Archive | March, 2013

High wind warning issued for Big Island summits, small craft advisory also issued

A high wind warning is in effect for Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea until 9 a.m. Monday morning (April 1). Big Island summit areas above 8,000 feet are forecast to have winds of 35-50 mph with localized gusts up to 60 mph or more. A small craft advisory has been issued by the National Weather […]

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Flood advisory issued for Big Island due to heavy rains in Ka‘u

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for the Big Island until 5:30 p.m. this evening. At 2:18 p.m. weather radar showed heavy rain near Punaluu which is about 45 miles Southwest of Hilo. The area of heavy rain was nearly stationary.

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Big Island lane closures for the week of April 1-5, 2013

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — AKONI PULE HIGHWAY — 1) VICINITY OF HAWI TOWN Alternating single lane closures on Akoni Pule Highway (Route 270) in both directions in the vicinity of Hawi to Kapaau Towns between Milepost Markers 21.2 […]

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Wind advisory for Big Island summits until Tuesday morning

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory for Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea above 8,000 feet until 6 a.m. Tuesday (April 2). Winds are forecast to be 25-35 mph with localized gusts over 50 mph.

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Fire burns Pepeekeo home Saturday morning (March 30)

Fire/rescue crews responded to an 8:09 a.m. alarm Saturday (March 30) to 28-0530 Kulaimano Road in Pepeekeo for a structure fire. Two back bedrooms of the single-story home were heavily damaged by fire which crews had under control by 8:30 a.m. and declared out at 8:45 a.m.

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Parker Ranch Foundation Trust announces 2012 distributions

MEDIA RELEASE Parker Ranch Foundation Trust recently announced distributions for 2012 to its four beneficiaries totaling $2,000,000. This is the third consecutive annual distribution of $2,000,000. The Trust’s beneficiaries are appreciative of the support of the Parker Ranch Foundation Trust and the work of its Trustees. Saundra Gulley, chairwoman of the PRFT Distribution Committee said, […]

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Flood advisory issued due to heavy rains in Kona

The flood advisory was cancelled at noon. The rain showers are moving into the Northern windward coast of the Big Island heading Southeast at about 20 mph. The heaviest rain is affecting the areas from Hawi to Waipio Valley. Drivers should use caution due to ponding and reduced visibility.

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Kona burglary, theft reports (March 23-28)

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Community Policing staff compile a weekly listing of burglaries and thefts in the West Hawaii community. This update covers March 23-28. BURGLARIES On March 24, a reported burglary in the 6100 Block of Hawaii Belt Road, a Toshiba laptop taken. UCPV (STOLEN VEHICLE) No UCPV reported this week. UEMV(THEFT FROM VEHICLE) On […]

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Bill on elections public funding option still alive

MEDIA RELEASE Advocates for campaign finance reform were pleased last week when the Senate Ways and Means Committee passed House Bill 1481. The bill would create a law that would modernize Hawaii’s outdated partial public funding program for elections. The original public funding program was implemented during the 1978 Constitutional Convention, but has become ineffective […]

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Strong showing at national student television awards

MEDIA RELEASE Led by five awards from Waianae High School, public schools captured 16 of 17 awards won by Hawaii schools this month at the 10th Annual Student Television Network (STN) Convention in Los Angeles, Calif. Nearly 2,500 students from 153 middle and high schools across the country attended this year’s convention, March 7-10. Hawaii […]

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Governor announces nominees to Land Board, Water Commission

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced the nominations of James A. Gomes to the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) and Kamanamaikalani Beamer, Ph.D. and Milton D. Pavao to the Commission of Water Resource Management (CWRM). Their 4-year terms are effective July 1, 2013, subject to state Senate confirmation. “Each of these nominees […]

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Schatz visiting neighbor isles to hear from constituents

MEDIA RELEASE During the week of March 29, Sen. Brian Schatz will meet with constituents and stakeholders across neighbor islands and Oahu to discuss issues facing Hawaii. “My goal is to continue an open dialogue with my constituents so that I can hear from them on what I can do in Washington to better represent […]

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St. Columba Episcopal Mission reopens (March 30)

MEDIA RELEASE St. Columba Episcopal Mission, located in Paauilo, will experience a resurrection of sorts, a “replant,” on Easter Sunday with Mass and Holy Communion at 9:30 a.m. The cfhurch is located just below the Paauilo Elementary and Intermediate School and mauka of the Mamalahoa highway between mile markers 37 and 36. Established in 1898 […]

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Day at Hulihee (March 30)

MEDIA RELEASE The picturesque, seaside grounds of Hulihee Palace will be the location of the annual spring fundraiser, Day at Hulihee, Saturday, March 30. An 8:30 a.m. traditional Hawaiian blessing kicks off the 9 a.m.-4 p.m. event, which is hosted by palace caretakers the Daughters of Hawaii and the Calabash Cousins. Browse among tented arts […]

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