Hawaii County Lava Footage: 0.5 miles above Hwy 130 filmed on January 17, 2015.
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Two boys died in a residential fire early Thursday morning in Holualoa.
The June 27 lava flow remained 0.36 miles from Highway 130 on Thursday morning and has not advanced since Monday.
Mark your calendars for a Local Economies Festival slated Saturday in downtown Hilo.
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is looking for volunteers for the 2015 Sanctuary Ocean Count.
Tickets for the third Brewer’s Pa‘ina and Art Auction, in partnership with the Kona Brewer’s Festival, go on sale Saturday. The event is slated for 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12.
Free help in completing the online FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) form still is available for students and families at an upcoming College Goal 808 workshop on the Big Island.
The AAUW Hilo Branch, the American Heart Association and the University of Hawaii at Hilo Student Health &Wellness Program invite the community to a free heart/stroke symposium from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12.
Two noted geologists and volcanologists, Dr. Ken Hon and Dr. Cheryl Gansecki of the University of Hawaii at Hilo, will present a special program about the June 27 lava flow from 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Lyman Museum in Hilo.
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