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Molokai Cases Slow, State Hits 70% Vaccinated

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

By Catherine Cluett Pactol

Molokai has had six new COVID cases since the beginning of October, a marked decrease from recent spikes. Between Friday, Oct. 8 and Friday, Oct. 15, there were three individuals on island who tested positive, according to the Dept. of Health as of last Sunday. 

The State of Hawaii has reached a 70 percent vaccination rate, the DOH announced last Friday. The state had previously announced it would drop travel restrictions when it reached this target percentage but the governor has yet to say what will change now that the benchmark has been reached. 

DOH Director Dr.…

Wet Season Outlook

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Wet Season Outlook

By Catherine Cluett Pactol

With the winter season approaching, weather forecasters have released predictions for how much rain we might see in the coming months. Kevin Kodama, a senior hydrologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Honolulu, said similar to last year, we may not see significant rain until January. With Molokai coming out of “exceptional drought” conditions over the summer, the island may not fully recover from drought before next dry season. 

Weather experts say this is the second year of La Nina conditions, which are marked by cool sea surface temperatures near the Equator – as distinct from El Nino, which has warm sea surface temperatures.…

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Thank You, Mokulele

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Greetings from Kalaupapa! On behalf of the Kalaupapa community, I wish to offer a special mahalo to the officers of Mokulele Airlines  who provided us with a special lunch/dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 22. It was most filling and delicious. I personally enjoy free lunches and dinners. So please feel free to gift us any time you wish. Go raibh mile maith agaibh. (Mahalo nui loa).

Blessings,

Father Pat Killilea ss.cc.

St. Francis, Kalaupapa.…

MHS Sports Scoreboard

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

MHS Sports Scoreboard

Girls Volleyball at the Barn

Friday, Oct. 15

Seabury 3, Molokai 0

Seabury 25 25 25

Molokai 13 21 22

 

Saturday Oct. 16

Seabury 3, Molokai 1

Seabury 25 25 19 25

Molokai 19 20 25 18

 

Boys and Girls Cross Country at Baldwin

Saturday Oct. 16

Boys Varsity

Ross Namaka 19:10.00 Johnson Harris 28:09.59

Boys Junior Varsity

Jericho Adolpho 20:29.62

Girls Varsity

Kailani Bicoy 26:01.15 Tenley Akutagawa 32:50:00…

UH Molokai Fall Festivities

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

UHMCM News Release

If you’re a current UH Maui College, Molokai (UHMCM) student, we’re so excited to invite you to participate in the upcoming Fall Festivities Campaign for your chance to win a tuition waiver to UH Maui College next semester. From FAFSA workshops, campus activities, academic advising, to spring registration, we hope to provide you with a wealth of information to prepare you for the upcoming semesters.

We’ll be kicking off festivities in early October through Dec. 17. When you participate in six or more activities, you will earn a chance to win a tuition waiver at UH Maui College for Spring 2022.…

Life at Aka’ula School

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

Community Contributed

By Aka’ula School Students

Editor’s note: These stories are written by students and published in Aka’ula School’s newsletter, reprinted with permission.

Rugby in the Water
By Crystal Hoffman, Freshman

Akaʻula School and their swim program has incorporated water polo, considered by some the most ruthless and competitive water related sport ever. Water polo is a full contact sport. Swimming, wrestling, shooting, passing and dribbling are all aspects of this sport. On top of that, players are treading water the entire time to keep afloat for long periods. To participate, students should have swimming experience for a safer game; meaning, endurance, speed, and agility.…

Don’t Forget to Dial 808

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

Don’t Forget to Dial 808

By Catherine Cluett Pactol

Starting Oct. 24, Molokai residents will need to dial 808 before all numbers, even if you’re calling someone down the road. 

Though it may take some getting used to, to add the “808” before the “553” or the “336,” it’s for a good cause. The 10-digit dialing is part of a national requirement mandated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that will enable “988” as a new three-digit number to be used nationwide to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline, starting July 16, 2022. The new area code requirement applies to both landlines and cell phones. …

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