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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Kaʻū News Briefs Feb. 20, 2024

South Point Buckers, campus for animals raised to be in rodeos, is also home for Addie Flores, who took All Around Cowgirl
and first in Wahine Barrel Racing in last weekend's Panaewa Stampede Rodeo. Her dad, Damien Flores, took All Around Cowboy. 
Photo from South Point Buckers

ADDIE FLORES TOOK ALL AROUND COWGIRL AND SCORED FIRST IN WAHINE BARREL RACING at the annual Panaewa Stampede Rodeo last weekend at the Al Cabral Rodeo Center. Her Dad Damien Flores took All Around Cowboy.
   Addie Flores, whose time was 33.87 seconds, is a resident of South Point where her dad Damien and family operate South
Addie Flores, of South Point Buckers, won All Around
 Cowgirl and her dad Damien won All Around Cowboy
at the 2024 Panaewa Stampede Rodeo last weekend.
Photo from South Point Buckers
Point Buckers and provide rodeos with livestock. Some of genetics are Yellow Jacket, Sports Machine, and Houdini, with a herd foundation from Rocker G.
    Rodeo Queen at Panaewa Stampede was Peyten Kekaualua-Tavares.
    Here are the other 2024 Pana'ewa Stampede first place winners with times and points earned:
    Dummy Roping: Kana‘i Pieper – 2.5 seconds; 
    Po‘o Wai U: Westin Joseph – 23.81 seconds;Youth            Barrel Racing: Chesni Aku – 35.5 seconds;
    Double Mugging: Richard Souza III and Ryan Sanborn – 42.2 seconds;
    Century Team Roping: Danny Joseph and Billy Boy Benevides – 20.03 seconds;
    Kane Wahine Ribbon Mugging: Shannon and Billy            Boy Benevides — 22.1 seconds;
    Calf Riding: Kana‘i Pieper – 65 points;
    Open Team Roping: Allen Aku and Kai Montibon – 12.53 seconds;
    Sheep Riding: Dusty Gorloff – 138 points;
    Ranch Broncs: Kaeden “Bubba” Nobriga – 70 points;
    Tie Down Roping: Westin Joseph — 27.93 seconds;
    Wahine Breakaway: Sage Lindsey — 4.22 seconds; and
    Kane Wahine Team Roping: Dusty Miranda and Lauren Cole — 23.4 seconds.
    See more results at panaewastampederodeo.com. See more on South Point Buckers at https://www.facebook.com/SouthPointBuckers/

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HAWAI'I PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE LOWEST IN THE COUNTRY, according to a report from WalletHub. The Effective Real Estate Tax Rate is .27 percent, compared to Alabama .39 percent, .49 percent in Colorado, .50 in Nevada and .53 percent in South Carolina. The highest property taxes are in New Jersey at 2.33 percent, Illinois, 2.1 percent, Connecticut 2 percent, New Hampshire 1.89 percent, Vermont 1.78 percent, New York 1.64 percent and Texas 1.63 percent.
    In Hawai'i, the annual property tax on a home valued at $281,000 is $757. For a home at the state medium value of $764,800, the annual property tax is $2065, according to WalletHub. In New Jersey the $281,000 home draws $6,563 in property taxes. The medium value home at $401,400 draws $9,345 in property taxes in New Jersey.
    The Wallethub study noted that property taxes have a high impact on costs of rental housing. Each year, the average American household spends $2,869 on real-estate property taxes plus another $448 for residents of the 26 states with vehicle property taxes. Hawai'i charges vehicle property taxes.

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SUNDAY'S RESULTS FROM THE MILOLI'I - KAʻŪ JUNIOR VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT are out. In the 14s Division, Keaukaha CoEd took first under coach Tene Kaupu. Most Valuable Player was Kekai Kahalewai-Navor. Second Place went to HI Intensity with coaches Olina and Mele.
    In the 16s Division, first went to Pu'uki with Most Valuable Player Malia Pettit. Second went to Hemolele, with coach Lan.
   In the 16's Boys Division, first went to Pa'a Pono, with Most Valuable Player Andrew Warren. Second went to Big Island Boys with Coach Chad. See Saturday's results in the Sunday Kaʻū News Briefs.
Pu'uki, a new club from Waimea, took first in 16s in
the Miloli'i-Kaʻū Junior Volleyball Tournament.
Photos by Ka'imi Kaupiko

Hemolele took second in 16s.

Pa'a Pono took first place in Boys 16s.

Big Island Boys took second in Boys 16s.

Keaukaha Coed took first in 14s.
HI Intensity took second in 14s.