HONOLULU — Prayer. Bombs. Walls.
The spectacle of incandescent lava spewing from Hawaii’s Mauna Loa has drawn thousands of visitors and is turning into a tourism boon for this Big Island town near the world’s largest volcano.
As lava flows ever closer to the Daniel K. Inouye Highway, Gov. David Ige on Wednesday said he is considering activating the Hawaii National Guard.
Daniel K. Inouye Highway, known to many government officials as DKI and the locals as Saddle Road, is more than just a strip of pavement nearly bisecting the island. It’s a lifeline, carrying workers, goods and even trash from one side of the island to the other.
The eruption of Mauna Loa volcano has temporarily knocked off power to the world’s premier station that measures heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, but officials Wednesday say it won’t be a problem.
Gov. David Ige on Wednesday announced more than $5.5 million in new federal funding to expand high-speed internet access to unserved and underserved communities.
Alexander the Amazing is making magic in Hilo, one gig at a time.
Video courtesy of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Lava from Mauna Loa is not on track to approach populated areas anytime soon, but authorities now have to reckon with people flocking to see the eruption.
Three Ring Ranch Exotic Animal Sanctuary perched above Kailua Bay is getting ready to mark 25 years with the exciting announcement of receiving a prestigious award.
Officials and residents are cautiously optimistic that Mauna Loa’s first eruption in nearly 40 years will be minimally disruptive.
State contractors work on cleaning debris from Bayfront Highway after the high winds and high surf over the weekend. The contractors are working diligently to remove the debris to open the road for traffic. They will continue to clean the debris after the road opens.
UPDATE 2:20 p.m. Nov. 29
The county could be posting the paperwork as early as this week to sell $14.4 million in bonds to provide sewer service to a 100-unit affordable housing project at Kaloko Heights.