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Volcano Watch: Scientists search for the right ‘keys’ to Mauna Loa

May 22 2016 - 12:30am || Comments

In September 2015, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory raised the Volcano Alert Level for Mauna Loa from “normal” to “advisory” because of increased activity beneath the mountain’s summit caldera and upper Southwest Rift Zone.

  • Posted: Apr 28 2016 - 1:30am

    Golf tournament benefits BGCBI

  • Posted: Apr 28 2016 - 1:30am

    If you love your fresh-caught local lobster or Kona crab, you’d best catch it quick because the season closes Sunday.

  • Posted: Apr 28 2016 - 1:30am

    In Hawaii, May Day is Lei Day. It’s a beloved island celebration that honors the unique way Hawaii’s multicultural traditions are woven together to create a more interesting, tolerant and beautiful community.

  • Posted: Apr 27 2016 - 10:22am

    The University of Hawaii at Hilo’s Jazz Orchestra presents its Blues Brothers tribute concert in two performances, at 7:30 p.m. May 4-5 at the UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center.

  • Posted: Apr 27 2016 - 1:30am

    After a lei of paper cranes symbolizing world peace was created by Ke Kula ‘O Nawahiokalani‘opu‘u students and brought to Hiroshima, Japan, in 2015, another group of students at the Hawaiian immersion charter school continued the mission by making a lei for Nagasaki.

  • Posted: Apr 27 2016 - 1:30am

    This photo from the Lyman Museum’s John Howard Pierce Photography Collection, No. 15829, was first published in the Sept. 26, 2015, edition of the Tribune-Herald. The following people were identified thanks to the efforts of the community: The woman in this photo is Joyal (Torres) Yasuda, who at the time was Miss Hawaii Filipina. This photo was taken Feb. 6, 1967, in an unknown location. If you think a subject or location has been misidentified, a name misspelled or have any further information about this photo, call the museum at 935-5021.

  • Posted: Apr 27 2016 - 1:30am

    The Big Island Substance Abuse Council celebrated the grand opening of its food trailer, Big Island Fusion, that began serving meals to the public Monday at Shipman Business Park.

  • Posted: Apr 26 2016 - 1:30am

    Patti Pease Johnson, left, teaches a Paint Your Own Silk Scarf, Paint and Sip session Wednesday evening at the Wainaku Executive Center. The sessions are offered every Wednesday and organized though the Circle of Life Art Studio. For more information, call 756-6892 or email circleoflifehilo@gmail.com.

  • Posted: Apr 26 2016 - 1:30am

    May 14 will be a day of child’s play and pulsating music with two special Japanese culture events at the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Sangha Hall.

  • Posted: Apr 26 2016 - 1:30am

    The Honokaa High School Jazz Band performed a series of concerts on Oahu last week as part of National Jazz Appreciation Month, which culminates in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s International Jazz Day on April 30.

  • Posted: Apr 26 2016 - 1:30am

    Honors for 13 from Big Island

  • | Posted: Apr 24 2016 - 1:30am

    If you are looking for ritzy gifts with Lei Day and Mother’s Day just around the corner, then consider orchids. To most people the word orchid immediately brings to mind the purple flowered cattleyas. This orchid has been and still is the most popular. The genus cattleya contains only 50 species in the orchid family containing more than 15,000 known species. More are being discovered each year. Most grow as epiphytes in trees, but some grow in soil and even on rocks.

  • Posted: Apr 24 2016 - 1:30am

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Geologic Map of the Island of Hawaii, known affectionately to local volcanologists as the BIMP, or Big Island Mapping Project. The first printing of this map was in 1996. Digitized in 2005, it is still in print today due to its popularity and continued use by geologists and other scientists, educators and land managers and planners, as well as island residents and visitors. It’s also just rather nice to look at.

  • Posted: Apr 23 2016 - 1:30am

    Erin Evans, a senior at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, received the 2016 Hawaii Regional NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.

  • Posted: Apr 23 2016 - 1:30am

    The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems is accepting applications for its summer STARS Program.