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Little Fire Ants before an after treatments at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park steam vents. NPS photo

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park makes big strides against little fire ants

Little fire ants (LFA) have met their match as Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park gets closer to meeting its goal of eradicating the invasive, noxious pests

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Food samples. Photo courtesy of Taste of Hilo

Tickets on sale for 21st annual Taste of Hilo Sunday (Oct 20)

The 21st Annual Taste of Hilo is scheduled for Sunday, October 20, 2019, from 1-3 p.m., at Sangha Hall in Hilo.

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Every Kid Outdoors

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park invites 4th graders, and their families, for free Saturday (Oct 12)

Treat your family to a fun-filled morning at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Saturday, October 12, between 9-11 a.m., to celebrate the recently passed Every Kid Outdoors Act, and to receive a free Every Kid Outdoors pass.

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Volcano Watch: Geologic history of Mauna Loa’s southeast flank revealed in new map

The recently published “Geologic map of the central-southeast flank of Mauna Loa volcano” is the culmination of years of fieldwork by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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This image is from a temporary monitoring camera on the west rim of Kilauea Caldera. The camera is looking E towards the bottom of the newly enlarged Halemaʻumaʻu crater. The crater from left to right (roughly NNE to SSW) is approximately 1 km (0.6 mi) across. The depth of the crater in the visible image from the rim is several hundred meters. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 3, 2019

Kῑlauea Volcano is not erupting and its USGS Volcano Alert level remains at NORMAL.

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Real ID Stars

REAL ID enforcement begins in a year for travel

REAL ID enforcement will begin on October 1, 2020, and you MUST have a REAL ID-compliant form of identification.

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State Representative John Mizuno at the Kamehameha Longs Drugs CVS Pharmacy.

Longs Drugs provides disposal sites for prescription drugs

Prescription drugs disposal now being utilized by CVS/Longs Drugs at 17 of their pharmacies statewide.

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A firefighters hoses down a structure Fire at 545 Ocean View Drive Friday, September 20, 2019. Hawaii 24/7 Photo by Baron Sekiya

Garage and residential​ unit burns near Hilo Bay Friday afternoon (Sept 20)

Firefighters responded to a 1:25 p.m. alarm Friday (Sept 20) at 545 Ocean View Drive in Hilo for a structure fire.

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2019 Officer of the Year Candidates

Robinson is Kona’s Officer of the Year for 2019

The Kona Crime Prevention Committee named its “2019 Police Officer Of The Year” on Wednesday (September 18).

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A USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist, while assisting Alaska Volcano Observatory colleagues this summer, mounted a radio antenna on an upgraded seismic station at Great Sitkin Volcano in the western Aleutian Islands. USGS photo by A. Darold, 06-20-2019.

Volcano Watch: HVO staff lend a helping hand to Alaska colleagues

Volcano observatories across the United States work together to ensure efficient and thorough monitoring of the nation’s active volcanoes.

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This image is from a temporary monitoring camera on the west rim of Kilauea Caldera. The camera is looking E towards the bottom of the newly enlarged Halemaʻumaʻu crater. The crater from left to right (roughly NNE to SSW) is approximately 1 km (0.6 mi) across. The depth of the crater in the visible image from the rim is several hundred meters.

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 19, 2019

Kῑlauea Volcano is not erupting and its USGS Volcano Alert level remains at NORMAL

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 2019 class of Youth Rangers. Photo courtesy NPS

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park celebrates 10th year of the Youth Ranger Program

Over the last decade, 435 students from 10 island high schools in Puna, Ka’u, and West Hawaiʻi have trained in conservation and environmental education disciplines.

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UH Hilo’s Fall 2018 entering class during Orientation Week. Photo courtesy of UH Hilo

UH Hilo selected most diverse campus by U.S. News & World Report

The University of Hawai`i at Hilo has been named the most ethnically diverse campus among national universities.

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Day-to-day changes in the water level at the bottom of Halema‘uma‘u are subtle and impossible to accurately measure. But when comparing views of the pond over several days some differences can be seen, as shown in these images. Rocks that were visible in the water on September 2 could no longer be seen today (September 5). Note particularly that two rocks protruding above the water at the top of the September 2 photo are now submerged—evidence that the pond continues to slowly rise. USGS photos by D. Swanson.

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 5, 2019

Kῑlauea Volcano is not erupting and its USGS Volcano Alert level remains at NORMAL. Reflecting this level, HVO is now issuing monthly updates for Kīlauea.

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