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Coastal lands at Hāna, Maui. Photo courtesy of DLNR

State land board approves $4.5M in land conservation grants

Kohala lands within the Kula Iwi (homeland) of Kamehameha the Great on Hawai‘i island; stunningly beautiful coastal pasture in Hāna, Maui; restored access to a Hawaiian fishpond on Kaua‘i’s north shore; and two tracts of high-quality O‘ahu forest can now be protected for public benefit with the help of grant funding from the State Legacy […]

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UPDATE: Three school closures due to water outage in Kohala Monday (April 29)

North Kohala Water Main Break – REPAIRED AFFECTED AREAS: HAWI, KAPAAU, NORTH KOHALA, HAWAI‘I This is a Department of Water Supply (DWS) message for Monday, April 29, 2019, at 3:45 p.m. Repairs have been completed to the water main break in North Kohala restoring water service to customers. Please call (808) 961-8060 during normal business […]

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Police are searching for ATV and farm equipment stolen in Kohala

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking the public for help in identifying two persons in connection with the theft of an All Terrain Vehicle and Farm Equipment in Kohala. The theft occurred on Thursday, (April 11), at about 7:20 p.m. Suspects entered an enclosed garage at Kukuipahu Cattle Company ranch located at 56-2920Puuhue-Honoipu Road […]

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Body floating off North Kohala taken by shark Sunday morning (April 7)

By Hawaii 24/7 Staff Fire/rescue responded to a 10:53 a.m. alarm Sunday (April 7) to the shoreline at the bottom of Lokahi Road in North Kohala for a body seen floating in the ocean by hikers. Rescue crews arrived to find a body floating face-down about 30 yards offshore a steep cliff northwest of Hanaula […]

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Police seek witnesses to North Kohala shooting Wednesday (March 27)

MEDIA RELEASE Big Island Police are seeking possible witnesses who may have been in the area of Wainaia Gulch in North Kohala on the morning of (March 27). A light gold or beige four-door sedan was parked on the makai shoulder facing Kapaau Town and a male party was near or outside of it. Investigators […]

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Police seek info about North Kohala shooting Wednesday (March 27)

On Wednesday, March 27), Hawaiʻi Police officers responded to the area of Wainaia Gulch near the 24-mile marker on Akoni Pule Highway (Route 270) in the North Kohala District on the report of a person who appeared to be in distress. Upon locating and approaching the 37-year-old male, officers heard a single gunshot that came […]

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Fire burns historic building in Kohala

Fire/rescue crews responded to an 11:23 p.m. alarm Wednesday (March 13) to the intersection of Hawi Road and Akoni Pule Highway for a structure fire at the Kohala Village Inn & Hub in Kohala.

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A semi-slug captured in Kohala Middle School students

Semi-slug, a rat-lungworm disease vector, found in North Kohala

Staff from the University of Hawaii-Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP) confirmed a collection of Parmarion martensi, an invasive slug, from the Kohala district of the Big Island. Inquiries of local residents further revealed multiple sightings in the area, indicating that this invasive pest has established in the Kohala district of the Big […]

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Wind Advisory issued for Kohala District Thursday (Jan 31)

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the Districts of North and South Kohala on Hawaii Island. This Wind Advisory means sustained winds of 20-35 mph with gusts over 50 mph are forecasted.

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Police arrest and charge three in Kohala drug bust

Three North Kohala residents were arrested and charged with a variety of narcotics and weapons offenses. On Wednesday (January 23) officers from the Area II Vice section, Area II Special Enforcement Unit and North Kohala Patrol and Community Policing sections served a search warrant at a residence in the 53-4000 block of Akoni Pule Highway.

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Police identify man killed in Kohala Mountain Road crash Thursday (Dec 20)

A 27-year-old North Kohala man died following a two-vehicle collision on Thursday, (December 20), in Waimea on Kohala Mountain Road, (Highway 250), near the 4.5-mile marker. The 27-year-old male has been positively identified as Anson Guitang of Kapaau.

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Utah hikers rescued from Pololu Valley area after being stranded by high tide

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 12:58 p.m. alarm Tuesday (Dec 4) to Pololu Valley for hikers stranded on the shoreline. Two hikers, a 21-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man from Utah, had gotten stranded on the rocky shoreline between Pololu and Honokane Valleys when the rising tide cut-off their path out.

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Kohala brush fire burns an acre early Thanksgiving morning (Nov 22)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:35 a.m. alarm Thursday (Nov 22) to the 11.5 Mile Marker of Akoni Pule Highway (Route 270) for a brushfire. Firefighters arrived to find a one-acre brush fire of burning grass and small shrubs producing flames up to five feet in height. The fire was moving spreading away from the […]

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Simulated casualty Cpl. Brad Rosati, a navigation aids technician with Air Traffic Control maintenance, Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, climbs into the rescue basket of a Coast Guard Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin helicopter during a joint-service aircraft mishap drill over Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Oct. 18. The drill simulated a CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter crash over water, and allowed the joint-service team to exercise standard operating procedures for air and waterborne rescue operations.

Crews search for missing freediver off the Kohala Coast Tuesday (Nov 13)

Coast Guard and Hawaii County Fire Department crews are searching for a missing free diver off Kohala, Big Island, Tuesday. “We are currently searching for Guy Hermogila,” said Sam Gardner, a Sector Honolulu search and rescue coordinator. “It was reported to us he was last known to be free diving off Black Point, Kohala, last […]

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