The June 27 lava flow remains active, however, it has not advanced since Thursday, Hawaii County Civil Defense Director said around 11:30 a.m. Friday. It is currently about 160 yards or approximately 480 feet from Pahoa Village Road and 0.47 miles from Highway 130.
Two Puna residents were arrested Thursday for trespassing into a restricted area near active lava.
More than 80 members of the Hawaii Army and Air National Guard deployed Thursday in Puna to assist police as the June 27 lava flow continues its relentless march in Pahoa.
The June 27 lava flow stalled at its front Thursday outside a Pahoa home while activity continued about 400 yards upslope.
With the holiday season approaching, philanthropic Big Island residents are coming together to give time, energy, money and other gifts to various charity events. West Hawaii Today is compiling a list of these holiday charity events in our coverage area, which is from Kohala through Kona to Ka’u.
A 34-year-old Kailua-Kona woman who was attacked by a shark Friday morning while surfing in waters off North Kohala has been released from the hospital.
Four additional cases of measles have been confirmed on Maui and Kauai, the state Department of Health reported Thursday. So far this year, there have been nine confirmed cases in the islands.
The Hawaii District Health Office sanitation inspectors began in October posting color-coded placards based on the state’s recently updated Food Safety Code. Following the completion of each health inspection, a new placard is posted at each food establishment in a location visible to all customers and the public.
The General Election is Tuesday and the Office of Elections and the county clerks of Hawaii are sharing the following tips and reminders for voters:
The finish line for the Laaloa Avenue extension has been pushed back to the end of the year, but the stalled Mamalahoa Bypass project to the south appears closer to moving ahead.
A Halloween display at Ken Nakamoto’s house on the corner of Kapuahi and Ala Kapua streets in the lower Palisades area will provide trick or treaters a frightful delight tonight in Kailua-Kona.
In the first week of the Big Island Interscholastic season, many thought that the matchup between Konawaena and Kamehameha would be a preview of the Division II title game.