Less than 50 Big Island farmers reported nearly $28 million in total agricultural damages in a survey of farmers affected by the Kilauea eruption published last week.
Bulldozing begins on Highway 137; temporary road over lava rock to be used by landowners, area residents first
The start of construction of a temporary road over a portion of Highway 137 covered by this year’s lava flows was welcome news to Leilani Estates resident Michael Brant.
Among their ranks are a physician, a retired stockbroker, two engineers and a tax manager. Four of the eight are former government employees and one works for a consulting firm doing business with the county.
The Hawaii Supreme Court on Friday threw off the November ballot a proposed constitutional amendment that would have established a surcharge on investment property to help fund public education.
Police Chief Paul Ferreira said the department’s vacancy rate is a challenge that is “going to get worse before it gets better” during a Police Commission meeting Friday in Hilo.
Along a stretch of an ancient trail north of Hawaii Community College-Palamanui, Camilo Ramirez and his son, Essien, carefully laid lava rocks along the trail’s edge, restoring the walls that had been kicked and tumbled by the goats that have taken up residence.
The Big Island’s a hot spot when it’s cold elsewhere in the world. With its unique geography offering up everything from snow-covered peaks, black and green sand beaches and lush rainforests to an active volcano, Hawaii Island is a popular choice for travelers during the winter months.
An 80-year-old Hilo doctor and four of his staff members were arrested by federal agents Tuesday on drug trafficking charges.