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The Public Works Department's Road Resurfacing and Bridge Status Map tracks the progress made for our Island Wide Road Resurfacing projects. This map can be used to view the projects' location and costs along with the condition of bridges throughout the county. Motorists can use this map to navigate to specific areas within the county, search for information on a specific road, and plan their routes around potential traffic delays.

 

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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 modifications to The Kaua‘i Bus schedule that will be in effect on Sunday, Sept. 4, to accommodate The Kaua‘i Marathon and Half Marathon.


Monday, August 29, 2022
Lane closures for Po‘ipū Road scheduled from Sept. 1 to Sept. 30

KŌLOA - The Department of Public Works and Pacific Concrete Cutting and Coring, Inc., are announcing that portions of Po‘ipū Road near Kōloa Elementary School will be closed from Sept. 1 to Sept. 30, on weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No work will occur on Sep. 5 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.


Sunday, August 28, 2022
Wainiha-Haena conservation notice lifted

HAENA -  The Department of Water (DOW) has lifted the water conservation notice for Wainiha-Hā'ena customers as of approximately 9 p.m. this evening. 


Sunday, August 28, 2022
Water conservation notice issued for Wainiha-Haena until further notice

(6:30 p.m.) HAENA-  The Department of Water (DOW) has issued an immediate water conservation notice for Wainiha-Hā'ena customers due an electrical power outage affecting the pump station facilities.  Customers are advised to limit water use to essential needs only; such as cooking, drinking and sanitation needs, until further notice in order to avoid a full water service outage.


Saturday, August 27, 2022
Red Flag Warning for Kaua‘i County in effect Aug. 27

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the leeward areas of Kaua‘i County to be in effect on Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The warning may be extended, dropped, or modified as conditions develop.


Friday, August 26, 2022
Lane closures on ‘Akuli Street, Hanamāʻulu Road near King Kaumuali‘i Elementary School scheduled from Aug. 29 to Sept. 9

HANAMĀʻULU – The Department of Public Works and Goodfellow Bros. LLC., are announcing that sections of ‘Akuli Street and Hanamāʻulu Road will be under short lane closures from Aug. 29 to Sept. 9, on weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No work will occur on Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.


Thursday, August 25, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Waikomo Road Aug. 30 to Sept. 2

KŌLOA– The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupono Builders are announcing that portions of Waikomo Road in Kōloa will be closed Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 (revised), from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Thursday, August 25, 2022
One-lane closures scheduled for Waha and Lauoho roads Aug. 26 to Aug. 31

KALĀHEO – The public is advised that portions of Waha and Lauoho roads in Kalāheo will be under one-lane closures from Aug. 26 to Aug. 31, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting.


Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from Aug. 29 to Sept. 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 from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2, 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.


Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Planning Department’s front counter will be closed on Wednesday, Aug. 24

LĪHU‘E – The Planning Department’s front counter at the Kapule Building in the Līhu‘e Civic Center will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 24, while the area undergoes repairs to damages caused by a leak to the building’s air conditioning unit.


Friday, August 19, 2022
Firefighters extinguish brush fire in Kaumakani

KAUMAKANI – Firefighters responded to a brush fire that broke out Thursday afternoon in Kaumakani.


Thursday, August 18, 2022
Emergency water service shutdown, lane closure on portion of Waha Road

KALAHEO -  The Department of Water (DOW) announces an emergency water service shutdown and lane closure on a portion of Waha Road near the intersection of Lauoho Road and Waha Road due to a mainline break.  Water service will be turned off at approximately 9:30 p.m. this evening and will remain shutoff for 4 to 6 hours to allow DOW crews to conduct investigation and emergency repairs.


Thursday, August 18, 2022
Kaua‘i Bus route changes, road closures announced for Visitor Industry Charity Walk on Aug. 20

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Bus is announcing bus route changes for Saturday, Aug. 20, due to the Visitor Industry Charity Walk in Līhu‘e.


Thursday, August 18, 2022
Firefighters extinguish 8-acre brush fire in Anahola on Wednesday

ANAHOLA – Kaua‘i firefighters extinguished an 8-acre brush fire that broke out in Anahola on Wednesday.


Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from Aug. 22 to Aug. 26

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 Aug. 22 to Aug. 26, 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.


Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Firefighters extinguish 2-acre brush fire in Kōke‘e Monday

KŌKE‘E – First responders extinguished a 2-acre brush fire that broke out on Monday in Kōke‘e.


Tuesday, August 16, 2022
2022 PRIMARY ELECTION RECOUNT

Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i – A recount of votes cast for the Kaua‘i County Council contest was conducted on Monday, August 15, 2022, pursuant to Section 11‐158, Hawai‘i Revised Statutes.  The results of the recount did not alter the makeup of the top 14 candidates who will appear on the ballot of the 2022 General Election.


