Community Briefs – September 20, 2019

Posted on Sep 20 2019

Power outage today on Nay Hill

There will be a scheduled power interruption today, Sept. 20, from 3pm to 6pm, affecting Navy Hill.
This sectionalized outage on Feeder 1 will affect Navy Hill (Delgado Dr., WIC Clinic, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Kotdura Ln., Fitme Pl., Manehante Av., Sanitation Office Victoria Av., Mavoria Av., Isla Dr., Brilliant Star Montessori School, Fuetsa Lp., Documento Ln., Gurupu Dr., Dinana Ln., Rekto Dr., and Suheta.

No water well or wastewater service area will be affected.

This will allow Commonwealth Utilities Corp. linemen to replace a rotted primary power pole and re-sag low primary lines on Navy Hill. (PR)

Inspections for pest breeding sites

The Bureau of Environmental Health, together with the Saipan Mayor’s Office, Bureau of Environmental & Coastal Quality, Department of Public Lands, and Zoning Office, is going into the villages on Saipan to inspect an d remove debris that could become breeding sites for pests like mosquitoes and rodents, as well as animals that carry disease.

The inspections will begin in Koblerville, San Antonio, Afetna, and Chalan Kanoa, before moving north. The public is advised to leash their dogs for the safety of the inspectors.

Residents may contact the mayor’s office at (670) 234-620 for assistance in the removal of debris. For further information, contact the BEH at 670-664-4870/2/3 or email (PR)

Pro-life walk/roll on Sept. 27, 2019

Grace Christian Ministries Navy Hill is inviting the public to join them for a candlelight prayer walk/roll on Friday, Sept. 27, at 5:30pm, at the Minachom Atdao. Its purpose is to pray over the many needs of the island related to the issue of abortion. After the worship songs and prayer there will be a walk/roll to Quartermaster Road then back to Minachon Atdao. (PR)

Guam Soil and Water Conservation District board meeting set

The Northern Guam Soil and Water Conservation District Board will meet on Sept. 23, 2019, at 2pm at the Adelup Governor’s conference room in Anigua’ for the election of board officers.  All government and NGO partners and farmers are invited to attend. (PR)

MHS Class of ’81 reunion meeting set

This is to inform all Marianas High School 1981 graduates that the reunion meeting originally set for Thursday, Sept. 26, has been postponed and reschedule to Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, starting at 6pm at the TechNic Gaming Center above Sherwin Williams and across Bank of Hawaii on Middle Road. (PR)

Zoning closed today

The Saipan Zoning Office will be closed today, Sept. 20, 2019, from 7:30am to 4:30pm for a professional development and training workshop for its staff. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at 7:30am. (PR)

Tickets now on sale for Club 200

The American Red Cross- Northern Mariana Islands Chapter will be hosting the Club 200 fundraiser on the evening of Oct. 12, at the Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan. The theme this year is Latin Nights.Door prizes will be up grabs. The grand prize is a 2019 Toyota RAV4.  For the first time, pinatas will give party-goers a chance to capture other prizes.  Tickets are on sale now for $100 each, $150 for VIP reserved seats and extra-caliente swag. Tickets are available at Joeten Stores, Red Cross board members or at the Chapter office near the airport.  For additional information, call 234-3459. (PR)
Call for nominations

The Northern Marianas Humanities Council is accepting nominations for the 2018 Governor’s Humanities Awards to recognize outstanding contributions to the humanities by individuals and organizations in the community.

Nominees should have a notable humanities achievement in the past year, as demonstrated in any of the following four categories:

• Research and Publication in the Humanities;
• Preservation of Traditional Cultural Practices;
• Preservation of CNMI History; and

• Outstanding Humanities Teacher (in both classroom and non-classroom settings).

A fifth category, Lifetime Achievement, recognizes significant contributions to the humanities over multiple decades. This award may be given posthumously.

Nomination forms and instructions are available at the council’s office in the Springs Plaza Building, Gualo Rai, or on the council website at Nominations may be made by any member of the public and are due no later than 4pm on Oct. 11, 2019.

Awards will be presented in a special ceremony in October as a part of CNMI Humanities Month (time, date and venue to be announced).

For more information, contact council staff at 235-4785. (PR)

Military trainings set

The U.S. Navy will conduct training at Warning Area 517 during the following dates and times: 
• From 3pm-6pm, Sept. 20
• From 10am to 4pm, Sept. 21
W-517 is activated south of latitude 12° 40’ 00″N. W-517 begins south of Guam and extends south-southwest in international waters. (PR)

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