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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park celebrates 10th year of the Youth Ranger Program UH Hilo selected most diverse campus by U.S. News Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 5, 2019 Volcano Watch: “Volcano Watch” receives national award Volcano Watch: New insights gained from Kīlauea Volcano’s 2018 summit collapses Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 9, 2019
 
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.

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.

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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Volcano Watch: “Volcano Watch” receives national award

“Volcano Watch” was awarded First Place in the Electronic Publication category by the National Association of Government Communicators.

Ash rises above Halemaʻumaʻu within Kīlauea’s summit caldera in this May 27, 2018, telephoto image from near Volcano House Hotel in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. By the time Kīlauea’s summit collapse events ended on August 2, Halema‘uma‘u was 2.5 km (1.5 mi) wide and 500 m (1600 ft) deep; prior to the 2018 collapses, it was about 1 km (0.5 mi) wide and 85 m (about 280 ft) deep. A segment of a long-closed Park trail is visible winding across the caldera floor (lower left). USGS photo by K. Anderson.  

Volcano Watch: New insights gained from Kīlauea Volcano’s 2018 summit collapses

A year ago, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and Island of Hawaiʻi residents were in the throes of an historically unprecedented series of events for Kīlauea.

Scientists use a laser diffraction particle size analyzer to examine fine ash from the 2018 Kīlauea summit explosions. The research examines fine ash (grains 1 mm to 1 micrometer) and investigates the processes of eruption, fragmentation, and respiratory health hazards (PM10, PM2.5). USGS image by A. Van Eaton

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 9, 2019

Scientists use a laser diffraction particle size analyzer to examine fine ash from the 2018 Kīlauea summit explosions.

Police continue citations and arrests near Mauna Kea access road

September 13, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Police assigned to be in place for the TMT protestor blockade and encampment on Mauna Kea access road continued the stepped-up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200) which began on (August 15).  The continuing efforts of police during the new weeklong period covering last Thursday (September 5) to date […]

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Police seek info on fatal hit and run in April

September 13, 2019

The Hawai’i Police Department is renewing a request to members of the community that may have any information regarding the circumstances of a hit and run vehicle crash that occurred during the early morning hours of Wednesday (April 3) on Highway 11, North of Makalika Street, which resulted in the death of 35-year-old Anthony Harper, […]

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Police warrants list for Friday, September 13, 2019

September 13, 2019

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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Rainbow Falls Park reopens after two incidents close park Thursday (Sept 12)

September 13, 2019

Yesterday (September 12) Hawaiʻi Island Police reported two separate incidents that prompted the closure of Rainbow Falls Park. In the first incident, a 35-year-old man was threatening to jump from the edge of the cliff. Police were able to negotiate with the man after about a 40-minute standoff. The man was later taken to Hilo […]

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Registration open for 2019-2020 Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition

September 12, 2019

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Office of the Securities Commissioner invites teams to participate in the 2019-2020 Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition.

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Fee increases for small boat harbors soon

September 9, 2019

Fee increases for users of Hawai‘i small boat harbors and boating facilities will be implemented soon, after they were signed into law by Governor David Ige on August 13, 2019.

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Police warrants list for Friday, September 6, 2019

September 6, 2019

As of Friday, September 6, 2019, the following individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants: This is the official list from the Hawaii County Police Department Police ask that anyone who knows the whereabouts of a person on this list call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who […]

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Civil Defense siren test today at 11:45 a.m.

September 3, 2019

The Civil Defense monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system, coordinated with the test of the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at 11:45 a.m.

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Civil Defense siren testing August 22-23, 2019

August 22, 2019

The Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), together with the Hawai’i County Civil Defense Agency, will conduct siren testing at the following locations and times on Thursday and Friday, August 22 and 23, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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Civil Defense siren test for Thursday (August 1) has been canceled

July 1, 2019

The State’s monthly test of the Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System on THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2019 at 11:45 a.m. has been CANCELLED.  The state and counties jointly agreed it would be best to cancel the testing to avoid public confusion. Current severe weather conditions may cause area residents to mistake the testing of the siren […]

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Civil Defense siren test today at 11:45 a.m.

June 3, 2019

The Civil Defense monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system, coordinated with the test of the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Monday, June 3, 2019, at 11:45 a.m.

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The flag at the Hilo post office at half-staff Friday (Dec 14).

Fire Department funeral procession, ocean service for Fire Captain David Mahon

May 30, 2019

On behalf of the Mahon family, the Hawai‘i Fire Department announces that a Celebration of Life for Fire Captain David Mahon will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

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Hawaii 24/7 on hiatus beginning May 14, 2019

May 13, 2019

Publisher’s Note: Hawaii 24/7 will be on hiatus beginning Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Our community calendar will continue to be updated during this time. Should a large event happen (earthquake, tsunami alert, hurricane) we may be able to post an update. For updates on Civil Defense matters, Police or Kilauea Volcano please visit the links […]

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Police Week begins with a memorial service in Hilo

May 13, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Police Department Memorial-Wall Police Chief Paul K. Ferreira offered these thoughts at the Police Week Memorial Service Monday (May 13) which took place at the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Memorial Wall in Hilo. “On October 1, 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a law designating May 15th of each year, as Peace Officers’ Memorial […]

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