|The Mauna Loa eruption that began at 11:30 p.m. with |
fountaining fissures on the caldera floor.
"Residents at risk from Mauna Loa lava flows should review preparedness and refer to Hawai‘i County Civil Defense information for further guidance.
"Based on past events, the early stages of a Mauna Loa eruption can be very dynamic and the location and advance of lava flows can change rapidly.
"If the eruption remains in Moku‘āweoweo, lava flows will most likely be confined within the caldera walls. However, if the eruptive vents migrate outside its walls, lava flows may move rapidly downslope.
"HVO is in close consultation with emergency management partners and will be monitoring the volcano closely to provide further updates on activity. As soon as possible, HVO will conduct aerial reconnaissance to better describe the eruption and assess hazards."
|Mauna Loa is erupting, shown by USGS webcam. The eruption began at 11:30 p.m. Sunday.|
CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY OPENED THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND at Volcano Art Center Gallery. The 23rd annual celebration features the Annual Wreath Exhibit, which continues through Dec. 31. VAC Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except for closing on Christmas Day.
A VAC statement says, "This group exhibition presents one-of-a-kind wreaths in a variety of imaginative media, techniques, and styles. This year artists may engage with the theme Under The Sea, inspired by our beloved ocean and sea life. Those looking for truly original wreaths as well as one-of-a-kind, handmade gift items will not be disappointed by the selection created by the local artistic community. Held at the VAC Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, the exhibit is free, however park entrance fees apply.
|Amakahi wreath by Claudia McCall, created|
from glass, lead and copper foil, on display at
Christmas in the Country, Volcano Art Gallery
In addition to the wreath exhibit, VAC has created a "merry scene of art and aloha inside the1877 Volcano House Hotel historic building. In addition to the exquisite artwork Volcano Art Center has become known for showcasing year-round, unique holiday offerings of island-inspired gifts, ornaments, and decorations made by Hawaiʻi Island artists can also be found."
This year Christmas in the Country has expanded to VAC's Niaulani Campus with handmade art and gifts by Hawai’i’s local artists as well as live poinsettias on display and available to purchase. VAC’s Niaulani Campus offers extended holiday hours, Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., also closing on Christmas Day.
The capitol.hawaii.gov site includes a Reports and Lists link, as well as a search box at the top to find bills by subject matter and key words or to find bills by bill number. Also available is searching the current Hawaii Revised Statutes and Session Laws of Hawaii. Registration for the site is free.
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Home games for the Boys, under coach Troy Gacayan, will see Hilo coming to Ka'u on Tuesday, Dec. 6, Kohala arriving on Wednesday, Dec. 14 and St. Josephs on Saturday, Jan. 7. Kau boys travel to Honoka'a on Saturday Dec. 10, Pahoa, Tuesday Jan, 3.
The Trojan girls, under Coach Chrysa Dacalio, will host Pahoa on Friday, Dec. 16, Kamehameha on Thursday, Dec. 22, Honoka'a on Saturday Jan. 14, and Kealakehe on Thursday, Jan. 19.