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Ka`u, Hawai`i, United States
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Friday, July 20, 2018

Kaʻū News Briefs Friday, July 20, 2018

Southern flow front, 0.25 miles from Pohoiki Boat Ramp. See story, below. USGS photo
OFFICER BRONSON KALILOA’S ALLEGED MURDERER WAS SHOT TO DEATH BY THE HAWAIʻI POLICE DEPARTMENT TODAY. The shoot-out also resulted in the wounding of a Special Response Team Sergeant, who Hawaiʻi News Now reported was conscious and breathing when taken to Hilo Medical Center. The confrontation happened in South Point, just east of South Point Road, mauka of the road to Ka'alualu.
     On Friday afternoon, Hawaiʻi News Now reported, Kaliloa’s family issued this statement: “The family would like to thank all the responders who have put their lives at risk to help bring us closure. Our love and thoughts go to the injured officer and his family, and we will pray that the Lord protect and heal him.”
The late Officer Bronson 
Kaliloa. Photo from HPD
     HPD reported they were acting on information received on suspect Justin Joshua Waiki when they responded to the area of South Point. “At about 2:45 p.m., police officers established a checkpoint where officers stopped an SUV. Members of the Department’s Special Response Team were conducting checks within the vehicle when the suspect, Justin Waiki, opened fire, wounding an officer. Officers present returned fire, resulting in the death of Waiki.
     The wounded officer, an SRT Sergeant, is a police veteran with 12 years of service. He was taken by Fire Rescue to the Hilo Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. During the gunfire, a female who was hiding in the SUV was shot and also taken to Hilo Medical Center for treatment.
     Three other individuals, who are suspected in aiding the suspect, were arrested at the scene for Hindering Prosecution in the first degree and remain in custody at this time. The investigation is continuing.”
Pua left by the public at Hilo Police Station in memory of
Fallen Officer Bronson K. Kaliloa. Photo from HPD
     Richard Taylor, who lives on a South Point area ranch, said that hunters shoot pigs all the time - usually one or two shots - but “it sounded like a buzz saw of gunfire today,” with a plane over head circling for about 45 minutes, apparently looking for the man on the run.
     Rewards for Waiki’s capture had grown to $32,000; $10,000 from the FBI, $10,000 from U.S. Marshalls, $10,000 from Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, with Islandwide Crime Stoppers adding $2,000 this morning. No word on whether the rewards will be issued.
     The shooting reported yesterday near Honaunau School, reports HPD, was a result of police shooting in pursuit of two suspects, 25-year-old Harvey Damo Jr., and 25-year-old Shevylyn Klaus, both of Hilo, who reportedly stole a vehicle in Hilo and were pursued through Kona, Kaehuou, and taken into custody in Honaunau. 

