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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 The total lunar eclipse from Mountain View, Hawaii Hawaii, Mexico students explore volcano in virtual field trip Wish you were here? The week in Hilo, Hawaii (April 6-13, 2014)
 
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).

The total lunar eclipse from Mountain View, Hawaii

Strong trade winds pushed cloud cover aside so that many residents on the Big Island had a chance to view the total lunar eclipse Monday (April 14).

Hawaii, Mexico students explore volcano in virtual field trip

Public able to join in trip, partly recorded from students’-eye view via ‘Grab & Go Glassroom’

Wish you were here? The week in Hilo, Hawaii (April 6-13, 2014)

A time-lapse movie overlooking Hilo towards Mauna Kea in Hawaii. April 6-13, 2014. Images courtesy of UH-Hilo.

Partial lane closures on Mamalahoa Hwy April 21 to July 31, 2014

April 20, 2014

Hawai‘i Electric Light Company announces a partial lane closure along sections of Highway 190 from the Waikoloa Junction (11 mile marker) to Pu‘uanahulu (19 mile marker) starting April 21 and continuing through July 31, 2014. One lane will be closed to traffic from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

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Wind and Small Craft Advisories for the Big Island, gusts over 50 mph forecast

April 19, 2014

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Wind Advisory effective 10 a.m. Sunday through 6 p.m. Monday (April 21) for areas on the Big Island. Winds are forecast to be from the Northeast at 20-35 mph with gusts over 50 mph. A Small Craft Advisory is also in effect until 6 p.m. Monday (April 21) for all Hawaiian waters.

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Police locate man who allegedly kidnapped a woman Saturday (April 19)

April 19, 2014

Police report Keahi Sale has been located and arrested in South Kohala. The woman who he allegedly kidnapped, Chelsea Waltjen, has also been located in South Kohala.

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Results of Tiger’s Keokea HIPA Championship Race Saturday (April 19)

April 19, 2014

The 12 mile long course started at Keokea Park in North Kohala and finished at Kapaa Beach Park, 3.5 miles south of Upolu Point. The 7 mile short course started at Kapaa Beach Park, ran north to Upolu Point and turned to finish back at Kapaa. Challenging conditions brought many off-island paddlers to North Kohala to compete on this championship course, where several paddlers (and Standup Paddlers) decided to finish their race at the Old Coast Guard Station.

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Lane closure for transmission line upgrades (April 21-July 31)

April 19, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Electric Light Company announces a partial lane closure along sections of Mamalahoa Highway (Highway 190) from the Waikoloa Junction (11 mile marker) to Puuanahulu (19 mile marker) starting April 21 and continuing through July 31, 2014. One lane will be closed to traffic 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Motorists are advised […]

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NELHA Lecture Series: Food, Tourism, Energy Nexus (April 21)

April 19, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Friends of NELHA (FON) will host the fifth in a series of free lectures regarding energy at the NELHA Gateway Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 21. This session will feature a panel speaking on the topic “Energy and the Economy – the Food / Tourism / Energy Nexus.” Admission is free. […]

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Very strong 7.5M earthquake in Papua New Guinea, no Pacific wide tsunami threat

April 19, 2014

Sea level readings indicate a tsunami was generated. It may have been destructive along coasts near the earthquake epicenter. No tsunami threat exists for other coastal areas in the Pacific although some other areas may experience small sea level changes.

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Big Island lane closures for the week of April 19-25, 2014

April 19, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — HAWAII BELT ROAD— 1) VICINITY OF LAUPAHOEHOE GULCH Alternating single lane closures on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) in both directions between Milepost Markers 26.0 and 27.0 in the vicinity of Laupahoehoe Gulch, on Monday, April […]

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The Honokaa Jazz Band performs at the 2010 Peace Day Parade & Festival in Honokaa

Honokaa High School Jazz Band to tour Oahu

April 19, 2014

State Representative Mark Nakashima (Hamakua, North Hilo, South Hilo) announced that the Honoka’a Jazz Band from Honoka’a High School will be on its annual concert tour of Oahu from April 24-27. This year, the award winning band devotes its talents to the service of others. Hunger, homelessness, domestic violence and senior comfort remain a part of our community.

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Fire destroys home in Hawaiian Acres Friday (April 18)

April 18, 2014

Firefighters answered a 5:23 p.m. alarm for a structure fire at 16-2000 Hopue Road in Hawaiian Acres Friday (April 18). The East Keaau volunteer firefighters were first on the scent to fight the blaze which had engulfed the 16x10 foot cabin style home and nearby brush surrounding it. Firefighters had the fire under control 15 minutes after arriving on scene with the fire declared out at 5:50 p.m.

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Owners participating in car-sharing programs may be responsible for damages caused by others

April 18, 2014

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Insurance Division and Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) advise Hawaii residents to be informed and exercise caution before participating in a car-sharing program. If individuals live in Hawaii and are seeking to rent a vehicle through an online car-sharing program, they are advised to be aware that they may be responsible for damages and injuries stemming from accidents during the rental period.

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Fundraiser set for May 26 to benefit keiki summer camp

April 18, 2014

We were so excited to have our very first "real big" charity event and were able to raise lots of money for our camp on O'ahu!! YEA!! Thank you for all those who helped with this awesome poker tournament. (Yes, this is all legal, we are not gambling; this is merely all part of our charity event.) And our first one on Big Island is scheduled for May 26th.

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