News Releases and Other Announcements


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 open for permit reservations.


Monday, May 9, 2022
Kauaʿi police seek help with finding missing local man

LĪHU‘E – Multiple agencies are conducting search operations for Moses Gardner, a 50-year-old male of Lāwaʿi who went missing after hiking into Kōke‘e in the vicinity of the Pu`u Hinahina Lookout on Sunday, May 8th.


Monday, May 9, 2022
Kauai police seek public’s help finding suspected arson

PUHI – The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) is asking for the public’s help locating an unidentified individual suspected of arson.


Saturday, May 7, 2022
Traffic crash closes portion of Rice street on Friday evening

LĪHU‘E – A portion of Rice street in Līhu‘e was closed in both directions for three hours late on Friday following a traffic collision.


Saturday, May 7, 2022
Visitor airlifted from Queen’s Bath on Friday

PRINCEVILLE – Firefighters airlifted an injured 57-year-old Florida man from Queen’s Bath, in Princeville, on Friday afternoon.


Saturday, May 7, 2022
Traffic crash closes portion of Kūhiō Highway on Friday

KĪLAUEA– A portion of Kūhiō Highway in Kīlauea was closed in both directions for two and half hours on Friday following a traffic collision.


Friday, May 6, 2022
2022 Outstanding Older Americans recognized Friday

LĪHU‘E – The Agency on Elderly Affairs held a ceremony on Friday, May 6, at the Līhu‘e Civic Center, recognizing this year’s Outstanding Older Americans.


Friday, May 6, 2022
Playcourts at Kōloa Park closed for renovations starting May 23

KŌLOA – The playcourts at Anne Knudsen Park, also known as Kōloa Park, on Maluhia Road, will be closed to the public starting May 23, to allow the Department of Parks and Recreation (DOPR) to begin renovations.


Friday, May 6, 2022
OED’s 2021-2022 Innovation Grant recipients announced

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i’s Office of Economic Development (OED) announces the recipients of its Innovation Grants for Fiscal Year 2021-2022.


Thursday, May 5, 2022
Electronic Waste Contest prize giveaway held Wednesday

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division distributed prizes on Wednesday, May 4, to the winners of the county’s March Electronic Waste (eWaste) Contest.


Thursday, May 5, 2022
Salvation Army ARC monthly donation event scheduled Friday, May 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, May 20.


Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from May 9 to May 13

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 9 to May 13, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Additionally, Kolohala Road may experience temporary closures.


Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Kauai police records section window announces adjusted hours

LĪHU‘E – Walk-up service for the Kauai Police Department records section window will be temporarily unavailable from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm starting Wednesday, May 4th through Friday, May 13th.


Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Reminder: Menehune Road near Waimea Swinging Bridge closed May 4 to 6

WAIMEA – The Department of Public Works is reminding the public that Menehune Road near the Waimea Swinging Bridge will be closed on May 4, May 5, and May 6, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Lane closures on ‘Akuli Street, Hanamāʻulu Road near King Kaumualiʻi Elementary School scheduled from May 9 to 20

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 9 to 20, on weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 


Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Kalāheo May 6, May 9

KALĀHEO – The Department of Public Works announces its contractor, Maui Kupono Builders, will begin road repaving work along portions of Kai Ikena Drive and Uka Ikena Street, in Kalāheo, on Friday, May 6, and Monday, May 9, weather permitting.


Monday, May 2, 2022
Virtual public meeting for proposed Salt Pond Beach Park ADA improvements, renovations scheduled May 5

‘ELE‘ELE – The Department of Parks and Recreation (DOPR) and its consultant, Community Planning & Engineering Inc. (CPE), will conduct a virtual public information meeting for the proposed improvements to Salt Pond Beach Park, on Thursday, May 5, at 6 p.m.


Monday, May 2, 2022
Virtual public meeting for proposed ‘Anini Beach Park ADA improvements, renovations scheduled May 4

‘ANINI – The Department of Parks and Recreation (DOPR) and its consultant, Community Planning & Engineering Inc. (CPE), will conduct a virtual public information meeting for the proposed improvements to ‘Anini Beach Park, on Wednesday, May 4, at 6 p.m.


Monday, May 2, 2022
Kauaʿi police to host second Coffee with a Cop of 2022

KALĀHEO – Join the Kauaʿi Police Department for Coffee with a Cop from 9 to 10 a.m. on May 3 at Kauaʿi Coffee Company Visitor Center in Kalāheo.


Monday, May 2, 2022
Lane closures for portions of Hanapēpē Road scheduled May 5 to 9

HANAPĒPĒ – The Department of Public Works Roads Division announces that occasional one-lane closures on portions of Hanapēpē Road will occur from May 5 to 9, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Sunday, May 1, 2022
Salt Pond Beach reopened to swimming

HANAPEPE – Ocean Safety officials have reassessed Salt Pond Beach Sunday afternoon, May 1, and have reopened the beach to swimming.


Saturday, April 30, 2022
Officials advise no swimming at Salt Pond Beach due to shark siting

HANAPEPE – Ocean Safety Bureau officials are advising no swimming at Salt Pond Beach in Hanapēpē until further notice due to a shark sighting.


Friday, April 29, 2022
Lane closure scheduled for portion of Hanalei Plantation Road on May 4

PRINCEVILLE – The Department of Public Works announces its contractor, Maui Kupono Builders, will begin repaving work along a portion of Hanalei Plantation Road, in the vicinity of the Hanalei Fire Station, in Princeville, on Wednesday, May 4, weather permitting.


Friday, April 29, 2022
Employers encouraged to take online survey

LĪHU‘E – The Office of Economic Development and Ho‘ohana Kaua‘i are conducting an employer survey to assess the current hiring and retention needs of businesses on Kaua‘i.


Thursday, April 28, 2022
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.


Thursday, April 28, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for portion of ‘Anini Road May 2 to May 13

‘ANINI – The Department of Public Works Roads Division announces one-lane closures for a portion of ‘Anini Road, from Kalihiwai Road to ‘Anini Park, May 2 to May 13, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  


Wednesday, April 27, 2022
KPD warns public of rising number of scams targeting kūpuna

KEKAHA – Today, Kaua‘i police visited the Kekaha and Waimea senior centers warning the public that there is a rising number of scams targeting kūpuna. More specifically, scammers are frequently posing as law enforcement agents. They tell victims that they’ve been linked to a crime through their social security number.


Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Emergency water service shutdown on portion of Kuamo’o Road in Wailua

(12:10 p.m.) WAILUA - The Department of Water (DOW) announces an emergency water service shutdown on a portion of Kuamo’o Road between Opaeka’a Road and Pa’ako Street and includes Iliki Street, Hie Street, Molo Street, Alahele Street, Lihau Street, Kuhoho Street, Aleo Street and Pa’ako Street in Wailua beginning at approximately 2 p.m. this afternoon due to a recent mainline break.  Water service will be turned off for approximately 4 hours to conduct the urgent repairs. 


Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from May 2 to May 6

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 2 to May 6 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Menehune Road near Waimea Swinging Bridge to be closed May 4 to May 6

WAIMEA - The Department of Public Works announces that Menehune Road near the Waimea Swinging Bridge will be closed on May 4 , May 5, and May 6 from 7:30 am. to 5 p.m.


Monday, April 25, 2022
DMV will be temporarily closed from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will be temporarily closed from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26. All service windows will reopen at 1:30 p.m.


Monday, April 25, 2022
More free test kits available on Kaua‘i

LĪHUʻE – A third round of free COVID-19 home test kits will be available to Kaua‘i residents from May 2 to May 6.


Friday, April 22, 2022
Blessing held Friday for Lydgate Beach Park Inclusive Playground

LYDGATE – A blessing was held at Lydgate Beach Park on Friday for the state’s first fully inclusive playground.


Friday, April 22, 2022
Two rescued at Queen’s Bath Thursday

PRINCEVILLE – Two Utah visitors, aged 48 and 22, were rescued at Queen’s Bath in Princeville Thursday Morning.


Friday, April 22, 2022
KPD to host National Drug Take Back Day next weekend

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, April 30, at KPD headquarters located at 3990 Ka‘ana Street, in Līhu‘e.


Friday, April 22, 2022
Princeville woman who died in Kūhiō Highway crash identified

LĪHU‘E – Kauaʽi police have identified Roxanne Fasanella as the 59-year-old woman who died in last week’s crash on Kūhiō Highway.


Thursday, April 21, 2022
Blessing held Thursday for Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery Expansion Project

HANAPĒPĒ – About 50 people gathered for the blessing of the Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery Expansion Project in Hanapēpē on Thursday.


Thursday, April 21, 2022
Anahola man arrested for fatal Good Friday crash

LĪHU‘E – Thomas Castro was arrested Wednesday after turning himself in to the Kaua‘i Police Department. Castro was the operator of the truck that was involved in the crash that shut down Kūhiō Highway on April 15, 2022.  


Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from April 25 to April 29

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 April 25 to April 29 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Additionally, the makai driveway to Kapaʻa High School’s Athletic Field may experience temporary closures.


Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Koloa Man Charged with Attempted Murder

Today, Prosecuting Attorney Rebecca Like announced that a Koloa man, 33-year-old Kristofer Bush, was charged with Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, three counts of Abuse of Family or Household Member, Criminal Property Damage in the Fourth degree, Resisting an Order to Stop a Motor Vehicle in the Second Degree, and Prohibitions Against Obnoxious Substances. He is currently being held in custody in lieu of ­­­­­­­­­$500,000 bail.


Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Lane closures on ‘Akuli Street and Hanamāʻulu Road near King Kaumuali’i Elementary School scheduled from April 25 to May 6

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 April 25 to May 6, on weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, April 19, 2022
County to host its first Youth Climate Summit on May 7

LĪHU‘E – Registration is now open for the County of Kaua‘i’s first ever Youth Climate Summit on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Kaua‘i Philippine Cultural Center in Līhu‘e.


Monday, April 18, 2022
Visitor dies of apparent drowning while snorkeling in waters off Poʿipū Beach

 POʿIPŪ – Mack Lewis, a 50-year-old visitor from California, died of an apparent drowning on Monday afternoon while snorkeling in waters off Poʿipū Beach.


Monday, April 18, 2022
Menehune Road near Waimea Swinging Bridge to be closed April 20 and April 21

WAIMEA - The Department of Public Works announces that Menehune Road near the Waimea Swinging Bridge will be closed on April 20 and April 21, from 7:30 am. to 5 p.m.


Monday, April 18, 2022
Lane closures for portions of Waimea scheduled April 19 and April 20

WAIMEA - The Department of Public Works Roads Division announces that portions of Maile Road, Ape Place, and Ula Place in Waimea will be closed for one-lane closures on April 19 and April 20, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Monday, April 18, 2022
Virtual public meeting for Wainiha Community Resilience Center scheduled April 26

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Emergency Management Agency (KEMA) invites residents of Kaua‘i County to participate in a virtual public meeting for a presentation on the final design of the Wainiha Community Resilience Center.


Monday, April 18, 2022
Kauai police records section window announces adjusted hours

LĪHU‘E – Walk-up service for the Kauai Police Department records section window will be temporarily unavailable from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm starting Monday, April 18th through Friday, April 29th.


Friday, April 15, 2022
Traffic crash closes portion of Kūhiō Highway on Friday

ANAHOLA – A portion of Kūhiō Highway in the vicinity of state mile marker 15 near Anahola was closed in both directions for three hours on Friday, following a traffic crash.


Friday, April 15, 2022
Missing person found off the waters of Nawiliwili identified

LĪHU‘E – The missing person recovered this morning has been identified as 39 year-old Shane Uzzel of Hudson, Florida. Previous statements erroneously shared that the subject was 28 years-old.  


Friday, April 15, 2022
First responders locate missing person in waters off Nawiliwili

LĪHU‘E – At approximately 6:00 am Friday, a body was found by a Coast Guard helicopter 50 to 60 yards off the shore.


Friday, April 15, 2022
Multiple agencies search for missing man in waters off Nawiliwili

LĪHU‘E – Multiple agencies are conducting search operations for a 28-year-old male visitor who went missing after diving into the waters off Nawiliwili around 3:30am on Friday morning.


Thursday, April 14, 2022
Overnight water service shutdown scheduled in Kapa’a on April 21-22

KAPA’A - The Department of Water (DOW) announces an overnight water service shutdown to allow contractor, Grace Pacific, LLC to conduct waterline replacement work.  Water service will be turned off to a portion of Hau’a’ala Road from Moa Road to Keapana Road, and includes Makamaka Street, Keapana Road, Mailihuna Road, Silva Road, Kolohala Road and a portion of Kawaihau Road between Hau’a’ala Road and Nunu Road in Kapa’a on Thursday, April 21, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. April 22, weather permitting.


Thursday, April 14, 2022
COVID testing closed on Good Friday and Easter

LĪHUʻE – The County of Kaua‘i’s COVID-19 testing will be closed on Friday, April 15, and Sunday, April 17, in observance of the Good Friday and Easter holidays.


Thursday, April 14, 2022
Salvation Army ARC monthly donation event scheduled Friday, April 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 Līhu‘e from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 29.


Thursday, April 14, 2022
Camping permit applications to be offline May 2 to May 8 due to software upgrades

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that camping permit applications will not be available from May 2 to May 8 due to system upgrades to the registration system.


Thursday, April 14, 2022
Registration starts May 2 for Keiki and Junior Lifeguard programs

LĪHU'E – Ocean Bureau Safety officials announce that online registration for the 2022 Keiki and Junior Lifeguard programs will begin on May 2 on the County’s website www.kauai.gov/JuniorLifeguardPrograms. Enrollment is limited.


Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Kauaʿi police to host summer camp for aspiring investigators

LĪHUʿE – Kauaʿi police will host its first summer camp for incoming high school juniors to outgoing seniors. The 2022 Kauaʿi Police Department Police (KPD) Investigations and Forensic Science Camp will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 21 to 23, and 8 a.m. to noon, June 24 at KPD’s Līhuʿe headquarters, 3990 Kaʿana Street.


Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from April 18 to April 22

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Mailihuna Road and Kawaihau Road will be closed from April 18 to April 22 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A portion Kawaihau Road, between Haua‘ala Road and Moa Road, will also experience a full road closure on the night of Thursday, April 21, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.


Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Statement from KPD regarding TSA incident

LĪHU‘E – On Friday, April 8, around 6:45 am, Deputy Police Chief Stan Olsen was stopped by representatives of the Transportation Security Administration for passing a carry-on bag through a TSA checkpoint containing his department-issued firearm.


Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Emergency water service shutdown on Aliomanu Road, Kukuna Road and Pu’u Hale Loop in Anahola

(9:30 a.m.) ANAHOLA - The Department of Water (DOW) announces an emergency water service shutdown on 'Aliomanu Road, Kukuna Road and Pu’u Hale Loop for approximately 4 to 5 hours due to a recent main line break in the area. 


Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Kauaʿi police to host first Coffee with a Cop after 2 years

KAPAʿA – Join the Kauaʿi Police Department for its first Coffee with a Cop after two years from 9 to 10 a.m. on April 19 at Island Craves Kauaʿi in Kapaʿa.


Monday, April 11, 2022
2022 ELECTION NOTIFICATION REMAILING

Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i – The Elections Division has been notified that some Kaua‘i voters incorrectly received the wrong Election Notification postcard.  This error was made by Edward Enterprises, the County’s mailing vendor and will be corrected.


Monday, April 11, 2022
Dispatchers recognized during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

LĪHU‘E – The Kauaʿi Police Department (KPD) is recognizing its hard-working dispatchers this week during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. The yearly event, which occurs the second week in April, is an effort to express gratitude toward telecommunicators within the public safety sector who dedicate their work to serving the community.


Friday, April 8, 2022
Lane closure for portion of Ōma‘o scheduled April 12

ŌMA‘O – The Department of Water, Department of Public Works, and its contractor Maui Kupuno Builders are announcing that a portion of Ōma‘o Road near the Eke Road intersection will be closed on April 12, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Friday, April 8, 2022
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of the Good Friday and Easter holidays, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Friday, April 15, and Sunday, April 17.


Thursday, April 7, 2022
Kaua‘i County Housing Agency announces the release of Bridging The Gap’s 2022 Point-In-Time Count report

LĪHU‘E – Kaua‘i County Housing Agency officials have announced that the annual Point-In-Time Count report, led by Bridging The Gap Continuum of Care, was released Thursday and is now available online.


Thursday, April 7, 2022
Waimea man arrested for violating terms and conditions of parole

LĪHUʿE – Kauaʽi police arrested 43-year-old Clayton Kona of Waimea on Monday for Violation of Terms and Conditions of Parole.


Thursday, April 7, 2022
Lane closures on ‘Akuli Street and Hanamāʻulu Road near King Kaumuali’i Elementary School scheduled from April 11 to April 22

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 April 11 to April 22, on weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be no work on April 15 in observance of the Good Friday Holiday.


Thursday, April 7, 2022
Lane closure for Maluhia Road scheduled for April 12

KŌLOA – The Department of Public Works, Maui Kupono Builders and Goodfellow Bros. LLC., are announcing that Maluhia Road is scheduled for lane closures on April 12 from 7 a.m.  to 5 p.m.


Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Water partners expand leak detection awareness to more than 1k homes

LIHUE - The Department of Water (DOW) expanded its local participation of national “Fix a Leak Week” to successfully distribute leak detection tools and information to more than 1,000 households from March 14 to 31, with the support of local partners who joined DOW’s efforts to encourage others to check, fix and replace leaky fixtures and avoid wasting valuable drinking water.


Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Kaua‘i police seek help locating runaways

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) is asking for the public’s help in locating three juvenile runaways  ̶   Laryah Maloney, 15, of Kōloa, Zipporah Ceda, 15, of Kōloa, and Jayden Bernardo, 15, of Hanamāʿulu.


