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Dying Ohia Trees from Rapid Ohia Death (ROD). Photo courtesy of DLNR.

Aggressive strain of Rapid Ohia Death found at Kalopa State Park

During a regularly scheduled quarterly aerial assessment of forests on Hawai‘i island in late July, spotters detected more trees “symptomatic” for the presence of C. lukuohia, the fungus more commonly known as Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death. These trees are in the Kalōpā State Recreation Area on the Hamakua Coast and after the helicopter surveys utilizing digital […]

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Woman falls down Kawainui Stream gulch, suffers head and other injuries

Fire/rescue responded to a 6:01 p.m. alarm Wednesday (Aug 15) to Kawainui Stream for a woman who fell down the embankment of the stream’s gulch. Rescue crews accessed the site located between the 9-10 mile markers of Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19) via a dirt road through a macadamia nut farm. Rescuers climbed into the gulch […]

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Man drowns at Waipio Valley Wednesday (May 16)

Fire/rescue crews answered a 9:24 a.m. alarm Wednesday (May 16) to Waipio Valley Beach for a possible drowning. Upon arrival rescue crews found bystanders doing CPR on a man about 50-years-old. The fire department’s Chopper two airlifted the victim from the beach to a landing zone at the end of Honokaa-Waipio Road for transfer to […]

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Man pinned in van after three-vehicle crash in Hamakua Friday (April 27)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:06 p.m. alarm Friday (April 27) to the 22 mile-marker of Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19) at Maulua Gulch in Hamakua for a three-vehicle crash.

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Police locate a Hamakua woman last seen in Honokaa and reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police report that Julie Kobayashi, who was reported as missing, has been located in good condition.

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The National Weather Service has extended a Flash Flood Warning for the windward and southeastern areas of Hawaii Island. This is for the districts of windward Kohala, Hamakua, Hilo, Puna and Ka’u.

Flash Flood Warning for Hawaii Island, many parks, gyms, and pools closed

The National Weather Service has extended a Flash Flood Warning for the windward and southeastern areas of Hawaii Island. This is for the districts of windward Kohala, Hamakua, Hilo, Puna and Ka’u.

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Fire/Rescue crews responded to a 10:43 a.m. alarm Tuesday (Oct 3) to the Papaaloa Road and Oshiro Camp Road intersection for a brush fire in Laupahoehoe.

Crews found a brushfire in vacant land buring 10-12 foot tall grass. The fire rapidly spread due to gusty trade winds at 25-35 mph. By 12:30 p.m. the fire was under control and had burned about 20 acres.

Fire burns 20 acres in Laupahoehoe Tuesday (Oct 3)

Fire/Rescue crews responded to a 10:43 a.m. alarm Tuesday (Oct 3) to the Papaaloa Road and Oshiro Camp Road intersection for a brush fire in Laupahoehoe. Crews found a brushfire in vacant land buring 10-12 foot tall grass. The fire rapidly spread due to gusty trade winds at 25-35 mph. By 12:30 p.m. the fire […]

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ArcLight agrees to sell Hamakua Energy Partners plant to new HEI subsidiary

An affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm (ArcLight) focused on energy infrastructure investments, has signed an agreement to sell its 60-megawatt Hamakua Energy Partners plant for an undisclosed price to Pacific Current, a newly established subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI).

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Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19) in the area of Honomu has reopened to traffic after being closed due to a crash and investigation.

Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19) reopens Monday (Sept 4)

Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19) in the area of Honomu has reopened to traffic after being closed due to a crash and investigation.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an incident involving the theft of several handguns from a shipping container in the Hāmākua District.

On Tuesday (August 8), police were called to a vacant Paʻauilo Mauka Road property after a caretaker noticed that a door on the shipping container was pried opened. In addition to a red portable Honda generator, the victim, a 78-year-old Alaska man, told police that several collectible Smith & Wesson, Colt and AMT revolvers and semi-automatic pistols were taken from the container.

Handguns stolen from shipping container in Paauilo

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an incident involving the theft of several handguns from a shipping container in the Hāmākua District. On Tuesday (August 8), police were called to a vacant Paʻauilo Mauka Road property after a caretaker noticed that a door on the shipping container was pried opened. In addition to a red portable […]

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Head-on crash leaves one dead in Paauilo Wednesday (June 7)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 9:05 a.m. alarm Wednesday (June 7) to a crash site near the 36 mile marker of Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19) in Paauilo. Crews found the scene of a head-on collision involving three vehicles, a 4-door car, a dump truck towing a flatbed trailer and an SUV. The car was heading […]

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Police are investigating an auto theft in the Kalopa area of Hamakua

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male party involved in a robbery investigation involving the theft of a dark gray 2013 Subaru BRZ two-door sedan, license plates (SBA-186), that occurred in the Kalōpā area in the Hāmākua District.

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Police investigate decomposing body found in Honopue Valley

Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a Coroner’s Inquest in connection with a body that was found near Honopue Valley in the Hāmākua district Sunday afternoon (May 28). At 1:46 p.m., the Hawaiʻi Fire Department received a report, from a kayaker, of a body that was discovered along the edge of the pool at the bottom […]

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Hamakua Community Development Plan meeting cancelled due to flooding

Due to storm conditions involving flash flooding and landslides along Highway 19, the Hāmākua Community Development Plan Steering Committee Meeting scheduled for tonight at Laupāhoehoe Library is canceled. This meeting will be rescheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please call the Planning Department at (808) 961-8288.

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