Wailuku pools to close for maintenance
WAILUKU - The new and old Wailuku pools will be closed for two days next week for maintenance, the county Department of Parks and Recreation announced.
Both pools will be treated for algae. Chemical treatment and cleanup will happen Monday and Tuesday.
The pools will reopen Wednesday.
KIRC sets dates for Kahoolawe trolling
Trolling will be allowed in the waters off Kahoolawe on Saturday and Sunday and on Jan. 26 and 27, the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission announced.
All vessels must register annually with the commission before entering the reserve during the designated dates. Filing of a catch report is required, and there is a $25 permitting fee.
Access to reserve waters are restricted because of the presence of unexploded ordnance from years of Navy training on the island and for the protection of marine resources. Reserve waters are within two nautical miles of the island. Other fishing, ocean recreation and commercial activities are prohibited.
For more information or to register, contact Dean Tokishi at 243-5889 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the website kahoolawe.hawaii.gov.
Registration packets also are available at the Division of Boating and Recreation at 210 Imi Kala St., Suite 205, in Wailuku.
Prices at pump in Wailuku on the rise
Unleaded regular gas prices in Wailuku nudged up 3 cents to an average of $4.04 per gallon, or 2 cents less per gallon than Hilo's average of $4.06 and 6 cents more than Honolulu's $3.98, according to AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.
Wailuku's average price is 3 cents less than last month and 32 cents lower than last year at the same time, the snapshot of gas prices reported.
Statewide, the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gas went up 6 cents in a week to $4.04, which is 4 cents less than last month and a cent higher than last year.
In Honolulu, the average price per gallon of $3.98 is 5 cents more than last week, 5 cents less than last month and up 10 cents from a year ago. In Hilo, the average price of gas jumped 12 cents in a week to $4.06, which is 4 cents more than last month and 16 cents less than last year.
AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch's report of gas prices is derived from fleet vehicle credit card transactions. Prices shown are combined averages of the last card swipes of the previous day.
Event offering free assistance with FAFSA
College-bound students and their families can get free help Sunday in completing a federal financial aid application required by most colleges, universities and vocational-technical schools.
"College Goal Sunday" will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at the University of Hawaii Maui College's Pa'ina Building in the Maui Culinary Academy.
Students should bring their 2012 IRS tax return (and those of their parents if the student is under 24 years old), plus their W-2 form and other 2012 income and benefits information. The tax form does not need to be complete.
The program's assistance is aimed at helping students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form.
The event also will feature the Coll-EDGE! program conducted by Na Pua No'eau. The three-hour program is designed to encourage children from kindergarten through the 11th grade to start thinking about college, careers and professions. Preregistration is required by calling coordinator Ohua Morando at 984-3364 or emailing her at email@example.com.
The college goal event is sponsored by the Pacific Financial Aid Association and the Hawaii Association for College Admission Counseling.