Big Island News 

Russian Athletes Banned from Ironman

The Ironman Group has banned athletes from Russia or Belarus from participating in any Ironman races, including the October championship races in Kona.

UH Launches New Climate Data Portal

Several University of Hawai‘i agencies and others have teamed up to provide easy public access to climate data and information, creating a powerful new tool that also helps close data gaps.

3 Deaths, 314 COVID Cases Reported Thursday

The state Department of Health reported 314 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 236,749. Three new fatalities were reported.

DPS Reports 1 Positive Inmate COVID Test Result at HCCC

The state Department of Public Safety on Wednesday, March 2, reported one positive COVID-19 test result among inmates in the latest batch of tests administered at Hawai‘i Community Correctional Center in Hilo.

Joint Law Enforcement Task Force Recovers Stolen Vehicles in East Hawaiʻi

Two trucks, a utility task vehicle and a tilt trailer stolen from a DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife base yard last November have all now been recovered.

Wind Advisory Issued for Big Island Summits

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Big Island summits, starting today at 6 p.m. till 6 p.m. Thursday.

Teen Previously Reported as Runaway Located in Puna

A Big Island teen who was recently reported as a runaway has been found.
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Big Island Business 

Big Island Businesses on Board With Decision to Lift COVID Restrictions
Artisan Market Sets up in The Brew Block This Sunday
Hawaiian Airlines Offers Travel Waivers Due to Intense, Protracted Storms
HTA Issues RFP for MCI Marketing and Management Services
KCH Looks to Grow Staff Through Specialty Hires, New Accredited Program
American Job Center Hawaiʻi to Host Free, Virtual Job Fair Thursday

Lifestyle 

Plans for 2022 Merrie Monarch Festival Continue to Be Ironed Out
Hilo Oval Track Race Season Starts This Weekend
Tons of Food, Tons of Aloha: Honoka‘a Meal Program Marks 3rd Anniversary

Hawaii Volcano Blog 

Volcano Watch: Something New From Something Old — A New Geologic Map of The State of Hawaiʻi
Volcano Watch: Kīlauea’s Summit Glow That Comes and Goes
Volcano Watch: Kamaʻehuakanaloa — The Volcano Formerly Known as Lōʻihi Seamount

Kapa Cafe 

Tommy “Kahikina” Ching Returns to KAPA-FM as Afternoon DJ
Kapa Café: Talk Story with Ana Vee
Kapa Café: Talk Story with Nalani Jenkins of Na Leo Pilimehana

Ocean Blog 

Humpback Whale Sightings Counted From Big Island Shorelines
Understanding Coral Reef Connectivity Important to Focus Conservation Efforts
High Surf Advisory Extended for West-Facing Shores
High Surf Advisory for West-Facing Shores Goes Into Effect Wednesday Morning

Maui Now 

Chicago and New Zealand art companies bringing theatrical performances to the MACC

Arts companies from Chicago and New Zealand are returning to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center this month for two theatrical performances.

March 3, 2022 COVID-19 update: 3 deaths, 314 new infections in Hawaiʻi

Of today’s 314 cases, there are 247 cases identified as confirmed, and 67 probable cases were added to the count.  The confirmed cases included: 161 on O‘ahu (+37 probable); 14 on Hawai‘i Island (+10 probable); 29 on Maui (+13 probable); 21 on Kaua‘i (+2 probable); three on Molokaʻi; two on Lānaʻi; and 17 Hawai‘i resident diagnosed while out of state (+5 probable).

Construction Industry of Maui seeking applicants for two $20,000 scholarships

The Construction Industry of Maui is offering $20,000 scholarships to two students attending a high school on Maui who are entering a 2- or 4-year degree program in construction, engineering, landscaping, architecture and/or other design fields. The deadline is May 1 to apply.

Final community meeting regarding possible use of Pioneer Mill Office

The final community use planning meeting to discuss future possible uses of the Pioneer Mill office building will be held via zoom at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10.

Lahaina Gateway Welcomes T-Mobile

T-Mobile is officially open at the Lahaina Gateway center in West Maui, and will celebrate their grand opening on Sunday, March 6. This opening marks the first Lahaina location.

Kauai Now 

UH Launches New Climate Data Portal

Several University of Hawai‘i agencies and others have teamed up to provide easy public access to climate data and information, creating a powerful new tool that also helps close data gaps.

Kaua‘i District Health Office Announces 22 New COVID Cases Thursday

The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 22 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, March 3.

3 Deaths, 314 COVID Cases Reported Thursday

The state Department of Health reported 314 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 236,749. Three new fatalities were reported.

DPS Reports Only Negative KCCC Inmate COVID Test Results

The state Department of Public Safety on Wednesday, March 2, reported 10 negative COVID-19 test results among inmates in the latest batch of tests administered at Kaua‘i Community Correctional Center in Līhuʻe.

Lane Closures Scheduled For Mailihuna Road

Construction work will require periodic one-lane closures on Mailihuna Road next week.