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LAVA IS NO CLOSER TO POHOIKI today, report both official sources such as USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and Hawaii County Civil Defense, and reporter Ikaika Marzo. Those sources say the flow front is about a quarter mile from Pohoiki Boat Ramp at Isaac Hale Park. Marzo shared a Facebook video update today, facebook.com/ikaika.marzo/videos/1894184593967401/,  where Phillip Ong shows how the pulses of lava forced out of Fissure 8 after the collapses at the summit overflow the banks of the perched lava channel, and how much under threat Pohoiki remains.
Bowls surf spot, just north of Isaac Hale Park and Pohoiki, is being
slowly covered by lava. Photo from Big Island Video News
     Bowls surf spot was about two-thirds covered yesterday, according to videographer Mick Kalber, who was on a Paradise Helicopters overflight. He posted a video and notes on Vimeo, vimeo.com/280845187, that lava “is steadily pushing toward Isaac Hale Beach Park at Pohoiki, and may even be there this weekend. Even more lava is behind the current flow, making its way south and southwest… and is carrying an enormous amount of lava.” He also noted more littoral or hydrovolcanic explosions are happening near the same entry place that caused the explosion that injured several people on a boat tour earlier this week.
     During this morning's overflight, says USGS, the channel that runs from Fissure 8 to the ocean, then turns south, was “incandescent its entire length from vent to ocean entry. The most vigorous ocean entry is located a few hundred meters northeast of the southern flow margin, though a few small pahoehoe toes were entering the ocean on either side of the channel's main entry point.”
     On roadway updates for the Volcano area, State Highways reports that a speed limit of 25 miles per hour is in effect on Highway 11 between the 28 and 30 Mile Markers due to cracks in the road. Motorists are advised to stay on the pavement and be on the alert for cracks in the road and to exercise caution.
Flow map as of 12:00 p.m., July 19. USGS map
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ʻOhai, an endangered endemic Hawaiian plant.
Photo from Wikimedia Commons
PRIORITIZING NATIVE PLANTS is the focus of a bill introduced by Sen. Mazie K. Hirono. She introduced the Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration, and Promotion Act. The bill encourages federal land management agencies to hire botanists, conduct research on native plant materials, and incorporate native plants in projects on federal land when feasible.
     Hirono said, “Native plants play a crucial role in conserving and protecting our land, and are an important part of our culture. They recharge our watersheds and are less prone to fire than nonnative species. This bill provides resources to ensure that our land managers have the necessary tools and expertise to protect our native plants, many of which are endangered and are found nowhere else in the world.”
Sen. Mazie Hirono
     The legislation would promote native plant research and use by promoting hiring and retention of botanists, and helping fund botanical research and efforts to increase endangered plant populations. It would give preference to native plant materials in land management projects and require justification of use of non-native plant materials, and require the use of native plant materials in surface transportation projects and federal building design. It would also promote interagency cooperation for various activities relating to native plants, and direct the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to incorporate native plant conservation into existing activities.
Uhiuhi, a critically endangered endemic 
Hawaiian plant. 
Photo from Wikimedia Commons
     Dr. Marian Chau, Seed Conservation and Laboratory Manager, Lyon Aboretum, Hawaiian Rare Plant Program, said, “After contributing to the creation of this bill since 2015, seeing a version introduced in the House of Representatives, and visiting my legislators’ offices over the past few years, I am so grateful that Senator Hirono took up this cause and showed leadership in introducing this Senate bill, which will be of great benefit to Hawaii and the entire nation.”
     Dustin Wolkis, Seed Bank & Laboratory Manager, Department of Science and Conservation, National Tropical Botanical Garden, said, “With less than 1% of the land mass of the United States, Hawaii contains over half of the endangered plant species listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. With the introduction of this bill, Hawaii stands to benefit greatly in both our economy and the preservation of our unique and imperiled flora.”
     Anne Neal Petri, President of The Garden Club of America, said, “By promoting the hiring of botanists and creating a preference for native plants, the bill will advance scientific expertise and help conserve water, save money, reduce the need for pesticides, and foster healthy, vibrant ecosystems.”

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HARMONY EDUCATIONAL SERVICES organizers in Ka‘ū are hoping for enough enrollment this fall to open an Ocean View site for Option Days. Harmony is a service provider for online public school partnerships available to Ka‘ū students, and offers curriculum for K-12. The Option Days location would be Ocean View Community Center, should enough students sign up. Free participation in the Harmony Hawai‘i program requires enrollment with a Harmony partner public school.
Making giant bubbles during an Options Day 
meeting. Photo by Frank Cordes
     Families can sign up for Harmony services online at harmonyed.com, thus enrolling students at local schools partnered with Harmony: Kua O Ka Lā Public Charter School, Laupāhoehoe Community Public Charter School, and Kanu o ka ‘Āina. Harmony serves more than 500 students across the island chain.
     Harmony Educational Services Mentor Ranya Williams said the tuition-free program offers resources, curriculum, mentoring, and more. In addition to contacting the local Charter Schools, families are invited to enroll students online for grades 9-12 by July 31, and for K-8 by Oct. 15, for the 2018-19 school year.
     Families receive money from Harmony when they register their children, plus financial support for supplies and some classes. Parents also pay for additional supportive materials for schooling.
     Williams says that in addition to support, “Harmony students are eligible to receive a yearly educational allowance, $250-$1,000, to use to purchase educational material, curriculum, and pay for classes such as music, dance, and martial arts. You can even use your existing curriculum, by choosing our Flex program, which is a series of worksheets that serve as an assessment to ensure that parents are teaching according to Common Core Standards.”
Keiki enrolled in Harmony programs join to socialize and complete
various activities together, such as making giant bubbles,
homemade paper, and lego creations, during Options Day 

