Archive | December, 2011

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No tsunami threat to Hawaii from 6.8M Japan quake Saturday (Dec 31)

A destructive tsunami was not generated based on earthquake and historical tsunami data. The Japan Meteorological Agency may also issue tsunami messages for this event to countries in the Northwest Pacific and South China Sea region.

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory for the Big Island North and East from 6 a.m. Sunday until 6 p.m. Monday (Jan 2).

Surf is forecast to be in the six to 10 foot range and will increase rapidly Sunday and peak Sunday night.

The high surf can produce dangerous rip currents and cause beach erosion.

High Surf Advisory Sunday and Monday (Jan 1–2)

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory for the Big Island North and East from 6 a.m. Sunday until 6 p.m. Monday (Jan 2). Surf is forecast to be in the six to 10 foot range and will increase rapidly Sunday and peak Sunday night. The high surf can produce […]

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Fireworks, alcohol not permitted in state parks, forests, harbors

Fireworks, alcohol not permitted in state parks, forests, harbors

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources is reminding the public about safety prohibitions regarding New Year’s celebrations statewide. “We would like the public to enjoy the New Year’s holiday and asks that people understand for public safety and the protection of our natural and cultural resources that fireworks are prohibited in State […]

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State Senate adopts social media use policy

State Senate adopts social media use policy

MEDIA RELEASE The state Senate has adopted a social media use policy. The Policy provides guidance to users, both internally and in the public. Currently, the use of social media in the public sector is a new and emerging phenomenon across the country. The Hawaii State Senate is one of the few state senate bodies […]

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Smart declines to seek re-election

Smart declines to seek re-election

MEDIA RELEASE Brittany Smart has announced she will not be seeking a second council term at this time, but is keeping her options open for the future. “Due to personal reasons, I am unable to commit to another two year term at this time. I am honored to serve District 6, but have to think […]

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U. S. Army Garrison-PTA Command will open portions of the training area, here, to local archery hunters this weekend, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1-2, in a continuing conservation initiative to control the wild hog, goat and sheep population in PTA conservation areas.

Passes and hunting flyers will be available at designated check-in stations beginning Dec. 30 after 5 p.m.

PTA open for bow-hunting this weekend (Dec 31–Jan 2)

U. S. Army Garrison-PTA Command will open portions of the training area, here, to local archery hunters this weekend, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1-2, in a continuing conservation initiative to control the wild hog, goat and sheep population in PTA conservation areas. Passes and hunting flyers will be available at designated check-in stations beginning Dec. […]

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Occupy groups protesting at Kukio (Dec. 31)

Occupy groups protesting at Kukio (Dec. 31)

MEDIA RELEASE Join the 99% concerned about justice, peace and the earth. Meet 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 fronting Kukio, 15 miles north of Kailua Kona, just south of the Four Seasons/Hualalai Resort. People leaving from the Hilo side will meet at 7 a.m. across from Merrill Lynch for car pooling. Kukio is a […]

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Waimea Ocean Film Festival (Jan. 4-8)

Waimea Ocean Film Festival (Jan. 4-8)

MEDIA RELEASE Gates Performing Arts Center at Hawaii Preparatory Academy is one of the host venues for the Second Annual Waimea Ocean Film Fesitval, which runs Jan. 4-8, in Waimea and at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. The festival continues on to the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai January 10-13. Thirty-six films from local and international […]

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Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope makes list of ’25 Most Interesting Webcams’

The 2011 honors were awarded to a variety of webcams, featuring everything from Schnauzer puppies to a Hawaii telescope to a ship pier at Cape Canaveral to volcanoes to a natural wonder of the world.

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HI Nights provides new view of Hawaiian nightlife

HI Nights provides new view of Hawaiian nightlife

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii’s night scene just got easier to navigate — HI Nights, a new easy-to-use web service, is now available to consumers. HI Nights provides Hawaiians with event information, photos, specials, and updates from local restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in real time, sent directly to their smart phones. “The plethora of restaurants, bars and […]

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State launches web-based green employer directory

State launches web-based green employer directory

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) has launched a web-based directory of Green Employers as part of its Hawaii Green Jobs Initiative. Green employers — who work in areas such as renewable energy production and natural resource conservation — post profiles in the directory that describe their operations, specify their […]

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Census: U.S. Population of 312.8M on New Year’s Day

Census: U.S. Population of 312.8M on New Year’s Day

MEDIA RELEASE As our nation prepares to ring in the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau today projected the Jan. 1, 2012, total United States population will be 312,780,968. This would represent an increase of 2,250,129, or 0.7 percent, from New Year’s Day 2011, and an increase of 4,035,430, or 1.3 percent, since Census Day […]

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New view of Kilauea’s explosive past (Jan. 5)

New view of Kilauea’s explosive past (Jan. 5)

MEDIA RELEASE Recent research showing that Kilauea Volcano has experienced long periods of explosive eruptions during the past 2,500 years will be the topic of a presentation at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Don Swanson, a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, will give the free presentation on Kilauea’s explosive history […]

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Ever-smiling Maurice Sako during the mid-point of his career in the 1980s. Maurice retires this week after a 44-year career at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Volcano Watch: End of an Era at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

HVO staff member Maurice Sako’s career has spanned nearly half of HVO’s first 100 years. On December 31, Maurice is retiring after more than 44 years of service to the Observatory.

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