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Environmental education at schools to highlight CEDO’s 40 years in the field

By José Antonio Pérez The Executive Director of the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO), Nelida Barajas Acosta, detailed the launch of an Environmental Education program this year, which seeks to educate Puerto Peñasco students on progress made in sustainability during CEDO’s 40 years of work in the region. Together with […]

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

With Spring training about to get underway in Arizona, we’d like to take this moment to look back at the experience of local kids in the community who took part in the Baseball Slam (Mexican Moonshine Tequila Baseball League) as part of the fun-filled January Jam concert weekend of Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers.  Thanks […]

Proposed water project seeks to implement micro-measurement

By José Antonio Pérez Construction of a sea-water desalination plant in Puerto Peñasco, expected to begin operations in 2021, will require metering water use levels in order to charge consumers fairly and effectively, reports Jorge Pivac Carrillo, Administrative Director of the Municipal Water Office (OOMAPAS). Pivac Carrillo explained while a micro-measuring project has been presented […]

PPEP Foundation donates orthopedic material to Basic Rehabilitation Unit

 By José Antonio Pérez Tucson based Portable, Practical Educational Preparation, Inc (PPEP) recently donated orthopedic equipment and devices to Puerto Peñasco’s Basic Rehabilitation Units (UBR) as part of the collaborative agreement between the City and the organization, founded by Dr. John David Arnold in 1967. This PPEP donation consists of a manual bed hoist, a […]

Half of Peñasco’s shrimp fleet on hold

By José Antonio Pérez Close to 700 deep sea fishermen from Puerto Peñasco’s shrimp fleet are presently without work as half of the fleet did not head back out to sea after December given the high cost of diesel fuel, low shrimp prices, and low volumes, reported Mateo López León, president of the Upper Gulf […]

Beach campfires to be subject to fines

By José Antonio Pérez Despite being prohibited on the beach, there has been a 700% increase in campfires along the shore, reported Luis César García González, Federal Maritime Land Zone Coordinator (ZOFEMAT). Those lighting campfires on the beach can be subject to fines. The ZOFEMAT coordinator noted the increase in campfires is possibly due to […]

Local Rotary Club and S.O.S. team up with General Hospital for Medical Mission

 By José Antonio Pérez Several women from Puerto Peñasco, as well as from Sonoyta, benefited from a recent Medical Mission held by the group Sustainable Outreach Solutions (SOS), in conjunction with the local Rotary Club, which offered gynecologic laparoscopy surgeries at the local General Hospital. Janeth Magaña, member of the S.O.S. team, reported the three […]

YSF Baseball Clinic back at bat! Jan 25th

On Saturday, January 25th, the Youth Sports Foundation Annual Major League Baseball Clinic will take the field once more at the remodeled Francisco León Garcia Municipal Stadium. Children from across the city are set to take part in the 3-hour clinic alongside former MLB baseball players and coaches, all of whom have donated their time […]

MV Astoria returns from first voyage through Sea of Cortez

Photos courtesy of Mary Snyder As sunset enveloped Puerto Peñasco on the evening of Sunday, Jan. 19th, the unmistakable outline of the MV Astoria cruise ship of Cruise & Maritime Voyages could be seen once again on the horizon. Back from its first 11-day adventure on the new route “Treasures of the Sea of Cortez”, […]

Keeping the pace: RCPM Jan Jam 2020

Indoors, outdoors, on the beach, or under a palapa. From the stage to the playa, golf course to baseball diamond, no matter how you shaped it or where you went, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers’ January Jam made its presence known across Rocky Point for three rock-filled days complete with brilliant sunshine and magnificent sunsets! […]

Glowing waves in Las Conchas?

“Did anyone else see the bioluminescent waves tonight in Las Conchas?”  This message posted on the evening of Jan. 20th on the Rocky Point Photography group page in Puerto Peñasco came as a surprise, as in the nearly twenty years we’ve lived here we’d certainly not heard of a bioluminescent phenomenon in the area before.  […]

Additional 200 meters certified as Sustainable Clean Beach in Puerto Peñasco

 Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau  The National Institute of Standardization and Certification determined an additional 200 meters recently certified on Sandy Beach met regulations for maintenance and expansion, thereby certifying a total of 1791 meters of clean and sustainable beach in Puerto Peñasco. The expanded certification was achieved following an audit of a 266 […]

2020 whale watching season has begun!

By José Antonio Pérez / Shandra Keesecker-Rivero Whale watching season in the area, as authorized by the Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), officially runs from January 1 – April 30, 2020.  The whales, however, have only recently been spotted within reasonable travel distance from Puerto Peñasco according to a smattering of local […]

Negotiations underway for Tijuana – Puerto Peñasco flight

By José Antonio Pérez To add to Puerto Peñasco’s growing connectivity, recently boosted with the first three cruise dates of “The Treasures of the Sea of ​​Cortez”, Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, President of the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), reported negotiations are underway to resume commercial flights to the area, with the aim […]

Winter Golf special at Las Palomas!

A stay & play deal that you cannot miss! This Winter, Las Palomas is offering a 50% discount for their traditional 3 day, 2 nights golf package. Starting at $245 USD (plus taxes) for a 1 bedroom ocean view condo with golf at The Links!This is definitely a deal to take advantage of and enjoy […]

José Dávalos Valdivia “Casa Hogar” Volunteers of the Year

By José Antonio Pérez Santiago Ruiz Hurtado, board president of the José Dávalos Valdivia Casa Hogar home for the elderly announced presentation of the 2020 Rodger Clifton Volunteer Award to six of the over 75 people who contributed time and presence to the home over the past year. Ruiz detailed the awarded volunteers include Angel […]