About The Kaʻū Calendar

Ka`u, Hawai`i, United States
A locally owned and run community newspaper (www.kaucalendar.com) distributed in print to all Ka`u District residents of Ocean View, Na`alehu, Pahala, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, Volcano Village and Miloli`i on the Big Island of Hawai`i. This blog is where you can catch up on what's happening daily with our news briefs. This blog is provided by The Ka`u Calendar Newspaper (kaucalendar.com), Pahala Plantation Cottages (pahalaplantationcottages.com), Local Productions, Inc. and the Edmund C. Olson Trust.

Monday, September 09, 2019

Kaʻū News Briefs, Monday, September 9, 2019

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Youth Ranger Class of 2013. The first Youth Ranger program began a decade ago
 in 2010, with the tenth class working at the park this year. See story below. Photos from the National Park Service
KAʻŪ COFFEE FARMERS AND THE HAWAIʻI POLICE DEPARTMENT will hold a meeting tomorrow, Tuesday evening, regarding security at area farms. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Kaʻū District Gym activities room, led by Community Policing Officer Shawn Ibarra. It will focus on a Neighborhood Watch program for the farmers.
     Police recently made several arrests of possible thieves at coffee farms, and ask for continued cooperation of farmers to learn the layout of farms and to provide leads. The Kaʻū Coffee farmers are deep into one of the heaviest coffee picking seasons in years.

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LEARN THE HAWAIʻI STATE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS through  Public Access Room, which hosts a free training session tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 10, noon to 1 p.m., at Ocean View Community Center. Learn how to create and follow legislation and to track Kaʻū's representatives at the state Legislature. Find out deadlines, and understand power dynamics at the Capitol. Residents can also learn how to effectively navigate the legislature's website to find pertinent information.
     See lrbhawaii.org/parpar@capitol.hawaii.gov; or toll free, 808-974-4000, ext. 7-0478.

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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Youth Ranger Class of 2010 at
the Olson Trust's Old Pahala Clubhouse.
THE YOUTH RANGER PROGRAM CELEBRATES ITS TENTH YEAR at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. The program started at Kaʻū High School, and expanded over the last decade to train 435 students from ten island high schools in conservation and environmental education disciplines. Many past participants enjoy careers with the National Park Service or in the field of conservation.
     Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Youth and Volunteer Program Coordinator Kūpono McDaniel said, "These youth create a bridge between the park, our local communities, and the next generation of park stewards. The students learn valuable career skills and gain a better understanding and appreciation for national parks and their place in the surrounding community.
     "The students learn that they can have a powerful influence on the future of our planet while creating positive outcomes in their own lives and careers."
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Youth Ranger Class of 2011.
     Structured as a unique work-learn-earn internship program, youth rangers are selected following training and development at the participating schools, during the spring semester. In the summer, these students start entry-level jobs in the Park, where they work and learn along side dedicated Park professionals in a wide variety of career fields.
     Youth rangers work to clear invasive species from thousands of acres within the park, serve tens of thousands of visitors in Park visitor centers, repair popular trails, restore historic buildings, help with scientific studies, and assist with the curation of artifacts.
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Youth Ranger Class of 2012.
     The capstone of the program each year is a year-end celebration of the youth participants and their mentors, where the students are acknowledged for all of the important work that has been accomplished over the summer season.
     The Youth Ranger Program requires the support of partner groups, especially Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association, the National Park Foundation, and the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation.

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Youth Ranger Class of 2014.
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Youth Ranger Class of 2017. See the 2019 class in the
June 23 Kaʻū Calendar News Briefs.
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AN EXPECTED ATTEMPT TO REMOVE THE ENCAMPMENT OF THIRTY METER TELESCOPE PROTESTERS at Maunakea Access Road did not come today. However, a crowd of about 1,000 gathered at the site for morning ceremonies, following Protect Maunakea group's social media alerts, predicting that law enforcement would arrive today. The Protectors called for people, who oppose Maunakea to be the site of construction of the largest telescope on the planet, to join in the defense of the mountain.
     According to a report from Big Island Video News, a road block on Saddle Road that was thought to be the beginning of evicting the Protectors turned out to be a DUI checkpoint. A statement from the Protectors said that some of the alerts of impending police action may have been "intentional misinformation that serves to cause unnecessary panic."
     In the meantime, Protectors sent out press releases asserting that government had no right to tear down the new building constructed at their encampment near Maunkea Access Road. They also stated that County of Hawaiʻi had no right to threaten $1,000 a day fines, before the building was torn down. The statement from Sovereign Councils of the Hawaiian Homelands Assembly claims that the building on Hawaiian Home Lands is "exempt from county jurisdiction."
During the demolition of this wooden structure, Kiaʻi are
visibly distressed. Photo from Karyn Spencer's Facebook
     Mayor Harry Kim's Sept. 3 letter pointed out that the wooden building was constructed without county permits.
     Protectors of Maunakea described the building as a library for children staying at the encampment of the protesters. See Sunday's Kaʻū News Briefs for more details and photos.       
     The Sovereign Councils group said it will "request a right of entry of our Hawaiian Homes Commission Act trust lands, for Kiaʻi use on the Mauna. We expect that any request should be for a ten year period of time, subject of course to the needs and guidance of Kiaʻi, Hawaiʻi Island associations, and individual HHCA beneficiaries across the globe on the Mauna."
     The Sovereign Council urges Hawaiian Homes beneficiaries to "reach out to your respective island Hawaiian Homes Commissioner if you would like HHCA beneficiaries to receive a right of entry for Kaiʻi."
     The Sovereign Councils was founded in 1987 by native Hawaiian leaders, elected to self-governing Homestead Associations across the State. Over the last 32 years, it has "united 41 different homestead communities and areas on all islands" to perpetuate and protect "our rights under the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1920. In short, the SCHHA is the largest and oldest coalition of beneficiary leaders and homestead associations in the State of Hawaiʻi," says the statement from the organization.

