Sights set on Blue Flag certification for El Mirador beach

By José Antonio Pérez In addition to Puerto Peñasco’s Level 2 Sustainable Clean Beach Certification stretching from Playa Bonita to Sandy Beach, efforts are currently underway to obtain Blue Flag certification for a 75-meter-long stretch of El Mirador beach. Luis César García González, local director of the Federal Maritime Land Zone (ZOFEMAT), explained Blue Flag […]

Reminder: 2020 Mexican National Census

American Citizen Services in Mexico – The Mexican National Institute of Statistics, Geography, and Information (INEGI) will conduct a nationwide housing and population census starting March 2 and ending March 27. Credentialed census takers will visit homes door to door to conduct the census and ask residents questions such as their age and sex, […]

Bi-National Collaboration between Puerto Peñasco and PPEP having positive impact

By Shandra Keesecker-Rivero / José Antonio Pérez An international agreement signed late last year between the city of Puerto Peñasco and the Tucson based organization Portable Practical Education Preparation, Inc. (PPEP) is already having a positive impact on the broader community. Earlier in 2020, PPEP made the donation of several pieces of orthopedic equipment to […]

Whale rescued in Upper Gulf of California from illegal fishing net

By José Antonio Pérez The environmental organization Sea Shepherd reported the Feb. 21st rescue of an injured humpback whale found tangled in an illegal fishing net used to capture totoaba in the Vaquita Marina refuge area of the Upper Gulf of California. The net was several hundred meters long and firmly wrapped around the whale, […]

1st Red Tide alert on bivalve mollusks 2020  

By José Antonio Pérez The head of the Puerto Peñasco Sanitation Control Unit, Carlos Decina Torres, reports due to toxins produced by what is known as a “red tide”, the State Health Secretary has issued a precautionary alert on bi-valve mollusks in Puerto Peñasco.  This includes the prohibition of extraction, production, sale, and consumption of […]

Rocky Point Rally donation to Puerto Peñasco Dialysis Unit

Organizing Committee: Rocky Point Rally™. Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. February 21, 2020. Members of the Rocky Point Rally Organizing Committee visited the Puerto Peñasco Dialysis Unit to present a $20,000 peso donation as part of what was raised during last November’s Rally. The donation, which was presented by Founder and Main Organizer of the Rocky Point […]

Viva Peñasco Carnaval activities set for end of Feb!

By José Antonio Pérez “Viva Peñasco” Carnaval festivities are coming to Puerto Peñasco for a fifth year in a row, to be held Feb. 28th – March 1st, with expectations of surpassing last year’s positive results. Puerto Peñasco mayor Ernesto “Kiko” Munro explained this edition of Carnaval will be celebrated at two location: one next […]

Astoria cruise ship put Puerto Peñasco and Sea of Cortez on the map

 Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau  The Astoria cruise ship of Cruise & Maritime Voyages represented a watershed moment for tourism in Sonora and across the region, putting Puerto Peñasco and the Sea of Cortez on the international map. The “Treasures of the Sea of Cortez” cruise on the MV Astoria, a dream transformed into […]

City to donate land for construction of new IMSS hospital

By José Antonio Pérez Puerto Peñasco mayor Ernesto “Kiko” Munro reported following a request of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), the city is in the process of donating land for construction of a new IMSS General Hospital. City Council is evaluating the feasibility of two possible sites for the new hospital, which would be […]

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 […]

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 […]

February at The Club golf course!

This month we have several promos for you to take advantage of for you to enjoy our golf course! Wednesday Special: 18 holes x $36 usd.Senior Sunday: 18 holes x $36 usd Happy Hour Daily: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Men’s Club Fridays: 18 holes X $35 usd (Men’s Club Members)Green Fees: 18 holes $50 […]

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 […]

2020 “Fish Bowl” surpassed expectations

By José Antonio Pérez The third annual “Fish Bowl” Seafood Festival of the local “Mar de Peñasco” Rotary Club in conjunction with the Mermaids Market, held Feb. 1st at Shrimp Park, exceeded expectations with an increase of 10 to 15% in proceeds to go toward projects to benefit the community via Rotary. Shandra Keesecker, Rotary […]