Community Briefs – October 18, 2018


Scheduled power outages
There will be scheduled power interruptions on Oct. 20 and Oct. 23.

On Oct. 20, 2018, the outage will occur from 5am to 12pm and will affect Chalan Pale Arnold in Chalan Laulau. It will affect the Middle Road and Quartermaster traffic light intersections. No water well service area or wastewater service area will be affected. One power pole will be replaced.

The Oct. 23 power outage will affect Industrial Drive in Lower Base. It will also affect the Chalan Pale Arnold Road in Puerto Rico.

No water well service area will be affected but the wastewater service area in Sadog Tasi and Puerto Rico will be affected. One power pole will be replaced.

The purpose of the power interruptions is to allow Commonwealth Utilities Corp. linemen to replace wooden poles with concrete poles. The scheduled power interruptions are a continuation of CUC’s ongoing Hazard Mitigation Project that focuses on strengthening and hardening CUC’s power distribution system through the replacement of 787 wooden poles with concrete poles.

Of the 787 wooden poles to be replaced, 774 pole replacements have been made by CUC and its contractor.

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 working area.

For more information, contact the CUC Customer Call Center at 664-4282. (PR)

Deadline to comment on OVR policy reset
The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and the State Rehabilitation Council would like to announce that the deadline for submission of public comments on OVR’s revisions to its Supported Employment Policy, has been extended to Oct. 31, 2018. If you have any questions contact Josephine Tudela at or at 670-322-6537/8. (PR)

Andersen Air Force Base sets annual exercise
Andersen Air Force Base is scheduled to conduct an Operational Readiness Exercise from Nov. 5 to Nov. 8. This exercise satisfies an annual requirement in accordance with Air Force Installation Mission Assurance Exercise Requirements to maintain operational readiness and is not focused on any specific threat.

Expect increased noise and activity to include sound effects, messages from loud speakers, sirens and noise from alert vehicles. Visual effects such as smoke may also be visible.

The exercise will involve various training scenarios and is intended to prepare airmen to conduct various base functions in a high-risk environment. The exercise is a routinely scheduled event to ensure ongoing readiness of Airmen.

In the event of a real situation the exercise will be terminated and the base will be notified through the official Andersen Air Force Base Facebook page, AtHoc notification system and the base loudspeakers. (PR)

SSHS reports out Friday
Saipan Southern High School would release its mid-progress reports this Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, from 4pm to 6pm. Please stop by your child’s classroom to pick up the mid-progress report. (PR)

MyPros hosts candidates’ forum
The Marianas Young Professionals, in cooperation with the Northern Marianas College and Public School System, will host a candidate forums today, Oct. 18, at Kagman Elementary School and will feature lieutenant governor candidates. Doors open at 5:30pm.

Questions will be provided by members of Million Dollar Scholars high school clubs, as well as from higher education students both on and off island. MyPros will invite young professional membership, working in government and private businesses around island, to submit questions as well.

“We will broadcast the forums on social media to reach a larger viewing audience but we are hosting these forums at public schools so that more people can attend in person. Our goal is to inform our membership, and the public, by providing an equitable platform to discuss important ideas,” said MyPros executive director Gerard van Gils.

Founded in 2015, MYPros is an independent non-profit organization that aims to create pathways for students and young professionals to realize their potential as community leaders of the CNMI. (PR)

Library closed on Saturday, Oct. 27

The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 27, in lieu of the 4th Annual Friends of the Library Golf Tournament. If interested in participating in the tournament or for more information, call the library at 235-READ. (PR)

CHamoru commission meeting reset
The Kumisión i Fino’ CHamoru yan i Fina’nå’guen i Historia yan i Lina’la’ i Taotao Tåno’ (Commission on CHamoru Language and the Teaching of the History and Culture of the Indigenous People of Guam) has postponed its monthly meeting to Oct. 18, Thursday, from 12:30pm to 3pm, at the former Guam Museum building or the Garden House in Hagåtña. 

Work sessions will also be held on Thursday, Oct. 25, 12:30pm to 3pm at the same venue. (PR)

Military training at FDM, W-517
ASAN, Guam—The U.S. military will conduct training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla during the following dates and times:

• Oct. 18, from 11am to 10pm
• Oct. 19, from 10am. to 10pm

It is recommended the public, fishermen and marine tour operators monitor the Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories. 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)

UOG association to host senatorial forum
The University of Guam Political Science Student Association will be hosting a 2018 Senatorial Forum Series. The forum series will feature Democrat and Republican candidates running for a seat in the 35th Guam Legislature. The forums will take place on Oct. 23, 24, and 25, from 5pm to 7pm at the University of Guam CLASS Lecture Hall.

The topics that will be addressed in this forum are economic development, political status, environmental sustainability, and UOG related issues. The audience will also have an opportunity to ask the candidates questions.

PSSA continues to promote the study of government and politics, enhance the awareness and facilitate discussion about politics, and relevant issues in current public affairs. PSSA encourages students to explore the field of politics outside the classroom and to act as an outlet for students who wish to expand their knowledge in academia, extend their networking boundaries, and increase active involvement in public events. Part of this mission is to provide service to the local community, as we believe that serving others contributes to the formation of good citizens. (PR)

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