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Halemaumau lava lake rises to highest levels since May 2015 Free weekend of Hawaiian music, culture and science at HVNP (Aug 26-27) Flash Flood Watch for Hawaii Island Tuesday (Aug 23) Kilauea 61g lava flow ocean entry widens Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 18, 2016 Volcano Watch: August 6 explosive event at Kīlauea Volcano’s summit just one among many
 
Zooming in on the lava lake, a closer camera view of the spattering lake surface late this afternoon. Photo taken Tuesday, August 23, 2016 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Halemaumau lava lake rises to highest levels since May 2015

The lava lake surface level has risen and is approximately 20 m (66 ft) below the crater rim. This is among the highest measured levels of the lake since May 2015.

Hālau Hula Ulumamo o Hilo Paliku perform at a previous Hawaiian Cultural Festival in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. NPS Photo/Jay Robinson

Free weekend of Hawaiian music, culture and science at HVNP (Aug 26-27)

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service with a Fee-Free Weekend of Hawaiian Music, Culture & Science. A Hawaiian Concert Series, Cultural Festival and BioBlitz are Friday & Saturday, August 26-27, 2016.

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Flash Flood Watch for Hawaii Island Tuesday (Aug 23)

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Watch until midnight Tuesday (Aug 23). Hilo breaks a rainfall record for August 22nd.

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Kilauea 61g lava flow ocean entry widens

The flow is entering the sea at several places near Kamokuna, building an increasingly large lava delta at the base of the sea cliff.

People who venture too close to Kīlauea's Kamokuna ocean entry—by land or by sea—are at risk from multiple hazards associated with lava flowing into the sea. The white plume formed by the interaction of lava and seawater is a corrosive mixture of super-heated steam, hydrochloric acid, and tiny particles of volcanic glass, all of which should be avoided. Lava deltas (new land formed at the ocean entry) can collapse without warning. Should the lava delta shown here collapse, fragments of molten lava and blocks of hot rock would be thrown both inland and seaward, potentially impacting people on the cliff above the ocean entry and in the boat in front of the delta. Photo taken Tusday, August 16, 2016 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 18, 2016

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. On the East Rift Zone, the “61g” flow continued to advance across the coastal plain and enter the ocean.

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Volcano Watch: August 6 explosive event at Kīlauea Volcano’s summit just one among many

The explosive event at Halemaʻumaʻu Crater’s lava lake on August 6, 2016, was the latest in a series that began in 2008.

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Results of Keoua’s 30th Calvin Kelekolio Long Distance Race Saturday (Aug 20)

August 20, 2016

The 30th annual Calvin Kelekolio Long Distance Canoe Races were sponsored by Keoua Canoe Club and held at Honaunau Saturday (Aug 20). All races started and finished at Honaunau. The Juniors raced on a three mile course, Women and Mixed crews on an eight mile course, with the Men paddlers racing for 10 miles.

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A convoy of vehicles from 209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade is driven over Saddle Road. Photo by Sgt. Bryanna Poulin 25th CAB Public Affairs

Military convoys to and from Pohakuloa beginning Sunday (Aug 21)

August 20, 2016

Military service members are scheduled to convoy to and from Pohakuloa Training Area, beginning Sunday. Convoys will travel between PTA and Kawaihae Harbor, Aug. 21-27. Roadways affected include the Daniel K. Inouye Highway, Mamalahoa Highway, Waikoloa Road, Queen Kaahumanu Highway and the Akoni Pule Corridor.

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Work continues on the County of Hawai‘i’s highway intersection improvement project this weekend. One lane of Māmalahoa Highway will be closed to traffic from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21 to allow Hawaiian Telcom to relocate overhead cables to newly placed utility poles near the intersection of Māmalahoa Highway and Nāpo‘opo‘o Road in Kona.

