Archive | September, 2014

Puna man dies while swimming at Punaluu Beach Park

A 53-year-old Puna man died Sunday (September 23) in waters off Punaluʻu Black Sand Beach. Kaʻū Patrol officers responded to a 12:08 p.m. call Sunday reporting a possible drowning. When they arrived, they learned that 53-year-old Reginald Awaa of Mountain View had been diving with family when he became distressed. He was pulled from the […]

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Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 1.6 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.24/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Kona men in stolen boat arrested and charged by police

Two Kona men were charged with several offenses after being found in a stolen boat. On Thursday afternoon (September 18), a 42-year-old Kailua-Kona man reported that his outboard motor had been stolen from his boat while it was tied to the Kailua pier. Later that day, Kona Patrol officers responded to the Keauhou pier, where […]

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The glow from the Kilauea June 27th Lava Flow could be seen from Cemetary Road in Pahoa Sunday night (Sept 22). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

LavaTalk: September 22, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s assessment shows the surface lava flow has slowed considerably and has not advanced since yesterday. The flow front is about 100 yards wide.

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Umauma Bridge construction. August 24, 2014. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Big Island lane closures for the week of September 20-26, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11) — 1) VICINITY OF KEAAU TO MOUNTAIN VIEW Alternating single lane closures on Volcano Road (Route 11) in both directions between Milepost Markers 8.6 and 13.4, in the vicinity of […]

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The front of the Kilauea June 27 lava flow Saturday afternoon (Sept 20). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7, Air trasportation by Paradise Helicopters

LavaTalk: September 21, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s assessment shows the surface lava flow has slowed considerably and advanced about 75 yards since yesterday. There is a brushfire sparked from the lava flow.

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A brushfire sparked by the the Kilauea June 27th Lava Flow is burning vegetation ahead of the flow front Saturday (Sept 20). Winds are pushing the smoke North over a large area. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7, Air Transportation by Paradise Helicopters

Lava flow sparks brush fire above Apaa Road

A brushfire sparked by the June 27th Lava Flow is burning vegetation ahead of the flow front. Smoke is being pushed over a large area North of the lava flow.

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A skylight into the lava tube near Pu‘u ‘O‘o Crater feeding the June 27 lava flow near Pahoa. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7, Air trasportation by Paradise Helicopters

LavaTalk: September 20, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s assessment shows the surface lava flow continues in a Northeast direction. The flow has advanced about 100 yards since yesterday. The leading edge of the flow is about 150 yards wide.

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Schatz, Hirono announce $5M for economic development

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) announced more than $5 million in federal investments from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to help spur growth in Hawaii’s agriculture, clean technology, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. “Investments in Hawaii’s diverse industries are key to growing our local economy,” Schatz said. “These federal funds […]

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Kukulu Ola Hawaiian Filmmakers Series at Kahilu Theatre

MEDIA RELEASE This fall, Kahilu Theatre is rolling out the big screen for a film series aimed at connecting people, Hawaiian culture, and each other through cultural learning, film, and talk-story. The Kukulu Ola Hawaiian Filmmakers Series includes seven films, plus talk-story with the filmmaker(s) after the screening, and six afternoon cultural workshops. The series […]

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Judge grants TRO against county

MEDIA RELEASE Advocates declare a victory for freedom of speech as U.S. District Court Judge Susan Oki Mollway entered a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) against Hawaii County. The TRO prohibits Hawaii County from interfering with Plaintiff Justin Guy’s right to hold a sign (saying “Homeless Please Help”) by the side of the road. Guy was […]

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Ohana Shoreline Fishing Tournament Results

More than 300 keiki, adults and kupuna anglers competed in the Department of Parks and Recreation’s 18th Annual ‘Ohana Shoreline Fishing Tournament held August 15-17.

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Cobeen: State I.D. – It’s worse than you thought

(Reader Opinions Disclaimer: This column allows members of the community to share their opinions and views, which do not necessarily reflect those of Hawaii 24/7, its staff, sponsors or anyone other than the writer. Hawaii 24/7 reserves the right to refuse any column deemed to be misinformation, of an unethical nature, a personal attack, or […]

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Another view of the flow front in the northwest portion of Kaohe Homesteads. The leading portion of the flow front narrowed over the past two days and was roughly 150 m (500 ft) wide. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: HVO and Hawai‘i County Civil Defense jointly track the June 27th lava flow

The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) and Hawai‘i County Civil Defense (HCCD) are working closely together to gather and share information about the June 27th lava flow through daily helicopter overflights.

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