The holidays officially began Friday night in Waimea with the lighting of Parker Ranch’s 150-foot tall Cook Island Pine.
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Lighting up the holidays
The holidays officially kicked off Friday night with the lighting of Parker Ranch’s 150-foot tall Cook Island Pine tree in Waimea.
Still ‘huge destructive potential’
State and county agencies continue to prepare for the impacts of a possible closure of the Daniel K. Inouye Highway.
After Hawaii crash, NTSB calls for inspection of helicopters
Federal officials investigating a helicopter crash in Hawaii are urging U.S. and Canadian regulators to require immediate inspections of Bell helicopters that are commonly used by air tour operators, law enforcement and air ambulances.
Mauna Loa lava flow front about 2.7 miles from Daniel K. Inouye Highway
A lava flow traveling north toward the Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Saddle Road) has reached relatively flatter ground and slowed down significantly over the past couple of days, as expected, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported Friday.
Prayers? Bombs? Hawaii history shows stopping lava not easy
HONOLULU — Prayer. Bombs. Walls. Over the decades, people have tried all of them to stanch the flow of lava from Hawaii’s volcanoes as it lumbered toward roads, homes and infrastructure.
‘Tis the season: Holiday parades return in full force
‘Tis the season for a lighted parade in Kona.
County opens lava-viewing route
Lava watchers can get a closer and safer view of the Mauna Loa eruption through an alternate route intended to reduce parking on Daniel K. Inouye Highway.
Mauna Loa eruption continues; advance of largest flow appears to have slowed
The Northeast Rift Zone eruption of Mauna Loa continues, with two active fissures feeding lava flows downslope, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported Thursday morning.
Planning ahead: Officials, utilities, transportation companies look to lava flow for clues
Daniel K. Inouye Highway, known to many government officials as DKI and the locals as Saddle Road, is more than just a strip of pavement nearly bisecting the island. It’s a lifeline, carrying workers, goods and even trash from one side of the island to the other.
Lava oozes toward highway; Ige mulls National Guard activation
As lava flows ever closer to the Daniel K. Inouye Highway, Gov. David Ige on Wednesday said he is considering activating the Hawaii National Guard.
$5.5M federal grant to expand high-speed internet access
Gov. David Ige on Wednesday announced more than $5.5 million in new federal funding to expand high-speed internet access to unserved and underserved communities.
Ironman to split venues in 2023
A two-day running of the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona will not occur in 2023.
Northeast Rift Zone eruption of Mauna Loa continues
The Northeast Rift Zone eruption of Mauna Loa continues, with two active fissures feeding lava flows downslope, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported Wednesday morning.
Alleged hotel car thief is a 10-time felon
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for today in the case a 22-year-old Hilo man accused of posing as a parking valet at a Hilo hotel and stealing a family’s rental car.
‘A big pat on the back’: Three Ring Ranch Exotic Animal Sanctuary receives prestigious award
Three Ring Ranch Exotic Animal Sanctuary perched above Kailua Bay is getting ready to mark 25 years with the exciting announcement of receiving a prestigious award.
As lava approaches Saddle Road, officials work to manage the droves seeking to view eruption
Lava from Mauna Loa is not on track to approach populated areas anytime soon, but authorities now have to reckon with people flocking to see the eruption.
Mauna Loa eruption cuts access, power to Mauna Loa Observatory
Lava from the Mauna Loa eruption on Monday night crossed the access road to the Mauna Loa Observatory, knocking out access and power to one of only four NOAA laboratories across the globe that measure atmospheric conditions and monitor carbon dioxide levels.
No easy fix
Hawaii County agencies, the police department and business associations all seem to be waiting for one another to propose solutions to alleviate complaints about the homeless on Hawaii Island.
Mauna Loa spews lava for first time since 1984; flows headed in ‘best possible direction’
Officials and residents are cautiously optimistic that Mauna Loa’s first eruption in nearly 40 years will be minimally disruptive.
Mauna Loa eruption: Two of three lava fingers appear to have stalled; third remains near 10,000-foot elevation
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Russ Roberts (https://hawaiinewsdigest.net).