Community Briefs – March 24, 2017


Water outage in Fina Sisu, As Perdido, Dandan
There will be a scheduled water service interruption on March 28, 2017, from 8am to 5pm in the Fina Sisu and As Perdido areas.

Commonwealth Utilities Corp. Water/Wastewater Engineering and Operations staff will be conducting numerous tests on the water pressure around the Finasisu and As Perdido areas to determine necessary changes to provide a more effective and efficient operation. Customers in the affected areas should expect restoration of water services soon thereafter.

There were sporadic water outages throughout the village of Dandan yesterday, March 23. Customers in the affected areas should have had normal water services in the afternoon. The outages were intended to replace deteriorated and corroded non-working valves on an 8-inch main.

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

Navy held Industry Day at UOG
MANGILAO, Guam—The U.S. Navy sponsored an Industry Day for ship repair and training with local businesses on March 21 at the University of Guam.

Representatives from Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet in Hawaii visited to discuss capabilities, capacities and resources in support of welding, sheet metal, electronic, electrical and pipefitting repair.

Capt. Nonito Blas, who works in Material Readiness at SUBPAC, led discussions with island contractors at the Jesus and Eugenia Leon Guerrero School of Business and Public Administration.
“The goal of Industry Day was to understand each other’s capabilities and resources across the public and private sector,” Blas said. “We wanted to provide resources to these companies on Guam to help the ship repair contracting process.”

About 30 members from Guam’s private industry ship-repair partners attended. (PR)

Navy training in Barrigada
ASAN, Guam—Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 will conduct a training exercise at the former Admiral Nimitz Golf Course in Barrigada today, March 23, from 9pm to 11pm.

The training involves various scenarios designed to enhance tactical readiness and will incorporate blank ammunition fired from military helicopters. The training event will be held over the immediate golf course area.

Residents are advised to not be alarmed if they see or hear an increase in military presence in the vicinity of Nimitz golf course. (PR)

Call for historical papers
The Northern Marianas Humanities Council, University of Guam, Northern Marianas College, and Guampedia are calling for papers for the 3rd Marianas History Conference. The conference will be held on Saipan on Sept. 1-3, 2017, at a venue to be announced later.

A full range of topics associated with the Marianas Archipelago’s history will be addressed at the conference. Paper abstracts with a maximum of 150 words and the presenter’s biography may be submitted online via the following link:

The deadline for abstracts is April 28, 2017. Conference presenters will be allotted 20 minutes to present. For more information about the conference, contact council staff at 235-4785 or visit the council’s website at: (PR)

Navy training at FDM, Warning Area 517
ASAN, Guam—The U.S. Navy will conduct training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla during the following dates and times:

• March 24 from 10 a.m. to 3:30pm

The Navy will also conduct training at Warning Area 517 (W-517) today, March 23 from noon to 10pm.

The public, especially fishermen, commercial pilots and marine tour operators are advised to stay clear of the areas during the dates and times indicated. (PR)

Bodybuilding contest on March 25
The 3rd Annual Marianas Muscle Bodybuilding & Physique Contest will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017, starting at 3m at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe. Admission is $10 per person. There will be an entry fee of $15 per competitor.

Ursula Martin, who was expected to be present on March 25, 2017, will be unable to attend. However, the contest will still go on as scheduled.  Registration for competitors is ongoing and registration forms may be obtained from Jocelyn Itibus (287-1232 or, Karen Davis (789-9214 or or Jeanne Rayphand (287-9807 or or NMPASI office).  Admission tickets are also available. (PR)

Students invited to join AMP Reading Ranger Program
Students in the 3rd to 5th grades are being invited to join the American Memorial Park for a two-day reading program this month. Called the Reading Ranger program, it will take place on March 23-24, 2017, from 9am to 4:30pm. Park rangers will be reading Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr.  After reading the book, participates will engage in fun, learning activities. Students will also help to fold 1,000 paper cranes that will be sent to the Children’s Peace Memorial in Hiroshima, Japan, in recognition of World Peace Day. To register, pick up a registration form at the American Memorial Park Visitor Center.  For more information, call Jovanna Mafnas at 234-7207 x 2020 or via email at (NPS)

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