Safety, roads, and closing out 2017. RockyPoint360 NewsWrap

City closing out 2017 with important infrastructure projects

Municipal Press Release

Dec. 9, 2017  The municipal administration aims to close out 2017 firmly with a series of important infrastructure projects including roadways, remodeled public and recreational spaces, and revived tourist areas.  A 24.7 million peso investment to close out the year encompasses:  second phase of roadwork on Blvd. Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez, comprehensive repaving of Ave. Sinaloa, remodeling of the Parque el Niño, synthetic grass for two baseball fields at La Milla sports complex, and remodeling of the pedestrian bridge at the intersection of Blvd. Juarez and Calle 13 (Miguel Hidalgo).


Actions begin on Lukeville – Puerto Peñasco Safety Corridor

By José Antonio Pérez

Dec. 13, 2017.  This week marked the launch of initial steps to strengthen safety along the Lukeville, Arizona – Puerto Peñasco, Sonora corridor.  In the initial statement of conversations with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), members from the Safety Committee of the Sonora-Arizona Commission highlighted points from the Memorandum of Understanding signed at the recent Arizona-Mexico Commission held in Puerto Peñasco Nov. 29th – Dec. 1st.

In the Memorandum of Understanding, signed by Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich Arellano and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, agreements were reached to establish an informative prevention campaign for the Safety Corridor. This will include information for all visitors, meant to strengthen the program’s outreach particularly during vacation periods and holidays.   The Lukeville-Puerto Peñasco Safety Corridor is a pilot plan, which subsequently will be extended to San Luis Rio Colorado – Estación Don, given the importance of commerce, tourism, and transit.



Lupe-Reyes Safety Operative 2017

By José Antonio Pérez

Dec. 12, 2017.  Public safety and emergency organizations kicked off the annual “Guadalupe-Reyes” Safety Operative, with hopes of once again achieving a fatality free holiday season as in the past two years. Mayor Kiko Munro, along with members from the Mexican Navy, Federal Police, Federal Gendarmerie, State Police, State Prosecutor´s Office, Civil Protection, Fire Department, Municipal Police, and the Red Cross, among others, took part in launching the safety campaign, which will span the holiday season from Dec. 12th – Jan 6th.


Civil Protection on permanent alert during colder season

By José Antonio Pérez

Dec. 2017.  Staff from Civil Protection and the local Fire Department are on permanent alert given lower temperatures during this time of year, and ready to provide assistance to anyone in need.  In addition, they are awaiting reopening of a temporary shelter for the homeless in Colonia San Rafael, which has received people during the last two winters.  Luis Armando Flores Oropeza, Deputy Director of Civil Protection, encouraged residents to remain cautious to drops in temperatures, while also using care with Christmas lights, electric installations, heaters, and stoves in preventing fire or accidents.   Remember, emergency calls can be directed to 911


Local Chamber of Commerce promotes buying locally

By José Antonio Pérez

Dec. 14, 2017.  On Thursday, Dec. 14th, the local Chamber of Commerce (CANACO) raffled off 70 prizes during the successful culmination of the 5th “Si en Peñasco Compramos, Todos Ganamos” campaign to promote local shops and services. For the past five years, the “If we buy in Peñasco, We all Win” effort aims to promote buying from local businesses, offering consumers raffle tickets for every 150 pesos spent at participating establishments. This year, the campaign brought together 40 participating businesses and gathered over 45,000 raffle tickets. CANACO President Elia Neyda Javalera Chávez applauded the event’s success, noting a list of winners would be posted shortly at the CANACO offices (Calle Coahuila on east side of Shrimp Park).



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