Author Archives: Raeme

Kiholo State Park Reserve master plan proposed


Beach goers enjoy a sunny day at Kiholo Bay on March 26. Laura Shimabuku/Special to West Hawaii Today

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New plane opens more opportunities for joyful flights for Big Island Air


Anthony Fink, pilot and director of operations for Big Island Air, left, and Rex Brumley, right, sit in the cockpit of the new plane. Brumley will be the aircraft’s principal pilot. Brad Ballesteros/Special to West Hawaii Today

The enthusiasm for giving air tours was palpable at Kona International Airport’s commuter terminal Friday morning, when Big Island Air blessed its newest airplane.

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Kohala students make music with pros

Inside Kohala Elementary School teacher Donovan Aiona’s classroom, the words on the board looked like poetry.

Surfing on a sunset sea
Sky as red as rubies
Waves barreling over me
Watching the clouds fade
On a lazy day
Waiting for the green flash
Reflected in the turquoise sea

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Signing GMO bill – Hawaii County

Kenoi: Signing GMO bill was to end ‘shouting’


Mayor Billy Kenoi speaks at the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. LAURA SHIMABUKU/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY

Mayor Billy Kenoi provided some insight Thursday into why he signed a controversial measure banning new genetically modified organisms from growing in Hawaii County.

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Kawaihae Small Boat Harbor


The current Kawaihae Small Boat Harbor (South) access road is seen. (DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Road and waterline system improvements are moving closer to fruition at the Kawaihae Small Boat Harbor in South Kohala.

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation recently released a final environmental assessment for the project that will widen the existing coral access road to 24 feet, pave it and stripe it; make intersection improvements at the road’s terminus with Kawaihae Road; and install two new potable waterlines.

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