Archive for April, 2011

Second Ag Country Fair returns to Lanikeha tomorrow

| April 29, 2011 | 0 Comments
Second Ag Country Fair returns to Lanikeha tomorrow

The Molokai Ag Country Fair may soon become a May Day tradition on Molokai. Tomorrow, April 30, is the second annual Ag Country Fair at the Lanikeha Center in Ho’olehua from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Like last year, the event will showcase Molokai grown produce, meat products and informational exhibits. A country store, silent […]

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First Wind and Friends of Lanai attempt to slow big rush for Big Wind

| April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments
First Wind and Friends of Lanai attempt to slow big rush for Big Wind

After it appeared that First Wind had dropped out of the wind power business on Molokai, the Boston-based business filed a letter Tuesday with the Public Utilities Commission seeking relief for what it considers unfair treatment. Only a week ago, First Wind printed a full-page advertisement in The Molokai Dispatch newspaper stating it is, “no […]

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Mac Poepoe shares mana’o with Big Island

| April 27, 2011 | 0 Comments
Mac Poepoe shares mana’o with Big Island

Kupuna Mac Poepoe will share some of his insights as a Molokai fisherman and conservationist in this Puana Ka ‘Ike lecture, “Feeding Family.” The event takes place Friday, April 29, at the Keauhou Beach Resort Ballroom on Ali’I Drive on the Big Island. As co-founder of the 18-year old Hui Mälama o Mo‘omomi, Poepoe has […]

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Maunaloa principal selected as award finalist

| April 26, 2011 | 1 Comment
Maunaloa principal selected as award finalist

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Baseball: Farmers head to state tourney after winning MIL title

| April 25, 2011 | 0 Comments
Baseball: Farmers head to state tourney after winning MIL title

The Molokai baseball team will be heading to the state tournament after defeating Seabury Hall 10-2 in the MIL Division II tournament Friday night at Maehara Stadium. Star of the game was Kaoli Place, who not only struck out 12 batters in his complete game win, but also added three hits — a double, an […]

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Molokai Energy 2.0: Building on island efficiency

| April 22, 2011 | 0 Comments
Molokai Energy 2.0: Building on island efficiency

Molokai Earth Day Fair today at Mitchell Pau’ole Center, 5-10 p.m. Press Release by Blue Planet Foundation Building on the success of the “Go Green & Carbon Clean” project, where 36,000 compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) replaced incandescents, Blue Planet Foundation plans to introduce a series of energy efficiency programs that will maintain momentum for […]

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Makani Ikaika O Molokai faces no wind and low turnout for race #4

| April 21, 2011 | 0 Comments
Makani Ikaika O Molokai faces no wind and low turnout for race #4

By Clare Seeger Mawae Race four and not a breath of wind in sight. The seas were calm and many of the competitors had other commitments on Saturday with family, work, baseball, and fractured wrists. Eha Kamala and Alex Mawae were the two lone Stand Up Paddlers that chose to take on the calm elements […]

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Gas hits highest price ever on Molokai

| April 21, 2011 | 2 Comments
Gas hits highest price ever on Molokai

With rates climbing above the $5 mark this week, Molokai now faces the highest gas prices it has ever seen. As of Tuesday, the price for regular unleaded shot up 35 cents to $5.16 a gallon at Rawlins Chevron as well as Hayaku Go, Molokai’s only two gas stations. Before the jump, gas prices at […]

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Local cockfight draws loyal supporters

| April 20, 2011 | 8 Comments
Local cockfight draws loyal supporters

CLICK TO SEE VIDEO OF CHICKEN FIGHT (SHOT WITH PERMISSION OF ALL PARTICIPANTS) Growing up on Molokai during the plantation days, chicken fighting was a way of life for Ronnie Rapanot Jr. “This is not only our culture but our recreation … this is like church,” said Rapanot. “So why I got to hide?” Sitting […]

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Bartlett wins fifth OC-1 World Championship

| April 19, 2011 | 0 Comments
Bartlett wins fifth OC-1 World Championship

Under flat and difficult conditions, Kai Bartlett of Maui won his fifth title in the 32-mile Steinlager Kaiwi Channel Solo OC-1 World Championship. With almost no wind or currents to aid the 88 entrants as they left Kaluakoi Beach on Molokai’s West End Sunday morning, only 83 finished the race. Although Bartlett considered dropping out […]

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