Archive | October, 2018

County of Hawaii honors exemplary employees at awards ceremony

The County of Hawai’i held its 53rd Annual Employee Recognition awards ceremony for 2017-2018 on Tuesday night, with 30 exemplary employees nominated for the categories of Manager, Supervisor, and Employee of the Year.

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Parker School Robotics Club recently competed at the World Robot Summit 2018 in Tokyo Japan (left to right: Brent Takenuchi, Logan Kidani and Del Jordan). Photo courtesy of Parker School

Parker School Robotics Club competes in Japan at World Robot Summit 2018

Parker School’s Robotics Club recently competed on the world stage at the World Robot Summit 2018 held in Tokyo, Japan on October 17-21.

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Community discussion on electric utility ownership and regulatory models November 13-14 on Hawaii Island

Under the direction of the Hawaii State Legislature, the Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism is undertaking a study on the future of electric utility ownership and regulatory models in Hawaii. HSEO has contracted with Boston-based London Economics International to carry out the study, which is expected […]

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Hookena Beach Park to close November 7-8 for water line repairs

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation is informing the public that Ho‘okena Beach Park, located in Captain Cook, Hawai‘i, will be closed on November 7 and 8, 2018, due to water line repairs. The presence of large machinery and open trenches as Department staff work to reroute the park’s water lines will make […]

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A 154th Wing Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptor flies behind a 434th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker from Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana, near Hawaii during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, July 17, 2018. DOD Photo

Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptor jets operating out of Hilo, public viewing available November 1-2, 2018

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs Hawaii Island residents of an increase in air activity over the Hilo area from Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, through Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, as the Hawaii Air National Guard (HIANG) will be operating and repositioning four F-22 Raptors at the Hilo International Airport. HIANG will be continuing their […]

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Halloween by the numbers

Dating back 2,000 years to the Celtic festival of Samhain, Halloween is an ancient tradition associated with images of witches, ghosts, and vampires. Today, Halloween has evolved into a celebration characterized by child-friendly activities like trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, and dressing in costumes.

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Police urge public to have a safe Halloween night

The Hawai’i Police Department would like Halloween night to be a safe one for everyone enjoying the candy, costumes, and festivities. Tragically according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration drunk driving fatalities are on the rise. From 2012 to 2016 there were 168 drunk driving fatalities on Halloween night. 44 % of all people […]

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Police urge pedestrians and motorists to be safe in downtown Hilo

As the Holiday season approaches, Hawaiʻi Island Police are reminding pedestrians and motorists alike to stay alert and practice pedestrian safety. “With an increase in pedestrian traffic in the areas of Downtown Hilo by both residents and visitors, police have witnessed near collisions with motorists,” said Captain Greg Esteban, Commander of the South Hilo Patrol […]

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Hele-On Bus. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Mayor, County of Hawaii

County closing Mass Transit satellite sales office at the County building

The County of Hawai’i Mass Transit Agency is closing its satellite office at the County building at 25 Aupuni Street on Friday, November 2, and is moving its sales office for bus passes and taxi coupons to the Agency’s main office near the Hilo Transfer Station.

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Police DUI stats for the week of October 22-28, 2018

During the week of October 22, through October 28, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty-two (22), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. So far this year, there have been 913 DUI arrests compared with 950 during the same period last year, a […]

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Hydrant flow test in North Kona Thursday (Nov 1)

The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test along Kupipi Street between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018. The affected area may experience slightly discolored and turbid water for several hours after the test. Customers are advised to refrain from washing clothes and […]

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Police are seeking the owner of a gun safe found in a dumpster

On Thursday (October 25), South Kohala Patrol officers responded to a report of a gun safe which was discovered within a trash dumpster on Pauoa Way located off of Mauna Lani Bay Drive in the Waikoloa area. Upon arrival, officers discovered that between October 19 and October 25, 2018, someone discarded a full-sized Bunker Hill […]

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Housing fair to help people affected by the Kīlauea Eruption on November 17

The County of Hawai‘i announces a Housing Fair aimed at rebuilding our community following the Kīlauea eruption on Saturday, November 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kea‘au High School. The event, entitled “Kūkulu Hou – Rebuilding our Community – for Those Who were Affected and Those Who Want to Help,” will provide an […]

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Police locate a Kona man wanted for a Monday morning assault

Hawaiʻi Island Police have located a 34-year-old male who was wanted for outstanding bench warrants and as a suspect in a Kona stabbing incident. At 9 a.m., Sunday morning, (November 4), police located and arrested Drew Camacho without incident.

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