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Man rescued from Hāmākua cliffside after 15-foot fall

A 50-year-old man was rescued this morning after tumbling 15 feet down a cliffside along the Hāmākua Coast near Waipi‘o Valley.

Hawaiʻi police seek public help locating 16-year-old boy

The teen was last seen on March 18 in Kea‘au wearing blue jeans and a dark colored jacket.

Hawai‘i police renew request for 2 teen runaways

Authorities are renewing their request for the public’s help in locating two teens, both of whom are considered endangered.

Soil investigation at Four Mile Creek Bridge on Big Island on March 22, 23

A soil investigation will take place at the Four Mile Creek Bridge near the Haihai Street and Kīlauea Avenue intersection in Hilo on March 22 and 23 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.  

Hawaiʻi Island Police: Be on the lookout for a stolen tractor

A tractor was stolen from a property off of Highway 130 just outside of Pāhoa on March 12, 2023, between 8:45 a.m. and 1:40 p.m., according to Hawaiʻi Island police.

16 Hawaiʻi inmates graduate fellowship academy at Saguaro Correctional Center

Saguaro Correctional Center celebrated its first Prison Fellowship Academy graduation, with 16 Hawaiʻi inmates completing the 12-month program.

41 new Hawaiʻi State conservation and resources enforcement officers are sworn in

The 41 new state Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement officers will deploy to four branches: Big island (14), O‘ahu (14), Maui (7) and Kaua‘i (6).

Hawaiʻi County Councilmember Kierkiewicz hosting town hall March 23

At Ashley Kierkiewiczʻ town hall, updates will be provided about District 4 legislative priorities, recovery efforts from the 2018 eruption of Kīlauea, parks and recreation initiatives, mass transit issues and other revitalization initiatives.

How do you feel about the number of Big Island tourists? Take our 30-second Poll #4

For Big Island Now’s weekly poll, we ask one simple questions about tourism: Is the number of visitors not enough, just right or too many?

Man survives shark attack at Anaeho’omalu Bay on Big Island

The man attacked by a shark at Anaeho’omalu Bay on the Big Island made it to a moored catamaran, whose crew helped him onboard and controlled bleeding to his upper and lower extremities.

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Kamuela Philharmonic plans ‘Brilliant’ finish to 2022-23 MasterWorks season
Tony nominated musical ‘The Prom’ playing at East Hawai’i Cultural Center in Hilo
Annual Kauikeaouli Festival celebrates birthday of Kamehameha III
Behind the scenes of ‘Tough of Nails’ with contestant Ilima Shim of Hawaiʻi

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Hawaiʻi’s economy slowing but no recession, UH research report says
Greenwell Farms’ 100% Kona Coffee debuts new branding, package design
Hawaiian Telcom invests $1.5 million to complete fiber ring in East Hawaiʻi
Online Marketplace features products from student entrepreneurs in Hawai’i
Keauhou Shopping Center names longtime Kona resident as new general manager
Free ‘Conscious Commerce’ 2-day training in Hilo

Hawai'i Volcano Blog Chevron Forward

Volcano Watch: GeoSPACE program promotes geology for people with disabilities
2018 Kīlauea eruption destroyed Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s home; now its getting a new one in Hilo
Eruption of Big Island’s Kīlauea volcano no longer likely to resume
Volcano Watch: USGS hosting open house about replacement of building destroyed during 2018 Kīlauea eruption

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3 state projects underway to fix water problems at Hāpuna Beach on Big Island
High surf warning for west-facing shores of Big Island beginning Wednesday night
Brown water advisory issued for Hilo Bay on Big Island
Maui’s ‘Dolphin Dave’ cited for harassing dolphins, humpback whale at Hawaiʻi Island state park

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Maui Mall Village to host The Art of Trash & Trashion Show, April 8

Mālama Maui Nui announces the 2023 Art of Trash and Trashion Show hosted by Maui Mall Village on Saturday, April 8, 2023.

SBA announces Hawaiʻi’s 2023 Top Small Business Winners

Twenty-three award winners will be honored during this event for their achievements and contributions to the vitality of Hawaiʻi's local economy.

Kīpahulu District seeks high school students for the summer Youth Conservation Corps 

Applications are being accepted for the park's Youth Conservation Corps summer employment program until May 15, 2023. The summer jobs are available in the Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā National Park for youth between the ages of 15 and 18 years old.

Maui Ocean Center celebrates 25th anniversary on March 25

Maui Ocean Center officially opened its doors 25 years ago today and will celebrate the milestone from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, March 25.

Maui Land & Pineapple announces leadership transition

Maui Land & Pineapple announced today the appointment of Race Randle as CEO and Scot Sellers as Chairman, effective April 1, 2023. Warren Haruki, who led the company for the past 14 years, will continue to serve as a senior advisor, assisting Race and Scot as they assume their new roles.

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Kupu seeking Kauaʻi applicants for conservation leadership program

The Kupu leadership program is for recent high school graduates, college graduates and young professionals who are looking to establish a career in conservation.

Hawai’i inmates graduate from first Fellowship Academy at Saguaro Correctional Center

At Saguaro Correctional Center in Arizona, 16 Hawaiʻi inmates completing the 12-month Prison Fellowship Academy.

Kauai Weather Forecast for March 20, 2023

The high pressure ridge over the islands has diminished this morning as a surface low begins to develop just west to northwest of the state. Expect a stable...

Kauai Surf Forecast for March 20, 2023

A medium size, short period north (360-020 degree) swell generated by the winds behind a stalling front northwest of the islands is arriving this morning...

Man in 60s bit by shark at Anaeho’omalu Bay on Big Island

The crew of a moored catamaran helped the man attacked by a shark by controlling the bleeding to his upper and lower extremities until first responders arrived.