COMMUNITY BRIEFS – June 21, 2012


Draft EIS Pre-hearing community outreach /public hearing schedules

The following is the U.S. Air Force Draft EIS Pre-hearing community outreach sessions and Public information hearings Schedule:

– Koblerville Pre-hearing Community Outreach
Saturday, June 23, 2012 4pm-6pm
Saipan Southern High School

– Dan Dan Pre-hearing Community Outreach
Sunday, June 24, 2012 4pm-6pm
Dan Dan Elementary School

– Public Hearing, Saipan
Monday, June 25, 2012 5pm-8pm
Multipurpose Center

– Public Hearing, Tinian
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 5pm-8pm
Tinian Elementary School

– Public Information Meeting, Rota
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 4pm-5:30pm
Rota Mayor’s Office

Soil and water conservation district meeting on July 10

The Saipan and Northern Islands Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its monthly meeting on July 10, 2012, at 10am at the natural resources conservation service office on Beach Road, Garapan. For more information, please contact Diane Gabaldon at 256-3320. (PR)

MHS Class of 2002 Reunion Dinner

Attention all Marianas High School Class of 2002. A Reunion Dinner Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 6pm to 10pm at Pacific Islands Club. Color attire is black, red, or white. Payments received at the door on the day of the event will be $26 per person. RSVP is required For more information, contact Tomokane at 483-0805. (PR)

Animal Health Clinic services resume

The CNMI Department of Lands and Natural Resources has resumed its Animal Health Clinic services, which will open twice weekly, to pet owners who want to avail of immunizations for their cats and dogs. Dr. Ignacio T. dela Cruz, DVM was recently retained as the CNMI State Veterinarian. The State Veterinarian is responsible for reviewing and approving permits to import and to export live animals such as livestock, poultry, birds and pets such as dogs and cats into the CNMI. This includes animal products and byproducts, meat, poultry and processed egg products. USDA-APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine rules, laws and regulations, as well as local regulations will be implemented and enforced. Dr. dela Cruz will also conduct national program animal disease testing such as brucellosis and tuberculosis as the need arise. Dr. dela Cruz will also provide meat and poultry inspection services, conduct anti-mortem and post-mortem inspection on suspect animals and animals with pathological lesions or conditions. He will act as a USDA relief inspector whenever needed. For more information on Animal Clinic hours, contact DLNR Division of Agriculture, As Perdido at 234-6169. (DLNR)

Free business workshops

The CNMI Small Business Development Center, in partnership with the Saipan Chamber of Commerce, presents the following free workshops:

-How to start a business: June 22, 2012

-How to write a business plan: June 29, 2012

-How to read your financial statements: July 6, 2012

-How to market your business: July 13, 2012

The workshops will be held at the Saipan Chamber of Commerce office on the first floor of the Familia Building in Garapan. All workshops will be from 9am to 11am. Register online at for pre-registration is 12pm, one day before the workshop. For more information contact Linda at 664-3018 or The Pacific Islands SBDC Network is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Requests for reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. For arrangements, contact Linda, Tel: (670) 664-3018, or email (PR)

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