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Ka`u, Hawai`i, United States
A locally owned and run community newspaper (www.kaucalendar.com) distributed in print to all Ka`u District residents of Ocean View, Na`alehu, Pahala, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, Volcano Village and Miloli`i on the Big Island of Hawai`i. This blog is where you can catch up on what's happening daily with our news briefs. This blog is provided by The Ka`u Calendar Newspaper (kaucalendar.com), Pahala Plantation Cottages (pahalaplantationcottages.com), Local Productions, Inc. and the Edmund C. Olson Trust.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Ka`u News Briefs Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014

People's Choice at Ka`u Chamber of Commerce's Art Show went to Suzanne D. Kaliko's Green Sand Beach, which will grace the cover of The Directory 2015Photo of Kaliko's painting by Peter Anderson
THE DIRECTORY COVER WINNER for the 2015 Ka`u information, phone, email and website guide for Ka`u was announced by Ka`u Chamber of Commerce yesterday. The cover image, by popular vote, will be Green Sand Beach by Suzanne D. Kaliko. Peter Anderson took second in popular vote for the cover with his South Point Blowhole photograph.
Peter Anderson's South Point Blowhole won first
in Photography and second in People's Choice.
      Best in Show as determined by the judges was Ric Stark with his quilt honoring Queen Lili`uokalani.
      Winners at the annual art show held at CU Hawai`i Federal Credit Union are:
  • Photography: South Point Blowhole by Peter Anderson took first; Mo`o by Luke Kanahele took second; Punalu`u Honu by Gen Galletes took third. 
  • Graphics: Ka`u Crevasse by Deedee Bodine took first; Tabletop by Wanda Aus took second; and Pele by Greg Rush took third. 
  • Sculpture: Copper Honua and Fish by Bob Knapp took first, and Kahiko Ka`u helmet by Aubrey Ahl took second. 
  • Wood: Royal Palm Base by Bob Stock took first. 
  • Quilt: He Kila Mo`i, by Ric Stark took first. Sunset by Patty Bowles took second. 
  • Craft: Hokule`a enamel and copper by Bob Knapp took first; Ke Kala Kai bracelet by Luke Kanahele took second; and the Paua Ring by Seth Kanahele took third. 
      Keiki winner was Deon Beavins with Tiger. Second went to Victoria Kanahele with pencil drawing Wolf, and third was a He`e, an octopus, by Ryder Brown.
      To sign up for The Directory 2015 and support the online production, printing and distribution of 7,500 copies, development of The Directory app for cell phones, the Ka`u Chamber of Commerce scholarship fund and the Ka`u Food Pantry, call Elijah Navarro at 928-6471. See the 2014 edition of The Directory at kaucalendar.com/Directory2014.swf.
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Ric Stark won first place in the new Quilt division
with his He Kila Mo`i.
Photo by Peter Anderson
HAWAI`I ISLAND IS ONE OF FOUR THAT WILL be considered during a creative media/film studio facility study conducted by the state Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism. Gov. Neil Abercrombie released $100,000 in planning funds for the purposes of a market analysis and site recommendations for a facility, including a study to help determine the market needs, size, location and composition of the facility. The study will also consider Kaua`i, O`ahu and Maui.
      “Hawai`i’s film industry plays an important role in the overall health of the state’s economy,” said Hawai`i Film Commissioner Donne Dawson. “These funds will help us determine exactly what the industry needs in terms of infrastructure and where the best possible place in the islands might be to develop that infrastructure. The process will go a long way in helping us take Hawai`i’s film and creative media industries to the next level and send a clear message that the state is serious about being one of the preeminent filming destinations in the world.”
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WITHIN THE FIRST FEW SECONDS of Ka`u Trojans eight-man football game yesterday, Pahoa's Joaquin Ridgway had scored a touchdown after receiving the kick-off made by Carlos Uribe-Bounos. The celebration for Pahoa was short-lived as running back Kupono Palakiko-Leffew quickly scored the first touchdown for Ka`u. From this point on, the game was in Ka`u's favor. With an interception turned touchdown made by safety Kainalu Medeiros-Dancel and fumble recovery made by James Kuahiwinui, the first quarter had Pahoa's offense on edge. Ending the quarter with a touchdown by fullback Kaimanu Medeiros-Dancel, the score was up with Pahoa having 8 and Ka`u having 36.
      The second quarter found the same great plays by Ka`u. With touchdowns made by seniors of the team, Anthony Emmsley-Ah Yee, Cy Tamura and Kupono Palakiko-Leffew, Ka`u held their ground. Interceptions by Kalamakoa Waiwaiole and Evan Manoha demonstrated the underclassmen rising up to the occasion. As half-time came around, Pahoa remained at 8 points, while Ka`u had made it's way to 58 points.
      Mercy rule changed the second half of the game, allowing a running clock. Ka`u also made some changes for this second half. In an act of sportsmanship, Ka`u benched their first-string lineup and played their second string for the rest of the game. The second string is made up mostly of underclassmen who will be playing again next year, so it was great exposure for them. While second string was in play, two touchdowns for Pahoa were made by Lava Benn and Kawika Andrian. With a final score of Ka`u 58 and Pahoa 22, it was a great game.
