Primary election deadline Aug 8, 2020

Don’t forget to cast your vote in the primary elections. If you forgot to mail in your ballot you still have some other options to vote. Here is a link to an interactive map for Voter Service Centers and Places of Deposit on the Big Island VOTER SERVICE CENTERS Voter service centers provide accessible in-person […]

Tropical Storm Douglas

This is a Civil Defense message This is a Hurricane Douglas informational message for Friday, July 24th. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center has issued a Hurricane Watch for the Island of Hawaii. A hurricane watch means there is a good possibility of Hurricane conditions of damaging winds, surf, and flooding rains occurring anytime within 48 hours. Hurricane […]

PRIMARY ELECTION Voter registration deadline July 9th, 2020

If you haven’t registered to vote yet you can do so online @ olvr.hawaii.gov . Online voter registration allows eligible residents to register to vote or update their residence or mailing address,  or name through a secure website. You must provide a Hawaii Driver License or Hawaii State ID, and your Social Security Number. If […]

Broadcasting Live

KNKR will resume live broadcasting from Monday, May 18th. With lots of COVID-19 safety protocols and sanitizer. Not all shows will be live as some DJ’s have chosen to remain at home for the time being. Come hang out with us on 96.1fm and shake off your lockdown blues.

Covid-19 testing May 2, 2020

Premier Medical Group with the support of the County of Hawai‘i , and Hope Services will offer a one-day COVID-19 drive-through screening and testing clinic at Kamehameha Park in Kapa‘au, North Kohala on Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.This free clinic is open to the public; however, individuals must first undergo […]

HPD is asking for the community’s help in identifying a deceased caucasian male found in Pololū Valley last Friday.

DLNR issued new guidelines for State parks, beaches, trails and boating on September 23, 2020. Everyone recreating in parks, on beaches, on trails, must continue following mandatory safe practices, such as wearing face coverings and maintaining six feet of physical distancing from those not residing in the same household. These practices are intended to prevent […]

Congratulations to Samantha Aiona, a teacher at Kohala Elementary School in Kapaau! She has received a $2,000 grant as an Unsung Hero. Through the Unsung Heroes program, Voya Financial awards grants to K-12 educators nationwide to honor their innovative teaching methods, creative educational projects, and their ability to positively influence the children they teach. Aiona’s […]

KNKR is pleased to announce that Monday, September 14th Lt. Governor Josh Green will be calling in to Tani’s World, a Hawaiian music and talk story show broadcasting live weekly 10-Noon on KNKR with a hana hou presentation Sundays 1-3pm.

The DLIR Unemployment Insurance Division is preparing to launch the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program. The LWA program will provide an additional $300 in benefits to those who: certify that their unemployment or partial unemployment (had hours reduced) has been affected due to a disruption caused by COVID-19 and have a weekly benefit amount of […]

The Department of Water Supply, County of Hawai‘i, will install a new service lateral on the roadway shoulder: Maluhia Road and Akoni Pule Highway Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A traffic control officer will be on site to direct drivers using Maluhia Road. Motorists could experience delays and should plan accordingly. […]

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