Hirono calls for probe of NOAA support of Trump hurricane path claims

KAILUA-KONA — In the wake of the controversy surrounding President Donald Trump and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii drafted and signed a letter Wednesday with 13 other senators asking for answers from the Department of Commerce.

PATH names new executive director

KAILUA-KONA — A new leader is at the helm of PATH — Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii — as the nonprofit moves forward in its 33rd year of promoting pedestrian and bicycle safety on Hawaii Island.

Obituaries for September 13

Eddie Gorospe Fernandez, 50, of Keaau died Aug. 31 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in San Juan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, he was a painter and carpenter for Nicholas Construction. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. Visitation again 9-10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial at noon at Alae Cemetery, new section. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Survived by wife, Lovely Fernandez of Orchidland Estates; son, Eddie Fernandez Jr. of Keaau; daughters, Krystalyn (Bryson) Fernandez, Rochelle (Earvin) Guerrero, Juslynne (Aaron) Fernandez, Chantelle Fernandez and Jhoanne Fernandez of Keaau, Danielle Fernandez of the Philippines; father, Celestino B. Fernandez of Pahoa; sister, Janeth G. Fernandez of Pahoa; brothers, Errol (Joise) Fernandez of Hawaiian Paradise Park and Marlon (Gemma) Fernandez of Orchidland Estates; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Water work to affect traffic on Highway 19

The county Department of Water Supply will be working on Hawaii Belt Road (Highway 19) at about the 27-mile marker near the intersection of Jardine Road between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, for water service installations.

Obituaries for September 12

Ruthann Adviento, 41, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 17 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Lib, Marshall Islands, she was a cashier at Target Store in Kailua-Kona and member of JIA Women’s Softball League and New Hope Legacy. Visitation 10-11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, at Puuanahulu Community Center. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Anthony Adviento; sons, Clenson Kuli of Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, Dayton-Angel Adviento, Daniel Bernard Adviento and David Alan Adviento of Kona Palisades; daughter, Rockzann Delijah Adviento of Kona Palisades; brothers, Michel Kuli of Kailua-Kona, Remase Kuli, Renes Kuli and Alija Kuli of Kwajalein; sisters, Kalona Kuli of West Virginia and Herinne Kuli of Majuro, Marshall Islands; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.