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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Ka`ū News Briefs Thursday, August 16, 2018

Two shopping centers in Ka`ū, plus Nā`ālehu Theatre, will come under new planning, with new management, beginning
in September and December at the Weinberg Foundation, which owns the properties. Photo from to-hawaii.com
THE OWNER OF NĀ`ĀLEHU THEATRE AND NĀ`ĀLEHU AND PĀHALA SHOPPING CENTERS has named new land managers. The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has named Kamehameha Schools' senior director of planning and development, Giorgio Caldarone, to become managing director of real estate on Hawai`i Island. Weinberg owns some 250 commercial properties throughout the islands, including the two commercial centers in the hearts of Pāhala and Nā`ālehu.
Giorgio Caldarone
      Caldarone will leave Kamehameha Schools and assume the position on Sept. 6 and will be based at Weinberg
Corbett Kalama
headquarters in Baltimore. Running the Hawai`i office will be Corbett Kalama, who has worked for Weinberg since 2013. He will take his new post on Dec. 1 with the departure of Alvin Awaya, who has worked for Weinberg Foundation for 44 years. Awaya was responsible for the renovation of Pāhala Shopping Center in partnership with Ada Pulin-Lamme, who opened the Tex Drive In there, redesigning the face of the building and making it famous for malasadas. The restaurant was later sold and is now Longs Drugs.


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RAT LUNGWORM HAS INFECTED A TODDLER from east Hawai`i Island, according to the Hawai`i Department of Heath. This infection is the state's fifth confirmed case this year, and the third to be found on Hawai`i Island. The parasite was found in the toddler's spinal fluid. The child became ill in late July, and was seen in an emergency room last week. Possible sources of infection are being investigated.
     Aaron Ueno, Hawai`i Island District Health Officer, said, "Our children move quickly and are naturally curious about the world around them, which is a normal part of their early development. We can reduce the risk of rat lungworm disease by controlling slugs and snails around our homes and gardens, and by keeping children away from these harmful vectors as much as possible. The risk of rat lungworm disease exists statewide, and we can work together to take steps to prevent it in our communities."
     The Department of Health recommends controlling snail, slug, and rat populations; clearing debris where the animals can live; using bait or traps; wearing gloves when working outdoors. DOH also recommends all produce from any source be inspected, washed, and stored in sealed containers, with special attention being given to leafy greens.

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NO SIGNS OF FURTHER ERUPTION RIGHT NOW, says Tina Neal, Scientist in Charge at USGS Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory. She told press on Tuesday, August 15, that, though there are no signs of deformation, magma accumulation, or significant movement underground, and very few earthquakes in the lower East Rift Zone, high-temperature cracks in western Leilani Estates in Puna have been "expanding a little bit" in the last week. "We're not quite sure what that means, but it could still mean that magma is fairly shallow and still moving around, and the dyke is not completely inactive."
Fissure 8's lava pond is only about 15 to 20 feet wide. USGS photo
     Neal said scientists are monitoring frequently, staying vigilant, and specifically looking for tremors -- indicating the movement of magma -- and infrasound signatures -- detected by instruments placed all over the activity areas that read air movement. She said signs of pressurization, especially uprift, would give indication the eruption would be about to restart.
     Fissure 8 still has "an active puddle of lava, about 15 to 20 feet across," said Neal. She said SO2 emissions from Fissure 8 are under 1,000 tons per day, and SO2 from Halema`uma`u and Pu`u `Ō`ō are still at lower levels than have been seen in ten years or more.
     Lava from the river from Fissure 8 is still draining into the ocean, said Neal, and may take some time as there was a "large volume of lava to slowly seep out and solidify."
     Poho`iki's new black sand bar, Neal said, is "amazing sedimentary geology in motion… a sedimentation pattern that we could see for a long time."

HAWAI`I COUNTY CIVIL DEFENSE ISSUED A MESSAGE Thursday evening, saying it has produced its "Final eruption update and access policies until activity significantly changes."

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Image from nhc.noaa.gov
TROPICAL STORM LANE IS NOW HURRICANE LANE, and is expected to turn into a major hurricane by Saturday, according to information from the National Hurricane Center. Lane has increased travel from 13 to 15 miles per hour, with winds at 75 mph, an increase of 25 mph from yesterday. The storm is 1,780 miles east-southeast of Hilo as of 5 p.m. Lane is expected to take a track similar to Hurricane Hector, traveling south of South Point.
     See Lane forecasts and discussions at nhc.noaa.gov until it reaches the Central Pacific. See the Central Pacific Hurricane center at prh.noaa.gov. See updates here at Ka`ū News Briefs, as the situation develops.

