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Wednesday, December 01, 2021

State Seeks Big Island Nominations for BLNR

The state is seeking a person from the Big Island to serve on the Board of Land and Natural Resources.
Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Plans Flight Operations in December

The skies above Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will be busy throughout December with several flight operations planned.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Kāpa‘au Man Charged in Alleged Domestic Incident

A Big Island man faces several charges following an alleged domestic incident involving his mother Nov. 27.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Pālamanui Forest Preserve Will Be a ‘Living Laboratory’

Thanks to an agreement between the University of Hawai‘i and the state Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Hawai‘i Community College students will be able to learn “indigenous wisdom” firsthand via the management of a lowland dry forest.
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

Celebrate the Holidays at Keauhou Shopping Center

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

Ocean View Man Critically Injured in Traffic Collision

A 37-year-old Ocean View man suffered severe injuries following a two-vehicle collision Saturday at the intersection of Plumeria Lane and Coconut Drive in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates.
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

Big Island Student’s Film Semifinalist at International Festival

Konawaena High School senior Jade Onaka’s documentary short film was named a semifinalist for the Zensa Media International Film Festival.
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.
Tuesday, October 08, 2019

7th Case of Rat Lungworm Confirmed in Big Island Visitor

A case of rat lungworm disease has been confirmed in an adult visitor Hawai‘i Island, the Hawai‘i Department of Health stated in a press release this afternoon.
Friday, November 10, 2017

Kailua-Kona to Receive New Sheriff

Kailua-Kona residents will soon be seeing a new sheriff in town.
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