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Friday, June 17, 2022

HAWAII VOLCANO BLOG

Volcano Watch: Forgotten Collapse of Halemaʻumaʻu Crater on June 5–7, 1916

Volcano Watch is a weekly article and activity update written by U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and affiliates.

The passage of time has a way of isolating notable events of the past; present-day historians can easily lose track of individual events in the “fog” of history. Volcanology is no exception, especially when reflecting on the complex eruptive histories of Kīlauea and Mauna Loa, two of the world’s most active volcanoes.

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NEWS

South Kona Woman Wanted for Question in Financial Crime Investigations

Hawaiʻi police are asking for the public’s assistance with locating 44-year-old Janeal McCullough of South Kona, who is wanted for questioning in connection with several financial criminal investigations.

McCullough is described as 5 feet 3 inches tall, 135 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She is known to frequent the South Kona and Ka‘ū areas.

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EAST HAWAII NEWS

Hawai’i Kūpuna Softball League Standings as of June 16

Hawai’i Kūpuna Softball League games are normally played on Saturdays. The 2022 regular season began Jan. 15. The county tournament is planned for July 6-7 in Hilo, with the state tournament scheduled for Aug. 2-5 on O’ahu.

Team standings as of Thursday, June 16, are as follows:

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NEWS

Council Supports Resolution Condemning Gun Violence, Urges Action By Nathan Christophel

Some members became visibly emotional during discussion — all agreed action is necessary.

The Hawai‘i County Council on Wednesday, June 15, during its regular meeting approved Resolution 440, condemning gun violence and supporting stronger gun laws in the United States. The measure was introduced by Councilwoman Heather Kimball and passed 8-0, with council member Aaron Chung absent at the time of the vote.

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NEWS

4 Big Island Residents Sentenced to Federal Prison for Meth Trafficking

Senior United States District Judge Helen Gillmor sentenced Wednesday, June 15, Dwayne P. Gouveia, 58, of Waimea, Hawai‘i, to 10 years imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Gouveia was previously sentenced by the Court in 2005 to ten years imprisonment for attempted possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Judge Gillmor also sentenced Gouveia’s co-conspirators in methamphetamine trafficking:

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BIG ISLAND WEATHER
Maui

Free Father’s Day entertainment Sunday in Central Maui

A free Father’s Day concert will take place at the Maui Mall Village at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 19.

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Cabin in Haleakalā Crater gets upgrades after 85 years

After 85 years of use, Kapalaoa Wilderness Cabin in Haleakalā Crater got a much-needed facelift, with new flooring, paint and dish ware.

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Kauai

Weekly County Briefing: Health Office Reports Another COVID Death; CDC Lists Island as High-Transmission Area

Kaua‘i County Managing Mike Dahilig reported Thursday, June 16, in the county's weekly video briefing that the island's COVID case counts are declining, but remain high.

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Fire Commission Appoints Michael Gibson as Interim Fire Chief

Kauai’s Fire Commission unanimously appointed Deputy Chief Michael Gibson as interim Kauai Fire Chief during its meeting Thursday following the announcement of Chief Steven Goble’s departure from the department.

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