West Hawaii News

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.
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Flood Advisory Issued for West Hawai‘i

At 239 p.m., radar indicated persistent heavy rain near that was nearly stationary along the leeward coast of the Big Island between Keahole Point and Holualoa.
Thursday, August 03, 2017

Blue Zones Project to Host Kickoff Celebration in West Hawai‘i

The Blue Zones Project West Hawai‘i Kickoff Celebration will be held on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at Kona Commons in Kailua-Kona.
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

DWS Continues Well Repairs Through July 4 Holiday

Crews will continue to work double shifts and throughout the Fourth of July holiday to complete repairs.
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Emergency Water Restriction Issued for North Kona

The Hawai‘i County Department of Water Supply’s Keahuolū Deepwell is out of service.
Saturday, May 06, 2017

Lava Hose, Volcano Views Aboard Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Mahalo to Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and our pilot, Toshi Mochizuki, for this amazing tour of the Volcano on the Big Island! Click on this LINK to see…
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Habitat for Humanity Seeking Volunteers for ‘Blitz Build’

Habitat for Humanity West Hawaiʻi is seeking volunteers to support the construction of ten homes over a ten-day period from Sept. 13 to 23, 2017. The event will be called a “Blitz Build” and will mainly be conducted through volunteer labor to house local families.  Help is needed for construction of the ten homes, as […]
Thursday, March 02, 2017

Habitat 10th Annual National Women Build Week

Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii and Lowe’s invite women to build alongside future homeowners during the 10th annual National Women Build Week, May 6–14.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Hilo High Grad on Top Chef Finale, Vote for Fan Favorite!

“The first time around was a big lesson for me. Coming up short in the finale when I tried to change myself. It was a huge learning lesson. Made me realize be yourself, be proud about it. We have a lot to be proud about here in Hawaii.”
Thursday, February 16, 2017

State Honors Kona Historical Society

Kona Historical Society was presented with a certificate of honor on its 40th anniversary for efforts to preserve local history and share Kona’s culture with residents and visitors. The Hawaiʻi State House of Representatives presented the prestigious certificate, including Nicole Lowen, Cindy Evans, Richard Creagan, Clift Tsuji, Richard Onishi, Joy San Buenaventura and Mark Nakashima, […]
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Study: Hawaii Ranks No. 1 for #Shots

Hawaiʻi ranks among the top states in the nation for alcohol consumption, according to a new Instagram study that analyzed over 100,000 Instagram posts nationwide mentioning the hashtag “#party.” A team of researchers at DrugAbuse.com, an addiction treatment website, conducted the review which revealed the Aloha State ranks No. 1 nationwide for #party posts containing the hashtag […]
Monday, January 30, 2017

‘Yoga on the Farm’ Offered in February

Kona Historical Society will be offering a barefoot, outdoor yoga class called ‘Yoga on the Farm’ in February at its Kona Coffee Living History Farm in Captain Cook. Yoga instructor Elizabeth “Liz” Aschenbrenner, a certified instructor who has taught for over 20 years, will guide guests through stretches, toning poses and meditations during this drop-in […]
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Help Restore Native Forests With Nāpu‘u Conservation Outreach

The Department of Land and Natural Resources Pu’u Wa’awa’a Ahupua’a Program has many volunteer opportunities for the community. Their mission, as stated…
Friday, December 16, 2016

Kona Boy, 17, Reported Missing

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Kona boy who was reported missing.
Monday, December 12, 2016

HPD Investigates $280,000 Meth Shipment

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a large shipment of illegal drugs destined for West Hawaiʻi.
Wednesday, October 05, 2016

West Hawai‘i SBDC to Hold IP Boot Camp

The West Hawai‘i Small Business Development Center will hold a free public workshop on Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at NELHA, Hale Iako Building, Kailua-Kona.
Saturday, September 03, 2016

Thunderstorms Possible, Band of Showers Affecting Big Island

The influence from Hurricane Lester will continue to gradually take hold of the main Hawaiian Islands as the day progresses, and into tonight’s time frame…
Friday, September 02, 2016

Weekend Weather Forecast, Hurricane Watch Dropped

Click here for ongoing updates Click here for Friday, Sept. 2, 5 p.m. video update with Malika Dudley Click here for business and school reopenings Click here for emergency shelter information Click here for power, road and flooding status reports Click here for hurricane safety tips Click here for airline information Click here for hurricane photos […]
Thursday, September 01, 2016

Hurricane Lester Weather Impacts

Here is a summary of the expected weather conditions for the Big Island as Madeline departs and Lester approaches. Meteorologist Malika Dudley will be doing LIVE…
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