Archive | December, 2009

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for week of Dec. 24

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for week of Dec. 24

(Activity updates are written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) Lava continues to erupt from the TEB vent on Kilauea’s east rift zone and flow through tubes to the ocean at the Waikupanaha location west of Kalapana. Lava flows were active on the pali early in the week, but a deflation-inflation […]

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Volcano Watch: Has it been 27 years already?

Volcano Watch: Has it been 27 years already?

(Volcano Watch is a weekly article written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) Kilauea has been erupting nearly continuously for 27 years as of Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010. The eruption has gone through many changes in those years, most notably in 2008 with the addition of a second vent and degassing […]

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The County of Hawaii Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the Kona Community Aquatic Center at Kailua Park will be closed on Tuesday, January 5 and Wednesday, January 6 for repairs.  The pool will reopen on Thursday, January 7.

Kona Community Aquatic Center to close for repairs

The County of Hawaii Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the Kona Community Aquatic Center at Kailua Park will be closed on Tuesday, January 5 and Wednesday, January 6 for repairs. The pool will reopen on Thursday, January 7.

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La‘aloa Beach Park (aka Magic Sands) Parking Lot will be closed on Tuesday, January 5, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., while employees work to replace the existing lifeguard tower. The County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced the general maintenance schedule for ‘Āhalanui Park, Isaac Hale Memorial Park, Kahalu‘u Beach Park and Spencer Park at ‘Ōhai‘ula Beach for the calendar year 2010.

County parks repair and maintenance schedule announced

La‘aloa Beach Park (aka Magic Sands) Parking Lot will be closed on Tuesday, January 5, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., while employees work to replace the existing lifeguard tower. The County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced the general maintenance schedule for ‘Āhalanui Park, Isaac Hale Memorial Park, Kahalu‘u Beach Park and Spencer […]

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A 31-year-old Kamuela woman applied for the job on line. She received a check for $1,600 from the supposed employers, along with an e-mail asking her to cash the check, keep $300 and return $1,300 by Western Union. The woman complied with the request and later determined that the $1,600 check was bogus.

Mystery shopper Internet scam steals $1,300 from Waimea woman

A 31-year-old Kamuela woman applied for the job on line. She received a check for $1,600 from the supposed employers, along with an e-mail asking her to cash the check, keep $300 and return $1,300 by Western Union. The woman complied with the request and later determined that the $1,600 check was bogus.

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Boaters urged to use caution, follow whale protection rules

Boaters urged to use caution, follow whale protection rules

MEDIA RELEASE With Hawaii’s humpback whale season underway, NOAA is reminding boaters and other ocean users to stay safe and legal. Endangered humpback whales are protected in Hawaii. If you’re on or in the water and whales are in the vicinity, federal regulations require you stay at least 100 yards away from them, and 1,000 […]

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A small earthquake of 3.7 magnitude occurred off the windward coast of Maui this morning at 11:39 a.m. (Dec 31) The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has determined that no tsunami was generated.

Small earthquake off Maui Thursday (Dec 31), no tsunami generated

A small earthquake of 3.7 magnitude occurred off the windward coast of Maui this morning at 11:39 a.m. (Dec 31) The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has determined that no tsunami was generated.

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Wind advisory for Big Island summits

Wind advisory for Big Island summits

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI 1039 AM HST THU DEC 31 2009 …WIND ADVISORY FOR THE BIG ISLAND SUMMITS… .A FAST MOVING SHORT WAVE TROUGH PASSING OVER HAWAII WILL PRODUCE STRONG SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS ACROSS THE BIG SUMMITS INTO TONIGHT. BIG ISLAND SUMMITS- 1039 AM HST THU DEC 31 2009 …WIND ADVISORY […]

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The Māmalahoa Bypass will be closed Friday, January 1 on New Year’s Day. The Bypass will be open Monday, January 4, at 3:30 p.m. for southbound travel.

Mamalahoa bypass closed on Friday (Jan 1)

The Māmalahoa Bypass will be closed Friday, January 1 on New Year’s Day. The Bypass will be open Monday, January 4, at 3:30 p.m. for southbound travel.

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Here's our list of who and what we think had the biggest impact on the Big Island in the last 12 months. Narrowing it down to just 10 was tough. The readers get to decide the order of the top 10 by voting.

Big Island Top News Stories for 2009, readers get to vote

Here’s our list of who and what we think had the biggest impact on the Big Island in the last 12 months. Narrowing it down to just 10 was tough. The readers get to decide the order of the top 10 by voting.

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From the triumph of BJ Penn defending his UFC lightweight title to the tragic death of former Kealakehe and NFL football player Jesse Mahelona.

Big Island Top Sports Stories for 2009, readers get to vote

From the triumph of BJ Penn defending his UFC lightweight title to the tragic death of former Kealakehe and NFL football player Jesse Mahelona.

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Lighthouse Liquors grand opening New Year's Day in Hawi

Lighthouse Liquors grand opening New Year’s Day in Hawi

MEDIA RELEASE The community of North Kohala is now home to a totally new shopping experience. Known as Kohahla Spirits for more than 25 years, the completely remodeled Lighthouse Liquors in the center of Hawi Town holds its grand opening celebration at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1, after the store blessing. The grand-opening gala includes […]

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The power connector for the dehumidifier’s compressor can short circuit, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. LG has received 11 reports of property damage incidents involving arcing, heat, smoke, including four fires that spread to the building structure and involved significant smoke/water damage. No injuries have been reported.

98,000 dehumidifiers recalled for possible fire and burn hazards

The power connector for the dehumidifier’s compressor can short circuit, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. LG has received 11 reports of property damage incidents involving arcing, heat, smoke, including four fires that spread to the building structure and involved significant smoke/water damage. No injuries have been reported.

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The Hawai‘i State Department of Health’s (DOH) Clean Air Branch will be monitoring Hawai'i’s air quality during New Year’s and comparing it with national ambient air quality standards. The heavy use of fireworks during the annual holiday celebration can significantly increase the amount of particulates in the air, especially on Oahu.

Department of Health to monitor New Year’s air quality

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health’s (DOH) Clean Air Branch will be monitoring Hawai’i’s air quality during New Year’s and comparing it with national ambient air quality standards. The heavy use of fireworks during the annual holiday celebration can significantly increase the amount of particulates in the air, especially on Oahu.

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