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Dog rescued from earth crack in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

MEDIA RELEASE Search-and-rescue rangers safely extracted a pet dog from a 20-foot-deep earth crack in the national park around noon Sunday, Oct. 4. On Saturday evening, the owner of the dog was walking her two pet dogs off leash near the Volcano golf course and the park boundary when the dogs ran off into a […]

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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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HVNP preparing for Hurricane Hilda

MEDIA RELEASE In anticipation of the heavy rain and wind forecast with the arrival of Hurricane Hilda, all backcountry areas in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will be closed as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 until it is safe to reopen them. No backcountry permits will be issued until park staff reassess the storm’s impact. […]

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In anticipation of the heavy rain and wind forecast with the arrival of Tropical Storm Guillermo, all backcountry areas in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will be closed as of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug.​ ​4​ ​until it is safe to reopen them. No backcountry permits will be issued until park staff reassess the storm’s impact.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park preps for Tropical Storm Guillermo

In anticipation of the heavy rain and wind forecast with the arrival of Tropical Storm Guillermo, all backcountry areas in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will be closed as of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug.​ ​4​ ​until it is safe to reopen them. No backcountry permits will be issued until park staff reassess the storm’s impact.

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HVNP BioBlitz, Biodiversity & Cultural Festival (May 15-16)

MEDIA RELEASE Grab your daypack and join the National Geographic Society and the National Park Service at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park BioBlitz and Biodiversity & Cultural Festival, Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16. During the free, two-day event, teams of scientists, Hawaiian cultural practitioners, students and the public will join forces to discover […]

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Boy lost, found off Kilauea Iki Trail

MEDIA RELEASE An 11-year-old boy from Canada who took a shortcut off Kilauea Iki Trail was located by park rangers and reunited with his family late on the night of March 17. The boy left Kilauea Iki Trail from the crater floor, attempting to shortcut his way up to the parking lot at Thurston Lava […]

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Volcano House at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo.

Kitchen fire at Volcano House sends one to hospital Tuesday (March 24)

Both restaurants in Volcano House are closed for at least two days while officials investigate the cause of a kitchen fire that sent a hotel employee to the hospital Tuesday morning (March 24). Both The Rim restaurant and Uncle George’s Lounge will be temporarily closed as National Park Service investigators determine the cause of the […]

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Epicenter of 10:30 p.m. Friday, January 23, 2015 quake. Map courtesy of USGS.

Weak 3.8M quake shakes Big Island Friday night (Jan 23), no tsunami threat

A weak quake occured at 10:30 p.m. Friday, January 23, 2015 at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Preliminary magnitude is 3.8 for the quake. There is no tsunami threat from this event.

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Environmental review for emergency access route

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is seeking public comment on the environmental review and decision regarding the construction and use of an emergency access route along the lava-covered section of Chain of Craters Kalapana Road. The environmental review for the emergency access route (22’ width) was completed in accordance with alternative NEPA arrangements developed […]

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Visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park walk along the closed section of Chain of Craters Road leading to the lava flow which cut-off access to Kaimu. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Chain of Craters Road to be rebuilt as a two-lane roadway

Mayor Billy Kenoi said, “The two-lane, reconstructed Chain of Craters Road will be a lifeline for thousands of our residents, and is essential for the safety and well-being of our working families and our entire community.”

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National Park Foundation grant for hawksbill turtles

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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HVNP notice of flight operations

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans for August and September 2014: * Aug. 26, between 8 a.m. and noon, transport fence materials and equipment for fencing project in upper Kahuku above Ka‘u Forest Reserve. * Aug. 26 and Aug. 28, between 8 a.m. and noon, petrel monitoring from the […]

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