Wednesday, April 6, 2022
2022 ELECTION NOTIFICATION MAILING

Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i – 2022 Election Notification postcards were mailed today and should begin arriving over the next several days.  Voters who were registered on or before March 28, 2022, will be included in this mailing.  Voters who registered after March 28th will be included in an upcoming mailing.


Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Overnight water service shutdown scheduled in Kapa’a on April 13-14

KAPA’A - The Department of Water (DOW) announces an overnight water service shutdown to allow contractor, Grace Pacific, LLC to conduct valve relocation work.  Water service will be turned off to a portion of Hau’a’ala Road from Moa Road to Keapana Road and includes Keapana Road and Makamaka Street in Kapa’a on Wednesday, April 13, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. April 14, weather permitting.  


Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Lane closures for sections of Kapa‘a scheduled from April 11 to April 14

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Mailihuna Road and Kawaihau Road will be closed from April 11 to April 14 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Hau‘a‘ala Road will also experience a full road closure on April 12 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m, and a full closure the night of Wednesday, April 13, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.


Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Kalāheo scheduled through April 14

KALĀHEO – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupono Builders announces that portions of Lolo Road, Niho Road, Nanakai Road, and Waha Road in Kalāheo will be closed through April 14 on weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting. 


Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Kauaʿi police and U.S. Marshals conduct joint operations

Two major police operations occurred last week on Kauaʿi.


Friday, April 1, 2022
April is Tsunami Awareness Month in Hawai‘i

LĪHU‘E – Kaua‘i Emergency Management Agency (KEMA) and other emergency management agencies across the state are promoting public awareness and preparedness in recognition of April being Tsunami Awareness Month in Hawai‘i.


Thursday, March 31, 2022
DMV will close at 3 p.m. daily every other week starting April 4 for staff training

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will be closing at 3 p.m. daily, from April 4 to April 8, to accommodate cross-division staff trainings for the upcoming DMV integration project. Normal hours will resume on Monday, April 11. Officials anticipate early closures will occur every other week until further notice.


Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Lane closures for Mailihuna Road scheduled from April 4 to April 8

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC. are announcing that portions of Mailihuna Road will be closed from April 4 to April 8 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Kolohala Road will also experience a full road closure from April 4 to April 20; only local traffic will be permitted through.


Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Kauaʿi police seek help identifying suspect involved in Home Depot theft

LĪHU‘E – The Kauaʿi Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who was seen stealing approximately $2,000 worth of Milwaukee and other brand equipment.


Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Officials advise no swimming at Hanalei Bay due to shark sighting

HANALEI – Ocean Safety Bureau officials advise no swimming at Hanalei Bay until further notice due to a shark sighting.


Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Kalāheo April 4 to April 11

KALĀHEO – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupono Builders announces that portions of Kalāheo will be closed April 4 to April 11, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.  


Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Pothole work scheduled for Olohena, Kawaihau, Ka‘apuni, and Kamalu Roads March 31

KAPA‘A – The Department of Public Works is announcing pothole work for Olohena, Kawaihau, Ka‘apuni, and Kamalu roads in Kapa‘a on March 31, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Green waste closed at Līhu‘e refuse transfer station until further notice

LĪHU‘E  – Green waste is closed until further notice at the Līhu‘e refuse transfer station due to equipment issues.


Monday, March 28, 2022
Kaua‘i County Housing Agency offering free Fair Housing training in April

LĪHU‘E – As part of National Fair Housing Month in April, the Kaua‘i County Housing Agency and other state and county agencies will be providing free training opportunities for landlords and tenants to learn about the most current federal and state Fair Housing laws.


Sunday, March 27, 2022
Ocean Safety officials post Box Jellyfish signs at Salt Pond Beach

HANAPĒPĒ – Ocean Safety officials have posted “Box Jellyfish” signs at Salt Pond Beach. Beachgoers are urged to follow all warning signs.


Thursday, March 24, 2022
OED, KEDB releases Kaua‘i Comprehensive Economic Development Strategic Plan 2022-2026

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i’s Office of Economic Development (OED), in partnership with the Kaua‘i Economic Development Board (KEDB), announces the release of the Kaua‘i Comprehensive Economic Development Strategic Plan (CEDS) for 2022 to 2026.


Thursday, March 24, 2022
Kaua‘i successfully distributes $20 million in emergency rental and utility assistance, program will temporarily pause in April

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i’s Coronavirus Rental and Utility Assistance Program (CRUA), administered by Kaua‘i Federal Credit Union, has successfully distributed approximately $20 million in emergency rental assistance to Kaua‘i households suffering financial hardship due to the pandemic. Officials have announced that the CRUA program will temporarily pause for one month, in April, while the program transitions to a new funding source.


Thursday, March 24, 2022
Portion of Omao Road to be closed on March 31 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

OMAO - The Department of Water (DOW) announces that a portion of Omao Road; from Kaumuali‘i Highway to Eke Road, will be closed for road work on Thursday, March 31 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., weather permitting. 


Thursday, March 24, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Kōloa scheduled March 29 to April 4

KŌLOA – The Department of Public Works and Koga Engineering and Construction are announcing lane closures for Kōloa Road and Weliweli Rd in Kōloa from March 29 through April 7, weekdays, weather permitting.


Wednesday, March 23, 2022
County COVID testing closed Friday, March 25

LĪHUʻE – The County of Kaua‘i’s COVID-19 testing center and mobile van will be closed Friday, March 25, 2022, in observation of the Prince Kūhiō Day state holiday.


Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Lane closures for Mailihuna Road and Kawaihau Road scheduled from March 28 to April 1

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Mailihuna Road and Kawaihau Road will be closed from March 28 to April 1 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Kalāheo scheduled March 30 to April 4

KALĀHEO – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupono Builders announces that portions of Ai Road, Ihu Road, and Lolo Road in Kalāheo will be closed March 30 to April 4, on weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.  


Monday, March 21, 2022
Rebecca Like sworn-in as Kaua‘i Prosecuting Attorney

LĪHU‘E – Kaua‘i Prosecuting Attorney Rebecca Like and her cabinet took the oath of office Monday in an official swearing-in ceremony at the Fifth Circuit Court officiated by the Honorable Judge Randal G. B. Valenciano. Like appointed Keola Siu as First Deputy Prosecuting Attorney.


Monday, March 21, 2022
Multiple agencies respond to aircraft crash; police confirm no survivors

KŌKE‘E – A multi-agency search and recovery operation was conducted Monday in Kōke‘e, for an overdue Civil Air Patrol plane that crashed late Sunday afternoon.


Monday, March 21, 2022
Household Hazardous Waste event scheduled March 26 and 27

LĪHU‘E – The Public Works Solid Waste Division reminds residents that Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) events are scheduled on March 26 and 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Saturday, March 19, 2022
Firefighters extinguish brush fire in Makaweli Valley

WAIMEA – Firefighters extinguished a brush fire that ignited in Makaweli Valley, in Waimea, Friday afternoon.


Friday, March 18, 2022
County Boards and Commissions, Kaua‘i County Council return to in-person meetings starting March 28

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i’s Office of Boards and Commissions and the Kaua‘i County Council are announcing the return of in-person meetings starting Monday, March 28.


Friday, March 18, 2022
The Kaua‘i Bus announces change to Kōloa School Bus Stop starting March 21

KŌLOA – The Kaua‘i Bus announces a bus stop change to Route 30 (Kōloa Shuttle) effective Monday, March 21, until further notice.


Friday, March 18, 2022
More free test kits available on Kaua‘i

LĪHUʻE – A second round of free COVID-19 home test kits will be available to Kaua‘i residents from March 28 to April 4.


Thursday, March 17, 2022
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of Prince Kūhiō Day, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Friday, March 25.


Thursday, March 17, 2022
Red/blue manager exam, card fee to be collected April 1

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Liquor Control reminds licensees and those involved with the management of any location licensed to sell alcohol that effective April 1, 2022, the Liquor Department will begin collecting a $20 fee for the red/blue manager card exam and card.


Thursday, March 17, 2022
Kaua‘i police seek help locating hit-and-run suspect

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) is asking for the public’s help in locating the driver of a hit-and-run incident.


Thursday, March 17, 2022
Kaua‘i police seek help locating hit-and-run suspect

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) is asking for the public’s help in locating the driver of a hit-and-run incident.


Thursday, March 17, 2022
Roadwork on Po‘ipū Road near Kōloa Elementary School scheduled from March 21 to April 15

KŌLOA – The Department of Public Works and Pacific Concrete Cutting and Coring, Inc., announces that sections of Po‘ipū Road will be under short lane closes from March 21 to April 15, on weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In observance of the Prince Kūhiō Day holiday, there will be no work on March 25. No road work will occur during the peak traffic times for school drop-off and pick-up.


