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For the latest news, please go to the Envision Laie Facebook page.
May 13, 2014 - Hawaii Reserves announced that Foodland Super Market, Ltd., in partnership with Aloha Petroleum, Ltd., will bring a gas station to the Laie Shopping Center. More details about this great news can be viewed here and here (July 21, 2104 update, including architectural renderings).
April 10, 2014 - A drainage planning "charrette" was recently held in Laie by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hawaii Reserves, the Laie Community Association and others. To read more about the summit to explore the best ways to reduce community flooding, and the next steps in the process, please click here.
March 15, 2014 - Hundreds of community members and guests attended the groundbreaking for the new Laie Courtyard by Marriott hotel, hosted by Hawaii Reserves. For more on the community celebration, please click here.
January 17, 2014 - Hawaii Reserves announced that the new Laie hotel is moving forward, triggering the relocation of the Laie McDonald's. Permits to start work on the hotel have been approved and a groundbreaking will be announced soon. For more information, please click here.
January 14, 2014 - Last month Hawaii Reserves published its new 2014 calendar which focuses on local agriculture, both past and present. To read more about the calendar and the Laie Agricultural Plan and committee, please click here.
September 26, 2013 - The Pacific Business News has recognized Hawaii Reserves, Inc., as one of the 25 most influential businesses in the state. To read more about this special honor, please click here.
August 7, 2013 - Hawaii Reserves recently announced that tree removal work will begin next week as preparation for future work on the commercial and hotel site. For more information, please click here.
May 30, 2013 - Things are moving forward with the relocation of the Laie Chevron - a letter of intent has been signed to bring a Chevron gas station to the Laie Shopping Center. For more information, please go to Envision Laie.
May 3, 2013 - Hawaii Reserves announced today that Laie Ventures LLC has been selected as the developer to redevelop the Laie Hotel. Construction of the new hotel, scaled back to three stories and 144 rooms for the first phase, is expected to begin later this year. For more information, please click here.
January 8, 2013 - Hawaii Reserves announced today that the Laie Chevron will remain open for as long as possible. Also announced was a cost sharing arrangement between the federal and city government, and HRI, to complete a flood control study for Wailele Stream. For more information, please go to Envision Laie
December 6, 2012 - The Laie Community Association, Hawaii Reserves, Inc., BYU-Hawaii and the Polynesian Cultural Center issued a preparedness reminder letter to Laie residents regarding the community's drainage system. The letter was posted on the Laie Community Association website, and distributed via e-mail and other means. To view the letter, click here.
November 21, 2012 - Laie Chevron relocation announced. For more information, please go to Envision Laie.
September 28, 2010 - HRI recently announced that roadway patching will occur later this week in Laie. The following announcement was shared with the Laie Community Association and other organizations:
Aloha! Every so often street maintenance is required to ensure our roads are in good order. As a result we will be doing roadway patching at the following locations this Thursday, September 30 (click this link to see graphic):
- Hale La'a Boulevard near Kamehameha Highway
- Hale La'a Boulevard near Laie Elementary School
- Naniloa Loop between Temple View Apartments and Hale La'a Boulevard
- Naniloa Loop between Kulanui and Iosepa streets
These streets will be closed during much of the day as work is being performed, but be re-opened as soon as possible. Residents who live in theses areas will be allowed to drive to their properties; other traffice should take alternate routes. We ask that you please be cautious of workers and equipment.
We appreciate your understanding and kokua as we work to maintain our community's roadways.
June 10, 2010 - Hawaii Reserves, Inc. is supporting the pursuit of academic excellence for students in Koolau Loa. A sizeable donation will help support 23 students who qualified for the National History Day competition in Washington, D.C. this month. There are 50 students statewide who are competing nationally.
"We've supported Koolau Loa students in this program in years past because we are impressed with the rigors of the competition and how well our local kids are performing," said R. Eric Beaver, President of Hawaii Reserves, Inc. "Part of our philosophy is to honor the past, so we appreciate the dedication of our young people to take up history and compete amoung the nation's brightest."
"The National History Day competition has proven to be one of the richest academic experiences for students in our area," says Colleen Spring, a teacher at Laie Elementary School. Five Kahuku alums from this program went on to Stanford University and credit it for preparing them to succeed at the university level.
The annual National History Day competition provides students from across the country the opportunity to foster skills in critical thinking, research, and presentation. In 2009, Kenner Shumway, Kameron Ho Ching, and Zach Frampton placed second in the nation for their group performance. All three are from Koolau Loa.
This year's theme "Innovation in History: Impact to Change" inspired many students to take part in the National History Day competition, with twenty-three from the Laie/Kahuku district alone qualifying to represent Hawaii nationally. They were selected from more than 1,000 students who participated in the state competition at the school, regional, and state levels. Kahuku High and Intermediate School has 18 qualifying students, Kahuku Elementary 3, Laie Elementary 1, and Hawaii Technology Academy 1.
The National History Day contest will be at the University of Maryland, College Park, June 13-17, 2010.
Local students met with Hawaii Congressman Daniel Akaka in Washington, D.C.
December 10, 2009 - Major stakeholders in the community of Laie, including the Laie Community Association and HRI, recently updated the Laie Emergency Planning brochure. Revisions were made to help improve evacuation speed and efficiency for tsunamis, including: an emphasis on immediate evacuation inland - for most residents, to the foothills of Laie; the instruction to park in lots and grass areas at BYU-H or the temple, and then walk inland from there; and a re-design of the evacuation site map indicators.
The emergency planning committee encourages residents to take the time to review this important information to be better prepared. To view the color brochure, please click here.
November 27, 2009 - Today Laie residents received a letter from HRI, BYU-H, LCA, and PCC that provides an update on minor enhancements to the drainage system in Laie, discusses flood prevention and mitigation efforts, and also talks about drainage system improvement planning. To view the letter, please click here.
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