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Results of the Second Annual Wayne “Big Dog” Joseph 5K Walk/Run

Here are the results of the Second Annual Wayne “Big Dog” Joseph 5K Walk/Run that was held on Thursday, November 28.

Big Dog New Years Run
The run was named after long time Big Island Roadrunner Club President and Hilo Marathon Director. Wayne passed away earlier this year after a long battle with cancer.

The event was open to all and there was no time limit:

  1. Ian McQuate         17:00
  2. Steven Hunter           17:34
  3. Axl Aricayos               17:44
  4. Ryan Witthans       18:41
  5. Zack Mermel          18:47
  6. Mike Daly                18:48
  7. Tod Narohnic          19:00
  8. Kai Garson- Shumway     19:17
  9. Bryn Witthans                   19:17
  10. Bill McMahon                    19:20
  11. Conrad Salboro                 19:35
  12. Johann Kuipers                 19:42
  13. Curtis Neck                         19:43
  14. Mehana Sabado-Halpern –F          19:43
  15. Joe Barcia            19:43
  16. Robert Patey     19:44
  17. Carmen Garson                -Shumway          19:45
  18. Noe Waller         19:47
  19. Bodhi  Anderson              19:53
  20. Alan Ryan            19:54
  21. Unknown            20:02
  22. Tony  O’Toole    20:07
  23. Patrick Baker      20:10
  24. Joi Kislig                20:16
  25. Drew Holloway 20:18
  26. Garret Uyeda    20:20
  27. Bryce Harada     20:21
  28. Casey Bolger      20:23
  29. Corey Stewart   20:39
  30. Chad Trujillo       21:01
  31. Keith Marrack    21:10
  32. Steven Chung    21:15
  33. Jordan Villena    21:18
  34. Stewart Miyashiro           21:13
  35. Aaron Knell         21:38
  36. Michael Gunden       21:41
  37. Derek Supnet    21:45
  38. Todd Shumway                 21:49
  39. Sally Marrack     21:53
  40. Luke Memmer  22:06
  41. Tim O’Connell    22:07
  42. Solomon  Escalante         22:07
  43. Heather Rosario               22:11
  44. Stewart Hunter                 22:17
  45. Jordan Zarate    22:35
  46. Saya Yabe            22:41
  47. Felix Peng           22:45
  48. Dean Sakai          22:46
  49. Steve Pavao       22:53
  50. Isaac  Axtell        22:56
  51. John Hylas           23:07
  52. Lukas Kuipers    23:18
  53. Jin Harbour         23:21
  54. Adam Hill             23:24
  55. Skye Ombac       23:25
  56. Richard Tumin   23:29
  57.  Kobe Miller        23:33
  58. Tuan Giang         23:34
  59. Neil Brauer         23:35
  60. Michael Moses 23:37
  61. Ada Benson        23:41
  62. James Gunden  23:46
  63. Jordan Drewer  23:46
  64. Noa Corman       23:48
  65. Kevin Okumura   23:49
  66. Roy Yamada       23:49
  67. Jimmy Park         23:51
  68. Jordan Moe        23:55
  69. Christopher Hu 24:03
  70. Grace Sousa       24:04
  71. Christian Albano  24:21
  72. Shawn Suga        24:23
  73. Cody Tehero      24:27
  74. Vanessa Ignacio                   24:29
  75. Genevieve Girdner         24:30
  76. Mary Jane Tominaga      24:31
  77. Austin Wilson    24:35
  78. Sophia Romanic                   24:36
  79. Wendy Yamada                  24:46
  80.  Zayne Peresa    24:49
  81. Aaron Cox           24:50
  82. Hayley Barcia     24:58
  83. Charles Fernandez          25:02
  84. Andrew Langtry                   25:14
  85. Robert Salvadares           25:59
  86. Kundalini Richardson-Walker      25:32
  87. Kevin Hunter     25:33
  88. Harold Wilson    25:34
  89. Keith Marzullo   25:38
  90. Kelly Frietas        25:39
  91. Unknown            25:41
  92. Unknown            25:42
  93. Katie Loeak         25:43
  94. Merrily Wolf       25:46
  95. Michelle Miranda  25:46
  96. Shelby Tanaka   25:53
  97. Kaylee Rapoza   25:54
  98. Megan Washburn            25:54
  99. Vandey Okinaka               25:55
  100. Keri Fujiwara      25:55
  101. Jordan Concannon          25:55
  102. Brenna Halverson            25:56
  103. Ryosuke Hatanaka      25:58
  104. Quinn Shiroma    25:58
  105. Amelia Warnock    26:00
  106. Mel Ahlo              26:03
  107. Brittany Anderson    26:04
  108. Robert Paude    26:05
