Community Briefs – January 10, 2018


Scheduled power interruption on Jan. 13

There will be a scheduled power interruption on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, from 7:30am to 12pm, to de-energize the primary lines to allow the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. line crew to safely replace three wooden power poles with concrete poles along Chalan Tun Thomas P. Sablan in Chalan Piao.

This is part of an on-going hazard mitigation project that involves replacing 787 wood poles with concrete poles.

A total of 328 wood poles have already been replaced with their corresponding pole sizes. The remaining 459 wooden poles will be scheduled for replacement at a later time.

Areas to be affected include Kiya 2 (2″ Partial): Chalan Tun Thomas P. Sablan in Chalan Piao (Sherwood, Hopwood Middle School, Subway, Mobil Chalan Piao, Gold Ribbon, and Da Bao), Atuhong PI., Alupyang Pl., Juan Nong St., Hamalap Ln., and San Isidro Av.

No water well will be affected but the A-4 wastewater lift station will be affected. The Chalan Piao traffic light will also be affected.

Because of the scale of work that will be performed, CUC asks travelers to take alternate routes or to exercise caution when driving through the affected areas.

For more information, contact the CUC Customer Call Center (664-4282) or monitor its Facebook page for the latest updates. (PR)

Homeless count orientation on Jan. 19

The CNMI Homeless Coalition would like to give notice that it will be having its Point-In Time Survey (Homeless Count) Orientation on January 19, 2018, from 1pm to 4:30pm at the Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe. The coalition would like to invite anyone who is interested in volunteering for the homeless count.

If you may have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact Mr. Jacob Muna at 234-7689, 483-9447, or email at (PR)

Career and Technical Education Program open house this Saturday

The CNMI Public School System will have an open house for its Career and Technical Education Program this Saturday, Jan. 13.

The public is invited to view materials and provide feedback/comments for the Career and Technical Education Program instructional materials for review by PSS.

The open house will be held from 10am to 3pm on three locations Tanapag Middle School Room F-3 (Saipan), Dr. Rita H. Inos Junior Senior High School Library (Rota), and Tinian Junior Senior High School Library (Tinian).

Access to Feedback/Comments online form:

For more information, contact CNMI PSS CTE education specialist Jessica Taylor, Ed.D. at or associate commissioner of Curriculum and Instruction, Jackie Quitugua at (PR)

Military training at Warning Area 517, FDM

ASAN, Guam—The U.S. military will conduct training at Warning Area 517 during the following dates and times:

– Jan. 10, from 8:30amto 6pm

– Jan. 11, from 10:30amto 3:30pm

The military will also conduct training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla during the following dates and times:

– Jan. 10, from 8:30amto 6pm

– Jan. 11, from 10:30amto 3:30pm

– Jan. 12, from 11amto 3pm

It is recommended the public, fishermen and marine tour operators, to monitor the U.S. 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.

The general location of the training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla will be in a 12-nautical mile radius of the island. (PR)

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