Cone 157 feet high develops at Mauna Loa’s fissure 3; caution urged on DKI Highway

Around fissure 3, a cone is developing, measured as approximately 157 high. The HVO reports that the flow front was about 2.5 mi from the Daniel K. Inouye Highway and was advancing at a rate of 40 feet per hour at last report.

Molokaʻi doctor and Native Hawaiian activist Noa Emmett Aluli remembered

Government leaders from around the state joined in mourning the recent passing of Dr. Noa Emmett Aluli, and recognizing his accomplishments.

Pedal Imua alerts motorists that nearly 100 cyclists will be looping West Maui today

Pedal Imua is alerting motorists that nearly 100 cyclists will be on the road this morning for a 60-mile trek looping around West Maui Mountains in an event to support local children facing hardships.

Improvement project announced for Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens

The project will include the replacement of the Hawaiian Hale structure, the installation of a fire suppression system to include a water storage tank and fire pump, fire suppression waterline, and electrical connections and other improvements. 

East Maui Community Water Authority board applications available

Councilmember Shane M. Sinenci announced Friday that his office is distributing applications for East Maui Community Water Authority board members following the approval of Charter Amendment 12 during the Nov. 8 election.

Scientists monitor direction and timing of Mauna Loa flows

“On flat ground, lava flows spread out and inflate. Individual lobes may advance quickly, and then stall. Additional breakouts may occur if  lava channels get clogged upslope. There are many variables at play and both the direction and timing of flow advance are  expected to change over periods of hours to days, making it difficult to estimate when or if the flow will impact Daniel K. Inouye Highway,” according to the latest HVO update.

Kamaʻāina ticket presented by Hawaiian Host’s Mauna Loa available for 2023 Sentry Tournament of Champions

With less than 35 days remaining before one of the most accomplished fields in golf arrives at The Plantation Course at Kapalua for the Sentry Tournament of Champions from Jan. 4-8, the tournament is teaming up with Mauna Loa to provide kamaʻāina tickets at special prices.

New outlook shows Maui County may get a break from the worst drought in state

A national climate prediction report released Thursday shows relief may be ahead for Maui County, which has been suffering from the worst drought conditions in the state.

Volcano Watch: Mauna Loa Reawakens

At 10:45 p.m. Sunday evening, Nov. 27, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists were alerted to an earthquake swarm beneath Mauna Loa. Before an hour had gone by, lava had broken the surface within Moku‘āweoweo, the summit caldera, for the first time in 38 years.  

Another former Maui County official charged with taking bribes

Another former Maui County official with the Maui County Department of Environmental Management, Wilfred Tamayo Savella, 71, is the latest individual to be charged with taking bribes in a scheme tied to Honolulu businessman Milton Choy.

Fairmont Kea Lani’s 9th Annual Tree of Hope Campaign and 31st tree lighting

Fairmont Kea Lani will host their 31st annual Tree Lighting ceremony on Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m. which is open to the public.

Maui’s Ian Gentil Qualifies for the Championship Tour

Maui’s Ian Gentil has officially qualified for the 2023 Championship Tour following Ezekiel Lau’s elimination from the Haleiwa Challenger at home in the Hawaiian Islands. 

Governor-elect Josh Green makes cabinet selections for 14 state departments

Former Maui Managing Director under the Arakawa administration, Keith Regan, is one of 14 individuals named to Governor-elect Josh Green’s cabinet. Regan will sere as Comptroller for the Department of Accounting and General Services. He most recently served as a Business Management Officer with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and previously worked as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.

Hawaiʻi dodges hurricane season with one tropical cyclone that quickly weakened

Hawaiʻi evaded this year’s hurricane season with only one tropical cyclone — a below-average count for the hurricane season that runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. Typically, the seasonal average for the Central Pacific basin, which includes Hawaiʻi, is four to five tropical cyclones, according to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration news release Wednesday.

Additional Mauna Loa eruption closures announced

Effective immediately, due to continuing volcanic activity on Mauna Loa, the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife has closed all hunting in the portion of Unit A of the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve and Game Management Area South of Daniel K. Inouye Highway across from the Gil Kahele Recreation Area.  

Warning issued for rising surf of 20-26 feet

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning, with surf expected to rise up to 20-26 feet this afternoon and evening, before lowering to 18 to 24 feet on Friday.

Maui County Christmas tree is an 18-foot Monterey Pine from Kula Botanical Gardens

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino, and First Lady Joycelyn Victorino, along with Council Chair Alice Lee are set to light the Maui County Christmas Tree, with festivities set to start at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5. The event will be held on the front lawn of the Kalana O Maui Building located at 200 S. High Street in Wailuku.

Maui’s Imaikalani deVault makes dominant debut in the Haleiwa Challenger

The epic conclusion to CT qualification scenarios got underway as 2022 CT rookie Imaikalani deVault (HAW) kept his mathematical dreams alive with a dominant debut, earning a 15.50 (out of a possible 20) heat total, the highest of the day.

Maui Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Alaska Airlines BizMixx, March 4

The Maui Chamber of Commerce’s 2nd Annual Alaska Airlines BizMixx Maui event takes place Saturday, March 4, 2023 from 6-11 p.m. at the Grand Wailea Resort.

Tourism, improved labor market will help Hawaiʻi escape US recession, state says

Thanks to strong tourism numbers and improved labor market conditions, Hawai’i’s economy will see little impact from the US recession predicted early next year, according to a new state report released Wednesday. 
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