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Longs Drugs Grand Opening in Pahala Today Longs Drugs Grand Opening in Pahala Today July 15th, 2013 · No Comments · Business

A Longs Drugs pharmacy opened in Pahala today in the old Tex Drive-In location.

Pahala Wildfire Finally Declared 'Terminated' Pahala Wildfire Finally Declared ‘Terminated’ July 2nd, 2012 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, News

Fires that burned 5,200 acres, threatened a hospital and closed a main highway several times have officially been declared out.

UPDATE: Maile Street in Pahala Reopened UPDATE: Maile Street in Pahala Reopened June 27th, 2012 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, News

Motorists in the Ka‘u town are advised to use Kamani Street until the downed pole is cleared.

Firefighters Continue Mop-Up Efforts in Ka‘u Firefighters Continue Mop-Up Efforts in Ka‘u June 22nd, 2012 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, News

Maintaining perimeters and extinguishing hot spots were the aim of firefighters as the massive Ka‘u fire entered its fifth day.

Ka‘u Hospital's 'Family' Returns Following Fire Ka‘u Hospital’s ‘Family’ Returns Following Fire June 21st, 2012 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News

The rural hospital’s contingent of long-term-care patients is back following a stiff regimen of cleaning and ventilating.

Firefighters Mopping Up Hot Spots, Flareups in Ka‘u Firefighters Mopping Up Hot Spots, Flareups in Ka‘u June 21st, 2012 · 1 Comment · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News

Firefighters are in the mop-up stage on a fire that blackened more 4,800 acres this week near Pahala.

UPDATE: Highway 11 Reopened As Rain Aids Firefighters UPDATE: Highway 11 Reopened As Rain Aids Firefighters June 20th, 2012 · 1 Comment · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News

Firefighters continue to battle a blaze in Ka‘u that has more than doubled in size over the past day and threatened several homes in the sprawling district.

UPDATE: Highway 11 Closure Extended Five Miles UPDATE: Highway 11 Closure Extended Five Miles June 19th, 2012 · 1 Comment · East Hawaii News, News

A wildfire that resulted in the evacuation of Ka‘u Hospital is still only 40% contained and has prompted the closure of Highway 11 from Pahala to five miles north of the town.

Hawaii County Police Badge - Generic UPDATE: Highway 11 Reopened After Brushfire June 18th, 2012 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, News

Police said motorists should expect delays because of the closure of one of the lanes of Highway 11 near the 45-mile marker because of a small brush fire.

Ka‘u Gym Overview New Ka‘u Gym to Do Double-Duty as Vog Shelter February 23rd, 2012 · No Comments · Featured Articles, News

The county will use state funding to build a new gym for Ka‘u High and Pahala Elementary School that will also serve as a shelter from hurricanes and vog.