Congratulations Kahuku High School Boys Basketball Team

26 04 2017

Congratulating and Recognizing

KAHUKU HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM

On Winning the 2017 HHSAA Boys Basketball State Championship

Nationally recognized as Hawaii’s football powerhouse, Kahuku High School accomplished something it had never done in three previous trips to the HHSAA Division I Boys Basketball Tournament. The Red Raiders brought home their first Boys Basketball State Championship.

After fighting and scraping its way through the 2015-2016 regular season and into the state tournament last season, the Kahuku Red Raiders came up two points short of making an appearance in the state championship game. Despite falling just a game short, the Hawaii prep sports world was put on notice that these Red Raiders were the real deal. Under first year head coach, Brandyn Akana, and returning senior leadership, the Red Raiders flipped the switch in the off-season.

Throughout the 2017 regular season, it became apparent that this was going to be a special season. The present-day Red Raider squad dominated much of the regular season, with only one game being decided by less than ten points. To put this into perspective, Kahuku averaged almost 72 points-per-game, while allowing only 40 points-a-game by opposing teams. After ending the league regular season with an undefeated record, Kahuku entered tournament play as the number one seed. Following a dominating performance against Kalaheo, the Red Raiders pulled out an overtime victory against defending champion, Iolani and moved on to face Punahou in the championship game. A battle of the top two teams in the tournament, Kahuku used its momentum to win in decisive fashion against the tournament’s number two seed, to complete the dream season.

Following the state championship, a few Red Raiders were recognized for their performance throughout the season. Jessiya Villa earned Player of the Year honors from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and was recognized as the Gatorade Hawaii Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Jessiya, Samuta Avea and Daniel Fotu were named to the Star-Advertiser’s Fab 15 recognizing the top players in Hawaii.

Your 2016-2017 Kahuku Red Raider Boys State Championship Team:

Seniors: Kekaula Kaniho, Jessiya Villa, Kesi Ah-Hoy, Ethan Christensen, Mark Viloria, Codie Sauvao, Samuta Avea, Taimona Wright, Stennet Alapa, and Ra Elkington

Juniors: Daniel Fotu and Kaluna Nihipali

Sophomores: KJ Macatiag, Marcus Damuni, and Ethan Erickson

Freshman: Robbie Sauvao

Head Coach: Brandyn Akana

Assistant Coaches: Jeremy Wright, Robbie Mitchell and David Te‘o

Therefore, on behalf of the City and County of Honolulu, The City Council hereby recognizes and congratulates the KAHUKU HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL team on winning the 2017 HHSAA Boys Basketball State Championship. Furthermore, the Council extends its best wishes for a successful state title defense next season.





Hawaiian Electric Utility Work on Wilikina Drive

21 04 2017

A Hawaiian Electric Company contractor will be performing utility work along Wilikina Drive in Wahiawa near Schofield Barracks as part of a project to interconnect the Schofield Generating Station with the electric grid.

The work will be performed Monday through Friday, April 24–28, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Work continues on Monday, May 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For the safety of work crews and the public, the far-right eastbound lane of Wilikina Drive will be closed during construction hours between Kunia Road and Kamehameha Highway. Work will begin on Wilikina Drive near Kunia Road, and the crew will proceed in the eastbound direction. Traffic control measures, aided by special-duty police officers, will be used to help direct traffic flow on Wilikina Drive.





Rehabilitation Work to Begin on the Kipapa Stream Bridge

20 04 2017

 

 

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Kipapa Stream (Roosevelt) Bridge                                                                           (Photo Courtesy of Hawaii State Department of Transportation)

 

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Highways Division, in partnership with the Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) of the Federal Highway Administration, announced the beginning of the Kipapa Stream Bridge (Roosevelt) project. This project will improve the structural capacity, seismic retrofit, travel surface, and railings of the existing Roosevelt Bridge. More information can be found at https://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/hi/roosevelt/

Roosevelt Bridge is located between the highway’s intersection with Ka Uka Boulevard and its intersection with Lanikuhana Avenue. It is approximately 484-feet long, 34-feet wide, and was originally constructed in 1933.

