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Mauna Kea Visitor Center Reopens

August 7, 2015, 5:37 PM HST
* Updated August 7, 5:38 PM
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The Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station has reopened after being closed since June 25, the day following a second wave of arrests atop Mauna Kea of self-proclaimed protectors opposing the Thirty Meter Telescope Project.

On Friday, the MKVIS updated its website announcing that it is open every day of the year from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The station sits at the 9,200 foot level and provides both an educational experience and health and safety information.

Mauna Kea Summit Access Road was opened on July 13 by the University of Hawai’i. The reopening followed the Board of Land and Natural Resources’ vote to approve its 120-day Emergency Access Rules that prohibit activities involving camping, bringing certain camping gear, and staging an overnight presence near the roadway.

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