Archive | August, 2011

CW2 Peter Bianchi gives his two year-old son Cooper a hug before deployment ceremonies for the Hilo based Hawaii Army National Guard aviation unit. Bianchi's wife Kiara also joined other family members and friends seeing off the troops.

Hilo-based Guard unit bids fond farewell Wednesday (Aug 31)

CW2 Peter Bianchi gives his two year-old son Cooper a hug before deployment ceremonies for the Hilo based Hawaii Army National Guard aviation unit. Bianchi’s wife Kiara also joined other family members and friends seeing off the troops.

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Queen Liliuokalani Race 2011 schedule (Sept. 3-5)

Queen Liliuokalani Race 2011 schedule (Sept. 3-5)

* Saturday, Sept. 3 through Monday, Sept. 5 Saturday: Waa Kaukahi (single hull canoes) The women start this event paddling 18 miles from Kailua Bay to Honaunau. The men then bring it back 18 miles to Kailua Bay. The Ironman divisions do so with no changes! Same team takes it all the way! Awards ceremony […]

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FAQs on COBRA Premium Reduction

FAQs on COBRA Premium Reduction

Q1: I’ve heard that the COBRA Premium Reduction (Subsidy) ends Aug. 31, 2011, is this true? Not necessarily, some individuals will still be eligible to receive the subsidy beyond Aug. 31, 2011. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provided a COBRA premium reduction for eligible individuals who were involuntarily terminated from employment through the […]

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Free educator symposium at Oceans '11 (Sept. 17)

Free educator symposium at Oceans ’11 (Sept. 17)

MEDIA RELEASE The international OCEANS ’11 MTS/IEEE Kona conference sponsored by the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Oceanic Engineering Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE/OES) will host a FREE Education Symposium called “Oceans of Opportunity” 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. The event, held at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, will […]

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Nominations sought for UH Board of Regents

Nominations sought for UH Board of Regents

MEDIA RELEASE Regents Candidate Advisory Council (RCAC) Chair Karl Fujii has announced the commencement of the fall recruitment process and encourages the submissions of nominations for the following four seats on the University of Hawaii Board of Regents (BOR): City and County of Honolulu, Kauai County, At Large and Student. These seats are currently occupied […]

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory for South shores of the Hawaiian Islands until 6 p.m. Thursday (Sept 1). Warning level surf has subsided becoming eight to 12 feet in height. Levels are forecast to drop to six to eight feet Thursday afternoon.

Beachgoers should use caution as high surf can produce rip currents and large shore breaks.

The surf can cause problems for boats entering and exiting harbors as largers sets may break across channel entrances and cause surges inside harbors. Boaters should use caution when entering or leaving ports and when mooring or launching vessels inside a harbor facing South.

High Surf Advisory for South facing shores until Thursday

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory for South shores of the Hawaiian Islands until 6 p.m. Thursday (Sept 1). Warning level surf has subsided becoming eight to 12 feet in height. Levels are forecast to drop to six to eight feet Thursday afternoon. Beachgoers should use caution as high […]

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The University of Hawaii at Hilo women’s soccer team’s 16-match season in 2011 includes seven home games in October.

The Vulcans open on the road with matches at San Diego Christian College (Sept. 2), Point Loma Nazarene University (Sept. 5), Chaminade University (Sept. 15 and 22), Brigham Young University-Hawaii (Sept. 17) and Hawaii Pacific University (Sept. 24).

UH-Hilo women’s soccer opens with match in San Diego Friday (Sept 2)

The University of Hawaii at Hilo women’s soccer team’s 16-match season in 2011 includes seven home games in October. The Vulcans open on the road with matches at San Diego Christian College (Sept. 2), Point Loma Nazarene University (Sept. 5), Chaminade University (Sept. 15 and 22), Brigham Young University-Hawaii (Sept. 17) and Hawaii Pacific University […]

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Lawn grabs final spot for Ironman World Championship

Lawn grabs final spot for Ironman World Championship

(Ian Heppenstall reports on Joanna Lawn’s preparations for Vegas and Kona) Seven-time Ironman New Zealand champion Joanna Lawn has secured the last qualifying spot for Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. She will join fellow kiwis Cameron Brown and Samantha Warriner at Ironman World Championship on Oct. 8 at Kona-Kailua. The new qualifying system will result […]

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The Department of Land and Natural Resources announces the re-opening of State marine waters on Thursday, September 1, 2011 for the 2011-2012 bottomfish fishing year. 

The fishing year was closed earlier this year on March 12, 2011 and remained closed through August 31, 2011. Seven bottomfish species were affected by this closure: onaga, ehu, opakapaka, kalekale, gindai, lehi, and the hapu‘upu‘u.

Main Hawaiian Islands deep-7 bottomfishery opens Sept. 1, 2011

The Department of Land and Natural Resources announces the re-opening of State marine waters on Thursday, September 1, 2011 for the 2011-2012 bottomfish fishing year. The fishing year was closed earlier this year on March 12, 2011 and remained closed through August 31, 2011. Seven bottomfish species were affected by this closure: onaga, ehu, opakapaka, […]

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:21 a.m. alarm Wednesday (Aug 31) for a structure fire on Kahualani Road in the Kaloko area of Kona.

Firefighters found garage consumed in flames with the fire spreading to the house. Crews were able to have the fire under control by 2 a.m. limiting the fire damage the garage and an adjacent room of the home.

Fire burns garage at Kaloko home early Wednesday (Aug 31)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:21 a.m. alarm Wednesday (Aug 31) for a structure fire on Kahualani Road in the Kaloko area of Kona. Firefighters found garage consumed in flames with the fire spreading to the house. Crews were able to have the fire under control by 2 a.m. limiting the fire damage the garage […]

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Four honored for contributions to UH Hilo

Four honored for contributions to UH Hilo

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii at Hilo honored four faculty and staff members for their dedication and extraordinary contributions to the university. Chancellor Donald Straney presented the Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities to Rebecca Ostertag, Professional Staff Award to Kolby Santiago, Outstanding University Support Employee Award to Kirk Mikami and the Koichi and […]

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Osorio explores politics in spoken word (Sept. 1 & 2)

Osorio explores politics in spoken word (Sept. 1 & 2)

MEDIA RELEASE Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio will explore the politics in spoken word and in art created and consumed by communities of color in an upcoming Puana Ka Ike lecture in Kona and an Eia Hawaii presentation in Hilo. Osorio’s free presentation, “Hoi Hou I Ka Iwi Kuamoo: Return to the Backbone” is noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday, […]

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Hamakua CDP update for August

Hamakua CDP update for August

From the Hamakua CDP Steering Committee: NOTICE OF VENUE CHANGE: The next CDP Meeting is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Kulaimano Community Center, Pepeekeo What’s on the September agenda? Timeline adjustments and what’s next, including plans for the Regional Workshop and other adjustments; Introduction to Strategy Area Booklet, including Steering Committee discussion of their […]

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Salaveria appointed deputy director of finance

Salaveria appointed deputy director of finance

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced the appointment of Luis P. Salaveria as Deputy Director of the Department of Budget & Finance (B&F). “I’m really excited to be a part of the Abercrombie Administration, there are many challenges facing the state and I look forward to the opportunity to making a contribution,” Salaveria said. […]

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