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LavaTalk: September 23, 2014 update on Kilauea Chain of Craters Road to be rebuilt as emergency route for Lower Puna LavaTalk: September 22, 2014 update on Kilauea LavaTalk: September 21, 2014 update on Kilauea Lava flow sparks brush fire above Apaa Road LavaTalk: September 20, 2014 update on Kilauea Ohana Shoreline Fishing Tournament Results Volcano Watch: HVO and Hawai‘i County Civil Defense jointly track the June 27th lava flow Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 18, 2014 Author completes trek of St. Olav’s Trail
 
Looking upslope from the lava flow front where the flow had exited a ground crack and widened in the forest. Photo taken September 20, 2014. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7, Air Transportation by Paradise Helicopters

LavaTalk: September 23, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s assessment shows the surface lava flow has remained slow and has not advanced since yesterday. The flow front is about 100 yards wide.

Cars lined-up on the mauka side of Chain of Craters Road in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park near the turn-around. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Chain of Craters Road to be rebuilt as emergency route for Lower Puna

The National Park Service announced today that it will work with the State and County of Hawai‘i to construct an emergency route along the former Chain of Craters Road to assist residents of lower Puna, whose access to the rest of the island would be cut off if lava covers Highway 130.

The glow from the Kilauea June 27th Lava Flow could be seen from Cemetary Road in Pahoa Sunday night (Sept 22). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

LavaTalk: September 22, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s assessment shows the surface lava flow has slowed considerably and has not advanced since yesterday. The flow front is about 100 yards wide.

The front of the Kilauea June 27 lava flow Saturday afternoon (Sept 20). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7, Air trasportation by Paradise Helicopters

LavaTalk: September 21, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s assessment shows the surface lava flow has slowed considerably and advanced about 75 yards since yesterday. There is a brushfire sparked from the lava flow.

A brushfire sparked by the the Kilauea June 27th Lava Flow is burning vegetation ahead of the flow front Saturday (Sept 20). Winds are pushing the smoke North over a large area. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7, Air Transportation by Paradise Helicopters

Lava flow sparks brush fire above Apaa Road

A brushfire sparked by the June 27th Lava Flow is burning vegetation ahead of the flow front. Smoke is being pushed over a large area North of the lava flow.

A skylight into the lava tube near Pu‘u ‘O‘o Crater feeding the June 27 lava flow near Pahoa. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7, Air trasportation by Paradise Helicopters

LavaTalk: September 20, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s assessment shows the surface lava flow continues in a Northeast direction. The flow has advanced about 100 yards since yesterday. The leading edge of the flow is about 150 yards wide.

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Ohana Shoreline Fishing Tournament Results

More than 300 keiki, adults and kupuna anglers competed in the Department of Parks and Recreation’s 18th Annual ‘Ohana Shoreline Fishing Tournament held August 15-17.

Another view of the flow front in the northwest portion of Kaohe Homesteads. The leading portion of the flow front narrowed over the past two days and was roughly 150 m (500 ft) wide. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: HVO and Hawai‘i County Civil Defense jointly track the June 27th lava flow

The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) and Hawai‘i County Civil Defense (HCCD) are working closely together to gather and share information about the June 27th lava flow through daily helicopter overflights.

A closer look at the lava lake at Kīlauea's summit. The lake was roughly 53 m (170 ft) below the floor of Halemaʻumaʻu Crater the morning of September 17, 2014. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 18, 2014

The summit lava lake within Halemaʻumaʻu Crater produced nighttime glow that was visible via HVO’s webcam over the past week.

Wilson also received St. Olav Cross, only the sixth time this medal has ever been awarded

Author completes trek of St. Olav’s Trail

Wilson also received St. Olav Cross, only the sixth time this medal has ever been awarded

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard today wrote a letter to the Commission on Water Resource Management to oppose designating the Keauhou Aquifer System as a Water Management Area (WMA). Scientists monitoring the aquifer’s sustainability do not agree it meets the threshold for such a designation, which would limit the ability for surrounding communities to access water needed to expand affordable housing and other planned developments.

