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LavaTalk: September 15, 2014 update on Kilauea Wish you were here? The week in Hilo September 7-13, 2014 LavaTalk: September 14, 2014 update on Kilauea LavaTalk: September 13, 2014 update on Kilauea LavaTalk: September 12, 2014 update on Kilauea Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 11, 2014 Volcano Watch: The June 27th flow advances toward Pāhoa HIHS, Kona Natural Soap create fundraising partnership Return of the Laysan Duck LavaTalk: September 11, 2014 update on Kilauea
 
HVO geologists conduct a VLF (very-low frequency) survey to measure the rate of lava flowing through the lava tube on the June 27th lava flow. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

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

This morning’s assessment shows the surface lava flow continues in a North direction. The flow has advanced about 250 yards since yesterday. The flow is 0.1 miles of the Kaohe Homesteads boundry. Railroad Avenue and Beach Road are being prepared for use should the lava flow across Hwy 130.

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Wish you were here? The week in Hilo September 7-13, 2014

Time-lapse movies of Hilo, Hawaii for the week of September 7-14, 2014.

Crews are using heavy equipment to improve Railroad Avenue near Hawaiian Beaches Subdivision Saturday (Sept 13) as they prepare an alternate route for Puna traffic in the event of Highway 130 being breeched by a lava flow. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

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

This morning’s assessment shows the surface lava flow continues in a North direction. The flow has advanced about 150 yards since Saturday (Sept 13). The flow is 0.2 mile of the Kaohe Homesteads boundry. Railroad Avenue and Beach Road are being prepared for use should the lava flow cross Hwy 130.

As of Friday afternoon, September 12, 2014, the most distal front of the June 27th lava flow had reached a straight-line distance of 14.9 km (9.3 miles) from the source vent on the northeast flank of the Puʻu ʻŌʻō cone. The flow has continued in the northeast direction that it assumed in the middle of the week and is now only 171 meters (0.1 miles) from the boundary of the Kaohe Homesteads community. The flow is still within thick forest, so that dense plumes of smoke are created as vegetation is consumed. Small breakouts (visible as plumes in the middle distance) are also active closer to Puʻu ʻŌʻō, roughly midway along the length of the June 27th flow. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: September 13, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

The current assessment shows the surface lava flow continues towards the northeast and has advanced approximately 150 yards since yesterday. There is a lava flow information fair today at Pahoa High School Cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At the average rate of advancement of 820 feet/day since September 10, the USGS/HVO projects that lava could flow from its current location into the Northwest part of Kaohe Homesteads within a day, and to the Pāhoa Village Road (government road) in Pāhoa within 20 days

LavaTalk: September 12, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

At the average rate of advancement of 820 feet/day since September 10, the USGS/HVO projects that lava could flow from its current location into the Northwest part of Kaohe Homesteads within a day, and to the Pāhoa Village Road (government road) in Pāhoa within 20 days

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 11, 2014

The summit lava lake within Halemaʻumaʻu Crater produced nighttime glow that was visible via HVO’s webcam over the past week. The lava lake level ranged from 180‒215 ft below the rim of the Overlook crater.

View from above the end of the June 27th lava flow, looking along its northeast trend through the Wao Kele o Puna Forest Reserve. On the afternoon of September 10, 2014, the flow front was 0.6 km (0.4 mi) from the boundary between the Forest Reserve and Kaohe Homesteads, visible at far right. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: The June 27th flow advances toward Pāhoa

The flow narrowness and rapid development of a robust tube system within subsurface cracks make the June 27th lava flow unique among the hundreds of lava flows that Puʻu ʻŌʻō has erupted.

Donna Whitaker: 'Greg and his business partner, Marty Corrigan, are already great neighbors and this fundraising partnership showcases how we are working together for the benefit of our community and the animals'

HIHS, Kona Natural Soap create fundraising partnership

Donna Whitaker: ‘Greg and his business partner, Marty Corrigan, are already great neighbors and this fundraising partnership showcases how we are working together for the benefit of our community and the animals’

The Hawaii Wildlife Center travels to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to return critically endangered Laysan Ducks to Kure Atoll

Return of the Laysan Duck

The Hawaii Wildlife Center travels to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to return critically endangered Laysan Ducks to Kure Atoll

This shaded-relief map, with digital surface data provided by the Carnegie Airborne Observatory, shows some of the cracks, faults, and grabens (down-dropped blocks between adjacent faults; http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/glossary/?term=graben) that are present in Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone, and which have partly controlled the June 27th flow’s advance direction. The June 27th flow as of September 8, 2014, at 12:45 PM is shown in pink, while flow advance since then (as of ~2:45 PM on September 10) is shown in red. At the time of the mapping, the flow was advancing toward the northeast.

