Monsanto field workers place paper bags over corn plants to prevent spread of pollen
Volunteers put out fires in Kalamaula on Monday
Water drop on fire in Kalamaula, Molokai
Monk seal KP2, or Ho’ailona, lounges at the Kaunakakai Harbor before NOAA officials removed him in 2009. NOAA is now seeking public input on how cultural resources and practices may be affected by its Hawaiian monk seal recovery action.
County Council Chair and recent honoree Danny Mateo joins Leo Agcolicol and Mayor Tavares in raising the special flag.
Ka ohana: Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa hosted a booth at the 2007 Conference for Native Hawaiian Advancement in Honolulu. ‘Ohana supporters include (from left): Piolani Motta of Honolulu, Boogie Kahilihiwa of Kalaupapa, Ivy Kahilihiwa of Kalaupapa and Pauline Puahala Hess of Honolulu.
Kualapu’u Elementary School Principal Lydia Trinidad greets the families of the students at the new pre-kindergarten that opened this year on the campus.
The surviving members of the 1989 Molokai High School volleyball team with coach Billy Dudoit
The reliquary carrying the right heel bone relic of Saint Damien leaves St. Sophia Friday evening on its way to prayer service at Kaunakakai ballfield led by Clarence DeCaires, deacon of St. John Vianney Parish, Kailua
Matt Helm, head volleyball coach, spoke about how the team dedicated its season to the victims of flight 1712 that crashed 20 years ago, killing 8 members ofthe 1989 volleyball team, their coach and athletic director
Renovation has stopped at the old Pau Hana Inn, apparently because Gov. Lingle failed to release $1 million promised by the legislature.
Greeting people outside of St. Sophia on Friday were, from left, Christopher Keahi, head if Sacred Hearts Fathers, Father Clyde Guerreiro of Saint Damien Parish on Molokai, Clarence DeCaires, deacon of St. John Vianney Parish and Bishop Larry Silva of Honolulu.
In July of this year Maui County received assistance from the DHHL in providing water when a well pump broke. Now the (water) tables have turned.
Members of the Molokai girls volleyball team lay flowers at the plaque to commemorate the tragedy of flight 1712
Members of the Molokai girls volleyball team lay flowers at the plaque to commemorate the tragedy of flight 1712
Map of ‘Ilio Point
Limestone shelves and cliffs and tidepools at ‘Ilio Point
The newly minted Saint Damien collectors’ coin
This statue of Saint Damien was draped with flower leis along with the gravesites at St. Joseph Church in Kamalo. This is one of the two churches Damien built on topside Molokai.
Children sang at a prayer service fo Saint Damien at Kaunakakai Ballfield
In July, the county kept potable water tankers in Kaunakakai while the reservoir well pump was being fixed. Now the DHHL needs help from the county while the Kala’e well pump is repaired.
Aka’ula students take a stand against climate change.
Aka’ula students swam 350 meters to deomonstrate their commitment.
Molokai veterans at a 2009 remembrance. Photos from this year’s Memorial Day celebration can be submitted for publication to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Governor’s Council of Neighbor Island Advisors for Molokai are, from left, Marlene Purdy, Janice Kalanihuia (chair), Robert Granger, Jersula Manaba and James Feeter.
Cecilio and Kapono made a rare appearance at the Mitchell Pau’ole Center last night for a free concert.
The Molokai Monarchs robotics team competed in the state championship at the Blaisdell Arena. From left, Momi Afelin, Puakea Domingo, Sarah Jenkins and Cendall Manley (Moriah Jenkins not pictured). Team coaches Heidi Jenkins and Melanie Goode not shown.
Ho’ailona received a blessing in 2009 at the Waikiki Aquarium before being taken to California for cataract surgery and further care. Now the Hawaiian monk seal formerly known as KP2 is returning to the aquarium to make his home.
Mel Chung, Molokai’s gunsmith, displays Viet Nam-era military guns at his shop in Kaunakakai Friday.
This Linda Johnston acrylic painting shows Na Ohana Hoaloha perfoming at Coffees of Hawaii as they do every Sunday afternoon.
The Kaunakakai establishment has a new owner for the fifth time in three years.
The Keiki Kanes took first place in the Fall Desert Classic baseball tournament in Las Vegas in October.
Monsanto and DHHL workers install a water line
This 21-gun salute is not part of the standard funeral honors for a veteran.
Ua Ritte, left, works with students as they lift rocks onto a platform for the presentation of ho’okupuu at the Keawanui Fishpond
The West End surf on Molokai, as seen from Make Horse beach, is expected to continue to rise through Wednesday.
Santa Claus made an appearance in downtown Kaunakakai Saturday for the Parade of Lights.
Kalei Adolpho led the Farmers with 29 points yesterday against Lanai.
The Molokai Land Trust obtained $767,976 from the Legacy Lands Conservation Program to help with the purchase of Kawaikapu Ranch on the East End in 2009. Photo courtesy of Colette Machado
The Molokai landfill’s metal facility needs a new contractor to run the operation. A meeting and site visit is scheduled for Sept. 8.
Two Hawaiian damselflies on Molokai
Monsanto workers on Molokai receive training on how to handle corn plant pollen.
Two monk seals were found killed under suspicious circumstances. Call NOAA OLE hotline at 1-800-853-1964 with information.
Ken Nip in traditional Chinese garb.
Team Manager Cory Snyder with player Mark Okano from Maui’s new minor league baseball tetam.
Public fireworks displays will be on Maui and Lanai at midnight New Year’s Eve but not on Molokai.
Peacock groupers, known in Hawaii as roi, were the target in a recent local fishing tournament to reduce the population of this invasive species.
A solar-powered water heater is now required in new homes in Hawaii.
Chinese New Year of the Tiger will be celebrated with a Kaunakakai parade Jan. 18.
In November, this procession brought the St. Damien relic from St. Sophia Church to the Kaunakakai Ballfield. Plans to rebuild the church received Special Management Area permit recommendation on Tuesday.
The Farmers Chelsea Sakamoto pushes toward the goal on her way to scoring twice on Saturday versus St. Anthony.
The Molokai goalie punts the ball downfield.
Molokai’s Lauren Villa lines up a direct kick against St. Anthony Saturday.
Kaoli appeared on the cover of Freesurf magazine recently.
Dorothy Mew-Lan Nihoa
Oliva A.S. Young
Steve Morgan presents his findings of fact, conclusions of law, decision and order to the Molokai Planning Commission yesterday while commissioners Don Williams and Lori Buchanan listen.
Betty Kehaulani Kauka Pua’a under a Chinese Lichi tree
Aerial photo of Kakahaia National Wildlife Refuge. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Keith Amemiya, inside the Stan Sheriff Center. Amemiya donated $15,000 to Molokai athletics to help with travel expenses. Photo courtesy Honolulu Star Bulletin
Kupuna Rose May Ku, who worked daily teaching the keiki at Kualapu’u Elementary, passed away recently.
This recently molted baby monk seal (in background) was spotted at La’au Point according to the blog http://monksealmania.blogspot.com/2010/01/molokai-surprise-new-seal-identified.html
This shot was taken half an hour ago (11:50 a.m.) off south shore near Kaunakakai. Hope everyone’s having a great Sunday!
Jennifer Cerny, former chief of cultural resources for the National Park Service at the Kalaupapa National Historic Park, with Gloria Marks of Damien Tours on the left and Kalaupapa Superintendent Steve Prokop, right. These three were part of a committee formed by Maui County Councilman Danny Mateo to consider the impact of Father Damien de Veuster’s recent canonization.
Kualapuu 5th graders pulled their way to victory in hukihuki practice today in preperation for tomorrow’s Makahiki Games.
Kupuna got front row seats in front of the ho’okupu presented to them at the Makahiki games.
“Once the Front Door” painting of St. Philomena Church, Kalawao by Catherine Buchanan
Keiko Bonk, Program Director for Marine Conservation Biology Institute (MCBI) is coordinating a statewide non-government effort called the SOS or Save Our Seal Campaign, that includes Hawaii’s key conservation and cultural advocacy groups, as well as individual seal supporters who are building a strong community base network to recover the rapidly declining population of our Hawaiian Monk Seal.
The performance group IChoose came to Molokai High School Monday to present a mini musical about personal choice and alternatives to violence.
Fire destroyed St. Sophia late last night. Father Clyde Guerrero said the church is completely charred and will not be used again.
Father Clyde Guerrero in front of the burned out St. Sophia church.
Molokai fire inspector Rick Schoneley takes pictures of the destruction of St. Sophia as part of investigation.
Ekolu Kalama of Molokai gets deep on the inside of a barrel.
Lono with Loke Han’s fourth grade Hawaiian Immersion Language Program class. Lono performed a new song about KP2 monk seal with all of Kualapuu’s fourth graders last week.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Devon Best spoke to students at Molokai High School and Middle School last week.
The MHS LEO club started a recycling program at the high school. The following members contributed: Abigail Adachi, Akona Adolpho, Abbigale Adolpho, Isreal Adolpho, Chenoa Ahuna-Kaai, Petrisha Alvarez , Herbert Antolin, Crystalene Antonio, Dohna Bicoy, Camille Borden, Rebecca Carpenter, Christina Carpenter, Jamie Duvachelle, Lesley Escobar, Francine Feig, David Gomes, Durand Jones, Katherine Kendall, Michael Kikukawa, Charisse Manley, Tyshai Mawae, Kerianne Mokuau, Melody Ocampo, Mike Onofrio, Candice Pauole, Crystal Puaoi-Kawai, Kawena Puhi, Cristina Rabino, Mahailia Rapanot-Mcguire, Kesha Reyes, Denichel Ruiz, Darianne Ruiz, Susan Smith, Michal Torres-Umi, Louisa Torres-Umi, Kalani Wainwright, Tarren Wakuta, Aloha Will, Joe Yamamoto.
Fr. Thierry de Roucy, left, and Fr. Gonzague Leroux stand in front of the cathedral in Honolulu. Photo courtesy of Catholic News Service
Mel Chung will be exhibiting Chinese guns today from noon to 6 p.m. at his Kaunakakai shop.
13-watt CFLs like this will be distributed for free in exchange for each incandescent bulb turned in across Molokai.
Teri Waros, at the Kalele Bookstore, resigned from the Molokai Planning Commission because of the conflict with running her business.
Keiki from Tutu and Me Preschool gathered with kupuna at the Hoolehua Headstart School yesterday to plant and learn about various varieties of native plants and trees.
Walter Ritte finishes his introduction for the students from Ho’omana Hou High School for the Molokai Planning Commission.
Aka’ula School just had its parking lot repaved at the campus in Kualapuu.
Nine-time Molokai to Oahu paddleboard champion Jamie Mitchell is returning in his attempt to win an unprecedented 10 straight victories in the Molokai-2-Oahu race, generally considered the world championship of ocean paddling.
Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Steve Trout is now the head coach for the Molokai Farmers baseball team.
This USGS image of Molokai’s South Shore was part of a long-term study of the fringed reef.
sale sproat (red trunks) defeated Danny Lopez Saturday to earn the 185-pound amateur title.
Sale Sproat defeated Danny Lopez Saturday to earn the 185-pound amateur title.
The Ford F-150 driven by Scott Furtado flipped and slammed into the maintenance shed at Molokai Shores condos.
The Ford F-150 driven by Scott Furtado tore a hole in the maintenance shed at Molokai Shores Condominium.
April 3, 2010 (10am-12pm) – Student volunteers from Kaunakakai School, Aka’ula School and homeschool, exchanged 250+ incandescent bulbs for energy-efficent CFLs at Friendly Market Center in Kaunakakai. Photo courtesy of Kimberly Svetin
Demolition was almost complete this morning as onlookers look on. Photo courtesy of Kimberly Svetin
Paddlers are ready for the starting horn in the grueling 32-mile Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard Race at Kaluakoi, Molokai. This photo is from the 2006 race. Photo courtesy of Cunninghamphotos.com
The Kainalu Forest on Molokai’s East End
Filemon (David) Nanod testified that he wanted to attend college on Molokai on the G.I. Bill following his 1947 discharge from the Army. When the G.I. Bill was reinstated in 1968 Molokai finally offered college classes through Maui Community College. Nanod, who has earned two associates degrees on Molokai, testified about the importance of expanding the the Maui College campus.
