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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 15 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Rod Rosenstein: Save yourself.

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

    We live in the Kahaluu Beach area and are very concerned about our safety, the safety of our neighbors, and the safety of visitors to our area due to the traffic impacts of the proposed 305-unit Ocean Villas timeshare project.

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

    Links hurt paper’s credibility

  4. | Posted: May 13 2017 - 9:32pm

    WASHINGTON — In July 1954, a 19-year-old Memphis truck driver recorded at Sun Studio the song “That’s All Right.” When a local disc jockey promised to play it, the truck driver tuned his parents’ radio to the station and went to a movie. His mother pulled him from the theater because the DJ was playing the record repeatedly and wanted to interview the singer immediately. The DJ asked where the singer had gone to high school. He answered, “Humes,” an all-white school. The DJ asked because many callers “who like your record think you must be colored, singing the way you do.” Elvis Presley from Tupelo, Mississippi, had committed “cultural appropriation.”

  5. | Posted: May 13 2017 - 9:32pm

    When one reads the story of Mother’s Day, well … let’s just say the woman it was begun to honor was well-deserved, and that’s putting it in a woeful understatement. And the daughter who started it was herself a formidable person of gumption.

  6. Posted: May 13 2017 - 12:05am

    Mental health hospital needed, not courthouse

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

    1790: A yellow fever epidemic killed 10 percent of Philadelphia’s population. During epidemics everyone lived in fear, sometimes there were not enough healthy people to do the work.

  8. | 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.

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

    APAC cast deserves curtain call

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

    Play is outstanding

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

    Medical cannabis ban shouldn’t be

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

    Motorcycling just embarrassing

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

    WASHINGTON — How does this happen?

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

    Politicians should experience mass transit firsthand

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

    Politicians should experience mass transit firsthand