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 […]

Classified Ads now on RockyPoint360!!

Classified Ads section now available on!! Contact Information:   Phone: 638-380-8849 or from the US: 480-282-4226 If you’d like to post a classified ad on our site, please contact us for more info. Base rate: up to 50 words (approx. 250 characters) $10.00 US/month.    Facturas available. Services * Announcements * Help Wanted * For Sale […]

Rocky Point Perspective: The great shrimp showdown of 1980 (Part II)

By Steve Schwab From newspaper accounts of the events that took place in June of 1980, all was not quiet on the shrimp farm when U of A students, under cover of darkness, secretly spirited from the lab 150,000 experimental baby shrimp larvae and shipped them to a sister research facility in Hawaii. Their Mexican […]

Rocky Point Perspective: The great shrimp showdown of 1980 (Part I)

Contributor: Steve Schwab Since the early 1960’s, University of Arizona scientist Carl Hodges had capitalized on the potential for agricultural research that the fertile and vibrant area of Puerto Peñasco, Mexico had to offer. With its close proximity to the U of A and the immediate, desert-like conditions, Rocky Point was the perfect choice for Hodges’ […]

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 […]