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Big Island Now poll no. 51: Is an insurance policy for Hawai‘i’s coral reef worth it?

The state along with nonprofit partners are always working together to find ways to promote the health and protect Hawai‘i’s coral reefs.

High surf advisory for Big Island’s east-facing shores in effect

Large breaking waves of 10 to 14 feet and strong currents will make swimming dangerous.

Business Monday: Cosmic Drive Hilo to light up Banyan Drive beginning March 1

Think golf meets cosmic bowling and long-range yard darts. The Big Island’s newest attraction combines the challenge of hitting glow-in-the-dark golf balls and striking lighted targets from 40 to about 120 yards out with a party-like atmosphere complete with a disco light show and music.

Update: Keala O Keawe Road reopens following closure due to crash

A vehicle crash near Hōnaunau Rodeo Arena has closed both lanes of travel on Keala O Keawe Road.

Hawai‘i Fire Department: Swimmer in distress after driving Jeep over cliffside at South Point

The swimmer was coached to a safe spot at the bottom of the cliffs where he could exit the water to be treated by emergency medical service personnel.

Big Island Now poll results: Leap Day is just another day of the week

Leap Day happens every four years, and aside from those born on Feb. 29, most people see the upcoming day as nothing noteworthy.

Volunteers observe thousands of humpbacks in latest statewide whale count of 2024

A grand total of 2,141 whales were counted throughout the main Hawaiian Islands. This number may represent duplicate sightings of the same whale by different observers or at different time periods or different locations throughout the day.

The Nature Conservancy unveils expanded insurance policy for Hawai‘i coral reefs

The Nature Conservancy first purchased statewide coral reef insurance in 2022. The new policy doubles the area covered – as well as the minimum payout following a damaging hurricane or tropical storm.

Pandemic recovery ending, construction up for 2024, according to UHERO report

The UHERO report lists several key takeaways for the upcoming year.

Applications for Lānaʻi mouflon sheep hunting season available in March

The Lānaʻi mouflon sheep season consists of four hunts: an archery hunt, a youth hunt, a muzzleloader hunt, and a general rifle hunt.

Ironman Chevron Forward

Check out full VinFast Ironman World Championship results for local finishers
Ironman volunteer medics treat hypothermia, dehydration among race competitors
Top Hawai‘i Island Ironman finisher performed like a pro, but the run did her in
Photo Gallery: 2023 Vinfast Women’s Ironman World Championship in Kona
‘It’s nice to finally be the bride’ — Lucy Charles-Barclay wins Ironman World Championship in Kona

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Business Monday: Cosmic Drive Hilo to light up Banyan Drive beginning March 1

Think golf meets cosmic bowling and long-range yard darts. The Big Island’s newest attraction combines the challenge of hitting glow-in-the-dark golf balls and striking lighted targets from 40 to about 120 yards out with a party-like atmosphere complete with a disco light show and music.

Top 20 things to do on the Big Island for Feb. 22-29: International Night, ʻImiloa’s 18th birthday celebration, all-you-can-eat ice cream and much more

If you’re seeking an international experience right here on the Big Island, look no farther than the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo campus during the 49th annual International Night. It’s just one of the many activities and events happening around the island.

Top 20 things to do on Big Island for Feb. 15-21: Pana‘ewa Stampede Rodeo, Streetlight Cadence, pancake breakfast and so much more

Just because Valentine’s Day was Wednesday doesn’t mean you still can’t celebrate with your sweetie this weekend, too. There’s plenty happening around the island that would make for a great date or outing with family and friends.

‘Wicked Tuna’ star meets Kaua‘i fishermen, scientist eager to resume local ahi research

Reality TV’s Dave Marciano and a group of Garden Isle fishermen say scientific collaboration is key to keeping their fisheries healthy.

Top 20 things to do on Big Island for Feb. 8-14: Chinese New Year, Valentine’s events abound, but don’t miss annual Wiliwili Festival and more

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Lunar New Year? Need a date idea for your Valentine? We’ve got you covered.

