KAILUA-KONA — You might not call it a clean finish, but for the hundreds of eager competitors who ducked, dashed, climbed and crawled their way over, around and through the obstacles at the Monster Dash 5k obstacle course, coming across the finish line was well worth the dirt.
KAILUA-KONA — Along a stretch of an ancient trail north of Hawaii Community College – Palamanui, Camilo Ramirez and his son, Essien, carefully laid lava rocks along the trail’s edge, restoring the walls that had been kicked and tumbled by the goats that have taken up residence.
KAILUA-KONA — Fifty years in, the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce isn’t slowing down.
KAILUA-KONA — Two hours before the first professional athletes entered the waters of Kailua Bay for the 2018 Ironman World Championship, the stars that hung over Kona were mixed with an electrified air of anxiety and anticipation, while volunteers who had been working virtually nonstop put the finishing touches turning the end of Alii Drive into the site of a competition that draws the world’s top athletes every year.
KAILUA-KONA — Three years ago, when Marcus Cook’s business sold, his mentor called him into his office.
HOOKENA — Hookena Elementary School third-grade teacher Leimamo Lind-Strauss wants her students to know science is all around — from the stars above to the ocean surrounding them.