  109. Bob Erickson     26:06
  110. Deylan Okinaka    26:08
  111. Emerson Baker   26:09
  112. Catherine Spina    26:13
  113. Daniel Thorn    26:24
  114. Adrian Zarate   26:25
  115. Cherish Quiocho   26:26
  116. Malbert Ranan    26:32
  117. John Woolverton     26:35
  118. Robin Bauman   26:47
  119. Damien Miller    26:48
  120. Robert Belcher    26:49
  121. Kapua Lapera   26:52
  122. Iris Liberato        26:55
  123. Carly Belcher      26:59
  124. Dawn Patterson                  27:00
  125. Andrea Brauer  27:00
  126. Susan Armstrong   27:01
  127. Miguel Rivero   27:02
  128. Martha Rivero   27:07
  129. Dennis Nagai      27:09
  130. Kumei Kern        27:21
  131. Kaleo Kaleohano   27:23
  132. Jayden Gebin   27:24
  133. Ken Tamanaha   27:28
  134. Charles Bostwick   27:34
  135. Firmin Tehero    27:35
  136. Al Yano    27:37
  137. Unknown
  138. Ashferd Kelson    27:39
  139. Bradley Sanekane            27:39
  140. Kaleo Pana          27:40
  141. Karen Littrell      27:43
  142. Evan Trujillo        27:49
  143. David Hammes 27:55
  144. Adams Agtarap    28:00
  145. Linda Thomason    28:03
  146. Jarvis Valera       28:05
  147. Charles Keen     28:07
  148. Eric Kuwana        28:08
  149. Daniel Alveria    28:12
  150. Hallia Evans-Bautista       28:12
  151. Unknown            28:13
  152. Lyle Balingit        28:15
  153. Unknown            28:19
  154. Bryan Gorges     28:39
  155. Makani Miller    28:40
  156. Aaron Jarneski  28:42
  157. Richard Somerin      28:43
  158. Kanani  Desa      28:44
  159. Linda Ixtude       28:46
  160. Jack Brower        28:50
  161. Rowena Takiguchi            28:55
  162. Alyssa Asuncion                                29:03
  163. Leslie Samson-Tobakin  29:05
  164. Kawa Harijan      29:09
  165. Kaitlyn Galima   29:10
  166. Harlon Galima    29:12
  167. Richard Guenthoer         29:14
  168. Gerald Yamada                 29:14
  169. Edgar Tuliao        29:16
  170. Suzanne Swanson           29:18
  171. Kyle Saplan         29:21
  172. Ava Greenwood                               29:22
  173. Kim Furumo       29:30
  174. Sharron Hirota   29:32
  175. Dano Banks        29:39
  176. Emma Pedro      29:51
  177. Lorilyn Montizor               29:55
  178. Zachery Suffern                                29:57
  179. Petter Escalante               30:05
  180. Joseph D’Angelo              30:06
  181. Unknown            30:06
  182. Irene Gebin        30:07
  183. Lori Barretto       30:10
  184. Noah Pacheco   30:19
  185. Syndey Barcia    30:23
  186. Kayla Paiva          30:24
  187. Colby LaBrie       30:24
  188. Keith Miller         30:33
  189. Jason Shafer      30:35
  190. Daylene Midel   30:41
  191. Unknown            30:42
  192. Linda Laform      30:44
  193. Marti Banks        30:48
  194. Celeste Barcia    30:49
  195. Lynne Brauher  30:52
  196. Anne Veillet       30:53
  197. Jane Jackson      30:53
  198. Don Bintley         30:54
  199. Maile Bellosi       30:57
  200. Unknown            31:00
  201. Brenda Deschamps         31:05
  202. Keith Yamasaki  31:11
  203. Minoaka Malanas            31:22
  204. Lissa Paresa        31:23
  205. Adrel Vicente    31:30
  206. Jerelyn Hammer               31:34
  207. Yuka Blinn           31:35
  208. DJ Blinn                                31:36
  209. Aipono Valente                                31:38
  210. Anela Brickwood              31:42
  211. Kaalalani  Ahu                    31:44
  212. Nani Spaar                          31:45
  213. Cindy Ahsing                      31:47
  214. Unknown                            31:50
  215. Katrina Ombac                  31:52
  216. Sarah Ericson                     31:54
  217. Unknown                            31:55
  218. Kurt Kuipers                       32:00
  219. David Baldwin                    32:02
  220. Rita Miller                            32:05
  221. Kimberly Rodriguez         32:12
  222. Waiolu Peterson              32:16
  223. Anja Kuipos                        32:25
  224. Unknown                            32:27
  225. Brandi Ahyo                       32:34

