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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

FEMA Funds Awarded for Improvements to Waianuenue Avenue Bridge

More than $1 million in federal funding is being allocated for work on the Waianuenue Avenue Bridge in Hilo.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Sewer Main Repair Causes Traffic Change at Kapu‘e Stream Bridge

Traffic will be impacted by planned repairs to an existing sewer main off Highway 19 north of Hilo.
Sunday, November 28, 2021

Power Outage in Hilo Area Impacts 1,400 Customers

Hawaiian Electric is responding to a power outage affecting 1,408 customers from the Hilo Municipal Golf Course to the Shipman Ranch/Keaau Town area.
Sunday, November 28, 2021

Celebrate the Holidays at Keauhou Shopping Center

Keauhou Shopping Center is ready to shine during the holidays.
Sunday, November 28, 2021

High Wind Watch Issued for Big Island Summits

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind watch for Big Island summits.
Sunday, November 28, 2021

22 New COVID Cases Reported on Big Island

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health reported 169 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 87,514. A total of 22 new infections were identified on the Big Island Sunday.
Friday, November 26, 2021

Hawai’i Island Residents Sentenced in Federal Drug Case

Hawai’i County Prosecuting Attorney Kelden Waltjen announced Friday that Malia Broome, 45, of Waimea and Billie Jack Peridot, 43, aka “BJ” Kawelo of Puna, were sentenced Nov. 18 to federal prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

UH to Host Online Auction to Raise Money for Student Financial Aid

“We need your support,” said Hawaiʻinuākea director of strategic partnerships Malia Nobrega. “This is an exciting and fun way to help our students, and at the same time have a chance to win creative, fun and unique items and experiences from community practitioners and friends!”
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Apply Now for HMSA Kaimana Scholarship

Hawai‘i Medical Service Association is again providing an opportunity for graduating high school students to apply for scholarship assistance to continue their education on the college level.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Coast Guard Patrols off Big Island 19 Days in November

“While underway, the MSST conducted 38 maritime security and response patrols and two interagency patrols with our law enforcement partners over at NOAA and DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement. Air crews from Air Station Barbers Point also conducted seven law enforcement patrols over the course of 17 flight hours.”
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

QNHCH Encourages People to Get Vaccinated

Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital in Waimea is offering the best Black Friday deals around with free COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone age 5 and older, and boosters for anyone 18 or older.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Hawaiian monk seal dies after battling toxoplasmosis

The Marine Mammal Center is mourning following the death of adult male Hawaiian monk seal RW22.
Monday, November 22, 2021

Hawai‘i Wildlife Conservation Stamp contest opens

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources welcomes artists to submit entries for the Division of Forestry and Wildlife’s annual art contest depicting two local wildlife species for the 2022-23 Hawaii Wildlife Conservation and Game Bird Stamp.
Saturday, October 26, 2019

Hilo Airport Conducts Emergency Response Drill

Officials held an emergency response drill at Hilo International Airport early Friday as part of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program.
Sunday, October 20, 2019

Big Island Beekeepers Host Honey Challenge

The Big Island Beekeepers Association held the formal judging for the 10th annual Hawaiian Honey Challenge on Saturday at the Komohana Agriculture Research Station in Hilo.
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Ka’u Road Open After Downed Utility Pole Repaired

Ka’u road closed overnight due to a downed power pole and is expected to remain closed throughout the day.
Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Puna Teens Invited to Participate in Kilauea Eruption Recovery art contest

On behalf of the county’s Kīlauea Eruption Recovery, Puna teens are invited to participate an artwork contest.
Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Suspect Sought in Puna Shooting Incident

A 31-year-old Puna man is wanted for questioning in connection with a shooting on Monday evening.
Saturday, October 05, 2019

Public Invited to Discuss Eruption Recovery in Pahoa

The public is invited to a Kīlauea Recovery SpeakOut today in Pāhoa. The event focused on identifying recovery strategies and actions.
Friday, October 04, 2019

Man, Woman Accused of Armed Robbery in Hilo

A man and woman have been accused of armed robbery after an incident at a Hilo business on Sept. 30.
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