Puna News… Huh… Another Big Island Newspaper Down the Drain?

I’m curious what happened to the “Puna News” local newspaper that was published and distributed throughout Puna.

I asked a person who wrote for the “Puna News” about what might have happened to it and I got this response:

“…I think that ***** ****** couldn’t make the news business work…”

Can anyone confirm whether this newspaper has been shut down for good?

Are Big Island Bloggers able to provide news faster and more convenient then a newspaper published once a month?

I have 30,000 page visits a month…  but I do things on my own.  Does anyone know what the monthly distribution of the Puna News was???

And if so… hook me up with some of their advertisers that may have been shortchanged!

Guaranteed my ads are cheaper then any online paper… and I don’t even want to go into stuff that Coders and statisticians will tell you about my site… as I don’t even understand the numbers…

I will just say… Mahalo to all that continue to visit this “Online Trainwreck” as some seem to have endeared it :roll: pfft!

Cas Haley and Josh Heinrichs Tear It Up at Pahoa Village Cafe

Cas Haley and Josh Heinrichs ate at Luquin's Restaraunt in Pahoa before the gig

Last night I had the opportunity to see Cas Haley and Josh Heinrich play at the Pahoa Village Cafe.

They didn’t actually play together other then a simple mic check at the beginning of the show.

Sound Check

I must say that this was probably one of the best concerts that the Pahoa Village Cafe has put on in recent months.

Josh started the show about 9:30 and played for about 45 minutes.

Josh Heinrichs Jamming

Then Bradda Jake from Native FM introduced the crowd to Cas Haley and he played for about an hour.

A Jake Break with Cas Haley

Cas Jamming

This Saturday, June 12th at 8:00 pm, the duo will also be playing along with Paula Fuga and a few others at the Honokaa Theater.

Just Cas

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Lawmakers Explain How the Budget was Balanced

Media Release:

The House of Representatives Finance Committee will make a presentation to the community on the 2010 state budget bill and how they resolved a $1.2 billion shortfall. Information will also be provided on major capital improvement projects for East Hawaii.

WHEN:  Wednesday, June 16, 2010  6:00  – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:  UH Hilo UCB 127 (Ho’oulu Terrace)

WHO:  House Finance Chair Rep. Marcus Oshiro will be joined by Rep. Jerry Chang, Rep. Clift Tsuji, Rep. Faye Hanohano, and Rep. Robert Herkes.

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