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June 27 lava flow shows little sign of advancement

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.

Flight operations at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park announced

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.

Kenoi pulls plug on incinerator plan

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.

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Road work planned for Big Island

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.