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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.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Ka`u News Briefs Monday, Sept. 21, 2015

Ocean View woodworker Mats Fogelvik won Best of Show at Hawai`i's Woodshow with Roots of Inspiration. See story below.
Image from show catalog provided by Ann Bosted

KA`U COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN Steering Committee meeting will be held this Thursday, Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at Pahala Community Center. Topics will be shoreline setback policy, the land use policy map and “easy fixes” to the Draft CDP. The meeting is open to the community, and public testimony is welcome.
     Background information prepared to inform and guide the meeting is available at http://www.hawaiicountycdp.info/kau-cdp/steering-committee/steering-commitee-meetings/september-22-2015-steering-committee-meeting-1
Ka`u CDP Steering Committee will review land use maps on Thursday.
Map from meeting background information
      A meeting originally scheduled for tomorrow at Na`alehu Community Center to make final recommendations for CDP revisions and adoption has been moved to Tuesday, Oct. 27. 
      

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT for Ka`u and all of the Big Island until 6 p.m. today. National Weather Service reported that abundant moisture upstream of the island will support heavy rain. Periods of heavy rain and saturated soils from recent rainfall will increase the risk for flash flooding.
      A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. Residents should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.
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A flash flood watch covers Ka`u and all of Hawai`i Island.
Map from NWS
KA`U COFFEE TRAIL RUN has released the final results for all competitors, with 38 runners in the half marathon, 37 in the 10K and 79 in the 5K. The race, sponsored by `O Ka`u Kakou, was held Saturday at Ka`u Coffee Mill and drew people from around the island and across the ocean. The eldest finisher, who participated in the 5K 90-plus division, was Bill Spangrud, of Waimea, who is 91. 
      Here is a list of local participants, including their placements, age groups and times.
      Half-marathon: 11. Shawn Mishler 50-59 Volcano 2:28:26; 12. Alex Wood 50-59 Volcano 2:30:03; 18. Suz Field 50-59 Pahala 2:41:12 12:18; 33. Sharlee Cotter 50-59 HVNP 3:15:03; and 38. Eldridge Naboa 30-39 Na`alehu 4:32:43.
      10K: 7. Meggie Olson 20-29 Na`alehu 1:02:48; 9. Michael Mcgee 30-39 Na`alehu 1:04:30; 14. Jacob Gross 30-39 Volcano 1:08:19; 19. Cliff Field 50-59 Pahala 1:12:34; 20. Don Zimbeck 70-79 Ocean View 1:13:08; 24. Lindsey Paulekas 30-39 Na`alehu 1:14:35; 30. Anne Farahi 30-39 Volcano 1:29:21; and 35. Joanne Gallaher 50-59 Ocean View 1:36:12.
      5K: 4. Mark Wasser 30-39 Volcano 26:46; 5. Megan Denny 40-49 Pahala 27:32; 12. Justin Denny 19-under Pahala 32:20; 15. Amy Kuhar 20-29 Volcano 33:52; 24. Maiki Cofer 30-39 Ocean View 37:53; 26. Justin Denny 40-49 Pahala 38:26; 27. John Poetzel 40-49 Ocean View 38:35; 35. Tanya Henderson 30-39 Volcano 41:25; 37. Robin Stratton 60-69 Ocean View 41:37; 40. Corey Maesaka 40-49 Volcano 42:23; 44. Fred Strehler 50-59 Na`alehu 44:36; 49. Alida Gandy 60-69 HVNP 46:17; 50. Molly Denny 19-under Pahala 47:49; 57. Bryan Everett 30-39 Volcano 52:13; 58. Asia Addlesberger 30-39 Volcano 52:18; 59. Meghan Jerolaman 30-39 Volcano 52:19; 60. Kieran Maesaka 19-under Volcano 52:28; 61. Raymond Gandy 60-69 HVNP 53:38; 66. Kayo Munnerlyn 40-49 Pahala 1:02:33; 70. Lisa Archuletta 60-69 Ocean View 1:04:00; 71. Kuulei Kekuewa 30-39 Volcano 1:08:42; 73. Janet Schleifer 60-69 Na’alehu 1:09:10; 74. Karen Dusenbery 50-59 Na`alehu 1:09:11; 77. Irma Ockerman 60-69 Volcano 1:12:55; and 78. Joanna Florence 30-39 Hilo 1:19:54;
      For full results, see okaukakou.org/trail-run-family-day.
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Mats Fogelvik
PROFESSIONAL WOODWORKER MATS FOGELVIK, Ocean View, won Best of Show at Hawai`i’s Woodshow held at Honolulu Museum of Art’s School Gallery. The winning piece was a hall table titled Roots of Inspiration that Fogelvik created to resemble a bridge on Maui. He used wood from about seven species of trees, including koa. The piece retails at $10,900. 
      The show is sponsored by Hawai`i Forest Industry Association to celebrate the art of woodworking and the positive role of forests in our culture, economy and ecology. About 48 artists entered more than 100 pieces.
      Fogelvik has an outstanding reputation among discerning decorators for his furniture. When not creating wood masterpieces, he volunteers as President of Ranchos Road Maintenance Corporation.
