Archive | August, 2011

Big Island Carbon chosen for APEC showcase

Big Island Carbon chosen for APEC showcase

MEDIA RELEASE The APEC Hawaii Host Committee, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Kauai County, the City and County of Honolulu, Maui County and Hawaii County, is pleased to announce the selection of the 2011 Hawaii Business Innovation Showcase awardees. Those selected are: Skai Ventures (statewide), Big Island Carbon, LLC (Hawaii County), […]

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Great Waikoloa Canoe Race results

Great Waikoloa Canoe Race results

Results from Saturday, Aug. 27 at Anaehoomalu Bay WOMEN AND MIXED TEAMS 1. Kai Opua — Open women 2. Kona Athletic — Mix unlimited 3. Keauhou — Open women 4. Kawaihae — Open women 5. Tui Tonga — Open mix 6. Kawaihae — Open women 7. Kai Opua — Open women 8. Kamehameha — Open […]

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Back 2 School Hip Hop Bash in Waimea (Sept. 3)

Back 2 School Hip Hop Bash in Waimea (Sept. 3)

MEDIA RELEASE Breaking back to school stress starts with a Hip Hop Bash 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 at Waimea Community Center. The high-energy night includes a Hip Hop class with Alayna from 6:30-7:30 p.m., followed by an open dance with DJ Chad, Xbox games, snacks and cold drinks, at the community center (between the […]

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Warning for the South facing shores of all Hawaiian islands. The warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Wenesday (Aug 31).

Surf of 10 to 15 feet is forecast to peak today and tonight then lower to advisory levels on Wednesday. The high surf will cause hazardous conditions for beachgoers due to dangerous rip currents, beach erosion and shore breaks. Boaters should use caution at the entrances to small boat harbors.

High Surf Warning issued for the South shores of all Hawaiian Islands

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Warning for the South facing shores of all Hawaiian islands. The warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Wenesday (Aug 31). Surf of 10 to 15 feet is forecast to peak today and tonight then lower to advisory levels on Wednesday. The high surf […]

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Case kicks off statewide campaign

Case kicks off statewide campaign

From Ed Case, who has announced he is running for the Senate seat to be vacated by Sen. Daniel Akaka: Audrey and I just completed a six-day Neighbor Island swing continuing our statewide Senate campaign kickoff. We had five great events with supporters old and new on Hawaii Island, Maui and Kauai, walked the small […]

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A power shut-off is scheduled to allow HELCO crews to upgrade electrical facilities on North & South Kulani Roads at Hwy 11.
We recommend that refrigerators and freezers be opened only when absolutely necessary. If refrigeration or medical needs are critical, other arrangements should be made.

HELCO to shut-off power to parts of Mountain View Wednesday (Aug 31)

A power shut-off is scheduled to allow HELCO crews to upgrade electrical facilities on North & South Kulani Roads at Hwy 11. We recommend that refrigerators and freezers be opened only when absolutely necessary. If refrigeration or medical needs are critical, other arrangements should be made.

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College of Pharmacy to aid military mental health professionals

College of Pharmacy to aid military mental health professionals

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii at Hilo is the first in the nation to offer a Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology (MSCP) degree solely within a College of Pharmacy after an Aug. 25 vote by the University of Hawaii Board of Regents. Typically offered by schools of psychology, the degree gives clinical psychologists […]

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Big Island police are asking for the public's help in identifying the person or persons responsible for the theft of two saddles in Honokaʻa.

The brown Hawaiian Tree saddles were removed from a home on Kapuna Road sometime between March 1 and June 7.

Pair of saddles stolen from home in Honokaa

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person or persons responsible for the theft of two saddles in Honokaʻa. The brown Hawaiian Tree saddles were removed from a home on Kapuna Road sometime between March 1 and June 7.

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Big Island police are asking for the public's help in identifying the person or persons responsible for a Hilo burglary in February.

A black Honda 110 cc dirt bike and a Suzuki 50 cc quad all-terrain vehicle were stolen from a home on Kaiwiki Road on February 13.

Police seeking public’s help in February burglary in Wainaku

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person or persons responsible for a Hilo burglary in February. A black Honda 110 cc dirt bike and a Suzuki 50 cc quad all-terrain vehicle were stolen from a home on Kaiwiki Road on February 13.

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Breadfruit Festival rooted in the past (Sept. 24)

Breadfruit Festival rooted in the past (Sept. 24)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Homegrown Food Network, the Breadfruit Institute of the National Tropical Botanical Garden and Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden present the Breadfruit Festival—Hooulu ka Ulu 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in South Kona. The Breadfruit Festival celebrates the rich culture of breadfruit (ulu) in Hawaii […]

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that the Obama Administration is eliminating dozens of burdensome regulations on traffic signs which cash-strapped state and local governments expect will save them millions of dollars. The U.S. Department of Transportation is proposing that communities replace traffic signs when they are worn out rather than requiring signs to be replaced by a specific deadline.

DOT proposes elimination of rules to replace traffic signs before they have worn out

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that the Obama Administration is eliminating dozens of burdensome regulations on traffic signs which cash-strapped state and local governments expect will save them millions of dollars. The U.S. Department of Transportation is proposing that communities replace traffic signs when they are worn out rather than requiring signs to […]

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Special Olympics East Hawaii Golf has added a new dimension to its 4th annual tournament on Sept. 11.

This year, Waimea Country Club will host the four-person scramble in which each group will have a Special Olympics athlete playing on the team.  Entry fee for this fundraiser is $150 per golfer.  Special Olympians will not pay.

East Hawaii Special Olympics golf challenge coming up September 11

Special Olympics East Hawaii Golf has added a new dimension to its 4th annual tournament on Sept. 11. This year, Waimea Country Club will host the four-person scramble in which each group will have a Special Olympics athlete playing on the team. Entry fee for this fundraiser is $150 per golfer. Special Olympians will not […]

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About 18,000 GRIGRI 2 belay devices in the United States and about 2,000 in Canada are recalled. Excessive force on the handle can cause it to become stuck in the open position. When stuck open, the assisted braking function is disabled, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Petzl America recalls belay devices due to fall hazard

About 18,000 GRIGRI 2 belay devices in the United States and about 2,000 in Canada are recalled. Excessive force on the handle can cause it to become stuck in the open position. When stuck open, the assisted braking function is disabled, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

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Big Island police have located 29-year-old Erick Jason Smith of Kurtistown, who was wanted in connection with the sexual assault of an adult female on August 2. 

Smith was arrested August 6 on suspicion of kidnapping, theft, criminal property damage, interfering with reporting a crime and six counts of sexual assault. After conferring with prosecutors, detectives released him pending further investigation.

Police find Puna man wanted for questioning in sex assault investigation

Big Island police have located 29-year-old Erick Jason Smith of Kurtistown, who was wanted in connection with the sexual assault of an adult female on August 2. Smith was arrested August 6 on suspicion of kidnapping, theft, criminal property damage, interfering with reporting a crime and six counts of sexual assault. After conferring with prosecutors, […]

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