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Ka`u, Hawai`i, United States
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Kaʻū News Briefs Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Third grade students from Volcano School of Arts and Sciences joined in the stewardship of Kāwā on Monday,
Aug. 27, after Hurricane Lane passed by. See story below. Photo from James Awai Akau
FINAL NEGOTIATIONS FOR ACQUISITION OF 2.3 MILES OF KAʻŪ COAST WITH 2,013 ACRES AND WAIKAPUNA are expected to wrap up soon, with approval from Mayor Harry Kim. The purchase from Resource Land Holdings, LLC and Kaʻū Mahi, LLC would put the property into the public trust. County Council members voted for the acquisition last week, as Hurricane Lane was threatening the island. The mayor will need to approve the purchase, with funding from 2 percent of county property taxes collected each year. The state Department of Land & Natural Resource's Legacy Land Fund is putting up $2 million.
Waikapuna and 2.3 miles of Kaʻū Coast are headed for preservation,
with approval of the mayor and final negotiations with Kaʻū Mahi, LLC.
 Aerial photo by Shalan Crysdale
     The purchase could close before 2019, following final arrangements with the owners. An archaeological survey would also be completed ahead of the closing. The acquisition would save the property from being subdivided into one large parcel plus numerous 20 acre lots.
     The land, with the ancient Hawaiian shoreline village site of Waikapuna, includes the ahupuaʻa of Kahilipali Iki and Kahilipali Nui. Stewardship of the land would be handled by the Ala Kahakai Trail Association, which supports the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail.
     Numerous people and groups submitted testimony in favor of the purchase. See Aug. 13 and Aug. 19 Kaʻū News Briefs.
     Read Measure 650-18.
Map of Waikapuna lands

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KEIKI HELPED TO STEWARD KĀWĀ this week, as a class of 21 third graders from Volcano School of Arts and Sciences came out to the Kaʻū Coast, following Hurricane Lane. Among their contributions was helping Nā Mamo o Kāwā with planting.
Third graders from Volcano School of Arts and Sciences work hard to 
establish new plants at Kāwā on Aug. 27. Photo from James Awai Akau
     Formed in 2012 by Kaʻū community members, Nā Mamo o Kāwā cares for portions of 785.2 acres of coastal lands within the ahupuaʻa of Kaʻalāiki, Hīlea Nui, and Hīlea Iki. Like Waikapuna, the land was acquired for the public after being threatened by development.
     Nā Mamo o Kāwā responds to "the need for appropriate environmental and cultural stewardship" of Kāwā, says the group's website, nmok.org.
     County of Hawaiʻi approved the Kāwā Resources Management Plan in 2017, to steward the land "in a community-driven, cost-effective, and culturally-appropriate manner," says the webite. "Currently, NMOK is focusing on human impact mitigation, native flora and freshwater spring restoration, access maintenance and fire prevention, community outreach and education, and cultural site monitoring."
     The public is invited to join the monthly Kāwā Community Workdays. September's workday is Saturday the 8th. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Northern Gate, Kāwā. Sign up with James Akau, Nā Mamo o Kāwā, at namamookawa@gmail.com, jakau@nmok.org, or 561-9111.

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MIRIAM CROSSED INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC TODAY AS AS HURRICANE, FOLLOWED BY HURRICANE NORMAN. At 5 p.m., Miriam was traveling west, 1,025 miles east southeast of Hilo and is expected to turn west northwest tonight, followed by a turn north through Friday night. Miriam was moving at 8 mph, with winds at 75 mph. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center predicts little impact on Hawaiʻi, though the hurricane may strengthen.
     Norman is forecast to become a major hurricane by tomorrow, on a path to Hawaiʻi. At 5 p.m. today, Norman was about 2,500 miles from Hilo, traveling 8 mph, with winds at 85 mph.
Satellite imagery of Miriam, the swirl at 140 longitude, and Norman, between 115 and 120 longitude,
as of 5 p.m. today. Image from nhc.noaa.gov
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WHILE VOLCANO AREA OCCUPANCY OF ACCOMMODATIONS continues to suffer, following recent Kīlauea volcano seismic and lava activity, most of the state is showing gains in visitor spending and occupancy.
     A Pacific Business News story reported today that Hawaiʻi Island, overall, is expected to improve in the fourth quarter. Big Island properties reported a six percent drop last month in RevPAR - the Average Daily Room Rate, divided by occupancy rate. The Average Daily Room Rate remained flat at $247. Occupancy decreased 4.7 percentage points to 74.2 percent.
View of Mauna Kea and observatories from Volcano Village,
which is hard hit with a reduction in occupancy of visitor
accommodations. Photo from @love.big.island
     Other islands are faring better: Maui hotels reported the highest RevPAR, up 10 percent from last July, bolstered by a 9 percent increase in Average Daily Room Rate, and a 0.9 percentage point increase in occupancy to 81.2 percent. Kauaʻi hotel RevPAR also jumped nearly 10 percent and the Average Daily Room Rate rose 8.1 percent to $315. Occupancy increased to 78.8 percent, from 77.8 percent last July. On Oʻahu, RevPAR rose 1 percent due to a 2.5 percent increase in Average Daily room Rate to $260. This helped offset a 1.3 percentage point decrease in occupancy to 87.9 percent.
     Hotels statewide are expected to end 2018 with RevPAR of $226, up 6.3 percent from 2017, while the Average Daily Room Rate is expected to rise 5.5 percent to $279. Statewide occupancy is forecast to increase by 0.7 percent to 80.9 percent.

