Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:47:05 GMT
In celebration of Volcanoes National Parks Centennial, former superintendent and founding member of Hawaii Conservation Alliance, Bryan Harry, recounted the conservation successes to which he contributed as well as current challenges. As guest speaker at the IUCN Conservation Congress in September, he also discussed the importance of Hawaii Hosting such a critical and prestigious event.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:45:39 GMT
The West Hawaii Today article last week regarding the renovation of the Hilo Municipal Golf Course caught my attention. Apparently it has been discovered that numerous variances have been requested in order to bring the project up to code.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:49:11 GMT
A stretched fragments of molten lava, known as a "ribbon bomb," fell to the ground near the rim of Halemaumau Crater during the two most recent explosions from Kilauea's summit lava lake. The black, glassy lava fragment shown here, about the size of a standard donut, landed amidst smaller, solid pieces of rock blasted from the vent.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:18:53 GMT
This undated file artist rendering made available by the TMT Observatory Corporation shows the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope, planned to be built atop Mauna Kea, a large dormant volcano in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii in Hawaii. The $1.4 billion project to build one of the world's largest telescopes is up against intense protests by Native Hawaiians and others who say building it on the Big Island's Mauna Kea mountain will desecrate sacred land.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:57:28 GMT
The sixth annual Hawaii Artist Collaboration will host its "Live & Silent" auction event from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Holualoa Inn in North Kona. Thirty-six artists from 14 disciplines will travel from near and far to participate in the collaboration celebrating Holomua Kakou, Hawaiian for "moving forward together.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:57:24 GMT
Federal officials cannot enforce a contract being proposed by the commercial fishing industry as a solution to concerns about foreign fishing crews in Hawaii, leaving the industry responsible for enforcing its own rules. Federal and state officials met with vessel owners, captains and representatives from the fleet Thursday at a pier in Honolulu.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:09:54 GMT
A $1.4 billion project to build one of the world's largest telescopes is up against intense protests by Native Hawaiians and others who say building it on the Big Island's Mauna Kea mountain will desecrate sacred land. Hearings for the project's construction permit are set to begin Thursday and expected to last until next month.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:09:53 GMT
In this Sept. 14, 2016 file photo, fishermen stand on a boat at Pier 38 in Honolulu.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:09:52 GMT
14, 2016 file photo, fishermen stand on a boat at Pier 38 in Honolulu. A group of Hawaii lawmakers is holding a public meeting to discuss conditions among the Hawaii longline fleet.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:57:49 GMT
Parents, community members, students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the first monthly meeting of the Kealakehe High School WaveRider SCC and Hokupaa Council. The meeting is at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Kealakehe High School library.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 03:01:40 GMT
I write this commentary to anyone - Hawaiian or non-Hawaiian - who decides to vote for an OHA candidate. It is important that you vote wisely because your vote determines the fate of OHA, Hawaiians, and the Hawaii community.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:40:26 GMT
It's no secret that invasive species have stuck Hawaii with a series of ever-mounting bills. Battling fruit flies alone costs about $300 million a year.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:25:42 GMT
This webcamera image from the University of Hawaii-HIlo webcamera at the Physics and Astronomy telescope shows snow on the summit of Mauna Kea. This webcamera image shows snow around the Canada Hawaii France Hawaii telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea this morning.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:54:11 GMT
The Kilauea volcano lava lake has burped fresh lava onto the floor of the Halemaumau crater for the first time since spring, 2015. "I was up there Friday afternoon with my own camera, and people were pretty excited," said Jessica Ferracane, public affairs specialist with Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:37:27 GMT
Most people are familiar with back-to-school supply drives organized around the island each July with pencils, notebooks and whatnot collected for students in need as they prepare for the new school year. But an equally important demand is food on the table for those same students on days when school is not in session.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 22:56:41 GMT
Coast Guard and Hawaii Fire Department crews are searching Monday for a missing boater near Lapakahi State Park in North Kohala in a case that began late Saturday. Missing is 26-year-old Charles Locklar, who was last seen Saturday evening swimming toward shore with his uncle after their 10-foot skiff reportedly capsized due to high winds approximately about 0.5 mile offshore.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:30:38 GMT
In June, the County Council defeated a bill that would have heavily restricted the use of expanded polystyrene products, more commonly known as Styrofoam, across Hawaii Island's food industry. Bill 140, sponsored by Kohala Councilwoman Margaret Wille, would have prohibited any food service provider on the island from using Styrofoam in disposable food packaging.