Donna Haytko-Paoa, coordinator for the Molokai Education Center, shows the expansion plans for the campus last year to the Governor’s Council of Neighbor Island Advisors — Molokai.
My interview with Lt. Governor James “Duke” Aiona yesterday at Kualapu’u Elementary School.
From left: Jed Gaines and Lt. Governor Duke Aiona are presented Kualapuu T-shirts from school principal Lydia Trinidad.
Long-distance ocean swimmer Chris Palfrey set the record for swimming across the Kaiwi Channel this past weekend.
Connor Baxter paddles into Kaunakakai Harbor in first place.
The steeple of St. Joseph Church, Kamalo, with missing panel. Photo courtesy of Maria Sullivan
Sale Sproat, right, and RJ Richter at the Galaxy MMA weigh-in. Photo courtesy of Uproar Hawaii
Molokai High School Close Up students on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Malia Akutagawa at the Molokai Sust’aina ble Conference at the Lanikeha Center July 18, 2009.
Jason Lester and Richard Roll run through Kauai in the first leg of the Epic5 five-day journey.
Bishop Silva came to Molokai last October when Saint Damien’s relic visited. Bishop Larry Silva will celebrate the feast day Mass at 6 p.m. Monday at the co-cathedral. The relic of St. Damien, now on display at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, will be brought to the Kapalama church for veneration that evening.
The king and queen of the Kualapu’u Elementary royalty during May Day ceremonies.
The ali’i of the Kualapu’u royal investiture makes its way through the audience.
Protesters against GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, on Molokai at the Lanikeha Center during the First Country Fair. Honolulu City Council passed a resolution urging the FDA to label food products that contain GMOs.
Monsanto workers at the Molokai First Country Fair.
Maui County councilmember Danny Mateo admires an electric car at the First Country Fair.
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Firefighters mop up after Feb. 10 fire at St. Sophia Church.
Molokai Middle School eighth grader Michaella Tancayo won the grand prize in the Maui County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Poetry contest.
Payton Kaalekahi, a third grader at Kaunakakai Elementary, demonstrates the effect of rainfall on the Molokai watershed.
Maunaloa Elementary School fifth grader Keola Keanini loves small classroom learning. At Monday’s public hearing, the small class sizes was one of the primary advantages of keeping the school open.
Hula dancers from the 2009 Ka Hula Piko event.
Lt. Governor James R. ‘Duke’ Aiona was on Molokai Saturday for the annual Ka Hula Piko celebration. He gives aloha to Apu’ulani Albino, a kumu at the Hawaiian Immersion Language Program at Kualapu’u Elementary School. Photo by Hans Chun.
Maunaloa Elementary School houses 61 students in grades K-12.
Molokai Veterans Caring for Veterans Commander Larry Helm has suffered from symptoms of PTSD as a result of the delays in obtaining a building permit from Maui County. The emotional distress caused by this process will be one of the issues that will be determined by the civil suit that is moving forward.
Dean Gardiner, left, congratulates Clint Robinson on his victory.
Aloha Will, on the left, receives a $2,000 scholarship award from Jenai S Wall, Foodland Chairman and CEO.
Larry Helm and the Molokai Veterans Caring for Veterans willbe moving forward in their federal lawsuit against Maui County.
Priya , 9, and her sister, Thara, 15, lift their arms in the air to see the full effect of the solar phenomenon known locally as Lahaina Noon at Bishop Museum.
Rats on Mokapu have been successfully eradicated.
The front door at Molokai Surf was broken into on Sunday and $6,000 of merchandise stolen.
Colette Machado, president of the Molokai Land Trust, surveys the rugged land of Mokio on Molokai’s northwest coast.
The Molokai Mahina Moonbots team, from left: ‘Awa Yerhot, Erik Svetin (on knees), Alex Gilliland, Jenn Whitted (coach), Michael Kikukawa (behind sign) and Moriah Jenkins. Photo courtesy of Kimberly Svetin.
Chris Hart with his fiancee Maria Wood at the Mitchell Pau’ole Center last Thursday.
The Molokai High School football team, 1960-61.
Molokai Planning Commission Chairman Steve Chaikin explains the process for the Molokai Comunity Plan toJade Bruhjell at the open house Saturday at the Kaunakakai Elementary cafeteria.
Texting while driving became illegal in Maui County Tuesday.
Molokai veterans at the ‘bunker’ hold up photos of veterans Mike Tancayo and John “Rock” Kehualoa who have died since the process to get a building permit for the new veterans center began. From left, Ben Munesue, Earl Paleka, John Torres and Oliver Young.
A list of all the Molokai veterans who have died since the process to get a building permit for the new center began.
Veterans at the bunker hold up photos of veterans Mike Tancayo and John ‘Rock’ Kehualoa who have died since the process to get a building permit for the new veterans center began. From left, Ben Munesue, Earl Paleka, John Torres and Oliver Young.
Patricia Hammond (Sally Chow) became the 13th and last candidate for mayor of Maui County.
Community members and Department of Hawaiian Home Lands dedicate the East Mo’omomi Road improvements.
Kualapu’u Elementary students play in the mud after the Fire Department wet down during the last week of school in May.
Jeff Denholm testing his prosthetic paddling device during last year’s Molokai Challenge race.
Kanesa Duncan-Seraphin paddles to her 8th Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard Championship
Mark Matheson, the only paraplegic to attempt a crossing of the Kaiwi Channel, was 10 miles from the finish yesterday when his escort boat had engine failure.
Racers line up in the water at Kaluakoi for the start of the Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard.
From left, Kalani Han. Lydia Trinidad and David Lichtenstein from Kualapu’u Elementary visited Chicago for the National Charter School Conference.
Denise Kelly in her first year as Acting Principal, Molokai Middle School.
Molokai High School Principal Stanford Hao.
The Worlds Largest Swim Lesson at Cooke Memorial Pool.
These Youth in Motion kids will be some of the beneficiaries of Saturday’s fundraiser.
Most Roi Award: Dean Kawamura (L) and Bryan Nakamoto (R) with Mayor Charmaine Tavares_MED
Rob Fujimoto unloads his catch
Brown Tree Snake on Haole Koa in Guam. Photo Credit: State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture
This temporary bridge has now been replaced, making the Kalaupapa Trail safe once again to hikers and mule trains.
Councilman Danny Mateo stands in front of an electric vehicle at the Molokai Country Fair at the Lanikeha Center in Hoolehua.
‘Family Laundry’ coming to the Mitchell Pau’ole Center.
Mayor Charmaine Tavares
Father Vandebroek in Kalaupapa
Gov. Lingle along with Sens. Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka break ground at the old Pau Hana Inn, site of the renovations for the new Molokai Community Health Center.
Despite the protests by the utility customers at the Sept. 3, 2009 PUC public hearing, the water rate increases were implemented and recently supported by the Intermediate Court of Appeals of Hawaii.
PUC Chairman Carl Caliboso
The Kalaupapa dock bulkhead walls and toe structure are near failure and need repair.
This Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey may refuel on Molokai if the military’s plans for expansion in Hawaii are approved.
New Vice Principal Katina Soares at her office at Kualapuu Elementary School.
These upper grade students at Maunaloa will keep their school after a recommendation for a Board of Education committee on Monday.
Maunaloa Elementary School Roadrunners will not undergo consolidation after a recommendation from the Board of Education’s Committee on Administrative Services.
Many of these political campaign signs in Ho’olehua can be taken down now that the primary election is over.
Attorney Jim Fossbinder filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Molokai Veterans Caring for Veterans on Friday against the County of Maui.
Senior Kalei Adolpho smashes the ball down the line against Seabury in one of her 16 kills Saturday afternoon.
The seniors were honored with this banner at The Barn.
Two crews push off from the shores of Hale O Lono Harbor yesterday at the start of the Na Wahine O Kei Race.
A total of 85 boats line up for the start of the Na Wahine O Kei Kai.
pu’u hiaka overlooking Papohaku Beach. People living along the scenic and windswept West End will now be forced to pay double of previous water rates.
Kalaupapa residents and workers will receive broadband Internet for the first time ever around July 4.
This Cessna turboprop plane is the type of plane go!Mokulele offers from Molokai.
This display from the initial Molokai Community Plan meeting in June shows an overview of the update plan.
The Maui County website has agendas of all its meetings and information on how to receive agendas via email.
Open water swimmer James Pittar after his attempt to cross the Kaiwi Channel.
Kupuna Vanda Hanakahi revealed the symbolism in this photo showing a main Hawaiian deity, Kanaloa, extending the wana (urchin) skyward. The wana is connected to the wanana, prophecy or truth. Hanakahi said the meat of the wana, ‘i’o represents a person’s tongue. “It is through the tongue that truth would be spoken and ike (knowledge) shared for the betterment of future generations. Ike is given with caution for each ‘ohana, ahupua’a and moku.”
Participants in Saturday’s open house, including Molokai Planning Commissioner Nat Bacon, review comments made during the session
Kupuna Moke Kim gives close examination to a map labeled ‘historical and cultural resources.’
The Molokai royal ohana at last year’s Festival of Aloha parade through Kaunakakai.
Photovoltaic panels, like these on the roof of Molokai General Hospital, will better integrate into the Molokai electrical grid with MECO’s improvements that will be funded, in part, by its latest interim rate increase.
The wahine Farmers have lost many of their volleyball starters from last year but still have high hopes for winning the Maui Interscholastic League.
Boats set out for the start of the Molokai Hoe Sunday at Hale O Lono Harbor.
Mahina Martin, Community Relations and Communications Director for the Office of the Mayor, wrote the press release dated July 30 claiming the county would begin replacing the water line along Wharf Road this month.
Team captain Kalei Vaivai puts down a kill against Seabury Hall when the Spartans visited Molokai for the last home game of the season.
Kualapuu Elementary School Principal Lydia Trinidad will be spending the bulk of her time during fourth quarter on the Big Island serving as the interim principal at Waimea Middle School.
The royal court float earned third place in the pararde. Punana Leo took first and Cabalar ‘Ohana placed second.
Contestant from the Molokai Ultimate Diva Pageant were on display at the parade Oct. 9.
Riders from the Maui Pa’u Unit took first place in the parade.
Alan Arakawa walked the parade with his wife. He is running for mayor of Maui County against incumbent Mayor Charmaine Tavares, who did not attend the festival.
Governor Neil Abercrombie shook hands and talked story to locals after the Festivals of Aloha parade Oct. 9.
Friendly Market placed third in the bed race. Pepsi finished first and the Bicoy Men placed second in the men’s division. The Bicoy Women finished first followed by Tutus and The Dispatch in the women’s category.
Chair of the Molokai Planning Commission Steve Chaikin talks while Commissioner John Sprinzel listens.
New refuse truck on Lanai.
Seniors on the girls volleyball team honored at The Barn.
Dayson Gomes came in to replace Jordan Kama’ali’i at quarterback in the second half after Kama’ali’i injured his throwing hand in the first half.
The 2010 Molokai High School football team
Kamakana Duvauchelle powers through the middle on one of his two touchdowns.
the crew of The Earth Trot Project. For more information, or to follow this project visit EarthTrot.org
The Farmer girls celebrate becoming the first ever MIL girls state volleyball champion after defeating University. Photo courtesy of The Maui News.
Alan Arakawa and his wife, along with his supporters, at the Festivals on Aloha less than a month ago. Arakawa defeated incumbent Charmaine Tavares to become the next mayor of Mayor of Maui County.
Following the natural contours of the earth, this infant permaculture garden awaits planting while building new soils and retaining precious waters.
Members of the Kaunakakai Pharmers, from left, top: Alan Maroto, Isaiah Lightfoot-Lani, Erik Svetin. Bottom: ‘Awa Yerhot, Cameron Tancayo, Kai Kalani. All are sixth graders at Kaunakakai Elementary School except for Tancayo and Kalani. Photo courtesy of Kimberly Svetin.
