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 Trojans hosted its first home games in girls volleyball this season against the Vikings last night at Kaʻū District Gym. See scores for the varsity and jayvee teams. See the schedule of upcoming games for volleyball, football, 
and cross country, below. Photo by Julia Neal
NĀʻĀLEHU COMMUNITY CENTER HOSTS a Community Speakout this Sunday, Aug 25, , on the Draft Hawaiʻi County General Plan. All residents are invited to drop in to give input on the Plan. Meet the county planners.
     Using figures from 2013, the Plan states the number of available jobs in Kaʻū is the third lowest of all county sectors, after Keaʻau-Kurtistown, with 1,463, and North Kohala, with 1,988. None of the other sectors besides Hilo and North Kona boast more than 5,000 jobs. Projecting into 2040, Kaʻū's job offerings are forecast to increase to 3,145, about a fifty percent increase and consistent with other county sectors.
     The General Plan states industry focus in Kaʻū, as of 2013, is heavier on jobs in government, with 419 jobs; agriculture, mining, and construction, with 352 jobs; retail trade, with 292 jobs; educational and health services, with 271 jobs; and arts, entertainment, hotels, eating, and drinking, with 265 jobs.
     The projections for 2040 show less growth in government, with growth at 9 percent; agriculture, mining, and construction, with growth at 28 percent; and educational and health services, with growth at 33 percent. Projections for retail trade show a decrease of about 3 percent. Other services are projected to have little growth, or to decrease.
     Arts, entertainment, hotels, eating, and drinking, show a projected growth of 57 percent, higher than the sector average. Information is projected to increase by about 200 percent. Wholesale trade is expected to rise from no jobs in Kaʻū in 2013 to four jobs in 2040, a 400 percent increase.
     The Plan states that, statewide, the number of jobs is "expected to increase at a decreasing rate through the next 25 years from about 100,000 in 2014 to about 150,000 in 2040."
     In September, Topic Workshops will be open to the public, where any items in the Draft Plan "emphasized or brought up repeatedly" will be focused on. Dates will be announced.
     In December, after the public comment period ends, planners will "incorporate comments" before sending the Draft through the legislative process.
     The General Plan draws from the Community Development plans of each district. To learn more about the Kaʻū Community Development Plan, see hawaiicountycdp.info/kau-cdp. Give input, see an overview, or download the Draft General Plan at hiplanningdept.com/general-plan/general-plan-comprehensive-review.


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HAWAIʻI COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT COSTS FOR THE STANDOFF AT MAUNAKEA ACCESS ROAD HAVE TOPPED $3.2 MILLION, according to a letter from Gov. David Ige to the state Finance Committee, dated yesterday. Today is day 38 of the standoff between those who object to the Thirty Meter Telescope project and officials.

     The breakdown, published by KHON, states that, as of July 31, overtime costs for Police are $3,065,124.06; Civil Defense, $27,461.04; Fire, $145,377.34; and Public Works, $195.17.
The encampment of Protectors of Maunakea at Maunakea Access Road. Photo from David Corrigan/Big Island Video News
     In his letter, Ige stated "the State has agreed to reimburse HCPD for overtime costs" and "associated costs," which include food, water, equipment, portable waste facilities, and solid waste collection. Those costs, through Oct. 19, total $33,808.40.
     Ige stated reimbursement will continue "so long as HCPD remains committed to maintaining control of the pertinent roadways." He wrote that HCPD is "critical to ensuring the current astronomers and their support staff obtain access to Mauakea for purposes of continuing longstanding astronomical exploration, and to ensuring TMT may engage in the lawfully permitted construction of its telescope."
     Big Island Video News reported that Police Chief Paul Ferreira said the reason for "the big numbers" is that, island wide, HCPD staff "went into 12-hour shifts… to ensure that there was adequate coverage." He said costs will drop as of July. 28 because all districts went back to 8-hour shifts on that date. "The contingency on the mountain was reduced drastically. And that's what we're operating with now."

Some observatories on Maunakea, where staff now have limited access. Photo from Mauna Kea Observatories
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"WE NEED TO FIGHT BACK," is the message from Sen. Mazie Hirono today, in response to an announcement regarding immigrants made by the Trump Administration. On Wednesday, the administration changed the Flores Settlement Agreement, which would alter the maximum holding period for immigrant children from 20 days to an indefinite period. The children would be held with their parents or guardians, in family detention centers. However, PBS reports that there are only three family detention centers, that two are operated by "private prison operators" and the other "has been criticized for poor treatment of immigrants."

