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Wags Whiskers & Wine – March 19th

Join Compassion Without Borders for their first annual Wine, Whiskers, and Wags! Look forward to a fun afternoon and thank you for supporting the work of Compassion Without Borders in Puerto Peñasco. Date:  March 19th, 2022Time: 5 to 8 pmLocation:  El Tapeo RestaurantLocated in the Best Western Laos Mar Hotel and Suites. – Playa Bonita.Cost: […]

2022 Baseball Clinic Jan 29

The City Sports Institute invites all kids from 10 to 16yrs old to participate in the 2022 Baseball Clinic…Totally FREE!! Over 10 MLB Coaches will be attending! Date: Saturday Jan. 29th 2022 from 8:30am -12:30pm Location: Francisco Leon Garcia Baseball Stadium (On Blvd. Benito Juarez) Dress accordingly – sports clothes, and bring personal sport accessories/items… […]

CEDO sets high expectations for 2022

Following significant challenges last year, due to the lingering effects caused by COVID, the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO), has set positive expectations for 2022. CEDO Executive Director Nelida Barajas Acosta recognizes the whole world continues to face enormous hurdles in reorganizing ways of living and working, noting their team […]

28th Annual South of the Border Fun in the Sun

The 28th Annual South of the Border is to be held at the Playa de Oro RV Park Jan. 15th – 16th, 2022. The cook-off is an automatic qualifier for the top three chilies and first place show. You can park your RV in the park or stay at the Hotel Mirador which is adjacent […]

Peñasco green though Covid cases rise in Sonora

Authorities urge public to continue respecting preventive measures Despite Puerto Peñasco’s recent “green” categorization on the statewide health-risk alert map, Sonora itself has gone back to yellow nationally.  Yolanda Venegas Valdez, epidemiologist for the Sonora Secretary of Health, reported Covid-19 cases are on the rise again locally, statewide, and across Mexico. She detailed from the […]

Property tax discounts 2022

Take advantage of discounts on property tax payments in 2022! January – 20% discount February – 15% discount March – 10% discount Residents can pay property taxes at the Municipal Collections Offices located on Boulevard Kino (near intersection with) Constitution Avenue, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to […]

OOMAPAS 2022 Water Discounts & Incentives

As of January 3, 2022, OOMAPAS is once again providing incentives and discounts as a way to promote paying water bills in advance. In addition to discounts for early payments, the governing board of the Municipal Potable Water Operating Body (OOMAPAS) has approved three monthly drawings with prizes ranging from domestic appliances to TVs, and […]

Wind & Rain take serious toll on New Year’s Eve

Wind and rain the afternoon of New Year’s eve in Puerto Peñasco led to a citywide power outage of at least 3 hours in the main part of town, and over 12 hours in outlying areas, including Miramar. Following tours through town, members of the Municipal Civil Protection and C.O.E. met to determine damage caused […]

Rotary C.U.R.E. project benefits several Hospitals in Sonora

Just weeks before the New Year, the more than three-year journey of a project among Rotary clubs in Arizona and Sonora to provide hospital equipment and supplies to five General Hospitals in the State of Sonora successfully culminated with the final delivery of material to Puerto Peñasco’s Integral Hospital on Dec. 21st. The ambitious project, […]

Endangered Vaquita population estimated at only 8

From 2019 to 2021, the population of the endangered vaquita marina (Phocoena sinus) in the Upper Gulf of California saw a reduction from 11 to just 7 or 8. This, according to information published by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, includes two vaquita calves. This Fall, from Oct. 17th – Nov. 3rd, […]

Only 30% of local shrimp fleet operating

As 2021 comes to a close, only 30% of Puerto Peñasco’s shrimp fleet has been operating.  This is due to high production costs and a lack of governmental incentives this year, detailed Mate López León, President of the Upper Gulf of California Shipowners Federation. López León noted while 30 of the city’s fleet have been […]