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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Kaʻū News Briefs Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Winner of the Papahānaumokuākea Umu Kai Award is Bruce Blankenfeld, with a life of Polynesian navigation, captaining the worldwide
voyage of Hōkūleʻa, and serving as a stevedore in Hawaiʻi. See story below. Photo from Polynesian Voyaging Society 
HAWAIʻI IS EXPECTED TO BECOME THE FIRST STATE TO BAN PESTICIDES WITH CHLORPYRIFOS, a chemical linked to developmental delays and learning disabilities in children, according to a statement from the governor's office today. Gov. David Ige has scheduled his signing of SB3095 into law for Wednesday. Kaʻū supporters of the bill include state House of Rep. Richard Creagan, who chairs the House Agriculture Committee, and Sen. Josh Green. Both are physicians. Sen. Russell Ruderman, who owns food stores, introduced the bill.

EXCHANGING LAVA COVERED LAND FOR PROPERTY AWAY FROM THE RIFT ZONE is the proposal from Sen. Russell Ruderman, who represents east Kaʻū into Puna. He said a formula could be used based on value of lava damaged property. The state would acquire the land where homes were lost to lava and provide victims with new land. Ruderman said he has identified several parcels in Puna that are owned by the state and could be used to help the lava victims.

RAPID RESPONSE WORKSHOPS FOR THOSE WITH EMPLOYMENT OR BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY THE VOLCANIC ERUPTION will be held in Volcano and Pāhoa next week.
Fissure 8 fountains reached heights up to 160 feet overnight. Lava fragments
falling from the fountains are building a 
cinder-and-spatter cone around the 

vent, with the highest part of the cone (about 125 feet high) on the
downwind side. USGS image taken June 12, around 6:10 a.m. USGS photo
     State of Hawaiʻi and Hawaiʻi County’s American Jobs Center host the meetings Tuesday, June 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Cooper Center, 19-4030 Wright Road, Volcano, and Wednesday, June 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Pāhoa Community Center, 15-3022 Kauhale Street, Pāhoa.
     Residents will receive information about programs and services regarding Unemployment Insurance, State of Hawaiʻi job vacancies, mental health services, Veterans’ Affairs, housing rental assistance, employment training, emergency food assistance, WIC, and medical services.
For more information, contact the American Jobs Center Hawaiʻi at 935-6527.

HAWAIIAN AIRLINES WILL REDUCE FLIGHTS TO HAWAIʻI ISLAND to and from Honolulu starting July 1. The new scheduling is a result of a slump in arrivals during the ongoing volcanic activity. One daily round trip evening flight to both Hilo and Kona airports will be taken off schedule, along with one round trip morning flight to Kona, said officials of the airline.

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EXPLOSIVE ERUPTIONS HAVE BEEN ASH POOR in late May and early June, according to USGS. Twenty-three have occurred at the Kīlauea volcano summit since May 17, Janet Babb, a geologist at USGS Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory, told press today, June 12. Six of the last seven explosions happened in the dark, so height estimations have not been available, she said. Babb estimates none have been above 10,000 feet above sea level. She also said the explosions since the end of May seem to all have been ash-poor. Brain Shiro, a seismologist at USGS HVO, said each recent explosion has happened about 20 hours apart, and generated a seismic effect similar to a 5.3 earthquake.
Three closely spaced lava fountains at Fissure 8 continue to feed a channelized flow trending north
and then east to the ocean entry at Kapoho Bay. This video is from an HVO helicopter overflight of
the braided 
lava channel June 11, around 6:30 a.m. Minor overflows of the channel levees have 

occurred at several places along the channel, but have been short-lived and do not pose an
immediate threat to areas not previously covered by 
lava. See the USGS video: 

volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/multimedia_uploads/multimediaFile-2227.mp4
     “We don’t really know what’s controlling the intervals… it may be a good thing this is happening… rather than building up,” said Shiro. He said that 3,100 earthquakes have been recorded at the summit in the last week. Babb said, “There is a lot of science happening to try to understand these events, to try to figure what is happening.”
     Babb said the greatest subsidence in the floor of Halemaʻumaʻu has been measured as about 1,000 feet deep. Each explosion adds about six to seven meters to that depth, said Babb, who emphasized, “that’s a very localized area” within Halemaʻumaʻu crater. She said other areas, plus the slumping of the rim wall, have subsided less.
     As of today, June 12, over 5,800 acres of new lava covers lower Puna. Fountaining at Fissure 8 measures up to 160 feet high. Small overflows are happening at the edges of the lava flow from Fissure 8. The flow is continuing to enter the ocean at Kapoho. The new lava delta at Kapoho measures about 250 acres. The delta measures about 1.4 miles across, as a straight measurement. There is weak activity at Fissures 16 and 18.

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This "warped-curb'"crack, the largest in the parking area for the former
Halema‘uma‘u overlook (closed since 2008), is one of many that have
sliced the parking area into slices. Ballistics strewn across the area are
visible in the foreground. Loose, dislodged blocks along this crack have
not moved in at least the past 30 hours. This photo was taken June 11.
USGS photo
JAGGAR MUSEUM OVERLOOK has suffered further structural damage. Jessica Ferracane of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park said she and emergency operations park staff went to Jaggar Museum yesterday afternoon, June 11. Jaggar Museum Overlook deck, “where most of our two million visitors last year liked to go – the most popular area in the national park before we closed,” showed significant increase in cracks, “even from the last time I was there” a week ago, said Ferracane.
     Jaggar Museum’s floor and ceiling have “very noticeable damage.” The items in the park store were “strewn about.” However, all the exhibits have no noticeable damage, she said, and there is no broken glass. There are also more significant fractures in the parking lot and the surrounding walkways around the museum and the HVO building. The newer viewing area, near the tour bus parking lot, shows “very significant fracturing.”
     Ferracane said the visual of the fracturing and slumping of the crater wall of Halemaʻumaʻu was “quite shocking,” and that the entire museum and HVO area looks as though it had been “coated in white flour.”
Kaoʻe kea, the white tailed tropicbird, remain at Halemaʻumaʻu during
this eruptive time. Photo from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
     Ferracane also said she saw “a lot of” kaoʻe kea, the white tailed tropicbird, flying about the summit, and nesting on the walls of the crater.

