SUPPORT VOLCANO EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM'S EFFORTS to manage disasters until other assistance arrives. Volcano Emergency Response told The Kaʻū Calendar, "In order to address these disasters quickly and efficiently, such as hurricanes, COVID-19, and volcanic issues, we need supplies and equipment to assist the Volcano community in the event a disaster. To this end, VERP has set up a GoFundMe website to address our needs. We would be extremely grateful if you could contribute any amount that you can manage to help." See gofundme.com/volcano-emergency-response-plan. Find more information on the VERP page at thecoopercenter.org.
|Watch the dismantling of ʻalalā release aviaries. State of Hawaiʻi DLNR/DOFAW, San Diego Zoo Global video|
ʻALALĀ AVIARIES NEAR VOLCANO HAVE BEEN DISMANTLED IN THE FOREST. Their purpose was to help endangered Hawaiian crows transition into the wild after being raised in captivity. However, only about a dozen of the 40 released in the last four years in Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve survived. Those who survived have been captured in hopes that in captivity they will teach new generations of ʻalalā how to live in the forest and avoid predation. Death of the crows born in captivity and released in the forest were mainly from predation from ʻio, Hawaiian hawks.
|ʻAlalā release aviaries were dismantled last |
week. State of Hawaiʻi DLNR/DOFAW,
San Diego Zoo Global photo
A post from the ʻAlalā Project said it "was quite an undertaking requiring many hands!... Mahalo to all of our partners who helped in this process!"
Wild ʻalalā can live up to 18 years, and up to 29 years in captivity. The ʻalalā who were released were about a year old at the time of each release.
|ʻAlalā in the wild were shoeing nesting behavior before being recaptured to teach new generations how to survive |
in the wild. State of Hawaiʻi DLNR/DOFAW, San Diego Zoo Global photo
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Tuesday, Nov. 10, 6:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., for ungulate surveys and control work in the Kahuku Unit between 4,000- and 6,000-ft. elevation.
Monday, Nov. 23, 8 a.m. to noon, for invasive guinea grass surveys and control along Keauhou Trail, from the coast to 2,000-ft. elevation.
|Survey and control of invasive guinea grass is one reason |
for overflights from Hawaiʻi Volcanoes this month.
In addition, the U.S.Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory may conduct flight operations over Kīlauea and Mauna Loa to assess volcanic activity and maintain instrumentation.
The Park regrets any noise impact to residents and park visitors. Dates and times are subject to change based on aircraft availability and weather. Management of the Park requires the use of aircraft to monitor and research volcanic activity, conduct search-and-rescue missions and law enforcement operations, support management of natural and cultural resources, and to maintain backcountry facilities.
"Although the COVID-19 pandemic will likely impact shopping activities, consumers must still remain vigilant of their surroundings and activities," says the announcement from HPD. Police advise shoppers against leaving handbags or purses unattended in shopping carts, as being distracted for only a few seconds can provide thieves an opportunity to steal a handbag or purse and its contents. Instead, shoppers should maintain them on their person with the strap placed over their shoulder and bag positioned on the opposing side, with the enclosures zippered or snapped closed.
If writing a check for payment, make an effort to conceal the check while writing as it has account information printed on it.
Police also recommend that, while using an ATM to withdraw money or make deposits, make sure to conceal entering the PIN and other screen activities. Do not display cash – immediately place in a bag, wallet, or pocket prior to leaving the ATM. Many ATMs have mirrors that allow users to see individuals behind them and it's suggested to use them while using the ATM.
THE U.S. HAS REPORTED MORE THAN 10,110,000 COVID CASES since the pandemic began. For the sixth day in the last ten days, more than 100,000 cases have been reported in 24 hours – today, the increase is 1149,602. The U.S. reports about 19.5 percent of worldwide cases. The death toll is more than 238,202 – about 19 percent of worldwide deaths.
Onset of COVID-19 cases in the last 28 days, by zip code. Gray
areas have populations less than 1,000. White is zero cases.
Yellow is one to 10 cases. Light orange is 11-50 cases. Dark
orange is 51-200 cases. Department of Health map
New cases reported statewide today total 64, with 53 on Oʻahu, two on Kauaʻi, and five resident diagnosed out-of-state.
ince the pandemic began, 48 deaths have been reported on Hawaiʻi Island by Hawaiʻi Civil Defense. At least 221 people have died in the state, according to state records, none new today.
Since the pandemic began, there have been 16,010 total COVID cases in the state. Oʻahu has reported 13,862 total cases, Maui 425, Lanaʻi 106, Molokaʻi 17, and Kauaʻi 73. Residents diagnosed while out-of-state, 118. Statewide, 1,160 people have been hospitalized since the pandemic began.
No new cases have been reported in the last 28 days for Volcano zip codes 96785 and 96718, and Kaʻū zip codes 96772 and 96777. In the last 28 days, less than ten active cases have been reported in Kaʻū zip code 96737, and 96704, which includes Miloliʻi.
In the last 28 days, in Hilo zip code 96720, 23 cases have been reported in the last 28 days. In Kona zip code 96740, 83 cases have been reported in the last 28 days. In zip code 96743 – which includes Waikoloa, Kawaihae, Waimea, Puako, Waikui, and Akona – 16 cases have been reported in the last 28 days.
