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Volcano Watch: Low sulfur emissions mean a new focus on a different volcanic gas Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 21, 2019 PTA training, hunting AARP 2019 Community Challenge Grant Program is open for applications High Surf and Winter Weather Advisories for Hawaii Island Friday (Feb 15) Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 14, 2019
 
A USGS pilot and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory gas geochemist prepare to conduct a test flight of an unmanned aerial system (UAS) on Kīlauea Volcano in November 2018. This UAS was outfitted with a prototype miniaturized multi-gas sensor for the detection of volcanic gases emitted by Kīlauea, including sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide. USGS photo by Patricia Nadeau.

Volcano Watch: Low sulfur emissions mean a new focus on a different volcanic gas

Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) smells are still sometimes detected around the island, but it’s another gas emitted by Kīlauea that has become more important lately—carbon dioxide (CO2).

Photo taken Tuesday, February 19, 2019 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 21, 2019

Deformation signals are consistent with refilling of Kīlauea Volcano’s deep East Rift Zone (ERZ).

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PTA training, hunting & community update for February 2019

US Air Force F-22 Raptor jets will be training above PTA on February 22 from 10-11 am. PTA will be taking part in the Engineer Bash at the Thelma Parker Community Library in Waimea on February 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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AARP 2019 Community Challenge Grant Program is open for applications

AARP is now accepting applications for the 2019 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities.

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High Surf and Winter Weather Advisories for Hawaii Island Friday (Feb 15)

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 14, 2019

Deformation signals are consistent with refilling of Kīlauea Volcano’s deep East Rift Zone. Sulfur dioxide emission rates in the lower ERZ have been below detection limits since early September 2018.

Police warrants list for Friday, February 22, 2019

February 22, 2019

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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Very strong 7.5M quake in Ecuador, no tsunami threat

February 22, 2019

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.5 occurred in the Peru-Ecuador border region at 12:17 a.m. HST on Friday, February 22, 2019. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat because the earthquake is located too deep inside the earth.

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Hawaii Island lane closures for February 22-24, 2019

February 22, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11) — 1) PUNA (WEEKEND WORK) Alternating lane closure on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in both directions between mile markers 28 and 29 on Saturday, Feb. 23, and Sunday, Feb. 24, […]

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Police to increase presence at schools due to social media threat

February 21, 2019

Hawaii Island Police are investigating a threat made on a social media post towards one of the island schools. In addition to the Big Island School threat, other threats were made toward some Oahu Schools. Police investigating the matter do not find any legitimate threat at this time however, the safety of our island students […]

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UH Hilo’s Loving named as a finalist for 2019 Hertz Fellowship

February 21, 2019

Rebekah Loving, a computer science and mathematics senior, is one of 41 finalists for this year’s Ph.D. fellowships in applied science, math, and engineering. Loving, a home school graduate, was selected from more than 840 applicants nationwide. Ten of the finalists will be chosen, and notified in April. Each recipient will receive up to five […]

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Child safety seat check-up in Pahoa Saturday (Feb 23)

February 21, 2019

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is committed to promoting the safe use of seat belts for all occupants of vehicles as they travel on the roadways in our community. It is especially important that family members and caregivers properly install and use child safety seats when transporting children.

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Parks and Recreation hiring summer fun workers overseeing keiki

February 21, 2019

Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation has extended its deadline seeking applicants for temporary summer jobs working with keiki who attend its 2019 Summer Fun Program.

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Body found alongside Daniel K. Inouye Highway identified as Kona man

February 21, 2019

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the body discovered off of the Daniel K. Inouye Highway last Thursday (February 14). Richard Rogers, 82-years-old, of Kailua Kona, was found unresponsive, lying near a white hatchback. An autopsy performed by the medical examiner determined that Rogers died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. A firearm was recovered from […]

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Creative Lab Hawaii

Creative Lab Hawaii to hold info session in Hilo Tuesday (March 5)

February 21, 2019

Join us to learn about Creative Lab Hawaii’s programs coming in 2019. The event is open to all creative entrepreneurs in the field of screenwriting (television, motion pictures, web, animation), producers (television, motion pictures, web, animation, and games), music and fashion located in Hawaii, the mainland, and the world.

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CERT basic training course in Ka‘u for March-April, 2019

February 21, 2019

Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency is providing a basic emergency response training course in Ka‘u at the Discovery Harbour Community Center starting Sunday, March 24, 2019. This Community Emergency Response Team Basic Training Course provides participants with classroom and hands-on instruction on what to do in an emergency or disaster.

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TSA Pre expands to include 9 more airlines both domestic and international

February 21, 2019

The Transportation Security Administration announced today the expansion of its TSA Pre expedited screening program to nine additional domestic and international carriers. The new partnering airlines are Air India, Asiana Airlines, China Airlines, Eastern Airlines, Elite Airways, EVA Airways, Japan Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, and Volaris. Today’s announcement brings the number of airlines participating in […]

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County of Hawaii Mayor’s office warns of sweepstakes scam

February 21, 2019

The County of Hawai’i Mayor’s Office is alerting the public to a scam involving solicitations of money to win bogus sweepstakes, with the scammers purporting to be County officials or having the endorsement of the County. The County of Hawai‘i does not solicit money, and the public should beware of scammers posing as County officials […]

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Helicopter crashes near Waipio Valley Thursday (Feb 21)

February 21, 2019

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 7:05 a.m. alarm Thursday (Feb 21) to 48-5101 Honokaa-Waipio Road (Route 240) for a helicopter crash near Waipio Valley. According to fire dispatch, the helicopter experienced engine failure and crashed about 200 yards south of Honokaa-Waipio Road (Route 240) in an open field. Firefighters found the 39-year-old pilot at the […]

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Book Trust welcomes new Hawaii Director Katie McMillan

February 21, 2019

Book Trust has selected local Maui resident, Katie McMillan as its new Hawai’i Director, effective January 1, 2019. In her capacity, Katie will lead the organization’s fundraising efforts in Hawai‘i and be responsible for overall outreach, program and communications to build a community of diverse and sustainable support.

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