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UPDATE: Waianapanapa State Park remains closed due to dangerous high surf

UPDATE 8/6/15 at 9:45AM: Wai’anapanapa State Park on Maui is still closed today due to dangerous surf conditions. It is expected to reopen tomorrow. The DLNR Division of State Parks has closed Waianapanapa State Park on Maui due to dangerous high surf from the approaching tropical storm. People are urged to stay clear of the blow hole and black sand …

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Windsurfer airlifted from South Maui waters

At 4:42 p.m. yesterday afternoon, firefighters were called to search for a missing windsurfer in South Maui. At 4:52 p.m. Kihei firefighters met with the missing windsurfer’s friend. The man said he last saw his friend about 2 hours prior, heading straight out from Waipuilani Park, near the Maui Sunset condominium on West Waipuilani Road.The fire department’s Air 1 helicopter …

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Man dies in fatal collision on Kahului Beach Road

On Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at approximately 10:23 p.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred at Kahului Beach Road and Kaihee Place. The collision occurred as a 2013 Genuine Buddy Motor Scooter, traveling south within the outer lane of Kahului Beach Road, collided into a 2006 Cadillac CTS 4DSD, negotiating a left turn onto Kaihee Place. The 2006 Cadillac CTS, operated …

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Suspected explosives found on Lanai

On 08/03/15 at about 12:30 p.m., Lanai Patrol Officers were contacted by an individual (52), from Lanai, who found a canvas bag in his storage shed. When he opened the bag he found that it contained, what he believed, to be dynamite, a fuse, and blasting cap. The individual loaded the suspected explosives into his vehicle to properly dispose of …

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UPDATE: Backcountry of Haleakala National Park reopens Thursday

Wednesday, 1:30pm Tropical Storm Guillermo update: Based on the current path of Tropical Storm Guillermo, the Wilderness backcountry of Haleakala NP will reopen for camping and cabin use on Thursday, August 6. Backcountry cabin and camping permits will be given out starting on Thursday morning. Although Guillermo has tracked away from Maui, the park may experience lingering effects from the …

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Coast Guard urges mariners to prepare for heavy weather around Hawaiian Islands

The public is advised to use extreme caution and prepare for the onset of heavy weather expected to generate extreme sea conditions, storm surge and high surf throughout the main Hawaiian Islands prior to the arrival of Tropical Storm Guillermo. Visitors to Hawaii should heed all warnings from lifeguards and public health and safety officials. Although weather conditions may be …

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Iao Minimum Stream Flows Interrupted for Ditch Repairs

During mid to late August, 2015 the Wailuku Water Company, LLC (WWC) will undertake repairs to the Waihee Ditch siphon where it crosses ʻĪao Stream. According to the work plan, the stream needs to be nearly dry to repair the siphon and provide a safe working environment. WWC will divert a portion of the flow of the ʻĪao Stream at …

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Brushfire in Makawao scorches half-acre

At 5:35 p.m. this afternoon, firefighters responded to a brushfire near King Kekaulike High School on Haleakala Highway. Makawao firefighters arrived at 5:42 p.m. and found a small area of grass burning off the roadway on Haleakala Highway, just mauka of King Kekaulike High School. They worked to quickly contain the fire with the help of firefighters from the Kula …

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Police release details of telescope protest arrest

On 07/30/15 at 10:00 p.m., Officers were summoned to Central Maui Baseyard to assist with crowd control and public safety issues involving the Daniel K. INOUYE Solar Telescope (DKIST) transport Project. A representative of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy initiated a complaint that numerous individuals were blocking the exit. A crowd of demonstrators gathered in front of …

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Law Enforcement Actions Under Maunakea Emergency Rule Begin

Early Friday morning, July 31, 2015, officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement arrested seven men, camping in the restricted area on Maunakea on Hawaii Island. The Hawaii County Police Department provided transportation support and booking and rangers from the Office of Mauna Kea Management provided logistical support. An additional six men were issued citations and voluntarily …

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