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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 13, 2018 Volcano Watch: January is Volcano Awareness Month Volcano Watch: Ninety days with no lava Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 6, 2018 Lava Tree State Monument reopens today (Dec 6) 2018 Magic of the Season Holiday Week schedule for Hilo
 
Thermal camera image at Mile Marker 14.5 on Pahoa-Kalapana Road (Route 130) Image courtesy HDOT

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 13, 2018

Thermal camera imagery of Route 130 show steam. Low rates of seismicity, deformation, and gas release have not changed significantly over the past week. Earthquakes continue to occur primarily at Kīlauea’s summit area and south flank.

Kīlauea Volcano’s 2018 summit collapse, shown here on July 28 (left), and the lower East Rift Zone fissure 8 lava flow, shown here on July 2 (right), will be the focus of “Volcano Awareness Month” talks offered in January 2019. For details, please visit the “HVO News” corner on the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website homepage (https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vsc/file_mngr/file-200/Talks_2019%20VAM.pdf). USGS photos.

Volcano Watch: January is Volcano Awareness Month

January 2019 marks the 10th annual “Volcano Awareness Month” on the Island of Hawaiʻi.

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Volcano Watch: Ninety days with no lava – a milestone for Kīlauea’s 2018 eruption

One of the most frequently asked questions of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) scientists over the last several months has been, “Is the eruption over?”

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 6, 2018

Kīlauea is not erupting. Low rates of seismicity, deformation, and gas release have not changed significantly over the past week.

Aerial view of Lava Tree State Monument on right with Kilauea Eruption lava flow crossing Pohoiki Road on the left on June 21, 2018. Image courtesy of DLNR.

Lava Tree State Monument reopens today (Dec 6)

Today (Dec 6) at 7:45 a.m. the gate to Lava Tree State Monument in the Puna District on Hawai‘i Island will open for the first time in more than seven months.

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2018 Magic of the Season Holiday Week schedule for Hilo

The County of Hawaii Presents 2018 Magic of the Season Holiday Week for food, games, and entertainment from December 10-14, 2018.

Kanuha is appointed Deputy Planning Director

December 18, 2018

The County of Hawai`i Planning Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Duane Kanuha as Deputy Planning Director, effective January 2, 2019. Kanuha will succeed outgoing Deputy Director Daryn Arai, who will be retiring after 32 years of service with the Planning Department.

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Police are searching for a boy reported missing, last seen in Hilo

December 18, 2018

The Hawaii Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 13-year-old Dominic Holton of Hilo. Holton is described as part Hawaiian, 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighs about 117 pounds, has a tan complexion, short black hair on sides and dark blonde Mohawk. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, grey, black, […]

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Certification now required for renewable fuels tax credits

December 18, 2018

For calendar year 2018 and beyond, taxpayers claiming Hawaii’s renewable fuels production tax credit (RFPTC) will be subject to several revised requirements. These revised requirements are the result of the enactment of Act 142 of 2017 and Act 143 of 2018.  Following are some of the new requirements associated with each act.

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Public Works Director Simeon submits resignation letter

December 18, 2018

Department of Public Works Director Allan Simeon has submitted his resignation from the director position, effective January 31, 2019. He will remain at Public Works as an engineer. Mayor Harry Kim thanked and praised Simeon for his hard work during the two years that he has led the Department, especially during the extremely challenging four-month […]

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

December 18, 2018

During the week of December 10,  through December  16, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested thirty-three, (33), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age of age of 21. So far this year, there have been 1,053 […]

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Fire hydrant flow test in Kona Thursday (Dec 20)

December 18, 2018

The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test along Māmalahoa Highway between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2018. The affected area may experience slightly discolored and turbid water for several hours after the test. Customers are advised to refrain from washing clothes and […]

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Fire hydrant flow test in Hilo Thursday (Dec 20)

December 18, 2018

The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test at 380 Makaʻala Street for The Home Depot between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2018. The affected area may experience slightly discolored and turbid water for several hours after the test. Customers are advised to […]

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Judiciary offering court interpreter workshops

December 17, 2018

The Judiciary through its Office on Equality and Access to the Courts (OEAC) is pleased to announce the 2019 court interpreter workshops offered by the Hawai‘i State Judiciary Court Interpreter Certification Program (“Certification Program”). This opportunity for individuals who are proficient with English and a second language is the first step required to becoming qualified […]

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Hawaiian Airlines expanding airport check-in operations in Honolulu

December 17, 2018

Hawaiian Airlines is enhancing the check-in experience for guests departing from its hub at Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) by assigning dedicated lobbies for international, North America and Neighbor Island flights.

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Hawaiian Airlines begins new international passenger airport check-in operations in Honolulu

December 17, 2018

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), in collaboration with Hawaiian Airlines and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), is announcing operational changes that will allow Hawaiian Airlines to relocate the check-in for international passengers from Lobby 3 in Terminal 1 to Lobby 4 in Terminal 2 at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) to help […]

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Mauna Loa Road closed due to very high fire danger

December 17, 2018

Due to very high fire danger on Mauna Loa, park officials have closed Mauna Loa Road at the gate near Kīpukapuaulu parking area until further notice. Non-motorized day use such as hiking and bicycling will be permitted, and backcountry camping on Mauna Loa is allowed with a permit.

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Fire hydrant flow test in Ka‘u Wednesday (Dec 19)

December 17, 2018

The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test along Māmalahoa Highway between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. The affected area may experience slightly discolored and turbid water for several hours after the test. Customers are advised to refrain from washing clothes and […]

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How residents can request modifications to the lava field for temporary emergency access

December 17, 2018

The County of Hawai‘i has received numerous requests from residents affected by the recent Lower East Rift Zone eruption to allow them to create access to their property across the lava fields.

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Holiday hours for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

December 17, 2018

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will be open on Christmas Day (Tues., Dec. 25) and New Year’s Eve (Mon., Dec. 31), but Kīlauea Visitor Center, which opens daily at 9 a.m., will close at 2 p.m. both days. The Kahuku Unit will be closed on Thurs., Dec. 20. In addition, it will be closed Tues. Dec. […]

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