Archive | March, 2012

Kenoi's Kalapana Ohana get together (April 7)

Kenoi’s Kalapana Ohana get together (April 7)

From The Friends of Billy Kenoi: It was great to meet with folks all over Hawaii Island at our Ohana Get Together rallies in Kona and Hilo in December, and Kohala in January. Next Saturday, we’ll be getting together in a place near and dear to the Mayor’s heart – Kalapana! * 5 p.m. Saturday, […]

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Due to the breakdown of Ke’ei Well “D,” Department of Water Supply customers in the affected area are now under a Water Conservation status. The Department of Water Supply will be furnishing water from our Ke’ei Wells “A” and “C” until the repairs are completed. With everyone’s full cooperation, daily water needs can be met during this emergency that is currently estimated to last 9 to 10 months.

Water conservation urged in South Kona due to breakdown of Keei well

Due to the breakdown of Ke’ei Well “D,” Department of Water Supply customers in the affected area are now under a Water Conservation status. The Department of Water Supply will be furnishing water from our Ke’ei Wells “A” and “C” until the repairs are completed. With everyone’s full cooperation, daily water needs can be met […]

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HFIA: Castaing wins 'Best of Show' honors

HFIA: Castaing wins ‘Best of Show’ honors

MEDIA RELEASE The 20th Annual Hawaii Forest Industry Association’s Hawaii’s Woodshow opens its doors Sunday to the public at the Honolulu Museum of Art Academy Art School Gallery at Linekona. Jurors for the show have previewed works by Hawaii’s best wood artists and woodworkers and selected winners in various categories. Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods sponsored the […]

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Lavaman 5k

Lavaman Waikoloa Triathlon, Lavakids (March 31-April 1)

Runners get the weekend off to a start at the Lavaman Waikoloa 5K Run/Walk Friday (March 30). The event kicked-off the weekend which leads to the Sunday Lavaman Waikoloa Triathlon.

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Halemaumau by Jay Robinson of the National Park Service

“Images From the Edge” photo contest deadline extended to April 16, 2012

Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park (FHVNP) has extended their deadline to enter the first annual “Images From the Edge” photo contest. The new submission deadline is Monday, April 16 at 5:00 p.m. Hawai‘i Standard Time.

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Mohouli Heights Senior Neighborhood slated to open 60 units in Phase 1

Ground broken for new affordable senior rentals in Hilo

Mohouli Heights Senior Neighborhood slated to open 60 units in Phase 1

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Kealakehe site selected for Judiciary Complex in Kona

Kealakehe site selected for Judiciary Complex in Kona

MEDIA RELEASE Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald has selected a site across the street from the West Hawaii Civic Center for the new judiciary complex in Kona. The 10-acre Kealakehe parcel is owned by the state and is located at the intersection of Kealakehe Parkway and Ane Keohokalole Highway. The Kona Judiciary Complex, which will […]

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Kimberly Horoschak

*LOCATED* Police still looking for Pahoa woman reported missing in January

Big Island police have located 31-year-old Kimberly Horoschak of Pāhoa, who was reported as missing. She was found unharmed Wednesday in Kona.

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CDC: 1 in 88 children have autism spectrum disorder

CDC: 1 in 88 children have autism spectrum disorder

MEDIA RELEASE The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1 in 88 children in the United States has been identified as having an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a new study that looked at data from 14 communities. Autism spectrum disorders are almost five times more common among boys than girls – with […]

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A 39-year-old Pāhoa man reported that he was walking along Highway 130 near Pāhoa High School around 2:15 a.m. when he was accosted by five to six young men who were also walking in the area. One of them started a conversation with the victim. While the victim was distracted, the other men assaulted him and removed his backpack. They then fled the area.

Pahoa man reports being robbed by gang on Friday (March 30)

A 39-year-old Pāhoa man reported that he was walking along Highway 130 near Pāhoa High School around 2:15 a.m. when he was accosted by five to six young men who were also walking in the area. One of them started a conversation with the victim. While the victim was distracted, the other men assaulted him […]

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Laupahoehoe School. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Police investigating burglaries at Laupahoehoe Elementary and High School

Big Island police are investigating two burglaries at Laupāhoehoe Elementary and High School. The first occurred sometime between Thursday, March 8, and Monday, March 19, during Spring Break. The second occurred sometime between Wednesday, March 21, and Thursday, March 22. In both cases locked classrooms were entered and computer equipment was taken. The items taken […]

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Charren Kaeo Ornellas

Police are searching for a Hilo man reported missing

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 20-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing. Charren Kaeo Ornellas is described as part Hawaiian, 5-foot-8, about 130 pounds with short black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black tank top, black surf shorts and a black hat. He […]

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The Hawaiʻi Police department is reminding businesses and private citizens about the importance of marking or engraving their property and recording serial numbers.

Both actions greatly increase the Police Department’s ability to identify stolen property and solve crimes. Many times when property is taken, the items are indistinguishable from others of the same make. Marking property sets it apart from similar items, thereby allowing police to confirm that the item belongs to the person who reported it stolen.

Police offer tips to mark or record property to ease theft recovery

The Hawaiʻi Police department is reminding businesses and private citizens about the importance of marking or engraving their property and recording serial numbers. Both actions greatly increase the Police Department’s ability to identify stolen property and solve crimes. Many times when property is taken, the items are indistinguishable from others of the same make. Marking […]

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Unemployment rate falls to 6.4 percent

Unemployment rate falls to 6.4 percent

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) has announced the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February was 6.4 percent, down from 6.5 percent in January. The unemployment rate has fallen to 6.4% from 6.8% in a series of monthly declines since last October. The last time the state’s unemployment rate was […]

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