August 15, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Kīlauea Update, Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Required Reading from USGS HVO Time just zips right along. Summer. Hot days, and, up here, cool nights. And itʻs been dry. Not too helpful if one is trying to mop-up a fire. The Keauhou Fire, last I heard, had burned 3,700+ acres, and was nearly 90% contained, thanks to hard-working fire crews. We applaud their efforts! According to my method of counting, weʻre 11 days into a Pause of … Read more

August 14, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Kīlauea Update, Tuesday, August 14, 2018, Pau? Maybe, maybe not… Where to begin??? Letʻs start with definitions of “pau” in the Pukui & Elbert Hawaiian Dictionary: pau: Finished, ended, through, terminated, completed, over, all done; final, finishing; entirely, completely, very much; after; all, to have all; to be completely possessed, consumed, destroyed. Then, we read things. In the paper. In the Hawaiʻi Tribune-Herald, by John Burnett. Yesterday: “Thereʻs some new cracks probably opened during the Aug. … Read more

Employment Opportunities

Those who heard the August 8 Hawaii County Council recovery plan meeting will remember that the planners stated that when “the spreadsheet” arrives many of the details, then unknown, will also be revealed. Today the great spreadsheet has indeed surfaced. Perhaps the file name of this spreadsheet which exists on Google Drive can serve as a better introduction than I might cobble together: $680 Mill County Ask Sources_Uses Cashflow Ground-shaking and eruptive fissures in East Hawaii? Those are pretty dramatic … Read more

August 10, 2018

Friday, August 10, 2018 Kīlauea Update, Friday, August 10, 2018, Photo tour for Kelsey and Owen… K&O: With all best wishes, and warmest aloha, for a long and happy marriage! The air here at Keaʻau ma uka is still and heavy. The icky ikiiki is not my favorite, unless Iʻm standing under a waterfall…[ikiiki = stifling humidity]. But, the really really good thing is the weathers have knocked down the Keauhou fire on Maunaloa, and Kīpukakī was apparently spared. Whew. … Read more

Recovery – The Plan?

The following is a recording of the Aug 8th, 2018 Hawaii County Governmental Relations and Economic Development meeting: (above audio file [96MB] will stream better and is smaller than the [750MB] video at bottom) download (Click on the picture of outgoing Councilperson Jennifer Ruggles to hear a 16-minute clip from this meeting. Ms. Ruggles seemed to ask questions more pertinent to Puna citizens’ actual needs.) Specifically, the Hawaii County Council requested “discussion with the administration to provide an update on … Read more

August 9, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018 Kīlauea Update, Thursday, August 9, 2018, Briefly, then… A few notes before getting started… Iʻll be away from my desk much of the weekend attending to domestica, and having a bit of fun. Will be here briefly tomorrow morning, then again on Tuesday the 14th. If you live in Hawaiʻi: VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!!! Actually, please, just vote once. No Vote..No Grumble… Friend Sig Zane has a benefit for ʻohana in Puna: Keahialaka shirt (Nice!) Keahialaka Tee … Read more

August 8, 2018

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Kīlauea Update, Wednesday, 080818, Slacking… Nah…not slacking…But after yesterdays extravaganza, I needed a bit of a breather. That one took a LONG time to assemble. But here we are, mostly inspired by a photo sent me by MS. A WOW! if ever there was one. How clear! There are sometimes reasons to wait (and be patient) even if those reasons arenʻt always apparent. Photo was taken by Jason Ozbolt (MAHALO!), yesterday, August 7, 2018 at 1145a. … Read more

August 7, 2018

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Kīlauea Update, Tuesday, August 7, 2018, Next…. OK, people… We wake up (this morning at 330. Who knows why?), have some coffee (black, please), and wonder, wonder, wonder… Pause, lull, respite, pau?, She going start again?, When? Where? When the Park going open? Whatʻs up with Puʻuʻōʻō? Why? How come? Going get hurricane? How big? The Fire on Maunaloa. Still burning? Where going? Who knows???? Talking with friend AM yesterday, we agreed that weʻre kind of … Read more

August 6, 2018

(Today’s post is Big Island Learning’s first from retired Hawaii Volcanoes Nat’l Park ranger Bobby Camara’s Dispatches from Volcano. Bobby writes within a robust cultural context from which you are sure to learn a thing or two. Mahalo Bobby for sharing your mana’o.) Number 87. A nice cool breeze this morning, rustling leaves of ʻōlapa, clear skies, and quiet. Quiet. The quaking earth has calmed for now. Mr Durginʻs cam shows pre-sunrise scattered clouds. No roiling plume of uahi ʻawa. … Read more

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