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The 87th Police Recruit Class for Hawai`i County Police Department graduated yesterday in a ceremony
at the Grand Naniloa Hotel in Hilo. Photo from Big Island Video News
HAWAI`I COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT held ceremonies for its 87th Police Recruit Class yesterday, August 15, at the Grand Naniloa Hotel in Hilo.
     Class President  Spencer Thomas said, "We have come from many walks a life to learn to work together, to avoid complacency, to be humble, to learn respect, serve and protect our community and, in turn, came closer as a class and as family. To my fellow officers, let's continue this profession. I say to you, Onipa`a Ka Kou. Stand firm as well."
87th Police Recruit Class President
Office Spencer Thomas
Photo from Big Island Video News
     Dr. Kimo Alameida told the recruits that serving as a police officer, "It is a tough profession, the public is not very forgiving, but yet, they are very appreciative when they call 911, and you guys show up to protect us."
     Class 87 launched its studies on Feb. 16, completing the six months of academic training. The next phase is on-the-job.
     Police Chief Paul Ferreira welcomed the recruits and Mayor Harry Kim was also on hand to shake the hands of all recruits. They are: Class President Spencer Thomas, Kiley Loo, Matthew Taira, Brent Nishiki, Kayli Carr, Ismail Mustafaa, Reyn Nishioka, Jayce Carvalho, Travis Bumgardner, Christopher Ross, Adam Guzman, Kristopher Palea, Michael Sailer, and Daniel Ulrich.
     Peter Hendricks, Chair of the Hawai`i County Police Commission, urged the new police officers to "stay closer to your friends and family. I hope you stick with it. Stay with the profession. It truly is an important profession."
     See a police department film of the ceremony at www.bigislandvideonews.com.
Front: Class President Spencer Thomas, Kiley Loo, Matthew Taira, Brent
Nishiki, Kayli Carr, Ismail Mustafaa, Reyn Nishioka.
Back: Jayce Carvalho, Travis Bumgardner, Christopher
Ross, Adam Guzman, Kristopher Palea,
Michael Sailer, and Daniel Ulrich. Photo from HPD

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BANNING TOXIC PESTICIDES is on the radar of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who seeks to take the fight to Congress. In a release today, she said a former school groundskeeper in California was awarded $289 million in damages, as his terminal cancer was linked to the use of Roundup, "the most popular weedkiller in the world. Yesterday, the Environmental Working Group released a report that found unsafe levels of Roundup in many of our favorite oat cereals, oatmeals, granolas, and snack bars.
     "This is unacceptable. The pervasive presence of harmful pesticides hurts our bees, our food, and our `āina. In our islands and in the rest of the country, we must find alternative solutions for farming and landscape maintenance – so we can move towards banning these harmful chemicals at last. Protecting the planet is one of our sacred responsibilities, and one that I will always champion."

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Fire crews, hard at work to stamp out the remaining Keauhou Ranch fire. NPS photo
KEAUHOU RANCH FIRE IS 90 PERCENT CONTAINED as of 7 p.m., according to Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The number of firefighters has been reduced to 85, from 121 needed last week. The affected area remains at 3,739 acres.
     One-half inch of rain fell yesterday, which aided firefighters. With the cooler and wetter weather, firefighters are focusing on mop-up and patrol of firelines. They are also starting the process of back-haul -- returning equipment and supplies used on the fire -- by strategically bringing those resources back to be cleaned and refurbished.
     Additionally, fire crews are working with park biologists along the park boundary to assess fences and to carefully fall a limited number of trees that became hazards from the fire. Together they are also analyzing any potential impacts from the fire suppression efforts, such as bulldozer lines that were created to stop the spread of the fire.

     This will be the last update for the Keauhou Fire unless conditions significantly change.

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KA`Ū TROJANS FALL SPORTS SCHEDULE
Football:
   Fri, Aug 17, 10am, Scrimmage @ Kea`au
   Sat, Aug 25, 10am, Scrimmage @ Waiakea
   Thu, Sept 6, 6pm, @ Pāhoa
   Sat, Sept 15, 1pm, @ Kohala
   Sat, Sept 22, 3:30pm, host Lanai @ Kea`au
Girls Volleyball:
   Fri, Aug 24, 6pm, @ Mauna Lani
   Wed, Aug 29, 6pm, @ Hilo
   Fri, Aug 31, Kamehameha Tourney
   Sat, Sept 1, Kamehameha Tourney
   Wed, Sept 5, 6pm, host Pāhoa
   Wed, Sept 12, 6pm, @ Christian Liberty
   Fri, Sept 14, @ Kamehameha
   Mon, Sept 17, 6pm, host Lapahoehoe
   Wed, Sept 19, 6pm, host Kohala
   Thu, Sept 20, 6pm, @ Honoka`a
   Tue, Sept 25, 6pm, @ HPA
   Fri, Sept 28, 6pm, host Kona
Cross Country:
   Sat, Aug 25, @ CLA (preseason)
   Sat, Sept 1, 10am, @ HPA
   Sat, Sept 8, 10am, @ Kamehameha
   Sat, Sept 15, 10am, Kea`au
   Sat, Sept 22, 9am, @ HPA
   Sat, Sept 29, 10am, @ Waiakea