Members of the Permaculture class work the West Molokai dirt.
John Kikukawa, program coordinator for the Molokai Occupational Center, presented a litany of criticisms from the MOC employees to the board of directors. Seated at the table, from left, are MOC Director Grant Sullivan, board members Ida Ruiz, Claude Sutcliff, Meg Afelin and Rita Kalahiki.
Penny Martin is presented with a kako`o, or staff carved from `ohi`a wood, from The Nature Conservancy for her work in cultural conservationism. Photo provided by TNC.
Habitat for Humanity workers with the Ka’ai family at their new home — Lisa and David Ka’ai and their kids.
A panoramic view shows majestic Halawa with Kama’alaea Bay, the center of current land-use issues, in the upper right. Some of the campsites in question are in Kama’alaea Bay.
Some of the temporary campsites in Halawa have become more permanent than Pu’u O Hoku Ranch would like.
Leya-Justina Laufelamana was named MIL Girl Wrestler of the Year before taking her talents to college.
“Crooner” Jason Poole entertains guests with classic songs of Hawaii’s past.
Jason Poole performs the “Ulupalakua” paniolo hula while Anakala Pilipo Solatorio provides rhythm with his ukulele.
Customers have the option of TSA full body scans, such as this, or pat downs.
A Pseudorca was found stranded on the beach near Kawela on Molokai’s south shore.
Newly inaugurated Governor Neil Abercrombie, flanked, on the left, by Rinpoche, the so-called ‘chief steward of the Dalai Lama’s word,’ and Beverly Pau’ole Moore, Molokai Chair for Abercrombie’s campaign.
A new day is on the horizon at Kaunakakai harbor with the proposed DLNR improvement project.
Kaunakakai Harbor will see about one year of construction and changes with the proposed DLNR improvement project.
Three teams from Molokai — Forget Me Nots, Gleeks and Pharmers — all participated in the state First Lego League Robotics Championship in Honolulu this past weekend.
The newer office of Youth in Motion sits behind an area under the organization’s malama. One day this area will be a nursery of native flora.
Dana DuCharme Kaahanui
Paris Hilton posing with a couple of local guys outside of Molokai Drugs.
Young Brothers’ Molokai office at the Kaunakakai wharf. The local port saw the greatest decline in cargo volume of any neighbor island port.
Firemen assist Santa Claus on his annual visit to Kualapuu Elementary School.
This map is an oversimplification of ocean currents and features in the Pacific Ocean. There are numerous factors that affect the location, size, and strength of all of these features throughout the year, including seasonality and El Nino/La Nina. Depicting that on a static map is very difficult. Graphic courtesy of NOAA.
Molokai Drive-Inn register, now locked down, and in its normal spot after being stolen Wednesday evening.
Pygmy sperm whales are found in the temperate waters of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. However, they are rarely sighted at sea, so most data comes from stranded animals.
Customers at Friendly Market today were purchasing green recyclable bags. Others just walked out with groceries in hand.
Customers at Friendly Market today were purchasing green recyclable bags. Others just walked out with groceries in hand.
Pu’ino Kolu O Hina (Three winds of Hina) sits outside the Molokai Public Library. Hina, the goddess of Molokai, is shown with Wawahonua, the great wind gourd. Inside the gourd are the three storms of Hina — ‘great are the powers that protect the child Moloka’i.’
The Kamakou Preserve, managed and protected by The Nature Conservancy, holds 250 species of Hawaiian plants, at least 219 of which can be found nowhere else in the world.
The Dawesville Catholic Primary School is connected to the Catholic parish that will be dedicating itself to Saint Damien on Sunday.
Kualapuu Elementary School students proudly display their achievment awards from the first quarter of the school year. Shown, from left, are: Steven-James Arce, Saven Kaahanuui, John Patrick Ventura, Kahealani Poaipuni and Cole-B Kaiama.
The word is out. Longtime Wavecrest residents Jerry Chernik (foreground) and Wade Clontz stopped in for a beer Monday afternoon after hearing Paddlers’ might be open.
Walter Ritte blows the pu, protocol for all to come together, to work together and to get informed.
The banner “Hawaiians Ku`e” (resist, oppose) was a focal backdrop to the evenings discussion.
`Aha Ki`ole representive Karen Poepoe explains the flow of information within the organization’s model.
Marvelous Tevaga, on top, defeated Casey Duvauchelle of Molokai via TKO in the first round of their heavyweight fight.
Walter Ritte and his protesters explain their reasons for boycotting last night’s public scoping meeting.
Molokai Properties Limited CEO Peter Nicholas testifies to Molokai Planning Commission about its interest in designating 5,000 acres for permanent conservation.
Members of Diane Abraham’s fourth grade class at Kualapuu Elementary School helped to clean Dixie Beach on Feb. 1. From left, Sheyden Torres, Clancey Wright, Chevy Augistiro and Jay-Z.
Fourth graders work on their garbage sculpture from items found during a clean up of Dixie Maru Beach.
This monument to Saint Damien can be found in Kalaupapa.
Volunteers helped put up a new roof covering over the weekend outside the Molokai Humane Society building in Ho’olehua.
Last year’s Math Day at the Mitchell Pau’ole Center featured lots of fun and educational activities. Photo by Linda Venenciano.
Maunaloa fourth graders, with members of the Kauai Monk Seal Watch Project, in class today.
Abandoned turbines on Big Island.
DHHL Deputy Director Robert Hall, left, along with Rev. Roy Horner at today’s ceremony dedicating the completion of a flood prevention project in Kapa’akea Loop.
The recently completed $200,000 DHHL project will channel flood water into the ocean at Kapa’akea Loop.
Sen. Daniel Akaka will leave the U.S. Senate after 22 years of service.
Peter Nicholas, CEO of Molokai Properties Limited, opens up to the community about wind farm proposals.
The Stand Up Paddle Association of Molokai (SUPAM) had its first event of the season on Saturday. Clare Seeger Mawae, on far left, sponsors SUPAM through Molokai Outdoor Activities. Also shown here are Jesseca Kalawe-Oswald (fourth from left), Dayna Harris (fifth from right) and Frances Feeter (second from right).
A possible view of the proposed Lanai windmills.
Junked vehicles and other metal items will be accepted at the Molokai landfill until Sept. 8.
East End home sustains flood damage from tsunami.
Sale Sproat shows off his title belt after defeating Collin Mansanas in a first round knockout.
Penny Palfrey and her husband Chris were evacuated to Molokai High School Thursday night, just hours before she began her swim of the Kaiwi Channel.
Senior swimmer Ilia Reyes started his career at UH as a walk on. Since then, he earned a scholarship, was named team captain and is one of the university’s top swimmers. Photo by RUSSELL TOLENTINO/ KA LEO O HAWAI‘I
Participants at Kamalo before Saturday’s race of the Stand Up Paddle Association of Molokai.
Youth racers take off from Kamalo Wharf on Saturday.
Molokai first baseman Samantha Makaiwi takes the throw from pitcher Jasmine Borden (hidden behind runner) on the way to an 11-1 victory on Friday.
Daryl and Jodi Canady sit on their lanai at Ke Nanai Kai behind a screen shade that barely blocks the reflective glare from the solar panels on the office building.
From left, Chloey Tuisamatatele, Evelyn Haase and Alia Gomes-Madela will be going to Maui in May to recite their award-winning poems and meet Mayor Arakawa.
Evelyn Haase’s poem, “When Peace Happens.”
Ryan Rapanot threw a solid game on Saturday and added two RBIs as Molokai topped St. Anthony 17-2.
And They’re Off! Keiki paddle hard in windy conditions at start of third race in the Makani Ikaika O Molokai Stand Up Paddle series.
Kekai Adachi held a slight lead over Slater Oswald as they head toward the finish line at Hotel Molokai.
David Parquet of Pattern Energy made three presentations to the Molokai community in March to discuss the options for a wind power project. Peter Nicholas, CEO of Molokai Ranch, has chosen Pattern energy over First Wind to be the preferred developer for the project because, in part, he said that First Wind did not seek community input.
Keiki from Kualapuu Elementary School head off on April 2 in the third race of the Kualapuu School 5K race series sponsored by Coffees of Hawaii.
The Keawanui Fishpond sustained serious damage to its wall as a result of the March 11 tsunami.
Maui County’s six new Fire Captains.
Pitcher Jasmine Borden was named to the MIL All-League first team.
Kai Bartlett of Maui won his fifth OC-1 World Championship on Sunday.
Mike DeCoite (seated), Ronnie Rapanot Jr. (blue shirt), and Ray Gomes Jr. next to the fighting pen. Behind them is open homestead land that Rapanot said he would like to see developed for chicken breeders.
Ohana across Molokai came together Sunday for some chicken fightin’ fun.
This chicken will be fighting in moments.
The price of gas spiked on Molokai and across the country this week.
Ekolu Kalama coaches Alex Mawae during race four in the series on Saturday.
Maunaloa Elementary School Principal Joe Yamamoto can be seen on most school days overseeing the students on the school field during recess time.
Uncle Mac Poepoe is not only an expert on conservation practices for coastal regions like Mo’omomi, but he is also a veteran and a strong advocate for Molokai Veterans Caring for Veterans.
Representatives from the Homestead Associations will be at Lanikeha.
Live musical entertainment and ono food can be found at the Ag Country Fair.
Mike DeCoite (seated), Ronnie Rapanot Jr. (blue shirt), and Ray Gomes Jr. Behind them is open homestead land that Rapanot said he would like to see developed for chicken breeders.
All the divas came out for the Molokai Ultimate Diva Pageant April 23 at Hotel Molokai.
Saint Marianne Cope
Participants from race 5 of the Makani Ikaika O Molokai race series.
Molokai Sustainment Farming had its display at the second annual Ag Country Fair at the Lanikeha Center in Hoolehua on May 1.
After attaching a concrete wall to the crane, it was carefully lifted into place yesterday. Work is progressing fast as most of the exterior walls are already hoisted up.
Hula dancers from the 2009 Ka Hula Piko celebration. That was the last year it was held at the Papohaku State Park on the West End. The annual celebration of the birth of hula is this weekend at the Mitchell Pau’ole Center in Kaunakakai.
The top five finishers in Sunday’s race: Clint Robinson, Thomas Schilperoo, Martin Kenny, Brad Stokes, Paul Green. Photo by Erik Girndt
Race winner Clint Robinson
DeGray Vanderbilt, whether testifying his opposition to Molokai Ranch raising its water rates (as shown here), or speaking out about other Molokai issues, has always been an outspoken advocate for the island.
Rose Yamada stands to offer some final thoughts on the future Kualapuu Elementary School at last night’s strategic planning meeting.
Kualapu’u School Principal Lydia Trinidad offers a history of the charter school at last night’s strategic planning meeting. In the background is the new logo for the Strategic Planning Committee,
Chairman of the Maui County Council, Danny Mateo, visited with the people of Molokai last Saturday at the Ka Hula Piko festival.
One team surfs a swell in the Pailolo Channel on Saturday on the ride between Maui and Molokai. Photo courtesy of Clint Sherwood-Labrador
DeGray Vanderbilt, left, and Steve Chaikin, both former chairmen of the Molokai Planning Comission, listen to Public Utlitiers Commission hearing last year.
Kalaupapa may lose its post office if the proposed closing goes through. A public hearing will be held in Kalaupapa Sept. 20 on this question.
A trio of racers from last year’s inaugural Molokai Holokai. Photo courtesy of Molokai Holokai
A new program will bring 100 new Energy Star refrigerators, such as this one, to Molokai residents.
American Sign Language workshops come to Molokai.
The public had a chance to talk story about the future of Kalaupapa with National Park Service staff during an open house today at the Mitchell Pau’ole Center.
Phyllostegia hispida, found only on Molokai, has a new recovery plan. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
OHA Chairperson Colette Machado advocates for a Kalaupapa memorial at a 2009 meeting at Kulana ‘Oiwi. The OHA Trustees will all be on Molokai next week.
