Archive | October, 2016

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Over 500 customers sign-up for variable electric rates the past week

In slightly more than a week, more than 500 residential customers have signed up for the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ new Time-of-Use rates, a program that will charge customers less for power used during the day – when solar energy production is highest – and more at night.

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Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 2.2 cents per gallon the past week

Hawaii, HI, October 31- Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.91/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.20/g, according to […]

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Parker School in Waimea. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7.

Parker School debate team wins first place trophy at Oahu event

Parker School’s debate team started their season with a first place school trophy for the most ballots earned at the Damien Memorial High School Non-Qualifying Debate Tournament on Saturday, October 15. More than 35 Parker debaters in grades 9 through 12 competed against 10 ‘Oahu schools in the year’s first tournament. Parker School earned 73 […]

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Hawaii Island lane closures October 29-November 4, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — HAWAII BELT ROAD (ROUTE 19) — 1) HAKALAU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Alternating lane closures on Umauma Bridge in the vicinity of Hakalau (Route 19, Milepost 16) in both directions over a twenty-four hour period, seven […]

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Scheduled power outage in North Kohala November 3-4, 2016

Hawai‘i Electric Light Company announces a scheduled power outage that will affect customers in North Kohala. The outage will be from 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, to 5 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016.

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High surf and small craft advisories for Hawaii Island

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high Surf Advisory for the north, south and east shores of Hawaii Island until 6 p.m. Sunday (Oct 30). Surf in the range of 6-8 feet is forecast.

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A camper enjoys the shade at Halapē. Photo/Jacob W. Frank

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will charge for camping starting November 1, 2016

Starting November 1, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will charge for all overnight camping as part of a plan to meet national standards for parks with similar visitor amenities.

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Aloha Exchange board member Joey Estrella presents an 'Officer of the Month' award to Officer Roberto Segobia.

Segobia is East Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for October, 2016

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officer Roberto Segobia on Thursday (October 27) as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” for October. Segobia was honored for what Sergeant Chris Correia described as his “constant vigilance and continuous dedication to duty.”

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Police arrest and charge two in Hilo

A trespassing arrest has led to more serious charges against one of two suspects. Shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday (October 25), South Hilo Patrol officers responded a business property on Pau O Palae Street in Hilo. A 68-year-old man reported that when he returned to the property, he discovered louvers had been removed from a […]

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Police seek info about fatal September 3, 2016 Kona crash

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a two-vehicle traffic accident September 3 on the Hawaii Belt Road (Route 11) just south of the Kamehameha III Highway intersection. During the investigation, police learned that a green Subaru or Isuzu sports utility vehicle may have caused the victim, Breanna Fujimoto, to cross the […]

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Police warrants list for Friday, October 28, 2016

The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

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Man is charged with numerous crimes in Keaau

A 23-year-old man has been arrested and charged with nine offenses in connection with a string of property crimes on agriculture lands in the Keaʻau area. The suspect is identified as Dyson Dale Sarme-Medeiros of Mountain View. From the latter part of 2015 to the present, agriculture property owners and farmers in the Keaʻau area […]

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Volcano Watch: New techniques cement GPS as a critical tool for volcano monitoring

A network of over 60 scientific-grade GPS stations operated by scientists at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is used to monitor ground motion and detect what’s happening inside and around Hawaiian volcanoes.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 27, 2016

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. This past week, the summit lava lake level varied between 10 and 16 m (33–52 ft) below the vent rim.

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