Saving a language

KAILUA-KONA — It wasn’t so long ago that studying the Hawaiian language, ’olelo Hawai’i, wasn’t a widely encouraged undertaking.

Down in the mud

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.

Get your spook on

KAILUA-KONA — At Tim Ewing’s house on Sea View Circle, a good Halloween night is making small kids cry.

The race before the race: How athletes, fans and volunteers prepare for Ironman

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.

‘This is life-changing’

KAINALIU — When Piilani Rivera came to the King’s Daughters Ministry thrift store on Saturday, she was expecting to pick up some clothes and other items for her family.