Archive for February, 2011

New coach and new hope for baseball team

| February 28, 2011 | 0 Comments
New coach and new hope for baseball team

For the past few years, a new baseball season has meant a new head coach for the Molokai High School team. Hopefully, Mike McCutcheon, the fifth head coach in the last five years, will stick around long enough to bring the winning ways back to a program that captured the state Division I championship in […]

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Drainage improvement work dedicated in Kapa’akea

| February 25, 2011 | 0 Comments
Drainage improvement work dedicated in Kapa’akea

Project designed to prevent flooding of Molokai homestead The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and residents of Kapa’akea today celebrated the completion of work aimed at preventing flooding of the Molokai Hawaiian homestead community. “When heavy rains hit this portion of Molokai, the flooding that occurs disrupts the lives of residents and causes a potential […]

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Opinion: Don’t believe everything you read about Big Wind

| February 24, 2011 | 0 Comments
Opinion: Don’t believe everything you read about Big Wind

By Robin Kaye We applaud Steve Morgan for trying to educate your readers on the proposed industrial wind power plants targeted for both Molokai and Lanai (and perhaps Maui as well). And we hope that his intentions of objectivity continue to guide his writing. There are a number of related issues we would like to […]

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American Girl raises awareness about endangered Hawaiian monk seal

| February 23, 2011 | 0 Comments
American Girl raises awareness about endangered Hawaiian monk seal

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Math Day returns to inspire keiki on STEM

| February 22, 2011 | 0 Comments
Math Day returns to inspire keiki on STEM

Our governors (both Lingle and Abercrombie) talk about the importance of STEM education, as does President Obama. But on Molokai, it’s more than just talk. Here, the school and community leaders continue to prove their commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education with the second annual Molokai Math Day on Saturday. It was a […]

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Volunteers care for Molokai Humane Society building and all its furry friends

| February 21, 2011 | 0 Comments
Volunteers care for Molokai Humane Society building and all its furry friends

The Molokai Humane Society has a new Facebook page and, now, a new roof, to help protect all its guests, furry and otherwise. Although the roof did not get completed on Saturday as scheduled, the volunteers were able to put up the bamboo shade screens outside the trailer on Maunaloa Highway, one mile east of […]

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Molokai wind farm: Basic questions and answers (Part 2 of 4)

| February 18, 2011 | 11 Comments
Molokai wind farm: Basic questions and answers (Part 2 of 4)

By Steve Morgan Why not use solar instead of wind power? This seems like a reasonable question given the amount of sun that we possess. The simple answer is that solar is considerably more costly. In 2008 a study was done by the Department of Energy to evaluate all alternative energy sources including utility-scale solar […]

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Officers honored for quick action in stopping out of control vehicle

| February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments
Officers honored for quick action in stopping out of control vehicle

Molokai police officer Kyle Bishaw-Juario, who maneuvered his patrol car in front of an out of control vehicle entering Kaunakakai on Dec. 18, received the civil medal of valor yesterday for his quick thinking and action. Also honored by the Maui Police Department were Radio Telephone Operator Chris Neuhart, Sgt. Randy Esperanza, and Officer Stafford […]

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Recently published books add to legacy of Saint Damien

| February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments
Recently published books add to legacy of Saint Damien

In the lead up to Saint Damien of Molokai’s canonization, three works of non-fiction were released in an attempt to bring historical, cultural and Catholic perspectives to Damien and the Hansen’s disease settlement on Kalaupapa. Since Pope Benedict XVI gave the official declaration of sainthood to Joseph DeVeuster on Oct. 11, 2009 in St. Peter’s […]

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Kalaupapa patient receives 5-year sentence for drug conviction

| February 15, 2011 | 0 Comments
Kalaupapa patient receives 5-year sentence for drug conviction

Kalaupapa resident Norbert Palea received a five-year prison term in court yesterday, which was the mandatory minimum for his crime. Palea, 69, was arrested in February of last year when federal agents searched a box he was shipping to Molokai and found 18 grams of methamphetamine. He was also stopped the previous November at the […]

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