Lifeguards over spring Break and Semana Santa
By Azucena Mazón
March 3, 2017. Safety operatives in Rocky Point during Spring Break and Semana Santa will include Municipal Civil Protection lifeguards at strategic points along the beach. Lifeguards will be stationed principally in the Playa Hermosa area, indicated Civil Protection Director Francisco Carrillo Ruiz. This is in addition to lifeguards provided by area resorts, as well as the Navy. Additional safety measures will include, in coordination with Public Safety, monitoring of dunes to prevent high speed use of 4-wheelers and ATVS. There will also be a module set up at a strategic point near the resorts to help provide tourist information.
Permanent Blood Donation campaign seeks to increase donations
By José Antonio Perez
March 1, 2017. A permanent blood drive throughout the state aims to raise awareness and strengthen a culture of donating blood, detailed Édgar Velásquez Vega, Director of the State Blood Transfusion Center. Built on progress in recent years, the goal for 2017 is to double the number of voluntary blood donors. He explained 2016 saw an increase in blood donors from 1.45% to 3.18%, while in 2017 they hope to see these numbers double. For example, this would mean going from 31 to 62 units in Puerto Peñasco alone, and from 1300 to 2000 units of donated blood across Sonora. Hand in hand with this campaign is nurse training in management of blood products, along with training for medical staff at all health institutions, in guaranteeing success for donation and transfusion procedures.
More than 150,000 visitors expected over Spring Break
By José Antonio Perez
Feb. 27, 2017. The Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Board (OCV) informs numerous hotels and rental spots are reporting 100% reservations for Spring Break, particularly for the period lasting from March 8th – 19th. OCV President Hector Vázquez del Mercado notes people know this is a safe destination, acknowledging the U.S. State Department recommends people coming to Rocky Point cross at the Lukeville/Sonoyta border crossing and during daylight hours. It is important to note this crossing is closed from midnight to 6 a.m. The OCV President highlighted Spring Break visitors include both the traditional university students, and a growing number of families.
Puerto Peñasco Administration receives International OX Award
Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. Feb. 25, 2017. Given its content, creativity, navigational ease, quality standards, and user friendliness, the local administration was given the International OX Award for its website, under the category of Organizations and Government. Mayor Kiko Munro encouraged the community, along with tourists from across Mexico and abroad to visit the site www.puertopenasco.gob.mx as well as the official Puerto Peñasco app, available at Play Store for Android and App Store for iOs. The site serves as a tour guide and contains information about businesses, restaurants, government services, and special events, along with a direct emergency link to 911.
The International OX Awards have been granted since 2002 by the Spanish editorial OX with the goal of encouraging Spanish-speaking web developers, designers and creators. The awards are given out in 10 categories, including Economy and Labor, Recreation and Tourism, Science and Technology, Art and Literature, the Humanities, Sports, Information and Internet, Organizations and Government, News, Press, Radio and TV, as well as Education and Learning.