Today in West Hawaii history | June 18


June 18, 1984: Plans for public pavilions and a beach bathhouse at the north end of the Old Kona Airport runway will be updated with $15,000 recently released by Gov. George Arayoshi under the state’s Capital Improvements Program. The cluster of picnic facilities were part of a plan, now some four years old, that included the existing pavilions as phase I. Construction money of about $400,000 has been appropriated for the project. Ralston Nagata, of the state Parks Department, said the project’s priority will not be known until September of October, when the state departmental expenditure ceilings are set.

June 18, 1994: West Hawaii Today did not publish on this day. June 18, 1994, was a Saturday.

June 18, 2004: Kona International Airport is closed for 30 minutes after a caller said there was a bomb on an inbound Island Air flight, according to an anonymous airport employee. Island Air flight 1458 left Kahului, Maui, at 4:36 p.m. and landed without incident in Kona at 4:56 p.m. Passengers reported they were immediately instructed to leave the plane without taking carry-on baggage.