|Kaʻū Keiki, junior high and high school competitors are doing well in rodeo. Photo from Heidi and Addie Flores|
|Obadiah Ridgely entered bull riding in |
the junior high sate rodeo finals.
Photo by Joy Ridgely
KAʻŪ KEIKI COMPETITORS did well in the recent junior high finals of the Hawai'i High School Rodeo Association on Kaua'i and the Keiki Rodeo Association event in Pana'ewa. These organizations promote the sport of rodeo to keiki of Hawai'i and also the preservation of the Paniolo lifestyle.
Joy Ridgely reports that Addie Rose Flores "rode for barrel racing in the state finals, showing true Kaʻū spirit as she heads to the nationals in Georgia, June 18 -24, along with 15 other keiki from around the state." See story on Addie Rose Flores in the June 5 Kaʻū News Briefs.
Obadiah Ridgely rode in the junior high state finals "after months of hard work beginning in September 2022 when he discovered his newfound passion for bull riding. His first official appearance in the arena was at the Panaewa Stampede in February.
In the Keiki Rodeo Association event, Hilinai Karratti took third in Breakaway. Hilai Karratti took third in Poles, third in Goats and Reserve All Around. Hiilei Karratti took second in Dummy Roping, second in Barrels, second in Breakaway and Reserve All Around.
Kalia Andrade took first in Ribbon, second in Breakaway, third in Team Roping and third All Around. Jaimin Medeiros was first in Mugging.
Addie Flores was first in Team Roping Header and third in Barrels. Owen Flores was first in Breakaway, second in Team Roping Header, second in Calves, second in Mugging and Reserve All Around. Kircia Derasin won a scholarship .
The event was held at Panaewa Equestrian Center and co-hosted by Hawai''i Police Department's Community Policing Division with participation by Hawai'i Police Activities League. Contestants were two to 17 years of age.
Most, if not all of the youth who participated in the Keiki Rodeo Association and Hawai'i High School Rodeo Association events are headed to the Kaʻū Roping & Riding Rodeo on July 8 and 9 in Nā'ālehu.
|Helicopter flights between 4,000 and 9,000 ft|
will be conducted June 29 to monitor 'ua'u,
the Hawaiian petrel, a seabird that nests there.
Photo from National Parks Traveler
June 8: Between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. multiple flights are planned by USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory to retrieve temporary seismic instruments in areas west of Kīlauea Crater and south to Hilina Pali Road. The USGS may conduct additional flight operations over Kīlauea and Mauna Loa to assess volcanic activity and maintain instrumentation.
June 21: Between 9 a.m. and noon flights will transport sling loads of fence replacement along the Kapāpala Ranch and park boundary around 4,000-ft. elevation.
June 29: From 6:15 a.m. to noon, flights will be conducted for ʻuaʻu (Hawaiian petrel) monitoring on Mauna Loa between 4,000- and 9,000-ft. elevation.
USGS may conduct additional flight operations over Kīlauea and Mauna Loa to assess volcanic activity and maintain instrumentation.
Hawai'i Volcanoes issued a statement saying, "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."
|Ocean View Community Center. Photo from OVCA|
OCEAN VIEW COMMUNITY CENTER'S UPCOMING ONGOING EVENTS are announced.
The Pancake Breakfast is the second Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at a cost of $6 for Ocean View Community Association members and $7 for nonmembers. It is a big meal with pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, coffee, tea and juice.
Game Night for Teens Only is the fist Saturday of each month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with ping pong, air hockey, puzzles, games and snacks.
Yoga Classes are Thursdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m.
Aikido Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:15 p.m.
|The Ka'u Calendar: 5,000 in the mail, 2,500 on stands.|
Also see www.kaucalendar.com