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A Marine fires an M240B machine gun during Operation
Lava Viper at Pohakuloa Training Area on May 29, 2015.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ricky S. Gomez
AVOIDING WAR GAME IMPACTS ON HISTORIC SITES will be taken up in a U.S. Army meeting in Kona on Thursday. The Army invites the public to attend an informational session on awareness and understanding of its cultural resource responsibilities. U.S. Army Garrison-Pōhakuloa Training Area, which is along the Daniel K. Inouye Hwy, Saddle Road, will host the meeting. It will involve the National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 process and solicit additional feedback on its draft Hawai‘i Island programmatic agreement for routine military training.
     The location on Thursday, Aug. 30, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., will be at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, Paddler's Room located at 75-5660 Palani Road.
A Marine fires a Saber at a tank during Operation
Lava Viper at Pohakuloa Training Area on May 29, 2015.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ricky S. Gomez
     The draft Preservation Act document describes how the Army proposes to avoid, minimize, and resolve any potential effects routine training and related activities may have on historic properties. It consolidates previous and new Army cultural resource commitments in a single, agreed-upon document. The statement from the Army says, "It will also improve preservation efforts and reduce administrative time and paperwork for consulting parties, the Hawaiʻi State Historic Preservation Division, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and the Army's Cultural Resources section at Pōhakuloa."
     The draft PA and related project information are available online, under "Project Documents." Printed copies are available upon request. For questions, contact U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaiʻi Public Affairs at (808) 656-3154 or 656-3159.

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throughout Kaʻū, from Miloliʻi through Volcano, and free on 
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KAʻŪ TROJANS FALL SPORTS SCHEDULE
Football:
   Thu., Sept. 6, 6pm, @ Pāhoa
   Sat., Sept. 15, 1pm, @ Kohala
   Sat., Sept. 22, 3:30pm, host Lanai @ Keaʻau
   Sat., Sept. 29, 11am, host Pāhoa
Girls Volleyball:
   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, @ Honokaʻa
   Tue., Sept. 25, 6pm, @ HPA
   Fri., Sept. 28, 6pm, host Kona
   Mon., Oct. 1, 6pm, host HAAS
   Tues, Oct 2, 6pm, @ Kealakehe
   Fri, Oct 5, 6pm, host Keaʻau
Cross Country:
   Sat., Sept. 1, 10am, @ HPA
   Sat., Sept. 8, 10am, @ Kamehameha
   Sat., Sept. 15, 10am, Keaʻau
   Sat., Sept. 22, 9am, @ HPA
   Fri., Sept. 28, 6pm, host Kona
   Mon., Oct. 1, 6pm, host HAAS