     Said Hirono, "This is an administration that apparently sits around trying to come up with at least one cruel thing they can do to immigrants every single day. Now, the same people behind separating families, holding children in dangerous and unsanitary conditions, and constantly dehumanizing immigrants, want a rule to indefinitely detain children and families fleeing terrible violence in Central  America. No amount of cruelty is enough for this administration. We need to fight back."

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TŪTŪ & ME NOW OFFERS FREE HOME VISITS IN PĀHALA on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Bring keiki between  and  tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 22, to the Pāhala Multipurpose room, next to Kaʻū District Gym.

     Tūtū & Me is also accepting applications for Traveling Preschool in Nā‘ālehu and Wai‘ōhinu, at Kauaha‘ao Congregational Church on Mondays and Wednesdays,  Limited space available.

     Call 929-8571 for Pāhala, 939-8573 for Nā‘ālehu. See pidfoundation.org.

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FREE SPAY AND NEUTER CLINIC FOR DOGS comes to Ocean View Saturday, Aug. 24. KARES, Kohala Animal Relocation and Education Service, brings the clinic to Kaʻū in an effort "to reduce the high euthanasia rate within our community." For more and to register, call 328-8455.

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HIGH SURF ADVISORY remains in effect for all Kaʻū shores through Thursday at  National Weather Service says to expect "strong breaking waves, shore break, and strong longshore and rip currents, making swimming difficult and dangerous."


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Kaʻū Wahine Can Jump. Varsity Trojans faced off against the Hilo Vikings last night at Kaʻū District Gym.
Photo by Julia Neal
THE FIRST GIRLS VOLLEYBALL GAME OF THE SEASON for the Trojans last night saw Kaʻū host the Hilo Vikings. With three sets per game for Varsity, two sets for Junior Varsity, the Kaʻū teams fought against the larger school for over two hours.
     JV Trojans scored 5 and 3, but Hilo won with 25 each game.

     Varsity scored 13, 13, and 18, but Hilo again won with 25 each game.
     Next, Kaʻū hosts Kohala on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m. Come out to support the Trojans.

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Print edition of The Kaʻū Calendar is free to 5,500 mailboxes 

throughout Kaʻū, from Miloliʻi through Volcano, and free on 

stands throughout the district. Read online at kaucalendar.com

2019 Kaʻū High School Athletics Schedule through September
See khpes.org/athletics-home for details and updates

Football, Division II:

Sat., Aug. 24, , Kaʻū hosts Kamehameha
Sat., Sept. 7, , HPA hosts Kaʻū

Sat., Sept. 14, , Kaʻū hosts Kohala

Thu., Sept. 19, , Pāhoa hosts Kaʻū


Girls Volleyball, Kaʻū District Gym:

Wed., Aug. 28, , Kaʻū hosts Kohala
Wed., Sept. 4, , Christian Liberty hosts Kaʻū

Fri., Sept. 6, , Kaʻū hosts Kamehameha

Tue., Sept. 10, , Kaʻū hosts Kealakeha

Fri., Sept. 13, , Honokaʻa hosts Kaʻū

Tue., Sept. 17, , Waiakea hosts Kaʻū

Thu., Sept. 19, , Keaʻau hosts Kaʻū

Tue., Sept. 24, , Makualani hosts Kaʻū
Fri., Sept. 27, , Kaʻū hosts HPA

Cross Country:

Sat., Aug. 31, , @Christian Liberty
Sat., Sept. 7, , @Kamehameha

Fri., Sept. 13, , @HPA
Sat., Sept. 21, , @Kealakehe

Sat., Sept. 28, , @Keaʻau

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UPCOMING
TUESDAY, AUG. 20

Hawai‘i County Council Mtgs., Tuesday, Aug. 20 (Committees), Wednesday, Aug. 21, (Council), Kona. Ka‘ū residents can participate via videoconferencing at Nā‘ālehu State Office Building. Agendas at hawaiicounty.gov.



