Maui Jim donates $260K to nonprofits
Sunglasses manufacturer Maui Jim has donated $260,000 to island nonprofits, according to an announcement.
The company gave $150,000 to Hale Makua Health Services, which provides skilled care at nursing homes in Wailuku and Kahului.
Imua Family Services received $50,000 from the company; the Maui Arts & Cultural Center was given $40,000; and $20,000 went to Women Helping Women for its work in assisting and supporting victims of domestic violence.
Ordnance closes landfill on Molokai
Potentially unexploded ordnance was discovered Monday at the Molokai landfill, leading to the closure of the facility until further notice, Maui County spokesman Rod Antone said.
The Maui Police Department ordered the closure. Police on Molokai were monitoring and securing the facility, Antone said.
Police contacted a military ordnance disposal unit to handle the discovered ordnance, and members of the unit would notify the county when the area is "all clear," Antone said.
Earlier Monday, the county Department of Environmental Management announced that the Molokai landfill was short-staffed and that certified personnel from Maui were headed to the Friendly Isle to open the facility Thursday.
Now, with the ordnance needing to be cleared, there was no estimate for when the landfill would reopen.
Waterline work to disrupt Paia service
Paia residents from Kupono Street to Kuau will not have water from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday while Department of Water Supply crews work to transfer service from a 6-inch to a 12-inch waterline, the department announced.
The smaller waterline is old and prone to leaks, officials said. The temporary water shutdown will help the department determine which residents are on the 6-inch line and those on the 12-inch line.
Residents should store water if needed during the outage, and they should flush their waterlines of sediment for a short time after water service is restored, officials said.
The project is part of an overall project to improve Paia's water system.
Fire crews rescue two men in W. Maui
Two fishermen were airlifted from the ocean Monday afternoon by Maui Fire Department's Air 1 helicopter at the Olivine Pools off Kahekili Highway.
Fire crews from Napili and Kahului also responded to the 5:19 p.m. call.
One man was swept into the ocean after being hit by a wave while attempting to untangle his fishing line, according to Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga. The second man jumped into the ocean to assist his friend.
The two men, both approximately 25 years old, were airlifted to shore. No injures were reported and both refused medical treatment, Mainaga said.
Crews contain blaze at Napili complex
Firefighters contained a blaze that burned at least one unit Monday evening at the Napili Sunset Terrace, Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said.
The apartment complex is at 3626 Lower Honoapiilani Road, he said.
Firefighters from Lahaina, Napili, Wailuku and Kahului responded to the scene.
Other information was not immediately available Monday evening.