Sinkhole along Blvd. Josefa Ortiz nearly repaired

Repairs are progressing on the sinkhole that occurred at Blvd. Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez and Calle León de la Barra about two weeks ago. OOMAPAS (Water Department) director Héctor Acosta Félix remarked despite some difficulties that have arisen, they anticipate completion of the work within about 15 days. Acosta Félix indicated there has been 30% […]

Schuk Toak Museum: A safe space for visitors in the Sonoran Desert

The Schuk Toak Visitors Center and Museum, located on the southwest side of the Pinacate and Greater Desert of Altar Biosphere Reserve, continues to be a safe spot for tourists from across globe. Set upon the most extensive lava flow in the area, the self-sustaining building functions fully with 240 roof-top solar panels. Covid protocols […]

World School Sport Silver medal for Alana Paola

Can you imagine competing on the international stage at just 14? That’s exactly what Puerto Peñasco track and field wonder Alana Paola Armenta Valdez did, taking second place in discus and shot-put at the U-15 competitions of the World School Sport Games held September 13th in Belgrade, Serbia.  ¡Felicidades!

60 local ships part of start to 2021-22 Shrimp Season

At least 60 ships from Puerto Peñasco’s deep sea fleet are currently at sea in search of “pink gold” – shrimp! There are reserved expectations for the 2021-2022 shrimp season due to adverse production costs, remarked Mateo López León, President of the Upper Gulf of California Shipowners Federation. López León detailed after having departed the […]

Totoaba no longer listed at critical risk of extinction

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has reduced totoaba (totaba macdonaldi) from being a critically endangered species to vulnerable. This is based on fish population surveys carried out by INAPESCA (National Fishing and Aquaculture Institute) and steps to remove illegal gillnets from the Upper Gulf of California. The INAPESCA study used as reference by […]

Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau launches Fall Campaign

The Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) is carrying out several activities and investments through the end of 2021, as it continues to promote local attractions.  The approximate 4 million pesos tagged for promotional campaigns (about $215,000 US) is meant to further generate tourism as Puerto Peñasco continues to recover due to the impact […]

Mexico allows return of Sea Shepherd into Upper Gulf of California

Following nearly nine months of inactivity, the international environmental group Sea Shepherd has announced the Mexican government will allow them to return to the Upper Gulf of California to assist with the task of saving the critically endangered vaquita marina. Sea Shepherd detailed to have signed a new agreement with various agencies including the Ministries […]

Santa Claus Club to resume Cornhole Tournament!

Raffle October 30, 2021 Special Notice: We are holding our first Cornhole Tournament in two years. Date October 29 at Baja Hotel, October 30 at Banditos and October 31 at La Arena. We will have the raffle in conjunction with the tournament. Drawing will be Saturday October 30 during the tournament. Ticket prices are $2.00 […]

Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers en Vivo en Oct

(Tempe, AZ)  Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers with friends are excited to bring their mini circus – sized Mexico experience to Puerto Penasco October 22-24, 2021.  Most would agree October is as good as it gets weather-wise, so without hesitation RCPM picked up the phone, called some friends and will bring the party for 3 […]

Bicycle memorial along highway in honor of fallen cyclist

Groups of local cyclists gathered recently along the Puerto Peñasco-Sonoyta highway to pay homage to Vogar Ozuna Monge, who was killed in a tragic accident on September 10th while cycling. The Memorial Monument, which consists of a white bicycle and a plaque with Vogar’s name, was installed at KM 92+800 along the highway, precisely where […]

Mysterious Stalls Removed from Malecon…again

The Technical Board of the Federal Maritime Land Zone (ZOFEMAT) agreed upon removal of 16 widely disputed modular stands from the malecón.  In following up on that decision, in his first days in office, incoming mayor Jorge Pivac gave instructions for their immediate removal. The 16 malecon stands had sparked community debate and petitions requesting […]

Puerto Peñasco swears in mayor for 2021-2024

On September 16th, Sonora Tourism Secretary Célida López Cárdenas swore in Puerto Peñasco mayor Jorge Iván Pivac Carrillo, together with the new City Council, for the 2021-2024 period.  The incoming mayor stressed his administration will be based on four central cores:  1. An austere, efficient, and transparent administration; 2. Fair and equitable welfare; 3. Ensuring […]

Shrimp fleet sets sail for launch of season Sept. 21st

On September 15th, about 50% of Puerto Peñasco’s shrimp fleet set out along the coast in anticipation of the Sept. 21st start to this year’s shrimp season.  An official for the Harbor Master reported half of Rocky Point’s shrimp fleet, or rather 50 ships, will start the 2021-22 season for “pink gold” from other ports […]

Peñasco Rotary strengthens ties to local Bomberos through ongoing donations

Over the past year, through collaboration of members of the local Rotary Club (CR Mar de Peñasco, AC) with Rotary Clubs and Fire Departments in Arizona, a wide range of useful equipment and supplies have been donated to the local Fire Department.  On September 10th, members of the local Rotary Club visited the Bomberos Station […]

Encántame Towers continues to soar

The immense complex of Encántame Towers , located along Playa Encanto just southeast of Rocky Point, held its third groundbreaking over Labor Day Weekend. The festive atmosphere, bursting with the excitement and anticipation of new owners and invited guests, topped off a busy week which also included a site visit by outgoing Sonora governor Claudia […]