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The way it was: Mauna Kea in 1945

| | Mar 29 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

We are kamaaina, born and raised in Hilo during the 1930s and 1940s. Bill, now living in Nevada, visited me here in Kona for the Christmas holidays and we traveled back on many old, sentimental journeys. One of the special ones was about his hike to the summit of Mauna Kea in 1945.

  1. | Posted: May 12 2017 - 8:51am

    Yes, West Hawaii Today columnist Dennis Gregory, friends, local folk, and visitors, frequent rains do bless Hilo’s landscape and makes it lush and green. Sometimes we measure downpours in feet. The rainy jungles and tree fern forests in the upper elevations beyond Hilo have impressed natives and travelers for decades. Brave adventurers of centuries past arrived to this lush island paddling their canoes, later on sailing ships, then steamships, and now by aircraft.

  2. Posted: May 12 2017 - 12:05am

    APAC cast deserves curtain call

  3. Posted: May 11 2017 - 12:05am

    Play is outstanding

  4. | Posted: May 10 2017 - 12:05am

    Medical cannabis ban shouldn’t be

  5. Posted: May 9 2017 - 12:05am

    Motorcycling just embarrassing

  6. | Posted: May 8 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — How does this happen?

  7. Posted: May 8 2017 - 12:05am

    Politicians should experience mass transit firsthand

  8. | Posted: May 6 2017 - 6:25pm

    WASHINGTON — Having bestowed the presidency on a candidate who described their country as a “hellhole” besieged by multitudes trying to get into it, Americans need an antidote for social hypochondria. Fortunately, one has arrived from Don Boudreaux, an economist at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center and proprietor of the indispensable blog Cafe Hayek.

  9. Posted: May 6 2017 - 6:25pm

    Politicians should experience mass transit firsthand

  10. | Posted: May 6 2017 - 6:25pm

    I consider myself a pretty random person and believe that inspiration can come from the unlikeliest of places. Maybe from a visit back to the neighborhood where I was raised. Perhaps the way light reflects off that special someone’s eyes during a long walk. Or maybe the spark of passion in a kid’s expression of how much he or she loves marshmallows. You know what kid? I love marshmallows, too.

  11. Posted: May 6 2017 - 12:05am

    Banner signs too much

  12. | Posted: May 6 2017 - 12:05am

    When I see commercial fishing operations offshore the Hamakua Coast near my home, I am reminded of the overwhelming problem of fishing boat slavery where normally 75 percent of crew members are professional Southeast Asian fishermen held under horrendous conditions of bondage as originally exposed by an Associated Press investigation.

  13. | Posted: May 5 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Between the solutionless horror of North Korean nukes and the self-inflicted damage of Twitter diplomacy lies a decision that, while important in itself, will indicate a great deal about the foreign policy philosophy and geopolitical strategy of the Trump administration. What will the president do about the war in Afghanistan?

  14. Posted: May 5 2017 - 12:05am

    Mahalo for saving our reef fish

  15. | Posted: May 4 2017 - 12:05am

    Aloha, this is your friendly guide to living in Hawaii for new-comers or malihini.