Today in West Hawaii history | June 20


June 20, 1984: Hawaii County Chief Engineer Edward Harada asks the Hawaii County Council to proceed with condemnation efforts at Keopu Heights subdivision to push completion of the controversial flood channel. Earlier this year, the council rescinded a resolution condemning a parcel owned by Hayden Burgess that is adjacent to the subdivision. Burgess threatened the county with legal action if his property was taken to finish the $1.9 million project.

June 20, 1994: Josephine Flanders, retired dancer, choreographer and director who founded the Punahou Dance School and directed many shows in the islands and other parts off the Pacific during her career was recently honored. The Honolulu chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters honored for her career and expertise in, dedication to, and advancement of the field of dance at its 1994 Roselani Dinner. Her name was added to the list of honorees started 33 years ago.

The state proposes to greatly expand the area where the netting of hahalalu or big-eyed scad is prohibited in Kailua Bay. The new rules would make it illegal to take hahalalu also known as halalu by net from Kukailimoku Point (the northernmost point of Kailua Bay) to the point where Kona Resort is located.

June 20, 2004: A Honaunau man says he’s being iced out of using a public rodeo arena because Hawaii County has allowed a local roping club to control the facility. However, a Hawaii County official says the Kona Roping Club is the designated caretaker of the Honaunau Rodeo Arena and the dispute comes down Willard Rapoza not returning the key on time.