USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist Tim Orr presents a Volcano Awareness Month talk in Pahoa on January 21.
PAHOA: A handful of residents attended a Puna Geothermal Venture community meeting in Pahoa Wednesday night. The year-end update from the Pohoiki-based power producer was led by Ormat’s head of Hawaii Affairs, Mike Kaleikini.
PAHOA: Ludwig Construction finished the job, returning to motorists an important alternative ingress and egress for the area, including the Ka‘ohe Homesteads.
Most residents asked general questions about mosquito control and repellent, or the philosophy behind the different maps being produced by government agencies. At least one resident, however, had very specific concerns about Puna’s alternative communities that may be at higher risk of acquiring the disease.
PAHOA: Lawmakers spoke about the ongoing struggle to adequately fund the state hospital system during the Nov. 5 “Lawmakers Listen” event in Pahoa.
PUNA: Criticism over the state Department of Health’s efforts in Puna was heard loud and clear by state lawmakers on Thursday night during a well-attended “Lawmakers Listen” event at the Pahoa Community Center.
PAHOA: The issue of squatters has been discussed at length in the community, especially in Puna where business leaders, community organizations and elected officials have been brainstorming solutions to the problem.
PAHOA: A special meeting between the public and Hawaii State House leadership will take place tonight in Puna. Residents will have a chance to express their feelings directly to state lawmakers.
PAHOA, Hawaii: The nearly year-long bifurcation of Cemetery Road in Pahoa from the 2014 lava flow will soon be over. The County of Hawaii recently awarded a contract to remove the hardened lava, which burned a path over the road next to the transfer station on October 25, 2014. The through way has been closed ever since.
PUNA: Today marks the one year anniversary of the raising of the USGS Volcano Alert Level for Kīlauea Volcano from WATCH to WARNING, as the June 27 lava flow was deemed an imminent threat to residents in Puna.