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On August 5 2014, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensor on Suomi-NPP captured natural-color images of both Iselle and Hurricane Julio en route to Hawaii. The image above is a composite of three satellite passes over the tropical Pacific Ocean in the early afternoon. Note that Iselle’s eyewall had grown less distinct; the storm had descreased to category 2 intensity. The bright shading toward the center-left of the image is sunglint, the reflection of sunlight off the water and directly back at the satellite sensor. NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response." width="595" height="396" /> On August 5 2014, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensor on Suomi-NPP captured natural-color images of both Iselle and Hurricane Julio en route to Hawaii. The image above is a composite of three satellite passes over the tropical Pacific Ocean in the early afternoon. Note that Iselle’s eyewall had grown less distinct; the storm had descreased to category 2 intensity. The bright shading toward the center-left of the image is sunglint, the reflection of sunlight off the water and directly back at the satellite sensor. NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response.

Volcano Watch: How do volcanoes affect the weather and climate?

Conventional wisdom among many residents was that the Island of Hawai‘i is immune to hurricanes because its large volcanic mountains obstruct approaching storms, diverting them around the island.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 21, 2014

On the East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano, the June-27th flow from Puʻu ʻŌʻō advanced toward the northeast and was 9.4 km (5.8 miles) from the vent on August 18.

Albizia trees amongst the utility lines in Hawaiian Beaches. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Iselle: Updates for Aug. 21, 2014

HELCO restores power to about 300 customers in the Kapoho area. An estimated 800 customers remain without power with the bulk of those in Nanawale Estates.

Hawaii planetary analogue site no problem for Alpha Argo

PISCES Rover tackles first test

Hawaii planetary analogue site no problem for Alpha Argo

Greg Javar snaps a “selfie” while helping USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist Matt Patrick (right) set up a thermal camera to record lava lake activity within the summit vent of Kīlauea Volcano. Javar and fellow UH-Mānoa student Pua Pali (not shown) were selected to intern at HVO this summer through the Native Hawaiian Science and Engineering Mentorship Program.

Volcano Watch: University of Hawaii students complete summer internships HVO

This week, the HVO bids aloha to two interns, Pua Pali and Greg Javar, who gained first-hand experience monitoring volcanoes and earthquakes by working with USGS scientists this summer.

A Hawaiian Electric Company crew from Oahu clears an Ohia tree from power lines in Hawaiian Acres Wednesday (Aug 13). Photo courtesy of Hawaiian Electric Co.

Iselle: Updates for Aug. 20, 2014

An estimated 1100 customers remain without power. Nearly all of these customers are in Nanawale Estates, Vacationland, and Kapoho Beach Lots. Ice is available for those unable to get to stores in hard hit areas noon at Nanawale Estates and Kalani Honua Retreat.

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USGS volcano and eathquake monitoring restored after Tropical Storm Iselle

As of Wednesday afternoon, August 13, all power issues were resolved and the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory resumed monitoring volcanoes and earthquakes.

A Hawaiian Electric crew works late at night in Hawaiian Paradise Park restoring power to homes for residents. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Iselle: Updates for Aug. 19, 2014

HELCO restored power to 300 customers Monday (Aug 18), an estimated 1,200 customers remain without power. Maps and updates can be found at the Leilani Estates Community Center.

Hawaiian Electric workers get suited-up with safety gear before working on electrical lines in Hawaiian Beaches. Photo courtesy of Hawaiian Electric Companies

Iselle: Updates for Aug. 18, 2014

HELCO restored power to an additional 400 customers Sunday (Aug 17), an estimated 1,500 customers remain without power. HawaiianTel offering free Big Island phone calls in Nanawale and free WiFi in Pahoa.

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Let’s talk lizards at the Lyman Museum Monday (Aug 25)

On Monday (Aug 25) at the Lyman Museum, Dr. William Mautz talks about lizards: their habits and habitats, how and when they came to Hawaii, and the future of them.

