Today in West Hawaii history | May 14


May 14, 1984: A California wind machine company wants to build a 200-machine wind farm on the Big Island, but local utility officials think the idea is unreasonable. Airtricity Corporation plans to make an offer soon one of four 200-acre sites on the Big Island, according to Charles Whitlock, the company’s president. Whitlock would not identify the locations of the parcels but said the company is ready this year to spend $18 million on the project. The machines could generate 40 megawatts. However, an official with Hawaii Electric Light Co. says the present Big Island electric generation system could not accept that much more power on its grid.

Three Dog Night, with the support of a seven-piece band, performs at the Keauhou Beach Hotel. The trio, made up of Cory Wells, Chuck Negron and Danny Hutton, gave the rock world songs such as “Joy to the World” and “Old Fashioned Love Song.”

May 14, 1994: West Hawaii Today did not publish on this day. May 14, 1994, was a Saturday.

May 14, 2004: U.S. Congressman Ed Case, D-Hawaii, makes a pitch for the state to receive more than $7 million toward combating invasive species, including Caribbean tree frogs, or coquis. Case, who made the request to subcommittees overseeing the Department of Agriculture and Interior, seemed confident that Hawaii will get the funding.