NEW and UPCOMING
EARLY REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the fifth annual Kaʻū Coffee Trail Run. Shoes hit the paths through Kaʻū Coffee farms, macadamia orchards, and the rainforest in Wood Valley on Saturday, Sept. 22.
     Sponsored by Kaʻū Coffee Mill and ʻO Kaʻū Kakou community group, the events include moderate and challenging courses for a 5K, 10K, and half marathon. Participants in past years have arrived from as far away as GermanyJapan, and the U.S. East Coast. Ages range from keiki to 70 and over.
The fifth Coffee Trail Run takes off through orchards and the mountain 
trails above Kaʻū Coffee Mill on Saturday, Sept. 22. Photo by Pam Taylor
     The race starts and finishes at 7 a.m., at Kaʻū Coffee Mill, 96-2696 Wood Valley Road. The course starts with a family-friendly 5K through macadamia orchards and coffee fields. The 10K continues uphill on a moderately challenging course. The vigorously challenging Half Marathon continues uphill through pasture and forest to reach a 3,100-foot elevation.
     Participants are invited to bring along friends and family to cheer them on. Runners will receive a race goodies bag, including a T-shirt and more. The day is filled with food, entertainment, and the awards ceremonies.
     Register before Sept. 10 for discounts. Online registration ends midnight Sept. 20. Race day, in person, registration ends at 6:30 a.m. at Kaʻū Coffee Mill.
     Sponsors also include Edmund C. Olson Trust, County of Hawaiʻi, and BioAstin. All proceeds from the events stay in Kaʻū to benefit the Kaʻū community.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 30
Kaʻū Community Children's Council, Thu., Aug. 30, 12:30-1:30pm, Punaluʻu 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., Aug. 30, 1-5pm, Cooper Center, Volcano 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., Aug. 30, 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, AUGUST 30
Miloliʻi Classic - Classic Fishing Tournament Series, information meeting 5:30pm, Fri., Aug 31, Kalanihale pavilion; Miloliʻi Fishing Tournament Sept. 1 and 2. All profits go towards marine conservation and youth educational programs in and around Miloliʻi. $200 entry fee, 4 per boat, $25 additional. Cash prizes for Flag Fish - Marlin, Ahi, Mahimahi, Ono, Aku. Grand Prize qualifies for Las Vegas Trip. Contact Wilfred Kaupiko, 896-6272, kalanihale@gmail.com. Sponsored by Kalanihale, kalanihale.org.

Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund Kamilo Beach Mini-Clean-up w/visiting Debris Poet Allison Cobb, Sat., Sept. 1, contact in advance for meet up time at Waiʻōhinu Park. Limited space available in HWF rides. Free; donations appreciated. kahakai.cleanups@gmail.com, wildhawaii.org

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Stained Glass Basics w/Lois Pollock, Sat./Sun., Sept. 1, 2, 8, and 9, 9-noon, Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus, Volcano Village. Students complete the 4-session workshop w/finished light-catcher and basic skills to continue working with stained glass. $90/VAC member, $100/non-member, $15 supply fee. Advanced registration required. Class size limited. volcanoartcenter.org, 967-8222

Nature and Culture: An Unseverable Relationship, Sat. and Sun., Sept. 1 and 30, 9:30-11:30am, Kahuku Unit of Hawaiʻi 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, and observe the 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

Keiki Science Class, Sat., Sept. 1, 11-noon, Ace Hardware Stores Islandwide (including Nāʻālehu/929-9030 and Ocean View/929-7315). Free. First Sat. every Month. acehardware.com

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
Puʻu o Lokuana, Sun., Sept. 2, 9:30 - 11 a.m., Kahuku Unit of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Short, moderately difficult, 0.4-mile hike to the top of the grassy cinder cone, Puʻu o Lokuana. Learn about the formation and various uses of this hill over time and enjoy a breathtaking view of lower Kaʻū. Free. nps.gov/HAVO

Ham Radio Potluck Picnic, Sun., Sept. 2, noon-2pm, Manukā State Park. Anyone interested in learning about ham radio is welcome to attend. Sponsored by South Point Amateur Radio Club and Amateur Radio Emergency Service. View sites.google.com/site/southpointarc or sites.google.com/view/southhawaiiares/home. Rick Ward, 938-3058

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
2018 Volcano Downhome Country BBQ, Monday, Sept. 3, Food 11-2pm, Music 12-3pm, Cooper Center, Volcano Village.  Games for kids and music from Gone Country Band. $35/Bull Rider Meal - half chicken or half rack ribs. $10/Lil Buckaroo Meal - burger or hot dog. Meals include sides, dessert, drinks and entertainment. All proceeds go to local community projects and Rotary Club local, trade school, post high school scholarship fund. Purchase tickets from members of The Rotary Club of Volcano or at volcanorotary.org. rotaryclubofvolcano@gmail.com

