Colleen Sanders

Contributor

Colleen was raised in St. Louis, MO. She comes to Hawai’i fresh from Canada, where she earned a writing degree at the University of Victoria. She reported for the award-winning Taber Times in Taber, Alberta, covering community beats as well as national news in a local context. She likes music, food, getting lost in the woods, hockey, baseball, whiskey, dogs and boats. She hopes to engage and serve Windward residents and welcomes comments and suggestions on her coverage.

Segway debate steered by larger tourism concerns →
Colleen Sanders
A parked segway overlooks Kailua Beach.
Meet, eat, and party at I Love Kailua Day →
Colleen Sanders
Waimanalo field day to highlight erosion control techniques →
Colleen Sanders
Meeting to discuss invasive species →
Colleen Sanders
New funding available for Native Hawaiians →
Colleen Sanders
Cultural tour schedule in Kaneohe Bay →
Colleen Sanders
Kiwanis Club holds pancake breakfast →
Colleen Sanders
Earth Day festivities come back to Kailua →
Colleen Sanders
The mission of Hui o Koolaupoko is to protect ocean health by restoring the aina: mauka to makai. This is done in partnership with stakeholders including interested citizens, non-governmental organizations, government, educational institutions and businesses while using and focusing on sound ecological principles, community input, and cultural heritage.
January fire and crime stats →
Colleen Sanders
Kaneohe Neighborhood Board meeting summary →
Colleen Sanders
Your roads this week →
Colleen Sanders
Your roads this week →
Colleen Sanders
Your roads this week →
Colleen Sanders
Habitat for Humanity finishes first Waimanalo home of 2010 →
Colleen Sanders
Over 200 volunteers assisted Habitat for Humanity in rebuilding a Waimanalo home.
Water study yields vision for Koolaupoko’s future →
Colleen Sanders
A barrier to native fish migration will be modified to allow fish passage at Waihee Stream, Koolaupoko District, Oahu.
Federal funds encourage best practices in Waimanalo’s watershed →
Colleen Sanders
Farms in Waimanalo were the educational centers of a Composting Field Day.
Spiral Gallery Cafe stirs up community bolstering in Nalo Town →
Colleen Sanders
Waimanalo's Spiral Gallery Cafe hopes to open doors for the community by serving as a hub for art, partnerships, and good food.
Testimony urging House committee to preserve Kaneohe Bay Regional Council →
Colleen Sanders
Cinnamon’s Restaurant keeps its own personal touch in Kailua for 25 years →
Colleen Sanders
Cinnamon's Restaurant is open 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and specializes in breakfast and lunch (they're also open the first Saturday of the month from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for dinner and Hawaiian music).
Blog: The real tsunami was on land at the check-out counters →
Colleen Sanders
Boats out at sunset at Port Locke, Hawaii Kai.
Heady jam to raise funds for Koolaupoko watershed →
Colleen Sanders
Community rallies to raise money for 3 year-old cancer patient →
Colleen Sanders
Grassroots petition against Target circulating in Kailua →
Colleen Sanders
The Target in Kapolei, above, comprises 168,000 square feet. Kailua residents are looking closely at the prospect of Target moving into their neighborhood.
Houselessness »
High rent, low wages mean more people houseless →
  • News Report
Colleen Sanders
Paul Ruddell, site coordinator for Affordable Housing and Homeless Alliance, at a Neighborhood Board Meeting in Kailua makes a plea for community assistance in overcoming houselessness through volunteering time, money, and skills.
Houselessness »
Littering complaint leads to Kaneohe’s confrontation with houselessness →
  • News Report
Colleen Sanders
Kaneohe residents are unsure how to connect homeless campers with services and resources.