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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for January 19, 2017 Volcano Watch: Exploring USGS volcano observatories— Part 3: California Three rescued after sailboat sinks over two miles off Hapuna Beach Fire rips through Akebono Theater, Luquin ‘Imiloa presents: Cracking the Code of Existence-Universal Questions and Answers from Maunakea Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for January 12, 2017
 
Photo taken Sunday, January 15, 2017 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for January 19, 2017

This past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 98–172 feet below the vent rim. The 61g flow was still active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna.

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Volcano Watch: Exploring USGS volcano observatories— Part 3: California

Mount Shasta looms above Little Glass Mountain, a thick obsidian flow erupted from the Medicine Lake shield volcano about 1,000 years ago.

Three boaters were rescued by the Coast Guard after their 48-foot sailing vessel Bobo Link sank two and a half miles off of Hapuna Beach, Big Island, Jan. 18, 2017. The crew of the USCGC Kiska (WPB 1336), homeported in Hilo, safely recovered the men from their life raft and dinghy and transported them to Kawaihae Harbor. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Released)

Three rescued after sailboat sinks over two miles off Hapuna Beach

Three boaters were rescued by the Coast Guard after their 48-foot sailing vessel Bobo Link sank two and a half miles off of Hapuna Beach, Big Island, Wednesday (Jan 18).

Photo by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Fire rips through Akebono Theater, Luquin’s Restaurant in Pahoa Monday morning (Jan 16)

Fire/rescue responded to a 12:03 a.m. alarm Monday (Jan 16) to a structure fire in Pahoa at a complex of three buildings housing Luquin’s Mexican Restaurant, the Akebono Theater and a pawn shop in Pahoa.

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. Photo courtesy of CFHT

‘Imiloa presents: Cracking the Code of Existence-Universal Questions and Answers from Maunakea

Dr. Doug Simons, Executive Director of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, will delve into “precision cosmology,” studying the structure, evolution and origin of the entire Universe, and observations of objects near the edge of the visible Universe.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for January 12, 2017

This past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 16.5 and 33.5 m (54–110 ft) below the vent rim.

Hawaiʻi Island police are seeking witnesses to the start of a fire Monday (January 16) in Pāhoa.

The fire started just after midnight Monday at a vacant business at 15-2948 Pāhoa Government Road next to Luquin’s restaurant in Pāhoa town.

Police do not suspect foul play. They ask anyone who saw or heard the start of the fire to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Wendall Carter at 961-2383 or wendall.carter@hawaiicounty.gov.

Police seek witnesses to start of Pahoa Village fire

January 17, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are seeking witnesses to the start of a fire Monday (January 16) in Pāhoa. The fire started just after midnight Monday at a vacant business at 15-2948 Pāhoa Government Road next to Luquin’s restaurant in Pāhoa town. Police do not suspect foul play. They ask anyone who saw or heard the start […]

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Police are searching for a man and woman wanted in connection with a Hilo theft

January 17, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man and woman wanted for questioning for a theft committed Saturday evening (January 14) from a department store in Hilo. The pair fled in a white van. Their images were captured on a surveillance camera. Police ask anyone with information about their identities […]

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have not moved  in the past week, averaging $3.03/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.34/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii remain constant the past week

January 16, 2017

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have not moved in the past week, averaging $3.03/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.34/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Road work on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Saddle Road) in Upper Kaumana. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of January 14-20, 2017

January 14, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. No roadwork scheduled on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. — HAWAII BELT ROAD (ROUTE 19) — 1) HAKALAU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Alternating lane closures on Umauma Bridge in the vicinity […]

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 8 p.m. alarm Thursday (Jan 12) to 15-1358 Ka Ohuwalu Drive in Puna for a structure fire.

Crews arrived to find a 15-by-30 foot structure engulfed in flames. Firefighters had the fire under control by 8:30 p.m. and it was declared out at 8:40 p.m.

