Archive | January, 2011

Shane Dorian's annual Keiki Surf Contest at Banyan's Surf Spot in Kona.

Shane Dorian’s 2011 Keiki Surf Classic

Shane Dorian’s annual Keiki Surf Contest at Banyan’s Surf Spot in Kona.

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Hirono drops by Kona Coffee Expo

Hirono drops by Kona Coffee Expo

Rep. Mazie Hirono attended the 2011 expo of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association on Friday, Jan. 28 at the Old Airport in Kailua-Kona.

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Reyes selected Vulcan Athletics volleyball coach

Reyes selected Vulcan Athletics volleyball coach

MEDIA RELEASE Tino Reyes is the University of Hawaii at Hilo women’s volleyball coach, today announced Director of Athletics Dexter Irvin. Reyes’ appointment is effective Feb. 1. He had previously served as interim volleyball coach. “Tino did a terrific job with the program this past year as the interim coach,” Irvin said. “He has proven […]

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Fire/rescue crews responded to an 8:09 a.m. alarm Sunday (Jan 30) for a report of an ATV crash which occurred during previous night. The crash occurred approximately 3/4 mile off Piha-Kahuku Road on 1 Lane Road.

Fire dispatch reports that a lone ATV rider was supposed to pick-up a female passenger Saturday night but never arrived for the passenger who kept phoning him throughout the night without answer.

Man killed in ATV crash into stream

Fire/rescue crews responded to an 8:09 a.m. alarm Sunday (Jan 30) for a report of an ATV crash which occurred during previous night. The crash occurred approximately 3/4 mile off Piha-Kahuku Road on 1 Lane Road. Fire dispatch reports that a lone ATV rider was supposed to pick-up a female passenger Saturday night but never […]

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Hawaii Meth Project adds Teen Advisory Council

Hawaii Meth Project adds Teen Advisory Council

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Meth Project has announced its inaugural Teen Advisory Council, formed to promote and facilitate peer outreach. Members of the Teen Advisory Council are playing a key role in the Hawaii Meth Project’s community action plan by encouraging teen volunteerism and identifying peer outreach opportunities at school and in the community to […]

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Kohala Center, UCSD hook up for student opportunities

Kohala Center, UCSD hook up for student opportunities

MEDIA RELEASE The Kohala Center has formed a partnership with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). University representatives visited the island in December to meet with Kohala Center staff and explore potential sites for a new field-based Global Environmental Leadership and Sustainability Program. This island-based program is a part of UCSD’s Academic Connections. One-week […]

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Kona advocate writes about Post Polio Syndrome

Kona advocate writes about Post Polio Syndrome

MEDIA RELEASE Local advocate and polio survivor Jean Hartley has an article set to appear in the February/March issue of PN Magazine. “Post Polio Syndrome: the Second Time Around” combines research with Hartley’s personal story and those of 10 others who are now encountering the debilitating effects of childhood “infantile paralysis” in their mature years. […]

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Big Island lane closures for the week of January 31

Big Island lane closures for the week of January 31

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — HAWAII BELT ROAD (ROUTE 19) — 1) VICINITY OF LAUPAHOEHOE GULCH Alternating single lane closures on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) in both directions from Laupahoehoe Point Road to Laupahoehoe Gulch, also known as […]

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Akaka to chair Indian Affairs, join Dem leadership team

Akaka to chair Indian Affairs, join Dem leadership team

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) has announced he will assume the Chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and will join the Senate Democratic leadership as Vice Chair of the Steering and Outreach Committee during the current 112th Congress. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington) will assume the Chairmanship of the Veterans’ Affairs […]

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UH reduces tuition for summer 2011

UH reduces tuition for summer 2011

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii resident undergraduates attending the University of Hawaii at Hilo, University of Hawaii–West Oahu and the seven UH community colleges will benefit from a reduction in the 2011 summer session tuition schedule recently approved by the UH Board of Regents. The reduction sets the 2011 summer session tuition rate for these campuses at […]

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Parker Ranch names Kuyper as CEO/president

Parker Ranch names Kuyper as CEO/president

MEDIA RELEASE The Board of Directors of Parker Ranch, Inc. (PRI) has announced the appointment of Neil “Dutch” Kuyper as president and chief executive officer, effective Feb. 28, 2011. Parker Ranch co-chairman Pete Moynahan said, “PRI’s Board welcomes this opportunity to work with Dutch, a strong leader with a proven track record. With the ranch […]

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Help sought locating missing man Hessler

Help sought locating missing man Hessler

MEDIA RELEASE Big Island police are renewing their request for information about a 54-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing. Michael Hessler of Hilo was last seen Sept. 10 in the Kona area. He is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-11, about 275 pounds with brown eyes and salt-and-pepper hair with a white beard and mustache. Police […]

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Committee encourage students to consider all transportation options available to them

School launches Safe Routes To School Program

Committee encourage students to consider all transportation options available to them

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Police urging extra caution around pedestrians

Police urging extra caution around pedestrians

MEDIA RELEASE Big Island police encourage motorists to use extra caution around pedestrians crossing at the intersection of Waianuenue Avenue and Kamehameha Avenue in downtown Hilo. Police have received complaints from business and community members saying drivers are not yielding the right of way to pedestrians and — in many cases — not coming to […]

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