Concert with Artist-in-Residence Andy Jarema, After Dark in the Park, Tuesday, Aug. 20, Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium. The Detroit-based musician and composer uses a mixture of sound-collage techniques, his trumpet, and traditional scoring to make site-specific work. Free; park entrance fees apply. 985-6101, nps.gov/havo


WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21

Ocean View Community Association Board of Directors Mtg., Wednesday, Aug. 21, Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org


Registration Open: Kickball Instruction, Wednesday, Aug. 21-28, Kahuku Park. Program on Fridays, 2-3:30p.m, from Aug. 30-Sept. 27, for ages 6-12. Athletic shoes required. 929-9113, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation


THURSDAY, AUG. 22

Registration Open: Handprint Trees, Thursday, Aug. 22-Sept. 3, Ka‘ū District Gym multipurpose room. Program for grades K-8 takes place Wednesday, Sept. 4,  Free. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation


Ka‘ū Community Children's Council, Thursday, Aug. 22, 3-4p.m., Classroom 35, Building F, Nā‘ālehu Elementary School. Provides local forum for all community members to come together as equal partners to discuss and positively affect multiple systems' issues for the benefit of all students, families, and communities. Chad Domingo, text 808-381-2584, domingoc1975@yahoo.com, ccco.k12.hi.us


SATURDAY, AUG. 24

Free Spay and Neuter Clinic for Dogs Saturday, Aug. 24, Ocean View. KARES, Kohala Animal Relocation and Education Service brings the clinic to Kaʻū in an effort "to reduce the high euthanasia rate within our community." For more and to register, call 328-8455.

Pickleball at KMC, Saturday, Aug. 24, and Sunday, Aug. 25, Kīlauea Military Camp Tennis Courts, HVNP. $10 in advance. Registration forms at KMC recreation Lodge. 967-8352 or Jim Buck, kilaueajimmy@gmail.com. KMC open to all patrons, and has certain Terms of Service. Park entrance fees apply. kilaueamilitarycamp.com 


Kapapala Ranch Tour by Volcano Community Foundation, Saturday, Aug. 24, time TBA, Volcano Art Center. Travel along the Peter Lee Road that runs between Pāhala and Volcano, built in 1988. See Volcano Art Center's partner event listed for Aug. 8. $50/person includes lunch. Reserve a space, 895-1011, volcanocommunity@gmail.com


Realms and Divisions, Sat., Aug. 24, , Kahuku Unit, HVNP. Free, moderately difficult, two-mile, hike. Bring snack. nps.gov/havo


Dances of Universal Peace, Saturday, Aug. 24, 6-7:30p.m., Methodist Church hall, across from Nā‘ālehu post office. Fun, easy to learn dances from many traditions evoking peace. Donations welcome. No registration necessary. 939-9461

SUNDAY, AUG. 25

Free Entry to all National Parks - NP Service 103rd Anniversary, Sunday, Aug. 25. 985-6101, nps.gov/havo


Give Input on the Draft General Plan for Hawaiʻi County on Sunday, Aug. 25, at Nāʻālehu Community Center from  to  Drop in anytime to talk with planners. Download the Draft General Plan.

Palm Trail, Sunday, Aug. 25, , Kahuku Unit, HVNP. Free, moderately difficult hike - 2.6-mile loop. nps.gov/havo


A Taste of Tea & Pottery 2019, Sunday, Aug. 25, noon-4p.m., Volcano Art Center. Annual fundraiser for VAC's Fire Arts Programs. $30/VAC members, $35/non-member, includes choice of one handmade tea cup or bowl, tasting of several freshly brewed Hawai‘i grown teas, and option to participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Door prizes, silent auction, and cookies, packaged tea, and tea cups available for purchase. Vote for favorite Hawai‘i grown tea through Taster's Choice Award. Hands-on experiences with clay and demonstrations. Eva Lee speaks. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org

MONDAY, AUG. 26

Ka‘ū Homeschool Co–op Group, Monday, Aug. 26, , contact for location. Parent-led homeschool activity and social group, building community in Ka‘ū. Laura Roberts, 406-249-3351


TUESDAY, AUG. 27

Registration Open: Door Knob Hangers, Tuesday, Aug. 27-Sept. 6, Kahuku ParkHawaiian Ocean View Estates. Program for ages 6-12 takes place Tuesday, Sept. 10,  Free. 939-9113, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation 