Fire destroys Puna home Thursday (Jan 12)

January 14, 2017

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 8 p.m. alarm Thursday (Jan 12) to 15-1358 Ka Ohuwalu Drive in Puna for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find a 15-by-30 foot structure engulfed in flames. Firefighters had the fire under control by 8:30 p.m. and it was declared out at 8:40 p.m.

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Due to impacts from the high surf, the following beaches are closed:

Mahukona Beach Park
La‘aloa Beach Park
Kahalu'u Beach Park and
Hapuna Beach Park
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory for west facing shores of Hawaii Island which is now in effect until 6 a.m. Sunday (Jan 15).

The large west-northwest swell is forecast generate surf in the 6-10 foot range along west facing shores in Kona and Kohala.

High Surf Advisory for west facing shores of Hawaii Island, some beaches closed

January 14, 2017

Due to impacts from the high surf, the following beaches are closed: Mahukona Beach Park La‘aloa Beach Park Kahalu’u Beach Park and Hapuna Beach Park The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory for west facing shores of Hawaii Island which is now in effect until 6 a.m. Sunday (Jan 15). […]

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Ane Keohokālole Highway Phase III should be top transportation project for Hawaii County in North Kona. This segment will connect Hina-Lani Street to Kaminani Drive, so we’ll be able to drive from Henry Street to Kona Palisades without having to use Mamalahoa or Queen Kaahumanu highways.

Stene: Ane Keohokālole Highway Phase III should be a top priority for Hawaii County

January 14, 2017

Ane Keohokālole Highway Phase III should be top transportation project for Hawaii County in North Kona. This segment will connect Hina-Lani Street to Kaminani Drive, so we’ll be able to drive from Henry Street to Kona Palisades without having to use Mamalahoa or Queen Kaahumanu highways.

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Due to ongoing repairs to its wells in North Kona, the Department of Water Supply is issuing a Notice of Water Restriction Notice. The Water Restriction Notice requires consumers to reduce water consumption by 25%.

North Kona on water restriction as repairs to wells continue

January 13, 2017

Due to ongoing repairs to its wells in North Kona, the Department of Water Supply is issuing a Notice of Water Restriction Notice. The Water Restriction Notice requires consumers to reduce water consumption by 25%.

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The large west-northwest swell is forecast generate surf 8-12 feet tonight through early Saturday morning along west facing shores in Kona and Kohala. The greatest impacts are expected during the high tide at about 5:30 a.m. Saturday (Jan 14) in Kailua-Kona.

High Surf Warning extended for west facing shores of Hawaii Island

January 13, 2017

The large west-northwest swell is forecast generate surf 8-12 feet tonight through early Saturday morning along west facing shores in Kona and Kohala. The greatest impacts are expected during the high tide at about 5:30 a.m. Saturday (Jan 14) in Kailua-Kona.

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A coroner’s inquest investigation has been initiated in connection with a possible drowning in Kona on Thursday (January 12).

At 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of an unresponsive man in waters off Kua Bay.

When officers arrived, beach goers were attempting cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Fire/rescue personnel took the man, identified as 57-year-old Brad O’Gara of Amboy, Washington, to Kona Community Hospital. He was pronounced dead at 12:17 p.m.

Washington man is dead after possible drowning in Kona Thursday (Jan 12)

January 13, 2017

A coroner’s inquest investigation has been initiated in connection with a possible drowning in Kona on Thursday (January 12). At 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of an unresponsive man in waters off Kua Bay. When officers arrived, beach goers were attempting cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Fire/rescue personnel took the man, identified as […]

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Eddie Seenarine

Police are still searching for a Volcano man reported missing in 2015

January 13, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a 51-year-old Volcano man who was reported missing in 2015. Eddie Seenarine was last seen in the Volcano area on September 30, 2015. He is described as 5-foot-9, 176 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. Police ask anyone with any information on his whereabouts […]

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Michael James Varize

Police arrest man wanted on warrants

January 13, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police have located a man who is being featured on “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” for outstanding warrants. Michael James Varize was arrested Friday morning (January 13) and charged with violating probation, theft and two counts of contempt of court. The probation violation is a no-bail warrant. Bail on the other offenses totaled $1,500.

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