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November Sunshine! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown

In the comings and goings of Rocky Point, along with the on-again off-again nature we’ve become (somewhat) accustomed to during Covid, we were sad to hear Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers cancelled this weekend’s upcoming shows in town.  Organizers remarked, “Despite hardships for many, the band feels public safety is a priority for our audience […]

Suspension of Rocky Point Rally saw 50% drop in tourism

The second weekend of November, which is usually when Puerto Peñasco is flooded with motorcycles, saw a 50% decrease in tourism due to suspension of the 2020 Rocky Point Rally. Hector Vazquez del Mercado, president of the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), informed the decision to cancel the rally could be felt in […]

State Police maintain security efforts along Safety Corridor

Municipal Public Safety Commissioner José Tlaseca Méndez reported six State Public Safety Police patrols, along with twenty agents, are in Puerto Peñasco to strengthen efforts of the Peñasco Seguro and Safety Corridor programs. Tlaseca Méndez affirmed the operative, in conjunction with the State Police, is within the city as well as along highways leading to […]

CEDO receives 2020 Accreditation for Institutionality and Transparency

The Mexican Center for Philanthropy (CEMEFI) has granted the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) 2020 Accreditation for Institutionality and Transparency (AIT).  CEMEFI aims to foster the professionalization of the philanthropic sector by providing certainty to donors while promoting transparency and accountability. “CEDO Intercultural is one of 69 organizations from civil […]

Santa Claus Club Thanksgiving Raffle

Charitable organizations, families, and businesses across Rocky Point have been severely impacted by the eight-month stretch (so far) of restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of covid-19. The yearlong activities of the Santa Claus Club are no exception. After having to cancel the Spring cornhole fundraising tournament, John Fowler of the Santa Claus Club had […]

Coastal distancing – Rocky Point Weekend Rundown

It’s been nearly 8 months since 2020 put Puerto Peñasco and the rest of the world on a time-out. Just as our extreme tides, the ebb and flow of guidelines and health protocols has kept us on our toes as the city has crept back to life. Mexico’s weekly “semaforo” health alert map tells us […]

Working to keep Puerto Peñasco’s beaches clean

Trash accumulation on Puerto Peñasco’s beaches shot up after reopening in August, reports the local ZOFEMAT office. César García González, Director of the local Federal Maritime and Land Zone office (ZOFEMAT), indicated the amount of trash collected along the city’s beaches in late Summer and early Fall has gone up 2000%. This has resulted in […]

Mexico decrees end to beach privatization

To ensure everyone access to Mexico’s beaches, a federal decree published Oct. 21st in the Official Journal of the Federation (DOT) guarantees free access and transit to the country’s coastlines. The Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) reported several provisions added to the General Law of National Assets within the decree put an […]

Increase in number of animals released back into desert

Despite the pandemic, and thanks to reports from the community of Puerto Peñasco, the number of wild desert animal rescue cases within the area has increased in 2020. Erick Gastélum Pacheco of Municipal Health detailed his office has rescued and successfully released over 20 different animals back into their natural habitat this year. The various […]

10th Annual Sonoran Resorts Holiday Food Drive

The Sonoran Resorts host an Annual Holiday Food Drive, and now it’s in its 10th year!  This year’s collection efforts are set to begin shortly following preparation of large gift-wrapped empty boxes placed outside sales offices at each of the Sonoran Resorts lobbies. If you’re in town, drop off an item or two (or more) […]

Funkalicious volleyball returns!

Funkalicious Beach VolleyBall will be back on Puerto Peñasoco’s beaches this coming weekend, after having to cancel the Spring tournament at the onset of the pandemic this year.  April’s cancellation was the first time in 11 years Funkalicious Volleyball didn’t make their Spring trek to Rocky Point. Organizers explain usually they hit our local beaches […]

Celebrate Life – Rocky Point Weekend Rundown

This time of year is when U.S. traditions of Halloween melt into Mexico’s commemoration of Day of the Dead. Normally, festivities and memories spill across Puerto Peñasco’s streets, bars, and cemeteries in a colorful display of masks, altars, and catrinas.  While many of these traditions still hold true in this atypical year of Covid-19, festivities […]

Siempre no. Peñasco cemeteries to remain closed for Day of the Dead

Despite an announcement earlier this month that Puerto Peñasco’s three cemeteries would be open for the traditional commemoration of Day of the Dead, this is no longer the case. Municipal Secretary Terencio Gutierrez Valenzuela, along with Municipal Health Coordinator Dr. Oscar Castro, reported this decision is based on ongoing analysis of Covid-19 spikes both locally […]

Gallito holds onto WBC belt!

World Boxing News ranks Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada Romero of Puerto Peñasco 9th on its list of pound-for-pound boxers. Gallo’s decisive technical knock-out victory over Carlos “El Principe” Cuadras on October 24th in Mexico City indeed kicked him back into the top 10 of the global boxing sphere! Carlos “Principe” Cuadras of Guamúchil, Sinaloa, […]

2020 Revolution Day celebrations to go virtual in Puerto Peñasco

Puerto Peñasco’s celebration of the 110th Anniversary of Mexico’s Revolution will still go on this November, though via a series of virtual events after suspension of the traditional parade. Armando González García, Municipal Civic Engagement Director, detailed this decision is due to inadequate health conditions with persisting Covid-19 cases across the community, current precautionary protocols, […]