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Mission Apolo: Ohno takes on Ironman World Championship 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
 

Mission Apolo: Ohno takes on Ironman World Championship

Olympic speedskater working with Newby Frazier, Alexander, Carfrae and McKenzie

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).

New County Council office open in Puna

April 23, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Councilman Greggor Ilagan, of District 4, has reopened his office in Puna after months of renovations and building improvements to the old Pahoa Police Substation. “The public needs easy access to their government, and this new office will help achieve that goal,” Ilagan said. The new office is located at 15-2879 Pahoa Village […]

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Governor signs bill increasing protection from mortgage rescue fraud

April 23, 2014

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed House Bill 2275 (Act 26), a measure that increases the protection of distressed homeowners against predatory mortgage rescue fraud.

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Strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake off Canadian coast, no tsunami threat

April 23, 2014

A widespread destructive tsunami threat does not exist based on historical earthquake and tsunami data. Earthquakes of this size do not usually produce destructive tsunamis. However, small sea level changes may be observed in the vicinity of the epicenter.

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Merrie Monarch 2014 festival event schedule

April 23, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The week-long Merrie Monarch Festival runs April 20-26. Free Mid-day Entertainment Daily (Monday through Friday) entertainment at the Hawaii Naniloa Volcanoes Resort (12 p.m.), and the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (1 p.m.). Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 23 through Friday, April 25, and 9 a.m. to […]

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Keahi Sale

Hilo man charged with kidnapping and other offenses

April 23, 2014

A 25-year-old Hilo man has been charged with kidnapping and other offenses in connection with a series of events this past weekend that began in Hilo and ended at a West Hawaiʻi beach thanks to the help of concerned citizens. On Saturday morning (April 19), police received a report that Keahi Sale had kidnapped an adult female in Hilo. Police began an intensive search for Sale, who was also wanted on three unrelated warrants and had been featured on “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted.”

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Board of Education community meeting in Kona (April 24)

April 23, 2014

BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMUNITY MEETING Thursday, April 24, 2014 6 – 7:30 p.m. Hawaii District Kealakehe High School Cafeteria You are invited to join the Board of Education and the Honokaa-Kealakehe-Kohala-Konawaena Complex Area Superintendent to get to know each other, share views on public education and discuss the community’s role in supporting student achievement and […]

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Brushfire consumes 12 acres at Punaluu Beach Tuesday (April 22)

April 23, 2014

Fire crews responded to a 5:52 p.m. alarm Tuesday (April 22) for a brushfire in the Punaluu area of Ka‘u. Firefighters arrived to find a brushfire on the Southern end of Punaluu Beach. Winds blowing from the East Northeast at 25-35 mph spread the fire South through brush and trees. The fire had already burned 1/4 acre with a 50-75 foot front line to the fire.

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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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