Archive | February, 2016

Winds push forward the fireline in Waikoloa. Photo by Bonnie Palos | Special to Hawaii 24/7

Officials seek help in Puuanahulu wildfires

MEDIA RELEASE A recent series of wildfires in the Puuanahulu has prompted fire and police officials to ask people using the region to report any suspicious activity. The latest fire sparked a little after midnight Feb. 17, south of the Kona hunter check station in the Puuanahulu Game Management Unit. Fire crews were able to […]

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As of 1 p.m. Monday (Feb 29) the Department of Health reported no additional confirmed cases since yesterday and the total number of confirmed cases since the beginning of the outbreak is at 260. These cases include 235 residents and 25 visitors.

No new Dengue Fever cases, Hookena Beach Park to reopen tomorrow (March 1)

As of 1 p.m. Monday (Feb 29) the Department of Health reported no additional confirmed cases since yesterday and the total number of confirmed cases since the beginning of the outbreak is at 260. These cases include 235 residents and 25 visitors.

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.56/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $1.74/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com

Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 1.5 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.56/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $1.74/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com

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Police locate a Kona man wanted for sexual assault, abuse and assault

Hawaiʻi Island police have located 47-year-old Ken Starr of Kona, who was wanted for sexual assault and other offenses. Starr, who is also known as Stephen Reiling, was arrested March 5 in Hilo and charged with abuse of a family/household member and fourth-degree sexual assault. His bail was set at $1,500.

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Road closures in Hilo for grading and pavement work

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works and its contractor Loeffler Construction announces that effective Monday, February 29, 2016, beginning at 8 a.m. through Thursday, March 24, 2016, Manono Street (between Kekūanāo’a Street and East Lanikāula Street) and Leilani Street (between Mililani Street and Hīnano Street) will be closed­ (24 hour closure) for grading […]

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Road closures for Manono, Kaumana

MEDIA RELEASE ROAD CLOSURE ON MANONO ST. (BETWEEN KEKUANAOA ST. AND EAST LANIKAULA ST.) AND LEILANI ST. (BETWEEN MILILANI ST. AND HINANO ST.) The sounty Department of Public Works and its contractor Loeffler Construction announces that effective 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 through Thursday, March 24, 2016, Manono Street (between Kekuanaoa Street and East […]

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Sayre appointed to HHSC West Hawaii board

MEDIA RELEASE The HHSC West Hawaii Region board of directors elected Frank Sayre, DDS as its new chairman. The West Hawaii Region is comprised of Kona Community Hospital and Kohala Hospital. Sayre, who joined the West Hawaii Region board in July 2014, is a retired dentist. He was previously a member of the KCH surgical […]

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Stene: Shocked by TMT protesters’ acquittal

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DOCARE names new isle branch chief

MEDIA RELEASE The officer who has been acting as DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE), Hawaii Branch Chief for the past year and a half has been appointed permanently to the position. DOCARE Chief Thomas Friel said, “It is my honor and privilege to announce the selection of Lino Kamakau as DOCARE’s Hawaii […]

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Hilo Trap and Skeet Range closed for extensive renovations

MEDIA RELEASE The county Department of Parks and Recreation has closed the Hilo Trap and Skeet Range, so extensive renovations may be made to the facility. The Hilo Trap and Skeet Range is expected to remain closed through August 2016 to allow for the installation of a new waste­ disposal system and accessibility upgrades that […]

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Chief Harry Kubojiri is encouraging the public to participate in an anonymous Community Satisfaction Survey for the Hawaiʻi Police Department during the month of March.

Chief Kubojiri said previous Community Satisfaction Surveys have helped him identify actions the Police Department could take to increase community satisfaction.

Police community satisfaction survey coming in March

Chief Harry Kubojiri is encouraging the public to participate in an anonymous Community Satisfaction Survey for the Hawaiʻi Police Department during the month of March. Chief Kubojiri said previous Community Satisfaction Surveys have helped him identify actions the Police Department could take to increase community satisfaction.

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Kuamoo battlefield, burial grounds protected

MEDIA RELEASE Aloha Kuamoo Aina (AKA) and The Trust for Public Land have announced they successfully acquired the ancient Kuamoo battlefield and burial grounds on Hawaii Island south of Kona, 47 acres of makai land that is rich in history, cultural treasures, burial sites, and a portion of the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail. Keola […]

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Waipio Kalo Festival receives grant from OHA

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has awarded a $5,000 Ahahui Grant to support the Waipio Kalo Festival being organized by the community-based Ha Ola O Waipio organization. The inaugural event, planned 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2016, will honor Waipio, the multi-generational kalo farmers, musicians, cultural practitioners, families with genealogical ties, and […]

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Puna legislative town hall meeting (Feb. 29)

MEDIA RELEASE WHO: Rep. Joy San Buenaventura (Puna); Sen. Russell Ruderman (Puna, Ka‘u) WHAT: Town hall meeting to discuss the 2016 legislative session WHEN: 5-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29 WHERE: Pahoa Community Center 15-2910 Puna Road Pahoa, HI, 96778 Rep. Joy San Buenaventura (Puna) and Sen. Russell Ruderman (Puna, Ka‘u) will host a community town […]

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