The rehabilitation project will bring the bridge up to current design standards for roadway width, load capacity, bridge railing and transitions, and bridge approaches and will widen the bridge to provide a 7-foot shoulder lane on both sides.

The $14.9 million project is funded with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state highways funds. It is anticipated to be complete by early 2018, weather permitting.

Six full closures of Roosevelt Bridge are anticipated to take place on weekends between May and December of 2017. The first full closure is currently scheduled for Friday, May 5, 2017, through Monday, May 8, 2017. Electronic Message Signs will be setup prior to closure and a reminder will be sent out in the HDOT weekly lane closure reports to notify the public. After that weekend, traffic across the bridge will be contraflowed periodically with one lane closures.

Lane closure information associated with this work will also be available on the HDOT website at hidot.hawaii.gov and released through our social media channels on Facebook and Twitter.





Hawaiian Electric Utility Work on Kunia Road Starts Today

18 04 2017

A Hawaiian Electric Company contractor will be performing utility work along Kunia Road in Wahiawa near Schofield Barracks as part of a project to interconnect the Schofield Generating Station with the electric grid. The work will be performed on Tuesday, April 18, to Friday, April 21, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

For the safety of work crews and the public, the far-right northeast-bound lane of Kunia Road will be closed during construction hours between Schofield Barrack’s Foote Gate and Wilikina Drive. Work will begin near Foot Gate and continue toward Wilikina Drive. Traffic control measures, aided by special-duty police officers, will be used to help direct traffic flow on Kamehameha Highway.

This interconnection work will proceed onto Wilikina Drive on April 24. Details for the  Wilikina Drive lane closure will be issued at a later date.

 





Kaiaka Bay Beach Park Camping Permits

24 03 2017

The Kaiaka Bay Beach Park comfort station has been repaired and is now open to the public. Security cameras have been installed outside of the restrooms and will record everyone that enters and exits the building. The cameras send real time data back to a server and the video footage would still be available to the Honolulu Police Department even if the cameras were vandalized.

Now that the comfort station is open, camping permits are available to the public. To reserve a camping area, click here. You will need to create an account to reserve a site. Permits are released two weeks in advance, on a first-come first-serve basis on Fridays at 5 p.m. Camping at Kaiaka costs $52 dollars for five nights, Friday night through Wednesday morning, at $10/day plus $2 fee (shorter stays are not accommodated, you have to pay the full $52 for the weekend).





City Not Accepting Household Combustibles at Waimanalo Landfill

15 03 2017

KAPOLEI – The City and County of Honolulu will no longer accept the delivery of combustible items from households at the Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill starting on Monday, March 20, 2017.

The delivery of combustible waste from the public, including bulky waste, will be directed to the nearest convenience center in Ewa, Laie, Wahiawa, Waianae, Waimanalo and Waipahu, or transfer stations in Kapaa, Kawailoa or Keehi, as appropriate.

“We feel this new policy will allow us to incinerate all combustible items at H-POWER to generate energy, while at the same time limiting unnecessary disposal at the landfill,” Lori Kahikina, director of the Department of Environmental Services, said.

Households may dispose of small quantities of inert materials such as dirt, rock, sand, gravel and concrete at the landfill; however, they will be limited to two (2) loads per day, and a maximum of four (4) loads per week.  Vehicles will be limited to sedans, pickup trucks or minivans.

All large household vehicles, including those with commercial license plates, or hauling large quantities of inert materials or construction and demolition debris and waste, will be directed to the private PVT Landfill in Nanakuli.

 





Traffic Advisory for Sewer Work in Wahiawa

10 03 2017

The Department of Environmental Services is alerting the public that traffic will be affected next week as crews rehabilitate wastewater pipes in and around the Honolulu area.  City crews and contractors will conduct sewer pipe work in Wahiawa on March 17, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. from 930 to 1026 Kilani Avenue to 1026 Kilani Avenue.