Jubilación of local IMSS Director

Balloons, flowers, official plaques, friends, family, and colleagues poured into a small, though comfortable conference room of the Puerto Peñasco IMSS (Mexican Social Security Institute) hospital on the sweltering afternoon of Aug. 31st to celebrate the retirement of Dr. Juan Manuel Villegas Castellano. Villegas, who had served as anesthesiologist for the Zone 9 General Hospital from 1984-2012, and […]

El Gallo triumphs in Friday night’s boxing bout!

Congratulations to Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada for his resounding win by K.O. against German “El Panteonero” Meraz Friday night 8/24 in Rocky Point! Soon Puerto Peñasco will have its own world boxing champion! Felicidades a Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada por su contundente victoria de K.O. ante Germán “El Panteonero” Meraz. Pronto tendremos un campeón del mundo Rocaportense!

Dining presented by UTPP!

The surprise invitation came over email. “You are invited to evaluate the performance of students from the gastronomy degree program from the UTPP (Technological University of Puerto Peñasco).” I jumped at the chance to see what may lie in store for the culinary world of Rocky Point. The students, who were completing their 4th semester […]

4th National Bike Crusade 8/19

Puerto Peñasco is joining Mexico’s 4th National Bike Crusade as part of the larger health crusade of the Secretary of Health set for this Sunday, Aug. 19th.  In Puerto Peñasco, the bike circuit will depart at 6 a.m. from the Health Center (Calle Simón Morua), along Blvd. Benito Juarez toward the malecón in the Old Port and then back […]

Summer is here! Trip to the beach or a dip in the pool?

June 20th…not the 21st this year… The Sun was the farthest from the equator that it is going to get in 2012 and it was also the longest day of the year, heralding the official start of summer. Schools across Puerto Peñasco have either begun their summer break, or are about to, and everyone is looking for […]

UTPP celebrates “University Students’ Day” Parade to come

Contributor: Francisco J. Ureña Duarte University students from the Technological University of Puerto Peñasco (UTPP) celebrated University Students’ Day on June 19th, within the framework of University Students’ Week (June 18 – 22). The day’s events began early with an Athletic and Knowledge Rally, which included the participation of students and teachers from the programs […]

Rocky Point Medical Clinics ~ Coming up June 9th

For 13 years, Dr. George Stavros and his wife Susie have been organizing free health clinics within the community of Puerto Peñasco. Their efforts have come to be known as Rocky Point Medical Clinics, during which they are usually accompanied by various doctors, translators, and others who graciously donate their time and expertise in providing […]

Peñasco Business Expo 2012 ~ AMPI & the TVA

Contributor: Rosie Glover On Saturday, May 26th, over 50 businesses or service providers gathered in the Plaza del Camaron to listen to music, eat, dance, shop, and acquaint themselves with local businesses and services at the AMPI Penasco Business Expo 2012. (AMPI stands for the Mexican Association of Realtor Professionals) The Business Expo was AMPI’s way of rallying […]

Donations presented to Red Cross

On Tuesday, May 15th, Red Cross Board President Jorge Valdez graciously received a cash donation of $2,086 US from the Arizona Rotary Clubs of Tempe South and Mesa. This donation will go toward the goal of establishing a hospital care unit at the Red Cross so the institution is able to more effectively care for […]

Pet Effect ~ Promoting responsible pet ownership

Among the different organizations in Puerto Peñasco, over the years there have been a number of efforts to address the stray dog and cat population in the city.  One organization, the Animal Adoption Center of Rocky Point, under the leadership of Nancy Phelan, has been in operation for a number of years. Another relatively new […]

DIF receives generous donation from Circle K

Among the numerous groups and organizations in Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point) working toward the goal of helping others, perhaps one of the most important of these is the local DIF office. Across the country, the national system of the Office on Integral Family Development (DIF) is a social assistance branch of the government and, according to its […]