'Ohi Wai is the second episode. It features lava tubes, their importance to Hawaiian people and their role in native ecosystems. Former park ranger and naturalist Bobby Camara shares how Hawaiians gathered wai (water) in (ipu) gourds as it dripped through lava tube ceilings, making life sustainable in the most arid of environments. Park archeologist Summer Roper-Todd is also interviewed in this documentary that will be released in May.
Season Two of ʻIke Hana Noʻeau was produced by Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park rangers and filmed on location in the park. The videos are about 12 minutes in duration and accessible for everyone with audio description and closed captions in English and ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language).
The videos are free on the park website and YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/@hawaiivolcanoesnps8141
|A Kupu leader gives his message.|
The park's non-profit partners, the Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and the Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association, helped support and fund the ʻIke Hana Noʻeau video project.
The park statement says the videos were created for everyone, including kānaka maʻoli wanting to learn or reconnect to their culture, park visitors, local residents, educators and students.
|A Kupu student gives her message.|
|The County recently posted No Dumping signs along an Ocean View Road and is warning|
of stiffer penalties being approved, including forfeiture of vehicles used for illegal dumping.
Photo from County of Hawai'i Department of Environmental Management
ANYONE CAUGHT DOING ILLEGAL DUMPING MAY HAVE TO FORFEIT THEIR VEHICLE used to the dumping, in addition to the hefty penalties already stipulated in state law. That is according to Senate Bill 966 HD1, which sailed through the Senate earlier this year, emerged from its final House committee, and with minimal additional amendments could become law this July.
The bill adds the following language to the felony and misdemeanor categories of disposal of solid waste violations: Any vehicle owned and operated by the person in the commission of the offense shall be subject to forfeiture pursuant to chapter 712A. The Department of Health supports this measure
|Brenda Iokepa-Moses, Deputy Director of|
Department of Environmental Management.
Ocean View Transfer Stations days of operations are Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday, as it has been for years, but people continue to leave trash at and near the transfer station on the off-days, instead of waiting a day or two.
Waiōhinu Transfer Station is open Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Pāhala Transfer Station is open Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday.
Transfer stations are for residential household waste only, Iokepa-Moses said, adding that DEM does not have the resources to be the cleanup agency for other peoples messes.
We are working with Council Member Michelle Galimba and the Department of Health to find solutions to remediate this problem, the Deputy Director said.
To report illegal dumping, contact the Police Departments nonemergency number at (808) 935-3311 or to leave an anonymous tip that could result in a reward of up to $1,000, call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.
As a reminder, littering is a violation punishable by up to a $1,000 fine or up to 200 hours of community service, or both, for each offense, and the violator shall be responsible for the removal, or the cost of removal, of the litter.
Illegal disposal more than 1 cubic yard of solid waste but less than 10 cubic yards is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a $25,000 fine.
Disposal of more than 10 cubic yards of solid waste is Class C felony punishable by up to a $50,000 fine.
Operation Keiki Shield brings together local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies tasked with the investigation and prosecution of internet-facilitated crimes against children. The sting operation took place in Kona via the internet with investigators posing as underage teens.
Joseph Michael Marshall, age 42, was charged with first-degree electronic enticement of a child. His bail was set at $10,000 and he was given supervised release.
Vincent Antonio, age 36, was charged with first-degree electronic enticement of a child. His bail was set at $10,000 and he was given supervised release.
Ryen Knapp, age 40, was charged with first-degree electronic enticement of a child, endangering the welfare of minor. His bail was set at $50,000 and he was released after posting bail.
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Charges against Rodrigues stem from an incident reported shortly after 11:00 a.m. on Sunday when Ka‘ū patrol officers responded to a residence in the 92-8000 block of Tiki Lane in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision after a 40-year-old woman reported being in a verbal dispute with Rodrigues. The woman told police that as she tried to leave the area in a vehicle, Rodrigues jumped on the hood of
|Rilson Rodrigues, of Ocean View, is |
being held for attempted murder.
Photo from Hawai'i Police Department
Detectives with the Area II Juvenile Aid Section took over the investigation and, with the assistance of Ka‘ū patrol officers, were able to locate and arrest Rodrigues later that evening. The maroon-colored sedan was also recovered and after executing a search warrant, detectives recovered a loaded .22 caliber rifle and ammunition from within the vehicle.
On Tuesday afternoon, April 4, after conferring with the County Prosecutor’s Office, Rodrigues was charged with one count each of: Second-degree attempted murder; first-degree reckless endangering; first-degree terroristic threatening; first-degree criminal property damage; and two counts of ownership prohibited. Bail for these offenses was set at $145,000.
In addition, Rodrigues, who had been previously released on bail for a separate, unrelated offense, was also taken into custody for discharge of sureties after that bail obligation was recalled. Following this, Rodrigues was transported to the Hilo Community Correctional Facility where he remained in custody until his initial arraignment on Wednesday.
Police are asking anyone who may have information relative to this incident to contact the police department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311, or Detective Scott Dewey at (808) 326-4646, ext. 303 or email at Scott.Dewey@hawaiicounty.gov.