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  1. Obituaries | 1-7-16Read the original story

    Thursday Jan 7 | West Hawaii Today

    ... will be at Homelani Memorial Park. She is survived by husband, Onofre Cabalce of Keaau; daughter, Flory Ito of Kurtistown, Josephine (Andrew) Matias of Keaau, Bella (Hiep) Doan of Paradise Park and Mila (Jude) Javier of Long Beach, Calif.; sons, ...

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  2. About Town | 1-5-16Read the original story

    Jan 5, 2016 | West Hawaii Today

    ... kill Paphiopedilums, as well as how to care for them properly. He recently opened a nursery called Orchidfix in Kurtistown. Attendees may bring their blooming orchids for display if they are pest free. A drawing for orchids will be held. The ...

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  3. Banana virus not relenting in Hilo areaRead the original story

    Jan 2, 2016 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    ... over," said banana farmer Lynn Richardson, who said he finds infected plants every week on his 6-acre farm in Kurtistown. "Getting down there is a challenge in itself," said Kamran Fujimoto, noxious weed specialist for the Department of Agriculture. ...

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  4. New Census report highlights Hawaii County income disparitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2015 | West Hawaii Today

    ... highest percentage of residents who had not obtained a high school diploma was the Puna area, including Keaau and Kurtistown, a 53-square-mile portion of the island running from the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. at the northeast boundary to the ...

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  5. Police seek help in Puna auto theftRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2015 | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

    Police are seeking the public's help to identify a man seen on video surveillance taking a vehicle from the parking lot of a convenience store in Kurtistown on Oct. 21. Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to call the police nonemergency line at 935-3311 or contact Officer Benheilden Del Toro at 965-2716.

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  6. Big dreams, big hearts: Group still granting wishes for ailing Big Island keikiRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2015 | West Hawaii Today

    ... life and granting wishes is "a feeling that cannot be described," he said. "Just the joy." Corrine Kalani of Kurtistown remembers reading articles about A Dream Come True when the organization was first starting out, well before daughter Lindsey, ...

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  7. Obituaries for October 30Read the original story

    Oct 30, 2015 | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

    William Kalua Hawelu Jr., 87 of Kurtistown died Oct. 23 at a private care home in Keaau.

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  8. Obituaries for October 24Read the original story

    Oct 24, 2015 | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

    Susan Kay Bolinger-Pierce, 67, of Kurtistown died Oct. 22 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility.

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  9. Obituaries | 10-14-15Read the original story

    Oct 14, 2015 | West Hawaii Today

    ... nieces, nephews, hanai children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lorraine Hiroko Torigoe Kane, 69, of Kurtistown died Oct. 1, 2015, at Hospice of Hilo's Pohai Malama Facility. Born Nov. 25, 1945, in Hilo, she was a retired physical therapist ...

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  10. Sanctuary awarded grant for free pet spay, neuter, wellness care servicesRead the original story

    Sep 16, 2015 | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

    Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kurtistown is one of 26 nonprofit animal welfare organizations nationwide to be awarded a grant by PetSmart Charities that will provide free spay and neuter surgeries and preventative care for 750 owned dogs and cats.

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  11. Two Puna men indicted for separate incidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2015 | West Hawaii Today

    ... an order to stop. And a separate four-count indictment the same date charges William James Chase, a 50-year-old Kurtistown man, with first-degree burglary, being a felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of first-degree terroristic ...

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  12. More than 300 marijuana plants seized in Puna bustRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2015 | West Hawaii Today

    Police say they broke up a Kurtistown marijuana grow operation that included 309 marijuana plants and 68.12 pounds of dried processed marijuana, arresting the property owner. Police went to a Hawaiian Acres home in the 16-1600 block of Pulelehua Street on Tuesday and executed a search warrant on the home and two adjoining vacant properties.

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  13. Puna bust nets almost 70 pounds of potRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2015 | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

    A Puna man has been charged with numerous offenses for a suspected large-scale marijuana-growing operation in Kurtistown, police said.

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  14. Heavy rainfall in Hilo, Puna and Ka'u prompts flood advisoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2015 | West Hawaii Today

    ... Natioanl Weather Service office. The largest area of rain was moving toward Highway 11, near Keaau, Kurtistown and Mountain View. Additional rainfall is expected to develop over the southeast portion of the island during the next several hours. ...

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  15. Obituaries | 8-17-15Read the original story

    Aug 17, 2015 | West Hawaii Today

    ... a 5 p.m. celebration of life. Family requests casual attire be worn. He is survived by son, Kray (Keala) Imai of Kurtistown; daughters, Wrindie Imai of Mountain View, Kashley Imai of Kurtistown; mother, Vivian Imai of Hilo; brothers, Keith Imai of ...

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  16. 8 arrested on Big Island for squattingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2015 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    Eight people claiming Hawaiian sovereignty rights were arrested Friday for illegally squatting in a home in Kurtistown on Hawaii island. Police said repeated efforts to evict the eight Puna residents, who were former tenants, from the foreclosed home on Kapalai Road in Kurtistown were unsuccessful.

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  17. 8 arrested for squatting in Puna home, claimed Hawaiian sovereignty rightsRead the original story

    Aug 14, 2015 | West Hawaii Today

    Eight Puna residents were arrested for allegedly squatting in a Kurtistown home after being ordered to leave multiple times and attempting to claim immunity because of Hawaiian sovereignty. The group was living in a foreclosed property on Kapalai Road, police said, and the real estate agent attempted to have them leave.

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  18. Eight claiming sovereignty arrested for squatting at Puna homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2015 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    Eight people claiming Hawaiian sovereignty rights were arrested Friday for illegally squatting in a home in Kurtistown on Hawaii island. Police said repeated efforts by a Realtor to evict the eight Puna residents from the foreclosed home on Kapalai Road in Kurtistown were unsuccessful.

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  19. Man charged for allegedly threatening to shoot three in KurtistownRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2015 | West Hawaii Today

    A 50-year-old Kurtistown man who turned himself in to police for an alleged armed confrontation in Hawaiian Acres was charged Wednesday with four felony offenses. William James Chase was charged with first-degree burglary, being a felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening.

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  20. Burglary suspect in police custodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2015 | West Hawaii Today

    Police arrested a 50-year-old Kurtistown man wanted on an all-points bulletin, but not before he called the Tribune-Herald to say complaining witnesses lied about him brandishing a handgun during a Friday evening confrontation. Lt. Greg Esteban of the Hilo Criminal Investigations Section said late Tuesday afternoon William James Chase was arrested without incident at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Hawaiian Acres Community Center.

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