Rep. Gabbard opposes limited use of Keauhou Aquifer

September 23, 2014

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard today wrote a letter to the Commission on Water Resource Management to oppose designating the Keauhou Aquifer System as a Water Management Area (WMA). Scientists monitoring the aquifer’s sustainability do not agree it meets the threshold for such a designation, which would limit the ability for surrounding communities to access water needed […]

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Police are searching for a Hilo girl reported missing

September 23, 2014

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Hilo girl, who was reported missing. Teani Evangelista was last seen in Hilo on July 6. She is described as Hawaiian, 5-foot-4, 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

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Visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park walk along the closed section of Chain of Craters Road leading to the lava flow which cut-off access to Kaimu. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Governor signs supplemental emergency proclamation to rebuild Chain of Craters Road

September 22, 2014

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed a supplemental emergency proclamation to include the repair, restorations, rebuilding, or reestablishment of Chain of Craters Road, for use as an alternate emergency route should the June 27th lava flow cross Highway 130 near Pahoa and isolate communities in lower Puna from the rest of Hawaii County.

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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 convoys between Hilo and PTA begin Tuesday (Sept 23)

September 22, 2014

Oahu-based service members are scheduled to convoy between Keaukaha Military Reservation (Hilo) and Pōhakuloa Training Area, beginning Tuesday. Convoys will travel from KMR to PTA Sept. 23, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and will return from PTA to KMR Sept. 25, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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During the week of September 15, 2014, through September 21, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 11 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.

So far this year, there have been 842 DUI arrests compared with 935 during the same period last year, a decrease of 9.9 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of September 15-21, 2014

September 22, 2014

During the week of September 15, 2014, through September 21, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 11 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 842 DUI arrests compared with 935 during the same period last year, a decrease […]

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Ka‘u man arrested for break-in and promotion of marijuana

September 22, 2014

The discovery of an intruder in a neighbor’s house has led to his arrest for the break-in and for commercial promotion of marijuana. Kaʻū Patrol officers responded to a 2:51 p.m. report Saturday (September 20) at a home on Lehua Lane near Coral Parkway. A 42-year-old woman reported that when she arrived home she found […]

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A 53-year-old Puna man died Sunday (September 23) in waters off Punaluʻu Black Sand Beach.

Kaʻū Patrol officers responded to a 12:08 p.m. call Sunday reporting a possible drowning. When they arrived, they learned that 53-year-old Reginald Awaa of Mountain View had been diving with family when he became distressed. He was pulled from the water and Fire Department took him to Kaʻū hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:35 p.m.

Puna man dies while swimming at Punaluu Beach Park

September 22, 2014

A 53-year-old Puna man died Sunday (September 23) in waters off Punaluʻu Black Sand Beach. Kaʻū Patrol officers responded to a 12:08 p.m. call Sunday reporting a possible drowning. When they arrived, they learned that 53-year-old Reginald Awaa of Mountain View had been diving with family when he became distressed. He was pulled from the […]

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.24/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 1.6 cents per gallon the past week

September 22, 2014

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.24/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Kona men in stolen boat arrested and charged by police

September 22, 2014

Two Kona men were charged with several offenses after being found in a stolen boat. On Thursday afternoon (September 18), a 42-year-old Kailua-Kona man reported that his outboard motor had been stolen from his boat while it was tied to the Kailua pier. Later that day, Kona Patrol officers responded to the Keauhou pier, where […]

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Umauma Bridge construction. August 24, 2014. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Big Island lane closures for the week of September 20-26, 2014

September 21, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11) — 1) VICINITY OF KEAAU TO MOUNTAIN VIEW Alternating single lane closures on Volcano Road (Route 11) in both directions between Milepost Markers 8.6 and 13.4, in the vicinity of […]

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Schatz, Hirono announce $5M for economic development

September 20, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) announced more than $5 million in federal investments from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to help spur growth in Hawaii’s agriculture, clean technology, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. “Investments in Hawaii’s diverse industries are key to growing our local economy,” Schatz said. “These federal funds […]

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Kukulu Ola Hawaiian Filmmakers Series at Kahilu Theatre

September 20, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE This fall, Kahilu Theatre is rolling out the big screen for a film series aimed at connecting people, Hawaiian culture, and each other through cultural learning, film, and talk-story. The Kukulu Ola Hawaiian Filmmakers Series includes seven films, plus talk-story with the filmmaker(s) after the screening, and six afternoon cultural workshops. The series […]

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