Archive | February, 2009

Girls Division I: Konawaena to play for state title

Girls Division I: Konawaena to play for state title

Konawaena High School girls overcame a three-point half time deficit to knock off No. 3 seed Farrington on their way to the state championship game. Led by Emalia Galdeira’s 18 points, Konawaena won the semi-final 51-43 and will take on No. 1 seed Punahou. The Wildcats remain undefeated for the season. The championship game will be shown […]

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U.S. Army environmental initiatives for Big Island

U.S. Army environmental initiatives for Big Island

MEDIA RELEASE Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health, Addison “Tad” Davis, IV, met with Hawaii legislators Thursday, Feb. 26 at the State Capitol to discuss three U.S. Army environmental initiatives on the Big Island, reported the Hawaii House Blog. “Hydrogen Highway” – The Army is working with the Hawaii […]

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Volcano Watch: Activity update for week of Feb. 20

Volcano Watch: Activity update for week of Feb. 20

(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 small amounts of ash. Resulting high concentrations of sulfur dioxide in downwind air have closed the south part of Kilauea […]

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Volcano Watch: Size matters when it comes to volcanic islands

Volcano Watch: Size matters when it comes to volcanic islands

  (Volcano Watch is a weekly article written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) The Island of Hawaii, a composite of five volcanoes, has a surface area almost twice as large as the other main Hawaiian Islands combined. Such a size provides some level of security for the island’s residents during […]

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FOLK hosting Gemini Observatory speaker

MEDIA RELEASE On Tuesday, March 10 at 5:45 p.m., Andolie Marten from the Public Information and Education Outreach Department of the Gemini Observatory will be presenting a program at the Kailua-Kona Public Library. The Gemini Observatory, with twin telescopes located on Mauna Kea and in Chile, has discovered wondrous new insights into our universe and […]

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Kona Village Resort restaurant tops for Zagat

Kona Village Resort restaurant tops for Zagat

MEDIA RELEASE The newest edition of Zagat Hawaii is reporting Kona Village Resort’s signature restaurant Hale Samoa received the highest total survey score of any dining establishment on the Big Island. Kona Village also ranked among the island’s best in the accommodations and luau categories. “We’ve just introduced a new menu at Hale Samoa as […]

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Officer Keith Nacis "Officer of the Month"

Officer Keith Nacis “Officer of the Month”

MEDIA RELEASE The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawai’i recognized Hilo Patrol Officer Keith Nacis as “Officer of the Month” on Thursday (February 26). At a luncheon ceremony at Coqui’s Hideaway Restaurant in Hilo, Nacis was recognized for arresting a man responsible for a burglary at a food mart in Hilo on January 28. The […]

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Rare Disease Day marked Feb. 28

PRESS RELEASE    The second annual Rare Disease Day will be marked Saturday, Feb. 28.   On and around this date, hundreds of patient groups and their partners are organizing a variety of awareness-raising activities to draw attention to rare diseases and the millions of people suffering from them.   The international Rare Disease Day campaign […]

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Leithead-Todd named new planning director

Leithead-Todd named new planning director

MEDIA RELEASE Hawai’i County Mayor Billy Kenoi has named Bobby Jean Leithead-Todd as the new director of the county Department of Planning effective March 1, 2009. The appointment fills one of the last key slots in the mayor’s cabinet. Kenoi was sworn in as mayor on Dec. 1. Leithead-Todd, 56, is an attorney with extensive […]

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County parks getting hazardous materials inspections

County parks getting hazardous materials inspections

MEDIA RELEASE County Department of Parks and Recreation facilities are being inspected for hazardous materials under a program initiated by the County in July 2008. The inspections were begun island-wide last year to develop a catalog of information about hazardous materials in department facilities to be used in conjunction with future construction projects. A second […]

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New non-profit hopes to turn the historic hotel into a institute for learning and employment.

Volcano House Project proposes non-profit model

New non-profit hopes to turn the historic hotel into a institute for learning and employment.

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Lingle releases $670,000 for Hilo High School

MEDIA RELEASE  Gov. Linda Lingle has released $670,000 for two projects at Hilo High School. The projects are in addition to the $1.8 billion public infrastructure construction plan unveiled by Lingle in December 2008 to stimulate the economy and create jobs. “These projects will provide students on the Big Island and other organizations that use […]

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College prep basketball camp coming to Kona

College prep basketball camp coming to Kona

Hawaii Island Hoops announces today the dates for the week-long College Prep Basketball Camp. The college prep camp will be held from June 8-12, 2009 in Kailua-Kona at the Kekuaokalani Gym on the Big Island. The camp is open to boys basketball players ages 13 – 20 who what to learn about the college game, […]

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The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory for north and east shores of the Big Island.

High surf advisory until 6 a.m. Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory for north and east shores of the Big Island.

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