The University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Business and Economics announces the following students who made the fall 2020 semester dean’s list:
Ace Hardware Corp. is pleased to announce that HouseMart Ace Hardware store locations in Hilo, Keaau, Naalehu, Rancho and Kailua-Kona have achieved designation as “Pinnacle Performance Retailing” stores for outstanding performance.
With COVID-19 restrictions in place, it has become difficult for Big Island Drug Court participants to find opportunities to perform community service.
Yeoman 2nd Class Brayden Chung-Yuen, a native of Hilo, receives the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal after a successful three-year tour at Commander, Submarine Group 7. Chung-Yuen was responsible for the command’s $1.5 million travel budget, government travel card program, personal awards program and pay and personnel program. He is being redeployed to Oahu to serve on the attack submarine USS Illinois.
The Rotary Club of Hilo Bay recently donated $576 to the YWCA of Hawaii Island’s Developmental Preschool. The preschool will use the funds, which came from a district grant, to purchase school supplies. COVID-19 reopening regulations require limited sharing of supplies among the students, so parents were asked to provide basic supplies for their children. The items that will be purchased will replace those provided by parents when needed. The preschool currently has 55 children who are attending under the new guidelines.
Hospice of Kona’s Circle of Remembrance has brought residents from all walks of life together for more than a decade to remember and honor loved ones who have died.
Last spring, an apparent suicide was reclassified as a homicide because of tenacious investigative work by Detective Derek Morimoto of the Hawaii Police Department’s Area I Criminal Investigations Section. At about the same time, South Hilo Patrol Officer Joshua Willing risked his life to rescue two children stranded in Wailuku River. Then in November, South Hilo Patrol Officer Sheldon Adviento and new officer Keanu Lumwon apprehended a dangerous suspect wanted on an outstanding warrant.
Every rock on Earth is made of up a unique combination of chemical elements, and lavas/tephra formed during Hawaiian eruptions are no exception. What is the geochemistry of Kilauea’s newest tephra — and how can it help us understand the processes driving the ongoing eruption?