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September 28, 2013

44 year old Captain Cook woman drowns in Kua Bay

Carol Vandermyden pronounced dead at Kona Hospital

Updated – KONA, Hawaii – Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a possible drowning Friday (September 27) at Kua Bay. At approximately 2:12 p.m. Friday, responding officers learned that a woman who had been snorkeling was found floating in waters on the north side of Kua Bay by Rocky Cove. Bystanders had attempted cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Fire-rescue … Full article →

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October 3, 2012
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VIDEO: Breadfruit Goes Bananas in Kona

Video by David Corrigan | Voice of Stephanie Salazar CAPTAIN COOK, Hawaii: The annual Breadfruit Festival went bananas on Saturday at the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in Captain Cook. The one time staple of the Hawaiian food diet known as ‘Ulu was the fruit of focus during the day of demonstrations, music and cultural … Full article →

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July 14, 2012
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Fatal motorcycle vs. truck crash in South Kona

UPDATE: The crash in Captain Cook has left two dead, according to Hawaii County Police. From a Hawaii County Police media release: Responding to a 9:13 p.m. call, Kona patrol officers determined that a 40-year-old Kailua-Kona man was operating a 1994 Honda motorcycle and traveling south on Route 11 when he crossed the centerline and … Full article →

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June 25, 2012
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Kona man arrested for alleged auto theft

SOUTH KONA, Hawaii: A Kona man is in police custody for auto theft and other offenses. A patrol officer on routine patrol last Wednesday (June 20) noticed a sedan being driven by a man known to the officer as someone without a valid driver’s license. After confirming with police dispatchers that the motorist was unlicensed, … Full article →

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May 23, 2012

South Kona water system back to normal

SOUTH KONA, Hawaii: As headaches grow in North Kona over the sudden failure of the Queen Liliuokalani Trust Well above Mamalahoa Highway on Monday, there has hardly been any time to celebrate the repair of the Ke’ei Well D, and the lifting of water use restrictions for South Kona. [FMP width="280" height="153"]http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/media/2012/04april/0417keei.mp4[/FMP] The fix went … Full article →

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September 26, 2011

VIDEO: Breadfruit Fest in Kona shares knowledge of ‘ulu

Video by Matt Binder & Lynn Beittel, Visionary Video | Voice of Stephanie Salazar CAPTAIN COOK, Hawaii: The 2011 Breadfruit Festival — Ho‘oulu ka ‘Ulu – was held at the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in South Kona on Saturday. The location teamed up with the Hawai‘i Homegrown Food Network, and the Breadfruit Institute of … Full article →

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April 5, 2011

Mayor meets with South Kona community at Yano Hall, April 7th

Voice of Stephanie Salazar This coming Thursday, Mayor Billy Kenoi will meet the public at Yano Hall in South Kona as part of an on-going series of talkstory gatherings designed to address the specific concerns of each area. Direct questions are welcome from residents on any subject dealing with County services and issues. The event … Full article →

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December 9, 2010

VIDEO: Under quarantine, Kona coffee farmers hope for solutions

One farmer promoting inexpensive beetle traps December 9, 2010 – CAPTAIN COOK, Hawaii Video by David Corrigan | Voice of Stephanie Salazar As the dreaded Coffee Berry Borer infestation grows, and a coffee quarantine goes into effect on the Big Island of Hawaii, Kona farmers say the industry is in dire straights. Which is why … Full article →

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October 12, 2010

Final EA released for future South Kona Police station

October 12, 2010 – Captain Cook, Hawaii By Stephanie Salazar The final environmental assessement is ready for a new South Kona Police station. The building is going to include an indoor pistol firisng range, offices, and holding cells The state Office of Environmental Quality Control released the final EA for the project said to cost … Full article →

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June 4, 2010

HCC students sell jelly for L.A. culinary trip

June 4, 2010 – Captain Cook, Hawaii Media release from Fern Gavelek Communications and the Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers: Zesty fig and cinnamon jelly…tangy jaboticaba syrup and a delicious mixed citrus jam are some of the fresh-fruit products offered by culinary students starting June 12 at Choice Mart for the grocer’s 10th anniversary celebration. The … Full article →

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June 4, 2010

VIDEO REPORT: Captain Cook vehicle break-ins caught on tape

June 4, 2010 – Captain Cook, Hawaii The Hawaii Police Department have issued the following press release, and surveillance video image, in regards to vehicle break-ins and alleged stolen credit card use in South Kona: Big Island police are investigating multiple cases of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle in Captain Cook. Sometime between 11:30 … Full article →

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April 23, 2010

South Kona man arrested for “voilent crime spree”

Police say victims were afraid to come forward… at first South Kona, Hawaii – A Crime Stoppers tip has led to the arrest of a South Kona man who was wanted for a violent crime spree, police say. Daniel “Dukie” Abraham was arrested on Tuesday, April 20th, and is being held at the Kona police … Full article →

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March 12, 2010

VIDEO: Historic drought threatens Kona coffee

Captain Cook, Hawaii – Video by David Corrigan Farmers of world famous Kona coffee say the severe drought brought on by El Nino is threatening their business. The local rain data collected by the University of Hawaii (going as far back as 1931) shows that this is the most severe drought in South Kona’s history, comparable … Full article →

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February 22, 2010

2010 Avocado Fest in Captain Cook

Captain Cook, Hawaii – Video by David Corrigan The South Kona community enjoyed a Saturday in Captain Cook at the 2010 Avocado Festival. The fourth annual event not only celebrated the green fruit, which was introduced to Hawaii Island in the 1800s, but also the spirit of sustainable agriculture. Culinary instructors, poney rides, and information … Full article →

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February 16, 2010

VIDEO: DLNR has new rules for Kealakekua Bay

New rules for visitors to historic Kealakekua Bay will go into effect next week. The Department of Land and Natural Resources plans to institute a simple permit system for people seeking to land vessels along the Ka‘awaloa shoreline or to moor at the wharf adjacent to the Captain Cook Monument in the bay. Through the … Full article →