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October 17, 2019


2019 Coastal Clean-up Campaign Oct. 19th!

By José Antonio Pérez This Saturday, Oct. 19th, more than 500 people are expected to take part in an intense Coastal Clean-up effort as part of the 2019 International Coastal Cleaning Campaign, announced local Clean Beach Committee chair Marcia Ortega. The main goal of this effort isn’t necessarily to pick up tons and tons of […]

Growing culture of respect for sea turtles in Puerto Peñasco

By José Antonio Pérez Discovery of a fourth sea turtle nest on the beaches of Puerto Peñasco illustrates growing awareness in creating a culture of respect for the endangered species, remarked Luis César García González, municipal coordinator of the Federal Maritime Land Zone (ZOFEMAT). The fourth nest of the 2019 turtle season was discovered by […]

Efforts to remove whale carcass from skirts of whale hill

By José Antonio Pérez Federal Maritime Land Zone (ZOFEMAT) and City Public Service personnel have begun the process to remove part of a whale carcass, which beached last week on the rocks between Cerro de la Ballena (Whale Hill) and the malecón. The grey whale, about 22 meters in length and weighing an estimated 20 […]

CEDO workshop to focus on increased number of sealions caught in fishing nets

By José Antonio Pérez The Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) reports monitoring efforts around Bird Island have found an increase in sea lions getting tangled up in nylon fishing nets and other debris. CEDO, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2020, continues with efforts to retrieve abandoned fishing equipment, […]

Peñasco Chamber of Commerce promotes 7th Shop Local campaign

By José Antonio Pérez With November “Buen Fin” just weeks away, which is meant to boost sales through special offers leading up to the holidays, the Puerto Peñasco Chamber of Commerce is already well into its 7th annual shop local campaign entitled “Si en Peñasco compramos, todos ganamos” (If we buy in Peñasco, we all […]

Summer sighting of 6 Vaquitas reported in Upper Gulf of California

By José Antonio Pérez The small ocean mammal, the vaquita (Phocoena sinus), of the Upper Gulf of California is nearly on the brink of extinction. Yet, the Museo de la Ballena y Ciencias del Mar (Whale and Sea Science Museum) reported between  Aug. 19th – Sept. 3rd three pairs of vaquitas had been spotted near […]

Cancer detection campaign sees over 300 people

By José Antonio Pérez Men and women from across the community visited the mobile cancer screening clinic during a recent free health campaign of the local George Papanicolaou chapter in Puerto Peñasco. Chapter president, Carmen Morales Valles, reported 313 people of an anticipated 500 took part in the cancer detection program, which offered screenings for […]

43rd Black & White Ball coming up Oct. 19th

By José Antonio Pérez This year’s edition of the Baile Blanco & Negro (Black & White Ball), whose main purpose is to help support the education of young professionals, will be held on October 19th at the Puerto Peñasco Convention Center. Puerto Peñasco first lady and president of the local DIF (National System for Integral […]

Gastro Fest 638 ready to tease taste buds

(UPDATED INFO ON TRANSPORTATION!) Various dining experiences have been budding up around Puerto Peñasco this past year, with several chefs showcasing their culinary prowess at wine pairing events or teaming up to offer delectable dishes and a fun night of cuisine.  Gastro 638, a collective of local chefs who have forged their spot at the […]

Registration open for Ride to Rocky Point 2019

You’re invited to the sporting event Ride to Rocky Point 2019! This is the 5th year of the event, with the marvelous Islas del Mar resort complex in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora serving as host site. The 2 days of competition begin on Oct. 19th with a “CRITERIUM” at 3 p.m. within the facilities of Islas […]

City of Glendale, AZ donates third patrol car to Puerto Peñasco

By José Antonio Pérez and Shandra Keesecker-Rivero On September 15th, Glendale, Arizona Mayor Jerry Weiers presented Puerto Peñasco mayor Ernesto Kiko Munro with keys to a donated Crown Victoria patrol car meant to strengthen the local force’s vehicle pool.  This represents a second donation, and third patrol car, from the City of Glendale to Puerto […]

1st Mayoral Address of 2018-2021 administration

 By José Antonio Pérez Under the motto “No one can stop Peñasco,” Puerto Peñasco mayor Ernesto Kiko Munro presented his first address of the 2018-2021 administration, though this was his fourth consecutive address following reelection last year. Among the highlights, the mayor emphasized over 108 million pesos invested in infrastructure and services, including broadening the […]

Registration open: Bikes Fight Poverty 1Mission

Registration is open for the 2020 Bikes Fight Poverty ride of 1Mission, scheduled to take place February 8-9, 2020. Riders will start out from downtown Phoenix before riding through the Sonoran desert, across the Mexican border, and arrive in Puerto Peñasco the next day. Each year, the Bikes Fight Poverty team works tirelessly to make […]

Hundreds gather to celebrate Mexico’s Independence

 By José Antonio Pérez Hundreds of Puerto Peñasco residents gathered in front of City Hall displayed Mexican pride in the early hours of September 16th, celebrating the 209th anniversary of the beginning of Mexico’s fight for Independence. As is tradition, Mayor Ernesto Kiko Munro, accompanied by his wife, Linda Pivac de Munro and children, led […]

Long awaited turtle return to Puerto Peñasco

By José Antonio Pérez Puerto Peñasco’s first reported sea turtle nest was spotted on Sept. 10th in front of the Playa Bonita RV Park. In a coordinated effort of staff from the Federal Maritime Zone (ZOFEMAT), the Federal Environment Agency (PROFEPA), and biologist Itzel Cárdenas of the Vidanta Group, sixty-nine eggs in all were collected […]