‘Tis the season for Christmas tree shopping

The Hilo Y’s Men and Women’s Club, in partnership with the Island of Hawaii YMCA, will be selling Christmas trees until stock runs out. For 72 years, the YMCA has been selling Christmas trees as a way to raise money for programs. This year, online preorders were offered for the first time.

New EA planned for sewer project

The county is set to prepare another environmental assessment and work closely with the community before constructing a wastewater system to replace gang cesspools in Naalehu and Pahala, Environmental Management Director Ramzi Mansour said Wednesday.

Feds sentence women in Kona meth bust

U.S. District Judge Helen Gillmor on Nov. 18 sentenced a pair of Hawaii Island women to federal prison for their role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine distribution, according to County Prosecutor Kelden Waltjen.

Police: Burglars stole DLNR vehicles

Police are seeking for the public’s assistance in finding vehicles which were stolen from the Department of Land and Natural Resources Forest and Wildlife Division baseyard in Hilo.

Hawaii groups want US to shut down military fuel tanks

HONOLULU — Citing threats to Honolulu’s drinking water, the Sierra Club of Hawaii and other groups on Wednesday called on President Joe Biden and military leaders to shut down tanks that provide an important fuel reserve for U.S. forces in the Pacific.

Water Board mulls rate hikes

Members of the island Water Board favored a 9.5% annual rate increase over options of 12% and 8% after a presentation Tuesday from consultants anticipating revenues and expenses over the next five years.