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)

—Chad Blair

Loading Kilauea lighthouse Will Soon Close Two Days a Week

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