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News Releases

Headlines from the last 7 days are listed below. To view additional news, please go to the Press Releases main page.

Monday, June 26, 2017
Hofgaard Park closes for construction starting Tuesday

WAIMEA – Hofgaard Park in Waimea will be closed beginning Tuesday to allow the County of Kaua‘i Housing Agency to start construction on access improvements aligned with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


Monday, June 26, 2017
County announces holiday closures
LĪHU‘E – In observance of Independence Day, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, along with all of the refuse transfer stations and HI-5 bottle redemption centers. 

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Hā‘ena Beach closed to swimming due to shark sighting
HA‘ENA – Ocean Safety officials have closed Ha‘ena Beach to swimming until further notice due to a shark sighting.

Friday, June 23, 2017
Kaua‘i Fire Department holds blessing ceremony for new Engine 1
HANALEI – The Kaua'i Fire Department held a blessing ceremony on Thursday at the Hanalei fire station for its new Engine 1 fire apparatus.

Friday, June 23, 2017
Repair work at Hā‘ena Beach Park to start June 26
HA‘ENA – The public is advised that repairs will be made to the Hā‘ena Beach Park parking lot for approximately two weeks starting Monday, June 26, weather permitting.

Friday, June 23, 2017
Statement from Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. on the FY18 Budget
While I am disappointed in the FY18 budget as amended by the Kaua‘i County Council, it is clear that my veto would not have changed the outcome. Therefore, I returned the submittal without my signature of approval.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Police detain juvenile for suspected arson

LĪHU‘E – Police detained a 14-year-old male from Līhu‘e, in connection with a brush fire that occurred on Kalepa Ridge in Līhu‘e on Monday afternoon.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Sentencing set in 2015 vehicular manslaughter case

LĪHU‘E – Evan Craft, 36, originally of California, appeared before the Honorable Circuit Court Judge Kathleen N.A. Watanabe Wednesday morning with his attorney, and entered a no contest plea to a manslaughter charge arising out of the 2015 death of Kaua‘i man Michael B. Helppie Jr.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Female visitor airlifted from Queen’s Bath

 PRINCEVILLE – A 38-year-old woman from San Diego was airlifted Monday morning from Queen’s Bath in Princeville.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017
‘Aliomanu Road project rescheduled for tomorrow
ANAHOLA – The installation of the sandbags along ‘Aliomanu Road in Anahola has been rescheduled to June 22 and June 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
King Tides expected this week; coastal flooding possible
LĪHU‘E – The National Weather Service today issued a special weather statement about the arrival of the King Tides over the next few days that could result in coastal flooding.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
DOW's 2017 Water Quality Reports now available
LIHUE – The Department of Water’s (DOW) 2017 Water Quality Reports, covering from Jan. 1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2016, are now available to view on the DOW’s website, www.kauaiwater.org.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Pedestrian in stable condition after being struck by vehicle

LAWAI – A 27-year-old male is in stable condition after he was struck by a vehicle while crossing Kaumuali‘i Highway in Lāwa‘i on Tuesday afternoon.

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Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr.
Mayor, County of Kauaʻi