Crews working on repairs
UPDATE – Civil defense reports that telephone service has been restored. UPDATE – Hawaii County Civil Defense says the phone outage continues for Ka’u and South Kona today. Hawaiian Telcom Company reports that due to a break in the fiber system, telephone services in the Pahala, Naalehu, Ocean View and parts of the South Kona … Full article →
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Video by David Corrigan | Voice of Stephanie Salazar PAHALA, Hawaii: A big moment for the community in Pahala on Wednesday. A ground breaking and blessing for the long awaited Ka‘ū District Gym & Shelter. About 150 people – including the students, teachers and administrators of Ka’u High – were on hand for the groundbreaking. So … Full article →
PAHALA, Hawaii: There could be a new controversy brewing in Pahala over trees that were recently knocked over and removed by the county. Julia Neal of the Ka’u Calendar has the story: SOURCE: Julia Neal, Ka’u Calendar News Briefs A shade tree crashed to the ground early this morning at Pahala Community Center as the … Full article →
PAHALA, Hawaii: The raging brushfires in near Pahala may be out, but that doesn’t mean the town is free of choking clouds. Now, the threat comes from dust storms, like this one that pushed a sooty shadow over Highway 11, just to the immediate west of Pahala. These cars seemed to disappear into the passing swirl Acres … Full article →
PAHALA, Hawaii: At the beginning of last week, two fast moving wildfires – fanned by gusting winds – burned through the brush on either side of Pahala Town, forcing the closure of roads, prompting evacuations, and blanketing the Ka’u region in smoke. Julia Neal is the publisher of the Ka’u Calendar, a monthly newspaper based out … Full article →
Hawaii County Firefighters battle the brushfire that threatens Pahala on either side of town.
Two fast moving brush fires burned through Pahala on Monday afternoon and evening, closing roads and forcing some evacuations.
PAHALA, Hawaii: An expected Finding of No Significant Impact has been published in the final environmental assessment for the big Ka’u gym and disaster shelter. The project will be located on the site of the now open, grassy field next to Ka‘ū High and Pahala Elementary School. The facility will be jointly used by the … Full article →
A hydro-electric project in the mountains could power about 400 homes in Pahala, not too mention the new Ka’u Coffee Mill and macadamia nut husking operation down below.
The environmental assessment notice for the new Ka`u Disaster Shelter and Gymnasium is expected to be posted on the state Office of Environmental Quality Control website starting February 23rd
By David Corrigan and Stephanie Salazar [Video by David Corrigan] PAHALA, Hawaii: Hundreds turned out for the blessing of the new Ka’u Coffee Mill in Pahala on Saturday, a huge step forward for an agricultural community revitalizing itself through the caffeinated crop. It was a who’s who in Ka’u: farmers, politicians, businessmen, and entertainers… but it all wouldn’t be … Full article →
This media release was issued by the Hawaii County Dept. of Public Works: PAHALA, Hawaii: The Department of Public Works is holding a design concept charrette on December 19 & 20 for the Ka‘ū District Gym and Shelter. Residents will have the opportunity to participate in the design of the facility with the project team. … Full article →
By David Corrigan and Stephanie Salazar [File video by David Corrigan] PAHALA, Hawaii: In Pahala, the annual Christmas Parade is being organized, according to the Ka’u Calendar… with churches, community groups and other groups building their floats. This video is from last year’s event. Organizer Eddie Andrade has sponsored the parade for more than 40 … Full article →
By David Corrigan and Stephanie Salazar [File Video, Video by David Corrigan] PAHALA, Hawaii: The Hawaii County Council will be voting to accept $17,900,000 in state grants to go towards a new Ka’u High School Gym that will double as a Civil Defense emergency shelter. The facility will include a specially designed air filtration system … Full article →