Executive Director Kauwila Hanchett presents Ka Honua Momona’s plans to the Molokai Planning Commission on Wednesday. The plan calls for building an office, restrooms and a traditional open-walled classroom at land it leases at Ali’i Fishpond.
Molokai SUP Champ, Keala Freeman, at the start of the Molokai Holokai. Photo courtesy of Clare Mawae
Willie Barut. County of Maui photo.
Robin Kaye from Friends of Lanai spoke at a Preliminary EIS public meeting in February for an undersea transmission cable project stating his opposition to large wind energy development on Lanai or Molokai. Kaye also spoke at an IAM meeting two weeks ago.
Storyteller Neal Milner
Storyteller Dann Seki
Storyteller Nyla Fujii Babb
Wandering blues singer and balladeer Jeffry Stephen Babb
Free breakfast will be served throughout Maui County until July 22.
Several people have expressed an interest in adopting Luna, who was recently rescued by the Molokai Humane Society.
Kanohowailuku Helm, president, I Aloha Molokai, is attempting to unify the political parties in Hawaii by running as an independent against Sen. English in the 7th District.
This bumper sticker could be seen on vehicles outside the Mitchell Pau’ole Center last night.
Executive Vice President Robbie Alm of Hawaii Electric Company discussed the Power Purchase Agreement, how the community benefits package for Molokai would be negotiated and the efforts of HECO to seek alternative renewable energy sources. Behind him is Pattern Energy representative Christian (no last name provided).
These posters from IAM show what they feel are the ‘real’ community benefits of this project.
The first vaka to enter Kaunakakai Harbor yesterday.
Ghando Ross greets Tahitian crew with a freshly cracked coconut.
kupuna and students warmly greeted the Pacific Voyagers.
A Te Mana o Te Moana voyager receives the traditional ‘ha’ greeting during Thursday’s welcoming.
This 6-and-under surfing compeitor made it look easy at Waialua on Saturday.
These two surfers in the 11-and-12-year old division take off on the same wave.
Kids and parents are eager to get started on the ukulele-building workshop. This group at Kuanakakai Elementary made record time in completing their instruments.
Staff planner Gina Flammer looks out at the audience while Maui County Planning Director William Spence testifies during today’s Molokai Planning Commission meeting. On the right is Commissioner Lori Buchanan.
The gravesite of Blessed Marianne Cope in Kalaupapa. After Sunday the nun from the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis in Syracuse, N.Y. will be known as Saint Marianne Cope.
The Mannings were treated to an authentic Molokai luau with live music and hula when they purchased a Paniolo Hale condo. Shown are dancers Kanoe Paleka and Kalak Bicoy.
Lyndelle Deluna, right, with Hanna Manning, one of Elisa Manning’s three daughters who came to Molokai during the filming of a recent House Hunters episode.
Prime Minister Henry Noa of the Lawful Hawaiian Government explains the efforts of this movement in reinstating the Kingdom of Hawaii. Molokai representative Duke Kalipi is on his left.
Acey Reyes shows off her pig named Fat Pig after she took first place in Showmanship.
Kala’i Davis, 7, proudly shows his bird Marshmello.
This map shows the course for all three legs of the Triple Crown.
Connor Baxter, right, and Livio Menelau at the finish of the Mormali World Cup in Kaunakakai Harbor. Baxter won the race and Menelau placed third.
Dave Kalama placed a close second in the Mormali World Cup, less than a minute after Baxter.
Kilohana Elementary, 13 miles east of Kaunakakai, was the only Molokai school to meet Adequate Yearly Progress under the No Child Left Behind law.
Two books that Pualani Akaka uses to teach about the Civil Rights Movement with her fifth grade class. She took the book on the left with her to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis where she saw some of the originalo photos used. This edition is out of print and the museum workers said they would send her class a set of new editions when they are published.
From left, Gayln Akaka, Dr. Jeff Akaka, Dr. Jesse Jackson, Dr. Alice Hunt (President of Chicago Theological Seminary). Pualani Akaka, in front of Dr. Jackson, holds up the famous photo of Dr. King and his followers marching on Selma wearing Hawaiian leis. Dr. Jackson is a graduate of Chicago Theological Seminary. Photo taken at Rainbow Push in Chicago.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his lei-clad followers marching on Selma in 1965.
Six OHA officials participate in bill-signing ceremony. Standing from left to right (in the front row): Sen. Malama Solomon, OHA Trustee Rowena Akana, Gov. Neil Abercrombie, OHA Trustee Chairperson Colette Machado, and former OHA Trustee Roy Benham; Standing in the back row (from left to right): OHA Trustee John Waihe‘e, OHA Trustee Oswald Stender, OHA Trustee Robert Lindsey, and OHA Trustee Boyd Mossman. Photo: Garett Kamemoto
Francois Rogers, Special Projects Director at theBlue Foundation, was instrumental in bringing 36,000 CFL bulbs to Molokai. For his efforts, he was honored by the Hawaii Board of Education when it visited Molokai last year. He is now helping bring new Energy Star refrigerators here in the Hui Up Program.
A volunteer from the Hui Up Program tests a refrigerator for energy use.
The portion of East Molokai affected by the forestation project.
The Molokai General Store staff on its second day. From left: General Manager Kimberly Svetin, Jerome Clemente, Alan Esplanada and Kegal-Joe Tancayo.
Kegal-Joe Tancayo in the well-stocked fishing gear section of Molokai General Store.
Kaira Englund, Annela Chow, Ke’au Chow and Vinsohn Bassa are some of the youth volunteers working with Sust’ainable Molokai and the Blue Planet Foundation.
Sherry Sasada, in front, watches as her new refrigerator gets loaded onto a truck. Sasada said the new appliance should save her about $150 a month on her electric bill.
Molokai Humane Society Executive Director Jenn Whitted.
Dave Kalama and Jamie Mitchell celebrate wins after 2010 race.
JM10 hats and other merchandise were created to celebrate Mitchell’s feat.
Monsanto’s Alex Mangayayam (right) explains the company’s drip irrigation system to Nature Conservancy Molokai staff members Russell Kallstrom (left) and Wailana Moses. Photo credit: Monsanto Molokai
The sea cliffs of Kalaupapa isolate the small peninsula, making mail delivery essential for the remaining patients.
Josie and Alex Mawae after completing the race across Maliko Gulch on Maui.
Josie Mawae paddles hard in the race.
Alex Mawae, 9, cruises through the Maliko Gulch swells.
The Kalaupapa Memorial Project was approved by the U.S. Congress last year. A workshop on topside Aug. 17 will offer an opportunity to preview the memorial.
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Barbers Point, similar to this one, was involved in a recent rescue off Molokai’s shore.
Hollis Stewart, DVM
Larry Helm, Vietnam combat veteran and Commander of Molokai Veterans Caring for Veterans
11-year-old Josie Mawae approaches Molokai on her way across the Pailolo Channel in the Molokai Challenge on Saturday.
A LEGACY OF NAMES — Valerie Monson, leftl, secretary of Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa, reviews a list of all the individuals taken to Kalaupapa. Historian Anwei Law is on the right.
Sol Kaho’ohalahala tells the story of how he discovered his family connection to Kalaupapa in 1996.
Kalaupapa author and historian Anwei Law answer audience questions concerning family connections to Kalaupapa.
Clare Seeger Mawae, owner of Molokai Outdoors, with her family.
At about 4 p.m., firemen could be seing dousing hot spots in the fire near the Naiwa Landfill
Two firefighters working on the smoldering remains.
Mai Kealoha Guerra
Construction on the Saint Damien of Molokai Church in Kaunakakai proceeds swiftly. The parish anticipates Christmass Mass at the new church.
This Friendly Market team charges through the Mitchell Pau’ole parking lot in the cart race as part of last year’s ho’olaulea following the annual parade for the Festivals of Aloha.
Molokai Chamber of Commerce President Rob Stephenson at the chamber’s Food and Business Expo at the Lanikeha Center in November of 2010.
Molokai Chamber of Commerce President Robert Stephenson
Aerial photo of Kakahaia National Wildlife Refuge
Two vans owned by Molokai Outdoors caught fire Friday night in a suspected arson.
The yellow-faced bees species Hylaeus hilaris was the face of this site’s No. 1 story. Photo courtesy of Karl Magnacca, University of Hawaii.
HPD Officer Eric Fontes
Keola Demello will be Molokai’s starting quarterback on Saturday.
Students of Ke Kula Kaiapuni ‘o Kualapu’u sing about Ka Māmakakaua Hanohano, “the honorable band of warriors,” that remained loyal to Hawaiian royalty.
Kapono Acasio performs at Wednesdays ceremony. ʻO Hina i ka Malama instructor Manuwai Peters is behind him.
READY! SET! PLAY FOOTBALL!! Quarterback Keola DeMello takes a snap in the second half against Seabury Hall on Saturday. Coaches were allowed on the firled during play in this controlled scrimmage.
Jayven Tabilangan and the Molokai offense rolls over Seabury on the way to another touchdown.
The Molokai defense forced Seabury into several fumbles with big hits.
Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa will be on Molokai tommorow to listen to the concerns of local residents.
Maui County Council Chairman Danny Mateo will be at the ‘County on Your Corner’ event tomorrow.
Kupuna Moke Kim encourages anyone to register by Sept. 30 for the Nov. 5 elections for the Reinstated Hawaiian Government. Contact Molokai RHG representative Duke Kalipi at 213-5416 for more information.
Sophomore Taylor Keliihoomalu puts down a kill shot in the second set of Saturday’s victory over St. Anthony. Waiting for the return, from left, are: Leenell Hernandez, Taylor Tamanaha, Shania Mollena-Lopez, Lehiwa Pedro and Natalia Levi.
Taylor Keliihoomalu serving one of her three straight aces in the second set against St. Anthony Saturday.
… AND THEY’RE OFF!!! A total of 72 crews push through the starting line of the 2011 Na Wahine O Ke Kai race at Hale O Lono harbor.
Team Bradley comes together just before pushing off in their attempt to set a record of seven straight victories. The Hawaiian team finished second.
Lae’ula O Kai (Red) enters the water at Hale O Lono harbor. The team finished eighth overall in a time of 5:54:03.
From left, the Molokai Blizzard Boys: Kapahu Chow, Erik Svetin, Noah Keanini, Caele Manley and Gus Lodise. (Team member Kai Kalani was not present.) Discussing the team project with Mayor Alan Arakawa is Kimberly Svetin, STEM and robotics volunteer.
President of the Molokai General Hospital Janice Kalanihuia at her first meeting as a member of the Molokai Planning Commission on Sept. 14.
Natalia Levi (11) had 13 kills and 16 digs against Seabury on Friday.
Firefighters douse the hot spots in Kalamaula a month ago. Like the recent fire in Kaluakoi, this one is also being investigated as a possible arson.
Hale O Lono Harbor was packed with over 100 racing canoes plus, fans, friends and escort boats at the start of the 59th annual Molokai Hoe race on Sunday.
The Molokai Wa’akapaemua Canoe Club paddles out of Hale O Lono Harbor toward the starting line. Molokai’s top team placed 18th in the Open Glass division.
Canoe teams blast through the starting line in the Molokai Hoe on Sunday.
Senior Leenell Hernandez, shown on this kill against St. Anthony, led Molokai to two victories over Hana in the MIL tournament to help the team advance to the state tournament.
Molokai High School students Michael Kikukawa, far right, and Robert Onofrio, in front of speaker, tour the floor of the New York Stock Exchange last week.
James Duffy and Robert Onofrio (second and third from left) from Molokai High School in front of the Wall Street bull, made famous in the Merrill Lynch “Bullish on America” commercials.
The royal court can be seen tonight during the offical investiture or Saturday during the parade, as shown here during the 2010 parade.
Senior quarterback Keola DeMello leads the Farmers with touchdowns after three victories in three games. This run took place in the controlled scrimmage on Molokai Sept. 17.
