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Umauma Bridge to Reopen to Two-Way Traffic Monday – Continued Alternating Lane Closures

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) alerts the public it will be reopening the Umauma Bridge on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19) in the vicinity of Hakalau on Monday, April 24, 2017. One lane of traffic will be contraflowed over the bridge beginning at 9 a.m., weather permitting, and the bridge will be open to two-way […]

Umauma Bridge Remains Closed, Unknown When Bridge Will Reopen – Expect Long Delays

The State Highways Department reports that the Umauma Bridge on Highway 19 in the area of the 16 to 17 mile marks in Hamakua remains closed to all traffic.  A detour has been set up through the Old Mamalahoa Highway and motorists are advised to drive with caution and to expect traffic delays. Presently delays […]

Big Island Police Looking for Missing Swimmer in Kona and Body Found in Umauma Stream

Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a missing person case in connection with a swimmer last seen in waters off OTEC Beach. In response an 11:49 a.m. call reporting a possible swimmer in distress, Kona Patrol Officers made contact with a a 26-year-old man, who reported that he had been swimming with an acquaintance, 26-year-old Richard […]

Ziplinegate – KapohoKine vs. Umauma

So just to let folks know… it looks like KapohoKine vs. Umauma Ziplines is going to be an interesting legal case if there even is a case made. The notorious and very well known attorney Gerard Leeloy talked to me today off the record for awhile and just needed to get my view on things.  […]

Kayaking in the Umauma River Courtesy of KapohoKine Adventures

Last weekend I had the opportunity to do a lot of things with my old high school friend Dave Haggen, courtesy of a few great companies. One of them was KapohoKine Adventures, who gave me an opportunity to go Ziplining again which I will be blogging about when I get time. But before the tour […]

An Umauma Moment Today

Umauma Falls Zipline Experience Featured on About.Com

12/13/10 *UPDATE* This tour has now been canceled due to safety concerns for more information about the new Ziplines that KapohoKine will be opening see here: KapohoKine to Build New Zipline Course… Ends Affiliation with Umauma Ziplines Due to Safety Concerns. —————– How cool is this, when I went Ziplining at the Umauma Falls Zipline […]

Ziplining Umauma Falls Again…

For those of you that I have invited to go ziplining at Umauma Falls Zipline Experience (Website now available) coming up… I just wanted to let you know that the event has been pushed back to about the third week of January. It’s better to be safe then sorry… and I’d rather wait until it […]

Ziplining in Paradise Courtesy of KapohoKine Adventures and Umauma Falls Zipline Experience

*If you must watch any of the youtube clips… the very last one is the best! Today wraps up the third day of three great days that the Big Island Visitors Bureau has provided me. One of the things that I had always wanted to do at least once in my life, was to be […]

Big Island Police Investigating Theft From Zipline Company

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a burglary which occurred sometime between (May 28 and May 29) at Umauma Zipline in Ninole. Suspects broke into the warehouse and removed several items including a 2017 Kawasaki Mule 6-person ATV. The value of the items taken is estimated at $29,895. Police ask any one having information about this […]

Hawaii House Budget Includes $360.8 Million for Big Island Capital Improvement Projects

Big Island legislators secured more than $360.8 million in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding for various projects across the island in the recently passed House proposed budget. The two largest single amounts were in transportation: $89 million for the Daniel K. Inouye Highway extension and $64.8 million for projects at the Kona International Airport. The […]

Hawaii Department of Transportation Prepares for Hurricanes

The Highways, Harbors and Airports Divisions within the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) are making preparations in advance of the severe weather forecast from Hurricanes Madeline and Lester, which are tracking toward the state. Residents and visitors should continue to monitor current conditions with the National Weather Service and media outlets. The public is advised […]

Civil Defense Update on Tropical Storm Darby

This is a Civil Defense message. This is a Tropical Storm Darby update as of Saturday July 23rd 11 AM. The flash flood warning for the Big Island has been downgraded to a flood advisory.  A flood advisory means minor, general or area flooding is occurring, imminent or highly likely in flood prone areas. The […]

Civil Defense Update on Tropical Storm Darby

This is a Tropical Storm Darby update for Saturday July 23nd at 5:30 AM. The National Weather Service issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Hawaii County. A High Surf Warning for east facing shores is also in effect. A Flash Flood Advisory is in effect for Hawaii County. As of 5 AM today, Tropical Storm […]

Civil Defense Update on Tropical Storm Darby – County Announces Closures

This is a Tropical Storm Darby update for Friday July 22nd at 6:00 PM. The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Hawaii County. A tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected in Hawaii County within 36 hours. A high surf warning for east facing shores is also in […]

Big Island Police Identify Body as Woman Reported Missing

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the body of the woman found Monday (June 1) in Umauma Stream. She was identified through fingerprints Tuesday (June 2) as 62-year-old Bobbie Jackie Carnathan of Kailua-Kona, who was reported missing Saturday (May 30). An autopsy conducted Wednesday (June 3) determined that she died from traumatic injuries consistent with a […]

Big Island Police Searching for Segway Stolen From World Botanical Gardens

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in providing information about a theft from a tourist attraction in the North Hilo District. Sometime between the night of February 14 and the morning of February 15, someone removed a black Segway X2 personal transportation vehicle and two 25-gallon cans filled with gasoline from World […]

Governor Abercrombie Releases $147 Million for Education, Health and Other CIPs

Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $147 million for design, construction and administration of various Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs) statewide, including work to decrease repair, maintenance and upgrade backlogs that over years have accumulated at public schools, the University of Hawai’i, health facilities, and the Hawai’i State Capitol. “These CIP projects […]

KapohoKine Partners With Honoli’i Mountain Outpost… Zipline Adventures to Begin Again Soon

Well as many of the readers of this blog know I was let down recently when KapohoKine ended there partnership with Umauma Ziplines… I’m stoked to hear that KapohoKine will again be offering Zipline tours soon at a new location near Honoli’i. The following was posted today: So, it’s official! Our new zip line partner […]

A Darkerview on “Ziplinegate” Oh the IRONY!

Geez… I don’t know what I’ve gotten myself involved in… but I’ll be posting more comments on this entire situation going on with the possible lawsuit against my blog when I know more status about it. In the meantime, I’ll throw the attention to the latest blogger to give attention to this matter and that […]