From The Garden Island:
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will reduce the days Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge is open to the public to five days a week.
The refuge will be closed each Sunday and Monday throughout the year starting February 2-3. Visitors will be able to visit the refuge Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. except most major holidays.
The reduction is necessary due to flat and declining budgets, according to a press release. Read more.
And here’s the latest in other neighbor isle gov’t and politics:
County acquires Ooma property
Downtown Hilo face-lift begins Monday
Hawaii Council seeks new auditor
Celebratory bullet falls through Kealakekua roof
Paukukalo fire leaves six homeless
Sinkhole near Paauilo could be filled as early as today
Tasaka Guri-Guri celebrates 40 years at the Maui Mall
Governor releases $9.3M for various CIPs statewide
Kenoi responds to Bayfront tourism signage problem
Photo: Kilauea Point. (Chris Hunkeler)