North Hawaii News

New Hawai’i County Council to be sworn in Monday

The Hawai‘i County Inaugural Ceremony is at noon Monday at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo.

Mauna Loa Eruption Day 3: Roth issues emergency rule pertaining to parking, walking on Saddle Road

Two people were injured Tuesday night re-entering the roadway from the shoulder lane.

Mauna Loa Eruption Day 3: Planning underway for possible closure of Saddle Road

Lava was just 3.6 miles Wednesday morning from the Big Island’s main thoroughfare from east to west.

Waimea Christmas Twilight Parade to have new, longer route

The 62nd annual installment of the procession is this Saturday.

The Food Basket wants to help alleviate some holiday stress by feeding the community

The food bank will host four emergency food distribution events islandwide in December.

UPDATE: Dangerously large breaking waves of 20 to 30 feet now forecast through Saturday night for parts of Big Island

The dangerous surf coincides with strong to gale-force winds and spring high tide.

Dry October for Big Island ends with much needed precipitation and return of rainbow season

Despite the start of the wet season at the beginning of October, several locations on the Big Island remained dry for a good chunk of the month.

South Kohala police officer honored for lifesaving actions

Robert McKay Jr. was named the Hawai‘i Island Security and Safety Professionals Association’s Officer of the Quarter for the third quarter of this year.

Hawaiian Electric asks Big Island customers to again reduce electricity use

The utility company says the need for conservation is being prompted by the unexpected loss of several of its large generators.

Strong northeast winds, significant north swell possible on Thanksgiving

You might want to change any plans you have outside on Turkey Day.

Two volunteers honored posthumously for creation of beloved Waimea Nature Park 23 years ago

Leningrad Elarionoff and Carol Hendricks were posthumously awarded the DLNR & YOU Citizen Conservationist Award during an event Friday at the Waimea Nature Park.

Public invited to briefing about proposed update to vacation rental regulations

The proposed amendments come nearly four years after the County adopted the initial short-term vacation rental ordinance in November 2018.

Wind advisory issued for parts of Big Island

East winds of 20 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph, are forecast in the advisory areas.

Hawaiian Electric asks Big Island customers to reduce electricity use

Big Island customers are asked to conserve power from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Vibrant Hawaiʻi to host Inaugural North Hawaiʻi Resilience Fair in Waimea

The fair is one of a series of community events planned by the Vibrant Hawaiʻi Resilience Hub network during Makahiki.

Big Island police urge safety on the roads during the holidays

So far this year there have been 33 traffic fatalities on the Big Island, according to the Hawai‘i Police Department.

Reactivation period for some driver’s licenses to end

On Dec. 1, all drivers with licenses that expired from March 16, 2022, through Nov. 30, 2021, will be required to apply for a new license.

Big Island weekly lane closures: Nov. 12-18

Hawai‘i Department of Transportation announced weekly lane closures for Nov. 5-11.

Waikōloa teacher raising funds for trip to Bishop Museum for 14 Global Scholar students

“For 90% of my students, this will be the first time they ever experience going to a museum, as there are none on our island, and for some, it is the first time off-island,” Waikōloa Middle School teacher Sylvie Bright said.

KOKO Clinic in Waimea step closer to relocating, expanding services for Native Hawaiians

The relocation would allow the clinic to expand its treatment rooms to provide primary care, psychiatry, psychology, women’s health, la‘au lapa‘au, lomilomi and acupuncture services.
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