This aerial shot of Keawa Nui shows the extent of the fishponds on East End.
Comic artist Jon Murakami will be at the Molokai Public Library today.
An example of Murakami’s artwork.
Sophomore Noah Caparida breaks loose for one of his two rushing touchdowns Saturday against St. Anthony.
Senior Kaloko Akina runs back this second half interception 40 yards for a touchdown to make the score 60-2. Akina had four interceptions in the game.
Keola DeMello cuts across the grain on the Trojans on his way to another big gain. Helping with the blocking is senior Enoka Kalilikane (#53).
The new Kaunakakai Fire Station received its official blessing and dedication yesterday. Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa, along with Councilman Danny Mateo who spearheaded this project years ago, were in attendance.
Firemen begin hose uncoupling ceremony to dedicate the new station.
The new Kaunakakai Fire Station receives its official blessing and dedication yesterday. Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa, along with Councilman Danny Mateo who spearheaded this project years ago, were in attendance.
Chef Christopher Schobel and Hula Grill Kaanapali, along with Master of Ceremonies Lyndon Roxford Lanakila “Dog Walker” Dela Cruz, have a little fun while demonstrating some fresh recipes for the crowd at last year’s Food and Business Expo. Both will be returning this year to the event at the Lanikeha Center on Nov. 5.
The Molokai volleyball team will play its final consolation match Saturday morning against Radford after failing to adavance on Wednesday versus St. Francis.
The Green Lantern gives the shaka while a princess at Maunaloa Elementary looks on.
The kioea, or bristle-thighed curlew, can be seen around Hawaii but is most common on Molokai.
From left, Arleone Dibbon-Young, Mayor Alan Arakawa, Council Chair Danny Mateo and Executive Assistant Zeke Kalua reading the kioea proclamation at Kaunakakai Elementary. Photo courtesy: County of Maui.
Kanoho Helm, from the grassroots group I Aloha Molokai, presents the unified opposition to Big Wind to Sen. Mike Gabbard, left, and Rep. Denny Coffman.
From left, Sen. J. Kalani English, Sen. Mike Gabbard and Rep. Denny Coffman from the Senate Committee on Energy and Environment listen intently to the message of opposition from local residents.
The Safari Explorer arrives at a pier on the Big Island recently where they received a traditional Hawaiian protocol welcome. Photo courtesy of Dan Blanchard
Storyteller Ben Moffat will perform “Stories on Stilts and Other Tall Tales” tomorrow at the Molokai Public Library. Photo courtesy of UH-SCEP.
Two Molokai robotics teams, the Oompah Loopahs and the Molokai Blizzard Boys, placed first and second at the Maui District Tournament Saturday.
The smoking crash site near Kilohana Elementary School. The rugged terrain and poor weather did not allow a closer view of the crash.
Fire rescue workers climb into a helicopter at Kilohana to take a closer look at the crash site.
Rescue workers in front of Kilohana await more information on the helicopter crash.
Walter Ritte sets up a group shot of the protestors shortly before they go into action.
Protestors against the Young Brothers fence at Kaunakakai Harbor made their message loud and clear: “cruise ships, go home!”
American Safari Cruises returns to Kaunakakai Harbor this month. With an understanding with the state DLNR and DOT, the community organization Aha Kiole o Molokai will not endorse any protest of the limited cruise ship visits.
Walter Ritte blows the conch shell to announce the arrival of the protest.
Rescue helicopters used the front of Kilohana Elementary School as a staging area Thursday.
Marc Bamuthi Joseph brings his high-flying, electrifying performance to Kalaniana’ole Hall tonight at 6 p.m.
Members of the Kualapu’u Elementary School robotics team, the SenseSeeAble Solutions, are, from left: Tabby Fernandez, Ikaika Bicoy, Susan Donnelly, Michelle McGuire and Genevieve Kikukawa took home the first place award for Best Project at the Maui District FLL Tournament Nov. 12.
This Ke Nani Kai cat, that the board of directors wants removed, kills at least 10 rodents a day, according to Aldrich.
Makani Air Charters will begin flying its Cessna Grand Caravans daily to Kaulapapa after receiving a federal subsidy for its service.
Special guests at Kuualapu’u Schools Local Advisory Panel retreat were Lynn Finnegan, left, director of the Hawaii Charter School Network, along with Megan McCorriston, president of the Ho’okako’o Corporation Board of Directors.
A Sunday fire destroyed this Ho’olehua house, causing $170,000 of damage. Photo by Geneva Castro
A packed Mitchell Pau’ole Center brought out a wide range of opinions and emotions concerned about the direction of Molokai’s visitor industry.
Opu’ulani Albino, representative of ‘Aha Ki’ole Molokai, presents the advisory group’s position on ASC tours. She is flanked by Lawrence Aki, left, and ASC Principal Dan Blanchard.
Protester Walter Ritte describes himself as an “aloha ‘aina warrior” to the audience. Behind him is Dan Blanchard and Teri Waros, owner of Kalele Bookstore and supporter of the ASC tours.
Cora Schnackenberg, secretary of the ‘Aha Ki’ole Molokai, expresses her outrage at a process that, she feels, did not include the full community.
Peter and Melinda Wing, also known as “Uncle Bwop” and “Auntie Melinda,” will be at Molokai Public Library tomorrow. Photo courtesy of Peter and Melinda Wing
The Molokai boys basketball team holds up its fourth place trophy after going 1-2 at the Kauai tournament last week.
The boys warm up before their second game against Kapa’a High.
The boys relaxing on Kauai after a hardfought victory over Kapa’a.
The procession into the new Saint Damien of Molokai Church Friday evening.
Bishop Larry Silva receives the key and legal documents to the new Saint Damien Church.
Bishop Silva invites the parishioners to enter the church for the first time.
The interior of Saint Damien Church during its first liturgical service.
Senior Mikayla Pico earned first place in 103-pound ‘A’ division Saturday at The Barn.
The Molokai Oompah Loompahs and the Molokai Blizzard Boys represented Molokai well at the state FLL championships Dec. 3. Shown are: (Back, from left) Lily Jenkins, Sarah Jenkins, Hikilii Chow, Katie Domingo, Kai Kalani, Kapahu Chow, Noah Keanini. (Front, from left): Cendall Manley, Momi Afelin, Erik SVetin, Caele Manley, Gus Lodise. Photo credit: Genesis Lodise.
Molokai’s only newspaper stopped its bul mail service this week. Image courtesy of kodipiirto.com
Lawrence Aki, left, and Kawika Foster will lead guides of Halawa Valley to the visitors from American Safari Cruises. Photo courtesy of American Safari Cruises
Leaders and supporters of ‘Aha Ki’ole O Molokai at Mitchell Pau’ole Center last night. Back row, from left: Bill Aila (DLNR chair), Uncle Jimmy Duvauchelle, Joseph Kalipi (Maunaloa Moku), Wayde Lee (Pala’au Moku), Palmer Naki (Mana’e Moku), Kamalu Poepoe (Po’o Alaka’i), Mervin Dudoit (Kawela Moku); Front row, from left: Byron Espaniola (Maunaloa Moku), Davianna McGregor, Colette Machcado (OHA chair), Aunty Vanda Hanakahi (Po’o), Kitty Simonds (Director Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council), Aunty Ruth Manu (Mana’e/North Shore Moku), (hidden person), Opu’ulani Albino (Culture and Arts representative).
The Molokai High School boys basketball team warms up before one of its Lahaina games.
Rats enjoy eating through fiberoptic cables so much that they chewed through two different sections of underground cable on the West End.
Father Ambrose Sanar, in St. Francis Church in Kalaupapa where serves as pastor, said the people of Kalaupapa are excited about Blessed Mother Marianne’s upcoming canonization.
Artwork of Blessed Mother Marianne outside of St. Francis Church in Kalaupapa.
Plaque for Blessed Mother Marriane at her gravesite in Kalaupapa.
Kalaniua Ritte talks story with Mervin Dudoit, Kawela Moku representative, at last night’s meeting.
The strong currents and large surf at Papohaku Beach can be dangerous in the winter. On Friday, an Oregon-man died while swimming on the large West End beach. Photo by Sarah Minahan
Maui Medevac helicopter on its way to Molokai to pick up injured 4-year-old boy.
Amy Hanaiali’i and Jeff Peterson get the entertainment going at the Mitchell Pau’ole Center Saturday for the first Molokai Alternative Energy Festival.
A panel to discuss the proposed wind energy project on Molokai included, from left, Life of the Land leader Henry Curtis, former Hawaii State Representative and former Molokai Middle School Principal Lyla Berg, Friends of Lanai organizer Robin Kaye, University of Hawaii Professor of Ethnic Studies Davianna McGregor and Maunaloa activist Janeel Hew.
Dr. Dan McGuire shows off his new all-electric Mitsubishi I at the Alternative Energy Festival. The vehicle travels up to 80 miles on a charge.
The Kaunakakai Harbor security zone can be enforced anytime between Jan. 20 and May 15, 2012. Notification of specific enforcement times will be provided via a broadcast notice to mariners and the display of a red flag at the Kaunakakai Harbor Master’s building.
U.S. Coast Guard Captain Joanna Nunan and DLNR Chair William Aila field questions and defend the enforcement of a security zone around Kaunakakai Harbor.
With lower air fares, Kalaupapa has become more accessible to the workers and families. The National Historical Park will stay maintain its limit of 100 visitors per day.
Sherry Tancayo will begin serving on the Molokai Planning Commission in the first meeting in February.
Protesters temporarily block a van of visitors. A security zone was created around the harbor in January to protect the 30-or-so passengers of the Safari Explorer cruise boat.
The Safari Explorer at Kaunakakai Harbor surrounded by Coast Guard security Jan. 21. To ensure that these types of extreme security measures are not needed again, Aha Kiole is working with the Molokai community and state authorities to allow limited and controlled cruise ship visits.
A pule to end the peaceful protest.
Senior guard Kalyn Kaulia-Makaiwi splits the Lanai defense in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game. Molokai held on to win 46-44.
Brianna Tangonan goes hard to the basket for two of her team-high nine points on Saturday.
Freshman Shanrese (Lehiwa) Pedro chases down a ball as it goes out of bounds in Saturday’s game.
Boys basketball team members, from left, Edizon Ringor, Hauoli Falealii, David Rapanot and Ben Lin Kee get in some road work to condition themselves for a rigorous season.
Keiki-Pua Dancil, Ph.D., recently resigned her position as vice president of Hawaii operations for Bio-Logical Capital.
U.S. Coast Guard Captain Joanna Nunan and DLNR Chairman William Aila talk with protester Leimana Naki during last Saturday’s protest at Kaunakakai Wharf.
Maui County firefighters fought a Kalamaula brush fire that burned 200 acres in January. Another smaller brush fire was reported Monday in the same area that burned three acres.
Firefighters put out hot spots in thick stands of kiawe trees in Kalamaula today. A second firefighter with a chainsaw removes dead limbs to keep the area safe for fire personnel.
Junior guard Hauoli Falealii goes up for two of his nine points in Saturday’s loss to Seabury Hall.
Sophomore David Rapanot fights for an offensive rebound but loses out to the taller Shane Jacob of Seabury.
The top high school winner was Moriah Jenkins, a senior at Molokai High School. As the top senior project, she will represent Maui County at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May in Pittsburgh, PA. The Intel ISEF is the “Super Bowl” of science fairs with the top prize winning a $100,000 scholarship. Over $4 million in scholarships are distributed at this event every year.
On the Big island, planning and design for renovation of the existing water tunnel system in the Ka’u area is one of the statewide irrigation improvement projects.
As is tradition, the Molokai girls basketball team gathered at center court following its final home game to sing the school’s alma mater.
The Molokai High School boys basketball team at Lanai High School, from left: Haloa Hamakua, Edizon Ringor, Brayden Willing-McCutcheon, David Rapanot, Hauoli Falealii, Ben Lin Kee and Tanielu Falealii. Photo by Rick Schonely.