Monday, August 15, 2022
Office of the Mayor accepting proposals for FY 2022-2023 grants

LĪHUʻE – The County of Kaua‘i Office of the Mayor is accepting proposals from non-profit organizations for its FY 2022-2023 grants-in-aid program.


Friday, August 12, 2022
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of Statehood Day, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Friday, Aug. 19.


Thursday, August 11, 2022
Portion of Menehune Road, Waimea Swinging Bridge to be closed Aug. 13 to Aug. 26

WAIMEA – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Prometheus Construction are announcing that a portion of Menehune Road and the Waimea Swinging Bridge be closed from Aug. 13 to Aug. 26, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting.


Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from Aug. 15 to Aug. 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 Aug. 15 to Aug. 18, 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.


Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Red Flag Warning for Kaua‘i County to be in effect Aug. 10

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the leeward areas of Kaua‘i County to be in effect on Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The warning may be extended, dropped, or modified as conditions develop.


Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Fire Weather Watch for Kaua‘i County to go into effect Aug. 10

The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the leeward areas of Kaua‘i County that goes into effect on Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Maluhia Road to close for annual clean-up on Aug. 19

KŌLOA – The public is advised that Maluhia Road, from Kaumuali‘i Highway to Ala Kino‘iki junction, will be closed on Friday, Aug. 19, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Monday, August 8, 2022
Visitor dies of apparent drowning after bodyboarding in waters off Wainiha Bay

WAINIHA – A 28-year-old male visitor died Saturday morning after being pulled from waters off Wainiha Bay Friday evening.


Monday, August 8, 2022
Lane closures for portion of Po‘ipū Road scheduled from Aug. 15 to Aug. 31

KŌLOA - The Department of Public Works and Pacific Concrete Cutting and Coring, Inc., are announcing that portions of Poipū Road near Kōloa Elementary School will be closed from Aug. 15 to Aug. 31, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Friday, August 5, 2022
Portion of Olohena Road near Olohena Bridge No. 2 in Wailua to close Aug. 8, Aug. 10, and Aug. 11

WAILUA – The Department of Public Works announces that a portion of Olohena Road near Olohena Bridge No. 2 will be closed on Aug. 8, Aug. 10, and Aug. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., weather permitting.


Friday, August 5, 2022
Portion of Weke Road in Hanalei to close Aug. 9

HANALEI – The Department of Public Works announces that a portion of Weke Road in Hanalei near Hanalei Black Pot Beach Park will be closed on Aug. 9, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Thursday, August 4, 2022
Water services restored to customers in Nawiliwili area

(11 p.m.) LIHUE -  The Department of Water (DOW) has completed the main line repairs and flushing protocols on the mainline and have restored water services to those impacted by the emergency shutdown.  Customers may now resume normal water use.


Thursday, August 4, 2022
Firefighters extinguish brush fire in Kōke‘e Wednesday

KŌKE‘E  – Kaua‘i Fire Department firefighters extinguished a brush fire that broke out on Kōke‘e Road on Wednesday.


Thursday, August 4, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Poʻipū Road from Aug. 9 to Aug. 12

POʻIPŪ – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupuno Builders are announcing that portions of Poipu will be closed Aug. 9 to  Aug. 12, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Thursday, August 4, 2022
Emergency water service shutdown in Nawiliwili area due to mainline break

LIHUE -  The Department of Water (DOW) announces an emergency water service shutdown on a portion of Rice Street from Ho’olaulea Way to Wa’apa Road, including Wa’apa Road and a portion of Nawiliwili Road from Wa’apa Road to Kanoa Street due to recent mainline break in the area.  Water service is being turned off for approximately 6 to 7 hours to conduct investigation and repairs of the severe mainline break.


Wednesday, August 3, 2022
KPD arrests four men in connection with counterfeit jewelry scam, reminds public to stay vigilant

LĪHU‘E – Kaua‘i police arrested four men on Tuesday, in connection with selling counterfeit jewelry.


Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from Aug. 8 to Aug. 12

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 Aug. 8 to Aug. 12 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Salvation Army ARC monthly donation event scheduled for Friday, Aug. 19

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, Aug. 19, 2022.


Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Hanalei Beach parking lots to be closed for temporary repairs Aug. 4

HANALEI – The Department of Parks and Recreation (DOPR) is announcing that County parking lots at Hanalei Bay will be temporarily closed on Aug. 4, from 6 to 11:30 a.m.


Tuesday, August 2, 2022
KPD warns of counterfeit jewelry scam on Kaua‘i

LĪHU‘E – Kaua‘i police are warning the public to be aware of a recent scam on Kaua‘i involving the selling of counterfeit jewelry.


Monday, August 1, 2022
OED accepting proposals for FY 2022-2023 Innovation Grants

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i’s Office of Economic Development is now requesting proposals for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Innovation Grants.


