Video by David Corrigan | Voice of Stephanie Salazar HILO, Hawaii: After a lengthy debate on Tuesday, The Hawaii County Council’s Finance Committee gave a positive recommendation to the taking of the Papaikou Mill beach access trail through eminent domain. The meeting was held in Kona, but some councilmembers attended by videoconferencing from the Hilo councilchambers. The vote was … Full article →
Video courtesy Hawaii County, File video by Daryl Lee | Voice of Stephanie Salazar PAAUILO, Hawaii: Hawai‘i Island’s grass-fed beef industry hopes to get a boost from $4.15 million dollars in improvements for the State-owned slaughterhouse in Pa’auilo. Officials say that when complete, the plant’s capacity will increase by 40% and reduce the current processing … Full article →
Video by David Corrigan | Voice of Stephanie Salazar PAPAIKOU, Hawaii: Over 40 people testified at the Hawaii County Council’s special hearing in Papa’ikou on Wednesday. The majority spoke in favor of a resolution to initiate eminent domain proceedings to acquire the Papaikou Mill Road and beach access for public use. The trail is currently … Full article →
Video by David Corrigan | Voice of Stephanie Salazar HILO, Hawaii: The county council’s Finance Committee took up a resolution seizing the Papaikou Mill Road and beach access by eminent domain during its meeting in Hilo on Tuesday. County Council Chair Dominic Yagong introduced the measure, which drew mixed public testimony. The issue has been … Full article →
Video by David Corrigan | Voice of Stephanie Salazar PAPAIKOU, Hawaii: A crowd of hundreds packed the Papaikou Gym on Friday evening, to hear first hand about County Council Chair Dominic Yagong’s plans to take the commonly used - but privately owned – Mill Road and beach access using the government’s powers of eminent domain. The meeting … Full article →
KAPULENA, Hawaii: Hawaii County finally rolled out the Kapulena Agricultural Park – in the works since 2009 on 1,739 acres of fallow, county owned land between Honokaa and Waipio Valley – with an official blessing on Friday morning. Cattle has been present on the land since the start of the year, and Friday’s event represents … Full article →
HAWAII ISLAND: As far as the Hawaii County Council goes, District 1 is the Hamakua district, and that has not changed in the 2011 reapportionment. The boundaries go from the Lakeland area of Waimea all the way south across the Hamakua Coast, ending at the Wailuku River. Its all country along this scenic Mamalahoa Highway… … Full article →
LAUPAHOEHOE, Hawaii: Beloved Hawaii Island musician Bruddah Smitty passed away after a long illness this weekend. Sherry Bracken of the Big Island News Center reports he died Saturday afternoon, surrounded by his wife and members of their ‘ohana. Smitty was remembered during the Kamehameha Day celebration in North Kohala on Monday. A lei was draped … Full article →
Kukuihaele, Hawaii: A 3.0 magnitude earthquake centered on Kukuihaele, or 8 miles west northwest of Honokaa, gave the Big Island of Hawaii a minor shake on Tuesday. Only a handful of folks from Waimea logged on to the USGS website to report the temblor, reporting only weak shaking. Initial data shows the earthquake struck about … Full article →
HONOLII, Hawaii: The state’s investigation into last September’s fatal zipline accident in Pauka’a that claimed the life of one employee of GoZip LLC and seriously injured another, has been completed. Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health, a division of the State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations, has concluded that, “the tower collapsed because the soil … Full article →
PAAUILO, Hawaii: For $16,800,000 you can be the owner of one of Hawaii’s oldest ranches. Kukaiau Ranch was established in 1885, sellers say, and today it “offers a perfect mix of green pasture, old growth Ohia and some Koa forest and also includes the ranch headquarters and 14 homes of Umikoa Village”. The current owners … Full article →
Deal is good for 20 years and will provide Hawaii Island with 21.5 megawatts generated from the soon-to-be refurbished Pepeekeo biomass plant.
Rocky P. Pactol, Kauakeakeokaua Lactaoen, and Brocky Aleka Rapoza were memorialized at the emotional event at the Honokaa High School Park.
PEPEEKEO, Hawaii: Recent activity at the Hū Honua Bioenergy LLC site in Pepeekeo is being detailed in a recent news letter sent out by the company. Hu Honua is preparing for reconstruction of the planned biomass-to-electricity facility at the site of the old Pepeekeo power plant. The company says it will displace about 250,000 barrels of oil … Full article →
WAIPIO VALLEY, Hawaii: The Department of Land and Natural Resources has announced the closure of the remote Muliwai Trail on the island of Hawaii in the interest of public safety, effective yesterday through Friday May 11, as well as Monday May 14 through Thursday, May 17. The DLNR is conducting its annual trail and campground … Full article →