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LITTLE FIRE ANT WORKSHOP happens Tuesday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at
Kona Cooperative Extension Service Conference Room, 79-7381 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua. University of Hawaiʻi CTAHR and Hawaiʻi Ant Lab host this informational and interactive workshop on Little Fire Ants. During this hands-on workshop, Kiyoshi Adachi of HAL, will teach participants about LFA management basics. He will guide participants in surveying for LFA and demonstrate mixing of bait for treatment in orchard crop situations.
     Participants will receive a free LFA sampling kit
     Participants who suspect LFA on their farm are encouraged to bring in a dead, frozen sample. Collect the ants in a jar or plastic container with a tight lid, freeze the ants for at least 2 days, and provide name, collection location, and contact information with the sample.
     Registration is required as the class is limited to 30 participants. For more information and to register, visit hawaiicoffeeed.com/lfa.html or contact Gina at 808-322-4892.

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SEPTEMBER IS GIVE ALOHA MONTH at Foodland stores. Customers may choose to donate to a large selection of charities at checkout. Foodland then augments those donations in proportion to the given charity's fraction of all donations to all charities made during the month. There is a list of charities at every checkout stand for customers to refer to.

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WEST HAWAIʻI ENTERPRENUER MEETUP GROUP, focusing on women in business, happens Wednesday, Sept. 11, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Pictures Plus / Plus Interiors store, 75-1006 Henry Street in Kona. The free event features guest speaker Aesha Shapiro, creator and producer of The Ladies Artisan Market. "A great opportunity to gain exposure for your business and network with other small business owners in the community," states the event announcement. "Come prepared with enough business cards to distribute and to enter the door prize drawing."
     Sponsored by HIplan and SBDC Kona. Contact Jason@hiplan.biz for more.

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Print edition of The Kaʻū Calendar is free to 5,500 mailboxes 
throughout Kaʻū, from Miloliʻi through Volcano, and free on 
stands throughout the district. Read online at kaucalendar.com
2019 Kaʻū High School Athletics Schedule through September
See khpes.org/athletics-home for details and updates

Football, Division II:
Sat., Sept. 14, 11 a.m., Kaʻū hosts Kohala
Thu., Sept. 19, 7 p.m., Pāhoa hosts Kaʻū

Girls Volleyball, Kaʻū District Gym:
Tue., Sept. 10, 6 p.m., Kaʻū hosts Kealakeha
Fri., Sept. 13, 6 p.m., Honokaʻa hosts Kaʻū
Tue., Sept. 17, 6 p.m., Waiakea hosts Kaʻū
Thu., Sept. 19, 6 p.m., Keaʻau hosts Kaʻū
Tue., Sept. 24, 6 p.m., Makualani hosts Kaʻū
Fri., Sept. 27, 6 p.m., Kaʻū hosts HPA

Cross Country:
Fri., Sept. 13, 3:30 p.m., @HPA
Sat., Sept. 21, 10 a.m., @Kealakehe
Sat., Sept. 28, 10 a.m., @Keaʻau

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UPCOMING
TUESDAY, SEPT. 10
Public Access Room in Ocean View, Tuesday, Sept. 10, noon to 1 p.m.Ocean View Community Center. Free session helps residents understand the legislative process, deadlines, and power dynamics at the Capitol. Residents can also learn how to effectively navigate the legislature's website to find pertinent information. See lrbhawaii.org/parpar@capitol.hawaii.gov; or toll free, 808-974-4000, ext. 7-0478.

Free Flu Shot Clinic, Tuesday, Sept. 7, 6:30-8p.m., Ocean View Community Center. Sponsored by Long's Drugs Pāhala.

