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The Kilauea June 27th Lava Flow with the Pahoa Transfer Station in the foreground. Image taken October 21, 2014. Photo courtesy of Hawaii County Civil Defense

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

This morning’s lava flow assessment shows the narrow finger of lava coming off the main flow has become the leading edge and advanced 100 yards since yesterday. The flow still remains about 0.6 miles from the Apaa Street area.

A finger off the Kilauea June 27th Lava Flow approaches a private roadway as it heads downhill. Image taken October 21, 2014. Courtesy of Hawaii County Civil Defense

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

This morning’s lava flow assessment shows the lava flow has picked-up in activity and advanced 30 yards since yesterday. The flow still remains about 0.6 miles from the Apaa Street area.

A close view of the north margin of the flow, just behind the flow front on October 17, 2014. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

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

This morning’s lava flow assessment shows the lava flow front remains stalled and has not advanced since yesterday. The flow remains about 0.6 miles from the Apaa Street area.

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

This morning’s lava flow assessment shows the lava flow front remains stalled and has not advanced since yesterday. The flow remains about 0.6 miles from the Apaa Street area.

Another view of the flow front on October 17, 2014, looking downslope towards Pāhoa. The smoke plumes are created by individual breakouts burning vegetation at the flow margin. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: October 18, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s lava flow assessment shows the lava flow front remains stalled and has not advanced since yesterday. The flow remains about 0.6 miles from the Apaa Street area.

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Hurricane Ana floods roadway puts Big Island under Flash Flood Warning

Flash Flood Warning extended to 3 p.m. and a Flood Watch in effect after that. The Hawaii Police Department reports that Highway 11 between the 57 and 58 mile marks between Pahala and Naalehu is closed to all traffic due to flooding. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and to use alternate routes if […]

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LavaTalk: October 17, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s lava flow assessment shows the lava flow remains stalled and not advanced since yesterday. The flow is about 0.6 miles from the Apaa Street area.

The June 27th lava flow advancement has slowed, with the leading edge of the flow moving only a few tens of meters (yards) over the past two days. Nevertheless, active breakouts persist around the flow front, as shown in this photo, taken on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, by the continued burning of vegetation along the flow margins. This morning, the flow front was 1.1 km (0.7 miles) from Apaʻa St., as measured along a straight line. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: October 16, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s lava flow assessment shows the lava flow has stalled and not advanced since yesterday. The flow is about 0.6 miles from the Apaa Street area.

The steaming top of the lava tube system at Pu‘u ‘O‘o crater on the North flank. Image taken at 7:39 a.m. HST, Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: October 15, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s lava flow assessment shows the lava flow has advanced about 25 yards since yesterday. The flow is moving very slowy in a Northeast direction and is about 0.6 miles from the Apaa Street area.

The flow front remains active, with continued slow advancement towards the Northeast over the weekend. The flow front Monday, October 13, 2014 was 1.1 km (0.7 miles) upslope from Apaʻa St. and 2.2 km (1.4 miles) from Pāhoa Village Road, as measured along a straight line. This photo, looking down flow and taken at a low altitude, shows the flow front direction relative to the transfer station and Pāhoa. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: October 14, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s lava flow assessment shows the lava flow has advanced about 45 yards since yesterday. The flow is about 0.6 miles from the Apaa Street area.

Chamber council, legislators tour PTA

Chamber council, legislators tour PTA

October 15, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Members of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii’s Military Affairs Council and legislators from the Big Island recently attended the Army’s annual live-fire exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA). The purpose of the orientation was to illustrate the importance of the site for training of Hawaii-based military units. State Reps. Cindy Evans, Richard Onishi, […]

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NPS designates county as Certified Local Government

October 15, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The National Park Service has announced, in concurrence with the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Office, it has designated Hawaii County, Hawaii as a Certified Local Government. This designation makes the community an official partner in the portion of the federal historic preservation program which engages local, state, and federal partners to promote historic […]