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TRADITIONAL POLYNESIAN WAYFINDER Bruce Blankenfeld took home the 2018 Papahānaumokuākea Umu Kai Award last weekend for his lifetime of educating Hawaiʻi’s keiki and adults in sustainably interacting with Hawaiʻi’s ocean. He helped to revive the art of traditional Polynesian wayfinding. Established by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries for Papahānaumokuākea, the Umu Kai Award goes to a Native Hawaiian cultural practitioner who invokes the spirit of traditional fishing practices and management, while adapting to modern fishing environments.
     Blankenfeld was training coordinator and captain on the epic Hōkūle‘a Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage, which included stopping in at Miloli‘i before and after the journey.
     The presentation was made on World Oceans Day by Athline Clark, NOAA superintendent for Papahānaumokuākea. She said that Blankenship “embodies the true spirit of a mentor, who inspires our next generation to actively be involved in learning about and caring for our ocean.”
Presentation image for the Umu Kai Award for Bruce Blankenfeld on World Oceans Day.
 Image from National Marine Sanctuaries for Papahānaumokuākea
     The Umu Kai award, named after the traditional Hawaiian practice of enhancing fish habitat, honors the legacy of the late Uncle Eddie Kaanaana, a Native Hawaiian who was the first recipient of the award in 2006. Other recipients include legendary Hawaiian Navigator and former Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Kamehameha Schools, Nainoa Thompson; former Department of Land and Natural Resources Chair, William ‘Ailā Jr.; Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park ranger and traditional ulua fisherman, Clarence “Aku” Hauanio; and Uncle Mac Poepoe, a fisherman and community leader on the Island of Moloka‘i.
     “Bruce exemplifies all of the important values behind the Umu Kai Award,” says Nainoa Thompson, president of the Polynesian Voyaging Society. “He has an exceptional, very rare, deep relationship with the ocean that is both learned and instinctual that has allowed him to become an
extraordinary deep-sea navigator and a strong leader. We would not have been able to successfully complete the Worldwide Voyage without him.”
Blankenfeld sailed on the 1980 Hōkūleʻa voyage from Tahiti
to Hawaiʻi. Photo from Polynesian Voyaging Society.
     In addition to being one of Hawai‘i’s five “pwo” (master) navigators, Blankenfeld is a long-distance paddler and coach. He began his association with the Polynesian Voyaging Society in 1977, and joined the groundbreaking 1980 voyage of Hōkūle‘a from Tahiti to Hawai‘i, as a fisherman. Since then, he has sailed more than 70,000 miles using traditional, non-instrument methods. He led Hōkūle‘a’s recent, extensive renovation, and is currently the Vice Chair of the Polynesian Voyaging Society's Board of Directors. He lectures on Polynesian navigating, voyaging, and wayfinding. He is also a fisherman, paddler, coach, and president of the Board of Directors of Hui Nalu Canoe Club, and long-time member and kayaker with the Hawai‘i Canoe & Kayak Team.
     Papahānaumokuākea National Marine Monument, located in the northwest Hawaiian Islands, offers interactive education in Hilo at its Mokupāpapa Discovery Center for Hawaiʻi’s Remote Coral Reefs at 76 Kamehameha Ave., on the corner of Kamehameha and Waianuenue Ave.
     According to a statement from NOAA, "Papahānaumokuākea is cooperatively managed to ensure ecological integrity and achieve strong, long-term protection and perpetuation of Northwestern Hawaiian Island ecosystems, Native Hawaiian culture, and heritage resources for current and future generations."
     Four co-trustees - the Department of Commerce, Department of the Interior, State of Hawai‘i, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs - protect this special place. Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument was inscribed as the first mixed (natural and cultural) UNESCO World Heritage Site in the United States in July 2010. For more information, see papahanaumokuakea.gov.
        
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WIND PATTERN CHANGES over the next couple of days should be changing from the familiar southwest-blowing, 10 mile an hour winds, to an “unusual” lighter wind pattern through next week, said Robert Ballard of NOAA. “Daytime sea breezes and nighttime land breezes,” will become more dominant over the trades during this time, he said. Ballard said any plumes of ash that happen during this time can be expected to go “almost straight up,” and any ash can be expected to stay near the crater.
     Vog and SO2 are expected to “crawl their way northward, across the Big Island,” with Hilo, Kona, and most of the Big Island being affected, said Ballard.
     The Nāʻālehu weather radar is expected to be back up within the next day. The radar helps determine ash plume height and mass. See the ash forecast here: vsc-ash.wr.usgs.gov/ashgui/#/
publicresults/1008443/DEP
     As of 4 p.m., Air Quality Index for Pāhala is 40, 61 Ocean View and for Kona, 36 for Mountain View, and 13 for Hilo - the only sites listed on AQI for the island. See current levels at airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_state&stateid=12&mapcenter=0&tabs=0.
     Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Visitor's Center, Hilo, Mountain View, and Kona were all green for SO2 levels today, June 12. Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Jaggar Museum had a few spikes of moderate or unhealthy for sensitive groups air in the early morning. Pāhala had unhealthy for sensitive groups air from 1 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., with good air more most of the morning and afternoon. Ocean View was slightly better, with moderate or unhealthy for sensitive groups air between 4:15 and 8:45 a.m. See current levels at hiso2index.info.
     All Hawaiʻi Island locations show as either blue (good) or offline on the EPA's monitoring map as of 5:30 p.m. See current info at response.epa.gov/site/map_list.aspx?site_id=12766.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 14
Story Time with Auntie Linda from Tūtū and Me, Thu, Jun 14, 10:30-noon, Nā‘ālehu Public Library. 929-8571

Meeting on Ash and SO2 will be held at Ocean View Community Center, 92-8924 Leilani Circle, Ocean View, on Thursday, June 14, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will bring together health, science, and Civil Defense officials to meet with the public.

