Tag Archives: Hilo

Hospice of Hilo to offer presentation for professionals


Hawaii News Digest, 12 October 2017, 1620 UTC, Post #15759.

Source:

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/community/hospice-hilo-offer-presentation-professionals

Accessed on 12 October 2017, 1620 UTC.

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Comment:

Hospice of Hilo continues its public awareness campaign with a free presentation titled “Grief Touches Everyone” on Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Hospice of Hilo’s Community Room, located at 1011 Waianuenue Avenue in Hilo.

The program will be of interest to teachers, counselors, case managers, social workers, and care givers.

To reserve your spot, please call 961-7306.

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Willie K, Yamanaka, and Galuteria to headline Pacific Tsunami Museum Memorial benefit


Hawaii News Digest, 28 September 2017, 1515 UTC, Post #15674.

Source:

http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/entertainmentpeople/willie-k-yamanaka-galuteria-headline-pacific-tsunami-museum-benefit

Reporter:  John Burnett (Hawaii Tribune-Herald).

Accessed on 28 September 2017, 1515 UTC.

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Comment:

Three Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners will headline “An Evening of Aloha at The Grand Naniloa Hotel” on Friday, 13 October 2017, 5:30 p.m., at The Willie K Crown Room.

Willie K, Mark Yamanaka, and state Senator Brickwood Galuteria will perform to raise funds for Hilo’s Pacific Tsunami Museum.

According to Marlene Murray, the executive director of the Pacific Tsunami Memorial Museum, the benefit is a must see event:

“We are absolutely thrilled with the caliber of artists coming to support the museum. There are over 30 Na Hoku Hanohano awards between the three of them. When I tell people about the event, the reaction is usually disbelief that we have all of them on one card…The event will also include a live auction, including a two-night stay in an oceanfront suite at the beautiful Kahala Hotel &Resort.”

 

“The money raised will help the museum to continue its mission of saving lives through the promotion of tsunami education and awareness. There is no tsunami season; a tsunami can occur at any time and that’s why we always need to be prepared.”

For ticket information on the benefit concert, please call 935-0926.

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Prosecutor: Accused kidnapper followed ex to Hilo


Hawaii News Digest, 23 September 2017, 1615 UTC, Post #15642.

Source:

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/prosecutor-accused-kidnapper-followed-ex-hilo

Reporter:  John Burnett (Hawaii Tribune-Herald).

Accessed on 23 September 2017, 1615 UTC.

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Comment:

A 19-year-old Arizona man who apparently followed his former girlfriend to Hilo and tried to kidnap her is now in police custody.

According to reporter John Burnett, David John Erlenbach faces charges of kidnapping, second-degree terroristic threatening, and harassment by stalking.

Apparently, Erlenbach followed the woman to Hilo and then tried to force her into his vehicle.

Deputy prosecutor Glenn Shiigi asked Judge Dakota Frenz to maintain bail because Erlenbach “poses a flight risk” and “is a threat to the public.”

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Two elderly pedestrians critically injured by vehicle in Hilo crosswalk


Hawaii News Digest, 22 September 2017, 0755 UTC, Post #15635.

Source:

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/09/21/breaking-news/two-elderly-pedestrians-critically-injured-by-vehicle-in-hilo-crosswalk

Accessed on 22 September 2017, 0755 UTC.

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Comment:

According to Hilo police, two female pedestrians in the 80s suffered critical injuries after they were hit by a car driven by an 88-year-old woman in downtown Hilo.

Police said an 86-year-old Hilo woman and and 86-year-old Oahu visitor were crossing Kinoole Street in “a marked crosswalk” when a blue 2016 Toyota Corolla hit them.

Both pedestrians were taken to the Hilo Medical Center and were later medi-vacced to Oahu for further treatment.

Those witnessing the accident should call police at 934-3311.

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Radio legend “Waltah” Pacheco dies at 78


Hawaii News Digest, 10 September 2017, 1540 hrs, UTC, Post #15567.

Source:

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/radio-legend-waltah-pacheco-dies-78

Reporter:  John Burnett (Hawaii Tribune-Herald).

Accessed on 10 September 2017, 1540 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

On 31 August 2017, Hilo radio personality Walter “Waltah” Pacheco died at his home at age 78. His unique on-air pidgin English persona and an ability to stir up controversy over politics, community life, and sports made him a Hilo radio legend from the 1970s to the early 2000s.

KBIG-FM’s Rod Pacheco said his uncle began his radio career while a Hawaii County employee and soon graduated into the morning drive slots at KPUA-AM and KHLO-AM.  “Waltah” became a witty, often controversial figure on the Hilo air waves for over 30 years.

Rod Pacheco added that his uncle had another side to his often contentious personality:

“People who called and asked him to play a song for their aunty, uncle, cousin, whoever, who was sick in the hospital, he’d do it, and a lot of times, he’d get flowers and go up to visit.”

“The Hilo-born Pacheco was one of 10 siblings who grew up in a plantation camp on Amauulu Road. He was an amateur boxer and basketball referee who never shied away from controversy.”

“Pacheco admitted to, and publicly apologized for, a drug problem in the 1990s. And at least twice, a lawsuit or threatened lawsuit against a station caused management to part ways with the outspoken Pacheco.”

“But whenever he had a microphone, he had an audience.”

When I was news director at KHLO-AM/KBIG-FM (KKBG-FM), I often shared the morning newscasts with “Waltah”–an experience that was exciting, controversial,  and sometimes enlightening.  His sportscasts were theatre of the air, often drawing large audiences to Wong Stadium.  “Waltah” was down to earth, direct, and acutely aware of what bothered our community.  He was “grassroots” and used that knowledge to create a dominant radio voice in East Hawaii.  He will be missed.

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Queen Liliuokalani Festival set for Saturday, September 9, 2017


Hawaii News Digest, 05 September 2017, 1505 hrs, UTC, Post #15543.

Source:

http://www.hawaii247.com/2017/09/03/queen-liliuokalani-festival-set-for-saturday-sept-9/

Accessed on 05 September 2017, 1505 hrs, UTC.

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The Queen Liliuokalani Birthday Festival will be held this Saturday, 09 September 2017, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Liliuokalani Gardens in Hilo.  The event commemorates the last reigning monarch of Hawaii. The free community event will feature music, hula, cultural information, food, children’s games, and demonstrations.  For more information, please call 961-8706.

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Island Air charting course for Hilo flights


Hawaii News Digest, 03 September 2017, 1510 hrs, UTC, Post #15533.

Source:

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/island-air-charting-course-hilo-flights

Reporter:  Jeff Hansel (Hawaii Tribune-Herald).

Accessed on 03 September 2017, 1510 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

According to Island Air CEO David Uchiyama, the airline will expand its market to Hilo by the end of the year. The FAA is now in the process of “certifying their new pilots to fly the aircraft they will use at Hilo–the Q400 turboprop.”

The aircraft carries 78 passengers and flies faster than “conventional turboprops.”

Here is the proposed expanded schedule:

“Island Air announced in February that it would expand from six daily flights to 10 between Honolulu and Kona, from eight flights to 16 between Honolulu and Kahului, and from six to eight flights between Honolulu and Lihue.

Its goal has been an increase from 265 daily interisland flights across Hawaii to 476 total.”

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