Hawaiian Telcom service out in Ka’u, parts of Kona

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 […]

VIDEO: Ka’u Gym and Shelter breaks ground in Pahala


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 […]

VIDEO: Pahala brushfire – the aftermath

Parts of Pahala still smoldering

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 […]

Final EA for Ka’u District Gym and Shelter published


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 […]