Archive | August, 2017

The North Kona Water Restriction remains in effect. ALL residents in North Kona must continue to restrict water use to health and safety needs (drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes). Civil Defense and the Department of Water Supply sincerely appreciates your efforts.

North Kona water restriction still in effect

The North Kona Water Restriction remains in effect. ALL residents in North Kona must continue to restrict water use to health and safety needs (drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes). Civil Defense and the Department of Water Supply sincerely appreciates your efforts.

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Volcano Watch: Tephra deposit names – out with the old, in with the new!

The name Keanakāko‘i was used, because good outcrops of the deposits are found near the crater of that name in Kīlauea caldera.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 31, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level fluctuated in concert with summit inflation and deflation, ranging about 105–125 feet below the vent rim.

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Police are searching for a Puna girl reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Puna girl reported as missing. Tanika Nihipali-Franchey was last seen at her residence (July 18). She is described as 4-feet-9-inches, 115 pounds, with brown eyes and shoulder-length brown hair.

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Hilo man charged for second county bus theft in less than a month

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 21-year-old Hilo man for stealing a county mass transit bus for the second time. At 1:36 a.m., Monday morning (August 28), county employees reported that the lock on the gate to the County of Hawaiʻi Mass Transit base yard was cut and the gates were found opened. Reports received […]

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Hawaiian Electric Companies submit plan to modernize island grids

The Hawaiian Electric Companies filed their Grid Modernization Strategy with the Hawaiʻi Public Utilities Commission (PUC) today, providing a roadmap for building more resilient and renewable-ready island grids.

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September events at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public throughout 2017.

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Fire/rescue crews answered a 10:31 a.m. alarm Monday (Aug 28) to Kaawalii Gulch for a tractor-trailer tanker truck which broke through the guardrail and ending up 30-40 feet below the roadway halfway to the bottom of Kaawalii Gulch.

Tractor trailer tanker truck crashes in Kaawalii Gulch, closes roadway

Fire/rescue crews answered a 10:31 a.m. alarm Monday (Aug 28) to Kaawalii Gulch for a tractor-trailer tanker truck which broke through the guardrail and ending up 30-40 feet below the roadway halfway to the bottom of Kaawalii Gulch.

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During the week of August 21, 2017, through August 27, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 17 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 744 DUI arrests compared with 685 during the same period last year, an increase of 8.6 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of August 21-27, 2017

During the week of August 21, 2017, through August 27, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 17 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 744 DUI arrests […]

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A 43-year-old Paʻauilo man died following a single vehicle crash Sunday morning (August 27), in Paʻauilo.

He has been identified as Glennon Pine.

Responding to a 2:47 a.m. call, police determined that a 1998 Yamaha motorcycle driven by Pine was traveling west on Hauola Road, near Pōhākea Road when he ran off the roadway.

Paauilo man is dead after motorcycle runs off road Sunday (Aug 27)

A 43-year-old Paʻauilo man died following a single vehicle crash Sunday morning (August 27), in Paʻauilo. He has been identified as Glennon Pine. Responding to a 2:47 a.m. call, police determined that a 1998 Yamaha motorcycle driven by Pine was traveling west on Hauola Road, near Pōhākea Road when he ran off the roadway.

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Hilo man arrested after county bus stolen from baseyard

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 21-year-old Hilo man in connection with a stolen county bus. At 1:36 a.m., Monday morning (August 28), county employees reported that the lock on the gate to the County of Hawaiʻi Mass Transit base yard was cut and the gates were found opened. Reports received indicated that a 42-passenger […]

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 7 p.m. alarm Sunday (Aug 27) to Kapaau Road in North Kohala for a structure fire.

Upon arrival crews found a single family home engulfed in flames and collapsing. Several propane large propane tanks exploded during the fire with others venting fuel.

Fire engulfs home in Kapaau in North Kohala Sunday (Aug 27)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 7 p.m. alarm Sunday (Aug 27) to Kapaau Road in North Kohala for a structure fire. Upon arrival crews found a single family home engulfed in flames and collapsing. Several propane large propane tanks exploded during the fire with others venting fuel.

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Hawaiʻi Island police have charged 28-year-old Gaelynn Kahee in connection with the traffic fatality in Puna (August 24). 

On (August 25), at 8:33 p.m., police charged Kahee with third-degree Negligent Homicide, Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Death or Serious Bodily Injury and Driving Without a License.

Police charge woman in fatal Puna crash Thursday (Aug 24)

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged 28-year-old Gaelynn Kahee in connection with the traffic fatality in Puna (August 24). On (August 25), at 8:33 p.m., police charged Kahee with third-degree Negligent Homicide, Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Death or Serious Bodily Injury and Driving Without a License.

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U.S. Marines assigned to Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, operate an M777A2 Lightweight Towed Howitzer during Spartan Fury at the Pohakuloa Training Area, on the big island of Hawaii, March 23, 2017. Spartan Fury is a Battalion level pre-deployment training exercise designed to improve sustainment training for future deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alex Kouns/Released)

Updated PTA training schedule for September 2017

Military units are scheduled to conduct various types of training here in September that may be heard or observed by the surrounding communities. This monthly schedule is produced to alert neighbors of upcoming training activities that are louder in nature and may be heard or noticed outside the military installation. This information is provided for […]

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