Archive | September, 2009

Video of the Coast Guard evacuating a crewmember from a U.S. Navy submarine off the coast of Washington, Tuesday (Sept 29). The Navy contacted the Coast Guard at 5:50 p.m. to request assistance in transferring a crewmember to a hospital from a submarine. The rescue helicopter arrived on scene at 7:12 p.m. and hoisted the crewmember by basket from the sail of the submarine.

Coast Guard medevacs sailor from sub off the Washington coast

Video of the Coast Guard evacuating a crewmember from a U.S. Navy submarine off the coast of Washington, Tuesday (Sept 29). The Navy contacted the Coast Guard at 5:50 p.m. to request assistance in transferring a crewmember to a hospital from a submarine. The rescue helicopter arrived on scene at 7:12 p.m. and hoisted the […]

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Although their flight out of Phoenix isn't until Thursday, the University of Hawaii at Hilo volleyball team seemed in a race with time as they put away Grand Canyon University 3-0 in an hour and 10 minutes.
Set scores were 25-11, 25-20, 25-9.

The win improves the Vulcans record to 15-0 overall and 5-0 in the Pacific West Conference while the Antelopes fall to 9-4 and 0-4.

Lady Vulcans sweep the Antelopes to remain perfect in volleyball

Although their flight out of Phoenix isn’t until Thursday, the University of Hawaii at Hilo volleyball team seemed in a race with time as they put away Grand Canyon University 3-0 in an hour and 10 minutes. Set scores were 25-11, 25-20, 25-9. The win improves the Vulcans record to 15-0 overall and 5-0 in […]

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Red Flag Fire Warning remains in effect for Kona, Ka‘u and Kohala

Red Flag Warning remains in effect due to gusty winds and low humidity. The Red Flag Warning is now in effect until 5 pm HST Thursday. Gusty trade winds along with low relative humidity values will create hazardous fire weather conditions in the dry…mainly leeward locations through the rest of today and again Thursday.

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The County Department of Parks & Recreation will begin signing up children on Monday, Oct. 5 for a program to provide low-cost child care during the 17 days that schools are closed because of teacher furloughs.

Sign-up will be at 18 sites across the island for the “Furlough Friday Program,” which is modeled after the County’s popular Summer Fun program. The program is designed to help working parents who have no alternative child care on furlough days.

Parents urged to sign up for County child care on teacher furlough days

The County Department of Parks & Recreation will begin signing up children on Monday, Oct. 5 for a program to provide low-cost child care during the 17 days that schools are closed because of teacher furloughs. Sign-up will be at 18 sites across the island for the “Furlough Friday Program,” which is modeled after the […]

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Governor Linda Lingle today announced that there was an overstatement of general fund revenues for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2009 (FY09).  Actual general fund revenues were found to be $44 million below the amount reported by the State’s Financial and Accounting Management Information System (FAMIS).  A similar overstatement of $800,000 also occurred in FY08.  These discrepancies change the FY09 general fund balance from a projected positive $8.0 million to an actual minus $36.8 million.

Recording error with general fund revenues decreases state’s general fund balance

Governor Linda Lingle today announced that there was an overstatement of general fund revenues for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2009 (FY09). Actual general fund revenues were found to be $44 million below the amount reported by the State’s Financial and Accounting Management Information System (FAMIS). A similar overstatement of $800,000 also […]

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Governor Linda Lingle today released a list of judicial nominees that was provided to her by the Judicial Selection Commission to fill a vacancy on the Circuit Court of the First Circuit which covers the island of O‘ahu.  The Governor is inviting the public to submit comments on the nominees as part of her review and selection process. The nominee, if confirmed by the Senate, will fill the vacant position created by the retirement of Judge Karen Blondin.

