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Volcano Watch: Will this summer’s limited collapse of Kīlauea caldera eventually widen? Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 20, 2018 DLNR visits Pohoiki Boat Ramp to determine if it can be reopened Bus ʻAlalā Project teaches birds with sight and sound cues to avoid predators Volcano Watch: Seismic array deployed to better understand magma transport during Kīlauea’s eruption
 
South side of Halemaʻumaʻu at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano, showing a short section of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park’s Crater Rim Drive (arrow) preserved on a block of the former caldera floor that has dropped down about 80 m (260 ft). Thinly bedded Kīlauea explosion deposits (E) from 16th-18th centuries are overlain by 19th and 20th century lava flows in the wall of Halemaʻumaʻu. USGS photo by D. Swanson.

Volcano Watch: Will this summer’s limited collapse of Kīlauea caldera eventually widen?

Putting together the evidence for such events is complicated, time-consuming, field-oriented research, but it paid dividends at Kīlauea by recognizing the large-scale cyclic behavior of the volcano during the past 2,500 years.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 20, 2018

The combined sulfur dioxide emission rates at Kīlauea’s summit, Puʻu ʻŌʻō, and lower East Rift Zone remain at less than 1,000 tonnes per day—lower than at any time since late 2007.

Pohoiki Boat Ramp and the new black sand beaches. DLNR Photo

DLNR visits Pohoiki Boat Ramp to determine if it can be reopened

The formerly popular Pohoiki Boat Ramp area, along the lower Puna coast, shows no damage to the ramp itself. However, an estimated 14,000 cubic yards of black sand, deposited during the recent East Rift Zone eruption.

Bus 'A Move Special Olympics West Hawaii 2018 event. 10 person teams compete on pulling a 46k pound Roberts Hawaii Motor Coach Bus the fastest at the Kona Commons Saturday, September 15, 2018. Photo courtesy of David O. Baldwin

Bus ‘A Move Special Olympics West Hawaii 2018 fundraiser

Ten person teams compete on pulling a 46,000 pound Roberts Hawaii motor coach bus the fastest at the Kona Commons shopping center.

ʻAlalā Project

ʻAlalā Project teaches birds with sight and sound cues to avoid predators

Predator recognition and aversion are tactics that have been used by other reintroduction efforts where captive animals need to learn about predatory threats.

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Volcano Watch: Seismic array deployed to better understand magma transport during Kīlauea’s eruption

In June, the University of Utah, in conjunction with the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory installed a dense array of seismometers on the summit and lower East Rift Zone of Kīlauea.

Hirota and Hosaka are two newest members of Mayor Harry Kim’s administration

September 14, 2018

Mayor Harry Kim has announced that Sharon L. Hirota is the County’s new Administrator of the Office of Housing and Community Development, effective October 1, 2018. Barett Otani, a veteran public relations specialist, joined the Office of the Mayor as an executive assistant on August 1, as the administration tackles an array of challenges, including […]

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Police warrants list for Friday, September 14, 2018

September 14, 2018

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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State road paving crews in Papaikou on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19). Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Hawaii Island lane closures for the weekend of September 14-16, 2018

September 14, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — VOLCANO ROAD/MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11) — 1) KURTISTOWN TO MOUNTAIN VIEW (WEEKEND WORK) Alternating lane closure on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in both directions between Mile Markers 15 and 17 in the vicinity of […]

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Moku Ola (Coconut Island) closed on Friday (Sept 14) for Hurricane Lane clean-up

September 13, 2018

Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces that Moku Ola (Coconut Island) in Hilo will be closed on Friday, September 14, 2018, while Parks Maintenance personnel remove debris associated with Hurricane Lane. The Department is working diligently to remove debris associated with Hurricane Lane at all parks and recreational facilities, and thanks park users […]

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"Officer of the Year" Candidates

Roberg is the Hawaii Police Department’s Officer of the Year

September 13, 2018

The Kona Crime Prevention Committee has named Officer Adam Roberg as the “Officer of the Year.” Officer Roberg was honored along with ten other officers at an awards ceremony yesterday, (September 12). Police Chief Paul K. Ferreira praised all of the officers for serving their communities with honor and distinction. He also had high praise […]

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Stan Lawrence of Orchidland Surf Boards at Sunset Courtesy of Kai Bradley Beach. Photo courtesy of Bernie Baker

Robert Duerr presentation on surfing at Lyman Museum Sept. 17 & 18, 2018

September 13, 2018

Everyone knows that surfing is the sport that has been most associated with Hawai‘i. Robert Duerr has been the epitome of the “waterman” chasing the waves around the world, making it his career on and off the water for the past 51 years. His vividly illustrated program at the Lyman Museum will be an epic […]

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 13, 2018

September 13, 2018

Since the beginning of September, small lava flows have been observed within the fissure 8 cone, but none have extended outside the walls of the cone.

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Autopsy results in for suspect suicide while in police cell

September 13, 2018

An autopsy was conducted on Wednesday morning, (September 12), on Thomas Lional Woods. Preliminary results indicate that Woods died at the North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital, due to asphyxiation stemming from a self-inflicted injury while being held within a temporary cell at the South Kohala Police Station.

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County set to open Mauna Kea Recreation Area cabins October 1, 2018

September 13, 2018

The Department of Parks and Recreation announces the Mauna Kea Recreation Area (MKRA) cabins will be available for lodging, beginning October 1, 2018. Each available cabin is intended for use by a maximum of six occupants and may be reserved for up to seven consecutive nights. There are seven cabins, two of which are ADA-accessible […]

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Flood advisories extended for Hawaii Island Thursday (Sept 13)

September 13, 2018

At 12:31 p.m., radar and rain gages showed moderate to heavy rainfall continuing across the eastern slopes of the Big Island. Rainfall has also spread into the Ka‘u District as far as Naalehu. The highest rain rates were about one inch per hour. This rainfall is expected to continue into the afternoon.

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Jennifer Doudna

Genome editing pioneer Jennifer Doudna lectures at UH-Hilo Monday (Sept 17)

September 12, 2018

Doudna is a 1981 graduate of Hilo High School, was recognized as a Distinguished Hilo High School Alumna in 2017, and received her B.A. from Pomona College and her Ph.D. from Harvard Medical School. Doudna and her colleagues first developed the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology that enables scientists to edit the DNA of any organism […]

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Elia Mundon

Police are searching for a Waimea man wanted on a warrant

September 12, 2018

Big Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 38-year-old Elia Mundon of Kamuela. Mundon is described as 5-foot-8, 170 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. He is wanted on a warrant of arrest for Abuse of a Family Household Member and other related investigations. Anyone who may have information about his […]

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The US Coast Guard cutter Kiska in Hilo Bay. Photo by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Coast Guard reopens ports in Hawaii, Kauai Counties as Olivia progresses

September 12, 2018

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopened commercial ports in Hawaii and Kauai Counties as of 9 a.m. Wednesday. Honolulu and Maui County port re-openings are dependent on the passage of Tropical Storm Olivia and assessments of any storm impacts. “One of the Coast Guard’s top priorities is the safety of life,” said Capt. […]

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Tropical Storm Olivia causes a few outages on Hawaii Island

September 12, 2018

Hawai‘i Electric Light reports few outages due to Tropical Storm Olivia. Early this morning, about 100 customers in Honoka‘a experienced a power outage due to tree branches contacting power lines. Electric service has been restored to those customers. Currently, there are no outages due to the storm. The company’s business offices in Hilo and Kona […]

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