Archive for May, 2011

Some thoughts on eminent domain for wind power

| May 30, 2011 | 0 Comments
Some thoughts on eminent domain for wind power

By Robert H. Thomas Honolulu attorney Jay Fidell (who also produces Think Tech Hawaii) writes a regular column in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Last week, he focused on eminent domain in “Governor must insure wind farm moves forward,” where he wrote about the proposed wind farm on Molokai, and urges the state to use eminent domain […]

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Second annual Molokai Holokai downwind race tomorrow

| May 27, 2011 | 0 Comments
Second annual Molokai Holokai downwind race tomorrow

Press Release by Molokai Holokai Get ready for Molokai’s magic carpet ride, the Kamalo Run at the second annual Molokai Holokai. The race features not a single sharp turn — just a straight downwind run paddled inside, or outside, the reef for 8.5 miles. The race from Kamalo Wharf to Hotel Molokai begins tomorrow with […]

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Open house meetings to discuss Kalaupapa Management Plan

| May 26, 2011 | 2 Comments
Open house meetings to discuss Kalaupapa Management Plan

The National Park Service will hold two meetings on Molokai the week after next to help chart the course for the future of Kalaupapa National Historical Park. Four different visions for Kalaupapa have been developed in an effort to create a General Management Plan. These alternative visions came out of public meetings held in December […]

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Vanderbilt withdraws nomination to Planning Commission

| May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments
Vanderbilt withdraws nomination to Planning Commission

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Fatal crash provides tragic reminder to buckle up

| May 24, 2011 | 0 Comments
Fatal crash provides tragic reminder to buckle up

Click It Or Ticket campaign begins this week By David Lichtenstein Over a year ago I was stopped by two patrol cars in Kaunakakai for driving without wearing my seat belt. I was only traveling about 20 mph on my way to Rawlins Gas Station, yet I was still ticketed $92 for the violation. I […]

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Team Kamanu repeats win in Pa’a ‘Eono Hoe race

| May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments
Team Kamanu repeats win in Pa’a ‘Eono Hoe race

Six paddlers, three islands, two days — that’s what the annual Pa’a ‘Eono Hoe race is all about. The second annual race took place over the weekend, beginning Saturday with the Pailolo Channel from Maui to Molokai. Swells in the 10-15 foot range were reported by participants after landing in Kaunakakai Harbor. The next day, […]

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Ka Hula Piko celebrates birth of hula in its 20th year

| May 20, 2011 | 0 Comments
Ka Hula Piko celebrates birth of hula in its 20th year

TWO VIDEOS OF HULA DANCES FROM HALAU HULA O KUKUNAOKALA. CLICK TO SEE MALE HULA DANCERS OR FEMALE DANCERS Nothing turbulent about this year’s Ka Hula Piko celebration, despite the theme, “Aia nā kai Po‘olo‘olo‘u o Moloka‘i” — there are the turbulent waters of Moloka‘i. The perfect weather and festival atmosphere last Saturday made Molokai’s […]

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Nurturing and preparing our keiki for the 21st Century: Kualapu’u begins a new strategic plan

| May 19, 2011 | 0 Comments
Nurturing and preparing our keiki for the 21st Century: Kualapu’u begins a new strategic plan

Creating a plan to help prepare Molokai youth for the challenges of the 21st Century can only happen if the community comes together. At Kualapu’u School: A Public Conversion Charter, this process — known as strategic planning — began last night with parents in the school’s cafeteria. A group of about 20 interested Kualapu’u parents […]

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Kualapu’u librarian named Teacher of the Year at Peace Poetry contest

| May 18, 2011 | 0 Comments
Kualapu’u librarian named Teacher of the Year at Peace Poetry contest

Greta Martinez, library teacher at Kualapu’u Elementary Charter School, received the Teacher of the Year award at the 12th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Poetry contest on Maui Saturday. A large contingent of about 15 students and parents from Molokai traveled to Pukalani for the contest sponsored by the International Peace Poem Project. […]

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DeGray Vanderbilt returns to Molokai Planning Commission

| May 17, 2011 | 0 Comments
DeGray Vanderbilt returns to Molokai Planning Commission

After more than three years away from the Molokai Planning Commission, it appears as if DeGray Vanderbilt will be returning. Although his appointment still needs to be confirmed by the full Maui County Council, The Maui County Council Policy Committee gave the go ahead for Vanderbilt at a meeting last Thursday. By a 5-2 vote […]

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