July 12th – 1st International Day of the Vaquita

By Biologist Abraham Meza López The Vaquita Marina (Phocoena sinus) belongs to the family of sea mammals (Phocoenidae) and, along with dolphins and whales, forms part of the cetacean order (Cetacea). The Vaquita is unique across the globe, not only because its entire population is restricted within a reduced area of the Upper Gulf of […]

CEDO’s Film Night July 10

After wrapping up a busy Wet Feet Summer Camp, CEDO’s first Thursday Environmental film night was moved to this Thursday, July 10th 7 p.m. Abraham Meza López, CEDO intern for the past two years, explains this Thursday’s film HOME (2009) is personally one of his favorites as it “details the history of the Earth and […]

Mi Peñasquito – Entries sought for Art Expo

In marking the 87th anniversary of the founding of Puerto Peñasco, the XXI City Administration of Puerto Peñasco through the Office of Civic and Cultural Affairs invites the community to participate in the small format visual exhibition “Mi Peñasquito.”  Entries for “Mi Peñasquito” will be accepted at the Office of Civic and Cultural Affairs through […]

Summer Beach Party promises Ska & Reggae

The rhythms of reggae and ska will fill the evening skies of July 5th at the Summer Beach Party in Puerto Peñasco, which is to include The Hourglass Cats, Clairevoyant, Ruca, and La Tomasa Ska Band along with special guests Mister, Lost, and The Summer. The evening begins at 4 p.m. on the terrace of […]

Sonoran Institute of Culture presents new App

The Sonoran Institute of Culture (ISC) [located in Hermosillo] recently unveiled a free app for Android and iOS systems. This is part of a multimedia communications project and includes a schedule of cultural events and news from Sonora on an easy to navigate interactive platform. ISC content includes information about workshops, film, theater, literature, dance, […]

Going with the Flow – CMXXIII

Earlier this year, during the Mexican Moonshine golf classic in January, Roger Clyne remarked he was initially drawn to the idea of having this year’s Circus Mexicus under the full moon of Friday the 13th. Though Circus Mexicus took place a week earlier, and under a waxing night orb, the fates had been tempted and […]

Commemorating ABC

White balloons drifting up into the sky, accompanied with emergency fire drills, were part of activities at area daycare facilities in commemoration of the 5th anniversary of the ABC daycare fire in Hermosillo, in which 49 young children died. Although the more than 30 children who filed their way out the doors of “Pasitos” daycare […]

ABC Never Again – 5th anniversary of tragic fire

This week, as part of events surrounding the 5th anniversary of the tragic daycare fire in Hermosillo, Sonora, the documentary ABC Nunca Más (ABC Never Again) by director Pedro Ultreras will be shown in Puerto Peñsco during a series of free screenings open to the public on June 3rd and 4th (Spanish with English subtitles). […]

Día de la Marina June 1st

[reprinted from 2013] As a port city, and proudly having this fact as part of its name, Puerto Peñasco dearly embraces this special date: el Día de la Marina, or Marine (Naval) Day. This is celebrated with the popular Fiesta de la Marina (now named Marina Fest), crowning of a Queen from among various candidates, civic […]

Rocky Point 360 – All over the Radio

If there were a soundtrack to accompany Rocky Point 360, it would be filled with hot salsa, Americana rock, the passion of Mexican boleros, a dash of trop-rock, cumbia, a seasonal surge of banda, global rhythms, mariachi, reggae, and even a little bit of country from time to time. Plus, this soundtrack would continuously expand […]

Expo Bacanora 2014 Don’t miss out!

Contributor Nina Mier This Saturday, May 24th, Expo Bacanora will take place for the first time here in Puerto Peñasco. As an exclusive for Rocky Point 360, last night I interviewed three of the organizers of the event: Martín Martínez, Eddie Wharez, and Carmen Martens, who kindly provided information not yet shared with any other […]

RCPM keeps Paying it Forward

Along with the rockin’ tunes Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers bring to the shores of Rocky Point at least twice a year, the Peacemakers make tremendous contributions to the community by just doing their thing whether that be grilling up hot dogs, golfing, getting down with beach soccer, paying it forward with fellow peacemakers, and […]

20th Marina Fest starts this weekend!

The yearly Marina Fest in Puerto Peñasco, organized by the Business and Professional Women’s Club will take place from May 23 – June 1st. Celebrations leading up to the traditional Día de la Marina (June 1st) will begin on Friday, May 23rd, with the 20th annual Marina Fest. The Fest is to include musical presentations, […]

Meet the Artisans: Artesanos en Movimiento

As temperatures warm, the bi-monthly Mermaid’s Arts Market is getting ready to wrap up their outdoor season at Shrimp Park on Saturday, May 17th. The Mermaids are set to move indoors for a show on June 7 and again around Labor Day, both to be held in the lobby of Sonoran Spa. Yet, three frequent […]

Focus on lyrics while rocking out! John Coinman Band

Puerto Peñasco is becoming a popular spot for bands! In addition to an array of local talent, the area continues to welcome late into the night banda music from across Mexico, the soothing sounds of trop-rocker Mark Mulligan, and Americana rock rhythms of Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, among others. After last Saturday, Puerto Peñasco […]