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Municipal administration commemorates Mexican Flag Day
Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. Feb. 23, 2017. Municipal and military officials commemorated Flag Day (Feb. 24th) with the raising of the flag, a parade, and presentation of honor guards from area schools. City Secretary Olayn García Cinco, accompanied by Lieutenant Commander Porfirio Cabuto Peralta on behalf of the Naval Sector and Infantry Captain Raúl Castro, on behalf of the Military Garrison in Sonoyta, led the raising of the flag in front of City Hall. Following homage to the national flag, civil and military officials viewed the parading procession of 34 honor guards from local schools, all to the drums and sounds of marching bands.
Shrimp season to run through March 20th
By José Antonio Perez
Feb. 23, 2017. The 2017 shrimp season both within protected waters as well as the Pacific will end as of the first minute of March 20th, according to a consensus reached between the National Fishing and Aquaculture Commission (CONAPESCA) together with coastal and deep-sea fishermen. The decision, based on research and samples from the National Fishing Institute (INAPESCA), was made in seeking to establish measures that will contribute to sustainability while protecting shrimp reproduction. Results from the 2016-2017 shrimp season to date indicate a registered shrimp capture of 28,100 tons, with expectations of closing the season with 35,300 tons. This number would be close to the average 35,700 tons from the Pacific Ocean since 1988.
Launch of Comprehensive Road Grading Campaign
Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. Feb. 22, 2017. A Comprehensive Road Grading Campaign has been launched with the goal of providing maintenance to streets and roads across Puerto Peñasco. Public Projects Coordinator Terencio Gutiérrez Valenzuela symbolically launched the road grading work on Blvd. Las Conchas and Ave. Suchiate, with a crew of more than 150 people. The road grading campaign, furthered Gutiérrez Valenzuela, complements the Comprehensive Road Repair and Pot Hole Campaign in which staff from Public Services are working to provide maintenance to deteriorating streets and roads following recent rains.
Elevator at CitiCinemas back in operation
By Azucena Mazón
Feb. 22, 2017. Following a petition to CitiCinemas from Luis Aguayo, representative of the Municipal Board on Social Integration for Persons with Disabilities, the city’s only movie theater has put its elevator back to work. Aguayo noted for months several individuals with walking disabilities, or who use wheelchairs, are older adults, and pregnant women had found it nearly impossible to make it to the second floor movie theater. Aguayo met with CitiCinemas manager Miguel Chávez, and Plaza Porto Mio representative Pedro Romero, who welcomed the request and within two days had the elevator running again.
Rains test Pot Hole Humor
By Azucena Mazón
Feb. 22, 2017. Mexican humor toward adverse situations was on display following recent rains, as towers of plastic chairs, branches, and even a Christmas tree filled pot holes along many of Puerto Peñasco’s main streets. These bits of humor in response to damaged roads was most evident on Calle Sinaloa after a Christmas tree popped up seemingly immediately after last weekend’s rains, replete with a soda can decoration. Two tires topped with a plastic chair were also spotted on Calle Miguel Hidalgo near the intersection with Ave. Kino, placed there by a neighbor who noticed how cars were falling into pot holes. Other severely damaged roads included Blvd. Josefa Ortiz, López Portillo, and Calle Sobarzo, as well as Simón Morua. The city is currently undertaking a comprehensive road repair and grading program to address streets across town.
Red Cross readies 2017 Campaign
By José Antonio Perez
Feb. 20, 2017. Local Red Cross volunteers and board of directors are preparing for the 2017 annual collection campaign, with goals of raising nearly half a million pesos. The fundraising campaign, which provides the principal source in sustaining the local Red Cross will run from March 14th – May 30th with collections taking place at area businesses, schools, as well as along main avenues. Local Red Cross board president Julio Cesar Valenzuela, whose initial two-year term concluded on Nov. 26, 2016, detailed last year’s fundraising efforts raised just over 457,000 pesos and the goal for 2017 is to surpass that and reach 500,000 pesos. Until a new board is selected or the current one resigns, the present Board of Directors at the local Red Cross will remain in place for another two-year period.