Shane Dorian hosted the 20th annual Keiki Classic at Banyans on Saturday. More than 50 young surfers competed in 11 heats to see who has what it takes to ride where the local pro honed his skills in the early years.
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A program that allows neighbors of Puna Geothermal Venture to sell their homes to Hawaii County is on hold, a move that leaves 30 applications in limbo.
Waimea Middle School Principal Matt Horne feels his students are too important to just leave their futures to chance. Of the 285 students attending his public conversion charter school, nearly 70 percent are considered at risk or in need.
Hawaii County Civil Defense’s assessment of the June 27 lava flow as of 8:15 a.m. Saturday showed the original flow front and south margin breakout remain stalled. The breakout along the north side of the flow continues to be active and widening; however, it has shown little sign of advancement since midweek.
The Hawaii County Fire Department used a helicopter Saturday morning to rescue a surfer from high waves on Hapuna Beach.
The state Department of Transportation said there are lane closures scheduled next week on the Big Island.
Warning-level surf continues to pound west-facing shores of the Big Island. A National Weather Service-issued high surf warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday.
Two national parks confronted serious damage to historic structures and state officials were assessing damage to Kawaihae Harbor in the wake of persistent waves in the 12 to 18 foot range this week.
More than a dozen West Hawaii beaches remain closed Saturday because of warning-level surf aloha west-facing shores of the Big Island.
A magnitude-3.8 earthquake was recorded late Friday in Puna, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
HONOLULU — Workers at Kaiser Permanente’s hospital and clinics in Hawaii plan to strike for six days beginning Feb. 2, the union representing them said Friday.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park recently flight plans for the remainder of January and February. Management of the park requires the use of aircraft to monitor and research volcanic activity, conduct search-and-rescue missions and law enforcement operations, support management of natural and cultural resources, and to maintain backcountry facilities.
The number of unemployed Big Islanders fell in December, notching a fourth consecutive month Hawaii County has seen its unemployment rate decline.
Police executed a search warrant Friday afternoon on a Honomu home where the four suspects in the fatal stabbing of a homeless man reside.
Citing uncertainty about oil prices and instability in the ownership of the state’s electric utility, Mayor Billy Kenoi on Friday yanked the plug on a proposed waste-to-energy incinerator.