Intersection work at Mamalahoa Hwy, Napoopoo Rd this weekend (Aug 20-21)

August 19, 2016

Work continues on the County of Hawai‘i’s highway intersection improvement project this weekend. One lane of Māmalahoa Highway will be closed to traffic from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21 to allow Hawaiian Telcom to relocate overhead cables to newly placed utility poles near the intersection of Māmalahoa […]

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Agreement sets Kona Village Resort to be rebuilt, operational by 2019

August 18, 2016

Kamehameha Schools and Kennedy Wilson announced today they have reached final agreement on a ground lease of the Kona Village Resort property on Hawai‘i island.

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The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

Police warrants list for Thursday, August 18, 2016

August 18, 2016

The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

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Hawaiʻi Island police will increase enforcement of drunk driving as part of a national campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” which starts Friday (August 19) and runs through the Labor Day (September 5). During the campaign, police will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols island wide using federal grant funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Police to join national DUI checkpoint campaign starting Friday (Aug 19)

August 18, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police will increase enforcement of drunk driving as part of a national campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” which starts Friday (August 19) and runs through the Labor Day (September 5). During the campaign, police will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols island wide using federal grant funding from the National […]

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The County of Hawai‘i Department of Parks and Recreation announces the temporary closure of Kukuihaele Park effective immediately and continuing through completion of construction activities, currently anticipated to be in April of 2017.

Kukuihaele Park closed for improvements until April 2017

August 17, 2016

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Parks and Recreation announces the temporary closure of Kukuihaele Park effective immediately and continuing through completion of construction activities, currently anticipated to be in April of 2017.

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Hawaiʻi Island police have not yet identified the body of a man found floating Tuesday (August 16) off the Hāmākua Coast.

He is describe as Caucasian, 6-foot-3, 150 pounds with blue eyes, red medium-length hair and a red goatee. He is estimated to be in his late 20s to mid-30s.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday (August 23) to determine the cause of death.

Police seek identity of dead man found floating in ocean off Honolii Beach

August 17, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police have not yet identified the body of a man found floating Tuesday (August 16) off the Hāmākua Coast. He is describe as Caucasian, 6-foot-3, 150 pounds with blue eyes, red medium-length hair and a red goatee. He is estimated to be in his late 20s to mid-30s. An autopsy is scheduled for […]

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:08 p.m. alarm Tuesday (Aug 8) to the Honolii Beach area for a body reported floating offshore.

Crews in Rescue Boat 2 met with a boater of a 13' Boston Whaler who reported the body about 0.7 miles offshore of Honolii Beach. The body was found floating about 15 feet away from the Boston Whaler in the open ocean. Firefighters loaded the body onboard the rescue boat and transported it to the Wailoa Boat Ramp in Hilo where it was turned over to police.

Body found floating in ocean off Honolii Beach Park Tuesday (Aug 16)

August 16, 2016

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:08 p.m. alarm Tuesday (Aug 8) to the Honolii Beach area for a body reported floating offshore. Crews in Rescue Boat 2 met with a boater of a 13′ Boston Whaler who reported the body about 0.7 miles offshore of Honolii Beach. The body was found floating about 15 feet […]

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On Friday evening, breakouts from the east side of lava flow "61g" provided good viewing for visitors who walked in from the Kalapana viewing area. Photo taken Friday, August 12, 2016 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Kilauea 61g lava flow continues spilling into the ocean

August 16, 2016

The 61G lava flow, extending southeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō on Kīlauea’s south flank, continued to be active and to enter the sea at multiple places near Kamokuna.

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Police are searching for a Hilo woman wanted on warrants

August 15, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 22-year-old woman who is wanted on three bench warrants for contempt of court. Lacey Ignacio of Hilo is also wanted for questioning in connection with financial crimes. She is described as 5-foot-4, 160 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

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During the week of August 8, 2016, through August 14, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 20 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.

So far this year, there have been 657 DUI arrests compared with 637 during the same period last year, an increase of 3.1 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of August 8-14, 2016

August 15, 2016

During the week of August 8, 2016, through August 14, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 20 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 657 DUI arrests compared with 637 during the same period last year, an increase […]

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