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Police arrest Hale Nani escapee

August 21, 2014

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 46-year-old Kona man on suspicion of escaping from the Hale Nani correctional facility early Thursday morning (August 21). South Hilo Patrol officers arrested Sean Duyser of Kailua-Kona in Hilo at 11 a.m. He had last been seen at 2 a.m. Thursday at Hale Nani, where he was serving a […]

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A convoy of vehicles from 209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade is driven over Saddle Road. Photo by Sgt. Bryanna Poulin 25th CAB Public Affairs

Military to convoy from Kawaihae to PTA (Aug 23-25)

August 21, 2014

Oahu-based Marines will convoy from Kawaihae Harbor to Pohakuloa Training Area, Aug. 23-25, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Convoys will use Akoni Pule Corridor, Queen Kaahumanu, Waikoloa Road, Mamalahoa Highway, and the Daniel K. Inouye Highway. Military police will escort the convoys.

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Hawaiian Electric contributes $25K to Hawaii Island United Way

August 21, 2014

Hawaiʻi Electric Light, Hawaiian Electric and Maui Electric have collectively contributed $25,000 to the Hawaiʻi Island United Way. In addition, contributions from employees of the three utilities will be matched by the Hawaiian Electric Industries Charitable Foundation, up to a total of $10,000.

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The Hawaiʻi Isle Police Activities League in West Hawaiʻi held its annual Summer Basketball League at the Kekuaokalani gymnasium in Kailua-Kona during the month of July.

The league included teams from Honokaʻa to Kaʻū with more than 200 youths participating from ages 5-14 in goodwill competitions. The 5-10 year olds played on Tuesdays and the 11-14 year olds played on Thursdays.

HI-PAL Summer basketball league plays host to over 200 kids

August 21, 2014

The Hawaiʻi Isle Police Activities League in West Hawaiʻi held its annual Summer Basketball League at the Kekuaokalani gymnasium in Kailua-Kona during the month of July. The league included teams from Honokaʻa to Kaʻū with more than 200 youths participating from ages 5-14 in goodwill competitions. The 5-10 year olds played on Tuesdays and the […]

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Parker School in Waimea. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7.

Parker School announces new board members

August 21, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Parker School welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors — Julie Hendricks and Frances Simperman. Born and raised in Waimea, Hendricks graduated from Hawaii Preparatory Academy. While earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Textiles from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, she worked as an intern with Tori Richard, Ltd. […]

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Isle receives $300,000 for wastewater, highway improvements

August 21, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Malama Solomon (District 4 – Hilo, Hamakua, Kohala, Waimea, Waikoloa, Kona) released the following statement on the administration’s release of nearly $300,000 for wastewater and highway capital improvement projects on Hawaii Island: • $47,000 for transportation improvements to Queen Kaahumanu Highway at the intersection of Kawaihae Road • $250,000 for design and […]

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Gabbard calls for demilitarizing police

August 21, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has called for demilitarizing of American police. “The increasing use of military equipment, weapons, and tactics against our own citizens is unacceptable and must stop,” said Gabbard, a veteran of two tours of duty in the Middle East and a captain in the Hawaii Army National Guard. “The military-style response […]

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Barnwell sells off Hualalai Resort interest

August 21, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Barnwell Industries, Inc. has announced it received $2,640,000, net of minority interest, for the sale of its interest in Hualalai Resort. Morton H. Kinzler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Barnwell, said, “Kaupulehu Investors, LLC, a subsidiary of the company, recently entered into agreements pursuant to which the company will receive $2,720,000 for […]

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Democrats concern over Puna election

August 21, 2014

Mr. Scott Nago State of Hawaii Office of Elections Honolulu, Hawaii Aloha, I write this letter on behalf of the Hawaii County Democrats who are involved In both the recovery of the affected area and the election process. We thank you for all you are trying to do to conduct a fair and transparent election […]

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Investigators, prosecutors, archaeologists obtain CSI experience

August 21, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Anyone driving by an open field on the edge of downtown Hilo recently may have spotted several dozen people gathered around holes marked with yellow flags. This was the field exercise for an Archaeological Violation Class sponsored by the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD). Combining two […]

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Kuikahi Mediation Center elects Gertz to board

August 21, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Kuikahi Mediation Center has elected its board of directors for fiscal year July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. Attorney, arbitrator, and orchid enthusiast Sandra Song was reelected for a second three-year term. Jeri Gertz was elected as the newest board member of the non-profit community mediation center. “Last November, Jeri Gertz recommended […]

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Hawaii Meth Project 2014-15 teen advisory council

August 20, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Meth Project’s Teen Advisory Council turns five this week with the appointment of 22 student members to its 2014-2015 group. This year’s council, selected through a competitive application and interview process, is comprised of high school students from Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island who help to raise awareness about the […]

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