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Here are today’s to West Hawaii news stories from “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
Civil Defense orders avoidance of the area due to toxic corrosive gas.
PAHOA (AP) — A volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii’s Big Island has gotten more hazardous in recent days, with rivers of molten rock flowing into the ocean and flying lava causing the first major injury.
A fiery river of molten rock was on a collision course Saturday night with Highway 137 and the Pacific Ocean, prompting officials to warn about hazardous volcanic gas known as “laze” if lava meets the sea.
By Mammoth Lakes
— From waterfalls to wildflowers, a visit to Mammoth Lakes is a legendary summer adventure.
Hawaii Technology Academy hosted a STEAM Expo (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) Saturday at Kona Commons. Students showcased their work in a family-friendly, hands-on environment.
KAINALIU — Search officials, along with family and friends of Deborah “Debby” Wiley, are urging residents and property owners to assist in the effort to find the 67-year-old missing woman by regularly searching their property and keeping a lookout for her.
The explosion early Thursday morning of Halema‘uma‘u crater, which sent a volcanic ash cloud 30,000 feet high and deposited a light layer of ash on Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and surrounding areas, reminded two displaced Leilani Estates residents of an event that took place 38 years ago today — the violent explosion of Mount St. Helens, which killed 57 people directly and caused more than $1 billion in damage.
HILO — The current volcanic activity in lower Puna and at the summit of Kilauea volcano can take a mental toll on those who are impacted, including children.
HILO — Kohala Councilman Tim Richards wants to zero out Mass Transit’s general fund budget, leaving county officials wondering how they will keep the buses running at all, much less on time.
HILO — Kohala Councilman Tim Richards is attempting something that rarely happens in Hawaii County government — he wants to lower taxes.
The Hawaii Kuauli Pacific and Asia Cultural Festival opened Friday evening with protocol, food and dance from various cultures at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.