The Haloa ki’i sits on the grounds of the state capitol in protest of GMO taro. Protesters are lobbying legislators to pass a bill to required food manufacturers to label the use of GMOs.
Molokai students from the high school and Aka’Ula School participated in the Global Vision Summit sponsored by the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council.
These Molokai girls won awards for middle school projects that were in the top 10 percent of all middle school projects. The award is called the Broadcom Masters. From left: Momi Afelin. Geisha Nunez, Oceana Madani, Sabrina Curtis, Kea’a Davis. Kneeling, Lily Jenkins.
Seventh-grader Kanani Ah Van with her award for top project in behavioral/social sciences. From left: an unidentified state senator, Kanani, Maui County School Superintendent Bruce Anderson and Maui Complex Superintendent Lindsay Ball.
Kea’a Davis won an honorable mention for her project.
Firefighters were brought in from Maui to help stop the fires among the thick kiawe mauka-side in Kalamaula.
David Rapanot attempts to get around Seabury’s Shane Jacob when the Spartans visited Molokai Jan. 28. The players were the top scorers for their respective teams on Friday in the MIL Division II tournament final.
Molokai’s Hauoli Falealii goes around the Spartans Max DeLyon after getting him in the air when Seabury came to Molokai. Ben Lin Kee (22) gets in the play.
Pualani Akaka in her 5th grade classroom at Kualapu’u Elementary Charter School. Akaka resigned from the CSRP because the Board of Education undermined the Panel’s authority.
A horse near Molokai’s north shore. It is not known if this horse was one of those shot on the French’s ranch last week or in December.
Aulani Shiu and Dayton Kupele offer ho’okupu to their Kalaupapa ancestors in this 2010 picture taken by Wayne Levin. More than 100 0f Levin’s Kalaupapa photos will be exhibited at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center until the end of the month.
Linda Lingle, a former resident of Molokai, was here in August of 2010 for the groundbreaking of the Molokai Community Health Center.
La’akea Paleka, third grader from Kula Kaiapuni Kualapu’u, took second place last year in the Maui County Water Conservation Poster Contest with this poster.
Cassidy Duquette, a kindergartner at Kilohana School, took second place with this poster.
Rosida Montero, owner of Pascua Store, said the cash register stolen Feb. 4 is still in the possession of the police while the investigation is ongoing.
The Kalaupapa Post Office was removed from the list of possible closures in March but is now on a list for reduced hours, along with three other Molokai post offices.
The Farmers’ Royce Calairo, shown here playing Kamehameha Maui, had a strong performance Friday against Hana.
A full house at the Molokai DMV office means long waits for customers. The DMV recently cut back its hours pending the investigation of two of its employees for theft.
Maunaloa General Store recently paid a fine for selling liquor to a minor during a sting operation over the summer.
Chef James Temple
Police blocked off the intersection of Kalae Highway and Farrington Highway on Saturday where power poles had fallen, knocking out electrical power to most of the island. Photo courtesy of Kimberly Lani.
Molokai Burger in Kaunakakai is the site for tonight’s first Hawaiian Republican Party caucus. Registered Republicans can vote for one of four presidential candidates from 6-8 p.m.
Participants in the first race in the Makani Ikaika O Molokai series were, from left, Kekai Adachi, Gary Parsons, Josie Mawae, Alex Mawae, Ko’i'ula Davis, Oswald Jesseca and David Lichtenstein.
Lynn DeCoite, with her daughter Carrie, at the second annual Molokai Agricultural Fair last year, which she helped organize. DeCoite was appointed Tuesday to the State Board of Agriculture.
The new Veterans Center on Wharf Road in Kaunakakai still needs appliances, fixtures and other improvements before it can open.
Poetry readings, pottery demonstrations and hands-on workshops are just some of the activities taking place regularly at the Molokai Arts Center behind Coffees of Hawaii in Kualapuu.
Ceramic work done at the Molokai Arts Center.
A view of the Ke Nani Kai condominiums from the pool and clubhouse area during a luau held in September of 2011.
Molokai senior Dayson Gomes (#10) puts the ball over the defense of Kamehameha Schools Maui in Saturday’s win over KSM on Maui. Photo courtesy of Ka Leo o Na Koa.
From left, Maui County Alan Arakawa, Manu Vinciguerra of Kumu Farms and Pamela Tumpap, president of the Maui Chamber of Commerce, at last night’s 2012 Mayor’s Small Business Awards.
Manu Vinciguerra and Grant Schule of Kumu Farms.
Sophomore Brayden Willing-McCutcheon puts a strike over the plate on Saturday against Seabury. The Farmers went on to win 9-3.
Siblings Josie (left) and Alex Mawae battle it out for first place during a downwind training run from Kamalo to Kaunakakai Harbor. Alex just barely edged out Josie at the finish.
Participants in the March 24 training run were, from left, Jesseca Oswald, Alex Mawae, Calre Mawae and Josie Mawae.
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I decided to grow parsley after seeing how much
it cost for one little bunch at Misaki’s. Very easy to grow,
and if you just cut the stems the plant will keep making more.
Rikki Cooke, Molokai resident, professional photographer and founder and instructor at Hui Ho’olana.
John Keawe performs today at Molokai Public Library, 3 p.m.
Kiara Lima, a kindergarten student at Kilohana Elementary, won first place in the county’s Department of Water Supply Water Conservation Poster Contest with this poster.
Carly Dudoit of Kualapu’u Elementary School took third place in the Maui County poster contest.
The three-foot tall sculpture of Saint Damien, as created by Dale Zarrella of Maui. Photo courtesy of dalezarrella.com.
Maui artist Dale Zarrella works on the details of his sculpture of Saint Damien. Photo courtesy of dalezarrella.com.
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Josie Mawae pulls hard on her way to taking first place in the long course race on April 7.
Walter Ritte protesting GMOs on Molokai two years ago at the Lanikeha Center. Ritte will be on Oahu Wednesday to rally for a bill to require the labeling of GMO products in food.
Monsanto workers on Molokai place paper bags over the GMO corn pollen to prevent its spread into other fields. Monsanto is the largest private employer on Molokai.
Hope Will of Molokai High School took first place in the district competition in the Senior Exhibit category with her “Propaganda in Nazi Germany” exhibit.
Conan Kawano and Quintin Chow placed second in the District competition for the exhibit “Kapu System & Overthrow.”
Representative Mele Carroll
Molokai players Dayson Gomes, left, and Brahunson Kaai celebrate a second-game point in the second set against Hana last Wednesday.
The I Aloha Molokai staff will be at the group’s open house on Friday at their office at 2130 Maunaloa Highway from 5-8 p.m.
Alex Mawae works his way through the waves and the 20 knot winds to take second place in the 10.3-mile Makani Ikaika O Molokai race April 21.
Kanemitsu Bakery, an institution on Molokai, has passed inspection after failing three previous inspections going back to March of this year.
Late night visits for hot bread is a favorite Molokai destination.
Erika Stein, left, and Kellie Ellis, right, finished strong in a 2000-meter swim meet at the Ala Moana Beach Park on April 21. The unnamed woman in the middle won the race.
Kualapu’u students competing in the Honolulu 5K for Kids were: Top row, from left: Noelani Helm, Genevieve Kikukawa, Rafael Adolpho, Nainoa Kahale, Ikua Deponte, Kaina Adolpho, Ayla Rose Naehu-Ramos. Bottom row: Ikena Deponte, Keahe Ross, C.J. Medeiros.
Nine-year-old Alex Mawae of Molokai competes in the Quicksilver Waikiki Paddle Festival.
Josie Mawae at the Quicksilver Waikiki Paddle Festival. Josie has been nominated for SUP Grom of the Year for 2012. Go to link at bottom of story to cast a vote for Josie.
Jazz musician Dean Taba will demonstrate common jazz styles at the 75th anniversary celebration of Molokai Public Library on May 23. Photo courtesy of UH-SCEP.
Rev. Patrick Killilea will become the permanent pastor at the St. Francis Parish in Kalaupapa in July. Photo courtesy of southcoasttoday.com.
A Bulgarian man was arrested on Molokai last week and has been charged with manufacturing and distributing K2, sometimes called synthetic marijuana. This group attempted to corner the market on K2 by purchasing a variety of related domain names, including K2blonde.com. K2 blonde is shown above.
The Hawaii Ocean Resources Management Plan update will be open for review next Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., Mitchell Pau’ole Center.
This photo of a white-winged tern in Kaunakakai was shot on Sunday by Michael Walthers. Photo courtesy of Oahu Nature Tours, Inc.
Another view of the white-winged tern shot in Kaunakakai by Michael Walther. Photo courtesy of Oahu Nature Tours, Inc.
Some of the 2012 Molokai High School scholarship recipients, from left: Kailen Inouye, Charisse Manley, Mikayla Pico, Moriah Jenkins, Leenell Hernandez and school counselor Matt Helm.
Musician and performer Wayne Watkins will be at Molokai Public Library tomorrow. Photo credit: Moku Kaaloa.
Winners from the third annual Molokai Holokai enjoy the after-race reception at the Hotel Molokai. From left: Dickie Stone, Clint Labrador, Carlos Kuhn, Todd Yamashita and Alex Mawae.
The transit of Venus, as seen from the “pu’uwai of Kaunakakai.” This shot was taken outside the Kalele Bookstore, courtesy of store owner Teri Waros.
Pat Jones with his telescope outside of the Kalele Bookstore yesterday,
Going by the scientific name Cyanea profuga, commonly known as haha, this endangered plant can only be found in Kalaupapa and the cliffs of the north shore. Photo Credit: Hank Oppenheimer, Plant Extinction Prevention Program.
Mask-maker Yuki Shiroma. Photo courtesy of UH-SCEP.
Kanoho and Lindy Helm with children Kekumu, Kaua and Nui.
If Helm makes it through the primary process as an Independent he will be facing incumbent J. Kalani English or Democratic challenger Barbara Haliniak for the 7th Senate District seat.
Maui Fire Inspector James Blando enters the burned out kitchen at Hotel Molokai during his investigation into the early morning fire.
Water and fire damage can be seen at the entrance to the restaurant at Hotel Molokai. The bar reopens tomorrow, although it will be at least a few months before the kitchen can be rebuilt.
Kahu Claude Duvauchelle commemorates the project launch in a short blessing ceremony with state officials. From left: Kahu Claude Duvauchelle, Ierusalema Pomaikai Church; Brian Bowers, President, Bowers + Kubota Management.; Charlene Shibuya, Assistant District Engineer, Highways Division; Jadine Urasaki, Deputy Director for Capital Improvements Projects, state Department of Transportation; Zeke Kalua, Executive Assistant to Mayor Alan Arakawa; Dale Moore, Molokai Regional Manager, Goodfellow Bros, Inc.; and Ray Skelton, Maui Regional Manager, Goodfellow Bros., Inc.
Jadine Urasaki, Deputy Director for Capital Improvements Projects, state Department of Transportation, addresses the gathering at the Kawela Bridge site on Friday.
Zeke Kalua, executive assistant to Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa, comments on how important this project is for public safety during flood conditions.
Cami Naehu at Hotel Molokai. Photo courtesy of Rick Schonely.
Larry Ellison, the new owner of Lanai, enjoys racing large sailing yachts. Could this be the beginning of a sailing renaissance for Maui County?
While this sign indicates that the restaurant will remain open while renovations at the bakery take place, both the restaurant and bakery were not doing business when visited on Wednesday.
Customers of Kanemitsu will have to wait for this sign to come down before they can patronize Molokai’s oldest business again.
Ilia’s mother Louann created this banner to support his efforts to qualify at the Olympic Trials. Louann and Fred Reyes live in Kaunakakai. Ilia has been living on Oahu to train with his former UH swim coach Victor Wales.
Before the first keiki surf event on June 9, the competitors got together for a group shot.
Kelsey-Lee Bicoy-Juario, left, finished near the top in the first two events and now sits in third place in the 9 and 10-year-old age group. On the right is Channon Bush showing off his form.
Rafael Adolpho sits in second place in the 10 and 11-year-old age group after two events.
