Featured Stories
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.

20181206_VW_Fissure8_USGS-t

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?”

r130-34-37-2018-12-05-203001-t

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.

2018-11-29 Magic of the Season Flyer-t

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.

judiciary bug

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in Government, News0 Comments

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.

Read the full story

Posted in News, Travel0 Comments

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in News, Travel0 Comments

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.

Read the full story

Posted in News0 Comments

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in News0 Comments

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.

Read the full story

Posted in Kilauea Eruption, News0 Comments

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. […]

Read the full story

Posted in Education, Entertainment0 Comments

gasbuddy-bug

Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 11.5 cents per gallon the past week

December 17, 2018

Gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 11.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.61/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 stations in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.7 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.36/g, according to GasBuddy.

Read the full story

Posted in Business, Energy0 Comments

Banyan Saburo Hanato

Police are searching for a man wanted on a warrant

December 17, 2018

The Area II Special Enforcement Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Banyan Saburo Hanato, a 44-year-old male who frequents the Holualoa and Honalo areas. He is wanted on a $20,000 Warrant of Arrest for Revocation, Modification of Probation Conditions.

Read the full story

Posted in News0 Comments

Fire destroys car and scorches home in Ocean View Estates

December 17, 2018

Fire/rescue responded to an 11:44 p.m. alarm Sunday (Dec 16) near the corner of Paradise Parkway and Luau Drive for a car and structure fire. Crews arrived to find a car engulfed in flames with fire spreading to a single-story, 20-by-30 foot structure’s wall and roof structure. Firefighters had difficulty accessing the fire due to […]

Read the full story

Posted in News0 Comments

Fire destroys structure in Eden Roc subdivision early Monday morning (Dec 17)

December 17, 2018

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:10 a.m. alarm Monday (Dec 17) to Road 23 in Eden Roc Subdivision for a structure fire. Firefighters arrived to find a 800 square-foot structure engulfed in flames. Crews had the fire under control by 1:46 a.m. and it was declared out at 3:27 a.m. There were no injuries reported, […]

Read the full story

Posted in News0 Comments

Kailua-Kona man is dead after motorcycle accident Friday (Dec 14)

December 17, 2018

A 40-year-old Kailua-Kona man died following a two-vehicle collision Friday, (December 14), in Kailua-Kona at the intersection of Henry Street and Malulani Road, (Lowe’s). The 40-year-old motorcyclist has been positively identified Gilbert Motta of Kailua-Kona.

Read the full story

Posted in News0 Comments

Waikoloa man is dead after Holualoa motorcycle accident Saturday (Dec 15)

December 17, 2018

A 45-year-old Waikoloa man died following a two-vehicle collision Saturday, (December 15), in Holualoa, south of the 7-mile marker on Māmalahoa Highway. The 45-year-old motorcyclist has been identified as John Paul Simonsen of Waikoloa. Responding to a 8:31 a.m. call, police determined that a green 2014 Subaru station wagon being operated by a 77-year-old Holualoa […]

Read the full story

Posted in News0 Comments

Police urge public to avoid using drugs and driving

December 17, 2018

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) new campaign of “If you feel Different, You Drive Different” is not new for those of us on the Big Island who have been impacted by drunk and drugged driving fatalities.

Read the full story

Posted in News0 Comments

 

 

Become a fan on facebook

 

 

Quantcast