Archive | May, 2012

From Wednesday through Thursday (May 30-31), the existing roadway at the Hualalai Road and Mamalahoa Highway intersection will be resurfaced.  A one-lane road closure will be in effect during the 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. road work schedule.  

Road resurfacing will continue Monday through Tuesday, (June 4-5) on Hualalai Road over 3,430 feet from Mamalahoa Highway to Lako Street.  Motorists going to or from Holualoa are asked to use Palani Road for North Kona access or Haawaina Street for Keauhou and South Kona access.

Hualalai Road to be one lane in North Kona due to road work

From Wednesday through Thursday (May 30-31), the existing roadway at the Hualalai Road and Mamalahoa Highway intersection will be resurfaced. A one-lane road closure will be in effect during the 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. road work schedule. Road resurfacing will continue Monday through Tuesday, (June 4-5) on Hualalai Road over 3,430 feet from Mamalahoa […]

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.49/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.65/g, according to gasoline price website HawaiiGasPrices.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 2.4 cents the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.49/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.65/g, according to gasoline price website HawaiiGasPrices.com.

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Case hosting West Hawaii pau hana (May 30)

Case hosting West Hawaii pau hana (May 30)

MEDIA RELEASE Ed Case, candidate for the open U.S. Senate seat, is hosting up-close-and-personal Pau Hana statewide community events, including one in West Hawaii: * Pau Hana with Ed – West Hawaii 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 Old Kona Airport Park, Beach Pavilion No. 1 Entrance corner of Kuakini Hwy and Makala Blvd., Kailua-Kona Contact: […]

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Winners of 2012 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

Winners of 2012 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

MEDIA RELEASE Announced Sunday, May 27 in Honolulu, the winners are: * Album of the Year “Kuanaloa,” Kuana Torres Kahele (Kuana Torres Kahele) Kuana Torres Kahale and Dave Tucciarone, producers * Anthology Album of the Year “Kekumuwai,” Pandanus Club (Makuakane) Kenneth Makuakane, Chris Kealiiaa and Tasha Tavares-Makuakane, producers * Compilation Album of the Year “Ho‘ala […]

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Big Island Film Festival announces 2012 awards

Audience Choice short film honors for ‘Hi Honey’ – a film by Big Isle residents Kelly Winsa and Peter Henderson

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Sign up now for library summer reading programs

Sign up now for library summer reading programs

MEDIA RELEASE Calling all readers! We invite you to participate in the 2012 Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) Summer Reading Programs which will be conducted from June 4 through July 7. Registration for the free five-week programs at public libraries begins May 29. Contact your local public library for starting dates and guidelines. Participants […]

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Hilo hosts annual Inter-Tribal Powwow

The Seventh Annual Hilo Inter-Tribal Powwow at Wailoa River State Park in Hilo was held Memorial Day weekend May 26-28, 2012.

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Honokohau meeting on rule addition (May 30)

Honokohau meeting on rule addition (May 30)

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Fishing and Boating Association (HF&BA) believes in and promotes safe boating in all cases. However, the HF&BA strongly suggests that all boaters review the proposed rule addition to Chapter 13-244-15.5 Hawaii Administrative Rules, Ocean Recreation and Coastal Areas DLNR/DOBOR. HF&BA officials believe this rule is written poorly and will affect a […]

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory for Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea above elevations of 8,000 until 6 a.m. Wednesday (May 30).

Winds are forcast come from the East at 25-35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

The strong winds can make driving difficult especially for high profile vehicles.

Wind advisory for Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory for Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea above elevations of 8,000 until 6 a.m. Wednesday (May 30). Winds are forcast come from the East at 25-35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. The strong winds can make driving difficult especially for high profile vehicles.

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for East facing shores of the Big Islnad until 6 p.m. Tuesday (May 29).

Surf is forecast to be in the six to eight foot range on Big Island North and East shores. The rough surf will create dangerous, strong rip currents and localized beach erosion.

High surf advisory issued for East facing shores of the Big Island

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for East facing shores of the Big Islnad until 6 p.m. Tuesday (May 29). Surf is forecast to be in the six to eight foot range on Big Island North and East shores. The rough surf will create dangerous, strong rip currents and […]

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Fire/rescue responded to a 1:44 p.m. alarm Monday (May 28) after a Blue Hawaii helicopter made a 'precautionary landing' in an open field off North Kulani Road in Mountain View.

The pilot told fire department personnel that a 'Chip Warning Light' came on so he landed in the open field with four passengers on board. There were no injuries in the landing.

Blue Hawaii helicopter lands in field after warning light goes off

Fire/rescue responded to a 1:44 p.m. alarm Monday (May 28) after a Blue Hawaii helicopter made a ‘precautionary landing’ in an open field off North Kulani Road in Mountain View. The pilot told fire department personnel that a ‘Chip Warning Light’ came on so he landed in the open field with four passengers on board. […]

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The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test at a hydrant in South Hilo from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012.

The affected area may experience slightly discolored and turbid water for several hours after the test.

Fire hydrant test along Railroad Avenue in Hilo Tuesday (May 29)

The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test at a hydrant in South Hilo from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. The affected area may experience slightly discolored and turbid water for several hours after the test.

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Bon Odori 'Bon Dance' honors the departed. The first bon dance of the season on the Big Island is at Keauhou Shopping Center June 9 with the last dance on August 25 at Honohina Hongwanji Mission.

2012 Hawaii Bon Dance Schedule

Bon Odori ‘Bon Dance’ honors the departed. The first bon dance of the season on the Big Island is at Keauhou Shopping Center June 9 with the last dance on August 25 at Honohina Hongwanji Mission.

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Lowe’s recalls clip-on desk lamps due to shock hazard

Lowe’s recalls about 33,000 LED Clip-On Desk Lamps.The power cord for the lamp can detach where it meets the clamp, exposing energized wires, posing an electric shock risk to consumers. The firm has received five reports of cords detaching, including one reported electric shock and one report of a child receiving burns to her hand […]

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