Keiki surfing is all about having fun, and it looks like this guy is definitely enjoying himself.
Owner Jerry Leonard kept his sense of humor during the last day of business for Molokai Surf on Saturday. The economics of running a surf shop on Molokai do not allow Leonard to keep his doors open after 20 years.
Jerry Leonard reflects on his 20 years in business on Molokai during his last day of business on Saturday.
These unusual cloud patterns are often called chemtrails, vapor trails left by aircrafts dispersing chemicals. Whether these trails are part of a project to curb global warming or have some other explanation, the Maui County Council will be asked to consider an ordinance to regulate this form of pollution.
This 45-foot Response Boat was the type sent to Molokai Saturday to assist in the rescue of a kayaker.
Keiki at the third and final summer surf meet of the summer held at Waialua, 19 miles east of Kaunakakai.;
Noah Archuleta earned first place honors in the 11- and 12-year-old category with perfect scores at all three meets.
Dallas Arce shows off his cows at last year’s 4-H Livestock Expo.
An aerial shot of the Pukoo Lagoon, about 16 miles east of Kaunakakai. Property on the mauka side of Kamehameha V Highway received a permit to build a 13-by-32-foot photovoltaic solar array.
Kairos Torres-Umi in 2010
Codi Kamakana earned the top price for his steer at the livestock auction on Saturday.
Larry Helm used his fast talk and humor to help capture the top prices at the annual 4-H livestock auction.
Acey Reyes earned $5.80 per pound when she sold her hog to Dale Moore of the Moore Center.
Alea Davis earned the highest price for her hog, $8.25 per pound.
Dwayne Borden walks his hog out to the exhibition tent for the auction.
Gavin Makekau offers direction to his hog who doesn’t appear to be paying attention.
Mark Borden presents his steer during auction.
Hawaiian Airlines has decided to expand into the Hawaiian markets that it cannot serve with its large Boeing jets. Its parent company has plans to purchase smaller turbo-prop airplanes for a new subsidiary airline. Photo courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines
Connor Baxter spent most of his time surfing the bumps as he approached Kaunakakai Wharf in his victory in the third leg of the Triple Crown of SUP on Saturday.
Connor Baxter and Andrea Moller hold up the Koa Trophy for the second straight year as the winners of the Triple Crown of SUP.
The Kaluakoi Golf Course as seen from the air before it was closed and the brush allowed to become overgrown. A five-acre brushfire in this area yesterday was extinguished without damage to any structures.
A Hawaiian cultural site built by Walter Ritte, Lori Buchanan and their respective ohanas protests the military plans for Molokai Airport. After a blessing a kapu was place and a kuahu to signify the opposition to the planned fuel depot.
Kauai workshop participants harvest brassica seeds grown at Regenerations Garden in Kilauea.
Cutting taro for huli.
The blessing ceremony for the new playground at One Ali’i Park, about three miles east of Kaunakakai, featured speeches, balloons and, of course, keiki!
Surrounded by county officials, Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa, left, along with Danny Mateo, chair of the Maui County Council, conduct the official ribbon cutting opening for the long-awaited new playground. Photo courtesy of Rick Schonely.
A pule held yesterday morning in Kaluakoi before the start of the 16th annual Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships.
Brad Gaul of Australia won the Unlimited Prone Division. It was the first time anyone other than Jamie Mitchell had won the race in over 10 years.
Connor Baxter, 17, of Maui, won his second consecutive Molokai-2-Oahu SUP Championship.
Alex and Josie Mawae, at 10 and 12 years old, were the youngest competitors for the second year in a row at the Naish Paddle Championships on Maui.
Alex Mawae captured second place in the 16-and-under division at the Naish Paddle Championships July 22. He is now in fourth place in the voting for SUP Connect Grom of the Year for 2012. See link for voting at bottom of story.
Walkers at last year’s Relay for Life on Molokai raised over $16,000. Photo courtesy of Angela.
Luigi Manera, project manager for the planned improvements to Paddlers’ Inn, showed this artistic rendering to the Molokai Planning Commission.
New Planning Commissioners Douglas Rogers has been a contractor on Molokai for 20 years.
New Planning Commissioner Michael Jennings works as manager at Ke Nani Kai Condominiums on the West End.
Newell Makahanaloa surfing at Kepuhi Beach on Molokai’s West End. Makahanaloa was an avid outdoorsman who loved surfing, hunting, hiking and fishing. He passed away on July 31.
Stacy Helm Crivello
Whether working the waves on a windsurfer or a stand-up paddleboard, 10-year-old Alex Mawae from Youth In Motion shows how it’s done. Youth ocean activities begin Sept. 6. Photo by Clare Seeger Mawae.
With no Republican or Independent challenger, Sen. J. Kalani English is guaranteed re-election in November after winning the Democratic primary on Saturday. Sen. English has served the 7th Senate District since 2000.
The last time a PEIS scoping meeting came to Molokai in February, 2011, protesters, both inside and outside the Mitchell Pau’ole Center, questioned the legitimacy of the process and the need for windmills on Molokai. The U.S. DOE will take a second shot at a scoping meeting on Molokai Sept. 19.
In a hearing before the Senate’s Water, Land, and Housing Committee, Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz grilled the executive director of the Public Land Development Corporation — Lloyd Haraguchi — on why it wasn’t moving faster. The PLDC, created by the state legislature in 2011, will hold a public hearing on Molokai Aug. 27. Photo courtesy of civilbeat.com.
Riki Hokama, Policy Committee Chair for the Maui County Council Policy Committee.
Alex Mawae stays close to the competition in the sprint race at the World Series event at Turtle Bay Resort on Sunday.
Alex on the award stand after the race.
Molokai coach Mahea Rawlins gives her girls a talk after the first game Thursday against Kamehameha Maui. The Warriors swept the Farmers 25-11, 25-7. Photo courtesy of The Maui News.
At the blessing on Aug. 10 for the new Hospice Hawaii Molokai office are, on the left, Hospice Hawaii Molokai Chaplain Lynette Schaefer and Medical Director Dr. Sandra Brazzel. Photo courtesy of Becker Communications Inc.
You got one beef with Oceanic Time Warner Cable? Monday is the time to be heard by the state regulators. Meeting runs from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the DHHL Conference Room at the Kulana ‘Oiwi Center in Kalamaula.
Molokai kupuna and kuma Moke Kim testifies against the PLDC last night: “These kind of meetings put me in touch with our ancestors … my kuleana is to say a’ole! When they pass laws they try to take it (the land) away sneakily.” PLDC Executive Director Lloyd Haraguchi sits in the back.
Three members of the DCCA Cable Television Division came to Molokai for a community meeting yesterday. From top: Glenn Chock, Steve Jolin and Don Yabusaki.
U.S. Rep. Mazie K. Hirono
The Kamaluhia barge, shown at port in Honolulu, will not be coming to Molokai on Tuesdays during Young Brothers’ Preventative Maintenance program taking place during September and October. Photo courtesy of Honolulu Star Advertiser.
Lion Bob Dreyer shows the Lions T-shirt that will be worn Sept. 29 by the Lions and their supporters in the “Walk for Sight” event in Kaunakakai.
UH Assistant Basketball Coach Brandyn Akana was at Molokai High School today to speak to students. UH will play Chaminade at The Barn Dec. 15.
Molokai High School and Middle School students from the Hawaiian Language Immersion Program received a visit from two Tahtian guests on Monday. In the back row, far right and partially obscured is Mr. Gana Turina. Also presenting information on Tahitian language and culture was Mr. Sitake (fourth row, third from left wearing a name badge).
The road to Mo’omomi on the north shore, will soon be restricted with a gate by the DHHL as a result of vandalism to homestead lands and overfishing in the area.
Shannese Pedro (14) follows through on her hit in the first set of Molokai’s match against Maui Prep on Saturday. Looking on, from left: Taylor Tamanaha, Shaniah Mollena-Lopez, Heather Place and Taylor Keliihoomalu.
When Seabury visited Molokai last year its team got blown out by the Farmers. Unfortunately for Molokai the result was not repeated Friday night when the Spartans topped Molokai 23-20 at War Memorial Stadium on Maui.
This simulation of what wind turbines would look like in Maunaloa is based on meetings between the West Molokai Association and Christian Hackett of Pattern Energy. This view takes into consideration the proper dimensions of the turbines and the turbine locations, based on Pattern Energy’s current plans.
At last night’s renewable energy scoping meeting, Sybil Lopez demonstrates an alternative to imported fuel: ethanol. Lopez said technology exists to convert waste material to ethanol. On the right is regular gasoline emitting smoke and pollution while the ethanol pan burns hotter and cleaner.
Jane Summerson, the Federal Document Manager representing the U.S. DOE in the PEIS process, stands in front of a picture of what Lanai would look like with an industrial windmill project.
Before comments were accepted as testimony, a panel of experts answered questions about the PEIS process. From left: Jane Summerson, U.S. Dept of Energy; Mark Glick, State Energy Office; Jim Spaeth, U.S. DOE and Mark Eckenrode, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
Ho’olehua activist and OHA candidate Walter Ritte presents his testimony to Jane Summerson of the U.S. DOE.
Canoe teams could not avoid the 8-10 foot swells in Hale O Lono Harbor that swamped 10 boats before the start of the Na Wahine O Ke Kai race yesterday morning. Images courtesy of Clare Mawae.
Hana got a hand on the jersey of Robert Ortiz-Traxler but could barely slow down the junior running back who ran for three touchdowns in Molokai’s dominating victory.
The 1960 Molokai football team was honored during halftime of Saturday’s game. From left: Milton Haliniak, Billy Buchanan, Larry Helm, Shane Adolpho (representing his father Carl Adolpho) and Larry Rawlins Jr. (representing Larry Rawlins Sr.).
Junior Noah Caparida ran over, under and through the Hana defense on his way to scoring two touchdowns and leading the team in rushing.
Freshman Alden Abafo had a few long runs and showed off his speed in the second half against Hana.
Sherry Tancayo was standing at the point of Hale o Lono Harbor when she shot these pictures Sunday morning. Ten boats were swamped before the start of the race and even the escort boats were challenged by the conditions. Photos courtesy of Sherry Tancayo.
At the Molokai Art and Media Academy youth ages 13-18 can analyze, evaluate and create media, even under water. The Academy has an intersession scheduled for Oct. 1-5. Contact email@example.com or call 808-646-0340 for more information.
Ward Research of Honolulu is conducting a survey of Molokai residents for an anonymous source. The survey is asking about Molokai Ranch and the proposed wind turbine project. This view from Kepuhi Beach shows what an industrial-scale windmill project would look like on the West End.
The 2012 Molokai High School football team ends its season this Saturday against Seabury Hall, the only team to defeat Molokai this year. The game beings at noon at the Molokai High School field in Hoolehua.
Ena Victorino escorts Robert Ortiz-Traxler into the end zone to increase the Molokai lead to 28-0 in the first quarter.
Junior Maka Pua’a-Aki intercepts a first quarter pass against St. Anthony.
The Trojans had a hard time stopping Noah Caparida who ran for three touchdowns and threw for two more.
This rental home in Kawela Plantation I sustained $125,000 of damage in a late night fire on Thursday.
The view of a potential windmill project on Molokai’s West End as seen from Papohaku Beach. This rendition is based on the most recent plans of Pattern Energy, the preferred developer of Molokai Ranch. The current Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement will determine the feasibility of this, and other, renewable energy alternatives for Hawaii. All comments must be submitted to the U.S. Dept. of Energy by Oct. 9.
State and federal agencies are still searching for this 50-foot floating dock last seen off the north coast of Molokai. While the dock is thought to be debris from last year’s Japanese tsunami, State Department of Health officials do not believe it contains any radioactive contamination.
The Molokai Lions Club raised over $1,500 to help improve the eyesight of local people during their Walk for Sight event Sept. 29.
A pole top fire at the Pala’au Substation appears to have started from a contaminated insulator. The pole was replaced and power was back online by 6:30 a.m.
