Archive | December, 2010

Abercrombie focused on economic recovery

Abercrombie focused on economic recovery

MEDIA RELEASE The state Council on Revenues has announced an increase in the projection for collective tax revenue growth for fiscal year 2011 from 2% to 3% or $43.6 million. Gov. Neil Abercrombie acknowledged the projected growth by reaffirming his Administration’s efforts toward economic recovery. “Today’s projections by the Council on Revenues do not lessen […]

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PGA pro Wilson hosts fun day (Jan. 5)

PGA pro Wilson hosts fun day (Jan. 5)

Dean Wilson, Mauna Lani Resort touring golf pro, hosts a day on the links. Space is limited. For fee and registration information, call 885-6655.

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The County of Hawai‘i, Department of Parks and Recreation Trap and Skeet Range located at 1010 Leilani Street in Hilo will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 1 (New Year's Day).

Normal hours of operation are Saturdays and Sundays (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Wednesdays (12 noon to 4 p.m). Normal operations will resume beginning Sunday, Jan. 2.

For more information call John Kushi at the Waiakea Recreation Center at 961-8733.

Skeet range closed on New Year’s Day

The County of Hawai‘i, Department of Parks and Recreation Trap and Skeet Range located at 1010 Leilani Street in Hilo will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day). Normal hours of operation are Saturdays and Sundays (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Wednesdays (12 noon to 4 p.m). Normal operations will resume beginning […]

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Looking at the decade's top food safety trends

Looking at the decade’s top food safety trends

MEDIA RELEASE / Newswise Highlights from the last 10 years in food safety include fresh produce outbreaks and the creation of a food safety culture, said Douglas Powell, an associate professor of food safety at Kansas State University. “Those ‘Employees Must Wash Hands’ signs don’t really work,” Powell said. “But access to the right tools […]

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County Council actions taken (Dec. 15)

County Council actions taken (Dec. 15)

COUNTY COUNCIL AGENDA WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15, 2010 ACTIONS TAKEN COMMUNICATIONS Comm 9 Requests an increase of $50,000 by external auditor acuity LLP APPROVED AYES: COUNCIL MEMBERS BLAS, FORD , HOFFMANN, IKEDA, PILAGO, SMART, CHAIR YAGONG NOES: COUNCIL MEMBER YOSHIMOTO ABSENT: COUNCIL MEMBER ONISHI Comm. 11 Nominations of Bruce Lim & Dr. Michelle Zalenski to Environmental […]

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Big Island police have located and arrested Jayse Lee, who was being sought.

Acting on a tip from the public, South Hilo patrol officers arrested Lee in Keaukaha on December 24. He was charged with burglary and assaulting a police officer.

Police thank the public for their help.

Man wanted for burglary and assaulting police officer found

Big Island police have located and arrested Jayse Lee, who was being sought. Acting on a tip from the public, South Hilo patrol officers arrested Lee in Keaukaha on December 24. He was charged with burglary and assaulting a police officer. Police thank the public for their help.

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Big Island police have located 50-year-old Walter Rankin of New Jersey, who was reported missing.

He was found unharmed Wednesday morning (December 29) in Kailua-Kona.

New Jersey man reported missing is found

Big Island police have located 50-year-old Walter Rankin of New Jersey, who was reported missing. He was found unharmed Wednesday morning (December 29) in Kailua-Kona.

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The County of Hawai`i's rubbish drop-off site at Kahuku Park in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates will be closed for New Year’s Day on Saturday, January 1, 2011.

We respectfully ask your kokua on this holiday.  The site will be locked so please do not illegally dump or litter around the closed facility.

The site will open the day after the holiday, January 2, 2011 and will resume the normal Saturday operation beginning January 8, 2011.

Rubbish drop-off site at Kahuku Park in Ocean View will be closed Saturday, but open Sunday (Jan 2)

The County of Hawai`i’s rubbish drop-off site at Kahuku Park in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates will be closed for New Year’s Day on Saturday, January 1, 2011. We respectfully ask your kokua on this holiday. The site will be locked so please do not illegally dump or litter around the closed facility. The site will […]

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Hawaii County's Chopper One airlifted two lost female hikers out of the rainforest of the Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve in Volcano, Hawaii Tuesday afternoon (Dec 28).

The two women, aged 20 and 31 years-old, had hiked through the rainforest into a clearing near Pu‘u O‘o vent. Upon returning the pair got disoriented and were unable to located the main trail back out in an area dominated by large Hapu‘u Ferns and old growth Ohia trees. The women called 911, both Chopper One and firefighters were dispatched at about 3 p.m.

Two women rescued via helicopter after hike to Pu‘u O‘o vent

Hawaii County’s Chopper One airlifted two lost female hikers out of the rainforest of the Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve in Volcano, Hawaii Tuesday afternoon (Dec 28). The two women, aged 20 and 31 years-old, had hiked through the rainforest into a clearing near Pu‘u O‘o vent. Upon returning the pair got disoriented and were unable […]

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No destructive widespread tsunami threat exists based on  historical earthquake and tsunami data.

However - earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local  tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within  a hundred kilometers of the earthquake epicenter. Authorities  in the region of the epicenter should be aware of this  possibility and take appropriate action.

No tsunami threat to Hawaii from 6.6M Vanuatu quake

No destructive widespread tsunami threat exists based on historical earthquake and tsunami data. However – earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within a hundred kilometers of the earthquake epicenter. Authorities in the region of the epicenter should be aware of this possibility and take appropriate action.

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Hilo drowning victim identified

Hilo drowning victim identified

MEDIA RELEASE A Big Island man who died of an apparent drowning Monday (Dec. 27) at Puu Maile Beach Park in Hilo has been identified as 28-year-old Noah Jolet Konelios of Hilo. Police and Fire Department personnel responded to a 1:26 p.m. report Monday of a swimmer in distress. The victim was taken to Hilo […]

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.63/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.03/g, according to gasoline price website HawaiiGasPrices.com.

Hawaii’s average gas prices rise slightly the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.63/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.03/g, according to gasoline price website HawaiiGasPrices.com.

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Wang evaluated by top rehab specialist

Wang evaluated by top rehab specialist

From David Chen, husband of Theresa Wang, who is recovering from injuries sustained in the Nov. 19 car crash that also injured Colt Brennan: Aloha to our Ohana, We hope a wondrous and spiritual Christmas was had by all. For Theresa, the morning was music filled, starting out with a harmonious violinist playing festive tunes. […]

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Farming with Love: What can we do with $26.5 million?

Farming with Love: What can we do with $26.5 million?

Special to Hawaii 24/7 by Ken Love It was indeed an honor to be considered and recommended by various farmer groups as chair of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture. Although being way to politically incorrect to be seriously considered, the thought of being in the position enabled me to galvanize some of the ideas I […]

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