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Lyman Museum to hold Ni‘ihau ‘Alilea shell workshops Military to convoy from PTA to Kawaihae (July 22-Aug 3) Marines come ashore at Kawaihae Harbor Thursday (July 17) Flash Flood Watch for all Hawaiian Islands Saturday through Monday (July 19-21) Volcano Watch: Description of Kīlauea eruptions started at a very opportune time Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 17, 2014 Marines test robot pack animal during RIMPAC 2014 exercises The week in Hilo, Hawaii. July 6-13, 2014 Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 10, 2014 Volcano Watch: O-CO2, can you see by the dawn’s early light?
 
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Lyman Museum to hold Ni‘ihau ‘Alilea shell workshops

For the very first time ever, men (and women too!) will have the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind Ni‘ihau shell lei that traditionally is made and worn by men for very special occasions such as a wedding, or a hula hālau performance.

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Military to convoy from PTA to Kawaihae (July 22-Aug 3)

Oahu-based Marines will convoy from Pohakuloa Training Area to Kawaihae Harbor, July 22-Aug. 3, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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Marines come ashore at Kawaihae Harbor Thursday (July 17)

U.S. Marines from the USS Rushmore came ashore at Kawaihae Harbor to convoy to Pohakuloa Training Area to participate in the RIMPAC 2014 exercises.

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Flash Flood Watch for all Hawaiian Islands Saturday through Monday (July 19-21)

The heavy showers and thunderstorms associated with the system which is now Tropical Depression Wali is expected to reach the Big Island and Maui Saturday night.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Lava tree mold with pieces of partly charred wood, which are remnants of the top of tree, on the 1823 lava flow of Kilauea Volcano. Photo by H.T. Stearns, July 11, 1924.

Volcano Watch: Description of Kīlauea eruptions started at a very opportune time

William Ellis led a team of missionaries on a tour of the Island of Hawaiʻi starting on July 18, 1823, from the village of Kailua. They were the first to publish a description of Kīlauea Crater.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 17, 2014

On Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone, the lava pond constructed over the June 27 breakout point has been abandoned, and, instead, tube-fed lava flows have begun to advance toward the northeast.

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Marines test robot pack animal during RIMPAC 2014 exercises

The Boston Dynamics LS3 robot, a newer version of their ‘Big Dog’ robot, is undergoing field tests on Oahu during the RIMPAC 2014 exercises.

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The week in Hilo, Hawaii. July 6-13, 2014

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

A look at the lava shield formed from lava erupting from the June 27 vent with a thermal image camera June 30, 2014. The shield consists of a broad, and relatively flat, top with multiple narrow streams of lava flowing down the sides. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 10, 2014

On Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone, the June 27 breakout continues to build a low shield, topped by a lava pond on the northeast flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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Volcano Watch: O-CO2, can you see by the dawn’s early light?

On July 4th NASA’s launched it’s first spacecraft dedicated to the study of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth’s atmosphere.

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HPA receives $1.5 M energy conservation grant

July 20, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) announced the receipt of a $1.5 million grant to continue the school’s growing academic reputation in the field of sustainability and energy conservation studies. The grant is the result of the generosity of alumnus James C. Kennedy, chairman of Cox Enterprises, Inc., an Atlanta-based communications firm. Kennedy, a 1966 […]

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Hawaii County awarded $375,000 to control little fire ants

July 19, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation has partnered with County Councilman Dennis “Fresh” Onishi to obtain $375,000 to control little fire ant infestations island-wide. The State Department of Agriculture is providing $200,000, and the Hawaii Invasive Species Council has awarded a grant of $175,000 that will allow the Department of Parks […]

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Kona Hospital Auxiliary awards $15,000 in nursing scholarships

July 19, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The Kona Community Hospital Auxiliary recently awarded $15,000 in nursing scholarships to six local students seeking to pursue nursing careers. The Kona Community Hospital Auxiliary nursing scholarship program annually awards up to $2500 per recipient to nursing students. This year the program funded scholarships for three new nursing students and three returning recipients. […]

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Parker School announces student awards

July 19, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Parker School is proud to announce the recipients of awards for excellence in academics, arts, electives and athletics for the 2013-2014 school year: Senior Awards: Parker School Trustees’ Award: Darneé Brighter Headmaster’s Award: Nohili Thompson Richard Smart Award for Academic Excellence: Lysha Matsunobu Personal Achievement Award: Keala Prietto Culff Leadership Award: Grant Nair […]

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Wildfire Preparedness Workshops to go island-wide

July 19, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii is no stranger to its residents experiencing close calls with wildfires. In recent years, large fires have occurred in North and South Kohala, North and South Kona, and Ka’u. Of note, the Waikoloa Fires of 2005 and 2007 would have engulfed the town of Waikoloa Village had first responders not been able […]

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Hawaii Island National Parks Celebrate Hawaiian Flag Day (July 31)

July 19, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Four national parks on Hawaii Island will simultaneously celebrate the first national holiday in Hawaii, La hoihoi ea, or Hawaiian Flag Day, on Thursday, July 31. The event is free, but entrance fees apply at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park & Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park. Hawaii celebrated its first national holiday on […]

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County to present Hilo municipal golf course plans

July 19, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation’s plans for improving the Hilo Municipal Golf Course will be the subject of a public presentation set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, in the Hawaii County Council Chambers located at 25 Aupuni Street in Hilo. The purpose of this meeting is to explain the […]

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Hawaii CC open house highlights new online certificate programs

July 19, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Free open house event at Hawaii Community College on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m., July 22 in Building 379, Room 1. Staff will be available to explain how you can join the “fast track” to earn college credits and certificates in: • Sustainable Construction • Sustainable Lot Design • Virtual Office Assistant […]

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Tranquility Base Day in Hawaii

July 19, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE This Sunday (July 20) will mark the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing in 1969, when Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans in history to walk on another world. This seminal event helped launch humankind’s first steps beyond Earth, and the State of Hawaii played an instrumental […]

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U.S.-Thai Consortium vote to include UH Hilo’s College of Pharmacy

July 19, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP) at the University of Hawaii at Hilo is the newest member of a multinational group working to advance pharmacy education, research, practice, and improve the health and welfare of the people in Thailand. The U.S.-Thai Consortium for the Development of Pharmacy Education in Thailand, founded […]

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

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

July 19, 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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Two long-time HVNP volunteers retire

July 19, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Gail Minami-Judd retired from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on May 31, 2014, following 31 years of dedication to the National Park Service (NPS). She served as the Supervisory Park Ranger and Kilauea District Ranger for the Protection Division since 1990. Gail began her career at the USS Arizona Memorial on Oahu in 1983, […]

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