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Friday, July 10, 2020
PUBLIC NOTICE OF BALLOT MAILING
Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i – Pursuant Hawai‘i Revised Statutes (HRS) Section 11-103, the public is hereby notified that the initial mailing of ballots for the 2020 Primary Election will be on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. 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 9, 2020
President Trump signs Disaster Declaration for Kaua‘i following March flood

LĪHU‘E — Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami announced that President Donald Trump today signed a Presidential Disaster Declaration following the heavy rain and flood event that occurred on March 27 and 28, 2020, on Kaua‘i.


Thursday, July 9, 2020
Water service shutdown scheduled for Kapa`a customers on July 14th
KAPA`A – The Department of Water (DOW) announces a water service shutdown for customers in Kapa`a located on a portion of Kaulana Road, from the Haleilio Road intersection to the Kihei Road intersection. The affected area also includes a portion of Kihei Road, from the Kaulana Road intersection to the mauka end of Kihei Road.

Thursday, July 9, 2020
One new positive case of COVID-19 reported on Kaua‘i

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i District Health Office today reported one new positive case of COVID-19. The current number of active cases now stands at 5. The cumulative total of cases to date is 43.


Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Hiker rescued from Ho‘opi‘i Falls on Sunday

KAPA‘A – Firefighters rescued an injured hiker in Kapa‘a on Sunday.


Tuesday, July 7, 2020
REMINDER: TVR, homestay operations not for quarantine purposes for transpacific travelers

Due to the heavy influx of inquiries regarding the use of transient vacation rentals (TVRs) and homestays for quarantine accommodations, the County of Kaua‘i’s Planning Department is reminding the public that these operations cannot be used for quarantine purposes for transpacific travelers.


Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Kaua‘i police arrest Texas man for violating 14-day quarantine

LĪHU‘E – Kaua‘i police arrested Chris Coleman, 36, of San Antonio, Texas at approximately 10 p.m. Monday at the Hilton Garden Inn Wailua Bay for violating the state and county emergency rules regarding COVID-19, HRS 127A-29.


Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Roadwork scheduled in Anahola from July 13 to July 17

ANAHOLA  – The Department of Public Works is announcing that DMK and Associates will re-commence with roadwork in Anahola on weekdays from July 13  through July 17, 2020, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weather permitting.


Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Kapa‘a man reported missing arrested Monday

LĪHU‘E – Nicholas Whittingham, 60, of Kapa‘a was arrested by Kaua‘i police around 11:30 a.m. on Monday.


Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Kapaʽa man dies in motorcycle crash

PRINCEVILLE  ̶  A 58-year-old Kapaʽa man died in a single vehicle crash Monday around 6:15 p.m. on Kūhiō Highway in the vicinity of the Hanalei Refuse Transfer Station.


Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Department of Public Works reminding public of general guidelines, information on signs

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Public Works is reminding the public that the County of Kaua‘i’s sign ordinance has specific rules relating to specifications, permitting, and enforcement of signs.


Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Lāwaʽi man who died in early morning crash identified

LĀWAʽI  ̶  The 20-year-old Lāwaʽi man who died in a single vehicle early morning traffic crash on June 29 has been identified as Bradyn Hoff.


Monday, July 6, 2020
Kaua‘i reports two new COVID-19 case on Monday

LĪHU‘E —The Kaua‘i District Health Office today reports two new positive cases of COVID-19. The current number of active cases now stands at seven. The cumulative total of cases to date is 42.


Monday, July 6, 2020
2020 PRIMARY ELECTION DRIVE-THRU VOTER REGISTRATION

Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i – The Elections Division of the Office of the County Clerk will be offering drive-thru voter registration services in the back parking area between the Historic County Annex Building and State Department of Human Services Kaua‘i Processing Center (former courthouse).


Monday, July 6, 2020
Due to Independence Day holiday, Maluhia Road resumes road work today

KŌLOA – The Department of Public Works and Goodfellow Bros. LLC., are announcing that due to the Independence Day holiday, closure of Maluhia Road for road work did not begin on Sunday evening, July 5, as originally scheduled, but instead began this morning, July 6, and will continue until 6:30 a.m. on Friday, July 10; closures will occur continuously day and night.


Sunday, July 5, 2020
Kaua‘i police asking for help with finding missing person

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing person.


Saturday, July 4, 2020
Kapa‘a man arrested for terroristic threatening

KĪLAUEA – Kaua‘i police arrested Ryan Buley, 34, of Kapa‘a, Saturday afternoon for terroristic threatening and harassment following his refusal to wear a mask in a North Shore store.


Saturday, July 4, 2020
Two new positive cases of COVID-19 reported on Kaua‘i
LĪHU‘E —The Kaua‘i District Health Office today reports two new positive cases of COVID-19. The current number of active cases now stands at 7 as several individuals were recently released from isolation. The cumulative total of cases to date is 40.

Friday, July 3, 2020
Firefighters extinguish 5-acre brush fire in Anahola

ANAHOLA – Kaua‘i firefighters extinguished a brush fire that broke out in Anahola on Thursday afternoon.


Friday, July 3, 2020
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Ala Kinoiki in Po‘ipū from July 6 to July 17

PO‘IPŪ – The Department of Public Works is announcing that portions of Ala Kinoiki will be closed from July 6 to July 17 to allow Maui Kupono Builders to conduct road reconstruction work from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays, weather permitting.


Thursday, July 2, 2020
KPD officer arrested Wednesday

LĪHU‘E – A Kaua‘i Police Department officer was arrested Wednesday afternoon for abuse of a family or household member while on duty.


Thursday, July 2, 2020
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of Independence Day, all refuse transfer stations, the Kekaha Landfill, as well as the Waimea and Kapa‘a swimming pools will be closed on Saturday, July 4.


Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Chief Steven R. Goble assumes command of Kaua‘i Fire Department

LĪHU‘E – Chief of the Kaua‘i Fire Department Steven R. Goble assumed command of the Kaua‘i Fire Department on Wednesday in a Change of Command Ceremony held at the Līhu‘e Civic Center.


Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Finance Division announces changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Drivers Licensing Division

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i is announcing the following changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Drivers Licensing Division.


Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Night Work in Hanamā‘ulu and Kapaia set for July 2 to July 10

HANAMĀ‘ULU and KAPAIA – The public is advised that night construction work will be performed at the Wastewater Management Division’s Hanamā‘ulu Sewage Pump Station (SPS), located on Hanamā‘ulu Road, and Kapaia SPS, located at the intersection of Kūhiō Highway and Ma‘alo Road. The work is being performed as part of the construction project to rehabilitate and upgrade the Hanamā‘ulu and Kapaia SPSs.


Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Kaua‘i reports one new COVID-19 case on Tuesday

LĪHU‘E —The Kaua‘i District Health Office today reported one additional case of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total active cases to 17 and the cumulative number of cases to date to 38.


Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Kauaʽi police re-examine evidence from Amber Jackson’s murder

LĪHUʽE  ̶  This week marks the 10-year anniversary of the unsolved murder of Amber Jackson and Kauaʽi police may be getting closer to solving the brutal crime.


Monday, June 29, 2020
Residents reminded of fireworks laws, required permits for 4th of July

LĪHU‘E – Kaua‘i Fire officials are reminding the public that a permit must be obtained by the fire department by July 2 to purchase and ignite fireworks on the Fourth of July. KFD headquarters will be closed on July 3 in observance of the Fourth of July.


Monday, June 29, 2020
Lāwaʽi man dies in early morning traffic crash

LĀWAʽI  ̶  Kauaʽi police responded to a report of a single vehicle traffic crash early Monday morning on Piko Road in the vicinity of the Konishi Road intersection in Lāwaʽi. The crash resulted in the fatality of a 20-year-old Lāwaʽi man.


Monday, June 29, 2020
Airbnb, Mayor Kawakami reach agreement to help Kauaʻi County enforce short-term rental laws

LĪHU‘E –  Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami and Airbnb today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to help the County of Kaua‘i enforce its short-term rental laws. Under the agreement, hosts without a valid Tax Map Key (TMK) will be removed from the Airbnb platform upon notice from the County of Kauaʻi.


Sunday, June 28, 2020
Male resident dies while hiking Kalalau Trail near Kē‘ē Beach

KĒ‘Ē - A 41-year-old Kapa‘a man died Sunday while hiking the Kalalau Trail on the way to Hanakāpī‘ai Beach on the Nāpali Coast. 


Sunday, June 28, 2020
Two new positive cases of COVID-19 reported on Kaua‘i
LĪHU‘E —The Kaua‘i District Health Office today reported two additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total number of active cases to 16, and the cumulative total of cases to date to 37.

Saturday, June 27, 2020
One new positive case of COVID-19 reported on Kaua‘i
LĪHU‘E —The Kaua‘i District Health Office today reported one new positive case of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total number of active cases to 14, and the cumulative total of cases to date to 35.

Friday, June 26, 2020
Female found unresponsive in Kalalau Valley Stream

KALALAU - Kaua‘i police and Kaua‘i firefighters responded to a report on Friday of an unresponsive female resident in Kalalau Valley Stream waters on the Nāpali Coast. 


Friday, June 26, 2020
Mayor signs third supplementary emergency proclamation for COVID-19

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami has signed the third supplementary emergency proclamation on June 26, 2020, for the County of Kaua‘i, in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The Mayor’s proclamation was issued in coordination with the Governor’s Office and fellow counties.


Thursday, June 25, 2020
Mayor Kawakami announces signing of historic MOU between Kaua‘i County and Expedia Group

KAUA’I  —Today, Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami announced a historic memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the County of Kaua‘i and global travel platform Expedia Group (the parent company of leading vacation rental site Vrbo.com). The MOU is designed to allow the county to more effectively track and regulate vacation rentals, while protecting the ability of responsible vacation rental operators in Kaua‘i County to welcome traveling families.


Thursday, June 25, 2020
Water service interruptions reported in Hanalei
11:20 A.M. HANALEI – The Department of Water (DOW) has received reports of a potential water main break and water service interruptions on a portion of Kuhio Highway; from the Hanalei River to Malolo Road in Hanalei town.

Thursday, June 25, 2020
Water service restored to customers in Hanalei
12:40 P.M. HANALEI – The Department of Water (DOW) announces that water service has been restored to customers located on a portion of Kuhio Highway; from the Hanalei River to Malolo Road in Hanalei Town.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Kaua‘i reports four new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday

LĪHU‘E —The Kaua‘i District Health Office today reported four new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total number of active cases to 12, and the cumulative total of cases to date to 33.


Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Līhuʽe man who died in fatal traffic crash identified

KŌLOA - Kauaʽi police have identified Gustavo Albuja Orellana, 60, of Lihuʽe, as the driver who died in last week’s fatal traffic crash.


Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Public invited to offer comments for KPD’s CALEA re-accreditation

LĪHU‘E – The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, known as CALEA, will be conducting an assessment of the Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) as part of a re-accreditation process.


Tuesday, June 23, 2020
2020 Water Quality Reports updated on kauaiwater.org

LIHUE – The Department of Water’s (DOW) 2020 Water Quality Reports, covering from Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2019, has been updated since June 4th in accordance to proper reporting methods and are available to view on the DOW’s website at www.kauaiwater.org


Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Health officials announce update on recent household cluster on Kaua‘i

LĪHU‘E — Kaua‘i District health officials have identified no new positive cases after testing a large number of contacts of Kaua‘i COVID-19 cases over the weekend.


Monday, June 22, 2020