MISS YOU BIG DOG!

Hawaii Sex Education Program to be Reviewed

The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) will be placing Pono Choices implementation on hold as it conducts another review of the pilot curriculum. Pono Choices is a medically accurate teen pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) prevention program funded by the federal Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) and developed by the University of Hawaii at Manoa Center on Disability Studies (CDS).

DOE ReleaseLeila Hayashida, DOE’s Assistant Superintendent for the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Student Support stated, “Recent concerns over the department’s sexual education curriculum have resulted in misstatements and misunderstandings about the learning that takes place in the classroom. Pono Choices is a pilot curriculum and is one of seven DOE approved curricula for schools to use for sexual health education. We recently asked the CDS to address public concerns about the curriculum’s descriptions of healthy, unhealthy and abusive relationships.”

Following the 2013 fall semester, Pono Choices curriculum implementation will be placed on hold while the CDS addresses concerns and the DOE completes another review process.

“We look forward to the review process as this will provide us with the opportunity to address any concerns the department may have with the curriculum” said Kelly Roberts, Ph.D., principal investigator for Pono Choices. “Our goal is to have a positive impact, reducing teen pregnancy and preventing STIs, through the use of medically accurate and evidence-based curricula. We appreciate the parents who attended our informational sessions and provided valuable feedback while obtaining answers to their questions regarding the curriculum.”

During the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years, 12 DOE schools chose to implement the Pono Choices curriculum as a part of sexual health education. Each school held parent informational sessions prior to use. Eight other DOE schools are scheduled to receive training this school year. These 20 DOE schools, if implementing sexual health education prior to finalization of the second DOE review of Pono Choices, will need to select and use another curriculum.

Sexual Health Education is taught in middle schools and is focused on the short-and long-term effects and consequences of sexual activity, such as an unintended pregnancy or STIs. All DOE approved Sex Education courses are in compliance with the Board of Education’s abstinence-based sex education Policy 2110. For any course or lesson that is considered “controversial,” parents have the option of opting-out their child. This is in compliance with DOE regulation 2210.

 

Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory Update – Kahaualeʻa 2 Flow Still Active in Forest Northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō

The Kahaualeʻa 2 flow remains active, and continues to slowly expand into the forest northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

 The photo shows the main area of vegetation fires, along the north margin of the flow. Mauna Loa can be seen in the distance in the upper right.  (Click to Enlarge)

The photo shows the main area of vegetation fires, along the north margin of the flow. Mauna Loa can be seen in the distance in the upper right. (Click to Enlarge)

The flow front of the Kahaualeʻa 2 flow has cut a narrow swath through forest northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō. The narrow lobe at the front is now inactive, with the main area of surface flows about 2km (1.2 miles) behind the end of this lobe.

Some of these surface flows are slowly expanding northward into the forest, creating vegetation fires. Puʻu ʻŌʻō is in the upper left.

Some of these surface flows are slowly expanding northward into the forest, creating vegetation fires. Puʻu ʻŌʻō is in the upper left.  Click to Enlarge

An equivalent thermal image:

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This thermal image shows the front of the Kahaualeʻa 2 flow. A narrow lobe at the very front is now inactive (evident by the slightly lower surface temperatures), while the main area of active surface flows (shown by white areas) are farther back from this leading edge. Click to Enlarge

This photo looks southwest, and shows Puʻu ʻŌʻō. The northeast spatter cone on the east rim of the crater is near the center of the photo, and is the vent area for the Kahaualeʻa 2 flow.

