Lavaman Waikoloa Triathlon competitor hospitalized

A man was transported to North Hawaii Community Hospital in critical condition after suffering an apparent medical condition while competing in the Lavaman Waikoloa Triathlon on Sunday morning.

Youth on the rise at Lavaman Waikoloa

Lavaman Waikoloa has attracted athletes from around the globe to the Kohala Coast for nearly two decades, but what has race director Gerry Rott most excited for the 19th running of the event this Sunday is the abundance of local, talented youth athletes registered to take on the course.

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Lane closures continue on Umauma Bridge

Alternating single lane closures remain in effect 24/7 on the Umauma stream bridge on Hawaii Belt Road, near mile marker 16 in Hakalau, for steel bridge rehabilitation, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Road work planned

Alternating single lane closures will be in effect on Mamalahoa Highway, between mile markers 45 and 39.5, in the vicinity of Kapapala Ranch in Kaʻu this week for pavement reconstruction, according to the state Department of Transportation.

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Lane closures continue on Umauma Bridge

Alternating single lane closures remain in effect 24/7 on the Umauma stream bridge on Hawaii Belt Road, near mile marker 16 in Hakalau, for steel bridge rehabilitation, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Road work planned

Alternating single lane closures will be in effect on Mamalahoa Highway, between mile markers 45 and 39.5, in the vicinity of Kapapala Ranch in Kaʻu this week for pavement reconstruction, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Sports

Runnin’ with Rani: Lavakids rule 101

It’s the middle of March, and a long way away from hanging holiday wreaths, wrapping stocking stuffers, and sipping on eggnog . But for twenty aspiring athletes waiting on the grassy fields of Kealakehe Intermediate School, it certainly felt like Christmas.

Local Features

Where possible — buy local

It is a great time to be a farmer or consumer on the Big Island. We have more farmers markets and local crafts markets now than I can remember in more than half a century of living in Hawaii.

Creating healthy soil for healthier plants

Successful gardening or farming begins with healthy soil. Healthy soil tends to grow healthy plants that can resist diseases or pests and produce healthy food or lovely flowers and foliage. Be a soil gardener or farmer first and your resulting healthy soil will grow healthy plants for you.

No junior, you can’t borrow the car … I sold it last century

Imagine what you would be thinking if your offspring came up to you and said “Mom and Dad, could I please borrow the car keys?” when you actually sold that car last century. Maybe you would be wondering if your child was under the influence of some illegal foreign substance.

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