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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 15, 2018 Volcano Watch: Why are HVO scientists talking so much about Mauna Loa? Nature Conservancy transfers 222-acre parcel in Ka‘ū  to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Volcano Watch: Sounds we can’t hear teach us about lava lakes Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 8, 2018 Mauna Kea winter snow time-lapse videos
 
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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 15, 2018

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level fluctuated with summit inflation and deflation, ranging about 36.5–40.5 m (120–133 ft) below the vent rim.

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Volcano Watch: Why are HVO scientists talking so much about Mauna Loa?

So, we take this opportunity to explain why HVO is talking so much about a volcano that hasn’t erupted in more than three decades, and to clarify a few facts.

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Nature Conservancy transfers 222-acre parcel in Ka‘ū to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

A 222-acre property at the southern end of Hawaiʻi Island has been transferred from The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. TNC purchased the property to preserve it for conservation.

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Volcano Watch: Sounds we can’t hear teach us about lava lakes

While some lava lake sounds are audible, most of them are at frequencies below what humans can hear, called infrasound.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 8, 2018

On the East Rift Zone, the 61g lava flow remained active downslope of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, with scattered breakouts on the pali and coastal plain, but no ocean entry.

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Mauna Kea winter snow time-lapse videos

Snowfall on the summit of Mauna Kea. Time-lapse images via the Gemini Telescope and UK Infrared Telescope cameras. February 1-7, 2018.

Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 2 cents per gallon the past week

February 19, 2018

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 2.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.68/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.51/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Smoke from Kona International Airport emergency training exercises is seen Tuesday, Feb. 24 from Queen Kaahumanu Highway. (Photo courtesy of Scott Stanton)

Firefighting exercises at airport in Kona to produce smoke February 20-22, 2018

February 19, 2018

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies the public that there will be fire training exercises at the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA) for the Hawaii District Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighters (ARFF) on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, and Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Gov. David Ige proclaimed 2018 as the Year of the Hawaiian. Photo via the office of the Governor.

Governor Ige proclaims 2018 as the Year of the Hawaiian

February 19, 2018

Gov. David Ige on Friday (Feb 16) proclaimed 2018 as the Year of the Hawaiian with a proclamation signing ceremony at Washington Place.

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AARP workshop on caregiving prep in Waimea Saturday (Feb 24)

February 19, 2018

Talking to parents, children or other loved ones about caregiving is a tough, yet important conversation that many families don’t have until it’s too late. Families should talk about a loved one’s wishes for care, finances, and forming a support team before a stroke, fall or other emergency happens, and a loved one may not […]

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Rough weather for Hawaii Island through Monday (Feb 19)

February 18, 2018

A Flash Flood Watch continues for all Hawaiian Islands through Monday afternoon (Feb 19). Abundant low-level moisture will combine with a strong disturbance aloft to bring widespread heavy rain and thunderstorms. Rapidly developing and slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms will continue to impact both windward and leeward areas. Many areas are already saturated, and any […]

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Military convoys scheduled from Pōhakuloa to Kawaihae Monday (Feb 19)

February 18, 2018

Soldiers are scheduled to convoy from Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) to Kawaihae Docks Feb. 19, 2018. The six-vehicle convoy plans to begin at 9 a.m. and should be completed by no later than 4 p.m.

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Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of February 17-23, 2018

February 17, 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) KEAAU Lane closure on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in both directions between Mile Markers 6 and 9 in the vicinity of the Keaau-Bypass Road intersection to Kamehameha […]

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Access to Keeau Pahoa Road (Route 130) from Poni Moi Ave (29th Ave) to be restricted during peak hours

February 17, 2018

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announces a “no outlet” restriction from 29th Avenue (also known as Poni Moi Avenue) onto Keeau Pahoa Road (Highway 130) between the hours of 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., Monday through Friday, excluding weekends and state holidays. This restriction is effective Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, and will be conducted […]

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

February 16, 2018

Police are investigating a missing persons case involving Gerald Ragsdale a 48-year-old man, 5 foot 1 inch tall, 150 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes, unknown what he was wearing when he went missing. Ragsdale was possibly last at Walmart Hilo at 10 p.m. on Wednesday (Feb 14). Police ask anyone with information on HIS/HER whereabouts […]

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Man wanted for warrant and in connection with an attempted murder case

February 16, 2018

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 40-year-old man who is wanted for an outstanding warrant of arrest for violating parole and for questioning in connection with the (February 9), attempted murder investigation in Puna. Jayse Polaris Lee is described as being 5-feet-6-inches, 250 pounds with black hair and brown […]

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Police charge four people for a break-in and outstanding warrants

February 16, 2018

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged four people in connection with a break-in at a business in Hilo and for outstanding warrants. Late Wednesday evening, (February 14), police responded to a burglary-in-progress at a recycling business near the solid waste transfer station at the Hilo landfill. When officers arrived, they arrested three men, 28-year-old Brandon Hauoli, […]

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Police warrants list for Friday, February 16, 2018

February 16, 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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Very strong quake in Mexico, no tsunami threat to Hawaii Friday (Feb 16)

February 16, 2018

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.5 occurred in Oaxaca, Mexico at 1:39 p.m.HST on Friday, February 16, 2018. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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(L-R) Wyatt Kailli-Leong, Shea Nactor, athelete Daylan Toribio, Luke Watkins and Kupono Mata

Police and volunteers to raise money for Special Olympics

February 15, 2018

Tip-A-Cop is a coordinated project to raise awareness and funds for athletes of Special Olympics Hawaiʻi. During the project, off-duty officers, (Celebrity Servers), volunteer department employees and Special Olympics personnel will be greeting customers, waiting tables and serving patrons at participating restaurants.

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