LavaTalk: September 11, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

The surface flow has advanced approximately 300 yards since yesterday. Construction activities on the Railroad Avenue and Government Beach Road will be starting today and running continuously through the weekend and next week.

Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe, anonymous disposal. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Nationwide prescription drug take-back program coming up

September 11, 2014

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is encouraging the public to participate in a nationwide prescription drug take-back initiative being sponsored in Hawaiʻi by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the state Department of the Attorney General and the Department of Public Safety.

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Man already in jail facing more burglary charges

September 11, 2014

A 21-year-old man already in jail facing burglary and theft charges has been charged with another burglary. The latest charge stems from a reported burglary August 31. On that date, neighbors reported that they saw an unknown man arriving at and exiting a home on Andrade Road in Pepeʻekeo while the owners were away. When […]

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A 50-year-old Salt Lake City, Utah, man died following a single-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon (September 10) in Kohala Ranch.

His name is being withheld pending positive identification.

Responding to a 4:05 p.m. call, police determined that a 1998 Toyota Land Rover sports-utility vehicle was traveling east on Kohala Ranch Road at the intersection with Olomana Road when he lost control, ran off the right shoulder and collided with a tree.

Utah man dies after crashing off road in Kohala Ranch Wednesday (Sept 10)

September 11, 2014

A 50-year-old Salt Lake City, Utah, man died following a single-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon (September 10) in Kohala Ranch. His name is being withheld pending positive identification. Responding to a 4:05 p.m. call, police determined that a 1998 Toyota Land Rover sports-utility vehicle was traveling east on Kohala Ranch Road at the intersection with Olomana […]

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Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel celebrates 20th anniversary

September 11, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel is marking its 20th anniversary this summer. As a special mahalo to island residents, the hotel is offering exclusive promotions including extra value to its popular kamaaina package for the Festival of Aloha weekend, Sept. 19 – 21, 2014. “Over the past 20 years, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel has […]

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Thinking inside the box: Island style

September 11, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s Food Bank, is connecting local farmers and local consumers to alleviate some of the barriers to nutrition and self-sustainability on Hawaii Island. Through collective buying power, The Food Basket will be able to leverage its existing distribution to bring a box of 8-12 pounds of produce to consumers […]

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Oshima named HEI president / CEO

September 11, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiian Electric Company, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries, announces Alan Oshima has been named president and chief executive officer of Hawaiian Electric Company, effective Oct. 1, 2014. A respected business leader with almost 40 years of energy, regulated utility, legal and community relations experience in Hawaii, Oshima will succeed Dick Rosenblum, who […]

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A Puna man is in police custody involving a Waiakea burglary case

September 10, 2014

A 22-year-old man is in police custody after an elderly female reported a burglary at her residence in the Waiākea area. In response to a 7:00 p.m. call on Sunday (September 7), officers determined that an unknown person had entered into her Hilo residence while she was away and removed numerous items of jewelry and […]

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Police charge Kailua-Kona man in burglary case

September 10, 2014

Big Island police have charged a 23-year-old Kailua-Kona man in connection with a burglary in Kona. At 3:55 a.m. Tuesday (September 9) patrol officers responded to a report of an in-progress burglary at a condominium complex located at the 5800 block of Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona. The resident manager of the complex reported hearing noises […]

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National Park Foundation grant for hawksbill turtles

September 10, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is one of 23 national parks selected to receive a 2014 Impact Grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. The $19,200 grant will assist park efforts to protect the federally endangered hawksbill turtle, known as the honuea in Hawaiian, by supporting park volunteers […]

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Donation expands ‘Citizen of the World’ scholarship endowment

September 10, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Barbara Hilyer of Portland, Ore., is building on her aunt Helene H. Hale’s legacy of generosity by gifting real estate and creating a charitable remainder trust to help grow the Helene Hilyer Hale “Citizen of the World” Scholarship Endowment. This augments a 2013 scholarship bequest from Helene Hale herself that benefits UH Hilo […]

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The Hawaii Herald goes online

September 10, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Herald has taken a major step forward in its more than 30­-year ­history with the launch of its online edition. “This is an historic moment for The Hawaii Herald, the only Hawaii­based newspaper dedicated to covering the local Japanese American community,” says Keiichi Tagata, president of parent company Hawaii Hochi, Ltd. […]

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QLT acquires Kona International Market

September 10, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The Queen Liliuokalani Trust, a private charitable trust serving orphaned and destitute Hawaiian children, announced its recent acquisition of the improvements at Kona International Market on Luhia Street in Kailua-Kona. The Trust previously held only the ground lease underlying these improvements. The property features 34,000 square feet of commercial space, a covered performance […]

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