Aloha, 2023! A look back at the year that was

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Visitors line the side of Kilauea Overlook on June 7 to view the Kilauea eruption in the Halema'uma'u Crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Workers cover holes after the installation of gas lines on July 27 on Keawe Street in Hilo.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald A worker with Unitek Contracting Group organizes materials on Dec. 5 as work to clear asbestos from Uncle Billy's Hilo Hotel continues in Hilo.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald A resident brings a traditional Hawaiian pu'olo, containing an offering, during the Oct. 25 dedication of the newly finished Waikoloa Family Affordable complex in Waikoloa Village.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Walter Silva gives a thumbs-up in his new home on Nov. 8 during the opening of the Sacred Heart Affordable Housing Project in Pahoa.

For many, 2023 will be remembered as the first full-fledged post-COVID-19 year since 2019.