Sunday, November 27, 2011

Lehua Jaycees Christmas Parade

 The Annual Lehua Jaycees stepped off the Saturday following Thanksgiving.  Bands, floats and Santa Claus brought seasons greetings to the people of Hilo.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Hawai'i Wildlife Center Dedicated in Kohala

Dedication ceremonies were held for the Hawai'i Wildlife Center in Hala'ula.  The center fulfills the vision of Executive Director Linda Elliot who has labored tirelessly along with her Board of Directors in garnering community and financial support for the facility that will serve as the first line of care for native Hawaiian animals in the event of an environmental disaster such as an oil spill.

The mission of the Hawai'i Wildlife Center is to protect, conserve and aid in the recovery of Hawai'i native wildlife through hands-on treatment, training, research, science education and cultural programs.  Learn more about the center at

Saturday, November 19, 2011

UHH Student Services Center

New Student Services Building at UH Hilo under construction on the Kawaili Campus.

Road Maintenance

Isemoto Contracting has been awarded maintenance contracts for road side improvements.  They are currently working on improvements about 1.8 miles north of Honoka'a.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

NHERC Pavilion Begins

Construction has begun on a new pavilion structure located makai of the new parking lot at the North Hawaii Education and Research Center.

This structure became an add-on to the recently completed Phase II-B enclosure that now houses the Heritage Center when bids for that project came in below expectations and freed up money for this additional project.  Autonomy granted to the University allows for the re-programming of state appropriations and allows for the scope of projects to be modified.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Hawaii-China CEO Summit on Renewable Energy

State officials, Delegates from China, and businessmen from Hawaii and China gathered in the House Chambers as part of the APEC CEO Conference to discuss renewable energy initiatives.  It is hoped that there will be joint cooperation between Hawaii and China in moving to reduce our carbon footprint for a cleaner, healthier planet.