Hawaii Island

Update on Pahala Fires

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On Hawaii Island, fires in Pahala have been burning for more than two weeks.  HPR's Sherry Bracken talked with the county's fire chief, who says his fire teams have the situation under control. But, there is concern about the cause.

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'Big Dog' Honored for Encouraging Fitness

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The Hawaii County Council is recognizing a longtime community member who has been successful in encouraging residents to get off their couches and onto their feet.  From the Big Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken has more.

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Fast Build for New Highway

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Hawaii Island is starting the week with something it hasn't had since statehood.  It's a new county road on the west side of the island.  HPR's Sherry Bracken was there for the blessing.

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Wildlife Center: Help Us Win New Vehicle

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A Hawaii Island nonprofit organization has a chance to win a new van. But in order to win, the group needs help from the public---tomorrow, one day only. From Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken explains.

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Pier 1 Opens Friday in Kona

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The west side of Hawaii Island has a new commercial resident as of this week.  A new tenant is opening in a shopping area close to downtown Kailua Village.

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