Monday, August 1, 2022
2022 PRIMARY ELECTION VOTER SERVICE CENTER

Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i – The Voter Service Center (VSC) for the 2022 Primary Election opened at 8:00 a.m. today, August 1, 2022, in the basement of the Historic County Annex Building in Līhu‘e.


Monday, August 1, 2022
Kapa‘a Swimming Pool to close for renovations starting Aug. 13

KAPA‘A – The Department of Parks and Recreation (DOPR) is announcing that the Kapa‘a Swimming Pool will be closed to the public starting Aug. 13, 2022, for renovations.


Saturday, July 30, 2022
Red Flag Warning issued for Kaua‘i County to be in effect July 31

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the leeward areas of Kaua‘i County in effect on July 31, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The warning may be extended, dropped or modified as conditions develop.


Friday, July 29, 2022
Fire Weather Watch for Kaua‘i County to go into effect July 31

The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the leeward areas of Kaua‘i County that goes into effect on July 31, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Friday, July 29, 2022
Water conservation notice issued for Anini Road and Kalihiwai Bay View Estates until further notice

(10 a.m.) KILAUEA -  The Department of Water (DOW) and Princeville Utilities Co., Inc. (PUCI) has issued an immediate water conservation notice for DOW customers in Kalihiwai Bay View Estates and on Anini Road due to an electrical issue affecting PUCI’s pumps.  Customers are advised to limit water use to essential needs only such as drinking, cooking and sanitation needs until further notice to avoid a full water service outage.


Friday, July 29, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Kalāheo from Aug. 2 to Aug. 10

KALĀHEO – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupuno Builders are announcing that portions of Kālaheo will be closed Aug. 2 to  Aug. 10, weekdays, weather permitting


Friday, July 29, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Kekaha Road, Akialoa Road Aug. 1 to Aug. 10

KEKAHA – The Department of Public Works and Geolabs, Inc. are announcing that sections Kekaha Road and Akialoa Road will be under one-lane closures from Aug. 1 to Aug. 10, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Road closures for Historic Kōloa Plantation Days Parade scheduled July 30

KŌLOA – The annual Historic Kōloa Plantation Days Parade is scheduled for Saturday, July 30, at 10 a.m.


Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from Aug. 1 to Aug. 5

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 Aug. 1 to Aug. 5 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Water service shutdown scheduled in Wailua on July 28

WAILUA -  The Department of Water (DOW) announces a water service shutdown scheduled on a portion of Kamalu Road; between Opaeka’a Road and Heamoi Place, including Kololia Place, Pilikua Place, and Heamoi Place in Wailua on Thursday, July 28, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting.


Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Lane closures on ‘Akuli Street and Hanamāʻulu Road near King Kaumualiʻi Elementary School scheduled from Aug. 1 to Aug. 12

HANAMĀʻULU – The Department of Public Works and Goodfellow Bros. LLC., are announcing that sections of ‘Akuli Street and Hanamāʻulu Road will be under short lane closures from August 1 to August 12, on weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Monday, July 25, 2022
Firefighter injured after KFD personnel extinguishes Kealia fire on Sunday

KEALIA  – A Kaua‘i Fire Department firefighter was injured Sunday after first responders extinguished a fire in Kealia.


Monday, July 25, 2022
Fiscal Year 2022-2023 first installment Real Property Tax due Aug. 22

LĪHU‘E – County officials would like to remind Kaua‘i property owners that the first installment of real property taxes for the 2022-2023 tax year are due on Monday, August 22, 2022.


Monday, July 25, 2022
2022 PRIMARY ELECTION DROP BOXES

Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i – Official ballot drop boxes will be deployed on Monday, July 25, 2022, at the following locations.


Friday, July 22, 2022
Blessing held for Mana Olana Emergency and Transitional Shelter Improvements project on Friday

LĪHU‘E – A blessing was held on Friday for the completion of the Mana Olana Emergency and Transitional Shelter Improvements project at Kaua‘i Economic Opportunity in Līhu‘e.


Friday, July 22, 2022
Lane closure for portion of Umi Street in Līhu‘e scheduled July 25 to July 29

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Pipeworks announces that a portion of Umi Street, between Rice St and Ewalu St, in Lihue will be closed July 25 to July 29 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Friday, July 22, 2022
Public Notice of Ballot Mailing

Līhu‘e, Kaua‘ Kaua‘i 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 Primary Election will be on Friday, July 22, 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.


Thursday, July 21, 2022
Salvation Army ARC Monthly Donation Event, Friday, July 29

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 Lihue from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, July 29, 2022.


Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Lane closures for Kawaihau Road scheduled from July 25 to July 29

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Kawaihau Road will be closed from July 25 to July 29 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Monday, July 18, 2022
Lane closures for Poʻipū Road scheduled from July 21 to Aug. 12

KŌLOA - The Department of Public Works and Pacific Concrete Cutting and Coring, Inc., are announcing that portions of Poʻipū Road will be closed from July 21 to Aug. 12 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Monday, July 18, 2022
Portion of Ho‘one Road in Po‘ipū remains closed; County assessing damages caused by historic south swell

PO‘IPŪ – Due to extensive damage caused by a historic south swell over the weekend, Ho‘one Road – from Pane Road to Pe‘e Road – is closed to the public until further notice.


