Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Land Dedicated to Lapakahi State Park

The Trust for Public Land dedicated 17 acres of formerly privately-owned shoreline within the Lapakahi State Historical Park.  Previously threatened with potential development, the inholding includes hundreds of extremely well-preserved pre-contact sites, including a fishing village, canoe landing areas, and residences of konokoki or ali'i (chiefs).  The purchase also provides access to the adjacent Lapakahi Marine Life Conservation District, which serves as habitat for over 116 marine species.  The $2.35 purchase of the land was made possible by matching grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Costal Estuarine and Land Conservation Program (CELP).

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Hilo Jaycees Celebrate 60th

The Hilo Jaycees last night celebrated their 60th Anniversary at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel.  Hilo Jaycees President Kelton Chang addressed the crowd which included a who's who of Hilo Jaycees Roosters and members and guest that have themselves grown become the movers and shakers on the Big Island.

Also present were Hawaii Jaycees State President Yvette Lee and United States Jaycees President Joanie Cramer.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

UH Hosts APEC Quality in Higher Education Conference

Key higher education officials, scholars and experts from throughout the Asia-Pacific region met in Honolulu for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Conference on Quality in Higher Education, organized by the University of Hawaii System in cooperation with the East-West Center.

Participants from 20 of the 21 APEC economies are in attendance to discuss the vital issues of higher education quality, including how to identify, develop and sustain best practices throughout the APEC region.  Dr. Eduardo Ochoa, Assistant Secretary for Post Secondary Education for the US Department of Education, addressed the participants.

Monday, August 1, 2011

CSG Western Regional Delegates Visit Hawaii Fish Auction

Days Catch being prepped for bidding.
Brooks Takenaka explains preparation of the fish.
Sea food harvesting and regulation are among the many issues that the western states, at least those of us with Pacific Coastlines share.

In order to protect and preserve the industry as well as insure its continued business viability requires that government continue to protect the viability of the stock and protecting the resource while allowing the industry to continue to harvest enough to meet the demand for fresh sea food.
Bought, sold and headed to market.