Archive for February, 2013

Governor releases funds to improve Molokai Airport

| February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
Governor releases funds to improve Molokai Airport

The Molokai Airport will be able to bring its taxiway safety area into FAA compliance with Monday’s announcement by Gov. Neil Abercrombie of the release of $113 million for capital improvement projects. The money will be allocated exclusively to airport and harbor improvements through the State of Hawaii. “These important projects will improve the airport […]

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Fundraiser at Coffees of Hawaii to help Molokai Veterans Center

| February 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
Fundraiser at Coffees of Hawaii to help Molokai Veterans Center

It’s been a long journey — one that included much hand wringing and negotiations with Maui County — and now the new Veterans Center on Wharf Road in Kaunakakai approaches completion. But before there is a ribbon cutting ceremony, Molokai Veterans Caring for Veterans must raise some additional money to put the finishing touches on […]

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Canadian woman rescued after breaking ankle on Halawa Valley trail

| February 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
Canadian woman rescued after breaking ankle on Halawa Valley trail

A 59-year old Canadian woman broke her ankle Friday in Halawa Valley while hiking to Moaula Falls. The two-mile moderate hike to the waterfall is one of the most popular activities for Molokai visitors. As you approach the fresh water pool that feeds the river, hikers generally hop between large boulders. According to the report […]

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Farmers top Damien and Kaimuki in first preseason baseball tournament held on Molokai

| February 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
Farmers top Damien and Kaimuki in first preseason baseball tournament held on Molokai

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NOAA seeks partnerships for marine mammal response and Hawaiian monk seal recovery programs

| February 22, 2013 | 0 Comments
NOAA seeks partnerships for marine mammal response and Hawaiian monk seal recovery programs

Grant opportunities for Hawaiian monk seal recovery are available through the Fisheries Division of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. NOAA is soliciting competitive proposals for grants and cooperative agreements that will support education programs and outreach projects. See the full announcement and information on submitting a proposal at this link. Total funding available under this […]

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Terrible Tuesday: High winds rips off Kalamaula roof; fire in Mapulehu; power knocked out in Kalae

| February 21, 2013 | 1 Comment
Terrible Tuesday: High winds rips off Kalamaula roof; fire in Mapulehu; power knocked out in Kalae

High winds blew across Hawaii this week — with gusts of 60 mph reported Tuesday on Molokai — ripping 400 feet of roof covering off a Kalamaula home. Kaunakakai fire crews responded at 11:20 a.m. on Tuesday and found a 20-by-20 foot section of torched down roof covering blown over the west facing overhang of […]

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History Day projects on display today

| February 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
History Day projects on display today

Students from Molokai High School and Middle School will showcase and present their History Day projects today from 8 am. till noon at the high school. Over 40 student projects will be on display for judging. History Day judges will determine which projects qualify for the state competition at Windward Community College on April 20. […]

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Teacher absences on Molokai below state average; Hawaii has second highest rate of absenteeism in country

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Teacher absences on Molokai below state average; Hawaii has second highest rate of absenteeism in country

Why do so many teachers in Hawaii take so many days off? Is it the good weather, the stress of the job, or do certain schools have an “absence culture?” A recently released study by Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education shows that Hawaii’s public school teachers had the second highest […]

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Local wrestler earns title at Baldwin round robin tournament

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
Local wrestler earns title at Baldwin round robin tournament

Molokai’s Alexandria Simon was the only local varsity wrestler to take first place in her weight class, winning the title at 117 pounds at the round robin tournament Saturday at Baldwin gym on Maui. Kuikamoku Han won the junior varsity title at 285 pounds and placed second in varsity competition. Also winning JV titles were […]

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Molokai Public Library to stream state legislative webcasts

| February 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Molokai Public Library to stream state legislative webcasts

Hawaii residents are invited to see how the legislature conducts its business at the Hawaii State Capitol building via streaming video at public libraries statewide, thanks to a continuing partnership between the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) and the Hawaii State Capitol. HSPL announced this new service on Feb. 4. Residents will be able […]

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