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Housing and Community Development Administrator Gyotoku rescinds resignation

The County of Hawai‘i’s Administrator of the Office of Housing and Community Development, Neil Gyotoku, has rescinded his resignation in a letter to Mayor Harry Kim. The resignation would have been effective September 30, 2018. “I apologize for not announcing this sooner, said Mayor Kim. Gyotoku had tendered his resignation citing health issues. Those issues […]

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County grants driver’s license to woman wearing headscarf after initially denying her

The County of Hawai‘i granted a REAL ID compliant driver’s license to a Muslim woman wearing a headscarf in the license photograph on April 18, 2018, after ascertaining the most recent Federal guidelines for identification. The woman, identified as Laycie Tobosa, received a REAL ID compliant driver’s license from the Hilo office of the Hawai‘i […]

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Carvalho Park Pavilion & Pi‘ihonua Gymnasium to reopen on Friday, September 21, 2018

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces that Carvalho Park Pavilion and Pi‘ihonua Gymnasium, located at 850 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, will reopen on Friday, September 21, 2018. The baseball field and playground area will remain closed until further notice as we repair the damage caused by Hurricane Lane. Once these facilities are repaired […]

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

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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County set to open Mauna Kea Recreation Area cabins October 1, 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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County sets-up piles of sand on Hawaii Island so residents can make their own sandbags

Due to the high volume of requests for sandbags in preparation for Tropical Storm Olivia, Hawaii County Public Works has delivered piles of sand to multiple locations throughout Hawaii Island. Beginning at 10 a.m. this morning, residents can go to any of these locations to fill their own sandbags. Please note that shovels and sandbags […]

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Fourth supplementary emergency proclamation covering Kilauea eruption

MEDIA RELEASE WHEREAS, Chapter 127A Hawai‘i Revised Statutes, provides for the establishment of County organizations for emergency management and disaster relief with the Mayor having direct responsibility and authority over emergency management within the County. WHEREAS, Chapter 127A Hawai‘i Revised Statutes and Chapter 7, Articles 1 and 2 of the Hawai‘i County Code, establishes a […]

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Civil Defense relaxes some of the Puna lava zone checkpoints as the eruption pauses

Hawai’i County Civil Defense has announced changes to Puna lava zone policies involving restricted areas and checkpoints, as the pause in the Lower East Rift Zone eruption continues. The following checkpoint changes will take effect beginning 6 p.m., on Friday, August 31, 2018: The checkpoint will be removed at Highway 137 at Papaya Farms Road; […]

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Pahoa eruption info meeting rescheduled to Wednesday (Sept 5), was originally set for August 29

The next Pahoa Eruption Information Meeting, originally scheduled for Wednesday, August 29, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, September 5, at 5 p.m. at the Pahoa High School cafeteria. The postponement of the meeting comes as first responders are working on damage assessments in the wake of Hurricane Lane. For further information, please call Civil Defense […]

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County reminds public how to dispose of trash and debris after Hurricane Lane

Household refuse which is usually generated by a family’s activities at their place of residence, including shrubbery, yard trimmings, and any other allowable material not exceeding fifty pounds or four feet in length, can be deposited into any solid waste transfer station container during normal working hours. Materials prohibited from being deposited at a transfer […]

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Some Hilo Parks and Recreation facilities remain closed due to damage from Hurricane Lane

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces the following facilities will be closed until further notice due to damage caused by Hurricane Lane. Once the facilities are repaired and safe for use, the public will be notified and the facilities will re-open.

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Civil Defense shares guidelines from Dept. of Health on Hurricane Lane clean-up

This is a Civil Defense update for 12 noon, Monday, August 27, 2018.  The Department of Public Works, partnering with the American Red Cross and local CERT teams, continues their damage assessments from Hurricane Lane today. To report flood damage from the storm, please call 808-643-5555. Please be careful when traveling on the roads. Closures […]

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Spencer Beach Park is closed Monday, August 27 until 12 noon for debris cleanup

The County of Hawai’i Department of Parks and Recreation announced that Samuel M. Spencer Beach Park in Kohala is closed today, August 27, 2018, until 12 noon for debris clean-up. We appreciate the public’s patience and understanding. For further information, please call Parks and Recreation at 961-8311.

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Hele-On Bus. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Mayor, County of Hawaii

Hele-On Bus service announces adjusted weekend schedule

MEDIA RELEASE On Saturday, August 25, 2018, Hele-On bus services will operate on a limited schedule. The following routes will be in service: All Hilo/South Kohala Resorts 330 Pahala South Kohala/Resorts North Kohala/South Kohala Resorts On Sunday, August 26, 2018, buses will operate as normal. Please be advised that delays, re-routing, and cancellations can occur, […]

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