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PMKCA's Monthly Newsletters

PMKCA issues a monthly newsletter to its members and others who subscribe to our MAILING LIST.  The newsletter is published in the monthly issue of the Hāmākua Times, a print format paper delivered to residents along the Hāmākua Coast.  PMKCA members who enjoy writing produce our articles on various subjects of interest to our communities.  (Older newsletters will be added over time.)

June 2024 - Fire & Storm Risk - Fire Chief's Report

Fire Chief Kazuo Todd reports on Hawaii County's risks from wind storms and fires during the upcoming summer dry season.

Joe Clarkson

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May 2024 - We took a break this month.

The Hamakua Times published our April newsletter in May, so we took a month off.. did you miss us?

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Ruth Bennett

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April 2024 - Ranching without pastures? Unthinkable!

An update on the twolined spittlebug - a rancher's worst nightmare. Whether you have a pasture with livestock or just a nice lawn, you can help stop the spread of this dangerous invasive.

Ruth Bennett

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March 2024 - Reducing Wildfire Risks

Notes from PMKCA's 2024 annual membership meeting. Fire Captain Peter Andrade and Volunteer Fire Captain (VFD 8A) Jim Millar discuss reducing wildfire risks on our properties and in our community.

Joe Clarkson

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February 2024 - Update on Rapid 'Ohi'a Death

Some good news - and no new bad news! Summaries of recent developments in fighting ROD in our forests and on our private properties.

Ruth Bennett

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January 2024 - PMKCA Looks Ahead to 2024

Recent wildfires, and the prospect of serious weather events in our area, are prompting PMKCA members to address the need for accurate and timely communication in the event of a serious emergency.

Joe Clarkson

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December 2023 - Xmas Trees, Invasives & Taxes

Yikes! Shipped Christmas trees can harbor harmful invasive species. The Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle a new threat to palms. Deadline for property tax changes approaching!

Ruth Bennett

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November 2023 - Rainwater Harvesting & Catchment Water Quality

Our family's experience with catchment systems and water quality.

Joe Clarkson

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October 2023 Part 2 - Community Cleanup Day

Not much trash to be found, but a delightful post-pickup party!

Ruth Bennett

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October 2023 Part 1 - CERT Needs our Support

Join CERT and help your community in an emergency.

Denning Powell

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September 2023 - PMKCA Kalopa Park Meeting Recap

Chaos at the start, but in the end, a pleasant, informative afternoon.

Ruth Bennett

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August 2023 - A Remarkable Man, an Extraordinary Legacy

PMKCA and its members commemorate David Becker.

Ruth Bennett

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