DWS says new well not needed at Waiaha site

KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii County Department of Water Supply is poised to salvage the Waiaha Deep Well after a cable snapped during a botched extraction at the site last summer, sending equipment plummeting into the earth and knocking the water source offline indefinitely.

District 7 hopefuls address issues at West Hawaii forum

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that candidate for Hawaii County Council District 7, Bronsten Kossow, is the son of Hawaii County deputy managing director, Barbara Kossow. He is, in fact, her grandson. It is the policy of the West Hawaii Today to correct any incorrect or misleading information as soon as it is brought to the attention of the paper.

Fireworks permits and guidelines: sales start today

KAILUA-KONA — Knowing state law as it pertains to fireworks can save you from more than just criminal charges and hefty fines — it might well aid in keeping all your appendages in tact over this Fourth of July celebration.