FRIDAY, JUNE 15
‘Ike Hana No‘eau, Experience the Skillful Work, Fri, Jun 15, 10-noon, Kahuku Unit. Hawaiian cultural demonstrations. Free. nps.gov/HAVO

Father’s Day Card, Fri, Jun 15, 2-3pmKahuku Park, H.O.V.E. For ages 6-12 years. Register Jun 12-15. Free. Teresa Anderson, 929-9113, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

4-H Livestock Show & Sale is Friday, June 15, and Saturday, June 16, at Anderson Arena, also known as Rocking Chair Ranch, at 47-5124 Hawaiʻi Belt Road in Waimea. Open to the public, the annual event supports young farmers and ranchers. This year marks a century of 4-H in Hawai‘i; the state’s first 4-H livestock club opened in 1918.
     Friday’s events begin at 3:30 p.m. and include shows for rabbits, poultry, and goats.
Saturday’s large animal activities kick off with an 8 a.m. welcome, followed by 4-H participants showing lambs, hogs, steers, and heifers. Competition continues for top showmanship honors in the Round Robin Showmanship Class. Buyer’s registration and lunch is at 12:30 p.m., with the sale of 4-H animals at 2 p.m., including beef steer and heifer, hog, lamb, goat, and possibly poultry and rabbits.
     For more information, contact Galimba at mgalimba@kuahiwiranch.com or 808-430-4927.

SATURDAY, JUNE 16
Nature and Culture: An Unseverable Relationship, Sat, Jun 16, 9:30-11:30am, Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Moderate guided hike along the Palm Trail, approx. 2 miles. Learn about native plants that play a vital role in Hawaiian culture, observe catastrophic change and restoration of the land as it transitions from the 1868 lava flow to deeper soils with more diversity and older flora. Free. nps.gov/HAVO

Hands-On Fermented Foods Workshop: Sauerkraut and Kombucha w/ Jasmine Silverstein, HeartBeet Foods, Sat, Jun 16, 10-1pm, Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus, Hale Hoʻomana at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road. $50/VAC Members, $55/non-Member. Pre-registration required. Supplies and organic ingredients provided. No cooking skills necessary. volcanoartcenter.org, 967-8222

Inspired Figure Drawing Workshop, Sat, Jun 16, 10-3pmVolcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus, Hale Hoʻomana at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road. $60/VAC Member, $65/non-Member, plus $10 model fee. Students asked to bring materials, see volcanoartcenter.org. 967-8222

Ocean View C.E.R.T. Meeting, Sat, Jun 16, 10-1pmOcean View Community Center. Community Emergency Response Team monthly meeting/training. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

The Art Express, Sat, Jun 16, 10-3pm, Discovery Harbour Community Hall. Classes held once monthly. Learn something new or work on a forgotten project. Instructions on oil, acrylic, watercolor, and other mediums. Class size limited to 25. Meliha Corcoran 319-8989, himeliha@yahoo.comdiscoveryharbour.net/art-express

Hula Kahiko - Hope Keawe w/Hula Hālau Mana‘olana Sat, Jun 16, 10:30-11:30am, Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus, Hale Hoʻomana at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road. Hula performance. Free. volcanoartcenter.org

Nā Mea Hula - Kumu Kaho‘okele Crabbe w/Halauokalani, Sat, Jun 16, 11-1pm, Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus, Hale Hoʻomana at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road. Cultural demonstration. Free. volcanoartcenter.org

Bunco and Potluck, Sat, Jun 16, 6pm, Discovery Harbour Community Hall. Popular game played with nine dice, also known as Bonko or Bunko. Bring dish to share. Margie Hack, 541-954-8297

