Archive | May, 2009

Pair of 3.0 magnitude earthquakes shake Pu‘u O‘o and South Point

Pair of 3.0 magnitude earthquakes shake Pu‘u O‘o and South Point

View Larger Map A minor earthquake occurred at 8:32:11 PM (HST) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 . The magnitude 3.0 event occurred 6 km (4 miles) S of Pu`u `O`o Crater. The hypocentral depth is 9 km ( 6 miles). For more information on the Pu‘u O‘o earthquake: tux.wr.usgs.gov/Quakes/hv00034… View Larger Map A minor earthquake […]

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DLNR closing Mauna Kea Forest Reserve to protect palila

DLNR closing Mauna Kea Forest Reserve to protect palila

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will close the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve on June 2 and 3 to conduct animal control activities, specifically aerial shooting from helicopters of feral goats, feral sheep, mouflon and mouflon/feral sheep hybrids.  These grazing ungulates reduce the density and productivity of mamane trees in the […]

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Linda Coble shares her life as a journalist and Rotarian at Rotary Club of Pahoa

Linda Coble shares her life as a journalist and Rotarian at Rotary Club of Pahoa

Rod Thompson/Special to Hawaii247.com In 1987, broadcast journalist Linda Coble was invited to join a Honolulu Rotary club, newly opened to women because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, she told Rotarians gathered in Leilani Estates subdivision Saturday afternoon. Some members in the formerly all-male bastion would not be happy having a woman. But Coble […]

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UH Hilo offers math, science “bridging” summer course

UH Hilo offers math, science “bridging” summer course

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii at Hilo is offering a four-week intensive summer math and science “bridging” course to assist students with their chances of success in entry-level college chemistry and math, courses that are often stumbling blocks for students in the STEM disciplines: science, technology, engineering and math.  The course is taught by […]

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Police survey of community satisfaction available online

Police survey of community satisfaction available online

MEDIA RELEASE The public is invited to participate in an anonymous Community Satisfaction Survey for the Hawai’i Police Department during the month of June. Baring any technical difficulties, the Internet survey will available from 9 a.m. Monday, June 1, until 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, at www.hawaiipolice.com. The survey takes about five minutes to complete […]

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DUI statistics for the week of May 19

DUI statistics for the week of May 19

MEDIA RELEASE During the week of May 19, 2009, through May 25, 2009, Big Island police arrested 25 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. So far this year, there have been 525 DUI arrests compared with 556 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5.6 […]

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UH-Hilo pharmacy training expanding to Oahu, Maui

UH-Hilo pharmacy training expanding to Oahu, Maui

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Pharmacy offered its second annual spring preceptor training in April and May on Oahu and Maui to student mentors in the pharmaceutical profession.  This marks the first time pharmacy students from Hilo will be able to receive the experiential phase of their education off the […]

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The Parker School class of 2009 commencement exercises at Kahilu Theatre.

Parker School’s Class of 2009

The Parker School class of 2009 commencement exercises at Kahilu Theatre.

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Makua Lani Christian Academy, which is just about as old as thie year's graduates, handed high school diplomas to 24 students Saturday evening (May 30) at the University of the Nations in Kona.

Makua Lani Christian Academy graduates 24

Makua Lani Christian Academy, which is just about as old as thie year’s graduates, handed high school diplomas to 24 students Saturday evening (May 30) at the University of the Nations in Kona.

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Connections Public Charter School 2009 graduates celebrate during ceremonies at Aunty Sally's Luau Hale.

Connections PCS commencement exercises in Hilo

Connections Public Charter School 2009 graduates celebrate during ceremonies at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale.

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Mayor Billy Kenoi is the guest speaker at the Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science graduation in Pahoa Friday (May 29).

Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science class of 2009

Mayor Billy Kenoi is the guest speaker at the Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science graduation in Pahoa Friday (May 29).

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Toll free phone offers access to free federal resources

Toll free phone offers access to free federal resources

MEDIA RELEASE These days, you don’t have time for advice that costs money or sends you in the wrong direction. Your tax dollars pay for an information service to help you, so use it!  Call 1 (800) FED-INFO (that’s 1-800-333-4636) to reach the federal government’s answer hotline, where they’ll answer your government-related questions or get […]

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Volcano watch: Magma within Kilauea’s summit vent never goes flat

Volcano watch: Magma within Kilauea’s summit vent never goes flat

(Volcano Watch is a weekly article written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) Two weeks ago, readers of this column learned about the genesis of brown plumes and sudden gas release from Kilauea’s summit vent.  This week we will continue that exploration, looking farther into Kilauea’s magma plumbing system to explain […]

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3.5M earthquake five miles southwest of Kilauea summit

3.5M earthquake five miles southwest of Kilauea summit

View Larger Map A minor earthquake occurred at 3:55:27 PM (HST) on Saturday, May 30, 2009 . The magnitude 3.5 event occurred 9 km (5 miles) SW of Kilauea Summit. The hypocentral depth is 26 km (16 miles). More info at: tux.wr.usgs.gov/Quakes/hv00034…

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