Community Briefs – September 6, 2018


UOG hosts extension meeting Sept. 20

MANGILAO, Guam—The University of Guam Cooperative Extension and Outreach will recognize Maria S. Connelley, Rowena S. Dela Cruz, Linda Tatreau, and Bernard Watson for their leadership, support, and dedicated service to the island community and for promoting the university’s Cooperative Extension and Outreach in Guam.

The honorees will be recognized at the Extension Annual Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at the Dusit Thani Resort Guam. Of the four nominees, one will be selected to receive the Guam Friend of Extension Award and will be submitted for recognition throughout the national extension system.

The event will also showcase education and program impacts from the university’s research and extension efforts to address the needs of Guam and its communities. (UOG)

CRM: Permittees must have land use permits

The Division of Coastal Resources Management has informed all current and future permittees that they must have land use permissions to engage in projects or activities at proposed site locations. For private lands, submission of proof of valid leases are required. For public lands, permission from the Department of Public Lands or, in the case of submerged lands or within marine protected areas, the Department of Lands and Natural Resources, may be required. If there are any questions or concerns with this requirement, contact (670) 664-8300. (PR)

Weightlifting Federation meeting on Saturday

The CNMI Weightlifting Federation invites all persons interested in the sport of weightlifting to an open meeting to be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, starting at 10:30am at the NMPASI conference room in Gualo Rai, Saipan. Discussion at the meeting will focus on plans, ideas, and goals for the promotion and participation of CNMI weightlifters in upcoming international weightlifting competitions and the 2021 Micro Games.

For more information, contact John Davis at 789-9211 or by email at or Jeanne Rayphand at 287-9807 or by email at (PR)

CHamoru commission meetings in Sept., Oct.

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) will have its September and October monthly meetings on Thursday, Sept. 13 and 27 and Oct. 11 and 25, from 12:30pm to 3pm at the Department of Parks and Recreation Paseo conference room in Hagåtña. Agenda items include but are not limited to: approval of minutes, reports from the chair, vice chair, secretary and committee chairs, financial matters, orthography revisions, and strategic plans and implementation activities. Work sessions will also be held on Thursdays, Sept. 6 and 20 and Oct. 4 and 18, from 12:30pm to 3pm at the same venue. 

For more information contact Kumisión chair/Gé’hilo’ Hope Alvarez Cristobal at 483-0097 or secretary/Sikritåria Rosa Salas Palomo at 727-5522. (PR)

Military training at Warning Area 517, FDM

The military will conduct training at Warning Area 517 on Sept. 5 and 6, from 3pm to 11pm.

The military will also conduct training at the Island of Farallon de Medinilla during the following dates and times:

– Sept. 5, from 11am to 2pm

– Sept. 9, from 12:01am to 11:55pm

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

W-517 is activated south of latitude 12° 40’ 00″N. Santa Rosa Reef and Galvez Banks are open for public use.
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)

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