Thursday, March 17, 2022
Portion of Po‘ipū Road to be closed March 21 to March 24

KŌLOA - The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupuno Builders are announcing that Po‘ipū Road, from Kōloa Road to Waikomo Road, in Kōloa will be closed March 21 and March 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Wednesday, March 16, 2022
KPD asking for help locating missing man

PORT ALLEN – The Kaua‘i Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing man.


Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Motor Vehicle Registration at the DMV will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 18

LĪHU‘E – The Motor Vehicle Registration division of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will be closing at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 18, to accommodate a staff training. Normal hours will resume on Monday, March 21.


Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Lane closures for Mailihuna Road and Kawaihau Road scheduled from March 21 to March 24

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Mailihuna Road and Kawaihau Road will be closed from March 21 to March 24 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. In observance of the Prince Kuhio Day holiday, there is no construction work on March 25.


Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Teenager rescued at Queen’s Bath on Monday

PRINCEVILLE – A 16-year-old female from O‘ahu was rescued at Queen’s Bath in Princeville Monday afternoon.


Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Fire destroys shed, damages portion of home in Lawai Monday

LAWAI – Firefighters extinguished a fire in Lawai Monday evening that destroyed a shed and damaged the rear portion of a home.


Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Woman pulled from inside overturned vehicle in Kapaʿa stream

KAPAʿA – On Monday afternoon, a 70-year-old Wailua woman was pulled from her vehicle, which was found overturned in a Kapaʿa stream off of Kamalu Road.


Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Woman pulled from inside overturned vehicle in Kapaʿa stream

KAPAʿA – On Monday afternoon, a 70-year-old Wailua woman was pulled from her vehicle, which was found overturned in a Kapaʿa stream off of Kamalu Road.


Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Woman pulled from inside overturned vehicle in Kapaʿa stream

KAPAʿA – On Monday afternoon, a 70-year-old Wailua woman was pulled from her vehicle, which was found overturned in a Kapaʿa stream off of Kamalu Road.


Monday, March 14, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces no new cases of COVID-19 on March 14

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced no new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, March 14.


Monday, March 14, 2022
Mayor Kawakami’s 2022 State of the County Address available online

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami’s fourth State of the County Address is available for viewing on the County of Kaua‘i website, Facebook page, and Ho‘ike Kaua‘i TV.


Monday, March 14, 2022
Modified hours for Kekaha Landfill hours scheduled March 23

KEKAHA – The Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division is announcing modified hours for the Kekaha Landfill on Wednesday, March 23, due to the rescheduled maintenance work on the truck scale. The landfill will be closed to the public at noon.


Sunday, March 13, 2022
The Kaua‘i Bus announces bus stop changes in Kōloa, Route 30 (Kōloa Shuttle)

KŌLOA – The Kaua‘i Bus announces a bus stop change to Route 30 (Kōloa Shuttle) effective March 14 and until further notice.


Sunday, March 13, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 8 new cases of COVID-19 on March 13

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced eight new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, March 13.


Saturday, March 12, 2022
First responders locate missing Wailua man off waters at Kaiakea Point Friday

KEĀLIA – On Friday, first responders located a missing 40-year-old Wailua man in waters off Kaiākea Point in Keālia.


Saturday, March 12, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 4 new cases of COVID-19 on March 12

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced four new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, March 12.


Friday, March 11, 2022
Search suspended for Moloaʿa man who went missing in waters off Rock Quarry in Kīlauea

KĪLAUEA –  The active search for 44-year-old Huy Nguyen of Moloaʿa, who went missing Monday in waters off Rock Quarry Beach in Kīlauea, has been suspended pending any new information.


Friday, March 11, 2022
Search suspended for Moloaʿa man who went missing in waters off Rock Quarry in Kīlauea

KĪLAUEA –  The active search for 44-year-old Huy Nguyen of Moloaʿa, who went missing Monday in waters off Rock Quarry Beach in Kīlauea, has been suspended pending any new information.


Friday, March 11, 2022
Search suspended for Moloaʿa man who went missing in waters off Rock Quarry in Kīlauea

KĪLAUEA –  The active search for 44-year-old Huy Nguyen of Moloaʿa, who went missing Monday in waters off Rock Quarry Beach in Kīlauea, has been suspended pending any new information.


Friday, March 11, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 10 new cases of COVID-19 on March 11

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, March 11.


Thursday, March 10, 2022
Planning Department announces virtual and in-person open houses for Kaua‘i Climate Adaptation Plan

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i Planning Department has launched the Kaua‘i Climate Adaptation Plan (CAP) and will hold a series of virtual and in-person open houses across the island in March and April, to gather public input.


Thursday, March 10, 2022
Lane closures on ‘Akuli Street and Hanamāʻulu Road near King Kaumuali’i Elementary School scheduled March 14 to March 18

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 March 14 to March 18, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Thursday, March 10, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 6 new cases of COVID-19 on March 10

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced six new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, March 10.


Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Salvation Army ARC monthly donation event scheduled Friday, March 25

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, March 25.


Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Mahea Street ‘Ele‘ele March 16

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupono Builders announces that portions of Mahea Street in ‘Ele‘ele will be closed on March 16, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.  


Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for portions of Kaneka Street in Līhu‘e March 16 to March 18

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupono Builders announces that portions of Kaneka Street, between Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School and Puhi Park, in Līhu‘e will be closed on March 16, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.  


Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Leak detection toilet tablets, kits offered during EPA ‘Fix a Leak Week’

LIHUE – In honor of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) WaterSense, National “Fix a Leak Week” the Department of Water (DOW) is offering free leak detection toilet tablets and kits at its Līhu'e office from March 14-18, 2022. 


Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Search suspended for New Jersey man who went missing in waters off Lumahaʿi

LUMAHAʿI –  The active search for 25-year-old Matthew Preziose of New Jersey, who went missing Saturday in waters off Lumahaʿi, has been suspended pending any new information.


Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Lane closures for Mailihuna Road scheduled from March 14 to March 18

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Mailihuna Road will be closed from March 14 to March 18 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 23 new cases of COVID-19 on March 9

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 23 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, March 9.


Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Multiple agencies continue search for missing man in waters off Rock Quarry in Kilauea

KILAUEA – Multiple agencies resumed search operations Tuesday for a 44-year-old male resident who went missing Monday evening after not returning from swimming at Rock Quarry Beach in Kilauea.


Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Registration for boy and girls basketball runs March 9 to March 11

LĪHUE – County officials are announcing that boys and girls basketball registration, grades fourth through ninth, runs from March 9 to March 11.


Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 10 new cases of COVID-19 on March 8

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 8.


Monday, March 7, 2022
Portion of Ala Kalanikaumaka to be closed March 14 and March 15

KŌLOA - The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupuno Builders are announcing that Ala Kalanikaumaka, from Ala Kukuiula to the Po‘ipū roundabout, in Kōloa will be closed March 14 and March 15 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Monday, March 7, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 8 new cases of COVID-19 on March 7

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced eight new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, March 7.


Sunday, March 6, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 8 new cases of COVID-19 on March 6

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced eight new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, March 6.


Sunday, March 6, 2022
Multiple agencies search for missing man in waters off Lumaha‘i

LUMAHA‘I – Multiple agencies resumed search operations Sunday for a 25-year-old man of New Jersey who was swept out to sea Saturday in waters off Lumaha‘i on the North Shore.


Saturday, March 5, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 11 new cases of COVID-19 on March 5

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, March 5.


Friday, March 4, 2022
Mayor Kawakami signs first supplementary emergency proclamation for Waimea rockslide

Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami has signed the first supplementary emergency proclamation on March 4, 2022, for the County of Kaua‘i as a result of a rockslide that occurred in Waimea on Menehune Road on Jan. 4, 2022.


Friday, March 4, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 11 new cases of COVID-19 on March 4

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, March 4.


Thursday, March 3, 2022
Wailua Wastewater Treatment Plant effluent exceedance

WAILUA – The public is advised of a wastewater effluent exceedance that occurred on Feb. 22, 2022, at the Wailua Wastewater Treatment Plant. The measured Enterococci level had exceeded the permitted limit.


Thursday, March 3, 2022
DOW employees honored for commendable service and outstanding teamwork

LIHUE - The Department of Water (DOW) recognized eleven employees, including 2 recipients of the Department’s “Employee of the Year” awards during the Kaua'i Board of Water Supply’s (KBWS) February Board meeting held via teleconference on Feb. 24.


Thursday, March 3, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 22 new cases of COVID-19 on March 3

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 22 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, March 3.


Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Lane closures for Mailihuna Road scheduled from March 7 to March 11

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


Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 11 new cases of COVID-19 on March 2

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, March 2.


Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Motor Vehicle Registration at the DMV will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 3

LĪHU‘E – The Motor Vehicle Registration division of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will be closing at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, to accommodate a staff training. Normal hours will resume on Friday, March 4.


Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 24 new cases of COVID-19 on March 1

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 24 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 1.


Monday, February 28, 2022
Mayor Kawakami repeals Emergency Rule 28 effective March 1

LĪHUʻE – Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami announced today that Emergency Rule 28 will be repealed effective March 1, ending the county’s last emergency rule for COVID-19.


