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RCPM Circus Mexicus donates education funds to local DIF

Organizers of the recent Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers 2021 Circus Mexicus presented a donation of $9,185 USD to the local office on Integral Family Development (DIF). The resources will be go towards DIF’s scholarship program, as well as to help sustain the Puerto Peñasco Student Home in Mexicali, Baja California. Zamudio Sánchez detailed the […]

Enhancing tourism services through training courses

Puerto Peñasco Convention & Visitors Bureau In an effort to certify and professionalize tourism services, a call has been launched for interested individuals to take part in a housekeeper training course led by the Sonora State Labor Training Institute (ICATSON). The 15-hour training is set to commence July 5th, thanks to a collaborative agreement between […]

Resumed focus on SENTRI lane at border

Streamlining vehicle crossings at the Lukeville-Sonoyta land entry, while increasing both tourism and commercial competitiveness for Puerto Peñasco, is an urgent matter. With this in mind, steps are being taken again to encourage the opening of a SENTRI lane at the Lukeville border entry. Oscar Federico Palacio Soto, local representative for the Sonoran Hotel and […]

2021 Summer in Rocky Point set to break records

Summer 2021 is so far meeting positive expectations, meaning that Puerto Peñasco could wrap up this cycle with between 600,00 to 700,000 visitors, reports the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV). Bouncing back after last year’s bout with Covid closures and hurdles, these numbers are more like those of 2018 and 2019, affirmed Héctor Vázquez […]

OOMAPAS assures water supply through summer

Puerto Peñasco’s 11 potable water wells are all currently operating, reports the Municipal Potable Water, Sewage, and Sanitation Office (OOMAPAS). At 400 liters of water per second, this is sufficient to adequately meet the city’s summer water demand, emphasized OOMAPAS General Director Hesdín Soto Lizárraga. Given water needs of residents and tourists alike, prior to […]

Puerto Peñasco to celebrate 94th Anniversary on July 9th

Puerto Peñasco Convention & Visitors Bureau The spot that gave rise to a fishing community in the middle of the desert, and which is now one of the most important tourist destinations in northwestern Mexico, will celebrate its 94th anniversary on July 9th. Nestled between the Sonoran desert and a corner of the Sea of […]

Funds freed up for new cell at landfill

Funds to close the current city landfill in order to build a new cell for waste have finally been freed up, announced Puerto Peñasco mayor Ernesto “Kiko” Munro, allowing for a next step in addressing the city’s dire trash problem. At a press conference earlier this week, the mayor presented the plan, made possible through […]

Annual Red Cross collection welcomes ongoing donations

The 2021 Red Cross collection drive in Puerto Peñasco raised nearly 350,000 pesos in donations from residents and visitors alike, detailed Irma Rojas Herrera, local Red Cross Administrative Coordinator.  Herrera clarified final numbers on commercial donations are still pending as that is a year-long process. While amounts raised in 2021 so far for the Red […]

RP Bomberos Summer Hydration

Summer hydration call! Let’s keep our local firefighters hydrated! Please consider donating Gatorade, electrolytes (lime/lemon), water, etc. to help the Departamento De Bomberos Puerto Peñasco throughout the intense heat of the summer. Drop off at central Fire Department on Blvd. Fremont. GRACIAS!  *Additional hydration donations welcome at the local Red Cross – also on Blvd. […]

RCPM Save the Dates

Coming off this year’s Circus Mexicus, and as they hit the road through the summer, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers announce upcoming dates of shows in Rocky Point! “We’re excited to announce two upcoming destination weekends in Puerto Penasco! Join RCPM October 22-24, 2021 and the return of January Jam MLK Weekend Jan 14-16, 2022!! […]

Adopt-a-Classroom school supply drive

Hopes are the upcoming school year will once again provide for in person classes at schools across the city.  Several groups and organizations are busy readying school supply drives, including the Adopt a Classroom program of Barbara Olszewski.  Barb tells us that spiral notebooks in particular are a huge need throughout the year, along with […]

“Packs of Love” by Steps of Love

Announcement from Steps of Love Much like in the United States, public school students in Rocky Point must begin the year with a backpack filled with a long list of school supplies, Because the young people we support come from families with limited resources, most cannot afford this expense. Your donation to our ‘Packs of […]

Tire-a-thon success!

The recent “Llantatón” Tire-a-thon met overall goals by eliminating over 200,00 tires from the city, and particularly from around the landfill area.  Remains from the shredded tires will go to a cement company in Hermosillo to be put into developing construction material. The just over 2 month Tire-a-Thon included use of an industrial shredder set […]

Circus Mexicus 2021 – Homecoming

“We’ve waited 2 years, and traveled 3000 miles, to be able to say these 8 words,” an excited voice rang out from the Circus Mexicus main stage gracing the sand lot behind Banditos in Rocky Point on Saturday, June 12th.  “Ladies and Gentlemen, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers.” Announcing the band from the main stage […]