Archive | May, 2013

Fire destroys home in Hawaiian Paradise Park Thursday (May 30)

Fire/rescue crews responded for a 5:38 p.m. alarm Thursday (May 30) to 16-1608 38th Avenue in Hawaiian Paradise Park for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find a 900 square foot home engulfed in flames. Firefighters were able to get the blaze under control by 9 p.m. and out at 9:30 p.m. One occupant was […]

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Pleasures, treasures at Malaai School Garden ‘Art & Sol’ (June 2)

MEDIA RELEASE Delicious pleasures and treasures that touch the heart and soul of life on Hawaii Island could be yours at the 6th Annual Malaai School Garden “Art & Sol” Benefit Auction from 12:30-3 p.m., Sunday, June 2 at Merriman’s Restaurant in Waimea. Intended to support healthier kids and community and a more sustainable planet, […]

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This May 6, 2013, image was captured by the Advanced Land Imager sensor aboard NASA's Earth Observing 1 satellite. Images like this provide useful observations of volcanic activity between HVO’s field visits to eruption sites. Bright red pixels, which depict areas of high temperatures, show several areas of active or recently active lava flows on Kilauea’s East Rift Zone flow field. Smaller red spots on the coastline show the ocean entry, where lava exits the active tube and spills into the water.

Volcano Watch: HVO looks to European colleagues for new strategies to track and model lava-flow hazards

On May 28-30, 2013, two Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) scientists participated in a workshop on “Satellite-Data-Driven Detection at the Universite Blaise Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

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Woman found floating off Kalapana determined to have been strangled to death

Hawaiʻi Island police have reclassified a coroner’s inquest case to a murder in connection with the discovery of a body Tuesday (May 28) in waters off Kalapana in the Puna District. An autopsy conducted Wednesday (May 29) determined that the female victim died of strangulation and that the manner of death was homicide.

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Police are investigating a robbery at a credit union in Pepeekeo Thursday (May 30)

Hawai‘i Island police are investigating a robbery at a credit union in Pepe‘ekeo on Thursday afternoon (May 30). Shortly after 1 p.m., a masked man pointed what appeared to be a handgun at two tellers at the Hāmākua Coast Community Federal Credit Union and demanded cash. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of […]

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Police are searching for an Alaska man reported missing, last reported to be in Puna

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 22-year-old Alaska man who was reported missing. Boaz D. Johnson of Petersburg, Alaska, last spoke to his family at noon Monday (May 27). He was reportedly in Puna. He is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-6 or 5-foot-7, 145 pounds with short brown hair and blue eyes.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 30, 2013

On Kilauea’s East Rift Zone, breakouts from the Peace Day tube remain active on the pali and on the coastal plain.

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UH Hilo graduate student earns NSF fellowship

MEDIA RELEASE A student in the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science (TCBES) Master’s Program has been awarded a 2013 fellowship from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) Program. Corie Yanger was among some 2,000 students chosen to receive a fellowship from more than 13,000 applicants nationwide. […]

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PTA to open for bow hunters this weekend June 1-2

Army officials are opening the Keamuku Maneuver Area (KMA) for bow hunting, here, June 1-2, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. KMA will be open for bow hunting of pigs, sheep and goats, only. Hunters are allowed one pig, one goat and one sheep, per day, in keeping with state bag limits. Hunting mammals with […]

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HI-PAL Click It or Ticket basketball tournament results

Forty-five youth participated in eight games during the Hawaiʻi Police Activities League’s 2013 “Click It or Ticket” 5-on-5 basketball tournament held at the Honomū gymnasium on April 27 during Honomū Family Fun Day. The breakdown of the participants was 17 from the 9-10 age division and 28 from the 13-14 age division.

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Two killed in Queen K wreck

MEDIA RELEASE A man and a woman were killed Tuesday, May 28 from injuries they received in a one-vehicle crash on Queen Kaahumanu Highway at the 79-mile-marker in North Kona. The driver was identified as Michelle K. Deluz, 24, of a Waikoloa address. The passenger was identified as Gary J. Fergerstrom, 24, of a Kailua-Kona […]

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Fire Department welcomes 41st recruit class

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Fire Department held commencement exercises for its 41st Firefighter Recruit Class on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Nani Mau Gardens in Hilo. The new firefighters are: Owen Tomori, Shane Perry, Dalton Kiko, Christian Cook, Christopher Almodova, Kevin Kapsky, Matthew Case, Catlin Peterson, Chad Kawazoe, Nathan Lee, Kahlil Dupuis, Tyler Nishimura, […]

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Luedi receives ‘Spirit of Aloha’ award

MEDIA RELEASE Regional vice president and general manager of The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, Christof Luedi is the recipient of the 2013 Mayor of Hawaii County’s “Spirit of Aloha” award, presented annually to a person who embodies the true meaning of Aloha and spirit of the Islands. In presenting the award to Luedi, Mayor Billy Kenoi […]

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Council on Revenues increases projections

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie responded to the state Council on Revenues revised forecast reaffirming its previous General Fund tax revenue projection for the current fiscal year and increasing its projections for the next three fiscal years. For the upcoming biennium, tax revenue is projected to grow 8 percent in 2014 and then 7 percent […]

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