Archive | December, 2009

Family protects 4,500 acres on Hamakua Coast

Family protects 4,500 acres on Hamakua Coast

MEDIA RELEASE A Big Island ranch family that wants to preserve the rural character of the Hamakua Coast has donated a conservation easement on 4,500 acres of its property to The Nature Conservancy. David and Josephine DeLuz have owned and operated the 10,200-acre Kukaiau Ranch for the last 15 years. But the DeLuzes, who are […]

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PATH family bike bash, winter walk (Jan. 2)

MEDIA RELEASE PATH and Friends for Fitness invite the community to help ring in a healthy and active 2010 with the inaugural New Year Family Bike Bash and Winter Walk. The event is 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2 at Great American Storage, 74-5499 Loloku Street behind Target. Start off with a fun one mile bike […]

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Hawaii Forest Industry Association scores county grant

Hawaii Forest Industry Association scores county grant

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Forest Industry Association has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the county ’s Department of Research and Development to elevate the awareness of koa through a campaign entitled Koa: Standing the Test of Time. With grant monies, HFIA has already begun evaluating existing collateral of its Hawaii ’s WoodTM branding program […]

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Bids opened for first phase of Ane Keohokalole Highway

Bids opened for first phase of Ane Keohokalole Highway

Hawaii 24/7 has learned Nan Inc., a Honolulu-based contracting company, was the lowest bidder for the first phase of Ane Keohokalole Highway, or the Kona Mid-Level Road. The $29.9 million bid includes construction of the road and grading for the second phase between Kealakehe Parkway and Hina Lani Street. Other bids came in at $32.5 […]

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Where are the New Year's fireworks?

Where are the New Year’s fireworks?

Video of Jan 1, 2009 fireworks in Pahala via MySpace (yes, it’s 2009 fireworks since it was after midnight of 2008). Little thin on public fireworks displays this year. The Four Seasons at Hualalai plans a midnight fireworks show. Several other hotels and resorts also are hosting special events to celebrate the new year. Pahala […]

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The University of Hawaii at Hilo beat Gustavus Adolphus College 69-50 to end their pre-conference season with a 4-game winning streak.

Both the Vulcans and Golden Gusties are 6-4.

Justin Smith led the Vulcans with a 15-point, 10-rebound performance. Bryan Ngo added 14 points and Andrew Gipson had 10.

UH-Hilo beats Gustavus Adolphus College 69-50

The University of Hawaii at Hilo beat Gustavus Adolphus College 69-50 to end their pre-conference season with a 4-game winning streak. Both the Vulcans and Golden Gusties are 6-4. Justin Smith led the Vulcans with a 15-point, 10-rebound performance. Bryan Ngo added 14 points and Andrew Gipson had 10.

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Big Island police have located the third suspect wanted for a robbery on December 23 at Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo.

Daniel Jordan Mills, 19, was arrested Tuesday night (December 29) and charged Wednesday (December 30) with second-degree robbery and second-degree theft. He is being held at the Hilo police cellblock in lieu of $7,000.

Updated: Third suspect caught in Prince Kuhio Plaza robbery

Big Island police have located the third suspect wanted for a robbery on December 23 at Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo. Daniel Jordan Mills, 19, was arrested Tuesday night (December 29) and charged Wednesday (December 30) with second-degree robbery and second-degree theft. He is being held at the Hilo police cellblock in lieu of $7,000.

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Wednesday update for Kona fires

Wednesday update for Kona fires

The moon rises over Hualalai, turned orange by the fire smoke. For more photos, see www.flickr.com/photos/bshriane (Photo special to Hawaii 24/7) MEDIA RELEASE The Wednesday afternoon update from Fire Dispatch on  the Kealakekua Ranch brush fire:  800 acres affected; fire is 100 percent contained. Fire breaks are cut. Two sides of the fire within the […]

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The surface paint coating on the ball contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. This recall involves Oozora and Shin-Fuji Kendama Japanese wooden skill toys. The toys have a ball connected by a string to a handle with three cups and spike on top. A Japanese Kendama Association sticker is affixed to the toy.

Wooden toys recalled by Kendamaspot due to violation of lead paint ban

The surface paint coating on the ball contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. This recall involves Oozora and Shin-Fuji Kendama Japanese wooden skill toys. The toys have a ball connected by a string to a handle with three cups and spike on top. A Japanese Kendama Association sticker is affixed […]

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Formosa Medical Travel promotes Taiwan as medical tourism destination

Formosa Medical Travel promotes Taiwan as medical tourism destination

MEDIA RELEASE/BUSINESS WIRE Marking another step in the development of Taiwan’s medical tourism industry, TAITRA announces Formosa Medical Travel, the first American-owned and operated medical tourism agency offering service in Taiwan. “We believe that this is a great step in the emergence of Taiwan as a premier medical tourism destination,” TAITRA announced. “Formosa Medical Travel […]

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Michael R. Ben, Director of Human Resources for the County, is retiring from government service effective December 31, 2009. Ben has served 17 years as Director beginning June 1992, after having served as Deputy Director since October 1988. He has more than 35 years of government service including 21 years with the County and 14 years with the State of Hawai‘i.

Hawaii County Human Resources Director Ben Retires

Michael R. Ben, Director of Human Resources for the County, is retiring from government service effective December 31, 2009. Ben has served 17 years as Director beginning June 1992, after having served as Deputy Director since October 1988. He has more than 35 years of government service including 21 years with the County and 14 […]

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In May 2007, RC2 reported that more than two dozen styles of vehicles, buildings and other train set components from the Thomas & Friends™ Wooden Railway product line were determined to have paints with lead levels that exceeded the then-applicable regulatory limit of 0.06 percent. Later, in August and September 2007, RC2 further reported that five additional toys from this product line were determined to have exceeded this limit.

Thomas & Friends wooden railway toys recalled due to lead paint

In May 2007, RC2 reported that more than two dozen styles of vehicles, buildings and other train set components from the Thomas & Friends™ Wooden Railway product line were determined to have paints with lead levels that exceeded the then-applicable regulatory limit of 0.06 percent. Later, in August and September 2007, RC2 further reported that […]

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USDA implements new disaster assistance program

USDA implements new disaster assistance program

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) has announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture has implemented the new Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments program (SURE). Producers are encouraged to visit their USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office beginning Jan. 4, 2010, to participate in the program if they suffered crop production losses during the 2008 […]

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Wailea Village 12th annual mochi-tsuki celebration in making traditional rice cakes the "old-fashioned" way. Everyone took their turn at pounding the glutinous sticky rice for good luck.

Wailea Village pounds mochi for New Year’s luck

Wailea Village 12th annual mochi-tsuki celebration in making traditional rice cakes the “old-fashioned” way. Everyone took their turn at pounding the glutinous sticky rice for good luck.

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