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Tiburones Home Opener marks inauguration of remodeled Francisco León García Stadium
Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. April 11, 2017. Following an investment of more than 35 million pesos, Mayor Kiko Munro led re-inauguration ceremonies before a crowd of over 2000 people at the Francisco León García Stadium, marking the beginning of the 2017 Liga Norte de Mexico baseball season. During the opening ceremonies, the mayor paid homage to former baseball players from Puerto Peñasco who have participated in varius professional leagues. Joining the mayor for the opening night game featuring the Tiburones of Puerto Peñasco and the Centinelas of Mexicali were Rear Admiral Rogelio Marbán Díaz, Commander of the Puerto Peñasco Naval Sector, Representative Célida López Cárdenas, Sonora PGR Delegate Daría Figueroa Navarro, Liga Norte de Mexico Director Adrían García Solís, Tiburones board president Terencio Gutiérrez Valenzuela, José Alonso Rosales García, Junior Manager of the Cuahtémoc Moctezuma Heineken México Group, former Major League Baseball player Shea Hillebrand, and Tiburones Athletic Manager Alfredo Guzmán Mejía. To end the evening, the Tiburones beat the visiting Centinelas 2-0 in the first of a 3 game series.
No injuries or spills from train derailment
By José Antonio Perez
April 11, 2017. Three cars of a more than 50-car cargo train came off the tracks on Monday, April 10th, at 11:30 a.m. between Calle Lázaro Cárdenas and Blvd. Benito Juárez behind the Ley supermarket. Fire Chief Ramón Esteban Manuel Lara reported through coordinated work of Public Safety and Ferromex, they immediately roped off the area to prevent any risks to the population. He added the derailed cars did not spill any of the substances they were carrying, while a specialized tow was brought in from Caborca to preventatively remove the three train cars involved. One of the three derailed cars had been carrying phosphoric acid, while the other two were hauling fertilizer.
First same-sex marriage in 2017 expected in April
By José Antonio Perez.
April 2017. Civil Registrar Claudia Lugo Gámez indicated the first same-sex marriage of 2017 may take place this April, making this the second official same-sex marriage in Puerto Peñasco since 2016, and the first between two women. While the Sonora State Constitution does not allow for same-sex unions, which caused the couple’s first petition to be denied, they have pursued a writ of amparo (protection of rights) which does have precedent. The Civil Registrar noted marriage between two women of the same sex has the same validity and characteristics as a marriage between a heterosexual couple. The first legal same-sex marriage in Puerto Peñasco took place April 23, 2016.
Convention and Visitors Bureau hopes to renew Puerto Peñasco flights
By José Antonio Perez
April 13, 2017. While unable to land a deal to renew commercial flights to Puerto Peñasco for Semana Santa, local Convention and Visitors Bureau President (OCV) Héctor Vázquez del Mercado indicates conversations to renew flights by the Summer are still ongoing. He furthered there have been talks with Aeromar, TAR, and Aero Calafia, among other, which represent attractive options both for the airlines and service providers in Puerto Peñasco. The idea, he detailed, is to create an alternative which includes the airlines, OCV, and both the municipal and state governments to provide a base in order to offer competitive rates that would allow for the permanence of an aerial route to either Ciudad Juárez or Tijuana, for example.