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October 20, 2019

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2019 Shrimp Season soon to get underway

By José Antonio Pérez Puerto Peñasco’s shrimp fleet is readying to set out once more in search of “pink gold,” with the first day of the deep-sea season scheduled for September 30th, following various other dates opening for coastal and bay shrimp capture. A press release issued recently by the National Aquaculture and Fishing Commission […]

Puerto Peñasco prepares for Sonora-New Mexico plenary session

Celebrating 10 years of bi-national collaboration By José Antonio Pérez Puerto Peñasco is preparing to host the upcoming Sonora-New Mexico plenary Commission, slated to take place in December to coincide with the Astoria cruise launch into the Sea of Cortez.  Puerto Peñasco Mayor Ernesto “Kiko” Munro detailed the plenary session will also mark the 10 […]

Proceeds from 8th Annual Las Vegas night hit the jackpot!

Sonoran Resorts General Manager Engineer Fernando Anaya, along with sales director Jim Ringquist, have begun making the rounds to distribute proceeds from the 8th Annual Las Vegas night for charity held in early July at Cielito Lindo of Sonoran Sky. In detailing this year’s event raised approximately $8000 USD in all, Ringquist enthusiastically noted this […]

Youth Pan-American champ Noemi “Mimi” Rodriguez receives warm welcome home

By José Antonio Pérez Noemi “Mimi” Rodriguez, accomplished youth athlete and Puerto Peñasco native, received a very warm welcome upon her return home after breaking three weightlifting world records at the Youth Pan-American Championships recently held in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Noemi is the first Mexican woman to achieve such a feat, and was welcomed home by […]

Puerto Peñasco receives Level II Sustainable Beach Certification

By Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) The Mexican Institute of Standardization and Certification recently acknowledged Puerto Peñasco’s Sandy Beach as the longest Level II recreational sustainable beach in the country.  Members of Puerto Peñasco’s Clean Beach Committee attended the National Sustainable Beaches Gathering held August 22nd in Mexico City, where they were presented […]

Puerto Peñasco takes part in Arizona-Sonora Sister Cities annual meeting

 Tucson, Arizona.  August 25, 2019.  In recent years, Puerto Peñasco has solidified its spot as Arizona’s beach and the best destination in northwestern Mexico, assured Puerto Peñasco mayor Kiko Munro during his speech at the Arizona-Sonora Sister Cities annual meeting. The mayor emphasized the tremendous work of Sonora and Arizona governors Claudia Pavlovich and Doug […]

Experimental shrimp farming project seeks alternatives for Puerto Peñasco

By José Antonio Pérez Deputy Secretary of Fishing for Sonora, Juan Pablo Miranda Verduzco, announced an experimental aquaculture project to breed white shrimp is underway, following the sowing of 90,000 shrimp larvae at the Center for Technological Studies of the Sea (CetMar No. 14) in Puerto Peñasco. The fishing official detailed coordinated work with the […]

Term to regularize boats from US by early Fall

By José Antonio Pérez Harbormaster Luis Castro Galan announced vessels registered in the United States that are in Puerto Peñasco permanently, will have until early October to regularize their legal situation. The Harbormaster detailed due to the condition of being a free border zone, irregular boats are sailing into Puerto Peñasco, which, in addition to […]

Equipment donations help strengthen local Fire Department

 By José Antonio Pérez August 22nd is International Firefighters Day and the local Fire Department has much to celebrate after receiving summer donations of tools and equipment with a total value of approximately $45,000 USD. Dr. Francisco Javier Carrillo Ruiz, Director of Civil Protection and the Fire Department, detailed donations received since mid-July will strengthen […]

Children and teens participate in soccer clinic offered by Change Your Stars Foundation

Promising sports stars took part in an August 9th soccer clinic, offered by the Municipal Sports Institute (IMD) in coordination with the US 5013-c organization “Change your Stars” Foundation. There, young athletes and members of the Change Your Stars Foundation had the opportunity to spend some time together through recreation and fun, accompanied by international […]

Injured turtle rescued near Malecón

By José Antonio Pérez An injured Pacific green sea turtle was rescued the morning of Monday, August 12th, from in front of the malecón by staff from the Federal Maritime Land Zone (ZOFEMAT), Municipal Ecology, and the Federal Environmental Protection agency (PROFEPA). ZOFEMAT Director Luis Cesar García González detailed the turtle, both front fins of […]

Light shines on Puerto Peñasco as film destination

Accompanied by film producers Jorge Aragon (Infelices para Siempre), Andrés Diaz (A la Carta), and Arizona Office of Film & Digital Media Director Matthew Earl Jones, Puerto Peñasco mayor Kiko Munro emphasized national and international interest in the area as a film destination. The mayor further highlighted that Puerto Peñasco is becoming more popular for […]

Shrimp boats readying for 2019-2020 season

By José Antonio Pérez Between 60 and 70% of Puerto Peñasco’s shrimping fleet have undergone repairs and preparation for the upcoming shrimping season, though the price of marine diesel has not improved and profitability of the fishing activity is complicated, reported Mateo López León, President of the Upper Gulf of California Shipowners Federation. López León […]

Puerto Peñasco runners strike Gold and make history in 2019!

By José Antonio Pérez Pan American Gold for Puerto Peñasco native José Carlos Villarreal in 1500 m On Aug. 8th, Puerto Peñasco native José Carlos Villarreal struck Gold in the 1500 meters of the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, becoming the first Mexican in history to take Gold at this distance at the […]

2019 Summer Season in Puerto Peñasco welcomes nearly 700,000 visitors

 By José Antonio Pérez Following ten weeks of the 2019 summer season, Puerto Peñasco has hosted close to 640,000 tourists, reported Puerto Peñasco Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCV) Héctor Vázquez del Mercado. While the past years’ tendency of ongoing growth in tourism numbers may not be fully met this summer, Vázquez del Mercado still anticipated […]

2019 Summer Hours & Closures @round Rocky Point

After the fast-paced early days of summer, and with back-to-school sessions nearly underfoot, several restaurants and some of our favorite watering holes generally about this time take a quick break to enjoy a little vacay time themselves.  Scouring through several sites, we’ve compiled the following list of summer hours / closures to help with your […]