About The Kaʻū Calendar

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.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Ka`u News Briefs Thursday, June 15, 2017

Six aspiring Hawai`i Police Department cadets were honored as they completed the academy with
ceremonies today. Photo by David Corrigan of Big Island Video News

SIX NEW POLICE RECRUITS WERE acknowledged today for completing their work at the police academy, on the road to becoming Hawai`i Police Department officers.
     Debney Jaramillo, president of the 85th Recruit Class, said that four months of field training are ahead for the aspiring officers "where we will learn more about ourselves and if we are fit for this position." Professionalism, compassion, teamwork and providing community satisfaction are opportunities for recruits with each police call they make, she said.
Police Recruit President Debney Jaramillo
Photo by David Corrigan of Big Island Video News
    Tracey Wise, a state Department of Health Mental Health division supervisor, was keynote speaker. She said the recruits have "entered one of the most elite professions known to humanity. As a police officer, you will - at one time, sometime, and possibly many more times - will be called to the unthinkable.
     "You'll be the first one at major scenes of major car accidents, deaths by homicide and suicide, removing babies and children out of homes unfit for animals, deescalating domestic violence quarrels, working with those who suffer from mental illness or substance abuse problems. And when these times become long and hard, because it will, I challenge you. I challenge you to remember that that you do make impact. Even though you cannot see the finished product like a house to a carpenter, know there are finished products like me that are out there functioning because of you. I challenge you to see life beyond the crime and statistics."
      The academy graduates are: Bryson Arquitola-Takiue, Erica Carballo, Adam Haynes, Debney Jaramillo, Jarrin Otsuka and Lawrence Yeung.
      Ceremonies were held at Hilo Hawaiian Hotel with Sgt. Reynold Kahalewai officiating and families, friends and public officials attending.

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SUMMER WORK ON TRAILS IN HAWAI`I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK is available for two young persons 17 to 35 years of age through KUPU, a program that "empowers future generations to create a more sustainable, pono Hawai`i," says the application. Kupu provides outdoor, hands on training to educate and mentor individuals to become stewards of culture and environment, developing a strong connection "to the place in which we live."
     This Conservation Leadership Program "creates rigorous entry-level work opportunities for young
professionals who want to commit to a career in conservation."                        Participants receive a living allowance and an AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion.
    One position is available for eight weeks and another for 12 weeks, starting June 26, according to Kupono McDaniel, Youth and Volunteer Programs Coordinator at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.
Review the application at https://kupuhawaii.tfaforms.net/50.

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Lā‘au Lapa‘au  with Ka‘ohu Monfort at Hawaiian Culutural
Festival at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.
NPS Photo by Sami Steinkamp
HAWAI`I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK is getting ready for its 37th Annual Hawaiian Cultural Festival & BioBlitz on Saturday, July 8 at Kilauea Military Camp. The Cultural Festival is from 10 am. to 3 p.m. and BioBlitz activities are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
     The Cultural Festival will feature authentic Hawaiian cultural practices and opportunities to learn how Hawaiians live closely to the land as its stewards. Enjoy hula and music, watch skilled practitioners demonstrate their art, and try a hand at Hawaiian crafts. This year's festival will again include a BioBlitz, a chance to join scientists and cultural practitioners and discover the biodiversity that thrives in the park.

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Recycling at Nā‘ālehu School, Sat, June 17, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Nā‘ālehu School Gym. Redeem your HI-5 sorted by type; receive 5 cents per container and additional 20 cents per pound on all aluminum. Atlas Recycling donates 20 cents per pound on all aluminum redeemed to the school. 939-2413, ext. 230.

Hi‘iaka & Pele, Sat, Jun 17, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Discover the Hawaiian goddesses and the natural phenomena they represent on this free, moderate, one-mile walk. nps.gov/havo

Kahuku ‘Ohana Day:
Hawaiian Healing Practices, Sat, June 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Ka‘ānohi Pe‘a demonstrates children’s massage. Keiki 17 and under and their families sign up by June 8, 985-6019.

Mongolian BBQ, Sat, June 17, 5 – 8 p.m., Kīlauea Military Camp’s Crater Rim Café in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Open to authorized patrons and sponsored guests. Park entrance fees apply.