Archive | January, 2009

Conservation program targets wildlife habitat, wetlands, forests

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Land and Natural Resources and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) have entered into an agreement to protect coastal and stream water quality, improve wildlife habitat, and restore native forests and wetlands. The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) includes the islands of Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, […]

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Lawmakers mulling 3,533 bills

Karin Stanton/Hawaii247.com Contributing Editor The Senate introduced 1,690 bills for the 2009 Legislative Session, while the House introduced 1,843 bills. That was the total tally after this week’s cut-off date. Gov. Linda Lingle submitted a package of 168 legislative bills to the Legislature. “This is a robust legislative package that will help streamline government, improve […]

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Kona Commons boasts state’s largest rooftop solar system

MEDIA RELEASE Sunetric announced completion Thursday, Jan. 29 of the largest rooftop solar project in the state, which will eliminate 959 tons of carbon emissions annually.  The array features 17 distinct photovoltaic systems covering the roofs at the Kona Commons shopping center. The 803 kilowatt project generates nearly 1.2 million kWh of electricity a year, […]

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UPDATE: Missing Volcano hiker found

  The Fire Department reported the missing hiker was found Thursday, Jan. 29. Crews returned to the trail head at first light to continue their search, assisted by a helicopter, and all units were back in station shortly after 9:30 a.m. No other information was provided. ——— Fire/Rescue crews responded to a 5 p.m. alarm […]

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Hawaii Prep girls bounce Ka‘u, 59-45

Results from BIIF girl’s basketball Thursday, Jan. 29 at Hawaii Preparatory Academy. JV Game Hawaii Prep     2       5       6       11      24      Angel Wu (8 pts), Bua Rojanai (8 pts) Ka’u            3       9       10      14      36      Jaeneise Cuison (19 pts) Varsity Game Hawaii Prep     12      15      16      16      59      Tayler Wang (29 pts), Leahi Lindsey (14 pts), Cori Wang (13 pts) Ka’u    […]

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Seven isle students off to state debate tournament

MEDIA RELEASE Six Parker School students and one from Kohala High School have qualified for the state speech and debate championships. Parker School recently hosted 250 students, coaches and judges for the largest speech and debate tournament in the state.  The Hawaii Speech League Neighbor Island Tournament was the first of three qualifying tournaments where […]

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Whitaker takes reins at Humane Society

Whitaker takes reins at Humane Society

MEDIA RELEASE  The Hawaii Island Humane Society has selected Donna J. Whitaker as its new executive director effective immediately. Whitaker will be responsible for overall operations at the Waimea, Keaau and Kona shelters operated by HIHS. In addition to staff and volunteer development, Whitaker is responsible for fulfillment of HIHS’s animal-related contract with the county.  […]

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Online voting for annual Hawaii Music Awards open

The Hawaii Music Awards is an annual contest held at the beginning of the year that recognizes artists and musicians living in Hawaii, Hawaiian and Polynesian musicians living anywhere in the world, and international artists who perform Hawaiian or Polynesian-style music. The people’s choice competition includes categories in a myriad genres, including Hawaiian, slack key, […]

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Volcano Watch: Activity update for week of Jan. 23

Volcano Watch: Activity update for week of Jan. 23

(Activity updates are written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) Kilauea Volcano continues to be active. A vent in Halemaumau Crater is emitting elevated amounts of sulfur dioxide gas and producing very small amounts of ash. Resulting high concentrations of sulfur dioxide in downwind air have closed the south part of […]

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Volcano Watch: Seasonally enhanced aroma briefly fills the air

Volcano Watch: Seasonally enhanced aroma briefly fills the air

(Volcano Watch is a weekly article written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) It seems that something new and different is always cooking at Kilauea. In December a change in the aroma coming from Pele’s kitchen was noticed by the HVO and National Park staffs, along with nearby residents. The biting, […]

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Help sought in Kalapana moped theft, assault case

Help sought in Kalapana moped theft, assault case

MEDIA RELEASE Police are requesting the public’s help in identifying a pair of males who were last seen in the Kalapana area in the early evening hours of Jan. 13. At approximately 7:15 p.m., a 22-year-old woman was riding her moped southbound on Route 130 near the 17-mile marker when she was stopped by a […]

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Konawaena's Lia Galdeira (23) shoots between a wall of Warriors during first half girls basketball action at Waiakea. Konawaena wins 55-41.

Konawaena at Waiakea Girls Basketball

Konawaena’s Lia Galdeira (23) shoots between a wall of Warriors during first half girls basketball action at Waiakea. Konawaena wins 55-41.

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Repair loans for Hawaiian home lessees

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of Housing and Community Development is pleased to announce that it is currently accepting applications to its Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) Home Repair Loan Program. NAHASDA was established by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) and administered by the Office of Housing and Community Development to […]

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Home repair loans for low and moderate income homeowners

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of Housing and Community Development is currently accepting applications to its Residential Emergency Repair Program (RERP). The RERP program was established in 1997 to make low-interest loans available to low-and moderate-income homeowners who are interested in repairing and improving their primary residence. The RERP loan can be used for roof repairs, […]

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