Colleen Sanders


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 →
A parked segway overlooks Kailua Beach.
Meet, eat, and party at I Love Kailua Day → Waimanalo field day to highlight erosion control techniques → Meeting to discuss invasive species → New funding available for Native Hawaiians → Cultural tour schedule in Kaneohe Bay → Kiwanis Club holds pancake breakfast → Earth Day festivities come back to Kailua →
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 → Kaneohe Neighborhood Board meeting summary → Your roads this week → Your roads this week → Your roads this week → Habitat for Humanity finishes first Waimanalo home of 2010 →
Over 200 volunteers assisted Habitat for Humanity in rebuilding a Waimanalo home.
Water study yields vision for Koolaupoko’s future →
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 →
Farms in Waimanalo were the educational centers of a Composting Field Day.
Spiral Gallery Cafe stirs up community bolstering in Nalo Town →
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 → Cinnamon’s Restaurant keeps its own personal touch in Kailua for 25 years →
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 →
Boats out at sunset at Port Locke, Hawaii Kai.
Heady jam to raise funds for Koolaupoko watershed → Community rallies to raise money for 3 year-old cancer patient → Grassroots petition against Target circulating in Kailua →
The Target in Kapolei, above, comprises 168,000 square feet. Kailua residents are looking closely at the prospect of Target moving into their neighborhood.
High rent, low wages mean more people houseless →
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.
Littering complaint leads to Kaneohe’s confrontation with houselessness →
Kaneohe residents are unsure how to connect homeless campers with services and resources.