Friday, July 15, 2022
High Surf Warning issued for all south-facing shores

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a High Surf Warning for all south-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau, that will take effect starting 6 a.m. Saturday, through 6 a.m. Monday.


Friday, July 15, 2022
Wailua man dies after traffic crash Wednesday morning

WAILUA – A Wailua man has died following a single-vehicle crash on Kuamo‘o Road in Wailua early Wednesday morning.


Thursday, July 14, 2022
Male visitor involved in single-vehicle crash Monday

KAPA‘A – A 21-year-old California man was involved in a single-vehicle crash on Olohena Road in Kapa‘a on Monday. 


Thursday, July 14, 2022
Water conservation notice lifted for Wainiha-Haena

(9 a.m.) WAINIHA- The Department of Water (DOW) has lifted the water conservation notice for Wainiha-Haena customers.  


Thursday, July 14, 2022
Ocean Safety Bureau officials advising no swimming, snorkeling for east-, south-, and west-facing shores; High Surf Advisory in effect

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


Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Lane closures for Kawaihau Road scheduled from July 18 to July 22

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Kawaihau Road will be closed from July 18 to July 22 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Water conservation notice issued from Wainiha to Haena until further notice

(8:15 p.m.) HAENA - The Department of Water (DOW) has issued an immediate water conservation notice from Wainiha to Hā'ena until further notice, due to an electrical power outage affecting water system facilities.  Customers are advised to limit water use to essential needs only, such as drinking, cooking and sanitation purposes, to avoid a full water service outage. 


Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Water service shutdown, road closure scheduled for Hau'a'ala Road on July 19-21

KAPA’A – The Department of Water (DOW) announces a water service shutdown and road closure to conduct mainline replacement work on a portion of Hau’a’ala Road; between Moa Road and Kawaihau Road, in Kapa’a from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 19-21, 2022, weather permitting.


Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Hanapēpē man arrested following hit and run in Kapa‘a on July 2

KAPA‘A – A Hanapēpē man was arrested following a hit and run on a portion of Kūhiō Highway in Kapa‘a on July 2, 2022.


Monday, July 11, 2022
Maluhia Road to close for community clean-up on July 16

KŌLOA – The public is advised that Maluhia Road, from Kaumuali‘i Highway to Ala Kino‘iki junction, will be closed on Saturday, July 16, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a community clean-up.


Friday, July 8, 2022
Full-scale, multi-agency exercises set for next week

LĪHU‘E – County and state agencies and other emergency response partners are conducting joint training and exercises on Kaua‘i that started this week with the Hawai'i National Guard’s 93rd Civil Support Team (CST).


Friday, July 8, 2022
Statement by Mayor Kawakami on the death of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami issues the following statement on the assassination of former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.


Thursday, July 7, 2022
Residents, visitors encouraged to take online survey to assess transportation preferences

LĪHU‘E – The Office of Economic Development is inviting residents and visitors to complete a survey to assess transportation preferences on Kaua‘i.


Thursday, July 7, 2022
Reminder: Bottle Caps not accepted for HI5 redemption centers

LĪHU‘E – Due to new markings on certain beverage containers, the Public Works Solid Waste Division would like to remind the public that bottle caps are not accepted at HI5 redemption centers or in the Kaua‘i Recycles green drop bins.


Thursday, July 7, 2022
Lane closures for Kawaihau Road scheduled from July 11 to July 15

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Kawaihau Road will be closed from July 11 to July 15 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Friday, July 1, 2022
First responders rescue 3 visitors in Po‘ipū waters Thursday

PO‘IPŪ – First responders conducted an ocean rescue involving three California visitors in Po‘ipū Thursday afternoon.


Friday, July 1, 2022
Lane closure scheduled for Lanikai Street in Wailua July 7 to July 15

WAILUA – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Kaiwa Construction announces that a portion of Lanikai Street in Wailua will be closed July 7 to July 15, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Lane closures for Kawaihau Road scheduled from July 5 to July 8

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Kawaihau Road will be closed from July 5 to July 8 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Kaua’i Police Department completes first summer camp for Aspiring Investigators last week

LIHU’E – The Kaua’i Police Department completed its first 2022 Police Investigations and Forensic Science Camp for incoming high school juniors to outgoing seniors and collegiate level. 


Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Lane closures on ‘Akuli Street and Hanamāʻulu Road near King Kaumualiʻi Elementary School scheduled from July 5 to July 15

HANAMĀʻULU – The Department of Public Works and Goodfellow Bros. LLC., are announcing that sections of ‘Akuli Street and Hanamāʻulu Road will be under short lane closures from July 5 to July 15, on weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Kekaha Family Fun Day, Play Streets event scheduled for July 2

KEKAHA – E Ola Mau Na Leo O Kekaha is inviting the public to the Kekaha Family Fun Day to celebrate the Independence Day weekend at the Kekaha Neighborhood Center on Saturday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Tuesday, June 28, 2022
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of Independence Day, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Monday, July 4.


Monday, June 27, 2022
Residents reminded of fireworks laws for the Fourth of July holiday

LĪHU‘E – Kaua‘i Fire officials remind the public that fireworks and firecrackers may only be ignited on private property between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. on July 4.


Friday, June 24, 2022
Chief Michael Gibson assumes command of Kaua‘i Fire Department

LĪHU‘E – Fire Chief Michael Gibson assumed command of the Kaua‘i Fire Department on Friday, June 24, in a Change of Command ceremony held at the Līhu‘e Civic Center’s Mo‘ikeha Rotunda.


Friday, June 24, 2022
With Roe Overturned, 83 Elected Prosecutors Commit to Not Prosecute Abortions

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision today to overturn Roe v. Wade, 83 elected prosecutors from around the nation committed to use their well-established discretion and refuse to prosecute those who seek, assist in or provide abortions, calling the criminalization of abortion care “a mockery of justice.” These elected prosecutors – collectively representing nearly 87 million people from 28 states and territories and the District of Columbia, including nearly 27 million from 11 states where abortion is now banned or likely to be banned – argue in a joint statement that using limited criminal justice resources to prosecute personal healthcare decisions runs counter to their obligation to pursue justice and promote public safety. Kaua‘i Prosecuting Attorney Rebecca Like was one of the elected prosecutors who signed onto the joint statement.


Thursday, June 23, 2022
Walking tour, public meeting for Līhu‘e Civic Center Mobility Plan scheduled June 29 and June 30

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i and the State of Hawai‘i together are launching the Līhu‘e Civic Center Mobility Plan to improve transportation options and accessibility at the Līhu‘e Civic Center. The public is invited to share their ideas during the Līhu‘e Civic Center Mobility Plan Charrette Week, which is a series of interactive public events including a walking tour and public meeting held on June 29 and June 30. For those who cannot attend in person, a Zoom option will be available.


Thursday, June 23, 2022
Lane closure scheduled for portion of Waha Road in Kalāheo June 28 to July 1

KALĀHEO – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Arrroyo’s Plumbing LLC announces that a portion of Waha Road in Kalāheo will be closed June 28 to July 1 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting.  


Thursday, June 23, 2022
Ocean Safety officials post Box Jellyfish signs at Po‘ipū and Salt Pond beach parks

PO‘IPŪ and HANAPĒPĒ – Ocean Safety officials have posted “Box Jellyfish” signs at Po‘ipū and Salt Pond beach parks. Beachgoers are urged to follow all warning signs.


Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Life imprisonment sentence upheld for 2017 fatal Wailua traffic collision

LĪHU‘E – On Wednesday, Prosecuting Attorney Rebecca Like announced that the Hawai‘i Supreme Court denied a petition for review by Cody Safadago, formerly of Washington State. Safadago sought to overturn his convictions, including Manslaughter, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle, Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant, etc. He was convicted of those offenses after a jury trial held before Fifth Circuit Judge Randal G.B. Valenciano in 2019.


Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Lane closures for Kawaihau Road scheduled from June 27 to July 1

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Kawaihau Road will be closed from June 27 to July 1 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Design for temporary repairs to Yasutake Bridge underway

WAILUA – The Department of Public Works announces that designs are underway for temporary repairs to Yasutake Bridge, located on Kamalu Road north of Wailua Homesteads Park. Consor Engineers, an engineering consultant for the County of Kaua‘i, is working with county officials to design a temporary bridge.


Tuesday, June 21, 2022
North Shore Flood Mitigation survey available

LĪHU‘E – Hale Halawai 'Ohana O Hanalei is conducting a survey to collect community input to advise on the implementation and financial distribution of $7,285,000 for North Shore Watershed Flood Mitigation Sub-grants.


Monday, June 20, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Pu‘u Road in Kalāheo June 23 to July 21

KALĀHEO – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupuno Builders are announcing that portions of Pu‘u Road in Kālaheo will be closed June 23 to  July 21, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Monday, June 20, 2022
DOW’s 2022 Water Quality Reports now available

LIHUE – The Department of Water’s (DOW) 2022 Water Quality Reports, covering from Jan. 1, 2021, to Dec. 31, 2021, are now available to view on the DOW’s website at www.kauaiwater.org


Friday, June 17, 2022
KFD promotes 8 firefighters at special ceremony Friday

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Fire Department (KFD) held a special ceremony Friday morning at the Līhu‘e Civic Center to promote eight firefighters.


