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All transfer stations and landfills closed on Martin Luther King Day (Jan 21)

The County of Hawaiʻi’s Recycling and Transfer Stations and Landfills island-wide will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. We respectfully ask for your kōkua. Please do not litter or illegally dump any solid waste at the closed Recycling and Transfer Stations.

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Laupāhoehoe Point Beach Park to close January 22 to February 7 for Water Line Repairs

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation is informing the public that Laupāhoehoe Point Beach Park will be closed from January 22 – February 7, 2019, due to water line repairs. The presence of large machinery and open trenches as Department staff work to reroute the park’s water lines will make the beach park […]

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County reports all transfer stations are open

All West Hawai`i transfer stations are open and operating as of Sunday, January 6, 2019. The Solid Waste Division of the Department of Environmental Management thanks our West Hawai`i patrons for their patience and understanding during last week’s unexpected post-holiday staffing shortage.

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Yamamoto is Hawaii County’s new Director of Public Works

Long-time County engineer David Yamamoto has been confirmed by the Hawai‘i County Council as the new Director of Public Works. His appointment is effective February 1, 2019. Yamamoto, a registered Professional Engineer, has more than 26 years of experience as an engineer and program management professional. He has held the position of Building Chief in […]

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Closures for Hawaii Island transfer stations

Due to staff shortages, the Keʻei Recycling and Transfer Station will be closed the remainder of today (Friday, 1/4/19), and the greenwaste drop-off chute at the Kailua-Kona (Kealakehe) Recycling and Transfer Station will be closed until further notice.

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Honokaa swimming pool closed until April 2, 2019

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces the Honoka‘a Pool is closed until April 2, 2019 while repairs and upgrades are completed on the pool and the building housing the administration office, changing rooms and showers. The Department apologizes for any inconvenience this closure may cause and thanks pool users and the general […]

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Open Space Commission seeks suggestions for lands to be permanently preserved

Do you know of a special property in Hawai‘i County that should be permanently preserved? The County of Hawai‘i Public Access, Open Space and Natural Resources Preservation Commission (PONC) is seeking suggestions from the public regarding lands that should be preserved because of cultural or historic significance.

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Closure schedule for maintenance of select Hawaii County parks in 2019

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces its 2019 closure schedule for Isaac Kepo‘okalani Hale Beach Park, Kahalu‘u Beach Park and Spencer Park at ‘Ōhai‘ula Beach. Monthly closures are necessary to maintain and repair high-use parks, without exposing park patrons to potential hazards associated with large-scale maintenance work.

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Kanuha is appointed Deputy Planning Director

The County of Hawai`i Planning Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Duane Kanuha as Deputy Planning Director, effective January 2, 2019. Kanuha will succeed outgoing Deputy Director Daryn Arai, who will be retiring after 32 years of service with the Planning Department.

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Public Works Director Simeon submits resignation letter

Department of Public Works Director Allan Simeon has submitted his resignation from the director position, effective January 31, 2019. He will remain at Public Works as an engineer. Mayor Harry Kim thanked and praised Simeon for his hard work during the two years that he has led the Department, especially during the extremely challenging four-month […]

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How residents can request modifications to the lava field for temporary emergency access

The County of Hawai‘i has received numerous requests from residents affected by the recent Lower East Rift Zone eruption to allow them to create access to their property across the lava fields.

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Lava approaching Isaac Hale Beach Park on July 30, 2018. Photo courtesy of HCCD

Isaac Hale Beach Park to reopen at 12 noon today (Dec 6)

The Department of Parks and Recreation will open the gate at the Isaac Hale Beach Park at 12 noon today. A blessing will be held at 1 p.m. The Department of Public Works will open the emergency road to the Isaac Hale Beach Park at 12:00 noon for access into the park. Be advised you […]

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2018 Magic of the Season Holiday Week schedule for Hilo

The County of Hawaii Presents 2018 Magic of the Season Holiday Week for food, games, and entertainment from December 10-14, 2018.

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Photo taken Wednesday, August 15, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Isaac Hale Beach Park and Pohoiki to reopen to public on Thursday (Dec 6)

Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation is informing the public that Isaac Hale Beach Park, also known as Pohoiki Beach Park, will reopen at 1 p.m., on December 6, following a blessing ceremony. The public is invited to attend the blessing ceremony. This new park created is dedicated as a safe and peaceful place […]

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