Princeton Energy News Release
It is our goal to keep island residents informed of the progress of the Ikehu Molokai project. As everyone knows, the grid on Molokai has some problems, like high costs for Molokai residents and businesses, blackouts and brownouts, and a high carbon footprint. The Ikehu Molokai project aims to address these problems by converting the island’s electric system to renewable energy. The project is a joint effort between Princeton Energy and Molokai Ranch.
Maui Electric Company (MECO) has done their part to solve these problems, taking financial losses to minimize rate hikes, and working with the University of Hawaii’s Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) to install a battery system to stabilize the grid. …
Maui County News Release
The Molokai Landfill has been reopened this morning (Tuesday, Jan. 14) after workers discovered a suspected explosive ordnance yesterday.
In response, the Maui Police Department contacted the military and an explosive ordnance unit detonated the object today. The “all clear” was given prior to 10:30 a.m. for the landfill to reopen to the public.
The Maui County Department of Environmental Management, Solid Waste Division, thanks our Molokai residents for their patience during this matter. Mahalo.…
Maui County News Release
Due to a potentially unexploded ordnance discovered today (Monday, Jan. 13) at the Molokai Landfill, the Molokai Landfill will be closed starting tomorrow, Tuesday Jan. 14 until further notice, per directive from the Maui Police Department.
The Molokai Police Department has been notified and is monitoring and securing the facility. The Molokai Police Department has contacted the military disposal unit and will notify the County when the “all clear” has been given.
At this time there is no estimated time for returning to full service at the Molokai Landfill.
The Solid Waste Division apologizes for the inconvenience, and thanks the Molokai community for their understanding.…
UHMC Molokai News Release
Are you ready to make a change in your life? Do you want to go back to school, but aren’t sure how? The staff at University of Hawaii Maui College (UHMC) Molokai may be able to help you see how affordable and attainable a college education can be.
Maui College, Molokai offers “A world of knowledge here at home.” We have certificates and degrees in the fields of Agriculture, Hawaiian Studies, Business Careers, Human Services, Nursing, Liberal Arts and pathways to four year degrees.
These are two of the classes offered this coming semester:
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
UH Maui College, Molokai will be conducting a course on Introduction to GIS/GPS. …
Maui County News Release
The Mayor’s Small Business Awards honor outstanding small businesses in our community, and nomination forms are now available for the upcoming awards.
“Small businesses are the true job generators, and owners risk a great deal to open their doors, create jobs, grow and stimulate our economy,” Mayor Alan Arakawa said. “Maui County is fortunate to have many successful small businesses that are known for their entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and ingenuity. I look forward to honoring them through this awards program.”
Annual 2014 Mayor’s Small Business Awards are announced jointly by the mayor’s Office of Economic Development (OED) and the Maui Chamber of Commerce.…
The MOM hui and Sust`ainable Molokai News Release
Hemp with lime is a non-toxic and energy-efficient building matertial; it is also resistant to mildew, fire and pests. The drawback – industrial hemp is currently illegal to farm in the United States. However, industrial hemp, a non-psychoactive plant, is grown in 31 other countries. It can also be used to make thousands of sustainable products, and it offers many solutions for global warming, nutrition, and deforestation.
To learn more, we invite you to the documentary film premier of “Bringing it Home” – a film that depicts the story of a father’s search to find the healthiest building materials, leading him to the completion of the nation’s first hemp house.…
MEDB News Release
STEMworks™ students across the state are learning to write computer code as part of a nationwide campaign embraced by President Obama and featuring free tutorials designed to get students interested in computer science. Molokai Middle and High schools are two of 13 schools participating statewide.
The Hour of Code is an initiative developed by Code.org to spark interest among young people across the U.S. and help address the increasing demand for computer programmers in many fields.
According to Code.org, the number of computer programming jobs is growing at a rate twice the national average of computer science students.…
UH Manoa News Release
The University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Engineering and its Hawaii Center for Advanced Communications (HCAC) are supporting a Molokai High School student in her efforts to protect Hawaiian wildlife.
Sarah Jenkins, a junior at Molokai High, has already received recognition for her strong commitment to protecting Hawaiian endangered birds. She placed second overall at the 54th annual Maui Science and Engineering Fair and later won first place for best Senior Research Project in the Animal Science Category from the Hawaii Academy of Science. Her successful work is focused on improving the reproduction environment of the Hawaiian Coot and involves creating artificial floating nesting structures in Pipio Pond in the Mapulehu area. …
Shields’ Animal Shelter Foundation News Release
The Shields’ Animal Shelter Foundation continues to make strides to bring an animal shelter to Molokai. We would like to thank the Molokai community for the positive response at our spring community meeting. Since then we have had some setbacks, but many more successes.
Executive Director Debi Buechel spent the summer on Molokai meeting residents and attending community gatherings. Director of Development and Operations Nevyn O’Kane spent nearly six months on Molokai and the neighboring islands securing business relationships and researching operations at Maui, Lanai, Kauai and Hawaii Island’s animal shelters. Director of Humane Education and Community Outreach Victoria Velinski spoke with educators at these facilities to improve our education program.…
UH News Release
The University of Hawaii (UH) is reaching out to Native Hawaiians who are interested in pursuing a college education. The effort is part of a statewide initiative to bring Native Hawaiian scholarship and financial aid opportunities to underserved communities across the state.
In that spirit, the UH is partnering with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, GEAR UP Hawaii, Pacific Financial Aid Association and the Native Hawaiian Education Association to present the 2013-2014 Native Hawaiian Scholarship `Aha. The series of free presentations is open to high school students, parents, teachers, current college students, adult students, counselors or anyone interested in learning about the resources and financial aid available to Native Hawaiian students, the criteria and eligibility requirements. …