Big Island Polls Chevron Forward

Big Island Now poll no. 51: Is an insurance policy for Hawai‘i’s coral reef worth it?
Big Island Now poll results: Leap Day is just another day of the week
Big Island Now poll No. 50: How do you plan to spend Leap Day 2024?
Big Island Now poll results: What Big Island experience did voters choose to give or get on Valentine’s Day?
Big Island Now poll No. 49: What experience would you want to give/get for Valentine’s Day?

Big Island Business Chevron Forward

Business Monday: Cosmic Drive Hilo to light up Banyan Drive beginning March 1
Pandemic recovery ending, construction up for 2024, according to UHERO report
Business Monday: Take a walk au Naturel at Hawaiian Naturism Park
Stockholders vote to adopt merger between Hawaiian and Alaska Airlines
Business Monday: Give your Valentine the experience of a tree-to-chocolate tour at Lavaloha
Business Monday: Tee up for a round under the cosmic neon glow at Black Light Mini Golf Hilo
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Hawai'i Volcano Blog Chevron Forward

Volcano Watch — Appreciating the contributions of ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi to volcanology
Volcano Watch: Dear Valentine, will you be my lab partner?
Volcano Watch — Another intrusion southwest of Kīlauea’s summit
Magma moving in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park slows, decreasing likelihood of Kīlauea eruption

Ocean Blog Chevron Forward

NOAA invests $17 million to protect Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary visitor center
17-year-old from Kona dies while spearfishing
NOAA launches Hawaiian Islands survey of whales, dolphins and seabirds
Marine wildlife advocates, cultural practitioners urge closing of Kanaloa Octopus Farm in West Hawaiʻi

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Hawaiʻi bill to lower legal blood-alcohol concentration limit for driving moves to final vote in House

Earlier this month, the House Committee on Transportation passed HB 1935, with amendments to lower the legal blood alcohol concentration for driving from 0.08% to 0.05%.

Jump Ship Lahaina announces grand opening celebration, March 1

Jump Ship Lahaina, the newest and only CrossFit gym in West Maui, will host a grand opening celebration on Friday, March 1, at 4:30 p.m. Situated in West Maui, the gym extends an open invitation to the community to explore the facility, meet the passionate coaching team, and sign up for a complimentary introductory class.

Marine Resource Council to present preliminary coastal water quality data following Lahaina wildfires

Maui Nui Marine Resource Council will host the March edition of its “Know Your Ocean Speaker Series” featuring Andrea Kealoha, assistant professor of the Department of Oceanography at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, on Wednesday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Maui Surf Forecast for February 26, 2024

Moderate, long period NW (320 degrees) swell will subside through early Monday. Lingering energy out of the NW quadrant will maintain elevated surf along...

The Ritz-Carlton Maui presents Brother Noland in concert, March 1

The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua will welcome Brother Noland for a special concert on Friday, March 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. He will headline the resort’s Kapalua Concert Series, taking place at Alaloa Lounge, located in the lobby overlooking Kapalua and Honokahua Bay.

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Kauai Surf Forecast for February 26, 2024

The only show in town swell-wise will be a new moderate size, short to medium period northeast (40-60 degree) swell originating from a close proximity gale...

High surf advisory for Kaua‘i’s east-facing shores in effect

Large breaking waves of 10 to 14 feet and strong currents will make swimming dangerous.

Kaua‘i firefighters extinguish structure fire in ‘Ele‘ele Sunday

The Kaua‘i Police Department and the Kaua‘i Fire Department are conducting a joint investigation to determine the cause of the fire.

Kauai Weather Forecast for February 25, 2024

High pressure to the north of the main Hawaiian Islands will continue to drive locally windy trade winds through much of the week. Clouds and showers will favor...

Kauai Surf Forecast for February 25, 2024

The moderate size, long period northwest (320 degree) swell that peaked yesterday will continue to gradually fall off through early Monday. This swell...