017 at approximately 01:37 a.m., a fatal Motor Vehicle Collision occurred at the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapu.  The collision occurred as a red 2005 Chevrolet 2500 HD Work Truck was traveling east down the private driveway of the King Kamehameha Golf Club when it drifted off the roadway and struck an open metal gate.  …

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24 Year Old Woman Airlifted after Fall at Jaws Surfbreak

At 12:39 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017, firefighters airlifted a woman that had fallen down a steep cliff area overlooking the famed “Jaws” surfbreak in Peahi. The fire department’s Air-1 helicopter found the woman at the bottom of a steep 40 foot slope just below the lookout area to the “Jaws” surfbreak. Rescue personnel secured the woman into a …

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Brown Water Advisory Issued for Honokahua Bay

A Brown Water Advisory is being issued for Honokahua Bay due to heavy rains. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris. Not all waters may be affected, however if the water is brown stay …

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Haleakala National Park cuts back on tour company contracts

Hawaii park officials have announced that starting in 2018 only four companies will be allowed to bring vehicle-based tours into Haleakala National Park. The Maui News reports the Tuesday announcement stated Haleakala EcoTours, Polynesian Adventure Tours, Skyline Eco Adventures and Valley Isle Excursions were awarded 10-year contracts to operate in the park. This year, there are 16 tour companies that …

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Shut Down: Access to Sunflowers Not Allowed

Maui’s interest in Pacific Biodiesel’s blooming sunflowers have been overwhelming. The company, which is responsible for this new island attraction, released a statement via Facebook that delivered the news that access and parking near the farm is now prohibited. Hundreds of people, local and tourist alike, visited the farm, which subsequently dominated social media feeds for days. “We are proud …

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Lettuce and kale sales drop as response to rat lungworm disease grow

Lettuce and kale sales have dropped on Maui, a direct response to an unusually high number of rat lungworm cases recently. The “Maui News” reports one grocery store manager is saying everyone is really sensitive to where produce is coming from. It has prompted some stores to buy produce from neighbor islands and that could cripple Maui farmers. More on …

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Real Property Tax Sale Set for May 16

The County of Maui Department of Finance announced it will be holding a real property tax sale on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 and will continue the sale on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 if necessary. The sale will auction off properties that have been delinquent for three or more years and have received their final notice of tax sale. The tax …

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Tax Casualty? Maui County Carnival

The 2nd Annual Maui County Carnival, scheduled for April 6-9, 2017, has been canceled.  Skyrocketing state government fees have been blamed as one reason for the cancellation. In April 2016, E.K. Fernandez Shows brought the carnival to Maui for four days at the War Memorial Complex in Wailuku.  The inaugural event featured rides, games, food, entertainment, and special attractions.  The …

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Roy’s New Humble Market Kitchin

It’s new, but has some elements of what it was before. The multi-million dollar renovation at the Wailea Beach Resort, formally Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, reached completion a few months ago and with the launch of the fresh look, and added enhancements, came Roy Yamaguchi’s latest installment — Humble Market Kitchin. “Sustainability is about our economy, our educational system, …

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