Archive | July, 2018

Fire burns home in Hawaiian Paradise Park Tuesday afternoon (July 31)

Fire/rescue responded to a 1:30 p.m. alarm Tuesday (July 31) to 15-1830 15th Avenue in Hawaiian Paradise Park for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find a single-story 24-by-44 foot wooden home with metal roof on fire with smoke and flames showing from the rear window area. A female occupant was able to escape from […]

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Structure fire in Puna Tuesday morning (July 31)

Firefighters answered an 8:58 a.m. alarm Tuesday (July 31) to 37th Avenue near Aulii Street in Puna for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find a 24-by-44 foot structure made of concrete with steel framing and a metal iron roof with heavy smoke and flames coming from a rear window area. Firefighters had the fire […]

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Pedestrian Safety Month

August is Pedestrian Safety Month

Governor David Y. Ige, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), and federal, state, city and community partners kicked off the state’s 9th annual Pedestrian Safety Month today (July 31) at the State Capitol with an official proclamation ceremony. Held each August, Pedestrian Safety Month strives to educate the public on good pedestrian practices and driver […]

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An abandoned vehicle in Keaau. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Residents can dispose of unwanted vehicles via Hawaii County in August 2018

The County of Hawaiʻi Department of Environmental Management Derelict and Abandoned Vehicle Section is initiating a short-term program starting in August 2018 that is designed to assist County residents with the disposal of unwanted vehicles. This Vehicle Disposal Assistance Program is to help registered vehicle owners dispose of vehicles legally and properly, in an effort […]

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Saturday action at the Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Race. (Photo courtesy of Brad Ballesteros)

Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races is a qualifier for the 2019 International Va’a Federation World Distance Championships

As paddlers line up for the 2018 Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe races on the Labor Day weekend, Hawaii Canoe Racing Association members will also be competing for qualifying slots at the 2019 International Va‘a Federation (IVF) World Distance Championships. The Queen’s Race nearshore water conditions, distance and iron crews will be competing in similar […]

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U.S. Marines with Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, prepare to emplace M777A2 Lightweight Towed Howitzers during Spartan Fury at the Pohakuloa Training Area, on the big island of Hawaii, March 21, 2017. Spartan Fury is a Battalion level pre-deployment training exercise designed to improve sustainment training for future deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alex Kouns/Released)

PTA military convoy and training advisory for August 2018

PŌHAKULOA TRAINING AREA (PTA), Hawai‘i — Motorists are asked to be alert and drive with care as military units are scheduled to convoy in August on the following dates and times: Aug. 1 PTA to Kawaihae Docks 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Aug. 2 PTA to Kawaihae Docks 8 a.m. – noon Aug. 9 PTA […]

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The fissure 8 ocean entry and laze plume as they appeared at sunrise this morning. The Pohoiki boat ramp is visible just below the plume (slightly left of center). Photo taken Tuesday, July 31, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Eruption: lava flow and quakes continue, community meeting tonight in Pahoa

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports a 4.5 magnitude earthquake occurred at Kilauea Summit this morning at 12:30 a.m. No damage was reported. Earthquakes continue at Kilauea Summit and Fissure 8 continues to erupt into the channel sending lava flows into the ocean at Ahalanui, creating a large laze plume.

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Visitors leap at a chance to explore Pu‘u o Lokuana cindercone in Kahuku. NPS Photo/Janice Wei

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park hikes, events and more for July 31-August 5, 2018

Everyone is invited to find their park and experience authentic Hawaiian cultural programs, guided hikes and more from Ka‘ū to Volcano to Hilo.

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Mayor Harry Kim

Mayor Harry Kim undergoes insertion of defibrillator as out-patient procedure

Hawai’i County Mayor Harry Kim underwent an out-patient procedure involving the insertion of a defibrillator as a precautionary measure at Hilo Medical Center on Tuesday morning (July 31). “Knowing Harry, he’ll be back at work soon,” Managing Director Wil Okabe said. “We appreciate everybody’s good wishes and support.”

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Police DUI stats for the week of July 23-29, 2018

During the week of July 23, through July 29, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 15 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 654 DUI arrests compared […]

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Jury questionnaires to be mailed out for 2019 juror selections

Every August, the Hawaii State Judiciary mails juror questionnaires to individuals who have a Hawaii state driver’s license or are registered to vote in the State of Hawaii. The names of individuals who will receive a questionnaire are selected at random. Beginning August 6, approximately 235,000 juror questionnaires will be mailed to 85,000 residents on […]

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Ohana Shoreline Fishing Tournament deadline is Tuesday (July 31)

The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation invites anglers to register for the 22nd Annual ‘Ohana Shoreline Fishing Tournament that will be held August 17-19, 2018. Completed registration forms must be turned in to the Recreation Division office at 799 Pi’ilani Street in Hilo, or postmarked by Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Registration forms received […]

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Food assistance available to those affected by the Kilauea eruption

Short-term food assistance will soon be available for families affected by the East Hawai‘i Kilauea volcanic eruption through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP). The State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services (DHS) will accept applications in Hilo and Kailua-Kona beginning Wednesday, July 25, 2018

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Kilauea Eruption community meeting coming up Tuesday (July 31) in Pahoa

The County of Hawaii recognizes people’s frustration amid the ongoing Lower East Rift Zone eruption emergency and wants to work with the community to enable affected residents to be heard and to receive timely information. In this spirit, Civil Defense and other agencies plan to adjust the format of the information meetings that are held […]

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