Community Briefs – June 21, 2018


Library closed Thursday and half day Friday

Due to the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. scheduled power outage, the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library will be closed on the following days:

-Thursday, June 21, 2018, closed

-Friday, June 22, 2018, closed 9am-1pm

Library hours will resume Friday, June 22, 2018 from 1pm to 5:30pm. We appreciate your cooperation, and apologize for the inconvenience.

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)

5 Saipan beaches red-flagged

The Division of Environmental Quality has red-flagged five Saipan 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 American Memorial Park, Plumeria Hotel, Grandvrio(Hafa Adai) Hotel, Garapan Fishing Dock, and Sugar Dock.

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. (DEQ)

NMHC seeking volunteers for language project

Anyone who can speak Chamorro, Carolinian, Palauan, Chukeese, Korsrae, Pohnpeian, Karibati, Yapese, and Marshalese. Please contact the Northern Marianas Humanities Council at 235-4785.

Dr. Thomas Stolz, a professor of University of Bremen in Germany, will be visiting Saipan from July 20 to 31. He would like to conduct interviews with the native speakers. The total volunteer time is only two hours. Visit NMHC’s Facebook page 670humanities for details or call NMHC. (PR)

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