Archive | March, 2015

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POSTPONED: Lava flow community update meeting Thursday (April 2) in Pahoa

The lava flow meeting will be postponed pending the final outcome of the public assistance program application discussion and review with FEMA.

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During the week of March 23, 2015, through March 29, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Five were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 234 DUI arrests compared with 323 during the same period last year, a decrease of 27.6 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of March 23-29, 2015

During the week of March 23, 2015, through March 29, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Five were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 234 DUI arrests compared with 323 during […]

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A 66-year-old Hilo man died Sunday afternoon (March 29) following a two-motorcycle collision at the intersection of Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway and Kealakehe Parkway in Kailua-Kona.

He has been identified as Darryl Arruda.

Hilo man dies after motorcycle crash in Kailua-Kona Sunday (March 29)

A 66-year-old Hilo man died Sunday afternoon (March 29) following a two-motorcycle collision at the intersection of Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway and Kealakehe Parkway in Kailua-Kona. He has been identified as Darryl Arruda.

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Police locate Hilo girl reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police have located 17-year-old Makaala Pea of Hilo, who was reported missing. She was found in good health in Hilo on April 7.

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have not moved in the past week, averaging $3.14/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.43/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii remain constant the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have not moved in the past week, averaging $3.14/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.43/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Earthquake epicenters on Sunday (March 29) between Tonga and Samoa.

Strong earthquakes near Tonga and Samoa, no tsunami threat Sunday (March 29)

Earthquakes with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 and 6.8 occurred in the area between Tonga and Samoa at 10:18 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time and another at 10:48 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat from these earthquakes.

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Fire/Rescue crews responded to a 7:50 a.m. alarm Sunday (March 29) to Anaehoomalu Bay in Waikoloa for a triathlete found floating unconscious during the swim portion of the Lavaman Triathlon in progress.

Lavaman triathlete found floating unconcious during race

Fire/Rescue crews responded to a 7:50 a.m. alarm Sunday (March 29) to Anaehoomalu Bay in Waikoloa for a triathlete found floating unconscious during the swim portion of the Lavaman Triathlon in progress.

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Overall winners of the 2015 Lavaman Triathlon in Waikoloa. Photography by David O. Baldwin | Special to Hawaii 24/7

2015 Lavaman Triathlon results

Final overall results of the 2015 Lavaman Triathlon in Waikoloa

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Very strong 7.5M quake in Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

Based on all available data a destructive pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii. Papua new Guinea is forecast to possibly have waves one to three meters in height. Tsunami waves of less than 0.3 meters (about a foot) are possible in Hawaii.

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Annual governor focus luncheon, business expo (April 8)

MEDIA RELEASE The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) presents the annual focus luncheon with Gov. David Ige at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 8 at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay. Sponsored by Bank of Hawaii and Hawaii Water Service Company, Ige will make his inaugural visit as governor to West Hawaii to […]

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Collaborative West Hawaii youth program launched

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii at Hilo is partnering with leading educational and state government groups to start a collaborative discussion about improving the future of West Hawaii youth and young adults. Joining the effort are the state Department of Education, Kamehameha Schools, the County of Hawaii, Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center and several other […]

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National Library Week begins March 28

MEDIA RELEASE In celebration of National Library Week 2015 (April 12-18), Hawaii’s public libraries will offer free educational and entertaining programs from March 28 through the month of April. National Library Week programs are suitable for ages 5 and older unless noted otherwise, and young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. National […]

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Kahaloa to lead Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce

MEDIA RELEASE The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) announces Hawaii native Kirstin Kahaloa will serve as the organization’s new executive director effective April 20. Kahaloa comes to the Big Isle from St. Louis, Missouri, where she most recently served as director of international admissions at Maryville University. “We are fortunate to have found in Kirstin […]

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Greenwell Farms captures Cream of the Crop People’s Choice

MEDIA RELEASE Greenwell Farms captured the hearts and tastebuds of attendees at Kona Coffee Council’s 2015 Cream of the Crop coffee and dessert tasting competition this month on the lawn at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa. Greenwell Farms served a much-welcomed iced espresso to happy Cream of the Crop attendees and was rewarded with […]

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