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Dog rescued from earth crack in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

MEDIA RELEASE Search-and-rescue rangers safely extracted a pet dog from a 20-foot-deep earth crack in the national park around noon Sunday, Oct. 4. On Saturday evening, the owner of the dog was walking her two pet dogs off leash near the Volcano golf course and the park boundary when the dogs ran off into a […]

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Volunteers enrich Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

MEDIA RELEASE Volunteers work for free, but their time is certainly not without value. At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 1,193 volunteers worked 46,757 hours in fiscal year 2013 – which equals about $1,035,200 in donations. At a recent luncheon honoring park volunteers, Superintendent Cindy Orlando praised the group, whose varied duties include working in museum […]

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park reopens to visitors

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Volcanoes National Park reopened to visitors Thursday, Oct. 17. Visitors can access public areas and roads immediately while facilities and other public services are brought back online. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has been closed since Oct. 1, 2013 due to the government shutdown. “We are all eager and excited to reopen and […]

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15-year-old lucky to be alive

California teen suffered bump on his head and minor abrasions in fall down steam vent

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Reminder about pets in the park policy

MEDIA RELEASE Managers of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park remind the public that dogs and other pets are not allowed in many areas of the park for safety reasons, and for the protection of threatened and endangered species. According to 36 CFR § 2.15, pets are prohibited in the following areas of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: […]

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HVNP creates $97M in local economic benefit

MEDIA RELEASE A National Park Service report for 2011 shows the 1,352,123 visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park spent $96,990,000 in communities surrounding the park. This spending supported 1,177 jobs in the local area. “The data is exciting, for the park and for our island communities, which have always understood the positive fiscal impact of […]

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Free entry to HVNP for Veterans Day weekend

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Volcanoes National Park joins all 398 national park units across the country in waiving entrance fees for the upcoming Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 10-12. “We are indebted to the sacrifices our veterans have made for our country’s freedom and heritage,” Park Superintendent Cindy Orlando said. “The National Park Service invites all veterans […]

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U.S. Mint launches new quarter honoring Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

‘It will be available for almost anyone to pull a coin from their pocket and be reminded of such an extraordinary destination, a national park’

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Celebrate Hawaii Volcanoes National Park quarter (Aug. 29)

MEDIA RELEASE The public is invited to be part of an historic event as the U.S. Mint ceremonially releases the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park quarter 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 at the park’s Kahua Hula. HFS Federal Credit Union will provide $10 rolls of the commemorative quarters for exchange. The new quarter is part of […]

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Volcano House, cabins to open ‘softly’ (Aug. 18)

MEDIA RELEASE The National Park Service’s Director of the Pacific West Region, Christine Lehnertz, today signed the 15-year concession contract between Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Hawaii Volcanoes Lodge Company, LLC. Visitors will be able to stay in the Park’s A-frame cabins and purchase a limited selection of food, drink and retail items from the […]

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The attached photo shows participants in the 1921 Dedication Ceremony of Hawaii National Park. There was a five-year lapse between the establishment of the park in 1916 and  the dedication ceremony in 1921. The original caption reads: "The Dedication of the Hawaii National Park. Part of the On-lookers at the Ceremony on the Rim of the Fire-pit of the Volcano." It was published in the August 1921 issue of Paradise of the Pacific, part of the library collection at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. (Photo courtesy of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park)

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is 96

This year also marks 25th anniversary as a World Heritage Site

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Active duty military, dependents offered free park entrance

Active duty military, dependents offered free park entrance

MEDIA RELEASE To show appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. military, on May 19 – Armed Forces Day – the National Park Service will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance to all 397 national parks for active duty military members and their dependents. “We all owe a debt to those who […]

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Statewide, national park visitors spent more than $252 million in communities near national parks, supported 3,420 jobs

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park = Visitors, money and jobs

Statewide, national park visitors spent more than $252 million in communities near national parks, supported 3,420 jobs

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HVNP road improvement update

HVNP road improvement update

MEDIA RELEASE Road improvement projects continue at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and motorists are advised to drive with caution, and obey speed limits, traffic flaggers, construction signs, and control devices. Here’s a project recap: * Crater Rim Drive between Kilauea Visitor Center and Highway 11: Pulverizing and repaving will be ongoing for approximately the next […]

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