      Born in Sweden, Fogelvik said he grew up in an Arts & crafts family. “We still have a living tradition of woodworking in Sweden,” he said, “and I was surrounded by old and new furniture in my youth. I have a rich inspirational source to draw from in the Scandinavian heritage and traditions. I am attracted to simplicity, beauty and function in a form. 
      “I believe a lot of furniture nowadays is ‘over designed.’ There is a fine balance between beauty, function and sculptural value in a piece, and I am not afraid of using old, well-proven designs in my work to achieve that. It doesn’t take much of a change, or detailing, to add the ‘personal touch’ to a piece. Too much, and the balance is thrown off.”
      Hawai`i’s Woodshow continues through Friday, Oct. 11.
      See more of Fogelvik’s work at fogelvik.com and facebook.com/fogelvik.  
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Thirty Meter Telescope opponents' hale remains standing after DLNR removed
a tent erected next to it. Image from DLNR video
OFFICIALS CONFISCATED A TENT
 last night that Thirty Meter Telescope opponents had erected across from Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station. It was the third law enforcement operation by Department of Land & Natural Resources’ Division of Conservation and Resources under a 120-day emergency rule passed in June by the state Board of Land and Natural Resources. 
      Nineteen officers from DOCARE, with support from four Hawai`i Police Department officers and a ranger with the Office of Mauna Kea Management, conducted the operation.
      DOCARE officers disassembed, loaded and took as evidence the large tent. In an understanding reached last week, protesters agreed to vacate the tent. A written warning notice was posted to it last Wednesday. Officers confiscated it after its rightful owner failed to claim it and take it down. A hale adjacent to the tent was not removed.
      Unlike two previous law enforcement operations, no one was arrested during this third sweep. Officers did not spot anyone camping in the restricted area.
      According to DLNR, law enforcement operations on Mauna Kea can happen at any time. The emergency rule prohibits camping in the restricted area between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4:00 a.m.
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HO`OMALU KA`U, THE LOCAL NONPROFIT whose major goal is to build Ka`u Heritage Center, holds its first free Native Dryland Plants Workshop on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Kahuku Park pavilion in Ocean View. The workshop is designed to educate local residents, especially lot owners throughout Ka`u, about the environmental and cultural values and uses of native Hawaiian dryland plants, many of which have grown here for thousands of years. 
      Ho`omalu’s Secretary/Treasurer Wendy Vance said, “For too many new owners of raw land, the first thing that is suggested to them is that they bulldoze their properties in preparation for building. The question then becomes, 'What should we plant?' We’re advising that many of the plants now growing there are extremely well-suited to Ka`u’s climate and environment and can be used to great effect as landscape features. 
      “Bulldozing is, of course, an effective way to clear land, but selective bulldozing is the key. We would very much like to encourage identifying and inventorying what's growing on your lot before clearing, and then planting native plants.”
      Participants receive Ho`omalu’s recently published booklet, Native Plants of the Ka`u Dryland Forest, a catalog of 15 native species found on the 15 acres in Manuka that were donated to Ho`omalu in 2011 for the purpose of building a Ka`u Heritage Center.
      Workshop presenters showcase several dryland species in their plant forms as well as in artifacts and discuss their cultural values and historical uses. There will also be a session about la`au lapa`au, medicinal uses of selected dryland species, and another session on propagation techniques that participants can use to grow plants on their land. Potted native plants will be available for purchase. 
      For more information about the booklet, the workshops and Ho`omalu Ka`u, call 929-8526, email hoomalukau@gmail.com, or contact them at PO Box 384, Na`alehu HI 96772.
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RANGERS SHARE THE TRADITIONAL ART of `ohe kapala, bamboo stamping, Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Kilauea Visitor Center’s lanai in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Free; park entrance fees apply.
      For more information, call 985-6011.

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