Today in West Hawaii history | July 14

July 14, 1984: West Hawaii Today did not publish on this day. July 14, 1984, was a Saturday.

July 14, 1994: The Hawaii Visitors Bureau says it anticipates an increase in Japanese visitors soon and is hoping to see direct fights into Keahole International Airport to bolster the Big Island’s share of foreign visitors, HIVB President Thomas S. Sakata says during an annual membership luncheon on the Big Island.

A local nonprofit organization has satisfied two Hawaii County contracts totalling $96,000 that required it to inform residents of recycling programs, according to a forthcoming county audit. Recycle Hawaii was contracted to make information presentations at schools, libraries and before interested groups. The contract ended June 30.

July 14, 2004: New roads, road improvements, a homeless shelter, a golf course, a civic center, a beach park and a water system are on the list of government initiatives underway in West Hawaii. Listed are the second phase of Alii Highway, improvements to Kuakini Highway, Palani Road and Mamalahoa Highway, the Lako Street extension and the Kealakehe connector, according to Managing Director Dixie Kaetsu. The Hawaii County Council has authorized a $40 million bond issuance specifically for roads, and $23 million is for the North and South Kona districts.