Archive | March, 2014

GasBuddy Bug

Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 4.8 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.22/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.53/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Lavaman Waikoloa 2014 Results

Results and photos from the Lavaman Waikoloa 2014 triathlon Sunday (March 30)

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Wish you were here? The week in Hilo, March 22-29, 2014

Time-lapse movie of Hilo, Hawaii from the Hilo Lagoon Center over looking Hilo town towards Mauna Kea.

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Malaai School Garden ‘Art & Sol’ benefit auction (April 13)

MEDIA RELEASE When America’s culinary superstars from national television and the James Beard Foundation come to Waimea Middle School’s Malaai garden to teach cooking fundamentals to excite students about culinary careers, you can bet what students remember most is how delicious the class was. One of the most memorable tastings during the recent visit to […]

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16th Annual Hilo Culinary Classic (April 4)

MEDIA RELEASE The 16th Annual Hilo Culinary Classic is set for 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, April 4 and it promises to be the largest display of culinary technical skill, creativity and knowledge since the Hawaii Community College Culinary Arts Program began the food competition 16 years ago. Entries created by second-year Culinary Arts students from […]

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Winter weather advisory for Big Island summits

The winter weather advisory continues for the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on the Big Island until 6 p.m. this evening (March 30). Sleet and snow are falling on the summits leading to one to two inches of snow and patchy ice on the ground. Winds are coming from the Southwest to West […]

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Honokaa Western Week (May 17-26)

MEDIA RELEASE Cowboys and horses on parade, a rollicking block party with dancing in the streets, local vendors, Big Island steak fry, Saloon Girl and new “Cowboys Got Talent” competitions, plus rodeo action in the refurbished Honokaa Arena and more make for an exciting roundup of paniolo festivities for Honokaa Western Week, May 17-26, 2014. […]

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Flash flood watch issued for the state, special marine warning

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a special marine warning for Big Island Leeward waters and the Alenuihaha Channel until 10 a.m. Saturday (March 29). At 8:01 a.m. weather radar showed a thunderstorm, capable of producing strong winds up to 40 knots, 13 miles Northwest of FAD Buoy XX or about 39 miles […]

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Hawaii Palliative Care Center launches in Hilo

MEDIA RELEASE Hospice of Hilo has launched the Hawaii Palliative Care Center (HPCC) at the Pohai Malama, a Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Care Center. HPCC will provide a team dedicated to meeting the complex care needs of individuals diagnosed with a life-threatening, and in many cases, a life-limiting illness. This service will partner with patients’ […]

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Blessing held for new Honokaa Park playground

MEDIA RELEASE Excited schoolchildren from Ka Hale O Na Keiki Preschool this week became the first keiki to enjoy Hawaii County’s newest playground. The $295,000 play area at Honokaa Park was opened Tuesday morning following a public blessing and dedication ceremony. “I was first approached by Joycelyn Embernate about her concern for a safe place […]

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The HI-SEAS training included preparations for donning a simulated space suit, for use during excursions from the habitat. Here, crew member Tiffany Swarmer makes some adjustments with the suit. (Photo courtesy of Ross Lockwood)

Second HI-SEAS Mars space analog study begins

Kim Binsted: Our tools and technology for space exploration are very good, but as a human race we still must contend with the ‘soft side’ risks of space travel

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Second HI-SEAS Mars space analog study begins

Kim Binsted: Our tools and technology for space exploration are very good, but as a human race we still must contend with the ‘soft side’ risks of space travel

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Kona burglaries, auto thefts (March 8-April 4)

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Community Policing staff compile a regular listing of burglaries and thefts in the West Hawaii community. This update covers March 8-April 4. BURGLARIES On March 16, in the 73-4000 block of Hulikoa Drive, an man was arrested for burglary 2, after he was observed on video, ramming the side door to the […]

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Governor releases $58M for UH system facilities

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has released more than $58.4 million to the University of Hawaii system for capital improvement projects at various campuses that will further energize our growing construction industry to help sustain our economy. “A majority of these funds are going to improvements at our community colleges, which make up the largest […]

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