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MAYORWatch: When Will the Skate Park at Kalama Park Reopen?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: When will the skate park at Kalama Park reopen? Answer: Our Department of Parks and Recreation informed my staff that the planned improvements to the Kalama Park skate park have been substantially completed. However, due to the unsafe condition of the existing wood vert ramp and half pipe, …

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MAYORWatch: Does the County Have a Scrap Vehicle Program?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Does the County have a program that accepts scrap vehicles for free? Do people have to cut the vehicles up into little pieces before Hammerhead Metals Recycling will accept them? Answer: Mahalo for your question and I am very proud to say that the County of Maui does …

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Maui Police Department to Increase Traffic Enforcement Over the Holiday Weekend

The Labor Day holiday weekend is one of the deadliest times of the year in terms of impaired driving fatalities.  To date, there have been 15 traffic-related fatalities on Maui in 2019, Ten (10) of which are alcohol and or drug-related.  The Maui Police Department- Traffic Division will be out enforcing our zero-tolerance response to impaired driving. The public can …

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Mayor Announces Youth Baseball Celebration

Mayor Michael Victorino announced on Friday that he will host a celebration Friday to honor Maui’s youth baseball teams that have gone on to regional and national championships. “I welcome everyone to come out to celebrate with these players,” Mayor Victorino said. “We’re honoring all these teams, players and coaches who’ve taken Maui to the next level in national competition.” …

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Maui police ask for public’s help to find missing man

The Maui Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Colin Joy who was reported missing by his father.  Joy was last spoken to approximately two months ago by cell phone. Colin Joy’s last known residence was in Kihei however he may be homeless at this time. Colin Joy is described as being a forty year old Caucasian …

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National Park Rangers Arrest Man at Hosmer Grove Campground

On Tuesday, August 27, Haleakala National Park Service Rangers arrested an adult male at the Hosmer Grove campground on suspicion of reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, and vandalism. Park rangers responded at approximately 6 pm after a report of an assault and possible gunfire.  Upon arrival Rangers encountered a female victim who alleged that a male companion had threatened her and caused …

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DOH Issues Red ‘Closed’ Placard to Paradise Supermart Fast Food & Catering

The Hawai‘i Department of Health Sanitation Branch has posted a red “Closed” placard at Paradise Supermart Fast Food & Catering located at 207 E. Wakea Avenue in Kahului on Maui for a rodent infestation. An inspection of the restaurant was conducted on Aug. 27, 2019, due to an anonymous complaint made to the health department. A red placard has been …

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Kalahaku Overlook Area Management Environmental Assessment Plan Approved

A Finding of No Significant Impact has been signed for Haleakalā National Park’s Kalahaku Overlook Area Management Environmental Assessment. Kalahaku Overlook is located at 9,324 ft. on the Haleakalā Crater rim and provides unobstructed views east into the crater and west overlooking the island of Maui. The overlook is one of four locations in the park where visitors gather to watch sunrise and …

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