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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: Jun 2 2017 - 12:05am

    I would like to ask Mr. Schutt (WHT letter to the editor, “Grab your seat and hold on”) if he might be willing to give a little information on his claims that the president is unfit to be in office. I am going to guess that 50,000 mental health professionals did not interview President Trump. Therefore, I assume that 50,000 are guessing on their part just by what they see on TV.

  2. | Posted: Jun 1 2017 - 12:05am

    About a thousand years ago in what is now Kona Bay, a Polynesian man was enjoying a morning swim.

  3. | Posted: Jun 1 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — In 1950, the year before William F. Buckley burst into the national conversation, the literary critic Lionel Trilling revealed why the nation was ripe for Buckley’s high-spirited romp through its political and cultural controversies. Liberalism, Trilling declared, was “not only the dominant but even the sole intellectual tradition” in mid-century America because conservatism was expressed merely in “irritable mental gestures.” Buckley would change that by infusing conservatism with brio, bringing elegance to its advocacy and altering the nation’s trajectory while having a grand time.

  4. | Posted: May 31 2017 - 12:05am

    It only took four days — four days! — but President Donald Trump finally extended his sympathies to victims of the murderous knife attack on a Portland, Ore., light-rail train by an alleged white supremacist.

  5. | Posted: May 31 2017 - 12:05am

    I am a cancer survivor. I have a great story I’d like to share.

  6. Posted: May 31 2017 - 12:05am

    County employee count draining all of our funds

  7. Posted: May 30 2017 - 12:05am

    Kahaluu development a bad idea

  8. | Posted: May 30 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — When in the Senate chamber, Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican, sits by choice at the desk used by the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan. New York’s scholar-senator would have recognized that Sasse has published a book of political philosophy in the form of a guide to parenting.

  9. Posted: May 29 2017 - 12:05am

    Rock Bottom Road name explained

  10. | Posted: May 29 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — We cannot imagine John F. Kennedy on his 100th birthday. For all of us, he will always be a man in his 40s, exuding the vigor that became one of his trademark words, pronounced in his distinctively New England way.

  11. Posted: May 28 2017 - 12:05am

    Please reconsider tax increases

  12. | Posted: May 28 2017 - 12:05am

    Sometimes, as the saying goes, you surrender a battle to win the war.

  13. | Posted: May 28 2017 - 12:05am

    I am writing to express my discontent with the county’s recent decision to close the parking lot at Laaloa, also known as Magic Sands Beach Park. As many of you know, the heiau that rests to the south of Magics is a very sacred space and holds deep cultural significance for the Hawaiian people. The reverence shown for this heiau is not the issue I tend to address, but rather the heavy-handed manner in which the county dealt with the problem.

  14. | Posted: May 27 2017 - 12:05am

    We had a small group for dinner once – not quite 100 people — and I overheard a guest say, “Everyone knows that we choose our own parents.”

  15. Posted: May 27 2017 - 12:05am

    Crash coverage didn’t tell it all