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Mission Apolo: Ohno takes on Ironman World Championship Harlem Globetrotters make Kona debut (April 27) Wish you were here? The week in Hilo April 13-19, 2014 UH-Hilo claims 2014 PacWest Men Historic Hawaii’s 40th annual preservation honor awards PTA to open several areas for bow hunting this weekend Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 17, 2014 Big Island farmer exposed as predator Volcano Watch: Portable instrument platforms enable rapid deployment of monitoring stations Hula Kahiko at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
 

Mission Apolo: Ohno takes on Ironman World Championship

Olympic speedskater working with Newby Frazier, Alexander, Carfrae and McKenzie

Harlem Globetrotters make Kona debut (April 27)

‘Fans Rule’ tour allows audience to decide new rule that could affect the outcome of the game

Wish you were here? The week in Hilo April 13-19, 2014

The week in Hilo, Hawaii via a time-lapse movie overlooking Hilo towards Mauna Kea.

Head Coach Earl Tamiya, Kyeton Littel, Chris Shimomura, Dalen Yamauchi, Corey Kozuma, Christian Agosto and Assistant Coach Ron Takahashi. Photo courtesy of UH-Hilo

UH-Hilo claims 2014 PacWest Men’s Golf Conference title

With three Top-6 finishers the University of Hawaii at Hilo claimed the 2014 Pacific West Conference title with a 20-stroke victory on the Hiddenbrooke Golf Course in Vallejo, California.

Historic Hawaii’s 40th annual preservation honor awards

Several preservation projects on Hawaii Island among this year’s honorees

Puu Huluhulu Hunter’s Check-in Station. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo hunting

PTA to open several areas for bow hunting this weekend

Army officials are opening several training areas for bow hunting, here, April 19-20, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 17, 2014

On Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone, the Kahauale‘a 2 flow continued to be active northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. On Wednesday (April 9) the active flow front was 5.2 miles Northeast of the vent on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

Big Island farmer exposed as predator

Documentary reveals predator foster parent

This portable “power” platform is designed to be slung by helicopter to temporary monitoring sites on Hawaiian volcanoes. The platform is being used at Webcam sites and at Kïlauea’s summit to measure activity of the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u Crater—a continuously recording gravity meter and an experimental camera for measuring sulfur dioxide gas (shown here). The platform can also be used for other types of monitoring instruments. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Portable instrument platforms enable rapid deployment of monitoring stations

Cascades Volcano Observatory scientists designed and built self-contained, portable units that could be slung into place by helicopter, without needing people to work at the site. Nicknamed “spiders” several were placed on the old dome of Mount St. Helens.

Hula Kahiko at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Volcano Art Center’s Hula Kahiko series featured a performance by kumu hula Micah Kamohoali`i with Halau Na Kipu‘upu‘u Saturday (April 12).

Matsui and Kaliloa named Officers of the Month for March and April

April 24, 2014

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officer Blayne Matsui as “Officer of the Month” for March and Officer Bronson Kaliloa as “Officer of the Month” for April.

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Brushfire leads to lane closure on Mamalahoa Hwy Thursday (April 24), roadway now open

April 24, 2014

Both lanes are now open near the 27 mile marker on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) as the brush fire has been extinguished.

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Felt Bicycles 2008 S32 Triathlon Bicycle

Felt Bicycles recalls triathlon bicycles due to risk of injury

April 24, 2014

About 3,300 units of the 2008 Felt S22 and S32 Triathlon Bicycles and 2010 Felt S32, B12, B14 and B16 Triathlon Bicycles are recalled. Felt Bicycles has received 18 reports of the bicycle forks breaking, including five reports of minor injuries.

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Kilohana Hunter Checking Station. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

PTA to open areas for bow hunting this weekend (April 26-27)

April 24, 2014

Army officials are opening several training areas of Pohakuloa Training Area for bow hunting, April 26-27, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Training areas 1-4, 10 and 11, will be open for bow hunting of mammals only. Hunters are allowed one pig, one goat and one sheep, per day, in keeping with state bag limits. Shooting sheep with blue collars is not permitted.

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Legislature forwards $2M in doctor’s residency program to Governor for aproval

April 24, 2014

Because of everyone's hard work during this legislative session (writing letters, calling or visiting with your Senator or Representative, etc…) yesterday, an appropriation of $2 million in funding for the Hawaii Health Care Systems Primary Care Training Program (Residency Program to train Doctors) was agreed upon in conference by both the House and Senate. Next step is for our Governor to sign off on this appropriation.

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Slew of celebrities headline chocolate fest (May 1-3)

April 24, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE “Mr. Chocolate” Jacques Torres of New York City headlines a slew of chocolate and cacao celebrities appearing at this year’s Big Island Chocolate Festival gala. Gov. Neil Abercrombie has declared Saturday, May 3 as Big Island Chocolate Festival Day. The proclamation not only heralds Hawaii’s growing cacao industry, but also the culinarians who […]

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Governor signs bill increasing mortgage rescue fraud protection

April 24, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has signed House Bill 2275 (Act 26), a measure to increase the protection of distressed homeowners against predatory mortgage rescue fraud. Act 26 expands the definition of “distressed property consultant” to anyone who represents or assists those who provide distressed property consultant services for an advance fee. It also clarifies […]

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38th annual HPA horse show (April 27)

April 24, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The 38th annual horse show, featuring Jumping and Play Day events, begins 9 a.m. Sunday, April 27 at Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Upper Campus. Judges are Nancy Steinecke of Kapaau, 2014 U.S. Equestrian Federation ʻrʻ Dressage, ʻrʻ Dressage TD, and Laura Rose of Waimea, clinician and trainer. Riders will compete in the following classes: […]

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Parker Ranch launches Paniolo Power Company

April 23, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Parker Ranch has launched a new subsidiary, Paniolo Power Company LLC, said Neil “Dutch” Kuyper, CEO of Parker Ranch, Inc. “The preliminary results from our energy team, led by Siemens, tell us there is the real opportunity to attract capital to invest in our community grid concept,” Kuyper said. Parker Ranch hired a […]

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Ohana Fuels makes $5,840 donation

April 23, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawaii Island has recognized Ohana Fuels for awarding the agency with a check in the amount of $5,840.69 from its “Fuel Up. Do Good.” community giving program. During its fourth quarter of 2013, a portion of Ohana Fuels’ Top Tier, fuel-efficient gasoline sales from its Puainako and Leilani […]

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Matsunobu selected as U.S. Presidential Scholars Program semifinalist

April 23, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Parker School senior Lysha Matsunobu has been selected as a 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program semifinalist. Out of close to 3.2 million graduating high school seniors from across the U.S., more than 4,000 were identified as candidates for the program. Matsunobu is one of 565 semifinalists selected from this group and the only […]

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Waimea Middle School receives $266,500 grant

April 23, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Waimea Middle School has received a $266,500 school improvement grant from Tom and Gail Gimbel’s Neilen Foundation to help the public conversion charter school become financially sustainable to better support academic improvement for all students. The Gimbels, who are becoming Hawaii Island homeowners after having visited frequently for decades from California, made what […]

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