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County to unveil repair plans for dangerous Waipio Valley Road at public meeting on 26 October 2022.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2022

Aloha Monday!

Learn more about plans to repair Waipi’o Valley Road. Also, find out why Gilbert Kahaele Recreation Area near Mauna Kea will be closed and what residents learned about Mauna Loa at the public meeting with Civil Defense and the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Mahalo for your readership!

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

County to unveil repair plans for dangerous Waipiʻo Valley Road at public meeting Oct. 26 By Megan Moseley

Over the past year, the narrow, steep Waipiʻo Valley Road has been the focus of a geotechnical engineering evaluation, an emergency closure, a lawsuit, a partial reversal of the emergency closure, community meetings and protests.

But as the debate continues about who has the right to use the 1.5-mile County-owned pavement that goes into the valley, the fact remains: the road is dangerous.

 

   

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EAST HAWAII NEWS

Gilbert Kahele Recreation Area on Saddle Road to be closed

If you happen to find yourself going over the saddle on the Big Island on Tuesday morning, the roadway’s lone pitstop will be closed.

The Gilbert Kahele Recreation Area will be closed from 4:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday for vector control operations. As a result, the park’s public restrooms and amenities will not be available during this time.

 

   

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NEWS

Aloha ‘Īlio Rescue to host dog costume contest, adoption event for Halloween

Aloha ‘Īlio Rescue is hosting its annual Howl-ween costume contest and adoption event on Oct. 29.

The event will take place at 275 E. Kawili St. from noon to 5 p.m. There will be food trucks. The costume contest will take place from 1-1:30 p.m.

 

   

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DISCUSSION

The message Ocean View residents were told about Mauna Loa: Be prepared By Nathan Christophel

Anxious. Nervous. Confused. Definitely concerned. Perhaps even a little frightened.

Emotions ran high Saturday afternoon at the Ocean View Community Center overflowing with residents living in the community nearly 2,000 feet above sea level on the steep southwest flank of Mauna Loa.

 

   

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DISCUSSION

Date for next Puna Geothermal Venture quarterly community meeting changed

Those planning to attend the next quarterly community meeting to discuss plant operations at Puna Geothermal Venture will need to update their schedules.

The October meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Pāhoa Neighborhood Facility. The meeting was originally planned for Oct. 12.

 

   

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Big Island’s Hawaiʻi Wildlife Center honored by state for 10 years treating 3,000 birds

The Hawai‘i Wildlife Center, based in Kapa‘au on the Big Island, was honored on Friday with an award from the state Department of Land and Natural Resources for its 10 years of service and dedication to the care of native birds and wildlife.

Department Chair Suzanne Case presented the Hawaiʻi Wildlife Center with a DLNR & YOU Citizen Conservationist Award.

 

   

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ACTIVITIES

Christmas canoes and bows of holly: Kailua Kalikimaka Lighted Boat Parade seeks entries

Dust off those Christmas lights, don your deck with bows of holly and celebrate the season on the sea as part of a Kailua Village Kalikimaka tradition.

The seventh annual Kailua Kalikimaka Lighted Boat Parade returns Dec. 11 to Kailua Bay. The parade starts at 6 p.m., following the Kokua Kailua monthly stroll and holiday concert. The Kailua Village Business Improvement District invites sailboats, powerboats, canoes and kayaks to be a part of the festive holiday celebration.

 

   

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NEWS

Hawai‘i police release weekly outstanding warrants list

DISCLAIMER: This list is active as of Oct. 21, 2022. Interested parties reading this list in the future should be aware that some individuals will have cleared up the matters of an outstanding warrant with the police department by then. They may no longer have a warrant out for their arrest, and the circumstances for which the original warrant was issued may be resolved absent serious penalties.

As of Friday, October 21, 2022, the following individuals are wanted by the Hawai‘i Police Department because of outstanding warrants:

 

   

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EAST HAWAII NEWS

Volcano Watch: A year of continuous eruption at Halemaʻumaʻu? Close, but not quite

“Volcano Watch” is a weekly article and activity update written by U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and affiliates.

The ongoing summit eruption at Kīlauea volcano turned 1 year old Sept. 29, 2022. The past year’s activity has commonly been described as “continuous” effusion of lava within Halemaʻumaʻu crater. Although this has been mostly true — especially in recent months — there have been multiple occasions when lava was not flowing. What happened at those times, and why?

 

   

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

County to unveil repair plans for dangerous Waipiʻo Valley Road at public meeting Oct. 26 By Megan Moseley

Over the past year, the narrow, steep Waipiʻo Valley Road has been the focus of a geotechnical engineering evaluation, an emergency closure, a lawsuit, a partial reversal of the emergency closure, community meetings and protests.

But as the debate continues about who has the right to use the 1.5-mile County-owned pavement that goes into the valley, the fact remains: the road is dangerous.

 

   

FULL STORY 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

County to unveil repair plans for dangerous Waipiʻo Valley Road at public meeting Oct. 26 By Megan Moseley

Over the past year, the narrow, steep Waipiʻo Valley Road has been the focus of a geotechnical engineering evaluation, an emergency closure, a lawsuit, a partial reversal of the emergency closure, community meetings and protests.

But as the debate continues about who has the right to use the 1.5-mile County-owned pavement that goes into the valley, the fact remains: the road is dangerous.

 

   

FULL STORY 

BIG ISLAND WEATHER
MAUI

Surfrider Foundation: ongoing elevated bacteria count at Kahului Harbor and Waioka

Kahului Harbor in Central Maui, and Waioka “Venus Pool” in East Maui both had medium levels of Enterococcus bacteria, according to Surfrider Foundation’s Blue Water Task Force. 

   

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Maui’s most expensive active listings: $41.9M Hāwea Point home; $35M Mākena property

Maui’s most expensive active listings include: a $41.9 million home at 9 Bay Drive at Hāwea Point in Kapalua; and a $35M property located at 4572 Mākena Road along Maui’s south shore. 

   

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KAUAI

Kauai Weather Forecast for October 24, 2022

Locally breezy trades will focus showers over windward zones through the period. The greatest coverage of showers through mid- week will be over Windward Maui… 

   

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Kauai Surf Forecast for October 24, 2022

A new northwest swell is expected to arrive Tuesday, and become more northerly Wednesday, providing a boost to north facing shores during midweek. The… 

   

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