Vog, humidity to continue for a few days
Voggy skies and humid weather will continue through Tuesday, National Weather Service forecasters say.
A weather system northwest of the islands has cut off the normal, cooling tradewind flow and is bringing southerly winds to the state. The winds in turn blow hazy emissions from Kilauea Volcano.
The weather conditions also mean a chance of afternoon showers.
The tradewinds should return Wednesday.
Glider pilot, 80, hurt in crash
A motorized glider crashed Sunday near the Waimea-Kohala Airport, injuring its pilot, the Hawaii County Fire Department said.
The pilot, 80, complained of chest pain caused by the impact with the glider’s harness, when rescue crews arrived at about 10:20 a.m. He went to a local hospital in stable condition.
The glider crashed in a pasture about 150 yards southeast of the airport’s runway.
The Fire Department said the pilot got into trouble while landing his carbon-fiber ASH-25 Mi motorized glider.
The pilot said he tried to start the engine in an attempt to reach the runway, but when it wouldn’t, he was forced to land in the pasture.
The glider, worth about $250,000, sustained moderate damage to tail, landing gear and wings, officials said.
County to buy lots for housing
LIHUE, Kauai » Kauai County is spending $2.3 million to buy two vacant parcels in Lihue for affordable housing for seniors.
The county said Friday it expects to build 84 units on the land. Most units will have one bedroom and a bath. Some will have two bedrooms and a bath.
The vacant land once housed a plantation camp known as ‘"Rice Camp."
The County Council appropriated funds for buying the land in its capital budget for the current fiscal year.
Kauai is accepting proposals from companies or businesses interested in building and operating the housing. The selected entity will be responsible for designing, financing, building and managing the facility.