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Mauna Loa eruption continues as lava oozes toward the Daniel K. Inouye Highway.

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Mauna Loa continues to erupt with the most active lava flow coming from fissure 3. A full morning update will be posted at 10 a.m.

Hawai’i Department of Transportation is reopening the second lane of Nanue Bridge in the event that the lava crosses Daniel K. Inouye Highway.

Bail is maintained for a Puna man accused of stealing a rental car.

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Mauna Loa Eruption Day 5: Fissure 3 remains dominant flow throughout the night

Early morning images of the Mauna Loa eruption show the northeast rift zone still active with fissure 3 continuing to be the dominant source of the largest lava flow.

The U.S. Geological Survey’s overnight team is handing over to day shift. A full morning update will be posted at around 10 a.m.





Bail maintained for Puna man accused of stealing rental car and habitual property crimes

A Hilo District Court judge maintained bail on a Puna man accused of stealing a rental car and various other offenses.

Twenty-eight-year-old Cyrus Kapeli-Spencer appeared in court Thursday on charges stem a series of crimes that occurred between Nov. 17 and Nov. 28. Along with the theft of a Ford Edge rental car, Kapeli-Spencer is accuse of unauthorized entry into a Volvo, habitual property crime and traffic offenses.





Annual art contest open for Wildlife Conservation and Game Bird Stamps

The annual art contest for the 2023-24 Hawai’i Wildlife Conservation and Game Bird Stamp is here.

Hosted by the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife, the stamp contest seeks artwork featuring one of two species. The wildlife conservation stamp is a requirement for Hawai‘i state hunting licensees while the game bird stamp is required for anyone intending to hunt game birds. Both stamps will also be available to stamp collectors.





Second lane over Nanue Bridge reopens in case Mauna Loa lava flow crosses highway

The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation reopened the second lane over Nanue Bridge in case lava from the Mauna Loa eruption crossing the Daniel K. Inouye Highway.

The makai — northbound — lane of the bridge at mile marker 18.5 on Hawaii Belt Road was closed due to placement of a tower scaffold used in the emergency repairs. The scaffolding was removed and the makai lane of the bridge was washed down and prepared for traffic. The lane reopened at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.





New lava viewing route through Pōhakuloa Training Area to help with traffic and safety By Nathan Christophel

With people flocking by the thousands nightly to see the eruption on Mauna Loa’s northeast flank, the congestion on Daniel K. Inouye Highway, also known as Saddle Road, has gotten so bad and dangerous that Hawai‘i County Civil Defense has developed a traffic hazard mitigation route.

The new route was worked out with the state and Pōhakuloa Training Area and announced Thursday morning.





Hawaiian Electric preps for potential impacts from Mauna Loa eruption

The Big Island’s electric utility is making plans for potential impacts from the ongoing eruption of Mauna Loa.

Hawaiian Electric activated its Incident Management Team and is working closely with Hawai‘i County Civil Defense, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and other agencies to monitor and evaluate the lava flows.





DLNR closes hunting area because of ongoing Mauna Loa eruption

The Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources is announcing additional closures because of the ongoing Mauna Loa eruption.

Effective immediately and until further notice, the Division of Forestry and Wildlife has closed all hunting in the portion of Unit A of the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve and Game Management Area south of Daniel K. Inouye Highway across from the Gilbert Kahele Recreation Area.





Public invited to experience a World of Magic at Hilo’s historic Palace Theater

The Big Island is invited to discover a magical world this weekend at Hilo’s historic Palace Theater.

Hilo Elks Lodge 759 presents the 20th annual World of Magic at 2 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Palace. The free performance will feature magician Alexander the Amazing, contortionist Artemis and young music talents from Puna Taiko. A jolly visit from Santa, who will distribute small gifts to the youngsters in the audience, will conclude the show.





New outlook shows Maui County may get a break from the worst drought in state

A national climate prediction report released Thursday shows relief may be ahead for Maui County, which has been suffering from the worst drought conditions in the state. 



Volcano Watch: Mauna Loa Reawakens

At 10:45 p.m. Sunday evening, Nov. 27, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists were alerted to an earthquake swarm beneath Mauna Loa. Before an hour had gone by, lava had broken the surface within Moku‘āweoweo, the summit caldera, for the first time in 38 years. 




Kauai Weather Forecast for December 02, 2022

Light to moderate trade winds will continue today through the weekend, maintaining showers across windward areas. A system developing northwest of the state… 



Kauai Surf Forecast for December 02, 2022

The large, long period west-northwest (300-310 degree) swell that peaked last night into early this morning will slowly begin to subside through this… 



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