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Peñasco doesn’t foresee further Covid-19 restrictions

Though the cities of Hermosillo, San Luis Rio Colorado, and Nogales are now at the “red” maximum risk alert for Covid-19, Puerto Peñasco mayor Ernesto “Kiko” Munro does not foresee additional restrictions going into effect locally. Puerto Peñasco remains at “high risk” orange. The mayor acknowledged while there has been an increase in coronavirus cases […]

Sea Shepherd encounters ongoing conflict in Upper Gulf of California

On January 1st, conflict in the Upper Gulf of California intensified following collision of a vessel of the Sea Shephard environmental organization with a fishermen’s panga.   The Secretary of the Mexican Navy (SEMAR) detailed on the morning of January 1st, the “Sharpie” and the “Farley Mowat” of the Sea Shepherd non-governmental-organization were working to […]

Annual YSF Baseball Clinic cancelled for 2021

Happy New Year to everyone as we are all trying to get through these difficult, rough times and hopefully put this all behind us soon. This is to announce the cancellation of the 2021 Youth Sports Foundation (YSF) baseball clinic in Puerto Penasco due to the COVID -19 pandemic. Coaches, sponsors, and officials met last […]

What is an Apostille?

Official documents from outside of Mexico generally must be accompanied by an Apostille (issued in the country of origin) for legal transactions. Yet, what is an Apostille? An Apostille (pronounced ah-po-steel), French for certification, is used to authenticate a document for use in another country. This form of acknowledging documents from abroad came out of […]

CEDO looks to exciting opportunities in 2021

2020 was a challenging year, in the extreme, for the entire world due to the coronavirus pandemic, itself a result of environmental degradation caused by the unsustainable actions of humans on our environment. Scientists have long predicted that declining natural habitat and increased exploitation of wild species virtually assures human exposure to potentially devastating novel […]

3…2…1 Rocky Point NYE Weekend Rundown!

This is it! The final rundown for 2020! We made it…and 2021 is almost here! Whether your New Year’s traditions include champagne toasts, 12 grapes at midnight, black-eyed peas, or donning red underwear for good luck, it may be time to double-up your efforts as we leave 2020 behind us. With an 11 p.m. citywide […]

2020 took a toll on Puerto Peñasco tourism

The Covid-19 pandemic this year translated into at least a 60% drop in tourism to Puerto Peñasco, and a nearly 70% decrease in economic revenue, expressed Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) president Héctor Vazquéz del Mercado. The Convention and Visitors Bureau reported fewer than 1 million visitors made their way to Puerto Peñasco this year, […]

Mayor forecasts better things for Puerto Peñasco in 2021

2020 was undoubtedly the most complicated year in Puerto Peñasco’s recent history due to Covid-19, remarked mayor Ernesto “Kiko” Munro.  Yet, he indicated, he foresees better things for 2021. Despite the health emergency, pain, loss, and fear, along with the unfortunate irresponsibility and indifference of many, we have learned a great deal this past year. […]

Eat, drink, & be Merry! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

´Twas the night before Christmas and in every casa, socially distant gatherings took place as all asked ¿qué pasa? With pa in his gloves and I in my mask, we looked back on 2020 – which really took us to task.  All the piñatas and lights helped brightened the mood, while tamales and buñuelos made […]

Rocky Point Golf tournament raises scholarship funds for DIF

Local sponsors organized the 2020 Rocky Point Golf tournament this past December in an effort to raise scholarship funds for the local Office on Integral Family Development (DIF). The impetus behind the tournament was to contribute funds that normally would be raised through the annual DIF Black & White Ball. The Ball, as many events […]

Puerto Peñasco pursues agreement with Phoenix Zoo

A collaborative agreement between Puerto Peñasco and the Phoenix Zoo seeks to strengthen conservation efforts surrounding native desert and marine fauna, details Erick Gastelum Pacheco, head of Municipal Animal Control. Through the collaborative effort, rescued birds, dolphins, sea lions, and other species endemic to the region yet with no real possibility of being released back […]

Deck the palms! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown

On the week before Christmas, Rocky Point gave to us: early whale sightings, spectacular sunsets, meteor showers, several holiday gift drives, ornament decorating, wine nights, Christmas and New Year’s dinner reservations, and a Mermaid’s Market at Shrimp Plaza…all socially distanced and masked to the gills. We invite you to join in the holiday season by […]

Puerto Peñasco launches 2020-21 Lupe-Reyes Safety Operative

On December 10th, Puerto Peñasco mayor Kiko Munro officially marked the launch of the 2020-21 Guadalupe – Reyes Safety Campaign. The December-January operative aims to strengthen safety measures across the city during the holiday season via increased patrols and awareness campaigns. The 28 day strategy will run from December 10 through January 6. (The name […]

Renewed work to expand Puerto Peñasco General Hospital

After an over 5 year wait, work has once again begun to expand the Puerto Peñasco General Hospital through an investment of just over 9 million pesos (approximately $465,000). The hospital’s expansion, procured through efforts of Lázaro Espinoza, Representative for Sonora’s 2nd District, and public bidding process of the Secretary of Urban Development and Ecology […]

More than 2 tons of waste removed from the docks

A dock clean-up campaign held the first week of December by staff from the office of the Federal Maritime Land Zone (ZOFEMAT), together with the Municipal Office on Ecology and Sustainable Development, led to the removal of 2.5 tons of waste. Local ZOFEMAT director César Garcia Gonzalez explained, though caring for this area corresponds to […]

RCPM Jan Jam pushed to February

RCPM January Jam 2021 Announcement: In an effort to minimize risk during the recent surge of COVID-19, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers has chosen to move the upcoming January Jam Weekend over MLK Weekend to President’s Day Weekend, February 12-14, 2021.  The new weekend will feature all the fun the annual event has delivered over […]