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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Summit District of Haleakalā National Park Temporarily Closed

The Summit District of Haleakalā National Park is temporarily closed due to winter weather conditions effective April 11, 2021 at 3 p.m. The closure begins at the Summit Entrance Station on Haleakalā Highway extending up to the summit. The Summit District of Haleakalā National Park will reopen once conditions improve.
Sunday, April 11, 2021

Passing Disturbance Brings Winter Weather to Haleakalā on Maui, Advisory Extended to Midnight

The National Weather Service says a passing disturbance aloft is producing snow showers above 9,000 feet. Chances for snow will diminish late this afternoon and evening.
Sunday, April 11, 2021

April 11, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 92 Cases (72 O‘ahu, 11 Maui, 6 Hawai‘i Island, 3 Out-of-State)

The state Department of Health reports that there were 92 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Sunday, including 72 on O‘ahu, 11 on Maui, six on Hawai‘i Island, and three in Hawai‘i residents diagnosed while out of state. There were a total of 1,307 cases logged over the past two weeks, 337 of them in Maui County.
Sunday, April 11, 2021

Hawaiʻi’s Keck Observatory Aids in Discovery of Rare “Quadruply Imaged Quasars”

Machine-learning techniques led a team of astronomers to discover a dozen quasars that have been warped by a naturally occurring cosmic “lens” and split into four similar images. Quasars are extremely luminous cores of distant galaxies that are powered by supermassive black holes.
Sunday, April 11, 2021

Maui Obituaries: Week Ending April 11, 2021

Maui Obituaries for the week ending April 11, 2021. May they rest in peace.
Sunday, April 11, 2021

House fire in Ho‘olehua, Moloka‘i Causes $180K in Damage

Four people were displaced by a house fire on Moloka‘i that destroyed a single-story home on Saturday.
Saturday, April 10, 2021

Volcano Watch: What’s That (Seismic) Noise?

The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory uses dozens of seismometers to locate individual earthquakes and identify signals that are related to faulting and magma movement within our volcanoes.
Saturday, April 10, 2021

Preliminary Data: 6,441 Passengers Arriving Daily to Kahului, Maui

Here on Maui, April numbers are exceeding pre-pandemic levels for the same period in 2018 and 2019. The DBEDT preliminary data shows that so far in April, there’s an average of 6,441 passengers arriving daily to Kahului Airport on domestic (including mainland and interisland) flights, up 7.2 percent (433 more passengers) from two years ago in 2019, and up 14 percent (793 more passengers) from three years ago in 2018.
Saturday, April 10, 2021

April 10, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 114 Cases (74 O‘ahu, 27 Maui, 12 Hawai‘i Island, 1 Out-of-State); 1 Maui Death

The state Department of Health reports that there were 114 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Saturday, including 74 on O‘ahu, 27 on Maui, 12 on Hawai‘i Island, and one in a Hawai‘i resident diagnosed while out of state. There were a total of 1,320 cases logged over the past two weeks, 352 of them in Maui County.
Saturday, April 10, 2021

Maui District Health Office Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for April

The Maui District Health Office has three Moderna clinics and one Johnson and Johnson vaccine clinic planned this month at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College.
Saturday, April 10, 2021

Carissa Moore and Italo Ferreira Win Rip Curl Newcastle Cup Presented by Corona

Carissa Moore (HAW) and Italo Ferreira (BRA) won the Rip Curl Newcastle Cup presented by Corona today, the second stop on the World Surf League 2021 Championship Tour, in three-to-five foot waves at Merewether in New South Wales, Australia.
Saturday, April 10, 2021

Owners of Two Dams Fined for Failure to Timely Address Risks

One of the owners of the Wahiawa Dam, the Dole Food Company Hawai‘i on O‘ahu, was fined $20,000. The owner of the Keaīwa Reservoir on Hawai‘i Island, the Edmund C. Olson Trust No. II, was fined $7,500.
Saturday, April 10, 2021

Governor Ige Signs 19th Emergency Proclamation for COVID-19

Governor David Ige signed a 19th emergency proclamation for COVID-19 on Friday, which extends the eviction moratorium, prohibiting evictions of tenants for failure to pay all or a portion of the rent, maintenance fees, utility charges, taxes or other required fees for the rental unit.
Friday, April 09, 2021

Remembering Hōkūleʻa Crew Member and Pwo Navigator Chad Kālepa Baybayan

“It is a huge loss for all of us, not for only his ʻohana here at ʻImiloa, but for the many who were fortunate to know Kālepa as a crewmember, captain and navigator aboard Hōkūleʻa throughout the Pacific and beyond,” said Kimura.
Friday, April 09, 2021

Huliau Apartments Blessed: Former Dorm to Serve as Affordable Homes for a Dozen Families

Crews renovated three former dorm buildings into 12 two-bedroom apartment in an effort to provide safe, affordable housing for families who have fallen into homelessness.
Friday, April 09, 2021

Chicago Woman Arrested on Maui for Alleged Violation of Rules and Order Related to Quarantine

An Illinois woman was arrested on Maui on Thursday, April 8, 2021 for alleged violation of rules and orders related to travel quarantine.
Friday, April 09, 2021

April 9, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 87 Cases (67 O‘ahu, 11 Maui, 4 Hawai‘i Island, 5 Out-of-State)

The state Department of Health reports that there were 87 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Friday, including 67 on O‘ahu, 11 on Maui, four on Hawai‘i Island, and five in Hawai‘i residents diagnosed while out of state. There were a total of 1,312 cases logged over the past two weeks, 356 of them in Maui County.
Friday, April 09, 2021

Construction Industry of Maui Offering Two $15,000 Scholarships for High School Seniors

The Construction Industry of Maui is offering two $15,000 scholarships for Class of 2021 seniors who are entering a 2- or 4-year degree program in the construction, engineering, landscaping and/or design fields — or entering a trade school.
Friday, April 09, 2021

STUDY: Measuring Magma Viscosity Early Could Forecast Volcanic Eruptions

A team of researchers, including University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology Professor Bruce Houghton, identified an indicator of magma viscosity that can be measured before an eruption, providing critical information to help understand possible future eruptions.
Friday, April 09, 2021

Hawai‘i Youth Food Council Presents Virtual Conference on the Future of Hawai‘i’s Food

The Hawai‘i Youth Food Council presents “We Grow Hawaiʻi: A Youth Food Summit,” a youth-led online conference from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on April 10, 17 and 24. The conference aims to inspire youth involvement in the development of Hawaiʻi’s self-sustaining community food systems.
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