Governor Lingle seeks public comments on First Circuit Court judicial nominees

Governor Linda Lingle today released a list of judicial nominees that was provided to her by the Judicial Selection Commission to fill a vacancy on the Circuit Court of the First Circuit which covers the island of O‘ahu. The Governor is inviting the public to submit comments on the nominees as part of her review […]

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The University of Hawaii at Hilo softball program will hold a 14-inch slow-pitch benefit tournament on Saturday and Sunday, October 31 and November 1 on the UHH softball and baseball fields.

The field will consist of four Kapuna teams and 10 mix teams. Entry fee is $150 per team.

The deadline to register is Wednesday, October 21.

UH-Hilo softball fundraiser Oct 31-Nov 1

The University of Hawaii at Hilo softball program will hold a 14-inch slow-pitch benefit tournament on Saturday and Sunday, October 31 and November 1 on the UHH softball and baseball fields. The field will consist of four Kapuna teams and 10 mix teams. Entry fee is $150 per team. The deadline to register is Wednesday, […]

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Red Flag Fire Warning in Kona, Ka‘u and Kohala

Red Flag Warning remains in effect due to gusty winds and low humidity. The Red Flag Warning is now in effect until 5 pm hst this afternoon. Gusty trade winds along with low relative humidity values will create hazardous fire weather conditions in the dry…mainly leeward locations through the rest of today.

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New radiology machine radiates convenience, faster care

New radiology machine radiates convenience, faster care

MEDIA RELEASE The Kohala Hospital Charitable Foundation has purchased a new state-of-the-art Radiology equipment called GE AMX4+ through a grant provided by the HMSA Foundation.   The portable X-Ray machine is compact, maneuverable, and provides the same type of image quality as stationary systems. “This is one more tool to use for diagnosing and treating […]

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Hawaii park dispatcher counting down to Ironman

Hawaii park dispatcher counting down to Ironman

MEDIA RELEASE When Kona hosts what is regarded as the most honored and prestigious triathlon event to win worldwide next month, one athlete won’t have to travel far. Among the 1,800 competitors at the starting line will be Bill Greineisen, a dispatcher at Hawaii Volcanoes’ Pacific Area Communication Center. During the last three years, the […]

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'O'oma Beachside Village wins planning award

‘O’oma Beachside Village wins planning award

  MEDIA RELEASE   The mixed-use master plan for ‘O’oma Beachside Village, a proposed community on the Big Island’s North Kona coast, received the “2009 Outstanding Planning Award” Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 from the Hawaii Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) at the luncheon of the annual Hawaii Congress of Planning Officials conference in […]

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After 20 months of renovations, Kona landmark ready to welcome back visitors

Hulihee Palace: ‘It’s like home again’

After 20 months of renovations, Kona landmark ready to welcome back visitors

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The University of Hawaii at Hilo struggled with their service game but held on to beat Grand Canyon University 3-1 in the Pacific West Conference match in Phoenix, Ariz.

Set scores were 27-29, 25-23, 25-20 and 25-18. The Vulcans improved to 14-0 overall and 4-0 in the PacWest while the Antelopes are 9-5 and 0-3.

UH-Hilo beats Grand Canyon in volleyball

The University of Hawaii at Hilo struggled with their service game but held on to beat Grand Canyon University 3-1 in the Pacific West Conference match in Phoenix, Ariz. Set scores were 27-29, 25-23, 25-20 and 25-18. The Vulcans improved to 14-0 overall and 4-0 in the PacWest while the Antelopes are 9-5 and 0-3.

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“Our prayers go out to the people of American Samoa and Samoa, especially the families of those who lost their lives due to the devastating earthquake and tsunami.  We acknowledge how difficult it must be for the Samoan community in Hawai‘i as they await news of their loved ones.

Lingle’s statement on earthquake, tsunami in Samoa

“Our prayers go out to the people of American Samoa and Samoa, especially the families of those who lost their lives due to the devastating earthquake and tsunami. We acknowledge how difficult it must be for the Samoan community in Hawai‘i as they await news of their loved ones.

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