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  1. Biomass project 'still on schedule'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 9 | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

    A Hu Honua Bioenergy official says construction of its biomass power plant near Pepeekeo is moving "full speed ahead" and is on track to be complete in December 2018.

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  2. Biomass plant moving forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 9 | West Hawaii Today

    A Hu Honua Bioenergy official says construction of its biomass power plant near Pepeekeo is moving "full speed ahead" and is on track to be complete in December 2018. The project was recently brought from the brink after the state Public Utilities Commission approved an amended power purchase agreement with Hawaii Electric Light Co.

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  3. House Fire in Hawaii Causes $679K in DamagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 7 | FireHouse.com

    ... at 2:30 a.m. Friday morning. On July 24, police pursued a Ford sedan driven by Kaneshiro on Highway 19 between Pepeekeo and Hilo, the Hawaii Police Department said by email. The car later was found abandoned in Papaikou. ___ (c)2017 The Honolulu ...

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  4. Car chase suspect chargedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 4 | West Hawaii Today

    Hawaii Island police have charged a 30-year-old Honomu man with several offenses in connection with a pursuit on July 24), in Pepeekeo. At 2:45 p.m. that day police pursued a Ford sedan on Highway 19 heading from Pepeekeo toward Hilo that was being driven by Jordan Kaneshiro, who was wanted for a no-bail warrant of arrest.

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  5. Police pursuit suspect in custodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 4 | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

    Police have charged a 30-year-old Honomu man with several offenses in connection with a pursuit July 24 in Pepeekeo.

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  6. Police nab wanted manRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 2 | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

    A 23-year-old man police say is the suspect in a car theft and attempted carjacking on July 24 in Pepeekeo is in police custody.

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  7. Auto thefts spike: Police task force works to nab increasingly 'brazen' thievesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 30 | West Hawaii Today

    ... a third case, where the suspect was still at large as of Friday, police received a report of a two-vehicle crash in Pepeekeo involving a sedan and a Toyota truck. The truck's driver allegedly tried to steal at gunpoint, unsuccessfully, the car of a ...

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  8. Obituaries: 7-26-17Read the original story

    Wednesday Jul 26 | West Hawaii Today

    ... 29 at Alae Cemetery (Section I). She is survived by sons, Rogelio Palma, of Hawaiian Beaches, Christo Palma, of Pepeekeo, and Robin (Winnie) Palma, of Keaau; sisters, Rosita Padayao, of Honolulu, and Dolores Cainglit, of Hilo; eight grandchildren; ...

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  9. Police seek suspect in attempted carjackingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 25 | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

    Police are seeking a 23-year-old Hilo man they describe as "armed and dangerous" in connection with an attempted carjacking Monday afternoon on Hawaii Belt Road near Pepeekeo.

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  10. Obituaries: 7-24-17Read the original story

    Monday Jul 24 | West Hawaii Today

    ... Hop Ho, also known as Samuel Kapule Ho Chee, 88, of Honomu, died July 8, 2017, in Honomu. Born Sept. 25, 1928, in Pepeekeo, he was a retired tire service and repairman for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., member of the Church of Jesus Christ of ...

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  11. Developer closes shoreline access through property in PepeekeoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 20 | West Hawaii Today

    Property owner Hilo Project LLC allowed access until July 10 via a path to a landing near the former Hilo Coast Processing Co. sugar mill.

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  12. HELCO: Bioenergy plant would save customers moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    ... using 500 kilowatt-hours. With HEP, a fossil fuel plant, still running through 2045, the bioenergy facility near Pepeekeo would on average add $2.43 to bills, according to HELCO's revised figures. Hu Honua and HELCO are awaiting a decision from the ...

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  13. Obituaries: 7-3-17Read the original story

    Jul 3, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    ... parity treatment and style continuity. Gabriel "Gabe" Moniz Jr., 76, of Hilo died June 22, 2017, at home. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired emergency medical technician and ambulance driver with the former Hilo hospital. He was retired from the ...

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  14. Big Island dispensary pushed back, tooRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    ... the groundwork to instead build from scratch a 35,000-square-foot grow center to be located nearby on the 600-acre Pepeekeo farm. That delay means it now anticipates being up-and-running by April or May 2018, Ha said, adding that's still "just an ...

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  15. HELCO, Hu Honua settle federal lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    ... hauling necessary to provide eucalyptus wood for the half-completed, long-stalled 21.5 megawatt bioenergy plant in Pepeekeo. "A request for such preferential rates filed pursuant to (Hawaii Revised Statutes Section) 269-27.3 has never been granted ...

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  16. Hu Honua, HELCO reach deal for Pepeekeo biomass plant; but PUC must approveRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    Hawaii Electric Light Company and Hu Honua Bioenergy have come to a tentative agreement on a new power purchase contract. In a written statement issued Wednesday, Hu Honua said HELCO agreed to revised terms for electricity to be produced by the half-completed Pepeekeo biomass power plant, which has experienced significant construction delays and is currently on hold.

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  17. Hu Honua reaches agreement with HELCO on biomass plantRead the original story

    May 10, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    ... provide firm renewable energy that can replace existing fossil fuel plants. Hu Honua Bioenergy, LLC is located in Pepeekeo. When completed, the facility will be able to produce up to 30-megawatts of renewable baseload power, which means the plant ...

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  18. Hilo man arrested for warrantsRead the original story

    May 5, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    Hawaii Island police have arrested a 24-year-old Hilo man for outstanding bench warrants and in connection with two incidents involving a vehicle that was stolen from Pepeekeo early Tuesday morning. At 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Harvey Damo Jr. was arrested without incident at a residence in the 1800 block of Kaumana Drive in Hilo.

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  19. Obituaries: 4-11-17Read the original story

    Apr 11, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    ... continuity. Perfecto "Per" Ganancial, 76, of Kawaihae died April 1, 2017, at his residence. Born July 14, 1940, in Pepeekeo, he was a heavy equipment operator for Hawaii Dredging Co. and Goodfellow Brothers, Inc. He was a member of Operator's Union ...

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  20. Lane closures planned for work near PuuanahuluRead the original story

    Apr 2, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    ... Inouye Highway east side alignment. Alternating lane closures also continue between mile markers 10 and 15.6, from Pepeekeo to Hakalau, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for roadway improvement work. Alternating lane closures also ...

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