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August 18, 2019


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 […]

Adopt an Abuelo @ Casa Hogar 2019

Casa Hogar home for the elderly is once again launching their “Adopt a Grandparent” program for the summer, which asks for a simple donation of 200 pesos monthly for three months (total around $36 US). Santiago Ruiz, Board President of the José Dávalos Casa Hogar for the elderly, explains the annual fundraising program aims to […]

A conversation with Las Conchas

Situated on the southeast side of Puerto Peñasco is the area known as Las Conchas. It is home to the Intercultural Center for Studies of the Desert and Ocean (CEDO), as well as to the highly anticipated November “Art in the Park” event, and numerous permanent and temporary residents both from Mexico and abroad.  In […]


By Kathleen “la Tía Katy” Duncan As many of you know, we recently lost two very special vecinos who also happened to be brothers. Gary and Mark Spray both had huge hearts and loved the community of Puerto Penasco. They were both also dear friends of mine as well as dedicated and generous supporters of […]

Pura Vida – Treasure Hunt

This past week, I had the honor of attending – and helping translate – a memorial service for two adventurous spirits whose lives were sadly cut too short last year following a car accident. No, I never met them. I didn’t know them. Yet, oddly their legacy lives on in Puerto Peñasco, and I can’t […]

Announcing Mark & Gary Spray Homework Club!

Contributor Kathleen Duncan,  AIM Peñasco,  Steps of Love As many of you know, we recently lost two very special vecinos who also happened to be brothers. Gary and Mark Spray both had huge hearts and loved the community of Puerto Peñasco. They were both also dear friends of mine as well as dedicated and generous […]

World Kidney Day walk to raise kidney care awareness

By José Antonio Pérez World Kidney Day (March 14th)in Puerto Peñasco was celebrated with an awareness walk, which started at Plaza la Madre with close to one hundred participants, along Benito Juarez Blvd. with a police escort as they made their way to the local Dialysis Unit. Men, women, and children participated in the event, […]

AIM opens 4th Homework Club

By José Antonio Pérez AIM Peñasco, AC (Comprehensive Assistance for Minors in Puerto Peñasco) recently celebrated the opening of their fourth Homework Club with a mini-Olympiad for 35 prospective students. With inauguration of this fourth homework club, AIM now provides support for nearly 250 students in helping to strengthen their academic foundation. These clubs are […]

“Snow Birds” flock back to Puerto Peñasco

By José Antonio Pérez Puerto Peñasco is once again attracting those affectionately known as “snow birds”, or rather visitors who travel south to escape cold northern winters. This generates a positive boost on tourism in Puerto Peñasco during winter months, which are usually considered to be low season. Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, president of the […]

Rocky Point Medical Clinics to celebrate 20 years of service

By José Antonio Pérez The bi-national civil association Clínicas Médicas de Puerto Peñasco, founded by Doctor George Stavros and his wife, Susie, will turn 20 in 2019. The association supports health and other needs of people across the city by providing over 20 diverse campaigns yearly. Along with health clinics, the organization – whose site […]

Increased participation during Fall cancer prevention campaign

By José Antonio Pérez This Fall’s free cancer prevention campaign, carried out by the Beatriz Beltrones Foundation, saw a noticeable advancement in cancer prevention awareness. Local Foundation liaison Oscar Palacio Soto detailed in the campaign’s first 5 days, the mobile unit performed 180 cervical cancer tests and 182 mammograms, noting many of the women choose […]

“Si en Peñasco Compramos” Sorteo 21 de noviembre

Listos comercios locales para promocionarse en la campaña “Si en Peñasco compramos todos Ganamos” el próximo  21 de noviembre Por séptima edición este programa ha reunido a decenas de negocios y empresas locales que se instalarán frente a las oficinas de CANACO éste 21 de noviembre a partir de la 1:00 p.m. El propósito, dio […]

Rotary Club’s Annual World’s Greatest Meal serves up success!

3rd Annual “World’s Greatest Meal” by Rotary Club Mar de Peñasco is a great success! By Eduardo Vallejo – JoinUs In promoting the over 30-year-old initiative of Rotary International in working towards the eradication of polio across the globe, in recent years activities surrounding “The World’s Greatest Meal” (wgmeal.com) have become successful fundraising events for […]