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‘Imiloa’s Maunakea Skies talk with Astronomer Dr. Richard Wainscoat Friday (April 20) National Parks Week is April 21-29, 2018 Volcano Watch: Explosive eruptions at the summit of Mauna Loa Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 12, 2018 PTA open for Earth Day on Friday (April 20) Special Olympics 50th Anniversary torch lighting lit off active lava flow
 
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‘Imiloa’s Maunakea Skies talk with Astronomer Dr. Richard Wainscoat Friday (April 20)

Learn about Near-Earth Objects and the potentially disastrous outcomes that occur once they reach Earth.

Kick off National Park Week with a fee-free day on Saturday April 21, 2018. NPS Photo by Janice Wei

National Parks Week is April 21-29, 2018

National Park Week is April 21-29, and this year’s theme, “Park Stars,” offers a galaxy of opportunities to get to know Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park better.

This light gray block of rock (backpack for scale) is part of the approximately 830-year-old explosion deposit on the northwest rim of Moku‘āweoweo, the summit caldera of Mauna Loa. USGS photo by F.A. Trusdell.

Volcano Watch: Explosive eruptions at the summit of Mauna Loa – When did they occur?

Three deposits from explosive eruptions at the summit of Mauna Loa are located west, northwest, and east of Moku‘āweoweo, the volcano’s summit caldera.

Ballistics from the explosion impacted a few of the solar panels which power the monitoring equipment on the rim of Halema‘uma‘u. Photo taken Friday, April 6, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 12, 2018

At 10:28 a.m. Friday morning (April 6), rock falls from the Overlook crater wall into Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake triggered an explosive event which hurled spatter (molten lava fragments) and lithic blocks (older crater wall) onto the rim

Youth make leaf rubbings and buttons at U.S. Army Garrison-Pōhakuloa Training Area’s annual Earth Day fest. Photo courtesy of PTA

PTA open for Earth Day on Friday (April 20)

The U.S. Army Garrison-Pōhakuloa Training Area invites the community to its annual Earth Day fest Friday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lighting the Torch Officer Paul Mangus

Special Olympics 50th Anniversary torch lighting lit off active lava flow

The Flame of Hope for the Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run was then lit off of the active lava flow.

Police warning of phone call spoofing scams

April 19, 2018

Hawaiʻi Island police want to make the public aware of a “Spoofing Scam” currently being operated on the island. By definition, “Spoofing” is receiving a call from the (808) area code to make you think it is a local call. However, it is not- it is an effort to deceive you into thinking it is […]

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Hilo home burns Wednesday night (April 18)

April 19, 2018

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 10:06 p.m. alarm Wednesday (April 18) to Hoaka Road in Hilo for a structure fire. Originally reported as a brushfire, crews arrived to find a two-story home on fire. Firefighters had the fire under control by 10:22 p.m. and it was declared out at 12:30 a.m. The home appeared abandoned […]

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Kohala swimming pool closed until further notice due to malfunction

April 19, 2018

The Hawai’i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the Kohala Pool is closed until further notice due to equipment failure in the pump room. While the department evaluates the situation, swimmers may use the Kona Community Aquatic Center or the Honoka’a Swimming Pool. Operating times, contact numbers and other pool information are listed […]

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Flash Flood and Winter Storm Watches issued

April 19, 2018

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the entire state of Hawaii from Thursday morning (April 19) through 6 p.m. Friday (April 20). The remnants of an old front lingering across the state in combination with an upper-level trough moving overhead will bring the threat for heavy rainfall and […]

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Pickup truck crossed centerline leading to deadly head-on crash Wedensday (April 18)

April 19, 2018

An adult man died following a 2-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon, (April 18), in Laupahoehoe. His name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of his family. Responding to a 1:38 p.m. call, police determined that a 2002 Mazda pickup truck was traveling northbound on Highway 19 near the 25-mile marker when it crossed the […]

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Pickup truck driver dead after head-on crash with gasoline tanker

April 18, 2018

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:38 p.m. alarm Wednesday (April 18) to an area near the 25-mile marker of Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19) in Laupahoehoe for a head-on crash. Crews arrived to find that a Mazda pickup truck, which was traveling northbound, had crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer fuel truck hauling gasoline. The Mazda had […]

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Pohakuloa Training Area entrance Hawaii 24/7 file photo

Goodfellow Bros. is awarded Pōhakuloa quarry contract

April 18, 2018

The U.S. Army has awarded Goodfellow Bros. Inc. a $34.9 million contract for the production of blue rock basalt, here, covering a five-year period. Goodfellow Bros. Inc. will be responsible for the crushing and production of rock from the Pōhakuloa quarry to support Army engineering requirements.

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Senator Daniel K. Akaka at the Democratic Grand Rally in Hilo, November 1, 2010. Photo by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Condolence book available for signing in honor of late Senator Daniel K. Akaka

April 18, 2018

The County of Hawai’i invites the public to sign a condolence book to honor the late U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka. Condolence books will be available for signing at the reception desks of both the Hilo Mayor’s Office and the Kona Mayor’s Office.

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Organizations to assist the homeless avoid legal problems

April 18, 2018

Gov. David Ige emphasized collaboration today as he announced the launch of a pilot program called Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD), which aims to improve public safety and reduce criminal activity in Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown.

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Community group condemns the latest spill of cow manure into local waterways

April 18, 2018

Residents of Ookala are outraged over the latest public report admitting spillage of approximately 300 gallons of cow manure from Big Island Dairy, an industrial dairy confining nearly 2,600 cows, uphill from the town of Ookala, northwest of Hilo, at the base of Mauna Kea. The spilled cow manure has contaminated Alaialoa Gulch, the local […]

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Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

Flash Flood Watch for the entire state of Hawaii issued

April 18, 2018

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the entire state of Hawaii from Thursday morning (April 19) through Friday afternoon. Deep moisture associated with an old frontal boundary lingering across the state in combination with an upper-level trough moving through the area, will bring the threat for heavy rainfall […]

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Police have located a five-year-old boy reported missing in Kona

April 17, 2018

The Hawai’i Police Department reports that the missing child has been located in good health and wishes to thank all the volunteers who participated in the search.

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Glenwood Park restrooms temporarily closed due to theft and vandalism

April 17, 2018

Hawai’i County Department of Parks and Recreation is informing the public that the restroom facilities at Glenwood Park have been temporarily closed due to theft of the potable water catchment tank cover, damage to the tank, and possible contamination of the system.

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IRS extends deadline to file and pay taxes to Wednesday (April 18)

April 17, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it is providing taxpayers an additional day to file and pay their taxes following system issues that surfaced early on the April 17 tax deadline. Individuals and businesses with a filing or payment due date of April 17 will now have until midnight on Wednesday, April 18. Taxpayers […]

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