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State awarded $1.09M for unemployment insurance program

October 15, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $1,098,390 to the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) to improve the state’s business processes through the application of technology to the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program. The federal grants support business process improvements that will benefit both employers and workers. Of the total, $484,390 […]

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Police charge South Kohala man with attempted murder

October 15, 2014

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a South Kohala man with attempted murder and other offenses in connection with an altercation that turned violent in Waikoloa on Sunday night (October 12). At 9:20 p.m. Tuesday (October 14), 34-year-old Aaron Nakamoto of Waikoloa was charged with attempted second-degree murder, second-degree assault and disorderly conduct. His bail was […]

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The Hawaiʻi Police Department reminds the public that police will make an “active shooter” presentation during an afternoon meeting in Nāʻālehu on October 21.

The presentation will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at the Nāʻālehu Community Center.

It is designed to help individuals increase their survivability should they encounter an active shooter or other type of active violent incident.

Police to hold ‘active shooter’ presentation in Naalehu (Oct 21)

October 14, 2014

The Hawaiʻi Police Department reminds the public that police will make an “active shooter” presentation during an afternoon meeting in Nāʻālehu on October 21. The presentation will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at the Nāʻālehu Community Center. It is designed to help individuals increase their survivability should they encounter an active shooter or […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a South Kohala man in connection with an altercation that turned violent in Waikoloa on Sunday night (October 12).

Police received an 8:19 p.m. report that a man was assaulting two women in the parking lot of Waikoloa Highlands Center. Responding officers arrived to find the participants had left the scene. A witness reported that the man had a knife.

Police arrest man in connection with knife attack on two women

October 14, 2014

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a South Kohala man in connection with an altercation that turned violent in Waikoloa on Sunday night (October 12). Police received an 8:19 p.m. report that a man was assaulting two women in the parking lot of Waikoloa Highlands Center. Responding officers arrived to find the participants had left the […]

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Tropical Storm Ana near hurricane strength, continues on path to Hawaii

October 14, 2014

According to the Nationa Weather Service Tropical Storm Ana is nearing hurricane strength and currently has recorded sustained winds near 65 mph at 11 p.m. Tuesday (Oct 14).

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.14/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 6.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.21/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 3.4 cents per gallon the past week

October 14, 2014

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.14/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 6.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.21/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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During the week of October 6, 2014, through October 12, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 909 DUI arrests compared with 1,020 during the same period last year, a decrease of 10.9 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of October 6-12, 2014

October 13, 2014

During the week of October 6, 2014, through October 12, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 909 DUI arrests compared with 1,020 during […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a burglary that was discovered over the weekend at Haili Christian School in Hilo.

Sometime between 1:30 p.m. Friday (October 10) and 4:30 p.m. Sunday (October 12), unknown persons entered several classrooms at the private school at 190 Ululani Street and removed a Cannon camera and lenses, two Kamaka ukuleles, another ukulele imprinted with foreign words, a red HD web camera, a Bible and cash.

Bible, camera gear, ukuleles and cash stolen from Haili Christian School

October 13, 2014

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a burglary that was discovered over the weekend at Haili Christian School in Hilo. Sometime between 1:30 p.m. Friday (October 10) and 4:30 p.m. Sunday (October 12), unknown persons entered several classrooms at the private school at 190 Ululani Street and removed a Cannon camera and lenses, two Kamaka ukuleles, […]

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Very strong 7.4M quake near El Salvador, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

October 13, 2014

No destructive widespread tsunami threat exists based on historical earthquake and tsunami data. However – earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within a hundred kilometers of the earthquake epicenter. Authorities in the region of the epicenter should be aware of this possibility and take appropriate action.

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Vision for Waimea District Park to be presented (Oct. 15)

October 13, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii County’s vision for a new Waimea District Park will be presented to the community during a public informational meeting set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in Waimea. The meeting will be held at the Mana Christian Ohana center across from the Kahilu Town Theatre located at 67-1182 Lindsey Road and behind […]

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