HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park law enforcement officer who shot the driver of stolen vehicle is on desk duty while local and federal agencies investigate.
HONOLULU (AP) — A federal volcano observatory has committed to remaining on Hawaii island, officials said.
The U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, which monitors active...
Correction: Hawaii-Volcano Money Loss story
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — In a story May 27 about the economic effect of the eruption at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the overall economic loss from a drop in...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Staff members from the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory are settling into another temporary office in Hilo, their third move since the Kilauea volcano...
HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) — A man was seriously injured after crossing a safety barrier and falling into a Hawaii volcano crater, authorities said.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Some have voiced concerns about the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory potentially moving off of the Big Island to Oahu.
The Observatory confirmed last week that Oahu is one...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey is looking for a new home for the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory after it became displaced because of the Kilauea volcano eruption last year.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park plans reopening of lava tube
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Officials say they plan to reopen a popular cave-like attraction in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park later this year.
The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports the Thurston Lava...
Tourists visit Hawaii volcano park despite federal shutdown
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Tourists are still visiting Kilauea volcano despite the partial closure of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park amid the ongoing government shutdown.
Services in the national park have been curtailed due the shutdown, but the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Monday that businesses are still seeing plenty of visitors.
Tourism recovering slowly in Big Island’s Volcano town
VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) — Tourism in Volcano town on the Big Island has been picking up slowly since Hawaii Volcanoes National Park reopened in September.
Business is a far cry from the booming days before the park closed in May amid explosive eruptions, earthquakes and the collapse of Kilauea volcano's summit crater, said Pua Norris, the head innkeeper at Volcano Village Lodge, a bed-and-breakfast.
Displaced USGS scientists monitoring Hawaii volcanoes
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Geologists who monitor Hawaii's volcanoes are still among those displaced by the recent eruption of Kilauea.
The Big Island eruption began on May 3 and destroyed more than 700 homes and started a series of collapse events at the volcano's summit.
The activity prompted a months-long closure of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the evacuation of scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory headquarters.
Hotel restaurant reopens at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A restaurant operating at a hotel in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has resumed kitchen service after shutting down when the park closed in May.
Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports Volcano House Hotel relaunched its dinner service at The Rim restaurant Thursday after months of closure due to the Kilauea volcano eruption and resulting seismic activity at the Big Island park.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park reports ‘on par’ visitation
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — About 2,000 people have visited Hawaii Volcanoes National Park each day since it partially reopened last month, park officials said.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park records 15K visitors
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — More than 15,000 people have visited Hawaii Volcanoes National Park since it partially reopened last month, according to the National Park Service.
The park reopened on National Public Lands Day — when admission was free — after closing in May because of the Kilauea volcano eruption, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Thursday.
National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong eruption
HONOLULU (AP) — A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano's latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically changed its landscape.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials said there were no lines or waiting for visitors to catch a glimpse of the volcano that made headlines across the world when it began erupting in May. Admission is free Saturday.
The Latest: Hawaii national parks reopens after lava shut it
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the reopening of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park after an eruption that caused widespread damage to infrastructure (all times local):
A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano's latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically changed its landscape.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park buys ‘Great Crack’ property
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The National Park Service has acquired a nearly 2,000-acre (800-hectare) Big Island property containing a chasm known as "The Great Crack."
The oceanfront property adjacent to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was purchased for $1.95 million in a recent foreclosure sale, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Sunday.
Hawaii volcanoes park could reopen several areas soon
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is on track to reopen several areas later this month after closing in May because of the Kilauea volcano eruption, park officials said.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park plans limited reopening
HONOLULU (AP) — The National Park Service is planning to reopen sections of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park next month following the lull in activity from the Kilauea volcano.
The reopening date has been set for Sept. 22 after the May eruption prompted the Big Island park closure, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday.
The Latest: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park assessing damage
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the slowing of Kilauea volcano's eruption (all times local):
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is taking advantage of a lull in Kilauea's eruption to assess damage to the park.
The Park Service said in a statement Friday a specialized team will thoroughly assess damage from the eruption. The assessment will form the foundation of the park's recovery plan.
Less popular area of Hawaii Volcanoes sees more activity
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The closure of the main area of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has prompted more people to visit the less-frequented Kahuku Unit, leading to more resources being directed into that area.
HONOLULU (AP) — Fewer people are visiting the Big Island of Hawaii as opportunities to watch Kilauea volcano's eruption have dwindled.
The Hawaii Tourism Authority said Tuesday that the number of visitors to the island dropped 4.8 percent in June compared to the same month last year. Statewide, the number of visitors grew 7.3 percent.
Spending by Big Island travelers declined 0.9 percent during the month. Across the state, visitor spending rose 10.3 percent.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A museum at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park might not reopen because the erupting Kilauea volcano could make the site unusable, officials said.
Artifacts from the Thomas A. Jaggar Museum were being removed last week because park staff saw building cracks inside the museum, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported .
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — With Kilauea volcano threatening to erupt, Hawaii tourism officials say it has been nearly impossible to predict revenue generated from visitors.
Volcano Forces Closure of Popular Hawaii Park
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii (all times local):
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will shut down Friday in anticipation of a possible explosive event at Kilauea volcano's summit crater.
The National Park Service announced the closure Wednesday, saying that a "steam-induced explosion" at the summit could be caused by the summit's lava lake draining.