Archive | July, 2010

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for week of July 22

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for week of July 22

(Activity updates are written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) Over the past week, surface flows continued to be active in two areas on the coastal plain. As of Thursday, July 29, surface flows had breached the Hakuma horst fault scarp in several areas, creating many small fires and smoke plumes. […]

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Volcano Watch: 'Kalapana Gardens home lost to lava'

Volcano Watch: ‘Kalapana Gardens home lost to lava’

(Volcano Watch is a weekly article written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) Most readers will see the headline and think it refers to events in Kalapana this past week. The title is actually from a back page story in the Honolulu Advertiser, Aug. 15, 1990, issue. Déjà vu. Kalapana Gardens, […]

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Accreditation board OKs status for College of Pharmacy

Accreditation board OKs status for College of Pharmacy

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii at Hilo’s College of Pharmacy is on track to receive full accreditation next year after a positive evaluation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). ACPE is the national agency that sets standards for the education of pharmacists. At its annual June meeting in Illinois, ACPE’s Board of […]

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Kalapana lava update (July 30)

Kalapana lava update (July 30)

HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY CURRENT STATUS REPORT Friday, July 30, 2010 4:19 p.m. Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE Kalapana Update Lava from the TEB vent is flowing through tubes that carry lava down-slope to feed active surface flows in two locations on the coastal plain: Observations late this morning revealed only […]

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Mango Festival in Keauhou (July 31)

Mango Festival in Keauhou (July 31)

MEDIA RELEASE Celebrate the height of the mango season at the Hawaii Healing Garden Mango Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 31 on the Garden Lawn of the Keauhou Beach Resort. Admission is free! Presented by hawaiihealthguide.com and The Sanctuary of Mana Ke‘a Gardens, the Mango Festival celebrates all things mango with a day filled […]

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Chelsea Clinton's Family Forest kinship

Chelsea Clinton’s Family Forest kinship

From the Family Forest website: “Being curious about Chelsea’s big wedding event this weekend, we wondered how many of her Family Forest relatives might be attending. So we ran a Family Forest kinship report to see who she is known to be related to so far, and we posted the celebrity-studded report at our website. […]

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Hospice of Hilo plans to build the first Neighbor Island in-patient hospice facility later this year in Hilo. The new development will provide assistance for patients who are too sick to be cared for at home or don’t have family members available to serve as caregivers.

Hospice of Hilo to build first neighbor island in-patient hospice facility

Hospice of Hilo plans to build the first Neighbor Island in-patient hospice facility later this year in Hilo. The new development will provide assistance for patients who are too sick to be cared for at home or don’t have family members available to serve as caregivers.

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UNESCO’s World Heritage List protects and preserves natural and cultural heritage sites of “outstanding universal value.”

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument designated a World Heritage Site

UNESCO’s World Heritage List protects and preserves natural and cultural heritage sites of “outstanding universal value.”

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A 20-year-old Kona man died early Friday (July 30) in a one-car crash on Palani Road in Kailua-Kona .02 miles west of Konalani Street.

The victim was identified as Chayson K. E. Matsuoka of Kailua-Kona.

Kona patrol officers responding to a 12:48 a.m. call determined that Matsuoka had been traveling up Palani Road in a 1999 Toyota 2-door sedan when the car ran off the side of the road and down an embankment.

Kona man dies in Friday (July 30) morning crash

A 20-year-old Kona man died early Friday (July 30) in a one-car crash on Palani Road in Kailua-Kona .02 miles west of Konalani Street. The victim was identified as Chayson K. E. Matsuoka of Kailua-Kona. Kona patrol officers responding to a 12:48 a.m. call determined that Matsuoka had been traveling up Palani Road in a […]

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WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST FRIDAY...

A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST FRIDAY.

STRENGTHENING HIGH PRESSURE NORTH OF THE ISLANDS IS BRINGING EAST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH TO THE SUMMIT...WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

Wind advisory for Big Island summits until Friday

WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST FRIDAY… A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST FRIDAY. STRENGTHENING HIGH PRESSURE NORTH OF THE ISLANDS IS BRINGING EAST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH TO THE SUMMIT…WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

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One-way entry drive to Waimea schools (Aug. 2)

One-way entry drive to Waimea schools (Aug. 2)

MEDIA RELEASE A five-year community effort to improve student safety and reduce severe congestion around Waimea Elementary and Middle Schools during peak morning and afternoon traffic hours comes to fruition as classes begin Monday, Aug. 2 with the opening of a new temporary gravel one-way entry drive on the back (south) side of the shared […]

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Jazz Program at the Kealakekua Public Library (July 31)

Jazz Program at the Kealakekua Public Library (July 31)

MEDIA RELEASE Olga Salvatore and Greg Shirley will be presenting a program on “Things to Know About Jazz” 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 31 at Kealakekua Public Library. Come and listen to a live jazz performance and learn about jazz history through brief lectures and poetry. Sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona, this program is […]

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A 42-year-old Kea'au man died Thursday (July 29) from injuries he sustained in a single motorcycle crash at the intersection of Ainaloa Drive and Macadamia Street in the Ainaloa subdivision in Pāhoa.

Responding to a 9:23 p.m. call (July 28), Puna patrol officers determined that the victim was operating a 2005 Suzuki motorcycle and traveling south on Macadamia Street when he failed to stop at the stop sign at Ainaloa Drive struck a utility pole.

Keaau man killed in motorcyle crash Thursday (July 29) identified

A 42-year-old Kea’au man died Thursday (July 29) from injuries he sustained in a single motorcycle crash at the intersection of Ainaloa Drive and Macadamia Street in the Ainaloa subdivision in Pāhoa. Responding to a 9:23 p.m. call (July 28), Puna patrol officers determined that the victim was operating a 2005 Suzuki motorcycle and traveling […]

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During the week of July 19, 2010, through July 25, 2010, Big Island police arrested 20 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 857 DUI arrests compared with 794 during the same period last year, an increase of 7.9 percent

DUI stats for the week of July 19-25

During the week of July 19, 2010, through July 25, 2010, Big Island police arrested 20 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 857 DUI arrests compared with 794 during the same period last year, […]

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