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LavaTalk: September 23, 2014 update on Kilauea Chain of Craters Road to be rebuilt as emergency route for Lower Puna LavaTalk: September 22, 2014 update on Kilauea LavaTalk: September 21, 2014 update on Kilauea Lava flow sparks brush fire above Apaa Road LavaTalk: September 20, 2014 update on Kilauea Ohana Shoreline Fishing Tournament Results Volcano Watch: HVO and Hawai‘i County Civil Defense jointly track the June 27th lava flow Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 18, 2014 Author completes trek of St. Olav’s Trail
 
Looking upslope from the lava flow front where the flow had exited a ground crack and widened in the forest. Photo taken September 20, 2014. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7, Air Transportation by Paradise Helicopters

LavaTalk: September 23, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s assessment shows the surface lava flow has remained slow and has not advanced since yesterday. The flow front is about 100 yards wide.

Cars lined-up on the mauka side of Chain of Craters Road in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park near the turn-around. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Chain of Craters Road to be rebuilt as emergency route for Lower Puna

The National Park Service announced today that it will work with the State and County of Hawai‘i to construct an emergency route along the former Chain of Craters Road to assist residents of lower Puna, whose access to the rest of the island would be cut off if lava covers Highway 130.

The glow from the Kilauea June 27th Lava Flow could be seen from Cemetary Road in Pahoa Sunday night (Sept 22). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

LavaTalk: September 22, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s assessment shows the surface lava flow has slowed considerably and has not advanced since yesterday. The flow front is about 100 yards wide.

The front of the Kilauea June 27 lava flow Saturday afternoon (Sept 20). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7, Air trasportation by Paradise Helicopters

LavaTalk: September 21, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s assessment shows the surface lava flow has slowed considerably and advanced about 75 yards since yesterday. There is a brushfire sparked from the lava flow.

A brushfire sparked by the the Kilauea June 27th Lava Flow is burning vegetation ahead of the flow front Saturday (Sept 20). Winds are pushing the smoke North over a large area. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7, Air Transportation by Paradise Helicopters

Lava flow sparks brush fire above Apaa Road

A brushfire sparked by the June 27th Lava Flow is burning vegetation ahead of the flow front. Smoke is being pushed over a large area North of the lava flow.

A skylight into the lava tube near Pu‘u ‘O‘o Crater feeding the June 27 lava flow near Pahoa. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7, Air trasportation by Paradise Helicopters

LavaTalk: September 20, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s assessment shows the surface lava flow continues in a Northeast direction. The flow has advanced about 100 yards since yesterday. The leading edge of the flow is about 150 yards wide.

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Ohana Shoreline Fishing Tournament Results

More than 300 keiki, adults and kupuna anglers competed in the Department of Parks and Recreation’s 18th Annual ‘Ohana Shoreline Fishing Tournament held August 15-17.

Another view of the flow front in the northwest portion of Kaohe Homesteads. The leading portion of the flow front narrowed over the past two days and was roughly 150 m (500 ft) wide. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: HVO and Hawai‘i County Civil Defense jointly track the June 27th lava flow

The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) and Hawai‘i County Civil Defense (HCCD) are working closely together to gather and share information about the June 27th lava flow through daily helicopter overflights.

A closer look at the lava lake at Kīlauea's summit. The lake was roughly 53 m (170 ft) below the floor of Halemaʻumaʻu Crater the morning of September 17, 2014. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 18, 2014

The summit lava lake within Halemaʻumaʻu Crater produced nighttime glow that was visible via HVO’s webcam over the past week.

Wilson also received St. Olav Cross, only the sixth time this medal has ever been awarded

Author completes trek of St. Olav’s Trail

Wilson also received St. Olav Cross, only the sixth time this medal has ever been awarded

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Judge grants TRO against county

September 19, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Advocates declare a victory for freedom of speech as U.S. District Court Judge Susan Oki Mollway entered a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) against Hawaii County. The TRO prohibits Hawaii County from interfering with Plaintiff Justin Guy’s right to hold a sign (saying “Homeless Please Help”) by the side of the road. Guy was […]

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Cobeen: State I.D. – It’s worse than you thought

