Archive | June, 2009

Small earthquake near Kukuihaele Tuesday night

Small earthquake near Kukuihaele Tuesday night

View Larger Map A minor earthquake occurred at 10:45:29 PM (HST) on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 . The magnitude 3.0 event occurred 12 km (8 miles) NNE of Kukuihaele. The hypocentral depth is 13 km ( 8 miles). More info from USGS: tux.wr.usgs.gov/Quakes/hv00034…

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Three of 'Hawaii Island's Most Wanted' found

Three of ‘Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted’ found

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawai’i Police Department has located three men recently featured on the television program “Hawai’i Island’s Most Wanted.” Craig Dubczak, who was featured on the most recent edition, was arrested on June 6 and charged with third-degree assault for an incident in Pāhoa Village on April 10. Michael David Negrini, who was featured […]

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Surf’s up! High surf advisory for south facing shores

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI 331 PM HST TUE JUN 30 2009 NIIHAU-KAUAI WINDWARD-KAUAI LEEWARD-OAHU SOUTH SHORE-WAIANAE COAST-MOLOKAI WINDWARD-MOLOKAI LEEWARD-LANAI MAKAI-KAHOOLAWE-MAUI LEEWARD WEST-MAUI CENTRAL VALLEY-WINDWARD HALEAKALA-LEEWARD HALEAKALA-KONA-SOUTH BIG ISLAND- BIG ISLAND NORTH AND EAST- 331 PM HST TUE JUN 30 2009 …HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO 6 […]

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Big Island Carbon picks up Pualu Award for business innovation

Big Island Carbon picks up Pualu Award for business innovation

MEDIA RELEASE Big Island Carbon, LLC has been awarded a 2009 Pualu Award for Business Innovation by the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce. In its recognition of Big Island Carbon, the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce noted that at a time when most businesses are holding back with the uncertainties of this current economic time, Big Island […]

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Humane Society wins community education award

Humane Society wins community education award

MEDIA RELEASE In recognition of Hawaii Island Humane Society’s efforts to integrate a broad spectrum of educational-based programs into their day-to-day operations, HIHS was presented with the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce’s 2009 Pualu Award for Community Education. From Animal Ed-Ventures day camps that include fun activities with opportunities for children to interact with shelter animals […]

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Fair Wind scoops up chamber's marketing award

Fair Wind scoops up chamber’s marketing award

MEDIA RELEASE Fair Wind, Big Island Ocean Guides received the Pualu Visitor Industry Marketing Award at the Kona Kohala Chamber of Commerce Community Service and Business Leadership ceremonies.  The Kona Kohala Chamber of Commerce has recognized leaders in the business and marketing community for the last 29 years with the Pualu Community Service and Business […]

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Basketball camp puts prep athletes through their paces

Basketball camp puts prep athletes through their paces

  Special to Hawaii247.com by Andy Smith The 2009 Hawaii Island Hoops College Prep Basketball Camp was a huge success for the local talent in Hawaii.  With the top prep basketball players, great talent, top-notch coaching staff and a camp schedule that had all the trimmings of competition, instruction, college prep seminars, excitement and fun! […]

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Lingle submits list bills for possible veto, including bill affecting Amazon.com sales

Lingle submits list bills for possible veto, including bill affecting Amazon.com sales

Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com Gov. Linda Lingle submitted to the State Legislature a list of 65 bills she is considering for vetoes. Among these bills is HB1405, which prompted Amazon.com to close affiliate accounts for Hawaii residents who earned referral fees online. The list of bills up for possible veto See related story on Hawaii247.com here

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The rally ran from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today (June 30)

Hundreds of people line Hilo’s Bayfront to rally support for the state’s unions

The rally ran from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today (June 30)

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Watershed restoration to reduce sediment input into coastal environment; work expected to begin in August

Federal stimulus $2.69M grant for Pelekane Bay watershed

Watershed restoration to reduce sediment input into coastal environment; work expected to begin in August

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Downtown Hilo sustainable design presentation available online

Downtown Hilo sustainable design presentation available online

MEDIA RELEASE The Power Point presentation by the American Institute of Architects Sustainable Design Assessment Team Program for Downtown Hilo is now available online. It can be accessed on the American Institute of Architects website at: www.aia.org/about/initiatives/…, or on the EnVision Downtown Hilo 2025 SildeShare website at:  www.slideshare.net/…slidesho…. A team of multi-disciplinary experts from around the […]

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Fire suppression test set July 20-22 at former Kailua-Kona landfill

Fire suppression test set July 20-22 at former Kailua-Kona landfill

MEDIA RELEASE The County of Hawai`i Department of Environmental Management, Solid Waste Division, is planning a fire-suppression pilot test July 20-22, 2009, at the former Kailua-Kona Landfill (a.k.a. Old Kona Dump), located about three miles north of Kailua-Kona on the west coast of the Island of Hawai`i. This work is being performed by the County […]

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Groundbreaking held for Kona homeless shelter

Groundbreaking held for Kona homeless shelter

MEDIA RELEASE A groundbreaking ceremony for what will be the first emergency homeless shelter in West Hawaii was Tuesday, June 30 next to the existing Friendly Place service center at 74-5593 Pawai Place in the Kailua-Kona old industrial area. The new West Hawaii Emergency Housing Program Facility will have a total of 31 beds with […]

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Holualoa Public Library to close temporarily starting July 1

Holualoa Public Library to close temporarily starting July 1

MEDIA RELEASE Holualoa Public Library on the Big Island will be closed temporarily effective Wednesday, July 1, 2009.  The book drop will remain open to accept returned library materials. Starting July 1, Holualoa Public Library patrons can use Kailua-Kona Public Library, located about five miles away at 75-138 Hualalai Road.  Library materials being held for […]

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