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MAY 2022

‘Iole Land Donated to Hawai’i Community Foundation By Toni Withington Hawai’i Community Foundation (HFC), one of the largest nonprofit funding agencies in the state, this month announced the donation of approximately 2,400 acres of land in the ‘Iole ahupua’a by the New Moon Foundation. Plans are underway for turning the sweeping holdings from the forest reserve […]

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APRIL 2022

E Maka‘ala, E Mālama – Our Community Remains Vigilant in Our Care of Pololū By Lehua Ah Sam If you visit Pololū today, you may notice some subtle improvements. First thing you will now likely see is the face of a kamaʻāina, a native of Kohala, there to greet you, and orient you to Pololū […]

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MARCH 2022

KHS Sponsors Career Fair By Brenda Swan. Kohala High School hosted a Career Fair on Friday, March 4. Student Ambassadors Talia Sanchez-Lowe, Camille Pinho, Mark Salvador, Tatiana Sugse and Jayline Salvador were chosen based on teacher recommendations. They organized the event, led by a cross-section of classmen. According to advisor Cicely Isabel, “The entire event […]

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FEBRUARY 2022

Hāwī Wind Farm Powers North Kohala Story by Toni Withington. Did you know there are times when 100 percent of North Kohala’s electrical power comes from the Hāwī Wind Farm? Statewide only thirty eight percent of electricity comes from non-diesel sources. Sixty percent of Hawaii Island’s power comes from alternative sources. Kohala’s ahead of the […]

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JANUARY 2022

Kahua Paʻa Mua Farm Assistant and Mentor to Embark on New Journey Story and photo by Libby Leonard. On February 7, Jamiel Ventura, one of North Kohala’s MVPs of agriculture, will be leaving for Georgia to begin his longtime dream of serving in the United States Army. For the last five years, the 2017 Kohala […]

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DECEMBER 2021

Revitalized CDP to Get Going in January By Toni Withington. Reorganization of the North Kohala Community Development Plan (NKCDP) Action Committee, under locally proposed rules, will begin next month. The County Planning Department has given tacit agreement to the changes proposed to make the panel more representative of residents’ voices. The NKCDP was adopted in […]

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NOVEMBER 2021

Bond Family Returns Library to Kohala By Christine Richardson. After 11 years of untangling red tape with the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Education and the DLNR, members of the Bond Family have finally secured the title to the old Bond Memorial Library Building. This accomplishment will now allow the Bond Library Restoration project, sponsored […]

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OCTOBER 2021

Hāmākua-Kohala Health Provides Free COVID Rapid Antigen Nasal Swab Test for State and County Employees By Kai Gacayan. With the help of multiple funding sources, Hāmākua-Kohala Health is providing ongoing testing services at no cost to help meet the State and County employee mandate. Our program is funded in part by the Pacific Alliance against […]

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SEPTEMBER 2021

13th Year Scholarships Provide Opportunity By Joel Tan and Kathy Matsuda. From a generous gift by the Dorrance Family Foundation and the University of Hawaii Foundation, five North Kohala students received the 13th Year Scholarship. The University of Hawaii13th year initiative is an innovative program designed to encourage non-college-bound students and adults to attend and […]

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AUGUST 2021