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Groundbreaking for Queen Kaahumanu Hwy widening project Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 3, 2015 Volcano Watch: From WATCH to WARNING and back: Kīlauea Volcano’s status changes during past year Tropical Storm Ignacio moving away from main Hawaiian Islands, high surf warning in effect Hurricane Jimena should not affect Hawaii other than high surf Mules and horse used to rescue hikers at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Public urged to prepare for hurricanes Ignacio and Jimena Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 27, 2015 Volcano Watch: What happens to lava flows after they enter the ocean? Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 20, 2015
 
From left to right: Kahu Daniel ‘Kaniela’ Akaka Jr.; Ed Sniffen, HDOT Deputy Director of Highways; Cindy Evans, State House of Representatives; Dru Mamo Kanuha, Hawaii County Council Chair; Chad Goodfellow, Goodfellow Bros., Inc. President; Ford Fuchigami, HDOT Director; Steve Goodfellow, Goodfellow Bros., Inc. CEO; Ed Brown, Goodfellow Bros., Inc. Director of Operations; Nicole Lowen, State House of Representatives; Mayela Sosa, Federal Highways Administration Division Administrator.

Groundbreaking for Queen Kaahumanu Hwy widening project

This project consists of the widening of the highway from a two-lane to four-lane highway from Kealakehe Parkway to Keahole Airport Road.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 3, 2015

Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone lava continues to feed widespread breakouts northeast and east of Puʻu ʻŌʻō. All active lava remains within about 8 km (5 mi) of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

From September 4, 2014, to March 25, 2015, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists raised the Volcano Alert Level for Kīlauea from WATCH to WARNING as the June 27th lava flow advanced toward Pāhoa and posed an imminent hazard and threat to nearby communities and infrastructure. Shown here on September 12, the leading edge of the lava flow (marked by dense smoke, middle right) burned through thick forest less than 200 m (220 yds) from the boundary of Kahoe Homesteads (lower left). USGS photo.

Volcano Watch: From WATCH to WARNING and back: Kīlauea Volcano’s status changes during past year

This week marks the one-year anniversary of when the June 27th lava flow was considered by USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists to be an imminent threat to Kaohe Homesteads residents in the Puna District.

Central Pacific Hurricane Center 11 a.m. HST Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Ignacio track update.

Tropical Storm Ignacio moving away from main Hawaiian Islands, high surf warning in effect

Ignacio weakens to a tropical storm but dangerous high surf will be affecting east facing shores of the island.

Tropical Storm Kilo, Hawaii, Tropical Storm Ignacio and Hurricane Jimena in this image taken at 11 p.m. HST Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Photo courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Hurricane Jimena should not affect Hawaii other than high surf

An east swell from distant Hurricane Jimena will build surf along east facing shores through the weekend. East facing shores are currently seeing high surf from Hurricane Ignacio.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park stock manager Jordan Barthold (first) and first responder TJ Magno head down Keauhou Trail Thursday (Aug 27). 

Mules and horse used to rescue hikers at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Last week, park mules and a horse transported two injured hikers suffering from dehydration to safety.

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Public urged to prepare for hurricanes Ignacio and Jimena

National Weather Service (NWS) reported this morning that Ignacio maintained its Category 1 strength overnight and is expected to strengthen into a Category 2 hurricane sometime today. Forecasts show Ignacio weakening back to Category 1 status as it approaches, and impacts to the state could be felt as early as Sunday evening.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 27, 2015

Kīlauea’s summit lava lake level, which fluctuates in response to summit inflation and deflation, varied this past week between about 148–190 feet below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u Crater.

1950 Mauna Loa eruption. Label on back: “Official Photo, U.S. Air Force.”

Volcano Watch: What happens to lava flows after they enter the ocean?

Does lava continue to flow exactly as it did on land or does it behave differently after it enters the ocean?

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 20, 2015

Kīlauea’s summit lava lake level, which fluctuates in response to summit inflation and deflation, varied this past week between about 197–220 feet below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u Crater.

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Police are searching for a Mountain View man reported missing

September 1, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 32-year-old Puna man who was reported missing. A mainland relative of Gregory Voight of Mountain View reported him missing on August 27. He is described as 6-feet tall, 180 pounds with blue eyes, short brown hair and a beard and mustache.

