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Shipwrecked fishermen make their way to shore

A small fishing boat with four local fishermen aboard succumbed to strong waves this past week, toppling the vessel and sending the men into the sea. The shipwrecked fishermen managed to swim to shore, where they were rescued safe and sound. After their small fishing panga sank on Monday morning, fisherman José Ramón Orozco Rodríguez, […]

An Enchanting adventure at Encántame Towers

Over the recent 4th of July weekend, many eager Encántame owners had the opportunity to get a taste of what it will be like to call the towers soaring over Playa Encanto home. Or rather, even more so than get a taste, they were able to test the waters in the spectacular pool in front […]

Mighty Mimi on fire at CONADE 2021 Games

Puerto Peñasco weightlifter Adbeel Noemí “Mimí” Rodríguez Lugo, along with fellow athletes from the Sonora women’s delegation, have had another brilliant showing at the National CONADE 2021 Games in Monterrey, Nuevo León.  On Tuesday, June 29th, they collected seven gold medals and two silvers at the 2021 Games, while the day before they had earned […]

Adopt-a-Classroom school supply drive

Hopes are the upcoming school year will once again provide for in person classes at schools across the city.  Several groups and organizations are busy readying school supply drives, including the Adopt a Classroom program of Barbara Olszewski.  Barb tells us that spiral notebooks in particular are a huge need throughout the year, along with […]

“Packs of Love” by Steps of Love

Announcement from Steps of Love Much like in the United States, public school students in Rocky Point must begin the year with a backpack filled with a long list of school supplies, Because the young people we support come from families with limited resources, most cannot afford this expense. Your donation to our ‘Packs of […]

Circus Mexicus 2021 – Homecoming

“We’ve waited 2 years, and traveled 3000 miles, to be able to say these 8 words,” an excited voice rang out from the Circus Mexicus main stage gracing the sand lot behind Banditos in Rocky Point on Saturday, June 12th.  “Ladies and Gentlemen, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers.” Announcing the band from the main stage […]

Concrete Futuro rolls out on skateboarding day!

June 21st is Go Skateboarding Day!  What a perfect time for the online premier of “Concrete Futuro”, which tells the incredible story of skateboarding’s ups and downs in Rocky Point. Check out the trailer:  Concrete Futuro Braulio Castro of Atomic Skate, and impetus behind much of how skateboarding rolls around town, shares “Following more than […]

Mighty “Mimí” Rodríguez continues to shine on national stage

Puerto Peñasco weightlifter Adbeel Noemí “Mimí” Rodríguez Lugo, along with fellow Sonoran athletes, has been selected to compete in the Sub20 Youth PanAmerican Championships to be held July 9th – 15th in Manizales, Colombia. These games are a classifier for the PanAmerican Youth Games towards the end of the year. “Mimí” and her weightlifting cohorts […]

Honoring Puerto Peñasco’s Men of the Sea

On June 1st, traditional “Día de la Marina” in Mexico, Puerto Peñasco revived traditions by paying homage to 21 local “men of the sea.”  Honors were presented posthumously for 9 of the men, and 12 to individuals who continue to be part of this vibrant city anchored in fishing and tourism. Historian Joaquín Hernandez thanked […]

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 […]

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 […]

CEDO director awarded first place in national Tierra de Mujeres contest

Nélida Barajas Acosta, Executive Director of the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO), recently took first place in the Tierra de Mujeres Mexico contest, which honors women from across the country whose work promotes caring for the environment. Barajas Acosta’s project, entitled “Women of the sea, soul of salt, and heart […]

CEDO salutes Carl Hodges

On April 6th, 2021, AZCentral reported: Carl Hodges, a longtime Arizona innovator and prominent atmospheric scientist who was one of the first to recognize and address climate change using seawater, died the morning of April 3rd at 84 years old after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. 

MARGARITA MERMAIDS COMMUNITY OUTREACH APRIL-JUNE 2021

GET INVOLVED AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY! Margarita Mermaids supports two wonderful charities this April.   April 11th we dedicate to the Sharks on Wheels Tiburones who are a local wheelchair basketball team. They are currently in need of wheelchairs, equipment and medical care. In 2019 & 2020 our efforts, along with others in […]

Spring Raffle to benefit Santa Claus Club

Raffle to benefit the Santa Claus Club The Santa Claus Club has had to cancel all fundraising events for the first half of 2021. This Spring, they are holding the Cornhole raffle to offset some of the lost revenue from the cancelled Cornhole Tournament. Tickets are $2.00 each, 6 for $10.00, 13 for $20.00 and […]

Rotary “Paint Mexico” campaign brightens access ramps

As part of a broader “Pinta México” campaign to celebrate the 116th anniversary of Rotary International, several members of the local Rotary Club (CR Mar de Peñasco) picked up their paintbrushes to help paint the town. Current club president Enrique Rodríguez Ramírez detailed in this case, the club focused on painting handicapped ramps and access […]