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Shipwrecked fishermen make their way to shore

A small fishing boat with four local fishermen aboard succumbed to strong waves this past week, toppling the vessel and sending the men into the sea. The shipwrecked fishermen managed to swim to shore, where they were rescued safe and sound. After their small fishing panga sank on Monday morning, fisherman José Ramón Orozco Rodríguez, […]

City remains alert for 2021 hurricane season

The forecast for the 2021 hurricane season anticipates between 15 to 24 weather systems in the Pacific Ocean. Of these, at least three could impact Puerto Peñasco, reported Civil Protection and Fire Coordinator Alan Ontiveros López. Ontiveros López detailed experience from previous years is of tremendous help in working to prevent any possible new emergencies […]

Puerto Peñasco remains at medium risk Covid-19 level

Though Puerto Peñasco registered 58 new cases of Covid-19 last week, the city remains at medium risk for a 6th consecutive week on the statewide alert “Anticipa” map, reported Sonora Health Secretary Enrique Clausen Iberri. In Sonora’s 3rd Covid wave, detailed the Health Secretary, predominant cases have arisen among the unvaccinated, particularly children, teens, and […]

Cross-border vaccination effort July 27th & 28th

NOTICE! In logistical support of the cross-border vaccination program, residents 18+ from Sonoyta, Puerto Peñasco, and San Luis Rio Colorado who have not yet received their Covid vaccine are encouraged to take part in the vaccination effort at the border on July 27th & 28th from 7 am – noon. Must be pre-registered and present […]

No new Covid-19 restrictions presently in Rocky Point

Recent rumors as to new restrictions or beach closures in Rocky Point are completely false. Municipal Health Coordinator Erick Francisco Gastélum Pacheco detailed while there has been an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases, this is not alarming nor out of control. Gastélum Pacheco explained indicators from the Secretary of Health confirm the municipality […]

Increase in desert wildlife rescues

The number of rescues of desert wildlife that have ventured into the urban area of Puerto Peñasco continues to increase in 2021. Municipal Health Coordinator Erick Francisco Gastélum Pacheco remarked, fortunately, more and more people are reporting when they spot wildlife within populated areas.  His office has documented the capture and release of at least […]

“Mimí” earns  Sub20 PanAmerican Weightlifting Gold

The pride of Puerto Peñasco, weightlifter Noemí “Mimí” Rodriguez Lugo has done it again! On Thursday, Mimí had another spectacular showing for Sonora, this time at the Sub20 PanAmerican Championship in Manizales, Colombia, where she achieved 3 gold medals! Rodríguez Lugo lifted 101 kgs in snatch and 132 kgs in clean and jerk, totaling 233 […]

Shocking catamaran fire in Rocky Point causes severe material loss

A fire registered on Thursday afternoon in the dock area of Rocky Point led to severe material losses, though no injuries, while impacting three vessels in all. Fire Chief Luis Armando Flores Oropeza, along with Alan Ontiveros López, Director of Civil Protection and Fire, detailed the fire at the docks occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. […]

An Enchanting adventure at Encántame Towers

Over the recent 4th of July weekend, many eager Encántame owners had the opportunity to get a taste of what it will be like to call the towers soaring over Playa Encanto home. Or rather, even more so than get a taste, they were able to test the waters in the spectacular pool in front […]

Social projects to finalize before end of current administration

Prior to conclusion of the 2018-2021 administration, Puerto Peñasco mayor Ernesto “Kiko” Munro detailed the aim to finalize 5 projects meant to improve the quality of life for city residents. The projects, representing an investment of over 1.3 million pesos, are made possible through the Municipal Board on Public Works (CMCOP) and include work to […]

Mayor confirms progress on Malecón and beach entry points

Puerto Peñasco mayor Ernesto “Kiko Munro” recently oversaw progress on infrastructure projects to renovate the Malecón Fundadores in the Old Port, as well as the northern and southern entry points to Playa Hermosa. Through a press release, the mayor detailed these three projects are among five authorized to address infrastructure needs, which total approximately 30.9 […]

Amazing whale rescue in Rocky Point emphasizes community teamwork

Resounding teamwork of authorities from the three levels of government, non-governmental organizations, and volunteers helped with the rescue of a beached fin whale in the area of the Mirador on Wednesday morning, July 7th. The beached whale was reported just after 6 a.m. on Wednesday morning, launching a titanic rescue project lasting nearly 5 hours, […]

President of Mexico highlights Bienestar during Puerto Peñasco visit

Mexico’s Bienestar program of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador encompasses health and welfare support for older adults, individuals with disabilities, indigenous groups, schools, and sustainable communities, among other aspects. On July 3rd, President López Obrador visited Puerto Peñasco along with Bienestar federal officials, outgoing Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich and Governor-elect Alfonso Durazo to expand […]

AMLO announces Specialized Hospital in Hermosillo and Attention for Seris

L.C.C. Maye Verduzco Chaires for JoinUs without Borders, reprinted with permission With the commitment of returning to Sonora this year to inaugurate a Specialized Hospital in Hermosillo alongside Governor Claudia Pavlovich, Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador further committed to providing “special attention” to the Seri indigenous community. He noted he would be visiting the […]

20,000+ shots given at recent Covid vaccine campaign

With application of nearly all of the allotted shots for the 18-39 age groups in Puerto Peñasco, last week’s one-shot Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccination campaign was deemed a success.  The four day campaign, held principally at the local Convention Center as well as with drive-up ability at the Naval Hospital, and other selected spots […]

Mighty Mimi on fire at CONADE 2021 Games

Puerto Peñasco weightlifter Adbeel Noemí “Mimí” Rodríguez Lugo, along with fellow athletes from the Sonora women’s delegation, have had another brilliant showing at the National CONADE 2021 Games in Monterrey, Nuevo León.  On Tuesday, June 29th, they collected seven gold medals and two silvers at the 2021 Games, while the day before they had earned […]