Archive | July, 2014

Landslides triggered by the magnitude-6.7 Kīholo Bay and magnitude-6.0 Māhukona earthquakes on October 15, 2006, stripped vegetation from the East Branch of Honokāne Nui Valley and extensively damaged the Kohala Ditch Trail that zigazags across the valley wall. USGS photo.

Volcano Watch: Hawaii still rocks!

Hawaii was listed among the 16 states facing the highest risk for earthquakes. The 6.7 magnitude Kiholo Bay quake and 6.0 magnitude Mahukona quake in 2006 stripped vegetation from valley walls.

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HIBT 2014: Day 4

China Sea Wolf Club jumps into first with largest billfish of the week

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Police are searching for a woman reported missing

Police are reporting of a missing person, Aimee Levesque, 39-year-old woman, 5″6″ tall, 125 pounds, light brown hair, blue eyes. Levesque has a tribal tattoo on her upper arm. Levesque was last seen in Hilo on July 7, 2014.

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HI-PAL 5-on-5 basketball tournaments coming up

HI-PAL is seeking teams interested in playing in “Click It or Ticket” 5-on-5 basketball tournaments August 30-31 at Pāpaʻikou Gym and September 12-14 at Waiākea Uka Gym. Both 5-6 division and 7-8 division teams are being sought for the August tournament.

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Police locate second of four credit card fraud suspects

Hawaiʻi Island police have located and arrested the second of four persons wanted for fraudulent use of a credit card. Colvin Gaspar, 22, of Kailua-Kona was arrested in Kailua-Kona at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday and charged with four counts of violating probation and four counts of contempt of court, with bail set at $300,000.

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Expect increased traffic due to public school opening Friday (Aug 1)

Hawaiʻi Island police remind motorists that Friday (August 1) is the first day children return to most public schools. All public schools will be open Monday, and motorists should expect an increase in traffic—especially in school zones—during morning and afternoon hours.

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Federal funds to rebuild Mauna Loa Observatory Road

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has announced the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will receive an $802,500 grant from the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration to rebuild the last 2.3 miles of the 18-mile long Mauna Loa Observatory (MLO) Road, which suffers from deterioration due to the high altitude and harsh conditions. […]

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Election 2014: Abercrombie’s plan for next four years and beyond

MEDIA RELEASE At a news conference Wednesday at his Oahu campaign headquarters, Gov. Neil Abercrombie unveiled his plan for the next four years in the form of a 56-­page policy document titled “Charting Tomorrow.” The comprehensive plan describes the foundation laid in the first four years and the vision for the state’s economy and fiscal […]

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Election 2014: Ige unveils action plan

MEDIA RELEASE Leading Democratic gubernatorial candidate State Sen. David Ige has released his action plan “Engineering Hawaii’s Future” for the state if elected the next governor of Hawaii. Ige lays out his agenda on issues including tourism, technology, environment, energy, agriculture, homelessness and open government. “I have waited until now to release my full action […]

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Ground broken for $27.9M southern segment of Mamalahoa bypass

Mayor Kenoi: ‘It’s not about asphalt. It’s about connecting family and friends.’

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New Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted TV episode to air Friday (Aug 1)

The most recent edition of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” highlights a couple wanted for questioning in a theft investigation and two men wanted on bench warrants. The new episode begins airing Friday (August 1).

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HIBT 2014: Day 3

Japan, Vanuatu, China atop leaderboard; Bowman of Northern Lights tops captain list

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HIBT Day 2: Japan woman boats record fish on 50-lb test line

MEDIA RELEASE Not only did Mari Arakawa of Japan’s Olympian Dream Fishing Club boat a 622.6-pound Pacific blue marlin that powered her team to the top of the leaderboard on Day Two of the 55th Annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT), she also landed herself in the tournament’s record book. Fishing Tuesday aboard Illusions, the […]

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Police locate Kealakekua man reported missing

Police have located 40-year-old Aron Makani Beshore of Kealakekua, who was reported missing in July. He was found unharmed Monday (August 4) in Los Angeles.

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