West Hawaii News, 25 Dec 2018

Welcome to the Christmas edition of “Hawaii News Digest”.  May the holiday season be safe and productive for you and your family.  Here are today’s top West Hawaii news stories from “West Hawaii Today.”  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 25 December 2018, 1605 UTC, Post 18166.



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Ahoy Santa! Mr. Claus arrives at the Sheraton

KEAUHOU — Santa arrived on the Big Island Monday afternoon, not by air, but by boat, powered by an eight-reindeer motor into Keauhou Bay to visit all the good boys and girls at the Sheraton Kona Resort &Spa.

Feeling steamed: Cracks in Puna causing worry

HILO — Heide Austin once wished to have steam vents on her 6-acre property, where she could relax in the breath of Pele like she sometimes did at the Steam Vent Inn on the other side of Highway 130.

Kona bikeshare to expand

HILO — The bikeshare program in Kailua Village is doubling from three to six bike stations, thanks to action Wednesday by the County Council.