Friday, June 17, 2022
Lane closure at the Intersection of Kōloa Road and Kaumuali‘i Highway scheduled for June 21 to June 24

LĀWA‘I – The Department of Public Works and Goodfellow Bros. LLC., are announcing a scheduled closure at the turn lane off Kōloa Road onto Kaumuali’i Highway June 21 to June 24 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Friday, June 17, 2022
Portion of Menehune Road, Waimea Swinging Bridge to be closed June 27 to Aug. 12

WAIMEA – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Prometheus Constriction are announcing that a portion of Menehune Road and the Waimea Swinging Bridge be closed on weekdays, June 27 to Aug. 12, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., weather permitting. However, local traffic may pass through the area from noon to 12:30 p.m.


Thursday, June 16, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Olohena, Kamalu roads June 20 and June 22

WAILUA – The Department of Public Works and its contractor GP Roadway Solutions are announcing that portions of Olohena Road and Kamalu Road in Wailua will be closed June 20 and June 22, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting.


Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Salvation Army ARC monthly donation event scheduled Friday, June 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. onFriday, June 24.


Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Registration now open for 2022 Drug Summit

LĪHU‘E – Registration is now open for the 2022 Drug Summit on Wednesday, June 29, from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Kaua‘i Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom.


Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Lane closures for Kawaihau Road scheduled from June 20 to June 24

KAPA‘A – The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Kawaihau Road will be closed from June 20 to June 24 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Mobile testing van shifts to a new weekday schedule starting June 27

LĪHUʻE – The County of Kaua‘i and Kaua‘i District Health Office announces that the free COVID-19 mobile testing van will no longer be available on weekends, and will shift to a Monday through Friday schedule starting June 27. While the days of service are changing, the mobile testing van will continue to serve all original locations.


Tuesday, June 14, 2022
The Kaua‘i Bus announces temporary closure of Kapa‘a High School Pavilion bus stop starting June 15

KAPA‘A – Starting Wednesday, June 15, the Kaua‘i Bus will not be stopping at the Kapa‘a High School Pavilion stop on Route 60 – Kapahi Shuttle, until further notice. The closure serves as a safety precaution due to the ongoing construction in the area.


Monday, June 13, 2022
Fishermen rescued after boat capsizes in waters off Nāwiliwili on Sunday

NĀWILIWILI – Three fishermen were rescued Sunday morning after their boat sunk in waters off Nāwiliwili.


Thursday, June 9, 2022
Yasutake Bridge in Wailua to be closed until further notice starting June 10

WAILUA – The Department of Public Works announces that Yasutake Bridge, located on Kamalu Road north of Wailua Homesteads Park, will be closed until further notice starting at noon on June 10, 2022.


Thursday, June 9, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Pai Street in Kalāheo June 16 and June 17

KALĀHEO – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupuno Builders are announcing that portions of Pai Street in Kālaheo will be closed June 16 and June 17 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Thursday, June 9, 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, as it will ensure efficiency and offer a better experience for all.


Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Kaua‘i Fire Department Prevention Bureau advises brushfire preparedness for dry summer conditions

LĪHU‘E – In preparation for drier conditions starting late June, the Kaua‘i Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau advises the public to prepare for potential brushfires.


Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Kaua‘i Police Department seeks the public’s help in locating stolen vehicles

 LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating two vehicles that were reported stolen on Monday, June 6, 2022. 


Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from June 13 to June 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 June 13 to June 17 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Firefighters respond to multiple fires Monday

Firefighters extinguished two structure fires on Monday – one at a condo unit in Princeville and one at a residence in Wailua.


Monday, June 6, 2022
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of Kamehameha Day, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Friday, June 10.


Sunday, June 5, 2022
Firefighters extinguish 25-acre brush fire in ‘Ele‘ele

PORT ALLEN  – Kaua‘i firefighters extinguished a brush fire that broke out in a 25-acre area in ‘Ele‘ele on Saturday. Although most of the fire was extinguished, crews were on the scene Sunday to put out flare-ups and hot spots.


Friday, June 3, 2022
Lane closures for portions of Kōloa, Maluhia roads June 6 to June 16

KŌLOA - The Department of Public Works Roads Division is announcing one-lane closures for portions of Kōloa from June 6 to June 16, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting.


Friday, June 3, 2022
Firefighters extinguish structure fire in Wailua on Thursday

WAILUA – Firefighters extinguished a structure in Wailua Thursday evening.


Thursday, June 2, 2022
Water emergency preparedness tips and standard service advisory reminders from DOW

LIHUE –The Department of Water (DOW) reminds residents of water emergency preparedness tips and water service advisories that may be issued during an emergency or severe weather event. 


Thursday, June 2, 2022
Upcoming workshop series aims to help seniors with diabetes

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.


Thursday, June 2, 2022
Agency on Elderly Affairs encourages public to participate in needs assessment surveys

LĪHU‘E – The Agency on Elderly Affairs is encouraging the public to participate in two surveys that will help assess the needs of our aging population.


