Archive | November, 2012

Kilohana Hunter Checking Station. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Pohakuloa Training Area opens areas to hunting this weekend (Dec 1–2)

U.S. Army Garrison Pōhakuloa will open the Keamuku Maneuver Area for bow hunting of goats and pigs on Dec. 1. The area will be closed on Dec. 2 for animal population. Hunting of Mouflan and sheep is not allowed. Pōhakuloa will also open Training Areas 1-4 for shotgun bird hunting on Dec. 1 and 2. […]

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County inaugural ceremonies open to the public (Dec. 3)

County of Hawai’i Executive and Legislative Inaugural Ceremonies for the newly elected Mayor, Prosecuting Attorney, and Council Members will be held at the Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium at 12Noon on Monday, December 3, 2012. The public is invited to attend.

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Motorcyclist dies in Highway 130 collision

Big Island police have identified a Puna man who died Thursday (November 29) from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle/motorcycle crash at the intersection of Route 130 and Leilani Avenue as 65-year-old Bo Lozoff of Kalapana.

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Hawaiian Springs boosts Southern California distribution

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii-based Hawaiian Springs, LLC, a premium natural bottled water brand, has strengthened its distribution system in the Southern California region by adding two well-known distributors. Alliance Beverage Partners (ABP) and Statewide Beverage Company (SBC) will carry the 500 ml, 1 liter and 1.5 liter size beautiful teal bottles of Hawaiian Springs Water. ABP […]

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HPA Middle School Handbell Choir rings in holidays

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Preparatory Academy Middle School Handbell Choir, under the direction of Georgia Polakova, will offer a series of free public performances to welcome the holiday season: * 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, Parker Ranch Tree Lighting at Puuopelu * Noon Sunday, Dec. 2, Food Court at the Parker Ranch Shopping Center during […]

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Governor releases $3.7M for Hilo Medical Center

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced the release of more than $3.7 million for capital improvement projects (CIPs) at Hilo Medical Center, the largest facility in Hawaii’s public hospital system and one of the largest employers in Hilo. “These CIPs funds represent an investment in Hilo Medical Center as an essential part of our […]

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‘Make It Better / World Aids Day’ at UH Hilo (Nov. 30)

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii at Hilo hosts its third annual “Make It Better Day” and “World Aids Day” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 in Campus Center Room 301. The events are free and open to the public. The goal of “Make It Better Day” is to increase knowledge about bullying and suicide […]

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Highway 130 in Puna shut-down due to crash near Leilani Avenue intersection

Hawaii County Police report that as of 5:12 p.m. Thursday (Nov 29) Highway 130 is closed at the Leilani Avenue intersection due to a vehicle crash. Police ask motorists to avoid the area as traffic will be detoured for the next several hours.

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Big Island figs featured at culinary demo (Nov. 30)

MEDIA RELEASE High in fiber, potassium and vitamin B6, figs also contain iron, calcium and Vitamin A. Shaped like a hot air balloon, the small fruit is steeped in the history and ritual of ancient cultures with archeological remnants dating back to 5000 B.C. Taste test figs and learn how to use them at a […]

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Halemaumau provides easy viewing of eruption in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

The narrow streams of lava that reached the ocean last weekend are flowing several hundred yards outside of the park’s easternmost boundary, over private land closer to Kalapana. Visitors can easily view the vent at Halemaumau Crater from Jaggar Museum.

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During the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory'€™s centennial open house, HVO Scientist-in-Charge Jim Kauahikaua points to data displays as he explains how Hawaiian volcanoes and earthquakes are monitored to some of the more than 1,400 people who attended the January 21 event. USGS photo by Ben Gaddis.

Volcano Watch: As HVO’s centennial year ends, a New Year of volcanic milestones begins

Although Kilauea’s eruptive activity has been relatively uneventful the past 11 months, the consensus at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) is that 2012 has still been quite a year!

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for November 29, 2012

On Kilauea’s east rift zone, surface lava flows are still active on the coastal plain. Lava reached the ocean on Saturday, November 24, creating a very weak ocean entry with a small, sporadic plume.

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Waikoloa Bowl at Queens' Gardens

Grammy winner Chicago playing Waikoloa (Jan. 12)

MEDIA RELEASE Grammy Award winner rock group Chicago will perform in Hawaii as part of its 2012- 2013 world tour, with shows at the Blaisdell Arena on Friday, Jan. 11, Kona’s Waikoloa Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 12, and at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater on Tuesday, Jan. 15. All shows start at […]

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County recycling rate at 38% for 2011

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Environmental Management says “Mahalo and Congratulations” to all the residents and businesses of the County of Hawaii. Last year, you helped achieve a record recycling rate of 38 percent and 190 million pounds! The county continues to work steadily toward the state goal of 50 percent recycling and the long- […]

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