 The lava tube feeding the Kahaualeʻa 2 flow extends from the northeast spatter cone down the north flank of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, in a direct line towards the lower right corner of the photo.   Click to Enlarge

The lava tube feeding the Kahaualeʻa 2 flow extends from the northeast spatter cone down the north flank of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, in a direct line towards the lower right corner of the photo. Click to Enlarge

The thermal image below is an equivalent view, and highlights the lava tube well.

This thermal image shows Puʻu ʻŌʻō (see visual photograph at left for equivalent view). Recently, the southeast and northeast spatter cones have produced small overflows out of the crater, shown clearly here by their warm temperatures. The vent for the Kahaualeʻa 2 flow is at the northeast spatter cone, and the lava tube supplying the Kahaualeʻa 2 flow is obvious as the line of elevated temperatures extending to the lower right corner of the image.  Click to Enlarge

This thermal image shows Puʻu ʻŌʻō (see visual photograph at left for equivalent view). Recently, the southeast and northeast spatter cones have produced small overflows out of the crater, shown clearly here by their warm temperatures. The vent for the Kahaualeʻa 2 flow is at the northeast spatter cone, and the lava tube supplying the Kahaualeʻa 2 flow is obvious as the line of elevated temperatures extending to the lower right corner of the image. Click to Enlarge

It was remarkably clear during Wednesday’s overflight of Kīlauea’s east rift zone. This photo is taken from Puʻu ʻŌʻō, and looks northwest. Mauna Kea is at the right, and Mauna Loa is at the left.

 In front of the summit of Mauna Loa, the degassing plume from the lava lake at Kīlauea's summit is rising vertically.  Click to Enlarge

In front of the summit of Mauna Loa, the degassing plume from the lava lake at Kīlauea’s summit is rising vertically. Click to Enlarge

Kona Man Arrested and Charged With Multiple Offenses

A Kailua-Kona man has been arrested and charged with multiple offenses that occurred in Kailua-Kona between October and November of 2013.

Tucker Henry Bontecou

Tucker Henry Bontecou

On Sunday (November 24) patrol officers arrested Tucker Henry Bontecou, 22, of Kailua-Kona, for the theft of items from a retail outlet in Keauhou, Kona. Bontecou was also arrested for promoting a dangerous drug and drug paraphernalia.

Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigation Section and Vice Section continued these investigations in conjunction with three residential burglaries that Bontecou was a suspect in. The burglaries occurred in Kailua-Kona between October 7 and November 6, 2013. During the investigation detectives executed a search warrant on a vehicle that was operated by Bontecou.

On Tuesday (November 26) detectives charged Bontecou with one count of theft in the forth degree, two counts of promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree, two counts of drug paraphernalia, three counts of burglary, one count of theft in the first degree, six counts of theft in the second degree and three counts of forgery in the second degree. His bail was set at $46,250.

Bontecou was held at the Kona police cellblock pending his initial court hearing scheduled for Wednesday (November 27).

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events on the Big Island

Household Hazardous Waste collection events will occur between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., as follows:

  • Saturday, December 7, 2013, at the Hilo Recycling and Transfer Station.
  • Saturday, December 14, 2013, at the Kailua-Kona (Kealakehe) Recycling and Transfer Station.

These events are for household-generated and self-hauled waste only.  No business or farm wastes and NO electronic waste will be accepted.

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The County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management holds these regular collection events so households can conveniently dispose of acceptable HHW in a manner that protects both public health and the environment.  Some acceptable HHW are automotive fluids, used batteries, fluorescent lights and pesticides.  For a more complete list of acceptable or unacceptable HHW, please visit our website hawaiizerowaste.org. The website includes other useful information on solid waste diversion and recycling.

If you are unable to attend the events described above, the next scheduled HHW Collection Events will be on Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Waimea and on Sunday, March 2, 2013 in Pāhoa.

Please direct your comments or questions regarding these HHW Collection Events to Linda Peters, Recycling Coordinator with the Department of Environmental Management at 961-8942 or email to lpeters@co.hawaii.hi.us.  Mahalo for your kōkua.