Hawaiian Cultural Artifacts in the 21st Century, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 7p.m.Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium. Guests welcome to see and touch artifacts during presentation by Keoni Kaholo‘a‘ā and Rick LaMontange. Free; park entrance fees apply. 985-6101, nps.gov/havo

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11
Ho‘oponopono Demonstration, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 10a.m.-noonKīlauea Visitor Center lānai. Aunty Mahealani Kuamo‘o-Henry and friends journey through the teachings of Ho‘opono Pono Ke Ala. Free; park entrance fees apply. 985-6101, nps.gov/havo

THURSDAY, SEPT. 12
Registration Open: Coffee Filter Art, Thursday, Sept. 12-17, Ka‘ū District Gym multipurpose room. Program for grades K-8 takes place Wednesday, Sept. 18, 3:30-5p.m. Free. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Hawaiian Civic Club of Ka‘ū, Thursday, Sept. 12, 6:30p.m.United Methodist Church, Nā‘ālehu. Pres. Berkeley Yoshida, 747-0197

FRIDAY, SEPT. 13
Hawai‘i Disability Legal Services, Friday, Sept. 13, 9a.m.-noonOcean View Community Center. Free disability legal services provided by Hawai‘i Legal Aid. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Community Dance, Friday, Sept. 13, 7-10p.m.Cooper CenterVolcano Village. Minors allowed with supervision only. Alcohol-free event. Variety of music. Snacks provided; additional pūpū welcome. Free. 967-7800, thecoopercenter.org

SATURDAY, SEPT. 14
Macadamia Nut Pest Workshop, Saturday, Sept. 14, 9-11:30a.m., Ka‘ū Coffee Mill. Alyssa Cho, CTAHR, presents. Learn to manage pests in the orchard, with a focus on macadamia felted coccid - applications for use of application equipment on eligible farms after training. Free event, snack provided. Limited space, registration required. 430-1876, bigislandmacnut@gmail.com

Birth of Kahuku, Saturday, Sept. 14, 9:30-11:30a.m., Kahuku Unit, HVNP. Free, easy-to-moderate hike. nps.gov/havo

Nā Mamo o Kāwā ʻOhana Work Day, Saturday, Sept. 14, meet 9:30a.m., Northern Gate, Kāwā. RSVP to James Akau, jakau@nmok.org, 561-9111. Bring a water bottle, lunch, closed toed shoes, long sleeved t-shirt, and pants. Tools, gloves, water, and light refreshments provided. nmok.orgfacebook.com/
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Guided Hike On A 60 Year Old Lava Lake, Saturday, Sept. 14, 10a.m.-2p.m.Kīlauea Iki Overlook Parking Lot, HVNP. Moderate to challenging 2.4 mile hike (one way). $80/person. Register online. Park entrance fees may apply. Organized by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. 985-7373, admin@fhvnp.orgfhvnp.org

Zentangle Knot Work Celtic Inspired with Ellen O‘Dunn, Saturday, Sept. 14, 10a.m.-1p.m.Volcano Art Center. All art supplies provided - returning students encouraged to bring favorite supplies. Experience with Zentangle recommended by not necessary. Potluck. $30/VAC member, $35/non-member, plus $10 supply fee. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org

Soul Town band performance, Saturday, Sept. 14, 7-10p.m., Kīlauea Military Camp's Lava Lounge, in HVNP. $5 cover charge. Open to all patrons, with Terms of Service. Park entrance fees apply. kilaueamilitarycamp.com

SUNDAY, SEPT. 15
People and Land of Kahuku, Sunday, Sept. 15, 9:30-11:30a.m., Kahuku Unit, HVNP. Free, moderate, 2.5 mile hike over rugged terrain. nps.gov/havo

ONGOING
Exhibit - Nani Ka ‘Ikena by Volcano local photographer Jesse Tunison, daily through Sunday, Sept. 15, 9a.m.-5p.m., Volcano Art Center Gallery. Nani Ka ʻIkena, that which is seen is beautiful, features vibrant colors and crisp, wide vistas which highlight the character and drama of Hawaiʻi Island’s landscape. The collection of ten photographs were captured over the past decade by Tunison and also document the dynamic changes which have occurred in such a short period of time. "While the landscape has changed the beauty has endured." Free; park entrance fees apply. 967-7565, volcanoartcenter.org

6th Annual Ka‘ū Coffee Trail Run Registration, webscorer.com/register?raceid=166020. 5K, 10K, 1/2 Marathon races through mac nut and coffee fields along slopes of Ka‘ū starting at 7a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, Ka‘ū Coffee Mill. Sponsored by Ka‘ū Coffee Mill and ‘O Ka‘ū Kākou. okaukakou.orgkaucoffeemill.com

Tutoring for Kaʻū Hugh & Pāhala Elementary is Available to All Students of the school, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Grades Kindergarten-2nd will be in room 3; grades 3-6 will be in room 6 on Mondays, room 11 on Tuesdays through Thursdays; middle school students, will be in building Q; and high school students will be in room M-101 in the science building. Contact khpes.org or 808-313-4100 for more.

Nationwide 2019 Congressional App Challenge submissions from middle and high schoolers are open through Nov. 1. Submit to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, CongressionalAppChallenge.us, apps "designed to promote innovation and engagement in computer science." All skill levels, all devices and platforms, and all programming languages, accepted. 

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