SUNDAY, JUNE 17
People and Land of Kahuku, Sun, Jun 17, 9:30-12:30pm, Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Free, guided, 2.5-mile, moderately difficult hike over rugged terrain focuses on the area's human history. nps.gov/HAVO

MONDAY, JUNE 18
Hawai‘i County Council Meetings, Mon/Tue, Jun 18 (Committees)/19 (Council), Kona. Ka‘ū residents can participate via videoconferencing at Nā‘ālehu State Office Building. Agendas at hawaiicounty.gov

Discovery Harbour Neighborhood Watch Meeting, Mon, Jun 18, 5-6:30pm, Discovery Harbour Community Hall. 929-9576, discoveryharbour.net


TUESDAY, JUNE 19
Rapid Response Workshops for Hawaiʻi Island residents whose employment status or business operations have been affected by the lava flow, will be Tuesday, June 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Cooper Center19-4030 Wright Road, Volcano; Wednesday, June 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Pāhoa Community Center15-3022 Kauhale Street, Pāhoa.
     Residents can receive information about programs and services regarding Unemployment Insurance, State of Hawaiʻi job vacancies, mental health services, Veterans’ Affairs, housing rental assistance, employment training, emergency food assistance, WIC and medical services. For more information, contact the American Jobs Center Hawaiʻi at 935-6527.

NEW and UPCOMING
Learn about figure drawing in Volcano on Saturday, June 16.
Photo from volcanoartcenter.org
ROSE ADARE LEADS AN INSPIRED FIGURE DRAWING WORKSHOP on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.
     The class covers a variety of drawing techniques, such as The Tornado and Pop & Lock Draw to give participants a fresh ways to view drawing. Participants will explore how different music influences drawing and how stance and movement can also play a role. “This is an ‘out of the box’ way of drawing a model and connecting with your materials, the model, and your own creativity,” states the event description.
     Class fee is $60 for Volcano Art Center Members, $65 for Non-Members, plus a $10 model fee. Students are asked to bring a pen, notebook, and drawing materials such as charcoal, pencil, erasers, and a large pad of paper at least 11” x 14”. Register online at volcanoartcenter.org or call 967-8222.
Photo from volcanoartcenter.org
     Adare is a graduate of the San Francisco Academy of Art University. She earned a full three year scholarship from the Temescal Atelier for Classical Realism, and trained under David Hardy. During her time at the academy, Adare’s work was featured at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor for a Toulouse Lautrec retrospective. Adare began her Fine Art career at The Muse Studio, founding the annual Muse Showcase: A Celebration in Art and Music, in Berkeley, California. Expanding throughout the Bay Area, Adare took on two solo shows, the first at the Sutter Gallery in San Francisco, followed by another at Epic Arts in Berkeley. Struck by a municipal train in 2005, Adare spent the following four years in physical rehabilitation and retaught her self how to paint. She returned to the art scene in 2009. Adare was accepted into the Schaefer Portrait Challenge in 2012 and 2015, and won second place at the Wyland galleries Best of the West in 2013. Adare’s portrait series, Restraint & Revolution, was featured as part of a three woman concurrent solo show at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, and went on tour throughout the states with 21 evocative oil paintings.

