Archive | September, 2011

Free car seat safety check in Kona (Oct. 1)

Free car seat safety check in Kona (Oct. 1)

MEDIA RELEASE Did you know that although many parents have car seats and booster seats for their children, 9 out of 10 seats are not properly installed? Each year, hundreds of young children nationwide – including children on the Island of Hawaii – are killed or injured in car crashes. National statistics conclude that accidental […]

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Last week, new fissures opened on the upper east flank of Pu‘u ‘O‘o cone, sending a vigorous flow outside the crater to the southeast and causing the lava level in the crater to drop. Video of the crater floor sinking and lava flowing down the cone.

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for the week of September 29, 2011

Last week, new fissures opened on the upper east flank of Pu‘u ‘O‘o cone, sending a vigorous flow outside the crater to the southeast and causing the lava level in the crater to drop. Video of the crater floor sinking and lava flowing down the cone.

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NOAA: First official whale sighting of the season

NOAA: First official whale sighting of the season

MEDIA RELEASE Aaaaaaaaand they’re back! On Monday (Sept. 26) morning, the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary received word from Sea Quest tour operator Captain Tony Roensch of a humpback whale yearling in Honaunau Bay. The boat was witness to two tail slaps, the first confirmed whale sighting this season. NOAA is reminding boaters […]

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Skies darkened, temperatures plunged, crops failed, and disease and famine ensued.  These and other strange phenomena afflicted people around the world in 1816, known as “The Year without a Summer.”

Volcano Watch: Infamous Mount Tambora is rumbling again

Skies darkened, temperatures plunged, crops failed, and disease and famine ensued. These and other strange phenomena afflicted people around the world in 1816, known as “The Year without a Summer.”

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The World Peace Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 1 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Moku Ola, also known as Coconut Island. Entertainment, a jumping castle and water slide for keiki, information booths, displays, artists, craftspeople and food booths will be featured.

World Peace Festival coming up Saturday (Oct 1)

The World Peace Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 1 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Moku Ola, also known as Coconut Island. Entertainment, a jumping castle and water slide for keiki, information booths, displays, artists, craftspeople and food booths will be featured.

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The University of Hawaii at Hilo softball program will be hosting a benefit kick-ball tournament benefiting CureSearch for Children's Cancer on Saturday, November 19 on the UHH softball and baseball fields.

Kick-ball to benefit CureSearch for children’s cancer

The University of Hawaii at Hilo softball program will be hosting a benefit kick-ball tournament benefiting CureSearch for Children’s Cancer on Saturday, November 19 on the UHH softball and baseball fields.

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Hawaii Wildlife Center sets grand opening date (Nov. 19)

Hawaii Wildlife Center sets grand opening date (Nov. 19)

MEDIA RELEASE Following years of fundraising, grant writing, designing and permitting, and hundreds of hours of volunteer efforts, the Hawaii Wildlife Center will celebrate its grand opening 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. The public is invited to attend the grand opening. “It has indeed been a long and rewarding journey. There are far […]

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“The six additional positions for the County of Hawai`i will be used to add officers and increase patrols in the Puna District and other rural districts where the populations have been growing, and where the demand for police services has grown,” Mayor Kenoi said.

Police awarded funding for six new officers for rural areas

“The six additional positions for the County of Hawai`i will be used to add officers and increase patrols in the Puna District and other rural districts where the populations have been growing, and where the demand for police services has grown,” Mayor Kenoi said.

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Horner appointed resort manager at Sheraton

Horner appointed resort manager at Sheraton

MEDIA RELEASE Pyramid Hotel Group has appointed Hawaii hotelier Paul Horner as resort manager of Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa. Horner brings more than 25 years of experience in the hotel and resort industry to the 519-room Sheraton Keauhou Bay. In this newly created position, Horner will oversee details of day-to-day operations in various […]

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Sopogy’s technology receives SRCC certification

Sopogy’s technology receives SRCC certification

MEDIA RELEASE Sopogy, the world leader in micro concentrated solar power (MicroCSP), has successfully received certification from the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) in its recently established OG-100 classification for Concentrating Solar Collectors. Sopogy is the first MicroCSP company with utility-scale collectors used in power generation, air conditioning and process heat to receive the […]

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Police awarded funding for six new officers

Police awarded funding for six new officers

MEDIA RELEASE The county has been awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) to hire six additional police officers, Mayor Billy Kenoi announced. The COPS grant application process is highly competitive, and the County of Hawaii was awarded $1,392,336 to cover salaries and benefits for six officers […]

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Census releases estimates of same-sex married couples

Census releases estimates of same-sex married couples

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Census Bureau has released new statistics on same-sex married couple and unmarried partner households. According to revised estimates from the 2010 Census, there were 131,729 same-sex married couple households and 514,735 same-sex unmarried partner households in the United States. The results of the 2010 Census revised estimates are closer to the […]

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Center to offer multiple learning centers and child-sized, child-friendly furniture, shelving, resources and decor

Parker School receives $50K grant for library

Center to offer multiple learning centers and child-sized, child-friendly furniture, shelving, resources and decor

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Paniolo visit Parker School keiki

Paniolo visit Parker School keiki

MEDIA RELEASE On Sept. 20, Parker School kindergarten and first grade classes enjoyed a visit from Parker Ranch cowboys and a horse named Chicken. Cowboy Keoki Woods and Parker Ranch land manager Brandi Beaudet taught the students about being a cowboy, herding cattle and caring for a horse. On the lower school field, Woods and […]

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