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During a kona wind, fume from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō (foreground) and Halema‘uma‘u Crater (background), both on Kīlauea, blows northward, with towering Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on the horizon. USGS photo.

Volcano Watch: What is a volcano?

To a volcanologist, a volcano is a structure containing a vent or cluster of vents fed by magma rising directly from great depth within the earth.

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TMT permit shot down by state Supreme Court

Hawaii 24/7 Staff The Thirty Meter Telescope building permit has been thrown out by the Hawaii Supreme Court. A 58-page opinion written by Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald ordered the court to vacate the lower circuit court’s “May 5, 2014 Decision and Order Affirming Board of Land and Natural Resources, State of Hawaii’s Findings of […]

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DLNR states recreation, research and recovery purposes on Mauna Kea

While workers associated with the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island begin maintenance and repair activities, hunting and other recreational activities and research also continue on the mountain.

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Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a criminal property damage case in connection with damage to a fiber optics cable network on Mauna Kea.

An employee with Mauna Kea Observatories Support Services reported the damage Thursday (October 15) after a lengthy investigation into the cause of a June 24 malfunction of a buried fiber optical line linking observatories on Mauna Kea to the University of Hawaii network.

Fiber optic cables were maliciously cut on Mauna Kea this Summer

Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a criminal property damage case in connection with damage to a fiber optics cable network on Mauna Kea. An employee with Mauna Kea Observatories Support Services reported the damage Thursday (October 15) after a lengthy investigation into the cause of a June 24 malfunction of a buried fiber optical line […]

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DLNR/DOCARE takes down protesters tent on Mauna Kea

DOCARE officers disassembed, loaded and took as evidence, a large tent that protesters had erected at the 9000 foot elevation level, across the road from the Mauna Kea Visitors Center.

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Eight people arrested on Mauna Kea early Wednesday (Sept 9)

Seven women and one man were arrested for being present in the restricted area, outlined in the emergency rule passed by the Board of Land and Natural Resources and signed by Governor Ige.

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Mauna Kea observatories. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Frequently asked questions regarding Mauna Kea access with the Emergency Rule

MEDIA RELEASE DLNR: Mauna Kea Emergency Rule Frequently Asked Questions July 14, 2015 • What is the restricted area? This is defined as any lands in the public hunting area that includes the Mauna Kea Observatory Access Road and one mile on either side of the Mauna Kea Observatory Access Road. • When are you […]

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Governor approves BLNR emergency rule limiting Mauna Kea access

Today I signed the Land Board’s emergency rule limiting usage of the road between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. The rule is in effect for 120 days only and gives the state an additional tool to keep the road safe for all. My administration believes firmly in the right of free expression. […]

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Pahoa woman arrested on Mauna Kea access road twice in two days

For the second day in a row, a Pāhoa woman was arrested on the Mauna Kea access Road. In response to a 9:18 p.m. call Monday (July 13), South Hilo Patrol officers responded to the Mauna Kea Access Road, where a woman was yelling. It was reported that she had been disruptive to peaceful protesters […]

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Observatories on Mauna Kea. Photography by Baron Sekiya for Hawaii 24/7.

Mauna Kea access road reopens, emergency rule being enforced

After performing remedial work and grading, the Mauna Kea Summit Access Road was reopened at 3 p.m. Monday, July 13 (subject to the emergency rule passed by the Board of Land and Natural Resources restricting access from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.). Vehicular access above the Halepōhaku mid-level facilities will be by four-wheel drive vehicles […]

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Board of Land and Natural Resources approves emergency rule for Mauna Kea access

Board of Land and Natural Resources approves emergency rule for Mauna Kea access

After more than 8 hours of public testimony, the Hawaii State Board of Land and Natural Resources voted 5-2 tonight to approve the following emergency rule: Prohibited activities. (a) The area referred to in this rule as the “restricted area” is defined as any lands in the public hunting area that includes the Mauna Kea […]

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Hara: Night access on Maunakea

I am very proud that we are known throughout the world as the best place on Earth to study the universe. My concerns regarding access are not only personal, but socioeconomic. Aside from my own portfolio aspirations to have continued access to the summit in the evening, the ramifications of preventing star gazers and astro […]

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Mauna Kea summit area at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015. Photo courtesy of UH-Hilo.

Plans underway to decomission UH Hoku Ke‘a telescope on Mauna Kea

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo will begin the process of decommissioning the Hoku Keʻa, the UH Hilo Educational Telescope on Maunakea, in early 2016. UH Hilo will follow the decommissioning process outlined in the Office of Mauna Kea Management’s Comprehensive Management Plan.

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Governor Ige working to get TMT project to proceed

“We are a patient people in Hawai‘i. We listen to and understand differing points of view, and we respect the many cultures of this land, especially that of the host culture. I have done my very best to follow this process in the case of Mauna Kea and set forth a way forward that I […]

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