Lt. Gov pits loaded Dem field

KAILUA-KONA — With less than a week to go before the primary, candidates for lieutenant governor are making their final passes across the state.

County accepts bid for Lono Kona sewer improvements

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii County on Friday awarded a bid for the Lono Kona sewer project to Honolulu-based contractor Nan Inc., which is now tasked with transitioning the neighborhood known locally as “Hamburger Hill” away from large-capacity cesspools.

Wasting energy? : Water Board pushes decision on DWS obligation to purchase wind power

Correction: A former version of this article stated that Hawaii County Department of Water Supply was paying HELCO a current rate of 41 cents per kilowatt hour for energy at the Lalamilo-Parker Well Sites. According to a rate chart DWS supplied West Hawaii Today after this article was published, the department is paying a rate of 27.8 cents per kilowatt hour. HELCO does not confirm rates as they are considered confidential customer information. It is the policy of West Hawaii Today to correct any incorrect or misleading information as soon as it is brought to the attention of the paper.

DWS requests power cost charge increase despite renewable energy to spare

Correction: A former version of this article stated that Hawaii County Department of Water Supply was paying HELCO a current rate of 41 cents per kilowatt hour for energy at the Lalamilo-Parker Well Sites. According to a rate chart DWS supplied West Hawaii Today after this article was published, the department is paying a rate of 27.8 cents per kilowatt hour. HELCO does not confirm rates as they are considered confidential customer information. It is the policy of West Hawaii Today to correct any incorrect or misleading information as soon as it is brought to the attention of the paper.

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.