Archive | January, 2019

Kilauea Caldera. USGS/HVO image

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for January 31, 2019

KÄ«lauea is not erupting. Rates of seismicity, deformation, and gas release have not changed significantly over the past week.

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Volcano Watch: Seven months of no lava at Puʻu ʻŌʻō heralds end of an era

One of the most frequent questions asked of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) scientists the last several months has been, “Is the Lower East Rift eruption over?”

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Wind Advisory issued for Kohala District Thursday (Jan 31)

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the Districts of North and South Kohala on Hawaii Island. This Wind Advisory means sustained winds of 20-35 mph with gusts over 50 mph are forecasted.

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USGS Mavic Pro drone image of the fissure 8 lava channel looking toward the vent. Overflows can be seen as incandescent spots beyond the channel margins. Drone flights and resultant imagery help scientists better identify areas of channel overflows and active flow advancement. Incandescence (glowing) lava is easier to identify in the dark versus during daylight hours. Photo taken Monday, July 2, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Talk on using drones over the 2018 Kilauea Eruption Thursday (Jan 31)

On Thursday (Jan 31) Dr. Ryan Perroy, Director of UH-Hilo’s Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization Laboratory, presents drone imagery and video collected by his team during KÄ«lauea’s 2018 eruption and talks about lessons learned. His talk begins at 7 p.m. in the University Classroom Building (UCB), Room 100, on the main UH-Hilo campus, 200 W. […]

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Dept. of Water Supply Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest

The Department of Water Supply (DWS), County of Hawaiʻi, announces the launch of their inaugural 2019 Water Conservation Poster Contest, open to all keiki kindergarten through fifth grade. Entries are due on Friday, March 22, 2019, in celebration of World Water Day.

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Police warn about smoke alarm inspection scam

Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about scams involving phone calls to Hawaiʻi residents in which the caller indicates that it is “Fire Safety Month” and that they need to come over and inspect your smoke alarms.

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PUC approves rate increase for Waikoloa Resort water, wastewater, and irrigation systems

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (Commission) Tuesday (Jan 29) approved a Decision and Order for Hawaii Water Service’s (Hawaii Water) general rate case for its Waikoloa Resort water, wastewater, and irrigation systems, enabling the utility to increase annual revenues by $1.7 million over three years.

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Police remind folks to drive safely Super Bowl weekend

The Hawaiʻi Police Department wants football fans and people participating in celebrations this coming Super Bowl weekend to remember to keep your head in the game and follow some easy safety tips provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Police DUI stats for the week of January 21-27, 2019

During the week of January 21, 2019, through January 27, 2019, HawaiÊ»i Island police arrested twenty-eight (28) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Eight of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.  Three of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 77 DUI […]

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American Red Cross lifeguard training course to be held at Pahala swimming pool

The Department of Parks and Recreation, Aquatics Section, will be offering an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course at the Pahala Pool from February 4 – 8, 2019, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The course fee is $75.

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A convoy of military vehicles heads up Waikoloa Road Friday (May 27) on their way to Pohakuloa Training Area. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Military convoys from Kawaihae to PTA Wednesday (Jan 30)

Military convoys traveling from Kawaihae to Pohakuloa Training Area Wednesday (Jan 30). There will be two convoys (separated by time and space) beginning at 11 a.m. and ending no later than 3 p.m.

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Josephine Miranda

Police are searching for a woman wanted on bench warrants

The Area II Special Enforcement Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Josephine Miranda, a 28-year-old female known to frequent the Waikoloa area.

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Pahoa Community Aquatic Center

Pahoa Community Aquatic Center to reopen on Wednesday (Feb 6)

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation is announcing the Pahoa Community Aquatic Center will reopen on February 6, 2019, at 9 a.m., following a blessing ceremony. The public is invited to attend the blessing ceremony.

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Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 5.3 cents per gallon the past week

Gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 5.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.47/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 stations in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that is unchanged versus last week to $2.25/g, according to GasBuddy.

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