VIDEO: $90,000 For Little Fire Ant Fight

Little Fire Ant, photo courtesy Hawaii Department Of Agriculture

KEALAKEHE, Hawaii – Hawaii County’s Little Fire Ant Control program is getting another infusion of funding from the state. On Friday, the Hawaii County Council voted to accept $90,000 from the state Department of Agriculture to continue the fight against the invasive pests.

VIDEO: Lua Approved For Kona’s O’oma Beach

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KEALAKEHE, Hawaii – On Friday, the Hawaii County Council approved a $10 thousand dollar appropriation to pay for restrooms at O’oma, a popular beach in Kona that was purchased by the county as public open space. The funds will be used for one restroom that is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as five standard portable restrooms for one year.

VIDEO: Health Concerns Raised On Mauna Kea

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MAUNA KEA – The self-proclaimed protectors are raising health concerns at Hale Pohaku, where the state has closed the Mauna Kea Visitors Center, shut off the water, and closed the restrooms. Protectors say tourists coming to the mountain have been relieving themselves out in the open. On Thursday, they let DLNR officers know something had to be done.

Hilo Daily Update – Sunday, July 26

Kaipalaoa Landing Park as seen from above, courtesy County of Hawaii

ALERT HIGH SURF WARNING is in effect for Hawaii Island until 6 p.m. HST Monday. South facing shores are forecast to see wave heights of 10 to 15 feet. KAIPALAOA LANDING An effort to improve Kaipalaoa Landing, a historic site and favorite surf spot in Downtown Hilo, was celebrated on Thursday. (Kaipalaoa Landing Improvements On […]

Ka’u Daily Update – Sunday, July 26

ʻO Kaʻū Kakou honored on July 25, image taken from Hawaii County video archive.

ALERT HIGH SURF WARNING is in effect for Hawaii Island until 6 p.m. HST Monday. South facing shores are forecast to see wave heights of 10 to 15 feet. ʻO KAʻŪ KAKOU COMMENDED ʻO Kaʻū Kakou was honored by the Hawaii County Council on July 24. The non-profit was presented a certificate by Ka’u Councilmember […]

Kailua-Kona Daily Update – Sunday, July 26

Reggie Lee testifies during the Hawaii County Council meeting in Kealakehe on July 24, 2015

ALERT HIGH SURF ADVISORY is in effect for Hawaii Island until 6 p.m. HST Monday. South facing shores are forecast to see wave heights of 6 to 10 feet. O’OMA LUA Portable restrooms are coming to the shores of O’oma. Councilwoman Karen Eoff is putting up $10,500 from her district 8 Contingency Relief account to […]

Mauna Kea Daily Update – Sunday, July 26

Hale Pohaku area along the Mauna Kea Access Road at sunset.

CONDITIONS Mauna Kea Access Road: Open (4-Wheel Drive Only). The Visitor Information Station remains closed and no services or facilities are available. TMT / Ku Kia’i Mauna Lā 123: One hundred and twenty three days since the start of the blockade on the Mauna Kea Access Road by opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope. MAUNA […]

Hamakua Daily Update – Sunday, July 26

Trees perched on the Waipi'o Valley overlook

NEWS ALERTS HIGH SURF WARNING is in effect for Hawaii Island until 6 p.m. HST Monday. South facing shores are expecting to see wave heights of 10 to 15 feet. WAIPI’O VALLEY Today, the Feeding Leaf events and catering company (TFL) will present a five-course benefit luncheon for the nonprofit Pōhāhā I ka Lani at […]

Mauna Kea Daily Update – Saturday, July 25

The Ku Kia'i Mauna tent, now located farther back from the Mauna Kea Aceess Road, is adorned with new artwork. Photo courtesy Lakea Trask.

CONDITIONS Mauna Kea Access Road: Open (4-Wheel Drive Only). The Visitor Information Station remains closed and no services or facilities are available. SADDLE ROAD POLICE HAVE IDENTIFIED THE BODY found off the Saddle Road on June 16 as 32-year-old Joshua M. Kahele, who had no permanent address. An autopsy report received this month confirmed that […]

Hamakua Daily Update – Saturday, July 25

Waipi'o Valley kalo, Photo by Anna Pacheco for The Feeding Leaf

NEWS HIGH SURF ADVISORY is in effect for Hawaii Island until 6 p.m. HST Monday. South facing shores are forecast to see wave heights of 6 to 10 feet. HAMAKUA CDP DRAFT: Hamakua CDP Team and Steering Committee are scheduling the Draft CDP review process, report county planning officials. This means that a CDP Draft […]