Archive | November, 2009

Kona Crime Prevention Committee honors Wike

MEDIA RELEASE The December “Officer of the Month” luncheon will feature Detective Gerald Wike  as the honoree. The luncheon is noon Dec. 2 at The Paddlers Restaurant at The King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel. Wike is being recognized for his investigation of a sex crime of a juvenile. Through his comprehensive investigation  sexual assault of […]

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Big Island police are investigating a reported home invasion robbery that took place in Pāhoa early on the morning of September 8.

Puna Patrol officers were dispatched to an Alapai Street home in the Leilani Estates subdivision, where a 26-year-old woman reported that an unknown man entered her home and demanded marijuana. The suspect physically beat the victim and then left the home with undisclosed personal belongings.

Pahoa woman beaten in September robbery

Big Island police are investigating a reported home invasion robbery that took place in Pāhoa early on the morning of September 8. Puna Patrol officers were dispatched to an Alapai Street home in the Leilani Estates subdivision, where a 26-year-old woman reported that an unknown man entered her home and demanded marijuana. The suspect physically […]

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Mountain View Public & School Library (Big Island) will close temporarily beginning on Tuesday, December 1 for interior renovation and maintenance. The book drop will also be closed.  An announcement will be made when the Library is scheduled to reopen.

Mountain View Library closing for renovation and maintenance Tuesday (Dec 1)

Mountain View Public & School Library (Big Island) will close temporarily beginning on Tuesday, December 1 for interior renovation and maintenance. The book drop will also be closed. An announcement will be made when the Library is scheduled to reopen.

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A Puna woman reported receiving a telephone call last week from a man who told her he was representing the Hawaii Tribune-Herald. He said the newspaper was looking for people who wanted to "give back" to the community by making donations. The woman's caller ID indicated that the call was not from the newspaper. After she began to question the caller, he hung up the phone.

Telephone scam asks for donations

A Puna woman reported receiving a telephone call last week from a man who told her he was representing the Hawaii Tribune-Herald. He said the newspaper was looking for people who wanted to “give back” to the community by making donations. The woman’s caller ID indicated that the call was not from the newspaper. After […]

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The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory for North, West and East facing shores of the Big Island. The advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday with surf forecast to be 7-10 feet through tonight. The Mauna Kea access road has re-opened with about a half-inch of snow above the 13,000 foot level.

High surf advisory in effect, Mauna Kea summit road has re-opened

The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory for North, West and East facing shores of the Big Island. The advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday with surf forecast to be 7-10 feet through tonight. The Mauna Kea access road has re-opened with about a half-inch of snow above the 13,000 […]

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The Office of Mauna Kea Management will be hosting three island-wide open houses on the Public Access Plan for UH Management Areas on Mauna Kea (Public Access Plan) and the Decommissioning Plan for the Mauna Kea Observatories (Decommissioning Plan).

Mauna Kea Public Access and Decommissioning Plans in Hilo, Waimea and Kona

The Office of Mauna Kea Management will be hosting three island-wide open houses on the Public Access Plan for UH Management Areas on Mauna Kea (Public Access Plan) and the Decommissioning Plan for the Mauna Kea Observatories (Decommissioning Plan).

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Guards Kevin Bruce (senior, Phillips Ranch, CA) and Dayna Jandoc (sophomore, Honolulu, HI) are the recipients of the Masaya & Miyoko Miyao Scholarships at the University of Hawaii at Hilo for the spring 2010 semester as announced by the UHH Office of Intercollegiate Athleitcs.

Masaya and Miyoko Miyao scholarship awards

Guards Kevin Bruce (senior, Phillips Ranch, CA) and Dayna Jandoc (sophomore, Honolulu, HI) are the recipients of the Masaya & Miyoko Miyao Scholarships at the University of Hawaii at Hilo for the spring 2010 semester as announced by the UHH Office of Intercollegiate Athleitcs.

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University of Hawai‘i at Hilo senior forward Justin Smith (Los Angeles, CA/Reseda) has been named the Pacific West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week.

The honor was announced by the PacWest Media Office in Phoenix, AZ, on Monday, Nov. 30, for games contested Nov. 23-29.

UH-Hilo’s Smith selected PacWest player of the week

University of Hawai‘i at Hilo senior forward Justin Smith (Los Angeles, CA/Reseda) has been named the Pacific West Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. The honor was announced by the PacWest Media Office in Phoenix, AZ, on Monday, Nov. 30, for games contested Nov. 23-29.

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A flash flood warning is in effect for the Big Island due to heavy rain until 2 a.m. The National Weather Service may extend this if flooding persists. A winter weather advisory is also in effect for the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea which may see snow up to two inches deep above 8,000 feet as a cold upper level through moves across the Big Island.

Flash Flood warning until 2 a.m. Monday (Nov 30), summits may get 2 inches of snow

A flash flood warning is in effect for the Big Island due to heavy rain until 2 a.m. The National Weather Service may extend this if flooding persists. A winter weather advisory is also in effect for the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea which may see snow up to two inches deep above […]

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Land, sea and sky adventures await Big Island explorers

Land, sea and sky adventures await Big Island explorers

MEDIA RELEASE Outdoor adventure is practically everywhere you look on Hawai‘i Island. Hikers can walk in sand and snow and across a steaming volcanic crater—all in one day. Campers can pitch their tent on a beach, in a lush rainforest or on a high-desert lava plain where the rocks are actually purple. Snorkelers can float […]

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Ann Heaslett takes 35 minutes off women's run record; Giorgio Alessi earns Honu Award, but he has a very good excuse for coming in absolutely last

Ribeiro, Armstrong repeat as Ultraman champs

Ann Heaslett takes 35 minutes off women’s run record; Giorgio Alessi earns Honu Award, but he has a very good excuse for coming in absolutely last

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The Hawai`i Island HIV/AIDS Foundation will be hosting a Memorial Service at 5 p.m. in Hilo. In Kona, Living Positive in Hawai‘i, a photo exhibit of HIV positive individuals in Hawai‘i, will be displayed at Kona Hospital, Kohala Hospital, and the Hospice of Kona.

Hawaii observes World AIDS Day on Tuesday (Dec 1)

The Hawai`i Island HIV/AIDS Foundation will be hosting a Memorial Service at 5 p.m. in Hilo. In Kona, Living Positive in Hawai‘i, a photo exhibit of HIV positive individuals in Hawai‘i, will be displayed at Kona Hospital, Kohala Hospital, and the Hospice of Kona.

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Author signing 'Big Island Journey' at credit union

Author signing ‘Big Island Journey’ at credit union

MEDIA RELEASE Big Island author Sophia V. Schweitzer will be at the Kohala and Kaloko branches of Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union this holiday season to autograph her new book, “Big Island Journey, An Illustrated Narrative of The Island of Hawaii.” Released in November by Mutual Publishing, “Big Island Journey” is a coffee table book […]

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KCCF recipe winners, Part VII: Ready, set, cook!

KCCF recipe winners, Part VII: Ready, set, cook!

Results and recipes compiled by Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Contributing Editor This year, 39 contestants entered 44 entree and dessert recipes in Professional, Amateur, Culinary Student, and Keiki categories. Contestants included 17 of West Hawaii’s top professional culinarians, plus some stand-out amateur and keiki contestants. Here are the winners and their recipes: 1. Kealakehe […]

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