State waiting on feds to start review for Saddle Road extension

KAILUA-KONA — The Department of Land and Natural Resources said Thursday that the State Historic Preservation Division has yet to receive word from the federal government that would allow it to move forward with its review for the proposed Saddle Road extension project.

CDP tweaks OK’d

KAILUA-KONA — The Leeward Planning Commission on Thursday voted to give its OK to proposed amendments to the Kona Community Development Plan, or CDP, sending the amendments on for consideration and approval by the Hawaii County Council.

International Day of Yoga celebrated in Kona

KAILUA-KONA — Coming together beneath clear skies and the shade of coconut palms, more than four dozen people came to Hale Halawai Friday for a morning of stretching, meditation and introspection on International Yoga Day.

Queen’s Health Systems, Kaiser agreement expires

KAILUA-KONA — The Queen’s Health Systems hospitals are no longer considered participating providers within Kaiser Permanente’s network after an agreement between Kaiser and The Queen’s Medical Center expired toward the end of last month.

As good as the real thing

KAILUA-KONA — From its anchialine pools to the historical accounts of those who made their lives in the area, Makalawena in North Kona is abundant with opportunities for students to connect with the stories and natural resources of the island.

New possibilities for Alii corridor

KAILUA-KONA — More than a decade after an effort to develop Alii Parkway stalled, a subcommittee under the Kona Community Development Plan action committee is taking a new look at a possible future for the project.