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UPDATE**What about sunscreen containing oxybenzone ? Would you use it when in the ocean? Is it harmful to coral? Are there reasonable alternatives? Should there be legislative action?

For years some segments in the Maui community have stated sunscreen is harming our coral reef system. Have they been right all along? UPDATE  5/23/17  See Maui Now recent article for more information   http://mauinow.com/2017/05/19/reefs-at-risk-the-effects-of-sunscreen-on-hawai%ca%bbis-reefs/  #kihei 4/18/17  Our conclusion concerning this issue: the prudent action is to follow the precautionary principal. Don’t use a suspicious product […]

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Public Invited to Kalama Skate Park Design Workshop this Wednesday at KCC

Skate much? Land surfers in Kihei, this is your time to tell ’em how it should be done Wailuku, Maui – Members of the public are invited to provide input to Maui County staff and skate park designers for the proposed Kalama Skate Park. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, April 19, from 6 […]

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DO KIHEI’S YOUTH DESERVE A GYM?

Once again this Friday morning, Council will make a potential decision on funding for the Kihei gym. If you are concerned, speak up or call or write or do something! 4/3/17 #kihei Unlike the State DOE High School, the lack of a gym in South Maui cannot be blamed on Honolulu – the responsibility rests […]

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Do you want to pay higher taxes or receive less services? Or maybe charge corporations for naming rights to county park facilities as in the NFL?

3/16/17 #kihei In the past few County Council Budget and Finance Committee meetings, there has been discussion (BF-129) about Concessions and Sponsorships in County Parks & Recreation Facilities. So this is not a specific South Maui concern, but county-wide, but of course the outcome affects all of our parks. As the intent is to establish […]

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Is this YOUR boat?

3/6/17    Anchored off the Kihei Canoe Club area of north Kihei this morning, are you the captain? Do you know the owner?

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SQUEEZE THOSE HANDLES! DATE TIME MAY CHANGE!!!BLESSING OF NEW SEGMENT OF KIHEI GREENWAY FRIDAY(???) MORNING AT 10:30 AM AT PARK

7/24/16 Good thing you  braked hard. It is set for 8/1 at 3 PM-   more soon 7/20/16. Put the brakes on; we were just informed event might   be changed to the following Monday afternoon. STAY TUNED                                     […]

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ALMOST FINISHED KIHEI POOL CLOSED FOR FIRST HALF OF 2016

UPDATE  6/24/16: Since we had a comment question about reopening which we answered, seemed appropriate to alert everyone the pool should be open for the upcoming Independence Day weekend. NO GUARANTEE! But that is how it looks. Were you aware of this? We sure were not, and only learned of it in a County Press Release […]

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Road closed this week***Bike path construction along Liloa nearing conclusion in June

UPDATE 5/26/16  While the start remains consistent, Tues 5/31 at 7:00 AM more recent projections offer the closure may extend until Tuesday June 7. Of course the start date is easier to predict than the completion one, and the best guide is watch the signage in the area toward the end of the week   […]

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DO YOU KNOW WHAT A “GHOST BIKE”, A “GHOST RIDE” OR A “RIDE OF SILENCE” IS?

The tragic background for all of these terms relates to the occurrence of a bicyclist killed on the road, usually by a motor vehicle. The concept begins when a “ghost bike”, usually an old well used bicycle is painted white, is set up off the road as a memorial to the cyclist. There is one […]

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Council’s Budget Committee Says YES to Ocean Safety Officers (OSO’s) Today

This morning (5/11/16) about 25 guys testified in support of increased compensation for our ocean fist responders, and the Committee voted unanimously  in support, moving it on to the full council for approval. Here is County’s official report: New post on MauiCounty.us Lifeguard contract gets OK by Office of Council Services WAILUKU, Hawaii – The Budget […]

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