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Sonora nominated for 10 Ariel Awards: To air Sept. 27th

Mexico’s Ariel Awards will be announced this Sunday, September 27th. This is a particular moment of pride for local author Guillermo Munro Palacio, whose novel “La Ruta de los Caídos” was transformed into the film Sonora now nominated for 10 Ariels. The Ariel is an award given by the Mexican Academy of Arts and Film […]

20th Anniversary of Rocky Point Rally pushed to 2021

Rocky Point Rally. Sept. 23, 2020 We would like to thank everyone for your patience and interest in what is happening with plans for the 2020 Rocky Point Rally. As many know, this was supposed to be our 20th Anniversary celebration! However, due to health concerns surrounding Covid-19, the traditional Rocky Point Rally and events […]

U.S. Fishing embargo and high cost of diesel impact local fleet

Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s decision to not restore fuel subsidies for fishing fleets, along with lack of progress on ending a U.S. fishing embargo specifically impacting the Upper Gulf of California, exacerbates the severe crisis Puerto Peñasco’s fishermen have been facing since March, stated Mateo López León, representative of the Shipbuilders Federation for […]

CEDO eyes October reopening

The Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) is programming to renew activities in October, detailed Executive Director Nélida Barajas Acosta. Until the center reopens, detailed Barajas Acosta, CEDO will continue to strengthen community work with areas within the Puerto Peñasco – Puerto Lobo biologic fishing corridor.  CEDO’s Visitors Center, ecotours, and […]

Covid-19 protocols lead to adjustment in cancer detection campaign

Carmen Morales Valles, president of the local George Papanicolaou chapter, reports the group is making necessary adjustments to their free October cancer detection and prevention campaign to ensure compliance with COVID-19 protocols.  While necessary adjustments are made and dates set for the annual campaign, Morales Valles urges women over 35, or at a reproductive age, […]

Casa Hogar Home for the Elderly plans Board change

Santiago Ruiz Hurtado will be stepping down after five years serving as Board President for the José Dávalos Valdivia Home for the Elderly, affectionately known as Casa Hogar.  The transition process to a new board is currently underway, in coordination with the San Francisco parish. Ruiz Hurtado expressed satisfaction with results achieved at Casa Hogar […]

2020 Shrimp season begins amidst turmoil

Across Mexico, mid to late September traditionally marks the launch of shrimp season.  Lifting of the annual ban on shrimp takes place over a series of weeks, with the first reopening this year on September 14th for estuaries, marshes, and bays in Baja California Sur, Sonora, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Jalisco, and Colima. Puerto Peñasco’s deep sea […]

Checkpoint into Puerto Peñasco wrapped up operations Sept. 7th 

On September 8th, Puerto Peñasco awoke to an open highway after operations at the health checkpoint into town came to a close following U.S. Labor Day weekend. Puerto Peñasco mayor Ernesto “Kiko” Munro noted the checkpoint, which had been in place since early April, had successfully met the goal of minimizing health risks and the […]

Labor Day weekend in Puerto Peñasco welcomed over 25,000 visitors

Despite adverse conditions surrounding Covid-19, Puerto Peñasco welcomed over 25,000 visitors over the recent U.S. Labor Day vacation weekend, detailed Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, president of the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV).  He further indicated area hotels and resorts reported average occupancy of 75% over the holiday weekend, which traditionally marks the end […]

Sea turtle nesting season has begun along Puerto Peñasco beaches

The 2020 sea turtle nesting season along the beaches of Puerto Peñasco has begun, announced César García González, local director of the Federal Maritime Land Zone (ZOFEMAT).  Seventy-four eggs were recently removed from the first sea turtle nest reported in the area, which were then placed into artificial incubation to help ensure successful hatching. Garcia […]

Traditional Independence Day festivities in Puerto Peñasco to be virtual

While Covid-19 has impacted how Puerto Peñasco will celebrate the 210th anniversary of Mexico’s independence, the fiesta will go on – virtually!  A virtual Independence Day “grito” will be held on the evening of September 15th.  In addition, a variety of presentations will be aired from Sept. 13th – 15th to complement the festivities! Puerto […]

RCPM continued support for Puerto Peñasco

Even though Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers traditional Circus Mexicus wasn’t able to take place on the shores of Puerto Peñasco this past June due to Covid-19, that didn’t stop the band’s giving spirit and dedication to the community. During Puerto Peñasco’s stricter city lockdown phase, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers helped promote fundraising and […]

Puerto Peñasco raises Blue Flag  over beach in front of Manny’s

Puerto Peñasco mayor Kiko Munro today received the city’s first distinctive Blue Flag certificate for a 71 lineal meter stretch of beach in front of Manny’s Beach Club in the Mirador.  This makes Puerto Peñasco the only beach in Sonora to have two certified beaches, the first a sustainable clean beach between Playa Bonita and […]

Peñasco moves on to Phase 7 of reopening plans

Members of the Municipal Health and Safety Board have approved the next phase (VII) of Puerto Peñasco’s reopening plan to revive the city’s economy.  In a City press release, Mayor Kiko Munro indicated so far the City has been able to achieve 95% of reopening goals.  The press release further indicates that via a video […]

Intense high tide batters sea walls in Las Conchas!

The season marking the year’s highest tides in Puerto Peñasco gushed in and up over seawalls on August 20th. The month’s highest tides, combined with winds coming from hurricane Genevieve well to the Southwest, created tremendous waves and shook many of the seawalls lining the coast in front of homes in the area known as […]

Voting Message – US Embassy in Mexico

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world!  Follow a few simple steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections: 1.  Register to vote:  Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually, so you may […]