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Hiker Rescue Near Makamaka’ole Gulch

At 5:53 p.m. on Monday, Maui firefighters responded to reports of a hiker in distress on the makai side of Kahekili Highway at Makamaka’ole Gulch. Engine 1 (Wailuku) and Rescue 10 (Kahului) on Air 1 responded. On scene, Engine 1 personnel hiked down a trail to assess the situation. Crews found a 44-year-old male who apparently made it down to …

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96th Maui Fair Pre-Sale Entry Ticket Dates

The Maui Fair has announced that pre-sale tickets are available at reduced prices from Monday, August 13 through Friday, September 21. Pre-sale Adult tickets are $7.00 ($10.00 at the gate), and child tickets (5-11 years old) are $3.00 ($5.00 at the gate).  Keiki four years old and younger are admitted free. Pre-sale tickets may be purchased at the following locations: …

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Maui Humane Society to Participate in National Clear the Shelters Day

The Maui Humane Society has announced that they will be participating in national “Clear the Shelters” Day on Saturday, August 18. As a result of the generous support of the Savitt Family Foundation, adoption fees will be waived on all dogs, cats and critters. More than 900 shelters nationwide will be holding adoption events on Saturday in an effort to …

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West Maui Hospital Foundation Seeks Financial Support

The West Maui Hospital Foundation has now been unsuccessful in two Municipal Bond Offerings to finance the West Maui Hospital due to the of lack significant community and governmental financial support. The Foundation needs this financial support from the West Maui Business Community, Maui County and State Government, Hospital Systems, and Providers to complete the construction of the West Maui …

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County Re-launches Junk Vehicles Disposal Assistance Program

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management is re-launching the Junk Vehicles Disposal Assistance Program on September 4, 2018. Under this program, residents will be able to dispose of one vehicle per year at no charge. Owners will be required to register their vehicles as “Permanently Junked” with the Department of Motor Vehicles and Licensing and deliver their vehicles …

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DOH requires food handlers certification for all food establishments statewide

The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s (DOH) Sanitation Branch, which successfully launched the state’s color-coded placard system, is reminding all food establishments statewide of regulations that require existing and new permit holders to complete a food handlers education course approved by the department. The new requirement became effective Sept. 2, 2017 and will be enforced beginning Sept. 4, 2018, as the …

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Mobile forensics training key to cybercrime investigation

County of Maui police officers, principals and vice principals, and information technology personnel from the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College learned more about digital evidence found on mobile devices in July. The workshop on mobile forensics was led by cybersecurity and mobile forensics expert Karen L. Paullet at the UH Maui College campus. “Almost every case we have today has a mobile device involved, which has …

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Brown Water Advisory issued for the Island of Maui

Heavy rain has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer, manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris. Not all coastal areas may be impacted by runoff, however, if the water is brown stay …

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Power failure reported in the Upcountry area, MECO crews en route

At around 0900 this morning, power failed in parts of the Upcountry area.  It is unknown what cause that power failure.  MECO has informed MAUIWatch that crews are en route and are aware of the situation. If you’re experiencing a power failure, please contact MECO at their dispatch call center at (808) 871-7777 and let them know.

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