Archive | December, 2008

Last Big Island sunset of 2008

Last Big Island sunset of 2008

The Big Island’s last sunset of 2008. Be safe on New Year’s Eve and have a very Happy New Year in 2009.

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Jay DeMaestri, PacWest player of the week

Hawai‘i Hilo senior forward Jay DeMaestri (Mill Valley, CA/Tam) averaged a double-double over four games to claim the Pacific West Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week award for the third time this season. The honor was announced on Monday, Dec. 29, by the PacWest media office in Queen Creek, AZ, for games played from […]

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Wish you were here? Kailua Bay

Karin Stanton/Hawaii247.com Contributing Editor Kona Kaycee, a 4-year-old Golden Retreiver, really does take a flying leap after a tennis ball during a visit Wednesday, Dec. 31 to Kailua Bay. Behind her are the criuse ships Zaandam (left, with a dark blue hull) and the Norwegian Cruise Lines Pride of America. Holland America Line’s second Volendam-class […]

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Winter weather advisory for Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa summits

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI 200 PM HST WED DEC 31 2008 HIZ028-011600- /O.CON.PHFO.WW.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-090101T1600Z/ BIG ISLAND SUMMITS- INCLUDING THE CITY OF…MAUNA LOA AND MAUNA KEA ABOVE 8000 FEET 200 PM HST WED DEC 31 2008 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST THURSDAY… A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY […]

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Free robotics workshop in Waimea

MEDIA RELEASE Friends of the Future P.O. Box 2655 Kamuela, HI 96743-2655 The award winning Earl’s Garage robotics team is offering a free robotics workshop for kids ages 11 to 18. Kids can learn how to build a robot and control it in this four-day robotics workshop held January 6th through the 9th from 9 […]

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Waimea and Kealakehe HI5 redemption centers closed due to weather

MEDIA RELEASE The ARC of Hilo Waimea and Kealakehe HI5 Redemption Centers are closed today, Wednesday, December 31, 2008 due to heavy rains and a landslide on the highway from Hilo. These locations will reopen on Friday January 2, 2009 at 8 am. Atlas Recycling in Kona is open today until noon. Please call the […]

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DUI statistics for Dec. 23-29

DUI statistics for Dec. 23-29

MEDIA RELEASE During the week of December 23, 2008, through December 29, 2008, Big Island police arrested 30 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Two were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 1,387 DUI arrests compared with 1,388 during the same […]

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Big fire in South Kona

Big fire in South Kona

Karin Stanton/Hawaii247.com Contributing Editor Rianne Capron and her family had their feet kicked right back when the first tell-tale ember floated past Tuesday evening. “My daughter noticed it first,” said Rianne Capron. “Eventually, the embers were reaching up to 250 feet. They basically went straight up.” Capron said she knew immediately there was a big […]

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*UPDATE* Stop. Wait. Don’t stop. Umm, OK, what …

OK, you can drive through that intersection now. All fixed, thank you Department of Public Works guys and the cops who directed traffic! — MEDIA RELEASE  Were ya trying to get somewhere? How’d that work out?  County Public Works staff was lending assistance and providing expertise all afternoon to the State Department of Transportation to […]

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Traffic along highway 19, at Kaawalii Gulch, was stopped in both directions as a three car accident blocked both lanes.

Three vehicle accident at Kaawalii Gulch

Traffic along highway 19, at Kaawalii Gulch, was stopped in both directions as a three car accident blocked both lanes.

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Protect your pets ... from distress that can be caused by the noise and commotion of fireworks during the New Year's celebrations.

Fireworks not so much fun for pets

Protect your pets … from distress that can be caused by the noise and commotion of fireworks during the New Year’s celebrations.

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Missing Puna teen

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Police Department is searching for a 17-year-old girl reported as missing from Puna since October 15. Cierra Villanueva-Santos is described as Filipino, 4-foot-11, about 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who […]

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Missing Hilo teen Jenny Castaneda

Missing Hilo teen Jenny Castaneda

MEDIA RELEASE   The Hawaii Police Department is searching for a 15-year-old girl reported as missing from Hilo since November 17.   Jenny Castaneda is described as Filipino, 5-foot-1, about 115 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. […]

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Kona Joe's Hawaii-Kenya blend to honor Obama

Kona Joe’s Hawaii-Kenya blend to honor Obama

MEDIA RELEASE Like most in Hawaii, Kona coffee farmers Joe and Deepa Tiare Alban closely followed Barack Obama’s path to the White House over the last year. Once the election was over, the couple mulled the best way to celebrate the occasion and inspiration was not long coming  – create the “Barack O Blend.” “Like […]

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