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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 […]

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. […]

Custom alerts by email text or voicemail from The Hawaii Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation, with Alert Media.

Both lanes of Akoni Pule Highway (Route 270) near the 12 mile marker in North Kohala were closed early this morning due to a brush fire. HFD crews have extinguished the fire and the road is now open.

In efforts to control the spread of the Coronavirus on Hawaii Island, the following are in effect: Effective September 4th through September 19th all beach and shoreline parks are closed.  The activities of exercising, fishing, food gathering, use of restroom, shower facilities and access to the ocean will continue to be allowed.  Call Civil Defense at 935-0031 […]

NEW ONLINE SAFE TRAVELS APPLICATION MANDATORY ON SEPT. 1 A new travel application is being required for those coming to Hawai’i and all interisland travel. Planning to travel? Travelers are required to complete the online Safe Travels application, which will produce a QR code for each passenger. To make a profile and complete your travel […]

On Saturday, August 29, 2020, Scott Alan Souza, 47 years-old, of Kurtistown, was arrested and charged for Prohibited Acts Emergency Management, Section 127A-29 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes after he refused to comply with Mayor Kim’s Emergency Rule No. 11, which requires that all persons wear non-medical grade face coverings while in public settings. Police […]


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