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Today in West Hawaii history | June 23


June 23, 1984: West Hawaii Today did not publish on this day in 1984. June 23, 1984, was a Saturday.

June 23, 1994: An organization in West Hawaii has asked the state for the land in North Kona so it may establish a major motor sports facility. Jens Andersen, president of the Hawaii Raceway Association, said he has asked the state Department of Land and Natural Resources for a lease to more than 600 acres of land mauka of Kiholo Bay and Queen Kaahumanu Highway.

June 23, 2004: A group of West Hawaii men proposes to sink a Cold War-era freighter off the Kona Coast to provide an artificial reef which would attract marine life, that would then attract fishermen and divers from all over the world. The West Hawaii Artificial Reef Foundation hopes to scuttle the retired 511-foot Mauna Kea in about 130 feet off Kuamoo Point, a spot directly makai of the town of Honalo.