Archive for July, 2012

A year later, two local youth paddlers show improvement at the Naish Paddle Championships

| July 31, 2012 | 0 Comments
A year later, two local youth paddlers show improvement at the Naish Paddle Championships

By Clare Seeger Mawae A year has gone by since two Molokai kids showed up at Maliko Gulch as the youngest contestants at the annual Naish Paddle Championships. At 9 and 11 years old, Alex and Josie Mawae joined an international fleet of stand-up paddlers to take on the prestigious long distance course. Josie and […]

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Gaul, Baxter top finishers in Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championship

| July 30, 2012 | 1 Comment
Gaul, Baxter top finishers in Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championship

After winning his 10th straight Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championship race in 2011, Jamie Mitchell of Australia announced that it would be his last competitive crossing of the Kaiwi Channel. But even without Mitchell at the starting line Sunday morning in Kaluakoi, Australian paddlers continued to dominate the “Super Bowl” of paddleboard racing. In the largest […]

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Molokai Humane Society elects new board, reviews finances

| July 27, 2012 | 11 Comments
Molokai Humane Society elects new board, reviews finances

An all-new board of directors for the Molokai Humane Society was chosen last Friday at the Mitchell Pau’ole Center during the non-profit group’s annual meeting. The MoHS bylaws allow five to seven people on its board. Voted onto the board were Lyndon Dela Cruz, Tony Lauifi, Nan Walters, Karen Buhr and Frank Pratt. A sixth […]

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New One Ali’i playground opens yesterday with blessing

| July 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
New One Ali’i playground opens yesterday with blessing

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Learn why and how to save seed at Molokai workshop

| July 25, 2012 | 1 Comment
Learn why and how to save seed at Molokai workshop

The Kohala Center News Release A workshop for farmers and gardeners on seed production and seed saving methods offered by Hawaii Public Seed Initiative will be held Friday, Aug. 24, and Saturday, Aug. 25, in Ho‘olehua on Molokai. The workshop will be at Lanikeha Center and at the NRCS Plant Materials Center. Registration and scholarship […]

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Marines back off plans to increase training in Kalaupapa

| July 24, 2012 | 9 Comments
Marines back off plans to increase training in Kalaupapa

The U.S. Marines will not increase its helicopter training in Kalaupapa following opposition to the plan from the National Park Service, the State Department of Land and Natural Resources and local residents. But plans for the military to build a fuel depot at Molokai Airport are still being considered despite protests by locals. A report […]

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Brushfire burns five acres near Kaluakoi golf course

| July 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
Brushfire burns five acres near Kaluakoi golf course

A brushfire yesterday next to the old Kaluakoi golf course involved about five acres of land. No structures were threatened or injuries reported. Maui County Fire Department Engines numbers 9, 4, 12 and Tanker 4 responded to an alarm for an ongoing brushfire at 2:10 p.m. Sunday, reported Maui Fire Department Chief Lee Mainga. Two […]

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Baxter repeats as Triple Crown of SUP champion

| July 20, 2012 | 2 Comments
Baxter repeats as Triple Crown of SUP champion

Although only 17 years old, Connor Baxter of Maui has established himself as a force in Stand-Up Paddling with his second straight win on Saturday in the 2012 Triple Crown of SUP. Baxter crossed the finish line in Kaunakakai for the third leg of the race series in 2 hours, 55 minutes, 46 seconds. In […]

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Molokai Middle School hits AYP target for first time

| July 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
Molokai Middle School hits AYP target for first time

For the first time ever in its eight-year history, Molokai Middle School met the standard in math and improved its reading scores enough to earn Adequate Yearly Progress based on test results released earlier this week. The State Department of Education released its preliminary Hawaii State Assessment results Tuesday for all Hawaii public schools under […]

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Neighbor islands to say ‘Aloha!’ to Hawaiian Airlines

| July 18, 2012 | 3 Comments
Neighbor islands to say ‘Aloha!’ to Hawaiian Airlines

Competition appears to be on a direct vector toward the three airlines that now serve Molokai. Hawaiian Airlines announced yesterday that it will enter the Lanai and Molokai markets when it purchases a “small number” of turbo-prop airplanes. According to the Pacific Business News, the parent company of Hawaiian Airlines plans to create a subsidiary […]

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