meetings. Photo by Frank Cordes
     Ocean View resident Laura Roberts enrolled her children in Harmony two years ago and reports: “After years of doing school at home in many different virtual programs with my four children, we found Harmony. It has been life changing and we are so thankful to be in the program. It provides a great education while allowing my kids to pursue their interests like guitar, piano, technology, etc. We would not have these opportunities without Harmony. It’s easy to use, flexible for any family, and we have a mentor that has been very helpful. We love it! We wish we had found it earlier!”
     The website states that Harmony Educational Services offers students and families the advantages of homeschooling while providing the resources available at public schools. “We provide distance learning students with flexible educational choices, including virtual curriculum, on-site classes, and educational materials all at no cost to you. Harmony provides educational options so you can choose what’s best for your child, including: mix-and-match courses and materials from a variety of vendors; online curriculum and traditional curriculum based on textbooks, literature, etc.; our popular on-site elective program and other exiting elective classes; and resources and materials based on your child’s interests and their courses.”
Making homemade paper during an Options Day 
meeting. Photo by Frank Cordes
     In Hawai‘i, the Harmony program offers “Free Individualized Education,” based on the principle that “Every child has different capacities, interests and passions. We understand that students flourish when education is individualized to their unique needs. Harmony provides a variety of courses and programs for all ages, ensuring a truly customized learning experience,” states harmonyed.com/hawaii/.
     Harmony allows “families the flexibility to learn at home, access online curriculum and attend on-site programs,” according to the website. Williams says Harmony currently has on-site locations (known as Options Days) in Hilo and Honoka‘a, as well as on O‘ahu and Kaua‘i. “ We hope to bring Options Day sites to Ocean View and Kona this year, depending on enrollment numbers. Options Day courses serve as students electives, they can be classes such as STEM, sewing, coding, Lego Simple Machines, robotics, art, cooking, and Hawaiian. Options Day site managers choose the courses based upon the interests of enrolled students. We are very close to having enough students to create an Ocean View Site. I’m very excited about the prospect!” says Williams.
     Harmony offers families support throughout the year, by providing a mentor who assists parents in planning for each child’s success. The mentor serves as the “family’s primary contact with Harmony and is available to explain Harmony programs, match curriculum and resources to student needs, and provide support to parents and students. Mentors work with parents to ensure that students have a wonderful educational experience,” states harmonyed.com/hawaii/.
     To enroll, visit harmonyed.com/hawaii/. Contact Williams at 808-430-9798 or rwilliams@harmonyed.com for more information.
     Another online program offered in the Ka‘ū area, unrelated to Harmony, is Volcano School of Arts & Sciences. See May 26 Ka‘ū News Briefs.

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NEW and UPCOMING
A HOUSE AND SENATE CANDIDATE AGRICULTURAL FORUM FOR KONA AND KA‘Ū hosted by Kona Coffee Farmer Association, and Kona Farmers Union on Thursday, August 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Konawaena High School Cafeteria in Kealakekua. The forum subject area is to help meet the needs of farmers. Participants are encouraged to bring questions.

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A CHILI COOK OFF, WITH A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR PUNA AND KA‘Ū FOOD BANK, is Saturday, August 4, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at The Terraces in Ocean View at 1885 Princess Kaiulani Blvd. The event offers a raffle, non-alcoholic mixers, and more, with music provided by Soul Town. Attendees are asked to pay $10 for advance tickets or $15 at the door, plus a can of food. Criminal Justice Services of Hawai‘i, Alaska, and the mainland, as well as many local businesses and community groups, sponsor the event. For more info, contact gcmorales2002@yahoo.com or kathiegriffeth@gmail.com.

Print edition of The Ka‘ū Calendar is free to 5,500 mailboxes 
throughout Ka‘ū, from Miloli‘i through Volcano, and free on 
stands throughout the district. Read online at kaucalendar.com
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SATURDAY, JULY 21
Birth of Kahuku, Sat, July 21, 9:30-11:30am, Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Explore rich geologic history of Kahuku on this easy-to-moderate hike that traverses the vast 1868 lava flow, with different volcano features and formations. Learn about the Hawaiian hotspot and the creation of Kahuku. Free. nps.gov/HAVO

Writing From the Heart w/Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, Sat, July 21, 9:30-4pm, Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. Bring notebook, pen and lunch. $65/VAC Member, $75/Non-Member. Register online, volcanoartcenter.org or call 967-8222. franceskaihawwang.com

Second Annual Pig Hunt, hosted by Kaʻū Multicultural Society, happens Saturday, July 21, at the parking lot adjacent to 96-3258 Maile Street, near the old Radio Station Building. Location provided by Olson Trust. The scale for the weigh-ins for the wild pigs will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be food booths and a variety of contests. Contact Kalani Vierra at 938-2005, Darlyne Vierra at 640-8740, or Liz Kuluwaimaka at 339-0289.