See the Hawaiʻi County COVID-19 webpage. Report violators of COVID-19 safety protocols or quarantine to non-emergency at 935-3311. Hawaiʻi Island police continue enforcement of preventative policies.
The worldwide cumulative COVID count is 50,869,414. The death toll is more than 1,262,413.
free, with 7,500 distributed on stands and to all postal addresses throughout
Kaʻū, from Miloliʻi through Volcano throughout the district. Read online at
business or your social cause, contact email@example.com.
Daily, weekly, and monthly recurring Kaʻū and Volcano Events, Meetings, Entertainment, Exercise, Meditation, and more are listed at kaucalendar.com.
Celebrate Veterans at ʻO Kaʻū Kākou's Market in Nāʻālehu on Wednesday, Nov. 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free watermelon for all attendees. Veterans receive a $15 voucher to purchase lunch from market vendors. Musical entertainment provided. Limited chairs available; bring chairs if need. Market will operate as usual.
Veterans Day Ceremony and Dinner, Kīlauea Military Camp, Wednesday, Nov. 11. Ceremony held live on KMC Facebook page at 3 p.m. Veterans Day Dinner at Crater Rim Café, located in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Reservations required, limited number of complimentary meals available. Call 967-8371 for either Dine-In or Grab & Go.
Kaʻū Art Gallery First Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale, Saturday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kaʻū Art Gallery (behind Ace, across from Punaluʻu Bakery, in Nāʻālehu – the old Kamaʻaina Cuts building). Free admission, face masks required for all. Contact organizer Corrine Kaupu at 808-937-1840 or firstname.lastname@example.org to vend.
Attend virtual workshops: Virtual: Carbon Market Information Expo will be held Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. Essential Resources for Essential Workers will be held Thursday, Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. The Squeeze Chute - Examining Market Concentration in our Fragile Food System(s) will be held Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m.
Hawaii Theatre will offer a SHOP LOCAL items for sale page. Vendors must be registered for the convention in order to sell items on the SHOP LOCAL page. By submitting a request to publish the information and sell the item, sellers agree that 15 percent of the total sale will be retained as a commission and 4 percent will be retained to cover transaction fees by Hawaiʻi Theatre Center. Sellers must include shipping and handling, and 4.167% GET, in the cost for the item. Sellers are responsible for shipping items to purchasers and paying GET. Hawaiʻi Theatre will provide sellers with the purchaser's shipping information within 24 hours of purchase. Use this link to enter each individual item for sale.
Registered for the convention at hfuu.org.
Christmas in the Country 21st Annual Wreath Exhibition opens Saturday, Nov. 21 through Thursday, Dec. 31 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. volcanoartcenter.org, 967-8222
Give Input on Cleaning up the Former Quarry Firing Range in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Engineering evaluation and cost analysis will address surface soils impacted with heavy metals. The EE/CA document is available through Dec. 1. Executive Summary of the EE/CA and the Community Involvement Plan are available online at parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?parkId=307&projectID=92898. View them in person, by appointment only – call 808-985-6073 – at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Headquarters Building, 1 Crater Rim Drive, in the Park, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Electronically submit comments via the website above or writing to Ms. Danielle Foster at email@example.com or Environmental Protection Specialist, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, P.O. Box 52, Hawaiʻi National Park, HI 96718.
The state's Med-Quest provides eligible low-income adults and children access to health and medical coverage through managed care plans.
Island of Hawaiʻi YMCA helps through Shon Araujo at 808-854-0152 and Carrie Fernandez at 808-854-0256. West Hawaiʻi Community Center assists through Beonka Snyder at 808-327-0803, Tina Evans at 808-640-8587, Charles Kelen at 808-491-9761, and Walter Lanw at 808-785-8201. Hawaiʻi Island HIV/AIDS Foundation helps through Rachelle Hanohano at 808-896-5051, Paul Thome at 858-876-5154, Melani Matsumoto at 808-854-1877, and Jennifer Reno-Medeiros at 808-333-6443.
New Operating Hours for Ocean View Transfer Station are Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. HI-5 deposit beverage container collection will continue as usual on Saturdays only, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit hawaiizerowaste.org website or call 961-8270.
St. Jude's Episcopal Church services and worship are posted online at stjudeshawaii.org. Join the Aloha Hour via Zoom at 11 a.m. on Sundays, here, Meeting ID: 684 344 9828, Password: Aloha. Weekly hot meals, hot showers, the computer lab, and in-person services and bible studies are suspended.
Read Report on Public Input about Disaster Recovery from damage during the 2018 Kīlauea eruption. View the Civic Engagement and Comment Analysis Report here.
Food Pickup through Hope DIA-mend Ministries, weekdays, 5 p.m. in the Ace parking lot in Ocean View and lunches on Mondays. In Nāʻālehu, meals distributed in front of old Nāʻālehu Theatre at 4 p.m.
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Volcano Art Center Niʻaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Advanced registration required; $5 per class. volcanoartcenter.org/events, 967-8222
Program to Sell Produce and Meats on Hawaiʻi Island from commercial farmers and livestock producers on Hawai‘i Island for distribution to families in need. Learn more.
Read About Seed Biodiversity for Hawaiʻi's Local Food System in It all Begins...and Ends with Seed, where Education and Outreach Coordinator Nancy Redfeather shares her insights. Read the blog.
Find Rangeland Management Resources at globalrangelands.org/state/hawaii. Subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates.