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Resurrecting Kapaau’s golf course: Plans delayed without equipment, donations sought

| | Jun 27 2017 - 1:15am | Comments

KAPAAU — With the closing of Waimea Country Club in 2012, and Big Island Country Club planning to go private in the foreseeable future, affordable golf options for North Hawaii locals and juniors have become few and far between.

  1. | Posted: Jun 27 2017 - 1:15am

    KAPAAU — With the closing of Waimea Country Club in 2012, and Big Island Country Club planning to go private in the foreseeable future, affordable golf options for North Hawaii locals and juniors have become few and far between.

  2. | Posted: Jun 27 2017 - 1:00am

    WAIKOLOA VILLAGE — When Waikoloa Elementary and Middle School students return to the hottest classrooms on campus Aug. 7, they will have a pleasant surprise: For the first time they will be cooler with the help of three new air conditioning systems.

  3. | Posted: Jun 27 2017 - 12:50am

    SOUTH KOHALA — The County of Hawaii won a national climate protection award Friday for the Department of Water Supply’s Lalamilo Windfarm project. It was announced at a ceremony at the U.S. Mayor’s Conference annual meeting in Miami.

  4. | Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 2:03pm

    WAIMEA — A complaint from a former North Hawaii Community Hospital employee could be heading to litigation.

  5. | Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 1:00am

    KOHALA — There’s a movement afoot that’s bringing the dance, music and culture of Guinea, West Africa, to the children of Hawaii Island, with local children sharing Hawaiian culture in return.

  6. | Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 12:45am

    NORTH KOHALA — Macadamia nut trees fill thousands of acres on the Big Island. Although the nuts have a shell so hard it takes a pressure of more than 300 pounds per square inch to crack it, locals see the value in the soft buttery delicacy.

  7. | Posted: Jun 20 2017 - 1:15am

    KOHALA — Nestled among the pastoral hills of North Kohala, partially submerged in a shroud of mist, sits a little slice of heaven owned by Doreen and Michael Virtue.

  8. | Posted: Jun 20 2017 - 1:00am

    WAIMEA — On June 7, Waimea District Park gym hours were reduced drastically for the general public, open only to groups with scheduled usage or children grades K-6 registered in the Summer Fun Program through July 21.

  9. | Posted: Jun 20 2017 - 12:55am

    HONOKAA — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nine out of 10 people have prediabetes and don’t even know it. Last July, Hamakua-Kohala Health Center tackled the problem by offering a free year-long diabetes prevention program that ended June 7.

  10. | Posted: Jun 20 2017 - 12:50am

    KOHALA COAST — This Saturday, people will gather at more than 100 sites around the world to take part in Global Water Dances, a multi-continent celebration of the importance of water.

  11. | Posted: Jun 16 2017 - 1:15am

    KOHALA — The Kahua Ranch Ohana Reunion took place last weekend with family gathering from near and far, returning to their roots to celebrate a heritage born from rolling hills and cloud forest. Sitting on “the deck,” a large open lanai and party venue, Maui floated on the horizon, bolstered by tree-topped puu.

  12. | Posted: Jun 16 2017 - 1:00am

    WAIMEA — One Saturday last September, fire alarms rang loudly at a Hawaii Preparatory Academy dorm building. What looked like smoke escaping from a lounge area, was actually a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) simulation that went wrong.

  13. | Posted: Jun 16 2017 - 12:45am

    WAIMEA — Most people know that plastics polluting the ocean kill thousands of seabirds, Hawaiian monk seals and Pacific loggerhead sea turtles each year. But the same plastics dumped over a fence onto private Waimea pasture land recently killed two cows that ingested them.

  14. | Posted: Jun 16 2017 - 12:35am

    MAUNAKEA, HAWAII — Jerry Nelson, the mastermind behind the revolutionary segmented mirror design of W.M. Keck Observatory telescopes, passed away Saturday at his home in Santa Cruz, California. He was 73.

  15. | Posted: Jun 13 2017 - 8:56am

    WAIMEA — After 16 months of intense fundraising events and community efforts, Friends of Anuenue Playground met its $400,000 campaign goal in early June. Made possible through donations and grants, the Waimea facility will be rebuilt by volunteers in October.