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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 The total lunar eclipse from Mountain View, Hawaii
 

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).

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).

Autopsy reveals Holualoa man drowned Wednesday (April 16) at Kua Bay

April 22, 2014

A 54-year-old man died Wednesday (April 16) in waters off Kua Bay in Kona. He has been identified as Robert Gregory Osborne of Hōlualoa. At 1:25 p.m. on April 16, Kona Patrol officers responded to a report that an unresponsive man had been pulled from the water at Kua Bay. Officers obtained information that the he had been observed floating and was pulled to shore by bystanders, who attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Fire Department personnel arrived and took him to Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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UH Hilo student awarded space internship

April 22, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE A University of Hawaii at Hilo student has been selected for NASA’s prestigious Sally Ride Internship. Melissa Adams, a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Geology, was among a select group chosen for the program, which awards only 10 internships during the spring and fall semesters of each school year. The Sally […]

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First Nations’ Futures Program accepting applications

April 22, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Applications are now being accepted for the First Nations’ Futures Program (FNFP) 2014-2015 Hawaii cohort. FNFP was initiated in 2006 by Kamehameha Schools, working in partnership with another First Nations Institution in Te Runanga o Ngaī Tahu (Aotearoa – New Zealand) to establish a world-class fellowship program focused on building indigenous capacity through […]

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Big Island Air’s new ‘illustrated airplane’

April 22, 2014

Special to Hawaii 24/7 There is a new bird in the skies. Big Island Air owner and pilot Steve Lupkey, with the company’s new, custom-painted turbo jet prop Cessna 208 Caravan. Said to be the state-of-the-art in tour aircraft, the Caravan is illustrated with colorful images of the volcano, ocean, waterfalls, whale, hula dancer and […]

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36th annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk (May 10)

April 22, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE May is the time of year to put on your walking “slippahs” for another fun day with family, friends and coworkers at the 36th Annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk, sponsored by the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association (HLTA). Take part in a unique experience where you can eat your way through ono grinds […]

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Kometani appointed Mauna Kea Resort public relations director

April 22, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Mauna Kea Resort has announced the appointment of Vicky Kometani to Public Relations Director. Kometani brings extensive experience in hospitality public relations, having represented several major lodging brands in Hawaii, namely Sheraton and Hilton hotels. Most recently, she served as Account Executive at Current Events, a strategic communications agency based in Kona. In […]

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UHPA honors Stemmermann through endowed fellowship

April 22, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly of Honolulu is honoring UH alumna, innovative researcher and UH educator Dr. Lani Stemmermann through a $204,000 pledge to create the Dr. Lani Stemmermann Endowed Fellowship. This endowment will support graduate students pursuing their Ph.D. degree in Botany, in the Department of Botany University of Hawaii at […]

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Lawmakers provide green infrastructure financing options

April 22, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE House and Senate lawmakers have agreed to kick start a statewide green infrastructure financing program designed to make clean energy improvements, such as photovoltaic panels, affordable and accessible to underserved community members, including low- and moderate-income homeowners, renters and nonprofits. GEMS, or Green Energy Market Securitization was established through Act 211 on June […]

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6th Ka‘u Coffee Festival (May 2-11)

April 22, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The Ka‘u Coffee Festival offers new fun activities to its lineup of May 2-11. Now in its sixth year, the festival showcases its award-winning coffees and everything that makes the sprawling Ka‘u District so special — the rural area covers 922 square miles and encompasses the entire southern end of the Big Island. […]

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Kona Kumamoto Kenjin Kai honors

April 22, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Kumamoto Kenjin Kai honored members Wally Ichishita, Thomas Matsumoto and Yukito Takamoto, who are or will turn 100 years old in 2014. The general membership meeting and luncheon was April 19 at Kona Hongwanji Hall. The purpose of the Kumamoto Kenjin Kai club is to bring members together for mutual aid and […]

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Hawaii delegation attends ABA Day 2014

April 21, 2014

Special to Hawaii 24/7 A delegation from Hawaii attended events in Washington, D.C. last earlier this month for American Bar Association Day 2014. ABA Day is the association’s annual grassroots action week and brings together lawyers from across the country to lobby members of Congress on issues important to the legal profession and the administration […]

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Governor releases $335M for airports

April 21, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced the release of more than $335 million for various capital improvement projects (CIP). These funds will improve the air travel experience for Hawaii’s residents and visitors that drive our economy, while invigorating our growing construction industry and creating local jobs in the process. “We have seen great strides […]

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