Thursday, June 2, 2022
Lane closures on ‘Akuli Street and Hanamāʻulu Road near King Kaumualiʻi Elementary School scheduled from June 6 to June 17

HANAMĀʻULU – The Department of Public Works and Goodfellow Bros. LLC., are announcing that sections of ‘Akuli Street and Hanamāʻulu Road will be under short lane closures from June 6 to June 17, on weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Thursday, June 2, 2022
Lane closure at the Intersection of Kōloa Road and Kaumuali‘i Highway scheduled from June 6 to June 9

LĀWA‘I – The Department of Public Works and Goodfellow Bros. LLC., are announcing a scheduled closure at the turn lane off Kōloa Road onto Kaumuali’i Highway June 6 to June 9 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Lane closures for portions of Pa‘anau Road in Kōloa scheduled June 6 to June 30

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


Wednesday, June 1, 2022
First responders conduct multiple ocean rescues in Po‘ipū on Tuesday; High Surf Advisory remains in effect for south-facing shores

PO‘IPŪ – First responders conducted multiple ocean rescues in Po‘ipū on Tuesday during high surf conditions. Ocean Safety Bureau officials advise no swimming as a High Surf Advisory remains in effect for south-facing shores through Thursday morning.


Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from June 6 to June 9

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 June 6 to June 9 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, May 31, 2022
High Surf Warning issued for south-facing shores

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for all south-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau that is currently in effect through noon, Wednesday.


Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Hurricane season starts June 1

LĪHU‘E – The hurricane season in the central Pacific region, which includes Hawai'i, starts on June 1 and runs through Nov. 30.


Sunday, May 29, 2022
Firefighters extinguish brush fire on Saturday night

LĪHU‘E – Firefighters responded to a brush fire Saturday night behind a runway at the Līhu‘e Airport.


Thursday, May 26, 2022
Reminder: Kaua‘i job fair set for May 27

PUHI – On Friday, May 27, a job fair will be held from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Kaua‘i Philippine Cultural Center in Puhi.


Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from May 31 to June 3

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 May 31 to June 3 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, May 25, 2022
KPD increases patrols around schools

LĪHU‘E –  As the country witnessed yet another school shooting yesterday in Uvalde, Texas, the Kaua‘i Police Department is taking active steps toward securing our schools and preventing any such tragedy from happening in our community.


Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Renters, landlords encouraged to apply for financial assistance through CRUA program

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), has reopened and officials are encouraging renters and landlords in need of financial assistance to apply.


Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Papalina Road in Kalāheo May 31 to June 13

KALĀHEO – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupuno Builders are announcing that portions of Papalina Road in Kālaheo, from Waha Road to Kaumuali‘i Highway, will be closed May 31  to June 13, on weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Registration for Summer Golf Program begins on June 7

The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that registration for the Summer Golf Program begins on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Wailua Golf Course Pro Shop.


Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Kauai Police Records section window closed temporarily

LĪHU‘E – Walk-up service for the Kaua‘i Police Department Records window will be closed today due to staffing shortages.


Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Ocean Safety officials post Box Jellyfish signs at Po‘ipū and Salt Pond beach parks

PO‘IPŪ and HANAPĒPĒ – Ocean Safety officials have posted “Box Jellyfish” signs at Po‘ipū and Salt Pond beach parks. Beachgoers are urged to follow all warning signs.


Monday, May 23, 2022
Solid Waste general phone line unavailable, Kaua‘i Resource Center closed May 24 due to employee training

LĪHU‘E – Due to employee training, the general phone line for Solid Waste and Recycling will not be available on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Additionally, the Kaua‘i Resource Center will also be closed.


Monday, May 23, 2022
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of Memorial Day, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022.


Friday, May 20, 2022
Registration for summer swim classes takes place May 21

LĪHU‘E – Registration for summer swim classes takes place May 21 at 3 p.m. at the Kapa‘a and Waimea swimming pools. The Kapa‘a swimming pool is located on 4470 Kou Street in Kapa‘a. The Waimea swimming pool is located at 9678 Haiki Road in Waimea.


Friday, May 20, 2022
The Kaua‘i Bus announces free bus service during Tropic Care from June 13 to 20

LĪHU‘E  – The Kaua‘i Bus announces free bus service during Tropic Care from June 13 to 20.


Friday, May 20, 2022
KPD urges motorists to drive safely

LĪHU‘E –  As the community prepares to celebrate this year’s graduates and the beginning of summer break, the Kaua‘i Police Department encourages motorists to drive safely and urges parents and the community to help prevent underage drinking and unsafe driving.  


Friday, May 20, 2022
6 a.m. DOW final update: Water conservation notice lifted for 'Anini Road

KILAUEA- The Department of Water (DOW) and Princeville Utilities Co. (PUCI) has lifted the water conservation notice for 'Anini Road customers at approximately 6 a.m. this morning.  Customers may now resume normal water use.


