Community

Local DIF celebrates traditional Posada at Casa Hogar home for the elderly

City press release: Peñasco’s First Lady and President of the local office on Integral Family Development (DIF) Rafaela Félix de Figueroa recently led traditional posada celebrations at the “José Dávalos Valdivia” home for the elderly. Along with DIF Director Samuel Ortega Castro, as well as councilwoman María del Socorro Arellano Valadez and DIF volunteers, Félix […]

Spay & Neuter Campaign 11/30 – 12/1

The Municipal Health office, Animal Control Dept. of Puerto Penasco will be holding a Spay & Neuter Campaign on Friday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1st at the Municipal DIF Park.  The scheduled hours for both days is from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and there is no cost for services, though donations are welcome (suggested $70 pesos […]

Charity Database Project ~ Just in time for the holidays

Rocky Point is blessed with many charitable groups and organizations who work tirelessly on behalf of various sectors of the community, from the less fortunate to sports, music, and health needs, among many others. Despite the best efforts of these organizations, more can be done to inform the broader public about the different groups and […]

Traditional Rally Bikers Parade to begin at 12 p.m. on Sat!

Each year one of the highlights of the Rocky Point Rally, particularly for the local community, is the rumble of bikes through town during the traditional Saturday afternoon Bike Parade!  This year, the parade will take off from Black Dog at NOON 12 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10th rather than the later afternoon start as […]

Halloween Treats for Red Cross raised by Playa de Oro RV Park

Contributor: Linda Mottle Playa de Oro residents and friends held a Halloween costume party on October 27th with a raffle of 17 donated prizes, raising $350 USD (4550 pesos) to benefit the Mexican Red Cross. The donation was made to C.P. Faustino Reyes B., Administrative Coordinator, by Linda Mottle, on behalf of the benefit attendees.  Almost […]

Notes from ITSPP: Students recognized plus taking studies on the road

ITSPP students recognized during ceremony in Hermosillo On Oct. 18th, two students from the Superior Technological University of Puerto Peñasco (ITSPP) were recognized in Hermosillo during a ceremony honoring Distinguished Students from across the state. Irving Efraín Espinoza Sánchez, a VII Semester student in Computer systems and engineering, along with Omar Fernando Hernández Atienzo, a […]

Visita Peñasco ~ or, one way to spend a Sunday afternoon

By Shandra Keesecker-Rivero It began with a picture. Local dance and yoga instructor, cultural promoter, and accomplished dancer Mariana Zatarain one day came across a picture of tourism students from the Tec Milenio University in Mazatlán who had organized to become a human sign, inviting people to visit Mazatlán. She started to share the idea of doing something similar here […]

UTPP’s first graduation ceremony honors 49 students

Contributor:  Francisco J. Ureña Duarte With the simple yet powerful words, of “Yes, I swear to do so – Si Protesto!” 49 students from the Technological University of Puerto Peñasco (UTPP) recently graduated with degrees from the school’s programs in Gastronomy, Paramedic, and Business Development Marketing. The graduation ceremony, held on Friday evening, Oct. 5th, […]

Response to courses offered by DIF surpasses expectations

Across the country, the national system of the Office on Integral Family Development (DIF) is a social assistance branch of the government that seeks to direct public policy regarding social assistance while promoting the integral development of the family and community. The President of the National DIF office is Mexico’s First Lady Margarita Zavala, while the local […]

ITSPP celebrates 19th National Week of Science & Technology

This week marks the annual National Week of Science & Technology, where various manners of transmitting knowledge come together. The objective is to awaken interest toward scientific and technological fields among children and youth. Scientists, researchers, businesses, those in technology, and authorities alike are encouraged to participate in this cordial atmosphere with respect for upcoming […]

Concurso Literario ~ Sonoran Resorts

“Como me encantaría que te sentaras a escribir,” así empieza el Sr. Joe Houchin, escritor “jubilado” quien actualmente se dedica a escribir para el blog de Sonoran Resorts. Nos encontramos en el espacioso restaurante del desarrollo Sonoran Sea, justo al lado de su área de recepción, adornada con unos cuantos lujosos sofás que me hacían […]