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October 17, 2019

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“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 […]

In the ring! Mexico boxing favorites

On September 15th,  Saúl “Canelo”Alvarez, Mexico’s favorite middleweight boxer, will have a rematch with Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin of Kazakhstan.  Yet, for Puerto Peñasco, boxing fans are proud to call super flyweight Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada our own. So with another weekend of boxing on the plate, in lead up to Mexican Independence Day no […]

Peñasco Rotary Club delivers school supplies to local middle school

By José Antonio Pérez As the first week of classes wrapped up at local Technical Secondary #21, members of the Puerto Peñasco Rotary Club (CR Mar de Peñasco, AC) took part in delivering over 200 packets of school supplies along with nearly 60 backpacks to students.  The packets of school supplies were part of a […]

AIM opens 3rd Homework Club!

By José Antonio Pérez The civil association “Asistencia Integral para Menores de Peñasco” (Comprehensive Care for Minors) AIM Peñasco has opened its third homework club in support of education, looking to help at least 200 students strengthen their academic formation.  The new “Drop-In” homework club is located in the area of Col. Nuevo Peñasco. Nueva […]

Jorge Arturo Ramos – 39 years of Firefighting service

By José Antonio Pérez August 22nd is Firefighters Day! Jorge Arturo Ramos Valenciana has proudly shared countless challenges, tragedies, and joyful experiences after 39 years of service to Puerto Peñasco’s fire department. Before he was a firefighter, Ramos explains he was “one of those that criticized firefighters without really knowing them.”  However, ever since the […]

Successful and Fun 2nd Annual Sand Castle Event for Casa Hogar

By José Antonio Pérez The second annual sand castle contest meant to raise funds for the José Dávalos Valdivia Casa Hogar home for the elderly, successfully met its goal on Saturday, August 18th in a family friendly environment on Playa Hermosa. Santiago Ruiz Hurtado, President of the Casa Hogar board, detailed this year’s event included […]

“Limpieza Mar y Tierra” Clean-up set for September 22nd

The 1st “Limpieza Mar y Tierra” Sea & Sand clean-up scheduled for September 22nd aims to bring scuba divers, ocean lovers, and beach combers together in an effort to further contribute to keeping our beaches clean. With the sole purpose of furthering efforts to keep Puerto Peñasco’s sea and beaches clean, Rocky Point Scuba Divers […]

Nueva mesa directiva en Club de Leones de Puerto Peñasco

A finales de junio, y como el protocolo lo indica, se llevó a cabo el cambio de directiva de la asociación altruista Club de Leones de Puerto Peñasco, quedando al frente como presidenta Rosy Carrillo, Jesús Balderrama como tesorero y Cesar Ortega como secretario. En la toma de protesta se hizo un reconocimiento al trabajo […]

George Papanicolaou Group to expand services

By José Antonio Pérez Because prevention is the best weapon against cancer, the local George Papanicolaou Association is expanding its services to offer lung cancer detection tests. Carmen Morales Valles, President of the Agrupación George Papanicolaou in Puerto Peñasco, explained this will complement work the association already does in the effort to detect and combat […]

Cannonball jellyfish yields surpass 40 thousand tons

By José Antonio Pérez There are high spirits and optimism this fishing season after “cannonball” jelly fish yields surpass expectations. The Regional Federation of Fishermen Cooperatives announced there has been a 33% increase in fishing production when compared to the 30,000 tons of cannonball jelly fish from last year. Carlos Tirado, representative for the Fishermen […]

Una tarde para juntar basura

– Vamos a colaborar un poquito, levantaremos basura que esta en la salida a Caborca por favor no se acerquen a la carretera , tomen sus guantes  (que por cierto eran para pintar cabello)  – les dije a mis hijas cuando poníamos un poco de gasolina, ellas gritaron como siempre de emoción por que lo […]