Monday, February 28, 2022
KPD warns public to be aware of Covid-related scams

LĪHUʿE –  The Kauaʿi Police Department is reminding residents to continue to be aware of potential scams.


Monday, February 28, 2022
First responders perform rescues at Nounou East Trail, Kalalau Trail Sunday; one hiker pronounced dead

On Sunday, first responders performed rescues at the Nounou East Trail in Wailua and Kalalau Trail in Hanakoa Valley. One hiker was pronounced dead after being transported to a local hospital.


Monday, February 28, 2022
Portion of Ala Kalanikaumaka to be closed March 7 to March 11

KŌLOA - The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupuno Builders are announcing that Ala Kalanikaumaka, from Ala Kukuiula to the Po‘ipū roundabout, in Kōloa will be closed March 7 to March 11 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Monday, February 28, 2022
County of Kaua‘i and the Hawai‘i State Department of Health sponsors school eWaste recycling contest

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division with the Hawai‘i State Department of Health are sponsoring an Electronic Waste (eWaste) recycling contest that runs from March 1 to 31.


Monday, February 28, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 23 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 28

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 23 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, Feb. 28.


Sunday, February 27, 2022
Portion of Hanalei Base Yard, Hanalei Neighborhood Center parking lot closed due to construction

HANALEI – County officials are announcing that a portion of the Hanalei Base Yard and Hanalei Neighborhood Center is closed for construction work.


Sunday, February 27, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 12 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 27

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 12 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, Feb. 27.


Saturday, February 26, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 16 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 26

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 16 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, Feb. 26.


Saturday, February 26, 2022
Injured hiker rescued on Nounou East Trail Friday

WAILUA — First responders rescued a 51-year-old Oregon female on the Nounou East Trail, also known as the Sleeping Giant Trail, in Wailua on Friday.


Friday, February 25, 2022
Upcoming vaccine pop-up clinics

LĪHUʻE – Mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics are scheduled in neighborhoods around Kaua‘i.

The mobile clinics offer initial doses and booster doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. Walk ins are welcome and no appointments are needed. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Friday, February 25, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 28 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 25

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 28 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, Feb. 25.


Thursday, February 24, 2022
Kekaha Landfill to have modified operating hours March 4

KEKAHA – The Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division is announcing modified operating hours for the Kekaha Landfill on March 4 due to maintenance work on the truck scale. The landfill will be open from noon to 4 p.m.


Thursday, February 24, 2022
First responders conduct multiple rescues Wednesday

First responders conducted multiple rescues on Wednesday in the North Shore and Kōke‘e areas.


Thursday, February 24, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces fatality and 19 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 24

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced one new fatality and 19 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, Feb. 24.


Thursday, February 24, 2022
High Surf Warning issued for Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau from 6 p.m. Feb. 24 to 6 p.m. Feb. 26

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 from 6 p.m. Feb. 24 to 6 p.m. Feb. 26.


Thursday, February 24, 2022
Lane closures for multiple sections of Kōloa Road scheduled Feb. 28 to Mar. 25

KŌLOA – The Department of Public Works and Goodfellow Bros. LLC., are announcing that multiple sections of Kōloa Road are scheduled for lane closures from Feb. 28 to Mar. 25. 


Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Portion of Ala Kalanikaumaka to be closed Feb. 25 to March 4

KŌLOA - The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupuno Builders are announcing that Ala Kalanikaumaka, from Lopaka Paipa Boulevard to Ala Kukuiula, in Kōloa will be closed from Feb. 25 to March 4, on weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Lane closures for Mailihuna Road scheduled from Feb. 28 to Mar. 4

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that portions of Mailihuna Road will be closed from Feb. 28 to Mar. 4 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for sections of Po‘ipū Road Feb. 28 to Mar. 4

PO‘IPŪ – The Department of Public Works and Hirata & Associates are announcing that sections of Po‘ipū Road, from Kōloa Road to Ainako Street, will be under one-lane closures from Feb. 28 to Mar. 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting.


Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 12 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 23

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 12 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, Feb. 23.


Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Statement by Mayor Kawakami on the helicopter crash at PMRF

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami issues the following statement on the crash of a civilian contracted helicopter at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Tuesday, Feb. 22.


Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Portion of Ala Kalanikaumaka to be closed Feb. 28 to March 4

KŌLOA - The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupuno Builders are announcing that Ala Kalanikaumaka, from Lopaka Paipa Boulevard to Ala Kukuiula, in Kōloa will be closed from Feb. 28 to March 4, from 8 to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Online registration for Spring Fun program scheduled Feb. 25

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that registration for the county’s Spring Fun is scheduled for Feb. 25 at 8 a.m. on the county’s website, https://www.kauairecreation.org/. Enrollment is limited and will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.


Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 22

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, Feb. 22.


Monday, February 21, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 27 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 21

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 27 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, Feb. 21.


Sunday, February 20, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 17 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 20

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 17 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, Feb. 20.


Sunday, February 20, 2022
Firefighters extinguish structure fire in Wailua on Saturday

WAILUA – Firefighters responded to a structure fire Saturday that broke out in a two-story residence in Wailua. 


Saturday, February 19, 2022
Two men rescued after boat capsizes in waters off Kapa‘a on Friday

KAPA‘A – Two men were rescued Friday afternoon after their boat capsized in waters off Kapa‘a.


Saturday, February 19, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 23 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 19

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 23 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, Feb. 19.


Friday, February 18, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces two fatalities and 39 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 18

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced two fatalities and 39 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, Feb. 18.


Friday, February 18, 2022
Road work on Wehe Road near KEO Mana‘olana scheduled from Feb. 22 to Feb. 25

LĪHU‘E – Kaua‘i Economic Opportunity, Inc., and Pacific Concrete Cutting and Coring, Inc., are announcing that sections of Wehe Road in Līhu‘e near KEO Mana’olana will be under a one-lane closure Feb. 22 to Feb. 25, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Thursday, February 17, 2022
Overnight water service shutdown scheduled in Kapa’a on Feb. 23-24

KAPA’A - The Department of Water (DOW) announces an overnight water service shutdown to allow contractor, Grace Pacific, LLC to conduct valve relocation work.  Water service will be turned off to Mailihuna Road, Kolohala Road, Silva Road, Makamaka Street and Keapana Road in Kapa’a on Wednesday, Feb. 23, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Feb. 24, weather permitting.  


Thursday, February 17, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 64 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 17

LĪHU‘E – The  Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 64 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, Feb.  17.


Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for Hauiki Road in Kapa‘a Feb. 22 to Feb.

KAPAʻA  – The Department of Public Works and DMK & Associates are announcing lane closures for a  portion of Hauiki Road, near the vicinity of Cane Haul Road and Olohena Road, in Kapa‘a from Feb. 22 to Feb. 25, weather permitting.


Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Lane closures on ‘Akuli Street and Hanamāʻulu Road near King Kaumuali’i Elementary School scheduled from Feb. 22 to March 4

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 on weekdays from Feb. 22 to March 4, weather permitting.


Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 18 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 16

LĪHU‘E – The  Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 18 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, Feb.  16.


Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Lane closures for Mailihuna Road scheduled from Feb. 22 to Feb. 25

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that a portion of Mailihuna Road will be closed from Feb. 22 to Feb. 25 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 18 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 15

LĪHU‘E – The  Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 18 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, Feb.  15.


Tuesday, February 15, 2022
High Surf Warning issued for Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau through 6 p.m. Wednesday

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a High Surf Warning for all north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau through 6 p.m. Wednesday.


Monday, February 14, 2022
Water service shutdown on Hassard Road and Annie Road in Kapa'a on Feb. 15

KAPA’A - The Department of Water (DOW) announces a water service shutdown for valve replacement work on Hassard Road and Annie Road in Kapa’a on Tuesday, February 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting.


Monday, February 14, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 40 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 14

LĪHU‘E – The  Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 40 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, Feb.  14.


Monday, February 14, 2022
Portion of Ala Kalanikaumaka to be closed Feb. 22 to Feb. 25

KŌLOA - The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupuno Builders are announcing that Ala Kalanikaumaka, from the Kōloa Road roundabout to Lopaka Paipa Boulevard, in Kōloa will be closed from Feb. 22 to Feb. 25, from 8 to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Monday, February 14, 2022
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of Presidents’ Day, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 21.


Sunday, February 13, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 40 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 13

LĪHU‘E – The  Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 40 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, Feb.  13.


Saturday, February 12, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 64 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 12

LĪHU‘E – The  Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 64 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, Feb.  12.


Saturday, February 12, 2022
Hiker rescued on Kalalau Trail Friday

KALALAU – First responders rescued an injured 56-year-old California hiker on the Kalalau Trail on Friday.


Friday, February 11, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 64 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 11

LĪHU‘E – The  Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 64 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, Feb.  11.


Friday, February 11, 2022
Public invited to submit nominations for 2022 Outstanding Older Americans

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami and the Agency on Elderly Affairs (AEA) invites the public to submit nominations for the 2022 Outstanding Older Americans recognition.


