3.0 Magnitude Earthquake Registers on the Big Island

Magnitude 3.0
Date-Time
Location 19.449°N, 156.583°W
Depth 7 km (4.3 miles) (poorly constrained)
Region HAWAII REGION, HAWAII
Distances
  • 65 km (40 miles) WSW (251°) from Kailua, HI
  • 67 km (42 miles) WSW (254°) from Holualoa, HI
  • 67 km (42 miles) WSW (258°) from Kahaluu-Keauhou, HI
  • 68 km (42 miles) WSW (243°) from Kalaoa, HI
  • 159 km (99 miles) W (260°) from Hilo, HI
  • 244 km (152 miles) SSE (148°) from Honolulu, HI

More here: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/hv60241966.php

Car Found in Hit-and-Run on Highway 11 Police Now Looking for 57 Year Old Captain Cook Man

Media Release:

Thanks to tips from the public, Big Island police have located a vehicle that was involved in a fatal hit-and-run motor vehicle/pedestrian crash on June 10 on the Hawai’i Belt Road (Route 11) .3 miles south of the 108-mile marker in Captain Cook, South Kona.

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The 2001 Chevrolet Blazer was found in Captain Cook on Sunday morning (June 12).

The pedestrian, who died at Kona Community Hospital on June 10, has still not been identified. He is described as a local male, 35 to 45 years old, 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-6, 140 to 150 pounds with black short hair, a mustache and beard, and a tattoo—possibly of a dragon—on his right arm. He was wearing a yellow tank top and dark khaki shorts and carrying a maroon California Pak bag.

Traffic Enforcement Unit investigators are looking for a possible witness to the crash, identified as 57-year-old Stanford Omori of Captain Cook or the Nāpo’opo’o area.

Police thank the public for their help in locating the car and ask that anyone with information as to the identity of the pedestrian or the whereabouts of Omori call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Contestant Submissions Now Being Accepted for the 27th Annual “Ka Himeni Ana” Hawaiian Music Competition

Media Release:

The HAWAIIAN MUSIC HALL OF FAME is proud to announce the 27th Annual “Ka Himeni Ana” Hawaiian music competition on Saturday, August 27th, at the Hawaii Theater in Honolulu.

Ka Himeni Ana, founded by Richard M. Towill, features amateur Hawaiian music groups performing in the “nahenahe” style, the distinctive Hawaiian music form characterized by sweet vocal harmony supported by unamplified acoustic instruments.

Applications and recordings will be reviewed by the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame and contestants selected from the applications received on or before July 15th.

Ka Himeni Ana rules:
1.      Competition is open to amateur Hawaiian music groups containing 2 – 5 members (no solo acts).
2.      At least half of the group must perform with and play an instrument.
3.      Instruments shall be “acoustic”—no electric or amplified instruments, except Hawaiian steel guitar may be electric and use a small amplifier.
4.      No microphones are allowed for instruments or vocals.
5.      Contestants will be judged on the quality of their vocal harmony, use of Hawaiian language, and overall musicianship.
6.      Song selections must be restricted to compositions authored prior to 1945, or if post 1945 or new original composition, shall be in the “nahenahe” style.
7.      Although First Place winning groups may not enter subsequent contests, individual singers may participate as members of other groups.

Contestants vie for 6 cash prizes ranging from $200 to $1,200.

To apply as a contestant, groups (no solo acts) with 2 – 5 members must submit a Ka Himeni Ana contestant information form and a cassette tape or CD recording to: P.O. Box 30337, Honolulu, HI 96820 or dropped off at 1221 Kapiolani Blvd, Roof Deck Suite #6A-1, Honolulu, HI 96814. Mark it:  Attention:  Ka Himeni Ana 2011.  Contestant application can be downloaded from this link: Contestant Application.

For questions or more information, please emailchimaine@hawaiipacificentertainment.com or debbie@hawaiipacificentertainment.com.  Contestant submission deadline is July 15th. To follow us on Twitter, please visit twitter.com/kahimeniana.

Mission Statement of the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame:  To promote, preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian music and hula by celebrating the achievements of significant individuals and groups.

Big Island Police Investigating Suspicious Horse Deaths

Media Release:

Big Island police are investigating the suspicious deaths of two horses in the Hakalau area of East Hawai’i.

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The caretaker of a property off Chin Chuck Road across from Veterans Park discovered the decomposing body of a horse entwined in barbed wire with what appeared to be a gunshot wound on June 8. The next day he found a second dead horse on the property with an apparent gunshot wound.

Police ask than anyone with information about any suspicious activities in that area call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Holy Cow… A Centipede with Blue Legs and Antennas!

Two months ago I got bit by a centipede and it was the worst feeling I have ever felt.  Today I was able to extract a bit of revenge on one.

I was about to the dishes and I lifted up the dish tub and I was startled to find this buggah underneath it.

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Centipede found in my sink

It wasn’t a very big one… maybe about 4 inches long.  I had my knives around me at the time so I quickly try to slice him up the best I could but he still stayed in tact after his death.

The weird thing about this one… was it had blue legs and blue antennas!

Blue Centipede

If you look closely you can see the blue color in its legs and antennas

I’m just glad I found it… before it found me!