Kauai News

Kaua‘i Police Records window closed for walk-up service due to staffing shortage

Walk-up service for the Kaua‘i Police Department Records window will be closed today due to staffing shortages.

Mauna Loa Eruption Day 4: Lava flow slows; now week is earliest to reach Saddle Road

There are two active flows on the Northeast Rift Zone of the volcano.

Mayor Kawakami, Kauaʻi County Council sworn into office at inauguration ceremony

Judge Jonathan J. Chun swore in Kauaʻi Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami – who will serve a second term – and the new County Council members.

Governor-elect Green announces nominees for top cabinet leaders

Governor-elect Josh Green today announced nominees to serve as Director and/or Deputy Director for 14 state departments in his cabinet.

Today is inauguration of Kaua’i Mayor and County Council; public invited

The inauguration of Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami and the Kaua‘i County Council will be held Dec. 1 at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall.

Kapa‘a roads closed Dec. 5-10

Traffic control configurations around the Mailihuna, Hau‘a‘ala and Kawaihau roads intersection will change as construction progresses.

Mauna Loa flow could reach Daniel K. Inouye Highway in 2 days

Now more than 3 miles away from Daniel K. Inouye Highway, the Mauna Loa eruption has reached the bottom part of the slope of the volcano and is entering into a flat area, officials confirmed this morning.

County launches online liquor license application platform

The Kaua‘i Department of Liquor Control has launched a new online licensing platform meant to improve the application experience and decrease processing times for new liquor license applications. At this time, only new applications are being accepted through the new online portal with an online renewal option in the development phase. Those without internet access […]

Rice Street to host holiday trifecta

Get in the Christmas spirit at the annual Lights on Rice Parade scheduled for Friday.

Mauna Loa Eruption Day 3: Lava crosses Old Kona Highway

At approximately 11 p.m. Tuesday, the leading edge of the Mauna Loa lava flow crossed Old Kona Highway, a dirt road that crosses the Mauna Loa Forest Reserve.

UPDATE: Mauna Loa lava flow only 4.5 miles from Saddle Road

New webcam videos from USGS shows fissure 3 and new fissure 4 is feeding lava flows downslope to the north/northeast. Fissure 3 is feeding the largest lava flow.

Monthly siren test coming Dec. 1

HI-EMA: Hawaiʻi has the largest single integrated Outdoor Siren Warning System for Public Safety in the world.

High surf advisory issued for areas of the Garden Isle

A high surf advisory was issued for west- and north-facing shores on the Garden Isle.

Portion of parking lot at Nāwiliwili Park to close for repairs following damaging high surf

A portion of the parking lot at Nāwiliwili Park fronting Kalapakī Bay, in Līhu‘e, will be closed starting tomorrow for repairs due to damages caused by the high surf over the weekend.

VIDEO: Watch Mauna Loa Erupting

The bright red glow in the dark night skies of Mauna Loa erupting on the Big Island made way for an overcast morning, with the skies becoming a beautiful purple and blue as the sun rose.

Big Island’s Mauna Loa began erupting Sunday evening for first time in 38 years

At this time, lava flows are contained within the summit area of Mauna Loa and are not threatening downslope communities on the Big Island, but residents at risk from lava flows should review their preparedness.

UPDATE: National Weather Service issues flood watch; cancels high surf advisory

Rainfall may be light at first, but heavier slow-moving showers are expected to develop on Kauaʻi, bringing the potential for flash flooding.

Traffic Advisory: Expect delays on portion of Maluhia Road Nov. 28 due to paving

One lane on a portion of Maluhia Road in Kōloa is scheduled to close on Nov. 28, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., for asphalt paving work.

Hawaiʻi Sports Hall of Fame seeking nominations; deadline Dec. 1

Nominated athletes can be in the field of surfing, football, canoe racing, baseball or any other sport. But they must meet the Hawaiʻi Sports Hall of Fame’s criteria.

Permit or hunting license needed to enter Big Island’s Narnia

The Department of Land and Natural Resources is working to curb illegal hiking in an area known as Narnia.
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