Ocean View C.E.R.T. Meeting, Sat, July 21, 10-1pmOcean View Community Center. Community Emergency Response Team monthly meeting/training. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Hula Kahiko - Kumu Kaho’okele Crabbe w/Halauokalani, Sat, July 21, 10:30-11:30amVolcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. Hula performance. Free. Desiree, 987-7288, volcanohula@gmail.com, volcanoartcenter.org

Nā Mea Hula - Loke Kamanu and ‘Ohana, Sat, July 21, 11-1pmVolcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. Hands on cultural demonstration. Free. Desiree, 987-7288, volcanohula@gmail.com, volcanoartcenter.org

A Group of Ranchos Property Owners are meeting Saturday July 21, 4 p.m., at 92-8305 Mamalahoa Highway, last building on the Easement Road that has the Thai restaurant on it.

Bunco and Potluck, Sat, July 21, 6pm, Discovery Harbour Community Hall. Popular game played with nine dice. Bring dish to share. Margie Hack, 541-954-8297

SUNDAY, JULY 22
People and Land of Kahuku, Sun, July 229:30-12:30pm, 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

TUESDAY, JULY 24
Hawai‘i County Council Meetings, beginning at 9 a.m., Tue/Wed, July 24 (Committees)/25 (Council), Kona. Ka‘ū residents can participate via videoconferencing at Nā‘ālehu State Office Building. Agendas at hawaiicounty.gov

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25
Kōkua Kupuna Project, Wed, July 25, 9-11am, St. Jude's Episcopal Church, Ocean View. Seniors 60 years and older encouraged to attend, ask questions, and inquire about services offered through Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i - referral required from Hawai‘i County Office of Aging at 961-8626 for free legal services. Under 60, call 1-800-499-4302. More info: tahisha.despontes@legalaidhawaii.org, 329-3910 ext. 925. legalaidhawaii.org

Hawai‘i County Council Meetings, beginning at 9 a.m., Wed, July 25 (Council), Kona. Ka‘ū residents can participate via videoconferencing at Nā‘ālehu State Office Building. Agendas at hawaiicounty.gov

Summer Fun Event, Wed, July 25, 9:30-10:30am, PARENTS, Inc., Nā‘ālehu. Parents, caregivers and keiki create fun summer art; 0-7 years old. Wear clothes that can get messy. Art supplies, healthy snacks and drinks provided. Free. 333-3460, lindsey@hawaiiparents.org

Vision Board Event, Wed, July 25, 4-6pm, PARENTS, Inc., Nā‘ālehu. 8-18 years old and parents/caregivers. Set intentions, goals and give voice to wishes and dreams by creating a vision board. Art supplies, healthy snacks and drinks provided. Free. 333-3460, lindsey@hawaiiparents.org

THURSDAY, JULY 26
Ka‘ū Community Children's Council, Thu, July 26, 12:30-1:30pm, Punalu‘u Bake Shop. Monthly meeting provides local forum for all community members to come together as equal partners to discuss and positively affect multiple systems' issues for the benefit of all students, families, and communities. Chad Domingo, text 808-381-2584, domingoc1975@yahoo.com, ccco.k12.hi.us

Volcano Bay Clinic Mobile Health Unit Visit, Thu, July 26, 1-5pmCooper CenterVolcano Village. Must be Bay Clinic, Inc. patient. Medical services offered last Thursday of every month. Dental to be announced. Call 333-3600 to schedule appointment. See Cooper Center June newsletter for details. thecoopercenter.org

Volcano Friends Feeding Friends, Thu, July 26, 4-6pm, Cooper Center, Volcano Village. Free community dinner for all. Additional packaged goods to take home - for those in need. Donations and volunteers encouraged. 967-7800, thecoopercenter.org

FRIDAY, JULY 27
Coffee Talk, Fri, July 27, 9:30-11am, Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. NPS Law Enforcement Rangers talk story about Mitigating Disaster in National Parks. Ka’ū coffee, tea, and pastries available for purchase. Free. nps.gov/HAVO

