Archive | February, 2011

Ironmanlife: Babbitt's take on the lottery

Ironmanlife: Babbitt’s take on the lottery

(Kevin Mackinnon catches up with Ironman Hall of Fame member Bob Babbitt) “There is no lottery to go play in the masters,” Bob Babbitt says. “There is no lottery to play in the Super Bowl. But, every year, when the greatest athletes in our sport are towing the line in Kona, Hawaii, all of a […]

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Twenty-eight projects made up the original Stryker Brigade Combat Team transformation programmatic agreement. Since 2004, thirteen have been completed, two have been cancelled, three are still in progress, and ten are still pending. The projects include a wide range of construction and modernization. Sites for the SBCT transformation upgrades include Schofield Barracks, Pohakuloa Training Area, Wheeler Army Airfield, and areas that connect Schofield Barracks to Dillingham and Helemano.

Stryker brigade projects at PTA continue

Twenty-eight projects made up the original Stryker Brigade Combat Team transformation programmatic agreement. Since 2004, thirteen have been completed, two have been cancelled, three are still in progress, and ten are still pending. The projects include a wide range of construction and modernization. Sites for the SBCT transformation upgrades include Schofield Barracks, Pohakuloa Training Area, […]

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Matson rate hike effective March 27

Matson rate hike effective March 27

Matson has announced it is raising its fuel surcharge by 8.5 percentage points, up from 26.5 to 35 percent for its Hawaii service, effective March 27. In a press release dated Friday, Feb. 25, the shipping company said the hike is a result of recent increases in fuel costs, caused in large part by unrest […]

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The Department of Land and Natural Resources announces the opening of the 2011 Spring Bearded Turkey Hunting Season on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. The spring season will run 31 consecutive days through Thursday, March 31, 2011.

Announcement of the opening of Big Island 2011 Spring Bearded Turkey season

The Department of Land and Natural Resources announces the opening of the 2011 Spring Bearded Turkey Hunting Season on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. The spring season will run 31 consecutive days through Thursday, March 31, 2011.

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Agenda for weekend legislative visit

Agenda for weekend legislative visit

MEDIA RELEASE Drawing on a perspective that Hawaii Island is a place that inspires “big thinking” and has demonstrated leadership in creating innovative public-private partnerships to address big issues, Sen. Malama Solomon is coordinating a informational site visit for state lawmakers Saturday, Feb. 26 and Sunday, Feb. 27. Leadership of several key Senate and House […]

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Two more administration positions filled

Two more administration positions filled

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced the appointment of Deputy Director for the Department of Public Safety and Department of Health Deputy Director of Behavioral Health. Joe Booker (Deputy Director of Corrections, DPS) has more than 35 years of experience working in corrections at the federal and state levels. Booker has managed several prison […]

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Boys Soccer: Honokaa to play for Div. II championship

Boys Soccer: Honokaa to play for Div. II championship

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor No. 1 seed Honokaa blasted past No. 4 St. Anthony to earn a berth in Saturday evening’s Division II state championship game. Honokaa will face No. 2 Kapaa, who edged past HPA, 2-1, in the other Division II semifinal. HPA and St. Anthony will play for third place overall. […]

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Hawaiʻi Community College held a mahalo luncheon on February 17 in honor of the Hawai‘i Island Japanese Chamber of Commerce for their generous donation of $10,000.  The college is pleased to share that this is the 12th year that the Hawai‘i Island Japanese Chamber of Commerce has donated funds from its very popular annual Taste of Hilo event and is grateful for their continued support of its students, programs and services.

HCC receives $10K donation from Hawaii Island Japanese Chamber of Commerce

Hawaiʻi Community College held a mahalo luncheon on February 17 in honor of the Hawai‘i Island Japanese Chamber of Commerce for their generous donation of $10,000. The college is pleased to share that this is the 12th year that the Hawai‘i Island Japanese Chamber of Commerce has donated funds from its very popular annual Taste […]

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At its monthly meeting held yesterday at Honolulu Community College, the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents approved the bachelor of arts in pharmacy studies and the doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences as provisional programs to be administered by the College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, effective fall 2011.

UH Board of Regents approves two new degrees at UH Hilo College of Pharmacy

At its monthly meeting held yesterday at Honolulu Community College, the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents approved the bachelor of arts in pharmacy studies and the doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences as provisional programs to be administered by the College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, effective fall 2011.

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Uno Kaneko presentation at Kealakekua library (Feb. 26)

Uno Kaneko presentation at Kealakekua library (Feb. 26)

WHEN: 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 26 Kealakekua Public Library hosts a free one hour presentation given by Kay Uno Kaneko. This program is in remembrance of the Japanese Americans sent to Internment Camps during World War II by Executive Order 9066. There will be a viewing of a short video titled Caught In Between, a […]

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This is a reminder of the Water Conservation Notice in effect for the affected areas above due to decreased rainfall amounts and earthquake damaged storage still under repair for the area.

Residents in the affected areas listed above are asked to conserve water until the rainfall increases, and the reservoirs are repaired. This Water Conservation Notice is a request for voluntary 10% reduction in daily use.

Water conservation notice for areas of South Kohala and Hamakua

This is a reminder of the Water Conservation Notice in effect for the affected areas above due to decreased rainfall amounts and earthquake damaged storage still under repair for the area. Residents in the affected areas listed above are asked to conserve water until the rainfall increases, and the reservoirs are repaired. This Water Conservation […]

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According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service Hawaii Field Office (NASS), Hawaii’s honey production in 2010 dropped 19 percent from the previous year to 770,000 lbs. The maximum number of honey producing colonies during the year remained the same at 10,000 colonies while the average yield per hive decreased from 95 lbs to 77 lbs.

Hawaii’s honey production down 19 percent, prices reach record high

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service Hawaii Field Office (NASS), Hawaii’s honey production in 2010 dropped 19 percent from the previous year to 770,000 lbs. The maximum number of honey producing colonies during the year remained the same at 10,000 colonies while the average yield per hive decreased from […]

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The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawai'i recognized Officer Shawn Matsuda on Thursday (March 24) as "Officer of the Month" for February.

Matsuda, a Puna patrol officer, was honored for what his supervisor described as "diligence and determined efforts" that led to the recovery of a stolen pickup truck.

Matsuda is East Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for February

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawai’i recognized Officer Shawn Matsuda on Thursday (March 24) as “Officer of the Month” for February. Matsuda, a Puna patrol officer, was honored for what his supervisor described as “diligence and determined efforts” that led to the recovery of a stolen pickup truck.

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Big Island police have located 53-year-old Anson Cordero of Hilo, who was reported missing.

He was found in good health Thursday evening (February 24) in Hilo.

Police locate 53 year-old man reported missing

Big Island police have located 53-year-old Anson Cordero of Hilo, who was reported missing. He was found in good health Thursday evening (February 24) in Hilo.

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