|Bark Ranger Sting and Ranger Dean Gallagher on Mauna Loa Road, as the BARK Ranger program launches in |
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. NPSPhoto/Janice Wei
|Bark Ranger Chunka and her human Jozie Acasio. NPS Photo/Janice Wei|
POLICE OFFICERS USE TOURNIQUETS TO SAVE LIVES. Mayor Mitch Roth and the Hawaiʻi County Police Department honored three Hawaiʻi County Police Officers this morning for saving lives using newly acquired tourniquets. Police Officers Ryan Pagan, Damien Grace, and Blane Kenolio heard these words from the mayor: “We are pleased to honor the courageous work of these three outstanding officers who were able to save the lives of our residents by using the newly acquired tourniquets." He said their "ability to utilize the new equipment with precision and accuracy speaks to the leadership and training within the Hawaiʻi County Police Department, and I could not be more proud to work beside the
|Mayor Mitch Roth honors police officers Ryan Pagan, Damien|
Grace and Blane Kenolio for saving lives with tourniquets.
Photo from County of Hawai`i
In July 2020, the department received a grant from the Spirit of the Blue Foundation to obtain 442 tourniquets and holsters valued at $31,000. Hawai‘i Police Department was one of only 35 agencies nationwide to receive the Spirit of the Blue grant.
The Spirit of the Blue Foundation replaces any tourniquet they have supplied with a new one if used in an actual lifesaving situation. In addition, HPD received 120 tourniquets from Kona Community Hospital in September 2020, intended for the 91st and 92nd police recruit classes, with an estimated value of $3,000. Holsters for those 120 tourniquets were paid for with a $2,000 donation from the family of the late officer Christopher Sugimoto (Evans Ohana).
|Nāʻālehu Elementary School is looking for part-time teachers, tutors, supervisors and EA's. Photo by Bob Martin|
|Ty McDonald will teach grafting of avocado trees|
at the OKK market on Wednesday in Nāʻālehu at
The West Hawaiʻi Master Gardener Booth.
Booth. Ty McDonald, University of Hawaii Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Master Gardener Coordinator and Master grafter, will lead the grafting demonstration.
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During the past week, HVO seismometers recorded approximately 271 small-magnitude earthquakes on
This image is from a research camera on the south rim of
Mokuʻāweoweo, Mauna Loa's summit caldera, The camera looks
west-southwest, across South Pit, focusing on the south part
of Mauna Loa's summit region and upper Southwest Rift Zone.
Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements continue to show slow, long-term summit inflation, consistent with magma supply to the volcano's shallow storage system. A slight increase in the rate of inflation at the summit that began in January is continuing.
Gas concentrations (0 ppm SO2; up to 4 ppm H2S) and fumarole temperatures (below 100 °C) at both the summit and at Sulphur Cone on the Southwest Rift Zone remain stable.
Webcam views have shown no changes to the landscape over the past week. For more information on current monitoring of Mauna Loa Volcano, see: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/mauna_loa/monitoring_summary.html
|Kuahiwi Ranch store manager Kaohi Mokuhali'i says a shipment|
of feed comes in tomorrow, Friday, following the fire that
burned the warehouse on Feb. 17. Photo by Bob Martin
|Guy Galimba's parrots survived the |
Kuahiwi Ranch Store fire.
Photo by Bob Martin