Thursday, February 10, 2022
Feb. 10 update on Waimea Valley Rockslide

WAIMEA – Officials are announcing the following updates for the Waimea community affected by the rockslide that occurred on Menehune Road on Jan. 4.


Thursday, February 10, 2022
Lane closures for Mailihuna Road scheduled from Feb. 14 to Feb. 18

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that a portion of Mailihuna Road will be closed from Feb. 14 to Feb. 18 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Thursday, February 10, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces two fatalities and 88 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 10

LĪHU‘E – The  Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced two fatalities and 88 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, Feb.  10.


Thursday, February 10, 2022
SPECIAL GENERAL ELECTION VOTER SERVICE CENTER

Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i – The Voter Service Center (VSC) for the Prosecuting Attorney Special General Election will be open beginning at 8:00 a.m., Friday, February 11, 2022, in the basement of the Historic County Annex Building in Līhu‘e.


Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Hiker rescued near Ho‘opi‘i Falls Tuesday

KAPA‘A – Firefighters rescued an injured 53-year-old Utah hiker near Ho‘opi‘i Falls in Kapa‘a Tuesday.


Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces two fatalities and 49 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 9

LĪHU‘E – The  Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced two fatalities and 49 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, Feb.  9.


Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Early closure of the Kaua‘i Resource Center scheduled Feb. 10 and Feb. 14

LĪHU‘E – Due to staffing issues, the Kaua‘i Resource Center (KRC) located at 3460 Ahukini Road in Līhu‘e will be closing early on Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. and Feb. 14 at 3:45 p.m. 


Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Salvation Army ARC monthly donation event scheduled Feb. 18

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. 18.


Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces fatality and 84 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 8

LĪHU‘E – The  Hawai‘i State  Department  of  Health  Kaua‘i District  Health  Office  announced  a fatality  and  84  new  cases  of  COVID-19  on  Tuesday, Feb.  8.


Monday, February 7, 2022
Roadwork along portion of Ala Kalanikaumaka scheduled Feb. 14 to Feb. 18

KŌLOA - The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupuno Builders are announcing that road resurfacing work along Ala Kalanikaumaka is scheduled in Kōloa from Feb. 14 to Feb. 18, from 8 to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Monday, February 7, 2022
Motor Vehicle Registration at the DMV will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10

LĪHU‘E – The Motor Vehicle Registration division of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will be closing at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, to accommodate a staff training. Normal hours will resume on Friday, Feb. 11.


Monday, February 7, 2022
Mayor signs 13th supplementary emergency proclamation for COVID-19

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami on Monday signed the 13th supplementary emergency proclamation on COVID-19 for the County of Kaua‘i, in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i.


Monday, February 7, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 74 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 7

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 74 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, Feb. 7.


Monday, February 7, 2022
Emergency water service shutdown, partial lane closure in Wailua

WAILUA - The Department of Water (DOW) announces an emergency water service shutdown scheduled for a portion of Kuamo’o Road from Opaeka’a Road to Pa’ako Street and includes: Iliki Street, Hie Street, Molo Street, Alahele Street, Lihau Street, Pa’ako Street, Kuhoho Street and Aleo Street.  Water service will be turned off from approximately 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today to conduct urgent repairs to a recent 8-inch mainline break.


Sunday, February 6, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 53 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 6

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 53 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, Feb. 6.


Saturday, February 5, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 121 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 5

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 121 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, Feb. 5.


Friday, February 4, 2022
Feb. 4 update on Waimea Valley Rockslide

WAIMEA – Officials are announcing the following updates for the Waimea community affected by the rockslide that occurred on Menehune Road on Jan. 4.


Friday, February 4, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 118 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 4

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 118 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, Feb. 4.


Thursday, February 3, 2022
Statement by Mayor Kawakami on the passing of Ezra Kanoho

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami issues the following statement on the passing of the late Representative Ezra Kanoho.


Thursday, February 3, 2022
The Kaua‘i Bus announces new ‘Ele‘ele bus stop, changes to Route 100 and Route 30 schedules

‘ELE‘ELE – The Kaua‘i Bus announces there will be multiple changes to Route 100 and Route 30, including a new bus stop location in ‘Ele‘ele Nani, starting Feb. 14.


Thursday, February 3, 2022
Polynesian Voyaging Society specialty license plates available for purchase at Kaua‘i DMV starting Feb. 7

LĪHU‘E – Starting Monday, Feb. 7, the Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) specialty license plates will be available for purchase at the County of Kaua‘i Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).


Thursday, February 3, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 151 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 3

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 151 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, Feb. 3.


Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Lane closures for Mailihuna Road scheduled from Feb. 7 to Feb. 11

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that a portion of Mailihuna Road in Kapa‘a will be closed from Feb. 7 to Feb. 11 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Portion of Ala Kalanikaumaka to be closed Feb. 7 to Feb. 11

KŌLOA - The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupuno Builders are announcing that Ala Kalanikaumaka, from the Kōloa Road roundabout to Lopaka Paipa Boulevard, in Kōloa will be closed from Feb. 7 to Feb. 11, from 8 to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 155 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 2

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 155 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, Feb. 2.


Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for sections of Poʻipū Road Feb. 7 to Feb. 18

POʻIPŪ – The Department of Public Works and Hirata & Associates are announcing that sections of Poʻipū Road, from Kōloa Road to Ainako Street, will be under one-lane closures from Feb. 7 to Feb. 18, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting.


Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Pallets now accepted in Moloa‘a

MOLOA‘A – Green Earth Matters Inc., located on 6020 Ko‘olau Road lot 69 in Moloa‘a, now accepts pallets for recycling Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Detective Philip Banquel honored as Officer of the Month for heroic lifesaving actions

LĪHU‘E – The Kauaʿi Police Department (KPD) recognized Investigative Services Bureau Detective Philip Banquel as Officer of the Month during January’s Police Commission meeting held via teleconference on Friday.


Tuesday, February 1, 2022
County internet down due to network and server outage

A mechanical issue overnight resulted in the outage of the county’s server and network. While county phone service remains unaffected, there is no internet access and sporadic email service for all county employees.


Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 98 new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 1

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 98 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, Feb. 1.


Tuesday, February 1, 2022
High Surf Warning issued for north- and west-facing shores

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for all north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau that is currently in effect through 6 a.m. Wednesday.


Monday, January 31, 2022
Jan. 31 update on Waimea Valley Rockslide

WAIMEA – Officials are announcing the following updates for the Waimea community affected by the rockslide that occurred on Menehune Road on Jan. 4.


Monday, January 31, 2022
Lane closures scheduled for Kolo and Kilauea roads Feb. 3 and Feb. 4

KILAUEA – The Department of Public Works and Shannon & Wilson are announcing that sections of Kolo and Kilauea roads in Kilauea will be under one-lane closures on Feb. 3 and Feb. 4, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Monday, January 31, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 127 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 31

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 127 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, Jan. 31.


Sunday, January 30, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 106 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 30

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 106 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, Jan. 30.


Saturday, January 29, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 156 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 29

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 156 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, Jan. 29.


Friday, January 28, 2022
Jan. 28 update on Waimea Valley Rockslide

WAIMEA – Officials are announcing the following updates for the Waimea community affected by the rockslide that occurred on Menehune Road on Jan. 4. The next update is expected to be announced on Monday, Jan. 31.


Friday, January 28, 2022
County, KDHO completes islandwide distribution of free COVID-19 home tests

The County of Kaua‘i, in partnership with the Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office, completed on Friday its final distribution of free COVID-19 home test kits.


Friday, January 28, 2022
Single-lane closure scheduled on Puuwai Road in Kalaheo Jan. 31 to Feb. 4

KALAHEO – The Department of Public Works and Arroy’s Plumbing LLC are announcing that a section of Puuwai road in Kalaheo will be under a single-lane closure from Jan. 31 to Feb. 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting.


Friday, January 28, 2022
Ocean Safety officials post Box Jellyfish signs at Salt Pond Beach

HANAPĒPĒ – Ocean Safety officials have posted “Box Jellyfish” signs at Salt Pond Beach. Beachgoers are urged to follow all warning signs.


Friday, January 28, 2022
Kauaʿi police seek help with finding missing woman

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


Friday, January 28, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 205 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 28

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 205 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, Jan. 28.


Friday, January 28, 2022
Lane closures on ‘Akuli Street and Hanamāʻulu Road near King Kaumuali’i Elementary School scheduled through Jan. 31 to Feb. 11

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 Jan. 31 to Feb. 11.


Thursday, January 27, 2022
Fire displaces one in Wailua Wednesday

WAILUA – A fire in Wailua Wednesday evening displaced one resident.


Thursday, January 27, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 222 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 27

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 222 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, Jan. 27.


