Community Briefs – June 19, 2017

Temporary closure of the Garapan Fishing Base Boat launching ramp
All boaters and frequent visitors to the Garapan Fishing Base are reminded that the fishing base boat launching ramp will be temporarily closed from today, June 19, to Friday, June 23 2017, to provide the Hawaiian Rock Products construction crew ample time to complete the paving of the trailer boat parking lot. Please avoid parking in the proposed paving area. For more information, contact the Department of Lands and Natural Resources at 322-9834. (PR)

Military training at FDM, Warning Area 517
The U.S. military will conduct training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla during the following dates and times:
• June 19 and 21, from 9am to 4pm
• June 20 and 22, from 7am to 4pm
• June 23, from 7:30am to noon
The U.S. military will also conduct training at Warning Area 517 on June 21, from 2pm to 8pm.
It is recommended the public, fishermen and marine tour operators, monitor the Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners.
W-517 is activated south of latitude 12° 40’ 00”N. All vessels are advised to remain clear of W-517 south of latitude 12° 40’ 00”N. Santa Rosa Reef and Galvez Bank are open for public use.
The location of the training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla will be in a 12-nautical mile radius of the island. (PR)

Jury selection is cancelled
This is to inform all prospective jurors on panels “17AR” and “17AS” that the jury selection scheduled for today, June 19, 2017, at 8:30am in Courtroom 220A is cancelled until further notice. For further information, contact deputy clerk Novelyn Wania-Tenorio at the Superior Court at 236-9776. (PR)

Change in water service hours
The Commonwealth Utilities Corp. has changed the water service hours for customers along Chalan Msgr. Martinez Road in As Lito and As Perdido. Due to the daily low tank levels caused by a decrease in water supply from the CUC water wells in Isley Field, customers in the affected areas will be receiving water service from 6am to 4pm daily. For more information, contact the CUC Customer Call Center (664-4282) or monitor its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CommonwealthUtilitiesCorporation/). (PR)

SHEFA now accepting applications
For all new, ongoing and returning applicants: The Saipan Higher Education Financial Assistance program is now accepting applications for fall 2017. Application deadline is July 3, 2017, and deadline to submit all supporting documents is Sept. 30, 2017. Application and checklist can be downloaded from www.saipanshefa.net. For more information, visit the SHEFA website, email saipanshefa@gmail.com, or call the office directly at (670) 233-5995. Applications can be scanned and emailed, submitted to the SHEFA office, or faxed to (670) 235-5996. (PR)

SSHS registration
Saipan Southern High School is now accepting registration for new and returning students for school year 2017-2018. Come to our main office and pick up registration forms. All requirements must be turned in. Call 664-4000/2 for any other information. (PR)

KHS registration
All parents and guardians of Kagman High School students are being informed that KHS is open for enrollment and accepting registrations all summer.  It is ideal to get your registration submitted ASAP to get your child scheduled in the optimum classes they need to graduate! So far we have received less than 150 registrations from returning students.   We have also received very few registration forms from incoming freshmen! Please don’t delay, register your child for school today. Registration can be printed from https://goo.gl/x2KvcL. (PR)

VA benefits counselor to visit Saipan
The U.S. Department of Veterans Benefits Administration will be visiting Saipan. A VA benefits counselor will be at the Saipan VA outreach clinic on June 28, 2017, from 9:30am to 3:30pm, to answer benefits questions, and assist with the claim process. The Saipan VA outreach clinic is located at the MH II Building, Suite 206, Marina Heights Business Park in Garapan. To request an appointment, contact Ruth Coleman at 322-0035. (PR)

Comments sought on marine monument
The U.S. Department of the Interior secretary has been tasked by President Donald Trump under Executive Order 13792, issued on April 25, 2017, to conduct a review of national monuments. Public comments are being sought regarding the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument. Deadline for comments is due July 10, 2017. To submit online comments, go to https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/05/11-/2017-09490/-review-of-certain-national-monuments-established-since-1996-notice-of opportu-nity-for-public-comment. Click on the “Submit a Formal Comment” green box on the right column. (PR)

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