H.O.V.E. Road Maintenance Corp. Board Mtg., Tuesday, Aug. 27, 10a.m., H.O.V.E. RMC office, 92-8979 Lehua Lane, Ocean View. 929-9910, hoveroad.com


Ka‘ū Food Pantry, Tuesday, Aug. 27, , St. Jude's Episcopal Church in Ocean View. Volunteers welcome. Dave Breskin, 319-8333


WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28

Kōkua Kūpuna Project, Wednesday, Aug. 28 – last Wednesday, monthly – , St. Jude's Episcopal Church, Ocean View. Seniors 60 years and older encouraged to attend, ask questions, and inquire about services offered through Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i – referral required, 961-8626 for free legal services. Under 60, call 1-800-499-4302. More info: tahisha.despontes@legalaidhawaii.org, 329-3910 ext. 925. legalaidhawaii.org


Palai‘e Demonstration, Wednesday, Aug. 28, -Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai. Make a traditional Hawaiian ball-and-loop game using natural materials. Free; park entrance fees apply. 985-6101, nps.gov/havo


Private Guided Hike: Kīlauea Iki Crater, Thursday, Aug. 28, Kīlauea Iki Overlook, HVNP. Organized by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Moderate to challenging, 2.4 mile (one way) hike. $80/person. Park entrance fees may apply. 985-7373, fhvnp.org



ONGOING
Talk Action, Take Action Surveys Deadline is Saturday, Aug. 31. The surveys ask for information regarding 2018's Kīlauea eruption recovery. Hawaiʻi County residents are encouraged to take the surveys at recovery.hawaiicounty.gov/connect/i

mpact-status-survey-suite. Hard copies of the surveys can also be picked up at Council member offices, the Department of Research & Development, and the Planning Department. Unless one chooses to be contacted individually, the information from the surveys will be anonymous.

Applications for Grants to Steward PONC Protected Lands on Hawaiʻi Island are open through Friday, Aug. 31. In Kaʻū, areas of the Kahuku Coast, Kahua Olohu, and Kāwā Bay are eligible. Only 501(c)3 non-profits or organizations that operate under the umbrella of a 501(c)3 non-profit should apply.
     Applications are available at records.hawaiicounty.gov/weblink/1/edoc/95324/2018-19%20PONC%20Stewardship%20Grant%20Request.pdf. Information and applications are also available at the P&R office, Aupuni Center
101 Pauahi Street, Suite 6Hilo
. Completed applications must be submitted or postmarked by  on Friday, August 31, 2018. Questions? Contact Reid Sewake at 961-8311.



Volcano Winery's Annual Fundraising Harvest Festival Tickets are on sale at volcanowinery.com or (808) 967-7772. Proceeds benefit Volcano School of Arts & Sciences; last year's event sold out. This sixth festive evening of live music, food, wines and craft beers under the stars happens Sunday, Sept. 8 The $50 per person tickets include live music entertainment by Young Brothers; delicious food and drink from local restaurants; award-winning wines and teas from the Volcano Winery; tours of the vineyards and a huge raffle.

Applications are Open for Tūtū & Me Traveling Preschool in Nā‘ālehu and Wai‘ōhinu, at Kauaha‘ao Congregational Church on Mondays and Wednesdays,  Limited space available. Pāhala Home Visits also available. Call 939-8573 for Nā‘ālehu,  929-8571 for Pāhala. pidfoundation.org

Exhibit - Nani Ka ‘Ikena by Volcano local photographer Jesse Tunison, daily through Sept. 15, 9a.m.-5p.m., Volcano Art Center Gallery. Nani Ka ʻIkena, that which is seen is beautiful, features vibrant colors and crisp, wide vistas which highlight the character and drama of Hawaiʻi Island’s landscape. The collection of ten photographs were captured over the past decade by Tunison and also document the dynamic changes which have occurred in such a short period of time. "While the landscape has changed the beauty has endured." Free; park entrance fees apply. 967-7565, volcanoartcenter.org

6th Annual Ka‘ū Coffee Trail Run Registration, webscorer.com/register?raceid=166020. 5K, 10K, 1/2 Marathon races through mac nut and coffee fields along slopes of Ka‘ū starting at 7a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, Ka‘ū Coffee Mill. Sponsored by Ka‘ū Coffee Mill and ‘O Ka‘ū Kākou. Prices increase after July 9. okaukakou.orgkaucoffeemill.com

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