Thursday, January 27, 2022
Lane closures for Mailihuna Road scheduled from Jan. 31 to Feb. 4

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., announces that a portion of Mailihuna Road will be closed from Jan. 31 to Feb. 4 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Thursday, January 27, 2022
Roadwork on Poipu Road near Koloa Elementary School scheduled from Jan. 31 to Feb. 18

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Public Works and Pacific Concrete Cutting and Coring, Inc., announces that sections of Poipu Road will be under short lane closes from Jan. 31 to Feb. 18, on weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No road work will occur during the peak traffic times for school drop-off and pick-up.   


Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 159 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 26

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 159 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, Jan. 26.


Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Jan. 25 update on Waimea Valley Rockslide

WAIMEA – Officials are announcing the following updates for the Waimea community affected by the rockslide that occurred on Menehune Road on Jan. 4. The next update is expected to be announced on Friday, Jan. 28.


Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 186 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 25

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 186 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, Jan. 25.


Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Fiscal Year 2021-2022 second installment Real Property Tax due Feb. 22

LĪHU‘E – County officials would like to remind Kaua‘i property owners that the second installment of Real Property Taxes for the 2021-2022 tax year are due on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022.


Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Lane closures along portions of Ōma‘o Road scheduled Jan. 31 to Feb. 4

ŌMA‘O – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupuno Builders are announcing that continued road resurfacing work is scheduled from Jan. 31 to Feb. 4, along portions of Ōma‘o Road near the Kaumuali‘i Highway intersection, weather permitting.


Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Roadwork along portions of Ala Kalanikaumaka scheduled Jan. 31 to Feb. 4

KOLOA - The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupuno Builders are announcing that preparation and road resurfacing work along Ala Kalanikaumaka are scheduled in Koloa from Jan. 31 to Feb. 4, from 8 to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Monday, January 24, 2022
Jan. 24 update on Menehune Road closure

WAIMEA – Officials are announcing the following updates for the Waimea community affected by the rockslide that occurred on Menehune Road on Jan. 4.


Monday, January 24, 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 2021-2022 Innovation Grants.


Monday, January 24, 2022
Kapaʿa man arrested for promotion of fentanyl and other dangerous drugs

KAPAʿA – Kauaʿi police arrested 58-year-old Paul Bun Chung Say of Kapaʿa on January 19 for numerous charges, including several counts of promoting dangerous drugs and multiple charges related to the possession of illegal weapons and ammunition.


Monday, January 24, 2022
Kapaʿa man dies in moped crash Sunday evening

KAPAʿA – A crash involving a pickup truck and a moped at the Kūhiō Highway and Ohia Street intersection caused one fatality Sunday evening.


Monday, January 24, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 203 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 24

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 203 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, Jan. 24.


Sunday, January 23, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 171 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 23

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 171 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, Jan. 23.


Saturday, January 22, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 262 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 22

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 262 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, Jan. 22.


Friday, January 21, 2022
Free COVID home tests

LĪHU‘E - The County of Kaua’i, in partnership with the Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office, announces the distribution of free COVID-19 home test kits at County neighborhood centers from Jan. 24 to Jan. 28.


Friday, January 21, 2022
Jan. 21 update on Menehune Road closure

WAIMEA – Officials are announcing the following updates for the Waimea community affected by the rockslide that occurred on Menehune Road on Jan. 4.


Friday, January 21, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 269 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 21

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 269 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, Jan. 21.


Friday, January 21, 2022
High Surf Warning issued for north- and west-facing shores

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for all north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau that is currently in effect through 6 p.m., Saturday.


Thursday, January 20, 2022
Jan. 20 update on Menehune Road closure

WAIMEA – Officials are announcing the following updates for the Waimea community affected by the rockslide that occurred on Menehune Road on Jan. 4.


Thursday, January 20, 2022
Lane closures for Mailihuna Road and Kawaihau Road, full closure on Hau‘a‘ala Road scheduled from Jan. 24 to Jan. 28

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that a portion of Mailihuna Road, Kawaihau Road, and Hau‘a‘ala Road will be closed from Jan. 24 to Jan. 28.


Thursday, January 20, 2022
West Kaua‘i Job Fair set for Feb. 2

HANAPEPE – The Office of Economic Development announces the West Kaua‘i Job Fair will be held on Feb. 2, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the Hanapēpē United Church of Christ located at 4481 Kona Road.


Thursday, January 20, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 257 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 20

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 257 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, Jan. 20.


Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Jan. 19 update on Menehune Road closure

WAIMEA – Officials are announcing the following updates for the Waimea community affected by the rockslide that occurred on Menehune Road on Jan. 4.


Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 335 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 19

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 335 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, Jan. 19.


Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Lane closures along portions of Ōma‘o Road scheduled Jan. 24 to 28

ŌMA‘O – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupuno Builders are announcing that continued road repaving work is scheduled from Jan. 24 to 28, along portions of Ōma‘o Road near the Kaumuali‘i Highway intersection.


Wednesday, January 19, 2022
First responders locate missing diver off Poipu waters Tuesday

POIPU – First responders located a missing diver in waters off Poipu near the dive spot known as Koloa Landing on Tuesday morning.


Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Lane closures on ‘Akuli Street and Hanamāʻulu Road near King Kaumuali’i Elementary School scheduled through Jan. 24. to Jan. 28

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 Jan. 24. to Jan. 28.


Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Jan. 18 update on Menehune Road closure

WAIMEA – Officials are announcing the following updates for the Waimea community affected by the rockslide that occurred on Menehune Road on Jan. 4.


Tuesday, January 18, 2022
DOW resumes business by phone

LīHU'E - The Department of Water (DOW) business-by-phone services have resumed as of approximately 11:30 a.m. today.  Customers may now call-in inquiries to its offices at 808-245-5400 from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, except holidays. 


Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 283 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 18

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 283 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, Jan. 18.


Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Firefighters extinguish structure fire in Līhu‘e Monday evening

LĪHU‘E – Firefighters extinguished a structure fire in Līhu‘e at the transitional housing site Kealaula at Pua loke on Monday evening.


Tuesday, January 18, 2022
DOW ‘business by phone’ unavailable until further notice

LIHUE - The Department of Water (DOW) office phone lines are experiencing technical issues and is unavailable until further notice.  Customers requiring assistance with billing services, applications, and other non-emergency inquiries may email DOW with their requests to General inquiries: webmaster@kauaiwater.org or Billing Services: billing@kauaiwater.org


Monday, January 17, 2022
Fire displaces two in Hanalei early Monday

HANALEI – A fire in Hanalei early Monday morning displaced two residents.


Monday, January 17, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 141 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 17

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 141 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, Jan. 17.


Sunday, January 16, 2022
First responders conduct multiple rescues on North Shore Saturday

First responders conducted multiple rescues on the North Shore on Saturday.


Sunday, January 16, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 245 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 16

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 245 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, Jan. 16.


Saturday, January 15, 2022
Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall Testing Center to be open Monday, Jan. 17

LĪHUʻE – While generally closed on state holidays, the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall testing site will be open on Monday, Jan. 17, due to the extremely high demand for testing.


Saturday, January 15, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 152 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 15

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 152 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, Jan. 15.


Friday, January 14, 2022
Jan. 14 update on Menehune Road closure

WAIMEA – Officials are announcing the following updates for the Waimea community affected by the rockslide that occurred on Menehune Road on Jan. 4.


Friday, January 14, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 312 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 14

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 312 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, Jan. 14.


Thursday, January 13, 2022
Jan. 13 update on Menehune Road closure

WAIMEA – Officials are announcing the following updates for the Waimea community affected by the rockslide that occurred on Menehune Road on Jan. 4.


Thursday, January 13, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 342 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 13

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 342 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, Jan. 13.


Thursday, January 13, 2022
Kaua‘i police seek help finding missing 17-year-old female

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


Thursday, January 13, 2022
Kaua‘i police seek help finding missing 17-year-old female

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


Thursday, January 13, 2022
Lane closures on Kūhiō Highway near Kapa‘a Safeway scheduled Jan. 18 and Jan. 19

KAPA‘A – Construction continues Tuesday, Jan. 18, and Wednesday, Jan. 19, on Kūhiō Highway in the vicinity of Kapaʻa Safeway.


Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Jan. 12 update on Menehune Road closure

WAIMEA – Officials are announcing the following updates for the Waimea community affected by the rockslide that occurred on Menehune Road on Jan. 4.


Wednesday, January 12, 2022
County’s testing center, mobile testing van implements ticketing system

LĪHUʻE – The County of Kaua‘i reminds the public that a ticketing system is now in place at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall testing center and the county’s mobile testing van. This ticketing system is meant to prevent extended lines and crowding, due to the current high demand for testing. Testing at these sites is not for those who are experiencing symptoms. If you are sick with COVID symptoms, please seek testing at a drive-thru or clinical site.


Wednesday, January 12, 2022
KDHO offers guidance on when to test for COVID-19

LĪHUʻE – COVID-19 testing centers on Kaua‘i are currently experiencing high demand and limited supplies. However, not everyone needs to have a PCR test. The Kaua‘i District Health Office offers the following guidance on when to test for COVID-19.


Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Lane closures for Mailihuna Road scheduled from Jan. 18 to Jan. 21

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that a portion of Mailihuna Road, near Kolohala and Kawaihau roads, will be closed from Jan. 18 to Jan. 21, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 197 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 12

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 197 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, Jan. 12.


Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Lane closures along portions of Ōma‘o Road scheduled Jan. 18 to 21

ŌMA‘O – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupuno Builders are announcing that continued road repaving work is scheduled from Jan. 18 to 21, along portions of Ōma‘o Road near the Kaumuali‘i Highway intersection.


Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Jan. 11 update on Menehune Road closure

WAIMEA – Officials are announcing the following updates for the Waimea community affected by the rockslide that occurred on Menehune Road on Jan. 4.


Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Managers certification course and exam to be online only effective Jan. 12

LĪHU‘E –  The Department of Liquor Control of the County of Kaua‘i has opted to begin offering the managers certification course and exam online only due to the spike in COVID cases on the island. This change is effective Wednesday, Jan. 12, and until further notice.


Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 243 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 11

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 243 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, Jan. 11.


Monday, January 10, 2022
Jan. 10 update on Menehune Road closure

WAIMEA – Officials are announcing the following updates for the Waimea community affected by the rockslide that occurred on Menehune Road on Jan. 4.


Monday, January 10, 2022
Lane closures on ‘Akuli Street and Hanamāʻulu Road near King Kaumuali’i Elementary School scheduled through Jan. 21

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 on weekdays through Jan. 21.


Monday, January 10, 2022
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17.


Monday, January 10, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 82 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 10

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 82 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, Jan. 10.


Sunday, January 9, 2022
Man airlifted from Kalepa Ridge trail on Saturday

LĪHU‘E – Firefighters responded to a man in distress Saturday afternoon along the Kalepa Ridge trail in Līhu‘e.


Sunday, January 9, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 187 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 9

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 187 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, Jan. 9.


Saturday, January 8, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 251 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 8

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 251 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, Jan. 8.


Saturday, January 8, 2022
Roadwork on Pa‘anau Road near Kōloa Elementary School scheduled Jan. 11 to 31

KŌLOA – The Department of Public Works and Pacific Concrete Cutting and Coring Inc., are announcing that sections of Pa‘anau Road in Kōloa will be under short lane closures from Jan. 11 to 31.


Saturday, January 8, 2022
Lane closures along portions of Ōma‘o Road scheduled Jan. 10 to 14

ŌMA‘O – The Department of Public Works and its contractor Maui Kupuno Builders are announcing that continued road repaving work is scheduled from Jan. 10 to 14, along portions of Ōma‘o Road near the Kaumuali‘i Highway intersection.


Saturday, January 8, 2022
High Surf Warning issued for north- and west-facing shores

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for all north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau that is currently in effect through 6 a.m., Sunday.


Friday, January 7, 2022
Jan. 7 UPDATE: Rockfall mitigation work on Menehune Road continues Saturday

WAIMEA – Officials are announcing the following updates for the isolated Waimea community affected by the rockfall that occurred on Menehune Road on Jan. 4.


Friday, January 7, 2022
Lane closures on Kūhiō Highway near Kapa‘a Safeway scheduled Jan. 10 to 14

KAPA‘A – The Department of Public Works is announcing that construction is scheduled from Jan. 10 to 14, on Kūhiō Highway in the vicinity of Safeway in Kapa‘a.


Friday, January 7, 2022
Kauaʿi police mourn loss of off-duty officer

HANAPĒPĒ – On January 5, around 11 a.m., Kauaʿi Police Department’s Sergeant David Banquel was found unresponsive at his residence while off duty.


Friday, January 7, 2022
Kauaʿi police mourn loss of off-duty officer

HANAPĒPĒ – On January 5, around 11 a.m., Kauaʿi Police Department’s Sergeant David Banquel was found unresponsive at his residence while off duty.


Friday, January 7, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces fatality and 288 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 7

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced a fatality and 288 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, Jan. 7.


Friday, January 7, 2022
Booster doses now available for ages 12 and older

LĪHUʻE – COVID-19 vaccine booster doses are now available on Kaua‘i for ages 12 and older.


Thursday, January 6, 2022
Jan. 6 UPDATE: Menehune Road remains closed near Waimea Swinging Bridge

WAIMEA – Menehune Road near the Waimea Swinging Bridge remains closed due to a rockfall that occurred on Jan. 3. Rockfall mitigation assessment above the road began today, Jan. 6., with work to start tomorrow, Jan. 7, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.


Thursday, January 6, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 240 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 6

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 240 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, Jan. 6.


Thursday, January 6, 2022
High Surf Warning issued for north- and west-facing shores

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for all north- and west-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau that is currently in effect through 6 p.m., Thursday.


Thursday, January 6, 2022
Lane closures for Mailihuna Road scheduled from Jan. 10 to Jan. 14

KAPA‘A - The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., are announcing that a portion of Mailihuna Road will be closed from Jan. 10 to Jan. 14, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for sidewalk construction and roadway excavation.   


Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Jan. 5, 4 PM UPDATE: Menehune Road remains closed near Waimea Swinging Bridge

WAIMEA – Menehune Road remains closed near the Waimea Swinging Bridge until further notice due to a rockfall that occurred Tuesday morning. The Public Works Roads Division has scheduled a rockfall mitigation contractor to assess the cliffside hazard above Menehune Road.


Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 175 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 5

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 175 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, Jan. 5.


Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Lāwaʿi man arrested for fatal Christmas Eve 2020 crash

LĪHUʿE – Sandon Igne was arrested Tuesday on an arrest warrant that was issued Monday that was based on a Grand Jury indictment. Igne was the operator of the truck that was involved in the fatal crash that occurred on Kaumualiʿi Highway on December 24, 2020.


Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Man found inside overturned vehicle in Hanamāʿulu River

LĪHUʿE – A deceased man was found Sunday inside an overturned vehicle in Hanamāʿulu River.


Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Mayor Kawakami signs emergency proclamation for Waimea landslide

Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami has signed an emergency proclamation on Jan. 4, 2022, for the County of Kaua‘i as a result of a landslide that occurred in Waimea on Menehune Road.


Tuesday, January 4, 2022
4:30 PM UPDATE: Menehune Road remains closed near Waimea Swinging Bridge; emergency shelter opens at Waimea Neighborhood Center

WAIMEA – Menehune Road remains closed near the Waimea Swinging Bridge until further notice due to a landslide that occurred Tuesday morning. The American Red Cross will be open an emergency shelter at the Waimea Neighborhood Center at 5 p.m.


Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 117 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 4

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 117 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, Jan. 4.


Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Christmas trees accepted for recycling

LĪHU‘E – Christmas trees are being accepted for recycling daily, except on holidays, at the green waste drop-off areas of the Hanalei, Hanapēpē, Kapa‘a and Līhu‘e 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.


Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Menehune Road closed near Waimea Swinging Bridge

WAIMEA – Menehune Road is closed near the vicinity of the Waimea Swinging Bridge until further notice due to a landslide that occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m.


Monday, January 3, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces fatality and 104 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 3

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported a fatality and announced 104 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, Jan. 3.


Monday, January 3, 2022
Flood Advisory canceled for Kaua‘i; County announces weather-related updates

The National Weather Service has canceled a Flood Advisory for the island of Kaua‘i on Monday, Jan. 3.


Monday, January 3, 2022
Evidence Section open by appointment only

LĪHUʿE – Until further notice, all evidence item returns will be conducted by appointment only and item returns will be conducted through the Kauaʿi Police Department Evidence Return Window located in the Firearms Registration hallway.


Monday, January 3, 2022
Salvation Army ARC monthly donation event scheduled for Jan. 14

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. 14.


Sunday, January 2, 2022
Officials advise no swimming at Kekaha Beach Park due to shark sightings

KEKAHA – Ocean Safety Bureau officials advise no swimming at Kekaha Beach Park until further notice due to shark sightings.


Sunday, January 2, 2022
9:10 a.m. Update: Flash Flood Warning canceled

The Flash Flood Warning for Kaua‘i has been canceled, according to the National Weather Service. Kūhiō Highway in the vicinity of the Hanalei Bridge remains closed due to flooding.


Sunday, January 2, 2022
Hawai‘i State DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office announces 173 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 2

LĪHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 173 new cases of COVID-19 on Sun, Jan. 2. This case count includes cases that weren’t reported Saturday, Jan. 1, due to the New Year’s Day holiday.


Sunday, January 2, 2022
7:20 AM UPDATE: Flash Flood Warning extended for Kaua‘i

The Flash Flood Warning has been extended for the island of Kaua‘i until 10:30 a.m. Additionally, Kūhiō Highway in the vicinity of the Hanalei Bridge remains closed.


Sunday, January 2, 2022
5 AM UPDATE: Kūhiō Highway in the vicinity of the Hanalei Bridge is closed

Kūhiō Highway in the vicinity of the Hanalei Bridge is closed as a Flash Flood Warning for the island of Kaua‘i remains in effect.


Sunday, January 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.