September 19, 2014

(Reader Opinions Disclaimer: This column allows members of the community to share their opinions and views, which do not necessarily reflect those of Hawaii 24/7, its staff, sponsors or anyone other than the writer. Hawaii 24/7 reserves the right to refuse any column deemed to be misinformation, of an unethical nature, a personal attack, or […]

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Committee hearing on public health system budget (Sept. 22)

September 19, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE WHO: House Committee on Health WHEN: 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 WHERE: Kona Community Hospital Special Services Building, Conference Room 2 79-1019 Haukapila Street Kealakekua, Hawaii 96750 WHAT: This meeting is part of a series of planned informational briefings and community-based public hearings by the Committee on Health related to the Hawaii […]

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HTFG taps five supporters of fruit industry

September 19, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers (HTFG) names the recipients of its appreciation awards, given annually to supporters of the state’s local fruit industry. The five award winners are being lauded at the HTFG annual conference, Sept. 12-14 at the Kahilu Golf Course in Wailuku, Maui. Award recipients are James Simpliciano of Maui, Dr. […]

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Talk story with local food producers at agriculture extravaganza

Mealani’s Taste of the Hawaiian Range (Sept. 26)

September 19, 2014

Talk story with local food producers at agriculture extravaganza

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Puna man receives enhanced felony charge in burglary due to emergency declaration

September 19, 2014

A Puna man has been charged with burglary under a state law that provides for enhanced sentencing for certain crimes committed during a state of emergency. On September 8, a 35-year-old Puna man reported that he returned to his home on 34th Avenue in the Orchidland Estates subdivision and saw a man entering his house […]

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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 Friday, September 19, 2014

September 19, 2014

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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Webcam image taken at 8:41 a.m. Friday (Sep 19) of Kilauea's June 27th Flow and the Lower East Rift Zone. The camera is positioned near Kapoho looking Northwest. From left to right on the horizon, one can see Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent near the left edge of the image, the gas plume from Halemaʻumaʻu crater (when clear enough), with Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea farther to the right. The advancing front of the June 27th lava flow is burning vegetation and sending smoke aloft in the left center of the image. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: September 19, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

September 19, 2014

This morning’s assessment shows the surface lava flow continues in a Northeast direction. The flow has advanced about 180 yards since yesterday. The flow has exited the Northwest corner of the Kaohe Homesteads boundry. The front of the flow is about 100 yards wide.

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Governor releases $1.52M in grants to nonprofits

September 18, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced the release of more than $1.52 million for various capital improvement and operating grants to Hawaii-based nonprofit organizations whose missions benefit island communities. “Nonprofits play an integral role in addressing the needs of our communities,” Abercrombie said. “These funds will provide important services and facilities to those in […]

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Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a reported residential robbery Wednesday night (September 17) in Puna.

At about 8 p.m. Wednesday, police received a call of a robbery at a home in the Fern Forest subdivision in Mountain View. Two female occupants, ages 64 and 50, reported hearing loud noises and the sound of a man yelling, “police” outside their house.

Police are investigating a Fern Forest subdivision robbery

September 18, 2014

Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a reported residential robbery Wednesday night (September 17) in Puna. At about 8 p.m. Wednesday, police received a call of a robbery at a home in the Fern Forest subdivision in Mountain View. Two female occupants, ages 64 and 50, reported hearing loud noises and the sound of a man […]

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Honokaa Elementary, Intermediate and High Schools are being evacuated and are closed for the day as a precaution due to a chemical odor. 

Students who ride the bus are being bused home. For students who don't ride the bus, parents may pick up High School and Intermediate students on Mamane Street and Elementary School students on Pakalana Street.

Honokaa school students evacuated due to Hazmat situation

September 18, 2014

Honokaa Elementary, Intermediate and High Schools are being evacuated and are closed for the day as a precaution due to a chemical odor. Students who ride the bus are being bused home. For students who don’t ride the bus, parents may pick up High School and Intermediate students on Mamane Street and Elementary School students […]

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PTA to open several areas for bow hunting this weekend (Sept 20-21)

September 18, 2014

Army officials are opening several training areas for bow hunting, here, Sept. 20-21, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Training areas 1-4 and the Keamuku Training Area will be open for bow hunting of mammals only. Hunters are allowed one pig, one goat and one sheep, per day, in keeping with state bag limits. Shooting […]

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