Community Briefs – July 4, 2018


Intro to Spanish Class at JKPL

During the month of July, the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library will be hosting a free Intro to Spanish for Teens and Adults.

The dates for the classes are Friday, July 6, Wednesday, July 11, and Wednesday, July 18. The classes will be held from 4pm to 5pm. Because it is a basic Spanish class, participants will learn topics like the alphabet, counting, basic phrases, and more. This class is part of the Teen and Adult Summer Library Institute, so attending all four classes will count toward the reading log. To sign up for the class, please visit the library and ask for Emily. Questions? Call the library at 235-READ.

For the latest news and events, please visit the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s website at and like and/or follow JKPL’s Facebook page, @joeten kiyu. Please call the library at 670-235-7322/23 for questions/concerns. The library’s summer hours are as follows (effective June 12-Aug. 4): Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5:30pm, Saturday, 9am 4pm, and closed Sundays, Mondays, and holidays. (PR)

Torres and Babauta forum on Marianas Agupa Chamorro Talkshow

This coming Saturday, July 7, 20018 at 10am, Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and former governor Juan N. Babauta will appear together on Marianas Agupa Talkshow.

According to Glenn H. Manglona, host of Marianas Agupa Talkshow, “the purpose of this forum is to find out from each of our gubernatorial candidate where do they stand on the most pressing issue affecting our people today. The five areas that will be asked are public health, economy, education, utility, and transportation.

Manglona said, “The invitation letter was sent out last week to both of our gubernatorial candidates and we hope that they will show up for this important forum. Our listening audience are anxious to listen to our 2018 gubernatorial hopeful. So get your coffee and donuts ready for the show. The show will be broadcast live on Magic 100.3 FM and will be streamed on the internet and via Facebook.” (PR)

Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band to hold concerts at AMP

American Memorial Park is proud to host the United States Marine Corps Pacific Band for two concerts during their visit to Saipan for our Liberation Day celebration. The brass band and jazz concerts are open to the community and free of charge:

• July 4: Full ceremonial band will play at the Liberation Day Parade

• July 5: Concert will start at 2pm at the American Memorial Park indoor theater

Please join us for some great music at the park!

American Memorial Park was created to honor the American and Marianas people who died in the World War II Marianas campaign. (PR)

Water outage for Tanapag, Achugoa, As Mahetog

The Commonwealth Utilities Corp. would like to inform the general public that there is an emergency water service interruption for the Tanapag, Achugao, and As Mahetog areas.

The cause of the interruption is due to a leak on the 4-inch distribution water main line near the Tanapag Church. Water operations personnel were informed of the leak but were unable to make the necessary repairs due to World War II human remains being discovered at the job site. The Historic Preservation Office was informed and is currently making their assessments. Once done, HPO will give CUC clearance to proceed with repairs.

Updates will follow as soon as they are available.

CUC continues to work diligently to minimize any inconvenience to its customers. For more information, contact the CUC Customer Call Center (664-4282) or monitor our Facebook page for the latest updates ( (PR)

6 Managaha beaches red-flagged

The Division of Environmental Quality has red-flagged six Managaha beaches and is advising the public not to fish or swim within 300 feet of these locations for the next 48 hours or until otherwise notified.

Affected sites are Swimming Area A (MG02), Swimming Area B (MG04), Managaha Beach (MG07), Swimmming Area A(MG03), Managaha Beach (MG05), and Managaha Beach (MG10)

Samples collected from these locations contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria (enterococci) that exceeded the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. These bacteria can indicate the presence of human and animal waste in the water.

DEQ analyzes water samples collected from Saipan’s recreational beaches and storm drainage every Tuesday. For more information, contact DEQ at 664-8500. (PR)

Writer’s Workshop comes to Tinian on July 13

The Friends of the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library, the Tinian Public Library, Tinian Mayor’s Office, and author Walt F.J. Goodridge will present the author’s popular Writer’s Workshop on Friday, July 13, 2018 from 1pm to 4pm, free of charge at the library on the island of Tinian.

This event requires at least 15 pre-registered participants in order to take place. Sign up by visiting the library on Tinian, or by calling Julie Sablan during Tinian library hours (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm) at 670 433-0504. (Rota residents may express their interest for a Rota workshop at this same number)

To register, visit the front desk of the Tinian Library or call Julie Sablan during Tinian Library hours (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm) at 433-0504. For more information or to learn more about Goodridge, and to see some success stories from past workshops on Saipan, visit (PR)

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