Thursday, May 19, 2022
Water service shutdown scheduled in Kapa’a on May 26

KAPA’A- The Department of Water (DOW) announces a water service shutdown scheduled for a portion of Hau’a’ala Road from Kawaihau Road to Keapana Road and includes Keapana Road and Makamaka Street to allow contractor, Grace Pacific, LLC, to conduct a water main connection on Hau’a’ala Road.  Water service will be turned off on Thursday, May 26, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting.


Thursday, May 19, 2022
4 p.m. DOW update: Water conservation notice issued for Anini Road

KILAUEA - The Department of Water (DOW) and the Princeville Utilities Co. (PUCI) has revised the water service advisory for 'Anini Road customers to a water conservation notice.  Power has been restored to PUCI’s well site however water tank levels are not yet stable for normal operations.  Customers are advised to limit water use to essential needs only, such as drinking, cooking and sanitation needs until further notice.  


Thursday, May 19, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for portion of Waha Road in Kālaheo May 25 and May 26

KĀLAHEO – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupuno Builders are announcing that a portion of Waha Road in Kālaheo, from Papalina Road to Niho Road, will be closed May 25 and May 26 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Thursday, May 19, 2022
Water service outage announced for Anini Road customers

(12:20 p.m.) KILAUEA - The Department of Water (DOW) and the Princeville Utilities Co. (PUCI), has issued an urgent water service outage for Anini Road customers, until further notice due to on-going power outages that have impacted pump stations at the PUCI’s well site.  


Thursday, May 19, 2022
Water conservation notice lifted for Hanalei, Wainiha, Haena customers

(6 a.m.) HANALEI - The water conservation notice has been lifted for Hanalei, Wainiha and Hā'ena customers effective 6 a.m. this morning. 


Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Water conservation notice issued from Hanalei to Haena until further notice

(10:20 p.m.) HANALEI - The Department of Water (DOW) has issued an immediate water conservation notice for north shore customers from Hanalei to Hā'ena until further notice, due to an electrical power outage affecting water system facilities.  Customers are advised to limit water use to essential needs only, such as drinking, cooking and sanitation purposes, to avoid a full water service outage.


Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Traffic crash closes portion of Kaumuali‘i Highway on Wednesday

KŌLOA – A portion of Kaumuali‘i Highway in Kōloa was closed in both directions for two hours on Wednesday following a traffic collision.


Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from May 23 to May 27

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 May 23 to May 27 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Lane closures on ‘Akuli Street and Hanamāʻulu Road near King Kaumualiʻi Elementary School scheduled from May 23 to June 4

HANAMĀ‘ULU  – The Department of Public Works and Goodfellow Bros. LLC., are announcing that sections of ‘Akuli Street and Hanamāʻulu Road will be under short lane closures from May 23 to June 4, on weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 


Friday, May 13, 2022
Kaua‘i Fire Department holds graduation ceremony for 31st Recruit Class

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Fire Department held a special ceremony Friday, welcoming 11 new firefighters at the Līhu‘e Civic Center’s Mo‘ikeha courtyard.


Friday, May 13, 2022
Missing hiker found dead in Kōke‘e

LĪHU‘E – 50-year-old Moses “Lono” Gardner of Lāwaʿi, who went missing Sunday in the trails off Miloli'i Ridge Road in Kōke‘e State Park, was found deceased at approximately 3:30 pm at Ku‘Ia Natural Reserve area in Kōke‘e State Park.


Thursday, May 12, 2022
Search suspended for Lāwaʿi man who went missing in Kōke‘e

LĪHU‘E – The active search for 50-year-old Moses “Lono” Gardner of Lāwaʿi, who went missing Sunday in the trails off Miloli'i Ridge Road in Kōke‘e State Park, has been suspended pending any new information.


Thursday, May 12, 2022
Lane closure at the intersection of Kōloa Road and Kaumualiʻi Highway in Lāwa‘i scheduled from May 23 to May 27

LĀWA‘I – The Department of Public Works and Goodfellow Bros. LLC. are announcing a scheduled closure at the turn lane off Kōloa Road onto Kaumuali‘i Highway from May 23 to May 27 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Lane closure scheduled for portion of Kōke‘e Road May 16 to 24

KŌKE‘E – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupuno Builders are announcing that a portion of Kōke‘e Road near Old Mana Road will be closed May 16 to May 24, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Online registration for Summer Fun program begins May 16

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that registration for the county’s Summer Fun will begin on May 16 at 8 a.m. is on the county’s website, https://recreation.kauai.gov.


Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Fire displaces one in Wainiha Monday

WAINIHA – A fire in Wainiha Monday evening displaced one resident.


Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from May 16 to May 20

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 May 16 to May 20 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Monday, May 9, 2022
Camping permits now open for Lydgate and Salt Pond beach parks

The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that camping at Lydgate and Salt Pond beach parks are now