Archive | March, 2018


Results of the East Hawaii Challenge canoe races in Hilo

Today (March 31) was beautiful day in Hilo for the East Hawaii Challenge race for OC-1, OC-2 and Rudderless V-1 canoes that brought 76 participants out to paddle on the 7.3 mile short course and the 10.5 mile long course, both of which began at Richardson’s Park in Keaukaha, and finished in front of Laka’s […]

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Shark attack reported in Kona, beaches at Kukio are closed, man left in critical condition

At 9:31 a.m. Saturday (March 31) a shark attack was reported at Kukio Beach in Kona. Medics arrived to find a 25-year-old man being treated by bystanders with multiple tourniquets to his right side extremities due to extensive injuries from a suspected shark attack.

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The Hawaii County Fire Department Chopper One airlifted divers in and out of the Wailuku River Saturday morning (March 31) Crews spent a second day searching for a missing swimmer. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Crews locate body of missing swimmer Saturday (March 31)

Fire dispatch reported that rescue divers found the missing swimmer’s body underwater at 10:02 a.m. Saturday (March 31) in the pool area below Rainbow Falls. Chopper One was able to airlift the body and the scene was turned over to the police. The park was re-opened to visitors.

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Umauma Bridge work. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo.

Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of March 31-April 6, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — VOLCANO ROAD/MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11) — 1) KEAAU Lane closure on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in both directions between Mile Markers 6 and 9 in the vicinity of the Keaau-Bypass Road intersection to Kamehameha […]

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Swimmer goes missing at Rainbow Falls Friday (March 30)

Fire/rescue responded to a 5:48 p.m. alarm Friday (March 30) to Rainbow Falls in Hilo for a missing swimmer in the Wailuku River. Fire dispatch reports four people went swimming in the pond below the falls when one of the swimmers, a 20-year-old man, appeard tired, he slipped underwater, and did not surface. The three […]

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Stene: Kona sewer upgrade in limbo as bid process fails to secure contractor twice

I don’t live in the Lono Kona subdivision slated for a sewer connection upgrade, but I’ve followed the bidding process for this project. The January 29th, 2018 bid opening had four contractors submit bids; Isemoto Contracting was lowest at $7,728,427.25, and Goodfellow Brothers was highest at $10,726,943.25.

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Proposed tax cut may provide savings for HELCO customers

Hawai‘i Electric Light customers will see lower electric bills if a rate adjustment proposal submitted to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is approved. The proposal will lower the typical bill for a Hawai‘i Island residential customer using 500 kilowatt hours by $4.97 a month. The effective date of the new rate will be determined by […]

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State senate amends bill for satellite launch facility after opposition from Ka‘u residents

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (WAM) amended the language for a Special Purpose Revenue Bond (SPRB) to assist SpinLaunch, Inc.with the construction of a satellite launch system in HB2559 so it is no longer site specific. The bill initially recommended SpinLaunch, Inc. would construct a satellite launch system on the Island of Hawai‘i. […]

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for March 29, 2018

This past week, KÄ«lauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level fluctuated with summit inflation and deflation, ranging about 23–35 m (75–115 ft) below the vent rim.

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Police arrest two in Kailua-Kona with meth and suspected steroids

On, (March 28), at approximately 9:00 a.m., Area II Vice officers, and Special Enforcement Unit officers executed a search warrant at an apartment complex off of Manawalea Street in Kailua-Kona. Officers recovered 12.5 grams of methamphetamine, packaged for distribution in 23 zip-packets, weighing between .4 and .6 grams each. Officers also recovered two syringes loaded […]

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Police warrants list for Thursday, March 29, 2018

The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

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Fig. 68.  Church at Waiohinu wrecked by earthquake. [A copy of this print can be found at the Hawaiian Historical Society with writing on the back: “[on back] #24 H.L. Chase Fort Street Honolulu H.I. Waiohinu Church Destroyed by the Earthquake April 2, 1868.”

Volcano Watch: Seismic event devastated Ka‘ū 150 years ago

Estimated to have been at least magnitude-7.9, this earthquake struck near Pāhala in the Ka‘ū District of the Island of Hawaiʻi on April 2, 1868.

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Strong 6.9M quake in Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 occurred in the New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea at 11:26 a.m. HST on Thursday, March 29 2018. There is no Pacific-wide tsunami and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.

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One-way traffic on Kapiolani Street in Hilo next to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

One-way traffic next to St. Joseph Church this weekend

In observance of the 2018 Easter season activities at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hilo, there will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern on Kapiʻolani Street. Traffic will be allowed to flow in the Puna or southeasterly direction on Kapiʻolani Street, between Waiānuenue Avenue to Haili Street during certain hours.

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