Kahului Airport is in the planning phase of a $36 million dollar improvement to the southern concourse. The improvements would add an additional 400 seats for travelers and an additional 27,000 square feet.
The goal is to keep the unique design the current airport has while increasing areas for walkway traffic, seating and enlarging restroom facilities. Also proposed is an outdoor garden deck that would feature native plants.
Construction will hopefully begin in early 2020. The first phase of the project is estimated to take a year to complete and phase two over two years.
Record high temperatures were recorded in Kahului Monday. Temperatures reached 96 degrees breaking the pervious record of 94 degrees set in 1996. Sunday, the record high temperature of 94 degrees was recorded breaking the old record of 92 degrees set in 1977. Known for it’s cooler temperatures, Hilo hit a record breaking 90 degrees Sunday from the previously held record set in 1972!
Forecast for today is 92 degrees. With humidity added, it may reach a heat index of 99 degrees. Forecasters are keeping a lookout on Hurricane Kiko. Hurricane Kiko is currently a category 1 system. By the time it reaches the Central Pacific, it should hopefully be downgraded to a tropical storm
The Maytag Dependable Leader Award is awarded to staff or volunteers of the Boys & Girls Club who have made a positive impact and become a supportive adult in the lives of the children.
This years recipient is Gina McLain Director of Maui Boys & Gils Club! The award of $20,000 given to the Maui Boys & Girls Club will help the Maui program develop their volunteer program Give 60. The Give 60 program was developed to motivate teens to volunteer 60 minutes a week. The goal is to inspire them to be empathetic and generous.
Congratulations Gina on your huge accomplishment and continued commitment!
Congratulations to the Central East Maui players for their fourth place finish at the Little League World Series. This is the first Maui team to make it to the Little League World Series. The LLWS is held each year in Williamsport, PA..
The team made it all the way to the championship game but fell short. More than 6,500 teams compete in the Little League program trying to earn a spot in the LLWS in Williamsport. Maui Mayor Victorino was in attendance for the weekend games along with his former Major League play Shane Victorino.
Congratulations to the players, coaches, and families on their successful season!