ONGOING
1st Annual Hawaiian Wicked Tuna Jackpot - Classic Fishing Tournament Series, through Sun, July 20-22, Honokahau Club House. All profits go towards marine conservation and youth educational programs in and around Miloli‘i. $300 entry fee, 4 per boat, $25 additional. Cash prizes $100-4,000. Qualifying weight of 50lbs. Grand Prize qualifies for Las Vegas Trip. Contact Wilfred Kaupiko, 896-6272, kalanihale@gmail.com. Sponsored by Kalanihale, kalanihale.org

25th Annual Hawai’i Conservation ConferenceUlu Ka Lāiā I Ke Kumu: From a Strong Foundation Grows an Abundant Future, Tue-Thu, July 24-26, Hawai’i Convention Center, Honolulu. Registration ongoing, $80+. hawaiiconservation.org

Oliver!, a KDEN Production, through July 29; Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30pm, Sundays 2:30pm. Shows at UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $20 general, $15 seniors 60+ and students, $12 keiki 12 and under. Tickets available at Kīlauea General Store, Kea‘au Natural Foods, Basically Books, and The Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo. Info and reservations: 982-7344, kden73@aol.com

Exhibit, Birds of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park: The Hawai‘i Nei Invitational Daily, through Aug 4, 9-5pmVolcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. Free. Artists: John Dawson, Reyn Ojiri, Sarah Koh, Wendy Barske, Maria Macias, Cody Yamaguchi, Ann Guth, and John Mydoock. Art represents endemic bird species. volcanoartcenter.org

Volcano Rain 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 Sun, Aug 11: 5K, $30/person; 10K, $40/person; and 1/2 Marathon, $45/person. From Aug 13: $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.

Disaster Recovery Center is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., weekends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Keaʻau High School Gym. The DRC will be closed on Sunday, July 22. Buses run to and from Keaʻau Armory every 20 minutes and Pāhoa Community Center Shelter every hour; see full bus schedule on the Civil Defense Website at HawaiiCounty.gov/Active-Alerts. For a list of the information applicants need to bring to the DRC, or to register online, go to DisasterAssistance.gov. The Salvation Army continues to operate a distribution center at the Pāhoa Community Center on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. To donate, please coordinate with the Salvation Army at (808) 756-0306.

Kona Vet Center visits to Ocean View Community Center are Suspended until further notice. Veterans may call 329-0574 for VA benefit information. ovcahi.org

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.

Find Your Park, invites Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Kamaʻaina and tourist alike are encouraged to experience authentic Hawaiian cultural programs, guided hikes, After Dark events, and more from Ka‘ū to Volcano to Hilo. “While Kīlauea continues to shake the ground and blast ash from its ever-changing summit crater – causing the partial closure of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on May 11 – park rangers continue to enlighten and engage visitors from other locations,” says a release from HVNP staff.
     Rangers offer new and familiar programs – free of charge, with no entry fees – for visitors at the park’s Kahuku Unit, Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus, and Mokupāpapa Discovery Center and Prince Kūhio Plaza in Hilo.
Kahuku Unit
     Sneak Peek into next week: July’s Artist in Residence John Ferdico will showcase his multicolored model aircraft and discuss how they are made at the Kahuku Visitor Contact Station, Friday, July 20, at 10 a.m. Supported by the Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and the National Parks Arts Foundation.
     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 ʻIke Hana Noʻeau: Experience the Skillful Work Cultural Demonstrations and Activities, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. July 21: Cordage. It’s all about connecting to culture – literally. Learn how Hawaiians use plant materials to bind and lash together everything from wa‘a (canoes) to slippers. July 22: Hula. Get into the groove and learn basic moves of the beloved Hawaiian dance in both the kahiko (traditional) and ‘auana (modern) styles.
     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 and July. Meet the ranger at the welcome tent.
     Coffee Talk, in the Visitor Contact Station is held the last Friday of the month, 9:30-11 a.m.
     Kahuku events are posted to the park website, nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/kahuku-hikes.htm.
Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus
     Find Park Rangers in Volcano at the Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus at 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd., in Volcano Village. Rangers are there most days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to provide talks and answer questions about the current eruption.
     The return of After Dark …near the park at the Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Each event will have a different subject matter, TBA.
Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
     Find Park Rangers in downtown Hilo, Tuesday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rangers provide daily eruption updates, and at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., 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 partners, 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, 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.
     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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