Ceremony marks new volcano quarter
HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK - The United States Mint has unveiled a new quarter depicting a Hawaii volcano eruption.
A ceremony was held Wednesday at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where the public was able to exchange cash for $10 rolls of the newly minted coins. U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye was among those who attended.
An image depicting an eruption on the east rift of Kilauea volcano is the fourth coin in the United States Mint's "America the Beautiful Quarters Program."
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was the 11th national park created in the country. The Big Island's Kilauea volcano has been continuously erupting since 1983.
The quarter is designed and sculpted by artist Charles Vickers.
Cemetery eyes marina dredging for dirt
HONOLULU - A developer is looking to use tons of fill dredged from an east Honolulu marina to supply dirt for a nearby planned cemetery.
There's not enough dirt on the Hawaii Kai cemetery site for burials, so an idea was presented to the community this week to take sediment from Mariner's Cove marina.
Attorney William McCorriston who is representing developer and landowner Hawaii Kai Memorial Park says the Hawaii Kai Marina Community Association asked if the cemetery would take marina sediment from a needed dredging that has yet to begin.
Association Director Rich Cheski says it's a logical choice because there's nowhere else to put the dredged material.
Cemetery construction is expected to begin next year.