Mauna Loa Eruption: Lava flow remains 2.7 miles from the Daniel K. Inouye Highway.
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As of Friday night, Mauna Loa’s lava flow was within 2.7 miles of Saddle Road, but moving very slowly. Scientists said they could not predict when the lava would cross the road — or even if it would surely do so. We will have another Mauna Loa eruption update later this morning.
We also have a story about Hawaiian legends Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes, and her sister, Poli’ahu, a goddess of snow.
The annual art contest for the 2023-24 Hawai’i Wildlife Conservation and Game Bird Stamp is here. And in the “We (Heart) Veterans” pin design challenge,
Hawai‘i students in grades 4-12 are invited to put their 3-D design skills.
Learn about all the holiday deadlines for shipping to the mainland, as well as the U.S. Postal Service’s Operation Santa to help needy kids in Hawaiʻi. It also is not too late to file your 2021 state tax return to receive a one-time state refund through the State Legislature’s Act 115.
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Mauna Loa Eruption Day 5: Lava flow remains 2.7 miles from Saddle Road
As of 5 p.m. Friday, the leading edge of the Mauna Loa lava flow closest to Daniel K. Inouye Highway, or Saddle Road, continues to have minimal movement and remains near the 7,000 foot elevation and 2.7 miles from the highway.
Goddesses Pele and Poli’ahua bring lava and snow to Big Island summits on same day
For generations, Big Island volcanoes Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, now separated by Daniel K. Inouye Highway, have been the source of Hawaiian legends.
Pele, the fire and volcanoes goddess, showed up late Sunday night with the eruption of Mauna Loa spewing red hot lava, up to 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit. Pele’s sister Poli‘ahu, goddess of snow, stormed the summit of Mauna Kea, forcing the access road to shut down Monday night.
Calling all Hawai‘i students: Entries sought for ‘We (Heart) Veterans’ pin design challenge
Hawai‘i students in grades 4-12 are invited to put their 3-D design skills to the test while showing appreciation for veterans as part of the second “We (Heart) Veterans” pin design challenge.
The science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) challenge is sponsored by the Army Educational Outreach Program. This year’s challenge will be judged in two grade categories: grades 4-8 and grades 9-12. Students will flex their design and engineering skills by creating a digital 3-D model of a wearable pin that celebrates their unique appreciation for veterans.
Police remind motorists to drive with caution on Saddle Road
With the weekend here and Mauna Loa continuing to erupt, the Hawai‘i Police Department reminds motorists to drive with caution on Daniel K. Inouye Highway, or Saddle Road.
Increased traffic on the highway is causing congestion between Maunakea Access Road and Gilbert Kahele Recreation Area as people flock to see the lava flows on the volcano’s Northeast Rift Zone.
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 state 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.
US Postal Service’s Operation Santa and holiday mailing tips
The US Postal Service has issued holiday mailing tips and suggested holiday mailing dates to provide the best chance for packages, letters and cards from Hawaiʻi to make it to the mainland in time for Christmas. You also can learn about Operation Santa, which helps needy kids in Hawaiʻi.
Volcano Watch: Mauna Loa Reawakens
Volcano Watch is a weekly article and activity update written by U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and affiliates.
This week they explain how the eruption of Mauna Loa unfolded.
Police seek three suspects in Kona theft
Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying three suspects who stole alcohol from a business at the 75-900 block of Henry Street in Kailua-Kona.
State distributes over $600K in one-time tax refunds
The State of Hawaiʻi has finished distributing more than 600,000 one-time state tax refunds to eligible taxpayers who filed their 2021 Hawaiʻi individual tax returns on time. It is not too late to get those Act 115 refunds, but you must file your 2021 return by Dec. 31, 2022.
Pedal Imua alerts motorists that nearly 100 cyclists will be looping West Maui today
Pedal Imua is alerting motorists that nearly 100 cyclists will be on the road this morning for a 60-mile trek looping around West Maui Mountains in an event to support local children facing hardships.
Improvement project announced for Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens
The project will include the replacement of the Hawaiian Hale structure, the installation of a fire suppression system to include a water storage tank and fire pump, fire suppression waterline, and electrical connections and other improvements.
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