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January 23, 2020


Casago Employees Spread Holiday Joy this season

Casago’s Human Resources Department collected toys for kids in need in the Rocky Point community Rocky Point, Sonora, Mexico (December 27, 2019) – After decades of doing business in the Rocky Point community in Sonora, Mexico, staff and executives at Scottsdale-based Casago know that there are many children in need who could use an extra […]

Rocky Point Rally delivers donations of nearly 400,000 pesos

By José Antonio Pérez / Shandra Keesecker-Rivero The 19th Annual Rocky Point Rally, held the second weekend in November, came full circle in mid-December with presentation of nearly 400 thousand pesos to local charitable donations.  Proceeds from rally registration, the Charity Poker Run, and Saturday Bike Show are what make up the funds to help […]

1200 signatures gathered in support of SENTRI line at border

 By José Antonio Pérez / Shandra Keesecker-Rivero In December, the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) gathered 1200 signatures in support of opening a SENTRI line at the Lukeville-Sonoyta port of entry. OCV Director Lizette Ibarra noted the positive response to the petition both within Puerto Peñasco itself, including sign-up spots at area businesses […]

Midday Gala on the Astoria! Jan 8

Be part of history!  (Updated) Midday dining Gala on the Astoria before it departs Puerto Peñasco on its first voyage through the Sea of Cortez.  $100 USD donation per couple / $50 USD individual proceeds for the scholarship program of the local DIF    Embark from docks in front of FONATUR offices (main tour boat dock) […]

Astoria sets out across Atlantic! Destination: Puerto Peñasco.

Following a stay in Rotterdam, according to the website of Cruise & Maritime Voyages, the CMV Astoria has begun its journey across the Atlantic, making its way to cross through the Panama canal to arrive at its final destination in Puerto Peñasco. While the cruise line offering “Treasures of the Sea of Cortez” had modified […]

US Consul General qualifies Puerto Peñasco as Safe Destination

By José Antonio Pérez During a recent visit to Puerto Peñasco, United States Consul General Virginia Staab stated that certain events registered in Sonora over the past few months will lead to changes in wording on travel advisories issued by the U.S. State Department, though affirmed that Puerto Peñasco is safe for tourists to visit. […]

Puerto Peñasco anticipates strong end of the year numbers

By José Antonio Pérez Thanksgiving Day in the United States is one of the last important tourism weekends in Rocky Point for visitors from abroad, affirmed Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, president of the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV). The OCV President detailed the hotel and resort industry anticipated an average of over 60% in […]

US Town Hall rescheduled for Dec 10th

The United States Consulate General in Nogales, Mexico, is pleased to announce that it has rescheduled its Town Hall Meeting for U.S. citizens living in the community.  We look forward to this opportunity to engage in constructive dialogue, answer questions, and address community concerns.  The details of the meeting are as follows: What:              Town Hall […]

2019 Contest for Christmas Trees made from recycled materials

The local administration through the Office of Art and Culture, the Municipal Youth Institute, and the Office of Ecology are pleased to announce their 1st Contest for Christmas Trees made from Recycled Materials.  The holiday display and awards will be held Dec. 14th beginning from 6 p.m. at the Casa de la Cultura (across from […]

Fall baby sea turtles release

By José Antonio Pérez Photos: Comunicación Social H. Ayuntamiento Puerto Peñasco In an area of ​​Playa Bonita where a sea turtle nested almost two months ago, 45 baby sea turtles were released back into the Sea of Cortez in early November, under protocol to protect sea turtles along Puerto Peñasco’s coast. Members of the local […]

Workshop detects 45 tangled sea lions at Bird Island

By José Antonio Pérez – photo: CEDO archives disentanglement efforts A recent training workshop to detect sea lions tangled in nets found 45 entangled sea lions, or rather 2.5% of the sea lion population at Bird Island, reported Nelida Barajas Acosta, Director for the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO). Nelida […]

Treasures of the Sea of Cortez cruise commits thru 2021

By José Antonio Pérez The Treasures of the Sea Cruise on the Astoria ship of Cruise & Maritime Voyages has consolidated its first season in Puerto Peñasco to three departures, rather than six, reconfirmed Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) President Héctor Vázquez del Mercado.  He noted current dates for the cruise, which is […]