NEW and UPCOMING
`ALALĀ PROJECT CLASSROOM AND COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS can be scheduled by teachers or organizers by contacting thealalaproject@gmail.com. From the `Alalā Project: "If you are a teacher here on Hawai`i Island, and would like the chance for your students to hear the story of the `Alalā and get involved with our project, we want to connect with you! Maybe you aren't a teacher, but you have an organization or community event coming up where you would like us to share more information about the `Alalā? We can fill that request, too! Please contact us at thealalaproject@gmail.com if you would like more information, to schedule a presentation, or have any questions. Let's all become `Alalā Ambassadors!" facebook.com/alalaproject

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 16
Story Time with Auntie Linda from Tūtū & Me, Thu, Aug 16, 10:30-noon, Nā`ālehu Public Library. 929-8571

Hawai`i Disability Legal Services, Thu, Aug 16, 9-noon, Ocean View Community Center. ovcahi.org, 939-7033, ovcahawaii@gmail.com

Hawaiian Civic Club of Ka`ū, Thu, Aug 16, 6:30pm, United Methodist Church in Nā`ālehu. Pres. Berkley Yoshida, 747-0197

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17
Hawai`i Wildlife Fund Kamilo Beach Clean-up and Debris Survey, Fri, Aug 17, contact in advance for meet up time at Wai`ōhinu Park. Pending volcanic activity/air quality. Space limited. Free; donations appreciated. kahakai.cleanups@gmail.com, wildhawaii.org

Pāhala Meeting on the Future of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park on Friday, Aug. 17, at 5 p.m., at Pāhala Plantation House. The community is invited to share ideas and to discuss what the visitor experience might be like during a series of informal meetings slated for Pāhoa, Volcano, Pāhala, and Kahuku.
     Anyone who is interested in the future of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park is invited to attend. Park Superintendent Cindy Orlando and other park managers will share the latest news about what’s going on in the park.
     Other meetings will be held at Tin Shack Bakery in Pāhoa, Thurs., Aug. 16, at 3 p.m.; Volcano Art Center's Ni`aulani Campus, Tues., Aug. 21, at 1 p.m.; and Kahuku Unit of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, Thurs., Aug. 23, at 10 a.m.
     A statement from the park says "Most of the park has been closed since May 11, after elevated activity at Kīlauea Volcano created hazardous conditions for staff and visitors. Park management will share their plans for recovery."

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18
Volcano Forest Runs Race Day, Sat, Aug 18; 7 am - 1/2 Marathon, 7:45 am - 5k, 8 am - 10k, 10 am - Keiki Runs. Volcano Village, start and finish at Cooper Center on Wright Road. See pre-registration fees online. No race day registration for 1/2 Marathon. Race Director Sharron Faff, 967-8240. volcanorainforestruns.com

Pancake Breakfast & Raffle, Sat, Aug 18, 8-11am, Ocean View Community Center. To volunteer, call 939-7033, ovcahi.org.

Paths and Trails, Sat, Aug 18, 9:30-12:30pm, Kahuku Unit of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Moderately-difficult, 2-mile hike with some of the most spectacular overlooks in Kahuku. Discover the ways people, animals, and plants got to Kahuku and the paths they followed. Free. nps.gov/HAVO

Hands-On Fermented Foods Workshop: Pickled Veggies & Yogurt with Jasmine Silverstein, HeartBeet Foods, Sat, Aug 18, 10-1pm, Volcano Art Center. $50/VAC Members, $55/non-Member. Pre-registration required. Supplies and organic ingredients provided. No cooking skills necessary. heartbeetfoods.com. volcanoartcenter.org, 967-8222

Ocean View C.E.R.T. Meeting, Sat, Aug 18, 10-1pm, Ocean View Community Center. Community Emergency Response Team monthly meeting/training. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Hula Kahiko - Kumu Hula Iwalani Kalima with Hālau Kou Lima Nani E, Sat, Aug 18, 10:30-11:30am, hula platform near Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. Hula performance. Free. Desiree, 987-7288, volcanohula@gmail.com, volcanoartcenter.org

