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The Mystery of the Kurtistown Ambulance

A reader of my blog sent me the following email and I was wondering if anyone had any specifics as to what may be going on here. I don’t live in that vicinity so I really don’t know how to assist.

…Since you report on many issues that happen in Hawaii or to you,  I thought you may be interested in this.  I live immediately off Hwy 11 near Kurtistown and have noticed that almost every morning at approximately 7:00 a.m. there is an ambulance either going up or coming down the hwy…. The time varies by about 5-10 minutes.  It just seems really weird and thought that if anyone could get to the bottom of this odd occurrence it would be you..The only thing I can rationally come up with is that there are a whole lot of accidents up there early in the morn..In that case, Hwy 11 may have taken over the top stop from Hwy 130.

So to the reader who sent me the email… thanks for pointing this out. I myself don’t know what is going on here… but maybe someone else might know and can comment on it.

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Hawaii Sheriff’s Office Replacing Old Guns

Media Release:

The Hawaii Sheriff’s Office has received 350 M&P9 pistols that will replace the department’s currently issued steel framed side arms. Chambered in 9mm, the M&P9 received high marks in officer evaluations in the categories of accuracy, reliability and functionality.

The State’s Sheriff’s Office has chosen to equip all of its officers with M&P9 polymer pistols

Evaluators at the Hawaii Sheriff’s Office indicated that the M&P pistol incorporated several key features including the ability to change the grip size of the pistol to meet individual officer’s needs along with the pistol’s ambidextrous controls and ease of maintenance.

Another Highway 130 Wreck

I thought I might have jinxed myself by posting a whole page devoted to Highway 130 wrecks as it’s been a while since I came across one but today I ran across another one!

This was a two car accident that happened at the intersection of Highway 130 and Old Pahoa Road in front of Pahoa High School.

It happened around 10:45 this morning and there was no rain and visibility seemed to be pretty good.

It’s only a matter of time before someone sues the State of Hawaii for this Highway because I believe the State knows that the intersections are designed incorrectly and they aren’t doing anything soon to re-mediate the problem.

Lance Armstrong Rides UP Waipio Valley Road!

I’ve been following Lance Armstrong on Twitter the last few days as he has been on the Big Island training.

The other day he accepted a challenge from another bike rider to ride up Waipio Valley for charity and he made it!



For more information, check out Lance Armstrong Conquers Waipio Valley Road for Charity.

Here are his tweets regarding this:

  • Stats on @slovania‘s #waipio challenge. 9.5 mins, 430 watts, 173 avg hr, and 46 avg cadence! 39 x 27 gearing.
  • Took @slovania‘s challenge of attempting to ride up out of the#waipio valley in exchange for 10k to @LIVESTRONG. Did it but it was tough!!