      This story was written with reports from Ka`u High School journalism intern Kaweni Ibarra.
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Lava southwest of Pahoa continues its slow crawl toward town.
Map from USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
“CURRENT FLOW ACTIVITY DOES NOT POSE an immediate threat to area communities, and no evacuation is needed at this time,” reported Hawai`i County Emergency Management Agency regarding lava on track to reach Pahoa in the coming weeks.
      “An aerial survey performed this morning showed that the flow front continues to be active and has advanced approximately 100 yards since yesterday. The narrow flow front is moving along the tree line, and the burning activity with that is producing a significant amount of smoke. There is no brush fire threat at this time, and the burning is limited to the edges of the flow only.”
      See hawaiicounty.gov.
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EVERYONE IS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE in upcoming Kahuku free events and hikes at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.
      During the one-hour `Ohi`a Lehua program Saturday, Oct. 11 at 9:30 a.m., participants learn about the vital role of `ohi`a lehua in native Hawaiian forests, the many forms of the `ohi`a tree and the lehua flower. Visitors will be able to identify the many differences of the most prominent native tree in Kahuku on this program, which is an easy, one-mile (or less) walk.
      Palm Trail is a moderately difficult, 2.6-mile loop traversing scenic pastures along an ancient cinder cone with some of the best panoramic views Kahuku has to offer. Highlights include relics of the ranching era, sections of remnant native forest and volcanic features from the 1868 eruptive fissures. A guided hike of Palm Trail is offered Sunday, Oct. 12 and Saturday Oct. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
First place in Craft category went to Bob Knapp,
with Hokule`a. Photo by Julia Neal
      People and Land of Kahuku is a moderate two-mile, three-hour guided hike that loops through varied landscapes to explore the human history of Kahuku. Emerging native forests, pastures, lava fields and other sites hold clues about ways people have lived and worked on the vast Kahuku lands – from the earliest Hawaiians, through generations of ranching families, to the current staff and volunteers of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Participants learn about the powerful natural forces at work here and how people have adapted to, shaped and restored this land. The guided hike is offered Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
      Pu`u o Lokuana is a short, moderately difficult, 0.4-mile hike to the top of the grassy cinder cone. Visitors learn about the formation and various uses of this hill over time and enjoy a breathtaking view of lower Ka`u. This one-hur hike is offered Sunday, Oct. 19 at 9:30 a.m.
      During Hi`iaka & Pele, participants discover two Hawaiian goddesses, sisters Pele and Hi`iaka, and the natural phenomena they represent. Visitors will experience the sisters coming alive through the epic stories depicted in the natural landscape of Kahuku on this easy, 1.7-mile walk on the main road in Kahuku. The Hi‘iaka and Pele program is offered Oct. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
      For all programs, enter the park’s Kahuku unit on the mauka side of Hwy 11 near mile marker 70.5, and meet near the parking area. Sturdy footwear, water, raingear, sun protection, and a snack are recommended.
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HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY reminds Ka`u residents about an upcoming earthquake awareness and preparedness event, the Great Hawai`i ShakeOut, taking place on Thursday, Oct. 16.
      “The goal of this event is to encourage residents throughout the state to learn about and practice Drop! Cover! Hold on! — actions that have been proven to prevent or reduce personal injury during an earthquake,” according to the latest issue of Volcano Watch.
Deon Beavins won in the Keiki category with Tiger.
Photo by Julia Neal
      “Residents can learn about Drop! Cover! Hold on! through the Great Hawai`i ShakeOut website at shakeout.org/hawaii, which includes helpful resources, such as Recommended Earthquake Safety Actions in Hawai`i. These recommendations describe how to protect yourself during an earthquake, no matter where you are — on the road, in a store or at the beach.
      “The Great Hawai`i ShakeOut website also provides information on other steps you can and should take to prepare for Hawai`i’s next big earthquake, such as organizing an emergency kit, developing a family evacuation plan and securing household objects that might fall.
      “Unlike hurricanes and lava flows, which arrive with forewarnings, a large earthquake could strike Hawai`i at any time with no warning. In fact, the probability of a magnitude-6.5 or higher earthquake occurring in the Hawaiian Islands in the next 10 years is 50 percent. So, it's not a matter of a large, destructive earthquake will happen in Hawai`i, but rather when it will take place.
      “Since 1868, more than 30 magnitude-6.0 or greater earthquakes have impacted residents across the state.”
      To learn more, see a slide show entitled Earthquakes in Hawai`i: What You Need to Know posted on the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website, hvo.wr.usgs.gov.
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THE FINAL KA`U PLANTATION DAYS planning meeting is tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. at Pāhala Community Center. Residents continue planning for the event set for this coming Saturday, Oct 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      For more information, call Darlyne Vierra at 640-8740.

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See kaucalendar.com/Directory2014.swf.