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NTSB finds pilot error the cause of deadly Puko’o helicopter crash

| July 30, 2014 | 1 Comment
NTSB finds pilot error the cause of deadly Puko’o helicopter crash

The National Transportation Safety Board reported on Friday that the helicopter crash on Molokai that took five lives in November of 2011 was caused by pilot error. According the published NTSB determination, the pilot for Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Nathan Cline, failed to maintain clearance from mountains during inclement weather. Cline, a Canadian couple and newlyweds […]

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Single family Seaside home destroyed in fire yesterday

| July 29, 2014 | 1 Comment
Single family Seaside home destroyed in fire yesterday

A house in the Seaside Place neighborhood in Kaunakakai was destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon, leaving a family of seven without a home. Molokai firefighters received the alarm at 5:24 p.m. Monday regarding a structure fire at 308 Seaside Place. When firefighters arrived, they found the 1,400-foot single family home fully engulfed in flames. Units […]

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Baxter breaks own record at 18th annual Molokai2Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Baxter breaks own record at 18th annual Molokai2Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

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UH Manoa reaches out to local students at back-to-school event

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
UH Manoa reaches out to local students at back-to-school event

UH Manoa News Release University of Hawaii at Manoa will be reaching out to Molokai students and their families at the Freshman Foundation and Back to School Event on Aug. 5 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the UH Maui College, Molokai Education Center. UH Manoa offers distance education courses and degree programs to Maui County, […]

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Kualapu’u Elementary School receives Verizon grant to build science curriculum

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Kualapu’u Elementary School receives Verizon grant to build science curriculum

The hope and excitement of a new school year could be felt last night at Kualapu’u Elementary School. Before the first day of school today, parents and students had the opportunity to meet teachers, pick up new uniforms and receive a free spaghetti dinner from the school’s Parent-Student Organization. Also in attendance was Bill Hozey […]

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Hazmat training for first responders brings local boy back home

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Hazmat training for first responders brings local boy back home

For Kimo Puailihau, giving back to Molokai means helping his home island better prepare for a potential hazardous materials emergency. Puailihau — a 2001 Molokai High School graduate — has returned annually to Molokai for the past five years as a training coordinator with the 93rd Civil Support Team of the Hawaii National Guard. Each […]

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Makani Kai Air keeps Kalaupapa air service contract

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Makani Kai Air keeps Kalaupapa air service contract

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded Makani Kai Air a four-year, essential air service contract for Kalaupapa. The DOT first selected Makani Kai for the service in November of 2011 and the new contract will mean service will continue uninterrupted. The DOT’s EAS program subsidizes commuter airlines for routes servicing rural communities across the […]

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World’s top paddleboarders gather for 18th annual Molokai-2-Oahu World Championships

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
World’s top paddleboarders gather for 18th annual Molokai-2-Oahu World Championships

Molokai2Oahu.com News Release The desire to cross the ocean between two islands is rooted in the history of ancient Polynesian explorers. The thrill of adventure and the anticipation of a great challenge experienced by paddlers generations ago make up the common thread that runs through today’s athletes who compete in the Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships […]

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Molokai-4-Molokai attracts international field for downwind race

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Molokai-4-Molokai attracts international field for downwind race

By Clare Mawae Molokai was the center of stand-up paddling activity last weekend with the most epic wind and amazing downwind paddling conditions. Molokai came through with a dream weekend of paddling with two incredible races touching the Molokai shores. On Saturday was the Maui-2-Molokai race where 80-plus competitors crossed the Pailolo Channel from Maui […]

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Na Wahine O Ke Kai receives OHA grant

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Na Wahine O Ke Kai receives OHA grant

OHA News Release The Na Wahine O Ke Kai Race Committee, producers of the 2014 Hawaiian Airlines Na Wahine O Ke Kai Molokai to Oahu Canoe Race, announced today that it will receive $4,000 from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), Ahahui Community grant. This race is considered the world championship of outrigger canoe racing […]

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