2021 ELECTION and Synopsis

POLITICAL SPHERE L.C.C. Maye Verduzco Chaires for JoinUs without Borders, reprinted from June 2021 issue with permission In Sonora, the candidate of the “Juntos Haremos Historia” (“Together We’ll Make History”) coalition, Alfonso Durazo Montaño, prevailed in the gubernatorial election with an overwhelming advantage of over 50% of the votes. In Puerto Peñasco, the candidate of […]

Circus Mexicus 2021 101

Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers 2021 Circus Mexicus is less than a week away! June 10 – 14, 2021. So, here’s a cheat sheet of some of what you need to know for the peacemaker pilgrimage to the playa! NOTE: BORDER HOURS LUKEVILLE / SONOYTA 6 A.M. – 8 P.M. Speed limit in Mexico is […]

Circus Mexicus 2021 Raffle Prizes!

The sojourn to Rocky Point for Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers’ 2021 Circus Mexicus is about to begin. After a 2020 Circus hiatus due to …well, y’know, we’re ready to tip the bottle and bite the lime, pour out some shots of Canción (err, Mexican Moonshine),and raise another round with Roger, PH, Jim, and Nick.  […]

City approves ban on plastic bags

When out shopping in Puerto Peñasco, be prepared to have reusable bags readily available as “No Bag Please” (#SinBolsaPorFavor) goes into effect soon. With sights set on raising environmental awareness while caring for our surroundings, the Puerto Peñasco City Council recently approved a ban on the use of plastic bags at commercial business across the […]

Circus Mexicus 2021 nearly here!

Tequila has been ordered, fireworks arrive next week, guitars are packed and beer will be iced down in just about two weeks.  We’re ready!  Are you?? • Discounted advance tickets are on sale now at but will end WEDNESDAY JUNE 9TH. Event tickets will be available online and at the door beginning THURSDAY […]

Mermaid’s Market (with Pirates!) this weekend!

by Naomi Black Can you believe we are nearing the end of the 9th season of the Mermaid’s Market? I thought I might briefly review the history of the market and tell you what the “mermaids” have planned in the very near future! Way back in the winter of 2011 and spring of 2012, we […]

Circus Mexicus 2021 Line up

After missing out on last summer’s sojourn across the desert to the shores of the Sea of Cortez for rock ‘n roll, tequila, and sol, there’s just over two weeks to go for Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers 2021 Circus Mexicus!   Here’s a glimpse at the line-up for the five-day music fest, set for June […]

Sonoyta Police Chief seeks improved relations

The Police Chief in Sonoyta, Miguel Angel Adrian Trujillo, recently announced crackdown on corruption – and says he welcomes calls with reports (he is bilingual): 52 811 660 2530. Please remember speed limit in Mexico is posted is in Kilometers per hour. When passing through Sonoyta, this goes from 40 KMH (closer to border crossing) […]

Remembering Jeanette Clifton

In the end, I’m really interested in people and what we do with our short time here on earth. I’m interested in the human soul. – Luis Alberto Urrea We are saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend and Puerto Peñasco champion Jeanette Clifton on May 1st. She and her late husband […]

Islas del Mar slope rating

Islas del Mar is happy to announce they are now affiliated with the Mexican Golf Federation, recognized by the USGA. The Mexican Golf Federation visited their course recently to qualify their SLOPE / RATING! Islas del Mar is committed to continually raising standards in order to keep offering an excellent golf course to their beloved […]

“Tire-a-thon” keeps rolling

The city’s Tire-a-Thon project begun in March has already eliminated over 65,000 discarded tires from around Puerto Peñasco and the landfill site. With many more tires still to shred, the Tire-a-thon has been extended for about two or three more weeks, reports Marcia Ortega Morales, Municipal Ecology and Sustainable Development Director. Ortega Morales detailed the […]

Paying posthumous homage to Marlin Kuykendall

The Mar de Cortés International Airport in Puerto Peñasco held a moving tribute this week to posthumously honor Marlin Kuykendall, former mayor of Prescott, Arizona, and ardent supporter of Puerto Peñasco. Nearly three months after his passing, an ambulance Kuykendall himself had donated to the airport was named in his honor. Kuykendall’s widow Tana and […]