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High Surf Warning continues, roadway and some beach parks closed

September 1, 2015

The National Weather Service High Surf Warning for the east facing shores of Hawaii Island remains in effect and has been extended through 6 a.m. Wednesday (Sept 2). Dangerous surf conditions continue to be observed and reported across areas of East Hawaii. Surf heights of 10-15 feet are forecasted for the east facing shores of […]

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Central Pacific Hurricane Center 11 p.m. HST Monday, August 31, 2015 Ignacio track update.

Hurricane Ignacio losing strength, high surf warning in effect

August 31, 2015

Ignacio is a category 1 hurricane and is forecast to rapidly weaken. A high surf warning is in effect along east facing shores.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 43-year-old Hāmākua man who is wanted on a bench warrant.

Dan Vanells, who also goes by the names Dan Van Ells and “Danno,” is wanted for contempt of court. He is also wanted for questioning in connection with another incident.

He is described as 5-foot-10, 175 pounds with hazel eyes, blond hair and possibly a goatee. He was last known to live in Waipio Valley.

Police are searching for a Hamakua man wanted on a warrant

August 31, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 43-year-old Hāmākua man who is wanted on a bench warrant. Dan Vanells, who also goes by the names Dan Van Ells and “Danno,” is wanted for contempt of court. He is also wanted for questioning in connection with another incident. He is described as 5-foot-10, 175 pounds with […]

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During the week of August 24, 2015, through August 30, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 19 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 693 DUI arrests compared with 790 during the same period last year, a decrease of 12.3 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of August 24-30, 2015

August 31, 2015

During the week of August 24, 2015, through August 30, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 19 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 693 DUI arrests compared with 790 during the same period last year, a decrease […]

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Police are searching for a Kailua-Kona girl reported missing

August 31, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Kailua-Kona girl who was reported missing. Shalee Minamishin was last seen in the Hāmākua District on July 31. She is described as 5-foot-3, 160 pounds with brown eyes and long brown hair. Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s […]

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 8.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.09/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 12.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.47/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 8.2 cents per gallon the past week

August 31, 2015

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 8.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.09/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 12.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.47/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf warning for east facing shores of Hawaii Island until 6 p.m. Tuesday (Sept 1).

Surf along east facing shores is forecast to be in the 12-20 foot range today through Tuesday.

High Surf Warning for east facing shores of Hawaii Island

August 31, 2015

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf warning for east facing shores of Hawaii Island until 6 p.m. Tuesday (Sept 1). Surf along east facing shores is forecast to be in the 12-20 foot range today through Tuesday.

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Central Pacific Hurricane Center 11 p.m. HST Sunday, August 30, 2015 Ignacio track update.

Hurricane Ignacio forecast to rapidly weaken, may become a tropical storm by Tuesday

August 30, 2015

Ignacio is a category 3 hurricane and is forecast to rapidly weaken and become a tropical storm by Tuesday. Tropical storm watch is discontinued.

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Central Pacific Hurricane Center 5 p.m. HST Saturday, August 29, 2015 Ignacio track update.

Ignacio is a category four hurricane, tropical storm watch for Hawaii Island

August 29, 2015

Ignacio is a major hurricane. A tropical storm watch has been issued for Hawaii Island and Maui County, tropical storm conditions are possible starting Sunday night (Aug 30).

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf warning until 6 p.m. Tuesday (Sept 1) for north, east and south shores of Hawaii Island.

Surf is forecast to be in the 6-12 foot range overnight rising to 15-20 feet late Sunday.

Very high ocean water is forecast to be surging and sweeping across beaches, coastal benches and lava flows creating the potential for impacts to coastal properties and infrastructure including roadways.

High surf warning for Hawaii Island until Tuesday (Sept 1)

August 29, 2015

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf warning until 6 p.m. Tuesday (Sept 1) for north, east and south shores of Hawaii Island. Surf is forecast to be in the 6-12 foot range overnight rising to 15-20 feet late Sunday. Very high ocean water is forecast to be surging and sweeping […]

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Monthly Civil Defense siren test cancelled for Tuesday (Sept 1)

August 29, 2015

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (formerly State Civil Defense) has cancelled the monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system scheduled for Tuesday, September 1, 2015. This cancellation is to avoid confusion as Hurricane Ignacio moves by the Hawaiian Islands.

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