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COVID Spikes Statewide

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

By Catherine Cluett Pactol

Molokai had one new COVID-19 case confirmed by the Dept. of Health last Wednesday, the first since May 26.

Statewide, numbers have spiked, with last Saturday marking the third day in a row of triple digit numbers. Hawaii logged 166 new cases last Thursday and 147 on Friday. Lt. Gov. Josh Green attributed the rise in cases to gatherings over the 4th of July weekend.

He also said the new cases are almost exclusively among those who are not vaccinated, the Star Advertiser reported. According to Green, 95 percent of COVID-19 hospital admissions are unvaccinated people.

Health officials report that 59.1 percent of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated, and 65 percent have gotten at last one dose.…

Bovine TB Found on Molokai

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

By Catherine Cluett Pactol

Twenty-five years after a bovine tuberculosis (bTB) outbreak on Molokai caused the culling of all the island’s cattle, a cow infected with the disease was reported by the Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture last Friday. The infected cow was originally from a beef cattle herd in Ho`olehua and was temporarily pastured in Mapulehu on the east end because of the ongoing drought, the HDOA reported.

Bovine tuberculosis, Mycobacterium bovis, is a contagious and infectious disease of animals, usually carried by cows, that can also infect humans. There have been sporadic outbreaks on Molokai in cattle herds since the 1940s, especially on the east end, but this is the first detected case in Hawaii since a Molokai outbreak in 1997.…

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More Art Classes Coming

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

More Art Classes Coming

MAC News Release

Molokai Arts Center’s Saturday Youth Arts Classes have been growing and with limited space due to current safety protocols, we are adding special weekday classes!

Prior weekly sign up is required. No walk-ins due to safety protocols. Email molokaiartscenter@gmail.com for sign up instructions along with current safety protocols.

Cost is $10/class or $25 Youth Loyalty Card (good for five classes; one punch per use by individual or family). Annual Family Members ($75/year) receive a 20 percent discount. Annual Friend Members also receive a 20 percent discount on adult classes. Payment can be made on molokaiartscenter.org or in person before class starts.…

Eric Jayne, DVM

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

Eric Jayne, DVM

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Dr. Eric Jayne, DVM, 61, of Des Moines, IA on Friday, July 2, 2021 in Grand Forks, ND due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Dr. Jayne was a respected veterinarian and loyal friend who impacted every person–and animal– that he encountered. His work ethic and dedication to providing affordable, accessible, and quality animal care carried him from the mainland to Hawaii. He worked in Hawaii with numerous groups on spay and neuter programs. Here on Molokai, we knew Dr. Jayne for several years as the veterinarian of the Molokai Humane Society – a clinic he helped renovate.…

Your Dream for Molokai Energy

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

Molokai Clean Energy Hui and Hoahu Energy Cooperative News Release

The Molokai Clean Energy Hui (MCEH) will begin an island-wide, community-led renewable energy planning process this year. When you dream about renewable energy in the future, does it include electric planes, electric tractors, 4×4 pickups that do not need gas, cheaper power bills, or solar battery backup so you are not affected by blackouts? What is your dream?

Molokai’s renewable energy plan’s success is dependent on community participation. MCEH’s first Zoom community meeting is tentatively scheduled for Aug. 4. Plan to attend because renewable energy affects your ohana’s future, and join the “Molokai Renewable Energy” Facebook group for updates and information.…

In-Person College Resumes

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

UHMCM News Release

We are excited to announce that the UH system has resumed full in-person services as all offices and buildings have reopened here at UH Maui College Molokai. Please feel free to stop by if you need any assistance enrolling in this upcoming Fall semester. Phone and virtual appointments are also available, call 553-4490 to schedule.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @molokai_education_center to access our diverse listing of upcoming training and workshops. We will be offering exciting credit and non-credit programs for keiki through kupuna throughout the rest of the year. E hoʻonaʻauao honua ʻoiai ma ka hale.…

Golf Ace

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

Golf Ace

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

Steve Garnin is the July Ace winner for the Hui O Kukui Golf Club. Garnin shot 46-47 for a gross score of 93 and with his 25 handicap his net 68 got him his first ace!…

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