Team Livestrong/Ocean Pursuits finished as the top Hawaiian team, placing fourth in a time of 5:36:58.
The Festivals of Aloha parade on Saturday morning will feature horses, keiki, kupuna and, of course, the royal court. These images from last year’s parade show, from top, keiki on a float to promote parental involvement, 6th grade students from Kilohana Elementary School in front of royal court, local and Japanese kupuna in parade and bowing before royal court, a group from New Zealand and the royal court watching the parade.
Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo and Nancy Wang of Eth-Noh-Tec will perform at Molokai Public Library Oct. 24. Photo courtesy of UH-SCEP.
Team SOF paddles hard through the flat conditions of the Kaiwi Channel during the Molokai Hoe race on Oct. 7. The military team from Camp Smith on Oahu raised money for the Wounded Warrior Project through its efforts.
After the final home game of the season, the Molokai Farmer seniors were honored. The seniors on the team, not in order, are, Kohala Pule, Laureano Kahiau-Batara, Dhavin Basa, Ronald Luuloa-Kaauwai, Paka Adolpho, Ake Arakaki, Ka’i Blevins, Kamanu Pascua Kahookano, Isaiah Ruiz and Tyler Lightfoot-Lani.
Junior Noah Caparida on his way to scoring his second touchdown on the first half of Saturday’s game. Caparida was ejected from the game after this touchdown for excessive celebration, his second unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the game.
After Caparida’s ejection, senior David Pascua-Kahookano took over much of the running responsibilities for the Farmers. He ran for several first downs and caught a touchdown pass.
Alex Mawae, center, placed first in the Na Kama Kai Challenge. After the race he enjoyed charging down the waves at Turtle Bay.
Alex and Josie Mawae, along with the two other finalists in the Na Kama Kai Challenge, Seachelle Rivereira and Sasha Kauhane. Josie Mawae is on the far right.
Josie Mawae taking advantage of the swells at Turtle Bay.
Greta Martinez celebrates the canonization of Saint Marianne on Sunday with two other Hawaii visitors.
The banner of Saint Marianne displayed alongside the other newly canonized saints.
About half of the priests in attendance at Sunday’s canonization get ready to administer communion to the people.
An estimated one million people attended Sunday’s ceremony at St. Peter’s square.
Players from the UN men’s basketball team took some time after practice Friday evening to sign autographs for fans at The Barn. Photo by Rick Schonely.
Chris Schobel, chef at Hula Grill, at last year’s Taste of Molokai event. This year he will demonstrate a Vadouvan Pork Tostada, Cumin Scented Refried Beans, Lilikoi Queso Fresco and Tomatillo Sour Cream.
Native votes count! These yard signs in Kapa’akea are an attempt to get out the Hawaiian vote. Historically, native Hawaiians vote at a lower rate than the general population.
Paschoal Hall, formerly known as the Kalaupapa Social Hall, was rededicated at this ceremony Oct. 29. That night, “The Avengers” became the first movie shown there since 1981.
National Park Service employees, along with State Department of Health employees, join for oli and a puie to open the newly remodeled Paschoal Hall.
Sen. Daniel Inouye makes remarks for the opening of Paschoal Hall in Kalaupapa on Oct. 29. It was his last visit to Molokai.
The inside of Paschoal Hall after its reopening on Oct. 29.
Stacy Helm Crivello and her supporters marching in the Oct. 13 Festivals of Aloha parade in Kaunakakai. Crivello beat out Molokai High School teacher Manuwai Peters in the race to represent Molokai on the Maui County Council.
Fred Bicoy blows Taps while the Molokai Rainbows are released this morning in front of the new Molokai Veterans’ Center.
World War II veteran Alice Kono.
Audience at today’s Veterans’ Day ceremony inside the new center.
The Molokai veterans’ band entertains the audience.
Former Molokai resident John McAfee. Photo: AP
Rawlins Chevron Service in Kaunakakai now offers U-Haul rentals.
Keli’i Kaneali’i and Healani Youn will be providing the evening entertainment at the Ku ka Lau Lama fundraiser for the Aka’ula School Dec. 8.
“Adjourned With a Prayer” is the title of the recently published book on the Siloama/Kanaana Hou churches. Cover photo courtesy Hawaii State Archives.
Kimberly Chambers climbs out of the water at the China Walls swim spot in Oahu after successfully completing a 26-mile swim across the Kaiwi Channels. Following international rules, Chambers could not wear a wetsuit and could not be assisted entering or leaving the water for the swim to officially count.
Chambers had to battle high winds and large open ocean swells during her crossing.
Chambers boyfriend Joe Locke comforts and congratulates her after a successful swim across the Kaiwi Channel that took more than 19 hours.
Congresswoman Hirono visits Mother Marianne’s gravesite in Kalaupapa, where she left ho`okupu, a traditional Hawaiian offering.
Kupuna who lobbied the State of Hawaii Board of Education to separate the intermediate grades from the high school eight years ago attend Thursday’s ceremony at Molokai Middle School.
Colette Machado, chairperson for Office of Hawaiian Affairs, congratulates the grade seven and eight classes on proving that rural schools can excel in academics.
State of Hawaii Board of Education chair, Donald G. Horner, congratulates Molokai Middle School for winning the “Most Improved School in Hawaii.”
Students celebrate winning the “Most Improved School in Hawaii.”
Jose Krall, at the Maui Bake Shop and Deli that he owns with his wife Claire, went missing Saturday when the Cessna plane he was piloting went off the radar. Photo courtesy of Maui Now.
From left: Shipyard Public Affairs Officer Jensin Sommer, Molokai Middle School robotics team chaperone Kimberly Svetin, Shipyarder and former Molokai resident Ivan Shizuma, chaperone Jennifer Whitted, Shipyard Commander Capt. Brian Osgood, team mentor Sara Jenkins, chaperone Louise Manley, team members Kaitlyn DeRouin, Lily Jenkins, Katy Domingo, Caele Manley, Erik Svetin, Noah Keanini, Chaperone Heidi Jenkins, Shipyarder and former Molokai resident Henry Keanini, Chaperone David Gonzales, shipyarder and former Molokai resident Kaiki Ragragola, and shipyarders Lauren Thompson and Eric Petran. (U.S. Navy photo by David Tomiyama)
Sailors from USS Hawaii (SSN 776) show Molokai Middle School students the periscope view screen during a tour of the submarine at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Nov. 30. The “Golden Eyes,” who were on Oahu to compete in the First Lego League tournament, also visited Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility. (U.S. Navy photo by David Tomiyama)
An officer from USS Hawaii (SSN 776) explains facts on the Virginia submarine to Molokai Middle School students during a tour at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Nov. 30.(U.S. Navy photo by David Tomiyama)
Sale Sproat was ringside when MMA fights came to Molokai in 2011. On Saturday, Sproat will be inside the ring against J.T. Taylor of Oregon in a middleweight bout.
“Savage Island Feast.” A beautiful lithograph by Eugene Savage. This image was used as a menu cover aboard the S.S. Lurline, operated by Matson Lines in 1955.
Shylene Villa, 10, captured the Kualapu’u School spelling bee for the second year in a row. The final four spellers, from left, were: Gerald Estevillo (4th place), Zahya Dudoit (3rd place) and Brendan Keanini (2nd place).
Isaac Fotu kicks the ball to Brandon Spearman (4-7 3-pointers) who hits this 3-point field goal.
UH Assistant Basketball Coach Brandyn Akana returned home this weekend as his Warriors defeated Chaminade.
Forward Isaac Fotu grabs one of his seven rebounds (5 offensive) in Saturday’s game against Chaminade. Fotu finished with 18 points.
Vander Joaquim, the 6-10 UH center, handles the ball. He had 5 rebounds, 11 points in the game.
Seventh graders having some fun at halftime.
Susan and Tim Forsberg in front of the new Molokai Fish and Dive gas station, which opened this morning at 8 a.m.
Susan and Tim Forsberg, owners of Molokai Fish and Dive, now operate the gas station on Ala Malama Avenue in Kaunakakai.
Above: Flames can be seen on the top left of this image. Maui County fire crews filled a portable pool with water for helicopter water drops. Good job MFD! Photos by Rick Schonely.
Rob Stephenson, president of the Molokai Chamber of Commerce, with Sen. Daniei Inouye in August of 2010 when the Senator came to Molokai for the groundbreaking of the Molokai Community Health Center. Photo courtesy of Rob Stephenson
The Molokai boys basketball team: front, kneeling: Kalei Davis, Ena Victorino; second row: Haaloa Hamakua, Hauoli Faleali’i, Tani Faleali’; third row: Lekeke Schonelly, Kaimana Kahale, Moses Espaniola. Not pictured: Thomas Tamanaha, Paka Adolpho, Dallas Arce, Isaiah Ruiz, Hanalei Dudoit-Enos, Jordan Boswell. Photo courtesy of Hauoli Faleali’i.
Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz on Molokai for the confirmation aha’aina with Gov. Abercrombie. He was sworn in today at 9:30 a.m. Hawaii time as the newest U.S. Senator from Hawaii.
This artist rendering show what the completed MCHC campus will look like. MCHC now offers medical, dental, behavioral health care, and social services to the people of Molokai regardless of their ability to pay.
Paka Adolpho puts up two of his 16 points against Lanai on Friday night on the way to a 62-53 Molokai win. Photo by Rick Schonely.
Head Coach Lester Delos Reyes, Kim Gonsalves-Rapanot and Hauoli Faleali’i at Kaunakakai Gym Saturday. Photo by Rick Schonely.
These members of the Quechan Tribal Delegation will be attending the second annual Alternative Energy Festival at the Mitchell Pau'ole Center on Friday and Saturday. Shown here, from left, seated: Lucinda and Lucia Polk, standing, Quechan Tribal Administrator Vernon Smith, Quechan Tribal Council member Virgil Smith and Allen Paquin, a Navajo Tribal member. This tribe is currently fighting against a giant wind project in the desert near San Diego. Photo by William Isbell.
A tree that had fallen across power lines near the construction for the new Kawela Bridge had to be removed Sunday morning.
The 36-passenger Safari Explorer can be seen cruising along Molokai’s south shore following an agreement signed Wednesday between Un-Cruise Adventures and members of the Molokai community.
Bishop of Honolulu Larry Silva leads the celebratory mass for Saint Marianne Cope. He is surrounded by visiting bishops.
An elegant hula performance, with the Iolani Hawaii Suzuki Strings in the background.
His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, at Saturday’s mass.
In the play “November’s Song,” Mother Marianne can be seen ministering to Father Damien who had recently been stricken with leprosy.
Quechan Tribal members at the Mitchell Pau’ole Center on Friday, from left, Lucinda Polk, Vernon Smith, Lucia Polk and Allen Paquin, a Navajo Tribal member. These tribal members told the story of how they have fought Big Wind projects in the deserts of Southern California.
Helen Wai teaches energy conservation as a process of money management.
Darlene Toth grows and donates trees.
Allen Paquin, a Navajo Tribal member, plays a moving song on his flute.
Shoreline along Mokio Point on Molokai’s north shore between Mo’omomi Preserve and Ilio Point will receive permanent preservation protection.
The rugged Mokio Point shoreline.
The Alu Like Native Hawaiian library in Hoolehua will be the site of today’s open house and event.
Former Miami Dolphins receiver and all-pro player Nat Moore speaks with Molokai High School and Middle School students at The Barn. He will be returning to Molokai to run a one-day clinic Jan. 28.
A group presentation to Mayor Arakawa of a Proclamation of Appreciation. From left, Joe Pluta, May Fujiwara, Mrs. Arakawa, Liz May, Mayor Arakawa, Lynn Donovan, Don Lehman, Vivian Ichiki, Theo Morrison, Bob Pure, Pat Endsley, Richard Endsley, Ruth McKay. Photo by Joe Makarewicz of MSI.
County Council Chair and recent honoree Danny Mateo joins Leo Agcolicol and Mayor Tavares in raising the special flag.
Brendan Jenkins in the back of the Kolapa House in Kaunakakai