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Thousands enjoy the reopening of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Volcano Watch: Will this summer’s limited collapse of Kīlauea caldera eventually widen? Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 20, 2018 DLNR visits Pohoiki Boat Ramp to determine if it can be reopened Bus ʻAlalā Project teaches birds with sight and sound cues to avoid predators
 
A visitor at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park gets a photo of the expansive crater at Kilauea Caldera. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Thousands enjoy the reopening of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

“It was a picture-perfect day and our hearts are filled with joy to see our visitors and community return to their park,” said Park Superintendent Cindy Orlando.

South side of Halemaʻumaʻu at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano, showing a short section of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park’s Crater Rim Drive (arrow) preserved on a block of the former caldera floor that has dropped down about 80 m (260 ft). Thinly bedded Kīlauea explosion deposits (E) from 16th-18th centuries are overlain by 19th and 20th century lava flows in the wall of Halemaʻumaʻu. USGS photo by D. Swanson.

Volcano Watch: Will this summer’s limited collapse of Kīlauea caldera eventually widen?

Putting together the evidence for such events is complicated, time-consuming, field-oriented research, but it paid dividends at Kīlauea by recognizing the large-scale cyclic behavior of the volcano during the past 2,500 years.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 20, 2018

The combined sulfur dioxide emission rates at Kīlauea’s summit, Puʻu ʻŌʻō, and lower East Rift Zone remain at less than 1,000 tonnes per day—lower than at any time since late 2007.

Pohoiki Boat Ramp and the new black sand beaches. DLNR Photo

DLNR visits Pohoiki Boat Ramp to determine if it can be reopened

The formerly popular Pohoiki Boat Ramp area, along the lower Puna coast, shows no damage to the ramp itself. However, an estimated 14,000 cubic yards of black sand, deposited during the recent East Rift Zone eruption.

Bus 'A Move Special Olympics West Hawaii 2018 event. 10 person teams compete on pulling a 46k pound Roberts Hawaii Motor Coach Bus the fastest at the Kona Commons Saturday, September 15, 2018. Photo courtesy of David O. Baldwin

Bus ‘A Move Special Olympics West Hawaii 2018 fundraiser

Ten person teams compete on pulling a 46,000 pound Roberts Hawaii motor coach bus the fastest at the Kona Commons shopping center.

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ʻAlalā Project teaches birds with sight and sound cues to avoid predators

Predator recognition and aversion are tactics that have been used by other reintroduction efforts where captive animals need to learn about predatory threats.

Road paving on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19). Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of September 22-28, 2018

September 22, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — VOLCANO ROAD/MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11) — 1) VOLCANO (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Alternating lane closure on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in both directions in the vicinity of Mile Marker 30 near Volcano National Park, seven days […]

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Police warrants list for Friday, September 21, 2018

September 21, 2018

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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Naalehu woman is dead after Ka‘u crash Thursday (Sept 20)

September 21, 2018

A 19-year-old Na‘alehu woman died following a single-vehicle collision Thursday, (September 20), in Kaʻū near the 58-mile marker of Hawai’i Belt Road, Highway 11. She has been identified as Brittney Perry. Responding to an 11:48 p.m. call, police determined that a silver 2002 Honda Accord sedan had been traveling North on Hawaiʻi Belt Road near […]

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State road paving crews in Papaikou on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19). Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Hawaii Island lane closures for September 21-23, 2018

September 21, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — VOLCANO ROAD/MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11) — 1) VOLCANO (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Alternating lane closure on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in both directions in the vicinity of Mile Marker 30 near Volcano National Park, seven days […]

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Limited parking and long lines expected on reopening day of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Saturday (Sept 22)

September 20, 2018

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is pleased to announce reopening on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m., National Public Lands Day. Park visitors should anticipate heavy traffic, long lines and delays, and one third fewer parking spaces when visiting the park. Most of the park has been closed to visitors since Friday, May 11th, due to […]

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Free keiki car seat check events on Hawaii Island

September 20, 2018

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), together with all four county police departments and child passenger safety advocates, launches National Child Passenger Safety Week, September 23-29. During Child Passenger Safety Week and year-round, Hawaii’s child passenger safety technicians are committed to educating parents and caregivers on the proper installation of child safety seats and correct […]

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Pit crater trail opening at Kahuku Unit Saturday (Sept 22)

September 20, 2018

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is pleased to announce the opening of the Pit Crater Trail on Saturday, September 22, on National Public Lands Day. A hike to the forested pit crater is a window into the past and a vision of the future for the Southwest Rift Zone of Mauna Loa. From the crater’s rim, […]

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Carvalho Park Pavilion & Pi‘ihonua Gymnasium to reopen on Friday, September 21, 2018

September 20, 2018

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces that Carvalho Park Pavilion and Pi‘ihonua Gymnasium, located at 850 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, will reopen on Friday, September 21, 2018. The baseball field and playground area will remain closed until further notice as we repair the damage caused by Hurricane Lane. Once these facilities are repaired […]

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Flood insurance educational meetings being held in Hilo and Kona September 25 & 27, 2018

September 20, 2018

Flooding is one of the major natural disasters in the United States. The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Insurance Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Hawai‘i County invite property owners and renters to an important educational meeting, in Hilo and in Kona, on the […]

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Four arrested and three charged after security guard is severely beaten at Kona hotel

September 19, 2018

On, (September 17), at approximately 12:25 a.m., a hotel security guard responding to a loud noise complaint made contact with the occupants of a black S.U.V. in the hotel’s parking lot. The four occupants of the S.U.V. got into a verbal confrontation, which then escalated into three of the occupants in the vehicle physically assaulting […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of September 10-16, 2018

September 18, 2018

During the week of September 10, through September 16, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 28 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 811 DUI arrests compared […]

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Police remind motorists to drive safely in school zones

September 18, 2018

The Traffic Services Section of the Hawai’i Police Department would like to encourage people to drive safely when approaching school zones. We know that these areas have a high number of young pedestrians that interact with vehicle traffic. We encourage all pedestrians to use the crosswalks and follow the directions of the School Crossing Guards […]

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Police are searching for a Puna man in connection with a Mountain View shooting

September 17, 2018

Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 36-year-old Puna man wanted in connection with a shooting incident on, (September 1), in Mt. View. On, (September 2), at about 9:30 a.m., patrol officers received a report of the shooting which had occurred the day before. The suspect was said to have […]

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Police are still searching for a Hilo man reported missing since June

September 17, 2018

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating a 40-year-old Hilo man reported missing. Ryan Buckley was last seen just after midnight, Thursday morning, (June 28), in the vicinity of Amau Road in the upper Kaūmana area. He has a medical condition that requires medication. Buckley is described as 5-feet-7-inches, […]

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