Pig hunters safe after night in forest
Fire crews rescued one pig hunter and another was found by Piiholo Ranch employees Monday morning after the two were reported missing Sunday night in the Makawao Forest Reserve, a fire official said.
Makawao firefighters and a Kahului rescue crew searched throughout the night after the 7 p.m. Sunday report, said Capt. Bram DenHaan, Maui Fire Department spokesman. He said the search was suspended before resuming at first light Monday.
At 7:30 a.m. Monday, one hunter was spotted by the Fire Department's Air One helicopter. The hunter was airlifted out of the reserve to a landing zone near a parking lot. He did not require medical attention, DenHaan said.
The second hunter, who had become separated from his partner, found his way to Piiholo Ranch where ranch personnel found him at about 11 a.m. Monday, DenHaan said.
The hunter was in good condition besides being thirsty and tired. No medical attention was needed. After becoming separated from the other hunter, the second hunter decided to hunker down until daylight and then work his way out, he told firefighters.
Pukalani, Kula trash routes missed
Some trash collection routes in Pukalani and Kula 200 were missed Monday due to a staffing shortage, the county Solid Waste Division said.
The areas affected include Alalani, Aliiolani, Iholani, Iolani and Piimauna streets; Aulii and Hoopalua drives; Aulii, Ihea and Kiohapai places; Awakea and Hiwalani loops; and Haleakala Highway.
The missed routes are expected to be covered today.
Project may lower water pressure
A tank repair project may cause low water pressure in Kahana, Mahinahina and Honokowai beginning this week, the Department of Water Supply said.
Water department staffers will be working at the Mahinahina Water Treatment Facility from Wednesday to Jan. 16.
Customers are asked to call the 24-hour service line (270-7633) only if a water problem occurs.
Big Brothers Big Sisters event today
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui will be the beneficiary from 5 to 10 p.m. today at Flatbread Co.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of pizzas will go toward supporting the program's one-to-one mentoring program.
For more information, call 242-9754 or go to bigsofmaui.org.
Arakawa program to be broadcast
The television program "Your County with Mayor Arakawa" will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday on Akaku Channel 54.
Moderated by Communications Director Rod Antone, Arakawa's guests will be Managing Director Keith Regan and the mayor's chief of staff, Herman Andaya Jr.
The show will focus on the county's accomplishments over the past year.
Viewers may call in questions at 873-3430.
The show will be rebroadcast at 7 p.m. Wednesdays from Jan. 15 to 29 on the same channel.
For more information, call Antone at 270-7855.