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 […]

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, […]