Story Time with Lindsey Miller from PARENTS, Inc., Mon., Sept. 3, 2:30-3:15pm, Nāʻālehu Public Library. 333-3460, lindsey@hawaiiparents.org

Ocean View Volunteer Fire Department Meeting, Mon., Sept. 3, 4-6pm, Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Hawaiʻi County Council Meetings, Tue./Wed., Sept. 4 (Committees)/5 (Council), Hilo, Tue./Wed., Sept. 18 (Committees)/19 (Council), Kona. Kaʻū residents can participate via videoconferencing at Nāʻālehu State Office Building. Agendas at hawaiicounty.gov

Food Handlers Certification Class, Tue., Sept. 4, 10:30-1pmOcean View Community Center. Class limited to 50 participants, first come/first served. Sponsored and presented by Hawaiʻi Dept of Health and Sanitation. Free. ovcahi.org, call 939-7033 to sign up

Discovery Harbour Volunteer Fire Dept. Meeting, Tue., Sept. 4, 4-6pm, Sept. 18, 4:30-6:30pm, Discovery Harbour Community Hall. 929-9576, discoveryharbour.net

Kaʻū Coffee Growers Meeting, Tue., Sept. 4, 6-8pmhala Community Center.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
Family Yoga Class, Wed., Sept. 5, 3-4pm, PARENTS, Inc., Nāʻālehu. Wonderful way to embody connection. 3-12 years old and caregivers. All levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a mat, if can, as supplies are limited. Free. 333-3460, lindsey@hawaiiparents.org

Hawaiʻi Parents Meeting, Wed., Sept. 5, 5:30-7pmOcean View Community Center. ovcahi.org/calendar, 939-7033

Arts and Crafts Activity: Craft Stick Puzzle Hanging (Grandparents Day Craft), Wed., Sept. 5, 3:30-5pmPāhala Community Center. For keiki in grades K-8. Register through Sept. 4. Free. hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation/, 928-3102

ONGOING
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 Kaʻū Coffee Trail Run Registration Open, online at webscorer.com/register?raceid=128145, Fees through Sept. 20: 5K, $35/person; 10K, $45/person; and 1/2 Marathon, $55/person. On Race Day, $75 per person, any race. Race Day is Sat., Sept. 22, 7 a.m.; begins and ends at Kaʻū Coffee Mill, kaucoffeemill.com. Event organizers: ʻO Kaʻū Kākou, okaukakou.org.

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:
     - Sand Art: Wed., Sept. 5, 3 to 4 p.m. Registration open through Aug. 31.
     For all ages:
     - Friendship Bracelets: Wed., Sept. 19, 3 to 4 p.m. Registration open Sept. 10 through 14.
     - Park Beautification Day: Fri., Sept. 28, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Registration open Sept. 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/.

Free Arts and Crafts Activities at Pāhala Comunity Center happen on Wednesdays in September, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., through the end of Sept., for keiki in Kindergarten through 8th grade.
     - 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: Monday-Thursday and Saturday, from noon to 8 p.m., or Friday, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation/.

Tūtū and Me Traveling Preschools Temporary Nāʻālehu Location is Kauahaʻao Church in Waiʻōhinu. 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.

Volunteers Needed by St. Jude
's Episcopal Church for Saturday 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

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.



Find Your Park, invites Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, to kamaʻaina and tourist alike. Experience authentic Hawaiian cultural programs, guided hikes, After Dark events, and more from Kaʻū to Volcano to Hilo, while the partial closure of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park continues.
     Free of charge, with no entry fees, rangers offer new and familiar programs at Kahuku Unit, Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani 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 Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park will tailor a customized trek just for you. Contact Friends through their website. Proceeds support Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.
     Coffee Talk, held the last Friday of the month, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Visitor Contact Station. Dr. Frank Bonaccorsoreveals "A Day in the Life of ʻŌpeʻapeʻa - the Hawaiian Hoary Bat," and shares a 24-hour cycle of the only land mammal native to Hawaiʻi 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.
     ʻIke Hana No ʻEau: Experience the Skillful Work Cultural Demonstrations and Activities, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the Visitor Contact Station.
     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 Hawaiʻi VolcanoesNational Park. Sun., Sept. 16, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus
     Find Park Rangers in Volcano Village daily, at the Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani 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 Niʻaulani 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 Hawaiʻi 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, Hawaiʻi 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 ʻImiloa Astronomy Center most Sundays.

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