Dozens of Big Island motorcyclists revved their engines and took to the road Sunday morning in memory of three teens killed in a Valentine’s Day crash.
Editor’s note: This log of property crimes reported in the Kona District is a regular feature of West Hawaii Today and is compiled using Hawaii Police Department records. The department considers North and South Kona one district.
The Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources approved on Friday a pair of lease extensions for Uncle Billy’s Hilo Hotel and the Country Club condominiums.
Hundreds of visitors made their way the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in Captain Cook for the 11th annual Grow Hawaiian Festival on Saturday presented by Hawaii Forest and Trail. The day started with a tribute to garden founder Amy Greenwell, botanist, archaeologist and student of Hawaiian culture. Attendees were then welcome to wander the property and explore more than 30 informational and hands-on booths including poi making, lauhala weaving, lei making, native birds and insects, kapa making and dyes, lomilomi demonstration, plant identification, and a konane tournament.
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.
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.