Of roads and sting rays. RockyPoint360 NewsWrap

Municipal administration presents Comprehensive Repaving Program to Chamber of Commerce

Press Release

Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. May 28, 2017.  Accompanied by federal representative Everardo López Córdova, Mayor Kiko Munro met with members of the Puerto Peñasco National Chamber of Commerce (CANACO) to present the comprehensive road project meant to repave Blvd. Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, along with other road infrastructure goals. With respect to the repaving of Blvd. Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, he detailed, they are addressing infrastructure that had not been tended to for over 20 years.  This additional phase of renovation work on Blvd. Josefa Ortiz is set to begin in coming days, stretching from Blvd. López Portillo to Blvd. Fremont.  Public Projects Coordinator Terencio Gutiérrez Valenzuela noted work would take approximately 5 weeks, therefore alternate routes will be set up, and notices given, to assist the community while preventing holdups and causing as little impact to businesses as possible.


OOMAPAS indicates  only 35% of community current with water service payments

By José Antonio Pérez

May 26, 2017.  Jorge Pivac Carrillo, administrative director of the Municipal Potable Water, Sewage, and Sanitation Office (OOMAPAS) indicates only 3 out of every 10 homes in the community are current with their water payments, or rather barely 35%.  He notes this has made it necessary for OOMAPAS to resort to cutting service, particularly for those with debts exceeding 1500 pesos. This has led to at least 200 suspensions of service weekly.  Questions, concerns, or payments may be taken to the OOMAPAS offices located on Calle Río Bravo between avenues Eduardo Ibarra and Los Ángeles, just behind the IMSS hospital in Brisas del Golfo.


ITSPP coordinates efforts with Casa Hogar

By José Antonio Pérez

May 25, 2017.  Establishing strong relationships and communication in helping to improve and update technology at the José Dávalos Valdivia home for the elderly (Casa Hogar) is one of the goals of a collaborative agreement signed by the Casa Hogar Board and the Superior Technological Institute of Puerto Peñasco (ITSPP).  Along with strengthening ties between the institutions, the agreement seeks to set up technology in part of the Casa Hogar.  In addition, ITSPP students will benefit by participation in Social Service programs and activities, having the opportunity to put their knowledge into action.


Puerto Peñasco anticipates more than 30,000 visitors over Memorial Day Weekend

Press Release

Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. May 24, 2017.  Municipal Tourism Director Luis Altamirano announced Puerto Peñasco is ready to receive more than 30,000 visitors over Memorial Day Weekend.  He indicated hotels are expected to be full over the U.S. holiday weekend, representing economic revenue of approximately 40 million pesos for area tourism providers, hotels, restaurants, and businesses, among others.


Municipal Administration furthers roadwork by installing Comprehensive Stoplight System

Press Release

Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. May 24, 2017.  A Comprehensive Stoplight Program is to be implemented across Puerto Peñasco in coming days, at an investment cost of 3.5 million pesos.  Terencio Gutiérrez Valenzuela, Public Projects Coordinator, detailed this will include installation of 12 stoplights, each housing 5 LED lights, signal cable, and programmable field controller. These will be placed at the intersections of Blvd. Benito Juarez and Calle Miguel Hidalgo, Blvd. Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez and Calle Simón Morua, as well as at Blvd. Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez and Blvd. Sonora.  Existing stoplights will be dismantled so they can be relocated to other strategic parts in the city.


Local Red Cross notes increase in Sting Ray incidents

By José Antonio Pérez

May 23, 2017.  Along with jellyfish stings, due to increased temperatures, in recent dates there has been a spike in reports concerning sting ray activity. Local Red Cross EMT Coordinator Miguel Ángel Ibarra Lomelí notes it is important beach goers take precautions in preventing any stings or incidents.  He detailed in the last week, the Red Cross tended to 86 incidents of beach goers with sting rays, adding that none of these were serious.  Meanwhile, though recent reports have focused on the presence of jelly fish, to date there had been no reports of anyone having been affected by these. On the other hand, from Spring Break to now there have been more than 200 reports of sting ray incidents, though none serious.  He added residents and visitors should remain alert to the sting ray season, which usually spans April, May, and part of June. He also indicated the jelly fish season tends to be more between May through August.



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