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Big Island News, 15 August 2009


Hurricane Guillermo is moving west-northwest at 16 miles per hour, packing maximum sustained winds of 115 mph.  As of 2 am Saturday, the storm was about 1,450 miles west of the southern tip of Baja California–far to the east of Hilo.  Forecasters expect the storm to weaken over the weekend as Guillermo moves into cooler waters.  You can see a graphic of this hurricane on our website.  Just click the hurricane tracking map icon.

Congratulations to the Hilo girls softball team.  The Big Island team defeated Cleveland, 3-0, to take the championship of the RBI Girls Softball Tournament.

Congratulations to the winners of the 25th Annual Quicksilver-Kamaaina Motors Big Island Pro Am Surfing Trials.  Winners include Soleil Farnsworth in the open men’s division.  He has taken the title for three straight years. The women’s winner was Shruti Kartik, who won her second consecutive title.  Wayne Victorino won the longboard division.

Hilo celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Hawaii Statehood Friday night at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.  Entertainment was provided by the Makaha Sons.  A similar celebration is planned for Kailua-Kona’s Hulihee Palace on Sunday, August 23rd.

A 58-year old Pahoa man had died eight days after the car in which he was a passenger ran off the road and went into some bushes near the 7-mile marker on Route 132.  The unnamed victim was flown to The Queens Medical Center in Honolulu where he later died.  Anyone with information on this traffic fatality should call officer Clarence Davies at 961-8118.

The Buying Local First Group is sponsoring a Ball at the Waikoloa Marriott Hotel on Saturday, August 22nd to help raise funds which will be used to teach residents how to obtain state, county, and defense department funds. For details, call Uniserv Tech at 969-7500.

Experience agricultural sustainability as the Hawaiians practiced it for centuries on The Kohala Center’s learning event to the Puanui Project in North Kohala from 8a to 1 pm Saturday,  August 22nd.  For details, call 887-6411.