Community Briefs – August 21, 2018


Transfer station, landfill closed on Sat.

In observance of Labor Day festivities, the Lower Base Transfer Station and the Marpi Landfill will be closed all day on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. Normal operations will resume on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (PR)

Military training at Warning Area 517

ASAN, Guam—The U.S. military will conduct training at Warning Area 517 (W-517) today, Aug. 21, from 2pm to 4:30pm, and on Aug. 22 and 23, from 9am to 3pm. It is recommended the public, fishermen and marine tour operators monitor the Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories.
W-517 is activated south of latitude 12° 40’ 00”N. Santa Rosa Reef and Galvez Banks are open for public use. W-517 begins south of Guam and extends south-southwest in international waters. (PR)

Military training at FDM, in waters around Guam

ASAN, Guam—The U.S. military is doing training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla until Aug. 26, from 7am to 11pm. Training will also take place in waters near Guam, west of Apra Harbor within a five-mile nautical radius, today, Aug. 21, from noon to 10pm, and on Aug. 23-24, from 10pm to 12:30am. It is recommended the public, fishermen and marine tour operators monitor the Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories. The general location of the training on FDM will be in a 12-nautical mile radius of the island. (PR)

Video presentation on Amelia Earhart

The Amelia Earhart Memorial Monument, Inc. Group will be featuring a special video presentation on Amelia Earhart at the American Memorial Park on Aug. 23, Thursday, at 7pm. Admission is free and all are invited. This video will feature our Chamorro elders who have seen Amelia Earhart here on Saipan in 1937. Come, listen, and talk stories about a woman who opened doors, opportunities, set records, and impacted the world, the U.S., Pacific region, Micronesia, and Saipan. Another presentation will be announced at a later date for the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library. (PR)

Veterans affairs visit to Saipan

A U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits counselor will be at the CNMI Military/Veterans Affairs Office on Sept. 5, 2018, from 9am to 4pm. The benefits counselor will be available to answer benefits questions, and assist with the claim process. The CNMI Military/Veterans Affairs Office is located at 1364 Anatahan Dr., Capital Hill, Saipan. If you have questions, contact Bernadita Dela Cruz at (670) 664-2650/2651. (PR)

Public library closed on Aug. 25

The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library will be closed on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in celebration of CNMI Labor Day. The library will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. For the latest news and events, visit the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s website at and like and/or follow JKPL’s Facebook page, @joeten kiyu. Follow us on Instagram @joetenkiyu. The library’s hours of operation are as follows: from Tuesday to Friday, from 10am to 6pm; Saturday, from 9am to 4pm; and closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays. (PR)

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