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December 8, 2013
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VIDEO: $61 million bond gets preliminary OK

Would fund parks, road improvements around the island

KEALAKEHE, Hawaii – It was a full agenda at the Hawaii County Council Finance Committee on Tuesday. The committee gave the preliminary go ahead for the administration’s request to authorize a $61 million bond to pay for a large list of projects around the island. Money would go towards getting large park projects off the … Full article →

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September 30, 2013
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Early morning assault and robbery in Hilo alleged

Arrests made, suspects charged

HILO, Hawaii – Hawaiʻi Island police have charged two men with various offenses stemming from an incident early Saturday morning (September 28) in Hilo. At 3:27 a.m. Saturday, police responded to a report of a 19-year-old Hilo man who had allegedly been assaulted in front of a closed business establishment on the 1700 block of … Full article →

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February 13, 2013

Burning candle leads to Pahoa structure fire

PAHOA, Hawaii: An unattended candle led to a fully involved structure fire on Kona Street in Pahoa early Wednesday morning. The The Hawaii County Fire Department reports a 31-year old female sustained second degree burns to both hands while trying to exit the burning home. She was transported to Hilo Medical Center by ambulance in … Full article →

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November 30, 2012
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VIDEO: Puna Pono Alliance holds meeting on geothermal

Video by David Corrigan, Voice of Stephanie Salazar [FMP poster="http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/media/newsupdateextended.jpg" width="320" height="175"]http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/media/2012/11november/1130geothermal.mp4[/FMP] PAHOA, Hawaii: It was standing room only at the Akebono Theater in Pahoa on Thursday night for the Puna Pono Alliance’s community meeting on geothermal energy. The group shared the stage with a number of leaders, as well as current and former elected … Full article →

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November 5, 2012
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VIDEO: Hearing on geothermal night drilling held in Pahoa

Video by David Corrigan, Voice of Stephanie Salazar PAHOA, Hawaii: Another Hawaii County Council public hearing was held in Puna on Friday evening. It was the second hearing relating to geothermal energy held in Pahoa this year. This time, the subject was  the practice of drilling new geothermal wells during the night-time hours; Bill 292, which would amend the … Full article →

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October 15, 2012

Next Pahoa Plan town meeting, Oct. 23

Media release from Pahoa Regional Town Center Steering Committee The Pahoa Regional Town Center Steering Committee and Working Groups will host the second in a series of Pahoa Town community meetings updating area residents on the progress of the Pahoa Plan effort which was launched in March of this year. An extension of the Puna … Full article →

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September 21, 2012

Pahoa Transfer Station receives Excellence Award

File video by David Corrigan, Video courtesy Hawaii County | Voice of Stephanie Salazar PAHOA, Hawaii: Pahoa’s state of the art Recycling & Transfer Station has received a bronze award from the Solid Waste Association of North America. The organizations Excellence Awards Program recognizes outstanding solid waste programs and facilities that advance the practice of … Full article →

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September 4, 2012

Puna Regional Park planning meeting, Sept. 10

SOURCE: Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation PAHOA, Hawaii: The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation invites the public to provide input on the Puna Regional Park that will be built in Pāhoa. Public feedback on the park project will be gathered from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at the … Full article →

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July 29, 2012
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VIDEO: Hawaii candidates grilled on marijuana laws

PAHOA, Hawaii: The multitude of political forums is winding down as the primary election nears… Numerous candidates for various state and county office spoke before a crowd at the Akebono Theater in Pahoa on Saturday, the small town in the heart of the Puna district. The forum was hosted by Tiffany Edwards-Hunt and her Big Island … Full article →

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July 23, 2012
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VIDEO: Puna Community Medical Center donation

$1,000 kick starts emergency room Building Fund Video courtesy: Tiffany Edwards-Hunt, Big Island Chronicle PAHOA, Hawaii: The dream of getting an emergency room service in Puna just took a step closer to reality, thanks to a local business. Island Naturals Pahoa has kick-started the Puna Community Medical Center’s emergency room Building Fund with a $1,000 … Full article →

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July 18, 2012
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VIDEO: State Senate, House candidates forum in Puna

PAHOA, Hawaii: Puna had a chance to meet the candidates running for state office on Tuesday night in Pahoa. Malama o Puna – the grassroots environmental organization – traditionally holds these sort of forums around election time. A small crowd of interested residents came to the Pahoa Community Center to hear from state senate hopefuls … Full article →

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June 19, 2012
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VIDEO: Pahoa Senior Center opens

PAHOA, Hawaii:  The opening of a new Hawaii County senior center in Pahoa was celebrated on Monday. The Hawaii County Office of the Mayor shares this information – and video – from the event. Puna’s kupuna were swinging to the oldies Monday morning during the blessing and dedication ceremony for Hawai‘i County’s new Pāhoa Senior … Full article →

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June 16, 2012

New Pahoa Senior Center dedication, June 16th

[FMP poster="http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/media/2012/06june/0616pahoa.jpg" width="280" height="153"]http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/media/2012/06june/0616pahoa.mp4[/FMP] PAHOA, Hawaii: On Monday, Hawaii County officials will open the new Pahoa Senior Center. The former Pahoa Fire Station was converted for its new use through a community effort that involved the work of volunteer apprentices from the Hawaii Carpenters Union, plumbers and electricians. During the renovation in 2011, Big Island … Full article →

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May 10, 2012
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19 year old arrested and charged for Puna robberies

Big Island police have located and arrested 19-year-old Kale Thomas Ramangmou, and charged him in connection with numerous incidents in Puna, all taking place inside cars…

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May 8, 2012

Puna roundabout funds included in latest CIP money

PAHOA, Hawaii: Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $37.5 million for various Capital Improvement Projects (known as CIPs, for short) and a modest amount has been allocated for a roundabout at the Kea’au-Pahoa Road and Old Government Road intersection. A media release issued by the governor’s office said the latest cash … Full article →