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ONGOING
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park invites kamaʻaina and tourist alike to visit the Kahuku Unit. There are no entry fees, and all programs are free of charge. In addition to regularly scheduled Guided Hikes and the monthly Coffee Talk, Kahuku Unit has added daily Ranger Talks, and cultural demonstrations and activities on weekends.
     Visitor Contact Station hosts Ike Hana Noe ʻAu, Cultural Demonstrations and Activities, at 12:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in June, made possible by Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association. Make a Ti Leaf Lei, Sat, June 16. Make an Eyelash Lei, Sun, June 17. Make an ͑Ohe Hana Ihu (Nose Flute), Sat, June 23. Make a Mini Feather Kahili, Sun, June 24.
     Visitor Contact Station hosts Ranger Talks on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
     Guided Hikes begin at 9:30 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday in June. Meet the ranger at the welcome tent. Sat, June 16: Nature and Culture. Sun, June 17: People and Land. Sat, June 23: Birth of Kahuku. Sun, June 24: ͑Ōhi͑a Lehua.
     Artist in Residence Talk, in the Visitor Center on Fri, June 22, at 10 a.m.
     In the Visitor Contact Station, Coffee Talk, a monthly, casual get together, is held the last Friday of the month. On June 29 at 9:30 a.m., Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund will present Removing Trash, Restoring Habitat.
     Join in the Cultural Festival, Pu ͑uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park, in Hōnaunau, Sat and Sun, June 23 and 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     See the Kahuku Unit Rangers,The Kahuku Cowgirls, in the Na ͑alehu 4th of July Parade Sat, June 30, beginning at 10 a.m.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program will take sign-ups in Kaʻū, through June 29.
     In Nā’ālehu, it will take place at the Hawai‘i County Economic Opportunity Council office, back of Senior Center, Wed-Fri, 8-1pm, 929-9263.
     In Ocean View, it will take place at Ocean View Community Center, Mon and Tue (except Mon, June 11), 8-4:30pm.
     In Pāhala, it will take place at the Edmund Olson Trust Office, Tue and Wed, 8:30-12:30pm. See more for eligibility requirements and application.

Libraries Rock Summer Reading Program: Hawai‘i State Public Library System, through July 14, statewide and online. Register and log reading at librarieshawaii.beanstack.org or at a local library. Free. Reading rewards, activities, and programs for children, teens, and adults. 2018 participants have a chance to win a Roundtrip for four to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies.

Park Rangers invite the public to downtown Hilo to learn about the volcanic activity, to get their NPS Passport Book stamped, and to experience the Hawaiian cultural connection to volcanoes. Rangers are providing programs at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center at 76 Kamehameha Avenue, Tuesday through Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
     Two Park Rangers are stationed at the Grand Naniloa Hotel in downtown Hilo, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., every Sunday and Monday, in the Willie K Crown Room - as long as nothing else is scheduled in the space. The rangers will be doing daily talks at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. about the eruption. They will show the park film that is normally available to visitors to see at the Kilauea Visitor’s Center at the Summit, Born of Fire, Born in the Sea, every half-hour beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Sign Up for the Nāʻālehu Independence Day Parade, to be held June 30. If interested, call Debra McIntosh at 929-9872.

Tūtū and Me Offers Home Visits to those with keiki zero to five years old: home visits to aid with helpful parenting tips and strategies, educational resources, and a compassionate listening ear. Home visits are free, last 1.5 hours, two to four times a month, for a total of 12 visits, and snacks are provided. For info and to register, call Linda Bong 464-9634.

St. Jude's Episcopal Church Calls For More Volunteers for the Saturday community outreach. Especially needed are cooks for the soup served to those in need, and organizers for the hot showers. "Volunteering for St. Jude's Saturday Shower and Soup ministry is an opportunity to serve God in a powerful way," states St. Jude's April newsletter. Volunteer by contacting Dave Breskin at 319-8333.

Volcano Forest Runs Registration Open through Friday, August 17, at 6 p.m. Half marathon $85, 10K $45, 5K $30. Registration increases August 1: half marathon to $95, 10K to $55, and 5K to $35. Race is run from Cooper Center on Wright Road in Volcano Village on Saturday, August 18.


5th annual Ka‘ū Coffee Trail Run registration open. Race day Sat, Sept 22, 7 a.m.; begins and ends at Ka‘ū Coffee Mill. Register online before Mon, July 9: 5K, $25/person; 10K, $35/person; and 1/2 Marathon, $45/person. From July 9 to Aug 11: $30/person, $40/person, and $45/person, respectively. From Aug 13 to Sept 20: $35/person, $45/person, and $55/person. Race day registration ends Sat, Sept 22, at 6:30 a.m. Event organizers, ‘O Ka‘ū Kākou; start location, Ka‘ū Coffee Mill.

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