‘Your Voice’ – Free 1-hour Workshop 2017: Waianae Dec. 16 at 1pm

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Waianae and Hunting Community Meeting 11 Dec. 2017 at 7PM

Good morning,

There will be a meeting in Waianae next week Monday, December 11 at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Waianae District Park, same place as the Waianae Neighborhood Meeting. Ken Koike was gracious enough to put this together for us quickly. Please come and spread the word about this meeting as I will be there to meet with whoever wants to voice their concerns over the project. I understand that Ken did mention this meeting at the last Waianae Neighborhood Meeting. We still plan to hold the other meeting on January 11, but I would like to take advantage of Ken’s offer to meet with the Waianae and Hunting community sooner. I am not sure if the Board of Water Supply will be able to make it to this meeting on such a short notice but I will notify them and encourage their participation.

If you could email me a list of concerns that would be appreciated. That would give us some time to get you as much of the answers as possible for the meeting. I understand that some of the concerns relate to actions and projects that are not under DLNR, i.e. the aerial rat poison distribution in Schofield.


Ryan Keala Ishima Peralta
Forest Management Supervisor I


State of Hawaii
Department of Land and Natural Resources
Division of Forestry and Wildlife
2135 Makiki Heights Drive
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
(o) 808-973-9784 (f) 808-973-9781 (c) 808-292-5645

Monthly Statewide Siren System Test Dec. 1, 2017 at 11:45 am

The State’s monthly test of the Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System coordinated with the test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Friday, December 1, 2017 at 11:45 a.m.

The warning sirens are used to alert the public to emergencies. During this test, all warning sirens will sound a one-minute Attention Alert Signal (Steady Tone) followed by a one-minute Attack Warning Signal (Wailing Tone). This will be the first month for the reinstatement of the Attack Warning Signal testing. There will be no exercise or drill on this day.

The Attention Alert Signal informs residents to turn on a radio or television for information and instruction for an impending emergency, or if in a coastal inundation area, evacuate to higher grounds. The Attack Warning Signal directs residents to seek immediate shelter and remain sheltered in place until an all-clear message is broadcasted over radio or television.

Oahu residents in areas surrounding Campbell Industrial Park may also hear a “whooping” tone following the siren test. These areas include portions of Kalaeloa, Makakilo, Nanakuli, Kapolei, & Ewa Beach. The “whooping” tone is a test of the Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) siren warning group that will be activated in the event of a HAZMAT incident. These sirens can be activated in the event of an actual HAZMAT incident requiring emergency notification of businesses, schools and residents within the vicinity of Campbell Industrial Park. Contact the City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management at (808) 723-8960 for more information on the HAZMAT warning group siren test.

Tests of the outdoor warning sirens and the Emergency Alert System are conducted simultaneously, normally on the first working day of the month, in cooperation with Hawaii’s broadcast industry. Emergency management and disaster preparedness information is located at the front section of telephone directories in all counties.

Contact your emergency management/county civil defense agency to report siren operation issues:

  • Hawaii County (808) 935-0031
  • Maui County (808) 270-7285
  • City and County of Honolulu (808) 723-8960
  • Kauai County (808) 241-1800

HNN: Mayor Opposes New Landfill Site on West Side (11/27/17)

Closure Westbound H-1 Between Makakilo Dr. Overpass & Kalaeloa Blvd 11/27-12/1/17 10P-5A

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that the westbound H-1 Freeway will be closed between the Makakilo Drive overpass and the Kalaeloa Boulevard overpass on Monday night, Nov. 27, 2017 through Friday morning, Dec. 1, 2017 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

A full closure of the H-1 Freeway is necessary to mobilize a crane in the westbound lanes for the placement of metal forms as part of the Kapolei Interchange Complex, Phase 2 project. Motorists traveling on the H-1 Freeway will be directed to Makakilo Drive via the Makakilo/Kapolei/Kalaeloa Off-Ramp (Exit 2) and may continue on Farrington Highway/Kamokila Boulevard, Wakea Street, and the Farrington Highway onramp to return to the westbound H-1 Freeway. (See detour map below.)

Electronic message boards will be posted to warn motorists of the full closure. Special Duty Police Officers will be on-site to assist with traffic control. Emergency vehicles, first responders, and TheBus have been notified of the roadwork and will not be allowed through the work zone.

In addition to the full closure, other lane closures associated with this project include:

  • Two right lanes closed on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Kapolei/Ewa offramp (Exit 3) and the Makakilo Drive overpass on Monday night, Nov. 27, through Friday morning, Dec. 1, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for guardrail installations.
  • Right lane closure on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Kapolei/Ewa offramp (Exit 3) and the Makakilo Drive overpass on Monday, Nov. 27, through Friday, Dec. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for overhead sign work.

HDOT advises motorists to prepare for the closures by checking traffic apps, mapping the best route, and adding extra travel time to their commutes. All roadwork is weather permitting.

Detour Map

Help Us Travel to the 2017 National Pop Warner Super Bowl

Waianae Tiger’s Jr. Pee Wee football team won the WESCON Region Hawaii Islands Jr. Pee Wee Championships on November 19, 2017. They are now eligible to compete at the National Pop Warner Super Bowl in Orlando, Florida, on December 2-9, 2017.

Aloha Everyone,

We would like to humbly ask for your consideration to sponsor our Waianae Tiger’s Jr. Pee Wee football team. On November 19, 2017, our team won the WESCON Region Hawaii Islands Jr. Pee Wee Championships. As the winner of this prestigious title, our team will have the opportunity to compete at the National Pop Warner Super Bowl in Orlando, Florida on December 2-9, 2017. The Waianae Tiger’s Jr. Pee Wee will be representing the State of Hawaii and the cost for the team to travel to Florida is very high and we have roughly a week to gather funds. For that purpose, we are asking for your assistance.

We are seeking sponsors who are willing to donate any dollar amount to assist in covering our team’s costly travel expenses. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for majority of our players; some have never traveled cross country let alone been on an airplane, and have not had the opportunity to participate in a National competition.

This team has worked extremely hard, day in and out, making this the fourth consecutive year that they are undefeated; by far an historical accomplishment! It is not “just a game” for these kids, this is their way of life. FOOTBALL is their LIFESTYLE!!!! Please help support in any way possible to make their dreams become a reality.

Please help with our efforts.  Here is our gofundme website:  https://www.gofundme.com/c46du-help-us-travel# 

Mahalo for your consideration and thank you in advance for your help!

Mysti Bicoy, Travel Coordinator
Waianae JPW Football Team

APAICS 2018 Summer Internship Application – Deadline 1/7/18

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