Visits suspended to Casa Hogar home for the elderly as health measure

 By José Antonio Pérez As the elderly are among the most vulnerable to the Covid-19 coronavirus, the José Dávalos Valdivia “Casa Hogar” home for the elderly has suspended visitations to the home for over a week now. Board president Santiago Ruiz Hurtado detailed preventive steps and intense training have in fact been in effect at […]

Local fishermen and the economic impact of Covid-19

By José Antonio Pérez The Covid-19 coronavirus economic crisis is already hitting the fishing community of Puerto Peñasco, with a drop in seafood purchases despite fish being both healthy and accessible for the majority of the population. Ernesto Gastélum González, diver and member of the Intercommunity Coastal Group (GIR) of the Puerto Peñasco-Puerto Lobos fishing […]

No health alert declaration to close Peñasco beaches

City following protocol to address COVID-19 By José Antonio Pérez & Shandra Keesecker-Rivero Neither the State Government nor the Federal Government have issued a health emergency declaration to proceed with the closure of public beaches in Sonora, though Puerto Peñasco is complying with all protocol concerning the present coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, affirmed Puerto Peñasco mayor […]

#supportlocalbusiness Rocky Point Rundown

Well, we sure didn’t think Spring would roll into Puerto Peñasco like this. As we followed word of the coronavirus (COVID-19) that has been spreading across the globe since early this year, and knew first cases of it were detected in Mexico on just February 28th, our focus turned more towards revisiting how to wash […]

Final round and tearful farewell for young Peñasco boxers

By José Antonio Pérez The six victims of the fatal bus accident that occurred in the early hours of March 8th along the highway stretch between Santa Ana and Benjamin Hill received a final farewell during an emotional tribute held at the boxing ring of the Juan Francisco “el Gallo” Estrada open air gymnasium in […]

Puerto Peñasco & boxing community mourns lives lost in bus tragedy

By José Antonio Pérez and Shandra Keesecker-Rivereo In the early hours of Sunday morning, a bus belonging to the Puerto Peñasco Municipal Sports Institute (IMD), in which a group of young boxing talents and coaching staff from Puerto Peñasco were traveling, flipped over near kilometer 134 of the 4 lane highway between Benjamin Hill and […]

Viva Peñasco Carnaval activities set for end of Feb!

By José Antonio Pérez “Viva Peñasco” Carnaval festivities are coming to Puerto Peñasco for a fifth year in a row, to be held Feb. 28th – March 1st, with expectations of surpassing last year’s positive results. Puerto Peñasco mayor Ernesto “Kiko” Munro explained this edition of Carnaval will be celebrated at two location: one next […]

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

With Spring training about to get underway in Arizona, we’d like to take this moment to look back at the experience of local kids in the community who took part in the Baseball Slam (Mexican Moonshine Tequila Baseball League) as part of the fun-filled January Jam concert weekend of Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers.  Thanks […]

2020 “Fish Bowl” surpassed expectations

By José Antonio Pérez The third annual “Fish Bowl” Seafood Festival of the local “Mar de Peñasco” Rotary Club in conjunction with the Mermaids Market, held Feb. 1st at Shrimp Park, exceeded expectations with an increase of 10 to 15% in proceeds to go toward projects to benefit the community via Rotary. Shandra Keesecker, Rotary […]


By: Rick Busa, President Youth Sports Foundation of Puerto Peñasco The 2020 YSF Major League Coaches Clinic held on Saturday, January 25th in Puerto Peñasco was one of, if not the most successful clinics yet!  The final count had over 150 kids in attendance, 9 coaches from the major leagues, and the teams that drove […]

Local Rotary Club and S.O.S. team up with General Hospital for Medical Mission

 By José Antonio Pérez Several women from Puerto Peñasco, as well as from Sonoyta, benefited from a recent Medical Mission held by the group Sustainable Outreach Solutions (SOS), in conjunction with the local Rotary Club, which offered gynecologic laparoscopy surgeries at the local General Hospital. Janeth Magaña, member of the S.O.S. team, reported the three […]

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 […]