Nā Mea Hula - Kumu Hula Kaho`okele Crabbe and Halauolaokalani, Sat, Aug 18, 11-1pm, Volcano Art Center Ni`aulani Campus, Volcano Village. Hands on cultural demonstration. Free. Desiree, 987-7288, volcanohula@gmail.com, volcanoartcenter.org

Bunco & Potluck, Sat, Aug 18, 6pm, Discovery Harbour Community Hall. Popular game played with nine dice. Bring dish to share. Margie Hack, 541-954-8297

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19
People & Land of Kahuku, Sun, Aug 19, 9:30-12:30pm, Kahuku Unit of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Guided, 2.5-mile, moderately difficult hike over rugged terrain focuses on the area’s human history. Free. nps.gov/HAVO

MONDAY, AUGUST 20
Discovery Harbour Neighborhood Watch Meeting, Mon, Aug 20, 5-6:30pm, Discovery Harbour Community Hall. 929-9576, discoveryharbour.net

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21
After Dark Near The Park: Saving Rare Plants from the Brink of Extinction in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, Tue, Aug 21, 7-8pm, Volcano Art Center's Ni`aulani Campus, Volcano Village. Botanist Sierra McDaniel discusses rare plant management at the park. Free; $2 donation suggested. volcanoartcenter.org. Event co-sponsored by Friends of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, 985-6011.

ONGOING
Free Arts and Crafts Activities at Pāhala Comunity Center happen on Wednesdays (excluding Aug 29), from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., through the end of Sept, for keiki in Kindergarten through 8th grade.
   - Aug 22: Silhoutte Art. Register Aug 16 through 21.
   - Sept 5: In observance of Grandparents Day, Craft Stick Puzzle Hanging. Register Aug 30 through Sept 4.
   - Sept 12: Dove Foldable For Peace. Register Sept 4 through 11.
   - Sept 19: Handprint Tree Art. Register Sept 13 through 18.
   - Sept 26: Beaded Wind Chime. Register Sept 19 through 25.
     For more, call 928-3102 or visit the community center during business hours: Mon-Thu and Sat, from noon to 8 p.m., or Fri, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation/.

Activities at Kahuku Park -- within Hawaiian Ocean View Estates -- over the next two months, include two physical activities, three arts and crafts activities, and a Park Beautification Day.
     For ages 6 to 12:
   - Kickball: Tuesdays and Fridays to 3 p.m., August 21 through September 21. Registration open  through August 20.
   - Paper Lanterns: Wednesday, August 22, 3 to 4 p.m. Registration open through August 20.
   - Jump Rope Challenge: Monday, August 27, to 4 p.m. Registration open August 20 through 25.
   - Sand Art: Wednesday, September 5, 3 to 4 p.m. Registration open August 27 through 31.
     For all ages:
   - Friendship Bracelets: Wednesday, September 19, to 4 p.m. Registration open September 10 through 14.
   - Park Beautification Day: Friday, September 28, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Registration open September 19 through 26.
      All activities are free to attend. For more, call Teresa Anderson at 929-9113 or visit the park during business hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 12:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. See hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation/.

Cross County Assistant Coach Needed for Ka`ū Trojans, says Coach Erin Cole. The Boys & Girls team starts running Aug 25. Contact Cole for more, or if interested in applying, at erinlcole@hotmail.com.

5th Annual Volcano Winery Harvest Festival tickets on sale for event on Sun, Sept 9, and selling fast! Benefit for Volcano School of Arts and Sciences. Music, food, wine, and raffle. $40/adult (21+), $20 under 21. 967-7772, volcanowinery.com

5th Annual Ka`ū Coffee Trail Run Registration Open, online at webscorer.com/register?raceid=128145, Fees: 5K, $35/person; 10K, $45/person; and 1/2 Marathon, $55/person. Race Day Sat, Sept 22, 7 a.m.; begins and ends at Ka`ū Coffee Mill, kaucoffeemill.com. Event organizers: `O Ka`ū Kākou, okaukakou.org.

Tūtū and Me Traveling Preschool's Temporary Nā`ālehu Site Location is Kauaha`ao Church in Wai`ōhinu. Meeting days and times remain the same: Mondays and Wednesdays, from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. Pāhala site program meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Pāhala Community Center.
     Tūtū and Me also offers home visits to those with keiki zero to five years old, to aid with parenting tips and strategies, educational resources, and a compassionate listening ear. Free. Visits last 1.5 hours, two to four times a month, total of 12 visits. Snacks are provided.
     To enroll in either program, fill out enrollment forms found at pidf.org/programs/tutu
_and_me/enrollment_forms, or call Linda Bong at 464-9634. Questions: Clark at 929-8571 or eclark@pidfountation.org.

