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Office of Mauna Kea Management Looking for Executive Director

I certainly don’t meet the qualifications, however, it appears that the Office of Mauna Kea Management is looking for a Executive Director.

Minimum qualifications: J.D. degree or master’s degree in a natural resources field, business administration, public administration, political science or closely related field appropriate to the above duties, functions, and responsibilities from an accredited university or college. At least a combination of 5 years experience, as an administrator, executive, legislator, lawyer, and/or other similarly responsible, professional position, engaged in policy and plan development, leadership, dispute resolution, and handling issues relating to native Hawaiians. At least one year of experience in the development and execution of policies and programs related to the environmental and cultural management of public lands. Extensive knowledge of Hawaiian cultural issues and natural resource and environmental management issues. Extensive knowledge of legal and regulatory issues surrounding conservation land areas, including but not limited to Hawaiian ceded lands, including current federal and state laws, associated rules and regulations, interpretations, and court rulings. Extensive knowledge of the scientific, cultural and natural resource issues on Mauna Kea. Extensive ability to mediate disputes, resolve differences, and achieve consensus among individuals and/or various government, private and community organizations/groups. Knowledge of long range planning and good management practices. Strong critical thinking skills, including the ability to integrate information from a wide variety of people, organizations and other sources and to use it, through seasoned, expert judgment, to develop creative, innovative, and effective policies, plans, and programs. Proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with various government, private and community organizations/groups. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills. Ability to communicate orally and writing at an extremely high level…

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Colt Brennan: Live From the Cafeteria… “Girl… I’m Gonna Make You Sweat”


Today’s KO

In light of being duped yesterday… I figured I better make sure I get one that is at least a bit more realistic ;)


Bust Out the Blue Cigars!

I just got notified that my sister-in-law that was due in a few days… gave birth a few hours ago to a healthy boy!

I’m gonna hold back from rushing to the hospital and just let the immediate family go see the newborn boy!

I’m stoked… Now where’s my cigar… *cough* yuck!

Boston Police Supporting Marijuana Proposition Causes Controversy

There appears to be some controversy with some of the Boston Police showing up in ads that support marijuana reform laws in their state.

Boston cops and Mayor Thomas M. Menino are up in arms that pictures of two uniformed officers and a marked cruiser appear in new political ads supporting a controversial proposal to decriminalize marijuana…

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Here are two of the ads:



Big Island Man Camps Three Weeks to Protect Nesting Turtle Eggs… Video of Results

Yesterday I mentioned the “Cute” video that BIVN had posted about the Honu Hatchlings.

I only realized now that I watched the majority of the video with the sound off and didn’t really listen to the story behind the guy that was watching over this nest of eggs.

If you get a chance to view it… it’s a real touching story.  Don’t forget to have your volume on though ;)


TONIGHT: Pistahang Pilipino Para Kay Angel Pilago

Public Invited to Imiloa Astronomy Center Display of SCARAB

On November 15th the NASA SCARAB will be on display at Imiloa Center.  This will not be the live demonstration only the SCARAB will be on display on this day.

More Details to come.

Media Invited to Upcoming NASA SCARAB Tests in Hilo

I wonder if This is the SCARAB that I have  been blogging about!


Media are invited to observe tests of NASA equipment and rover concepts that will demonstrate how astronauts might prospect for lunar resources and make their own oxygen for survival on the moon. The tests will take place Thursday, Nov. 13, starting at 9 a.m. HST outside Hilo, Hawaii. (The TESTS will take place on Mauna Kea and a Caravan will take the media to the testing location)

NASA’s In Situ Resource Utilization project focuses on developing methods for astronauts to take advantage of lunar resources at landing sites on the moon. During two weeks of field tests, NASA will demonstrate prototype systems that could enable a sustainable and affordable lunar outpost by minimizing the amount of water and oxygen that must be supplied from Earth. The Pacific International Center for Exploration Systems, or PISCES, headquartered at the University of Hawaii, Hilo, will host the tests.

Reporters will be able to observe and photograph various tests of a prototype moon rover designed to prospect for ice in lunar craters, and two systems to manufacture oxygen from the lunar soil. Engineers involved in the development of these systems will be available for interviews.

Reporters must contact Kimberly Land at 757-746-4749, or Grey Hautaluoma at 202-358-0668 by Friday, Oct. 31, to R.S.V.P. to attend the event. Access to the test site is restricted and requires a letter of assignment on company letterhead for credentials.


Back when I worked on a school paper, I had a “Press Pass” for things like this.  I’m going to give the number a call this morning and see if I can’t somehow get into this showing with just a simple blog? ;)

Hey… Can’t harm anything if they say no … and what an opportunity if they were to say yes!

*edit* I just spoke with Kimberly Land, and they are going to allow me on the site!

For more info visit http://www.nasa.gov/exploration