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January 24, 2020

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Roar of motorcycles highlights 6th Annual Kings Day Toy Run

Hundreds of children from the northwestern outskirts of Puerto Peñasco took part in the 6th annual Kings Day Toy Run on Saturday, January 11th, culminating toy collection efforts of last Fall’s Rocky Point Rally.  Members from local motorcycle clubs, along with several volunteers and toy donors, joined Rocky Point Rally organizer Oscar Palacio on the […]

CEDO staff promote ecotourism aboard the Astoria

 By José Antonio Pérez A team of environmentalists have joined the “Treasures of the Sea of Cortez” cruise of the MV Astoria in order to add a touch of ecotourism to the trip, reports Nelida Barajas Acosta, director of CEDO (the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans). Barajas detailed the goal is […]

Sea Currents: Notes from the Upper Gulf

CEDO promotes sustainable and profitable fisheries In coordination with coastal fishermen, the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) is promoting sustainable fisheries for Puerto Peñasco and the region, reports CEDO Director Nélida Barajas Acosta. Barajas Acosta, who stepped into the CEDO leadership role in 2019 in the footsteps of founder and […]

Casago Employees Spread Holiday Joy this season

Casago’s Human Resources Department collected toys for kids in need in the Rocky Point community Rocky Point, Sonora, Mexico (December 27, 2019) – After decades of doing business in the Rocky Point community in Sonora, Mexico, staff and executives at Scottsdale-based Casago know that there are many children in need who could use an extra […]

Rocky Point Rally delivers donations of nearly 400,000 pesos

By José Antonio Pérez / Shandra Keesecker-Rivero The 19th Annual Rocky Point Rally, held the second weekend in November, came full circle in mid-December with presentation of nearly 400 thousand pesos to local charitable donations.  Proceeds from rally registration, the Charity Poker Run, and Saturday Bike Show are what make up the funds to help […]

Processions leading up to Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe

From Dec. 1st through Dec. 11th, nightly processions (or rather pilgrimages) through the city herald the upcoming celebration of Mexico’s patron saint Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe on the 12th. Community members from different sectors are invited to take part in the nightly gatherings. Departing from various locations each day between 4:30 – 5 p.m., the […]

Fall baby sea turtles release

By José Antonio Pérez Photos: Comunicación Social H. Ayuntamiento Puerto Peñasco In an area of ​​Playa Bonita where a sea turtle nested almost two months ago, 45 baby sea turtles were released back into the Sea of Cortez in early November, under protocol to protect sea turtles along Puerto Peñasco’s coast. Members of the local […]

Peñasco Chamber of Commerce promotes 7th Shop Local campaign

By José Antonio Pérez With November “Buen Fin” just weeks away, which is meant to boost sales through special offers leading up to the holidays, the Puerto Peñasco Chamber of Commerce is already well into its 7th annual shop local campaign entitled “Si en Peñasco compramos, todos ganamos” (If we buy in Peñasco, we all […]

1st Mayoral Address of 2018-2021 administration

 By José Antonio Pérez Under the motto “No one can stop Peñasco,” Puerto Peñasco mayor Ernesto Kiko Munro presented his first address of the 2018-2021 administration, though this was his fourth consecutive address following reelection last year. Among the highlights, the mayor emphasized over 108 million pesos invested in infrastructure and services, including broadening the […]

Youth Pan-American champ Noemi “Mimi” Rodriguez receives warm welcome home

By José Antonio Pérez Noemi “Mimi” Rodriguez, accomplished youth athlete and Puerto Peñasco native, received a very warm welcome upon her return home after breaking three weightlifting world records at the Youth Pan-American Championships recently held in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Noemi is the first Mexican woman to achieve such a feat, and was welcomed home by […]

Experimental shrimp farming project seeks alternatives for Puerto Peñasco

By José Antonio Pérez Deputy Secretary of Fishing for Sonora, Juan Pablo Miranda Verduzco, announced an experimental aquaculture project to breed white shrimp is underway, following the sowing of 90,000 shrimp larvae at the Center for Technological Studies of the Sea (CetMar No. 14) in Puerto Peñasco. The fishing official detailed coordinated work with the […]

Children and teens participate in soccer clinic offered by Change Your Stars Foundation

Promising sports stars took part in an August 9th soccer clinic, offered by the Municipal Sports Institute (IMD) in coordination with the US 5013-c organization “Change your Stars” Foundation. There, young athletes and members of the Change Your Stars Foundation had the opportunity to spend some time together through recreation and fun, accompanied by international […]

Shrimp boats readying for 2019-2020 season

By José Antonio Pérez Between 60 and 70% of Puerto Peñasco’s shrimping fleet have undergone repairs and preparation for the upcoming shrimping season, though the price of marine diesel has not improved and profitability of the fishing activity is complicated, reported Mateo López León, President of the Upper Gulf of California Shipowners Federation. López León […]

Puerto Peñasco runners strike Gold and make history in 2019!

By José Antonio Pérez Pan American Gold for Puerto Peñasco native José Carlos Villarreal in 1500 m On Aug. 8th, Puerto Peñasco native José Carlos Villarreal struck Gold in the 1500 meters of the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, becoming the first Mexican in history to take Gold at this distance at the […]