May 7, 2001 |
Timothy Murray had a comfortable life: a college education, good jobs, fulfilling relationships. "I've always had real good luck." That was before he crossed paths with Pele. Murray's luck went south in 1997 after he went to Hawaii to accept a new job. When the job fell through, Murray consoled himself with a trip to the Big Island and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Entranced by the island's black sand beaches, Murray did what tourists often do.
April 10, 2008 |
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park remained closed for a second day Wednesday as officials waited for a change in wind direction to blow away sulfur dioxide belching from Kilauea volcano. The National Park Service said air conditions were worse than Tuesday, when 2,000 people were evacuated from the park.
August 19, 2007 |
A major lava bench along the coastline of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park collapsed into the ocean this week, possibly shaken loose by several earthquakes, volcanologists said. The East Laeapuki delta, an unsteady feature built by lava from the Kilauea volcano flowing into the ocean, has disappeared, said Jim Kauahikaua, scientist-in-charge at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Nearly 44 acres of the bench vanished, perhaps because of a 5.
December 5, 1993
Hawaii--Tim and Pam Strawn, Los Angeles: "Carson's Volcano Cottage, P.O. Box 503, Volcano, 96785. (800) 845-5282. Two miles from Kilauea/Hawaii Volcanoes National Park." Rates: $65 to $95. New Mexico--John Brodhead, La Canada: "The Desert Rose Restaurant, 4515 Corrales Road, Corrales, 87048; (505) 898-2269. Outstanding food and service and the world's best homemade salsa." $32 for two.
December 12, 2012 |
WHERE AM I? Well lighted and high up This man is changing a lightbulb in one of the country's best-loved national parks. (Bring on the ranger jokes.) This fancy lamp hangs in a signature park hotel, well above sea level, somewhere west of the Mississippi and east of the Ginza (in Tokyo). But which hotel is it, in which park? (Hints: The park was founded in 1890. The hotel opened in 1927 and was used as a Navy hospital during World War II.) Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite National Park, Calif.