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Sin Bolsa por favor – No bag please

Plastic bag ban in Puerto Peñasco Puerto Peñasco Ecology and Sustainable Development Director Marcia Ortega Morales highlighted current policies to reduce the use of plastic bags in Puerto Peñasco. Three months following modification to the Municipal Ordinance meant to ban and/or limit use of plastic bags at businesses across the city, no fines have been […]

Schuk Toak Museum: A safe space for visitors in the Sonoran Desert

The Schuk Toak Visitors Center and Museum, located on the southwest side of the Pinacate and Greater Desert of Altar Biosphere Reserve, continues to be a safe spot for tourists from across globe. Set upon the most extensive lava flow in the area, the self-sustaining building functions fully with 240 roof-top solar panels. Covid protocols […]

World School Sport Silver medal for Alana Paola

Can you imagine competing on the international stage at just 14? That’s exactly what Puerto Peñasco track and field wonder Alana Paola Armenta Valdez did, taking second place in discus and shot-put at the U-15 competitions of the World School Sport Games held September 13th in Belgrade, Serbia.  ¡Felicidades!

Bicycle memorial along highway in honor of fallen cyclist

Groups of local cyclists gathered recently along the Puerto Peñasco-Sonoyta highway to pay homage to Vogar Ozuna Monge, who was killed in a tragic accident on September 10th while cycling. The Memorial Monument, which consists of a white bicycle and a plaque with Vogar’s name, was installed at KM 92+800 along the highway, precisely where […]

Peñasco Rotary strengthens ties to local Bomberos through ongoing donations

Over the past year, through collaboration of members of the local Rotary Club (CR Mar de Peñasco, AC) with Rotary Clubs and Fire Departments in Arizona, a wide range of useful equipment and supplies have been donated to the local Fire Department.  On September 10th, members of the local Rotary Club visited the Bomberos Station […]

CEDO reopened to visitors since June

The Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) reopened to tourism this summer to continue strengthening work to foster vibrant communities and resilient ecosystems. CEDO Executive Director Nélida Barajas Acosta reported though the covid-19 pandemic is still a concern, they have returned to a new normal governed by protocols to minimize health […]

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 […]

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 […]