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The flow front of the June 26 breakout (pictured above) has stalled. On the coastal plain today, the closest active breakouts found by HVO geologists were 2.1 km (1.3 miles) upslope from the emergency route. There were a few areas of active pāhoehoe breakouts which varied from sluggish ropey textures to thin and fluid flows. Photo taken Tuesday, August 15, 2017 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 17, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level varied 28–44 m (92-144 ft) below the vent rim, with fluctuations in concert with summit inflation and deflation.

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Volcano Watch: The ongoing Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō eruption is full of anniversaries

The longest-lived and most voluminous rift-zone eruption of Kīlauea Volcano in more than 500 years—the ongoing Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō eruption—began in January 1983, and is fast approaching its 35th anniversary.

Side-by-side images from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s Thermal Web Camera (HTcam) located on the rim of Halemaʻumaʻu before (left) and after (right) lava veneer from the vent wall fell into the lake on July 28, 2017. The collapse scar is circled at right. You can follow the changing lava lake activity, as seen through the eyes of a thermal camera, on HVO’s website at https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vsc/captures/kilauea/htcam.jpg. USGS images.

Volcano Watch: Thermal Cameras Keep a Cool Eye on Hot Lava

Thermal cameras have been used by volcanologists around the world for many years to study volcanic processes and search for signs of impending eruptions.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 10, 2017

On the East Rift Zone, the 61g flow remained active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna and surface breakouts downslope of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

Pu’u Mali Restoration Area

Carbon offset credits to reforest up to 4,700 acres on Hawaii Island

A first-of-its-kind initiative in Hawai‘i to use carbon offset credits for reforestation and recovery of Hawai‘i Island pasture land is moving forward with the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP).

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 3, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level fluctuated in concert with summit inflation and deflation, ranging 31–48 m (102–157 ft) below the vent rim.

The Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has issued an interim decision approving Hawai‘i Electric Light Company’s first base-rate increase in more than six years.

The approved interim rate will increase the typical Hawai‘i Island monthly residential bill for 500 kilowatt hours by $4.98. Over the last 12 months, the average monthly residential bill has been $162.58. The 3.4 percent increase – $9.9 million in annual revenue – will help pay for capital improvements including grid upgrades and extensive vegetation management work that is credited with reducing outages and their duration during storms.

HELCO rate increase approved, first base-rate increase in over six years

August 22, 2017

The Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has issued an interim decision approving Hawai‘i Electric Light Company’s first base-rate increase in more than six years. The approved interim rate will increase the typical Hawai‘i Island monthly residential bill for 500 kilowatt hours by $4.98. Over the last 12 months, the average monthly residential bill has been […]

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Coffee with a Cop event held in Hilo Tuesday (Aug 22)

August 22, 2017

On Tuesday (Aug 22), from 8-10 a.m., South Hilo Community Police Officers partnered with Zippy’s Restaurant in Hilo for Coffee with a Cop. The event allows members of the public to speak to officers in a relaxed setting, building partnerships between law enforcement and the community. Throughout the morning officers spoke to over 20 citizens […]

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During the week of August 14- August 20, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 727 DUI arrests compared with 666 during the same period last year, an increase of 9.2 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of August 14-20, 2017

August 22, 2017

During the week of August 14- August 20, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 727 DUI arrests compared with […]

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The Department of Public Works Traffic Division will be working on the traffic signals at the Kīlauea Ave. and Aupuni St. intersection, on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather conditions permitting.

Traffic signal work at Kilauea Avenue and Aupuni Street Tuesday (Aug 22)

August 21, 2017

The Department of Public Works Traffic Division will be working on the traffic signals at the Kīlauea Ave. and Aupuni St. intersection, on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather conditions permitting.

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Hilo native Mills named as Kamehameha Schools’ trustee

August 21, 2017

The state Probate Court has selected Elliot Mills as the newest member of the Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees. The vice president of operations for Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, and Disneyland Resort replaces former Trustee Janeen-Ann Olds and will begin his term on October 1, 2017.

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North Kona remains on emergency water restriction

August 21, 2017

This is an Emergency Water Restriction Notice for North Kona District customers for Monday, August 21 at 3 PM. Due to the recent failure of the Honokohau Deepwell, the North Kona emergency water restriction continues. North Kona Water Supply customers must restrict water use to health and safety needs only. This means use water for […]

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Police charge Honokaa man with various offenses

August 21, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 35-year-old Honoka’a man with a variety of felony and misdemeanor offenses in connection with a domestic violence incident that occurred in Hilo Thursday evening (August 17).

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A 71-year-old Kailua-Kona woman was involved in a two-vehicle traffic casualty on (August 17), on Highway 190 at the 33-mile marker in Kailua-Kona.

She has been positively identified as Bernadette Chock.

Responding to a 2:40 p.m. call, police determined that a 2009 Nissan Frontier operated by a 48-year-old Kailua-Kona man had been traveling north on Highway 190 when he crossed left of center and struck head on with a 2007 Honda CR-V being operated by Chock who was traveling south on Highway 190.

Police identify Kailua-Kona woman killed in crash Thursday (Aug 17)

August 21, 2017

A 71-year-old Kailua-Kona woman was involved in a two-vehicle traffic casualty on (August 17), on Highway 190 at the 33-mile marker in Kailua-Kona. She has been positively identified as Bernadette Chock. Responding to a 2:40 p.m. call, police determined that a 2009 Nissan Frontier operated by a 48-year-old Kailua-Kona man had been traveling north on […]

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Big Island Marlin Tournament August 24-26, 2017

August 21, 2017

After a 7th inning stretch that lasted 4 weeks, the Hawaii Marlin Tournament (HMT) Series returns to the field this Thursday-Saturday (Aug 24-26) with the 31st Big Island Marlin Tournament. 170 teams have competed so far in the first 6 legs of The Series.

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Police have located a Puna girl reported missing

August 21, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police have located 16-year-old Haven Herzig of Puna who was reported missing on (July 20). She was found unharmed on Saturday, (August 19), at 7 p.m.

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 2.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.33/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.32/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 2.6 cents per gallon the past week

August 21, 2017

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 2.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.33/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.32/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Results of Keoua’s Calvin Kelekolio long distance canoe race

August 20, 2017

The short course was eight miles from Honaunau into Napoopoo and back to Honaunau, and included the women, juniors, and mixed crews. The keiki junior division was a four mile race from Honaunau, past Moinui point, then back.

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