Harmony Educational Services, Home Based Educational Programs - Open Enrollment through Oct 15; harmonyed.com/hawaii. Partnered with four local public charter schools, Harmony offers benefits of homeschooling with resources available to public schools. Interested families can also contact Rayna Williams at rwilliams@harmonyed.com or 430-9798.

Disaster Recovery Center open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Pāhoa Neighborhood Center at 15-3022 K
auhale St. See information applicants need to bring, or register online, at fema.gov/disaster/4366. If you are a survivor who has left the area, call 800-621-3362. Salvation Army distribution center at Pāhoa Community Center on Tue, Thu, and Sat, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. To donate, contact 756-0306.

Volunteers Needed by St. Jude's Episcopal Church for Sat community outreach, especially soup cooks and shower organizers. "Volunteering for St. Jude's Saturday Shower and Soup ministry is an opportunity to serve God in a powerful way," states St. Jude's. Contact Dave Breskin, 319-8333.

Ocean View Vet Center Visits Suspended until further notice. Veterans, call 329-0574 for VA benefit information. ovcahi.org

Find Your Park, invites Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, to kama`aina and tourist alike. Experience authentic Hawaiian cultural programs, guided hikes, After Dark events, and more from Ka`ū to Volcano to Hilo, while the partial closure of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park continues.
     Free of charge, with no entry fees, rangers offer new and familiar programs at Kahuku Unit, Volcano Art Center's Ni`aulani Campus, and Mokupāpapa Discovery Center and Prince Kūhio Plaza in Hilo.
Kahuku Unit
     Kahuku events are posted to the park website, nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/kahuku-hikes.htm.
     Regularly scheduled Guided Hikes, monthly Coffee Talk, daily Ranger Talks, with cultural demonstrations and activities on weekends.
     Guided Hikes on Saturdays and Sundays begin at 9:30 a.m. Meet the ranger at the welcome tent. Can't make a guided hike but want to get to know Kahuku better? The Friends of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park will tailor a customized trek just for you. Contact Friends through their website. Proceeds support Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.
     Coffee Talk, held the last Friday of the month, 9:30-11 a.m., at the Visitor Contact Station. Dr. Frank Bonaccorsoreveals "A Day in the Life of `Ōpe`ape`a – the Hawaiian Hoary Bat," and shares a 24-hour cycle of the only land mammal native to Hawai`i on Fri., Aug. 31.
     Ranger Talks introduce the natural, cultural and historic attributes of Kahuku on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m., at the Visitor Contact Station.
     `Ike Hana No`eau: Experience the Skillful Work Cultural Demonstrations and Activities, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the Visitor Contact Station. Pū`ohe Workshop: Learn to make a bamboo trumpet, Sat, Aug 18, 12:30 p.m. Hawaiian Paper: Make your own paper from the wauke plant, Sun, Aug 19, 12:30 p.m. Wauke supplies are limited, please RSVP to wendy_scott-vance@nps.gov.
     Picnic in the Park: Join Kahuku for Hawaiian music and hula. Bring a picnic lunch or opt to buy lunch from food trucks on this family-friendly day. Supported by the Friends of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Sun., Sept. 16, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Volcano Art Center's Ni`aulani Campus
     Find Park Rangers in Volcano Village daily, at the Volcano Art Center's Ni`aulani Campus at 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd. Rangers are there 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to provide talks and answer questions about the current eruption.
     After Dark …near the park at the Volcano Art Center's Ni`aulani Campus. Each event will have a different subject matter.
Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
     Find Park Rangers in downtown Hilo, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rangers provide daily eruption updates. At 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., they give a talk about all five of Hawai`i Island's volcanoes, including Kīlauea. Get NPS Passport Books stamped. Located at 76 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo.
Prince Kūhio Plaza
     Find Park Rangers alongside the park's non-profit partner, Hawai`i Pacific Parks Association, at their brand new mall store.
Grand Naniloa Hotel
     Find Park Rangers stationed at the Grand Naniloa Hotel in downtown Hilo on Sundays and Mondays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Rangers provide eruption updates at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The park film that is normally available to visitors at Kīlauea Visitor Center at the Summit, Born of Fire, Born in the Sea, is shown every half-hour beginning at 9:30 a.m.
     Park rangers also greet incoming arrivals at the Hilo International Airport, welcome cruise ship passengers as they disembark at the Port of Hilo, and inform visitors at `Imiloa Astronomy Center most Sundays.

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