Archive | July, 2011

East Hawaii Officer of the Month: Canda

East Hawaii Officer of the Month: Canda

MEDIA RELEASE The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaii recognized Sgt. Juergen Canda on Thursday, July 28 as “Officer of the Month” for July. The Puna sergeant was honored for arresting a highly intoxicated reckless driver who had evaded police and national park law enforcement officers for an hour while drinking and speeding from Ka’u […]

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Greenwell Farms takes first place at HCA

Greenwell Farms takes first place at HCA

MEDIA RELEASE Greenwell Farms once again captured first place in the Kona Division and second overall at the highly anticipated Hawaii Coffee Association (HCA) Statewide Cupping Competition. The HCA Statewide Cupping Competition was judged by a panel of coffee experts from across the U.S.A., including Shawn Hamilton of Java City Roasters, Warren Muller of Inter […]

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Blaise Domino fine art prints hanging in Mayor's Office in Hilo, Kona

Historical map art donated to Hawaii County

Blaise Domino fine art prints hanging in Mayor’s Office in Hilo, Kona

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Fire crews answered a 12:14 p.m. alarm Thursday (July 28) to Honokaa-Waipio Road for a brushfire between the four and five mile markers on the makai side of the road.

The roadway was blocked while firefighters and chopper one battled the fast moving brushfire fanned by trade winds pushing the fire towards the highway. The two acres of farmland burning grew to five acres by the time the fire was out at 4 p.m.

Brushfire grows to five acres due to trade winds Thursday (July 28)

Fire crews answered a 12:14 p.m. alarm Thursday (July 28) to Honokaa-Waipio Road for a brushfire between the four and five mile markers on the makai side of the road. The roadway was blocked while firefighters and chopper one battled the fast moving brushfire fanned by trade winds pushing the fire towards the highway. The […]

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No tsunami threat to Hawaii from 6.6M quake South of Fiji Islands

No tsunami threat to Hawaii from 6.6M quake South of Fiji Islands

Magnitude 6.6 (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes) Date-Time Friday, July 29, 2011 at 07:42:22 UTC Friday, July 29, 2011 at 07:42:22 PM at epicenter Location 23.591°S, 179.891°W Depth 556.5 km (345.8 miles) set by location program Region SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS Distances 550 km (342 miles) WSW (240°) from NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga […]

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New Zealand angler lands 540 lb. Pacific blue marlin - biggest fish of the tournament so far

HIBT 2011 Day 4: Port Vila Game Fishing Club – Vanuatu retains lead

New Zealand angler lands 540 lb. Pacific blue marlin – biggest fish of the tournament so far

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HVO’s first volcanic activity update, written by Frank Perret, the most famous American volcanologist of his time, appeared in the Pacific Commercial Advertiser on August 15, 1911.

Volcano Watch: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s first report in 1911 – All about the Halema‘uma‘u Crater lava lake

HVO’s first volcanic activity update, written by Frank Perret, the most famous American volcanologist of his time, appeared in the Pacific Commercial Advertiser on August 15, 1911.

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The lava lake within the Halema`uma`u Overlook vent remains at a relatively high level within the vent cavity as the summit of Kilauea continues to inflate slowly.

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 28, 2011

The lava lake within the Halema`uma`u Overlook vent remains at a relatively high level within the vent cavity as the summit of Kilauea continues to inflate slowly.

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The revised preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) for Hawai‘i County will be released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and available for public comment during open houses on August 9 and 10.

Results of the Kona and Puna Flood Studies are not included in the preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for Hawai‘i County.

Updated flood maps may change insurance rates for Hawaii County residents

The revised preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) for Hawai‘i County will be released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and available for public comment during open houses on August 9 and 10. Results of the Kona and Puna Flood Studies are not included in the preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for […]

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Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced Beth Giesting as the Healthcare Transformation Coordinator. This is a new position, established by an executive order.

Governor selects Giesting as Healthcare Transformation Coordinator

Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced Beth Giesting as the Healthcare Transformation Coordinator. This is a new position, established by an executive order.

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Family fun at 2011 Mango Festival (July 30)

Family fun at 2011 Mango Festival (July 30)

MEDIA RELEASE Find mango activities, keiki games, ono grinds, arts and crafts, farmers market and continuous entertainment at the third annual Mango Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at the Keauhou Beach Resort. The free festival celebrates Hawaii’s delicious and diverse mango varieties during the peak of the harvest season on the scenic, palm-fringed […]

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About 208,000 in the United States and 2,800 in Canada are recalled. The back of the wagon’s plastic handle has molded-in reinforcement. This design adds stiffness and facilitates children gripping the handle. The handle poses a laceration hazard if a child falls on it. CPSC and Fisher-Price are aware of seven reports of injuries, including five reports of children requiring surgical glue or stitches.

Fisher-Price recalls to repair Little People Builders’ Load ‘n Go Wagons due to laceration hazard

About 208,000 in the United States and 2,800 in Canada are recalled. The back of the wagon’s plastic handle has molded-in reinforcement. This design adds stiffness and facilitates children gripping the handle. The handle poses a laceration hazard if a child falls on it. CPSC and Fisher-Price are aware of seven reports of injuries, including […]

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With no signs of a resolution to the national debt crisis, Governor Neil Abercrombie has taken steps to ensure that the State of Hawai'i is prepared.  

Knowing that Congress has five days left to raise the debt ceiling and given the uncertainties if a solution is not found, Governor Abercrombie convened members of his cabinet and the state’s financial leaders to prepare for various scenarios.

State prepares for possible national default in five days

With no signs of a resolution to the national debt crisis, Governor Neil Abercrombie has taken steps to ensure that the State of Hawai’i is prepared. Knowing that Congress has five days left to raise the debt ceiling and given the uncertainties if a solution is not found, Governor Abercrombie convened members of his cabinet […]

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Community alliance launches Ocean View cleanup

Community alliance launches Ocean View cleanup

MEDIA RELEASE An alliance of community volunteers and businesses led by Keep Hawaii Beautiful Inc., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Ka‘u Ward and Mike Dubois as coordinator for the Ka‘u Prevent Illegal Dumping Task Force will launch the first of three days of cleanup of illegal dump sites in Hawaiian Ocean View […]

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