June 25, 2019


AIM Peñasco inaugurates school cafeteria

By José Antonio Pérez Areli Peralta Zurita, Public Relations director for AIM Peñasco A.C. (Integral Assistance for Minors in Puerto Peñasco), announced the opening of a new cafeteria at the Nueva Creacion elementary school, which served 356 breakfasts and 273 lunches in its first week. The school meals program, launched in coordination with Nueva Creación […]

“Soapbox Derby” exceeds expectations in raising funds for Casa Hogar

By José Antonio Perez Now in its 3rd consecutive year, the mid-April Charanga “Soapbox” Derby fundraiser for the José Dávalos Home for the Elderly (Casa Hogar) exceeded expectations with 33 vehicles registered and a turnout of at least 1200 people.  Santiago Ruiz Hurtado, Casa Hogar Board President, detailed funds raised from the event will cover […]

Lions Club donates 1000 pairs of glasses to help people with visual impairment

By José Antonio Pérez Local Lions Club president, Carmen Alicia Morales Valle, reported the club held a successful ophthalmology campaign April 14th – 15th with support from a team of doctors from the United States. The two-day eye clinic, which offered participants eyeglasses at no cost, examined about 500 people each day, explained Morales Valle. […]

CETMAR students headed to National competition!

After earning honors at the State level, students from the CETMAR high school in Puerto Peñasco are on their way to San Luis Potosí this week to compete in National academic, civic, sports, and cultural competitions. With support from CETMAR for transportation and housing, last week Science and Arts students competing in the event visited […]

Recycling in Puerto Peñasco? Come again?

By Azucena Mazón and Shandra Keesecker-Rivero Beyond aluminum cans, did you know there are companies in Puerto Peñasco that recycle plastic and cardboard on a daily basis? While there’s not yet a strong culture of recycling in Puerto Peñasco, the company Soporte Ambiental Reciclados de Puerto Peñasco  recycles up to 100 tons of plastic monthly, […]

Esperanza para los Niños grateful for support in 2017!

The children’s home Esperanza para los Niños, located north of the city and to the east of the Peñasco – Sonoyta highway, wrapped up 2017 by thanking all who supported the home’s efforts over the year. In a letter of gratitude sent out by the Esperanza para los Niños IAP Team (Private Assistance Institution) just […]

Students from ITSPP help with home builds

By José Antonio Pérez In 2017, civil engineering students in their 5th semester at the Superior Technological Institute of Puerto Peñasco (ITSPP) took part in building homes for families in need, including one for a family of six that had been living under a mesquite tree. Construction of the two-room homes, made possible through the […]

Seasons in Rocky Point! Season’s Greetings!

By Linda Plante People ask me if I miss the four seasons.  I’m sure they are talking about the leaves changing colors in the fall and the shoveling of snow in the winter.  It’s true, we don’t have those dramatic changes, but without a doubt we have our own four seasons in Rocky Point. Autumn has always […]

Puerto Peñasco is Taekwondo power house

Mexico as world power in Taekwondo: Ramon Velázquez ensures Puerto Peñasco’s strength Returning from a pre-state Taekwondo championship held in Hermosillo in mid-November, Puerto Peñasco Taekwondo instructor Ramón Velázquez Monge proudly reports his students brought home numerous gold and silver level medals. Valázquez, who has been involved in Taekwondo for over 40 years and 26 […]

Little Lía: An example of tenacity and strength

By José Antonio Pérez Not being able to walk, run, or move like other children her age does not hamper Lía Reneé Ramírez Maldonado’s wish to have her own YouTube channel while striving to become a scientist. At nine years old, Lía forces herself daily to battle the spinal muscular atrophy she has had since […]

Peñasco’s Scouting Life

OUR SCOUTING LIFE By: Deb Turner On December 2nd, the Puerto Peñasco Scouts had their FIRST ANNUAL Box Car Derby on the beach next to The Granada Del Mar Hotel.  Our Scouts decorated their cardboard boxes and turned them into fabulous cars and airplanes. We solicited car sponsors and had a great response. Thank you […]

YANZU Robotic team takes 4th at International Competition

The YANZU Robotic team of the Puerto Peñasco COBACH high school recently placed 4th at the World Educational Robot Contest (WER) held in late November in Shanghai, China, and 28th overall among 300 participating teams. Along with competing on an international level, YANZU team members Felipe Alarcón Arreola, Rafael Espinoza Navarro, Sofía Meléndez Tiznado and […]

Scouting Club Box Derby Dec 2nd

The Puerto Peñasco Scouting Box Car Derby is set for Saturday, December 2nd, @ 2:00 p.m  on the beach at Grenada del Mar Hotel in the Mirador (just east of Pitaya and Playa de Oro RV Park) Come cheer our scouts on. Car sponsorships still available for $20.00 USD. If you are interested in sponsoring […]

Al Capone’s turned 10 this Fall!

Al Capone’s Seafood & Pizza, in case you haven’t heard of it, can be found in the Mirador area on Ave. Sinaloa, on the side of town heading toward Las Conchas (just south of Blvd. Fremont). Also, in case you hadn’t heard, Capone’s celebrated its 10th Anniversary this past September! Created by owners John Hostak […]

Robotic students seek support for China trip

Students from the local COBACH high school, who earned a spot in the World Educational Robot Contest (WER) to be held in Shanghai, China later this month, are currently in the midst of fundraising for their upcoming trip. The young robotics team (YanZu), made up of Sofía Melendez (17), Rafael Espinoza Navarro (15), and Felipe […]