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Today in West Hawaii history | July 31

July 31, 1984: The Paʻi Ka Pahu heiau located on a parcel in the Kinue Terrace subdivision makai of the Manago Hotel is donated to the Bishop Museum by Kealakekua Ranch. The name of the heiau means to “beat the drum.”

Today in West Hawaii history | July 30

July 30, 2004: Humpback whales swimming off the West Hawaii coast will have extra supervision next winter. Although the coastal waters from Keahole point by Kona International Airport to Upolu point in North Kohala were designated part of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary created in 1992, there were no staff stationed on the Big Island. That changed recently with the opening of an office at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority in Kailua-Kona where Justin Viezbicke will serve as the full-time West Hawaii Marine Conservation Coordinator.

NOAA getting funds to rebuild Mauna Loa Observatory Road

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will receive an $802,500 grant from the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration to rebuild the last 2.3 miles of the 18-mile-long Mauna Loa Observatory Road, announced U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii.

Local News

County begins replacing its fleet

After several years of making do with old, high-mileage cars, the county administration stepped up its purchase of passenger vehicles this past fiscal year.

No contest plea in traffic fatality

A 28-year-old Mountain View man who struck and killed an elderly bicyclist with a pickup truck late last year pleaded no contest Wednesday to first-degree negligent homicide.

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Island Life | 7-31-14

A goat watches golf at the Kings’ Golf Course. Carole Abarcar/Community Contributor

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