A 63-year-old Michigan man was killed Sunday after being struck by an on-duty Hawaii Police Department officer in what the Hawaii County Fire Department described as a hit-and-run incident on Waikoloa Road in South Kohala.
Following an outcry from local landscapers, Hawaii County has postponed implementing a program requiring commercial operators to haul their green waste to the landfills rather than dumping it at transfer stations.
The Big Island summits are forecast to get up to three inches of snowfall over the weekend. A winter weather advisory is place for the peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa above the 12,500-foot level, with temperatures dipping into the upper 20s. National Weather Service forecasters predict snow and freezing fog through 6 a.m. Monday. The combination is expected to cause slippery roads and dangerous travel on summit access roads.
Union-negotiated pay hikes and federal and state mandates contributed to a workaday county budget expected to rise 4.3 percent to $434.7 million next year.
Over the past five years, the invasive coffee berry borer caused damage to Hawaii Island coffee farms, which has led to financial losses for farmers and those who sell it, declines in production, as well damage to the quality of beans.
Kealakehe bounced back from Thursday’s walk-off loss to Konawaena with a 16-6, six inning run-rule victory Friday afternoon over Hawaii Preparatory Academy on the second day of the Keaau preseason baseball tournament hosted at Konawaena’s Gabby Inaba Field.
Konawaena picked up its second win in the Keaau preseason tournament Friday night with a dominating six inning, 15-5 victory against the Keaau Cougars.
The 2015 girls tennis season opened play Feb. 21 and defending BIIF champion Kealakehe looked good in a straight match victory over Kamehameha. The Waveriders are trying to repeat this year and the squad brings back a lot of starters from last year’s squad.
Coach Mario Patino credited assistant Cameron Castillo as the architect of a formation that helped Kamehameha create offensive opportunities against Honokaa on Friday.
Kohala fans follow their favorite basketball team in droves, and many like to wear a shirt that feature three prominent words: dedication, commitment, respect.
A 485-acre tract of North Kohala land on the road to Pololu Valley is set to be sold.