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April 21, 2019


Local student from Cobach to represent Sonora in National Biology Contest

By José Antonio Pérez Alejandro Sanabria Ortega, along with 4 other students from the state, is preparing himself to represent Sonora in the National Biology Contest, to be held from November 25th through the 29th in Hermosillo, Sonora. The local high school student affirmed he is ready to give his all, since his ultimate goal […]

Rotary Club’s Annual World’s Greatest Meal serves up success!

3rd Annual “World’s Greatest Meal” by Rotary Club Mar de Peñasco is a great success! By Eduardo Vallejo – JoinUs In promoting the over 30-year-old initiative of Rotary International in working towards the eradication of polio across the globe, in recent years activities surrounding “The World’s Greatest Meal” (wgmeal.com) have become successful fundraising events for […]

Release of first baby sea turtles of the season

By José Antonio Pérez Following weeks of incubation, the first 29 baby sea turtles of the season were released on Sunday, October 14th, in Las Conchas, where mama turtle made her nest two months ago. Cesar Garcia Gonzalez, Director of the Federal Maritime Land Zone (ZOFEMAT), explained on this occasion members of the Clean Beach […]

Rain from Rosa has strong impact on Puerto Peñasco

The recent tropical storm Rosa left behind flooded streets and homes in various parts of Puerto Peñasco, as well as several cars stranded in spontaneous lakes. The remnants of Hurricane Rosa, which had been downgraded to a Tropical Storm by the time she visited Puerto Peñasco, could be felt throughout town starting principally Monday evening […]

First turtle nest in Puerto Peñasco this season

First turtle to lay eggs in Puerto Peñasco this season; nest is removed for artificial incubation By José Antonio Pérez The first sighting of a sea turtle laying its eggs on the beaches of Puerto Peñasco was registered at the beginning of this week in the area of Mi Playa, next to CetMar high school. […]

New look for Mexican 500 peso bill

The 500 Mexican peso bill, which has donned the images of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in magenta hues, has a new look and new details. As of August 27th, the 500 peso bill now displays Benito Juarez on one side and a gray whale with it’s offspring on the other, drawing attention to the […]

Puerto Peñasco welcomed 700,000 summer visitors

By José Antonio Pérez Puerto Peñasco welcomed approximately 700,000 visitors from June thru August this year, reports the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV).  This represents revenue of about 730 million pesos for the area, fulfilling overall expectations though also pointing to a 1% drop hotel and resort occupancy levels in comparison to last summer. […]

Fire consumes abandoned Playa Hermosa hotel

By José Antonio Pérez A fiery blaze on the evening of August 14th consumed at least six rooms on the second floor of the abandoned Playa Hermosa hotel. Luis Armando Flores Oropeza, Deputy Director of Civil Protection and Fire Department, reported while the cause of the fire is still under investigation it did not cause […]

The curious case of Cannonball Jellyfish

Cannonball jellyfish yield surpasses 60 thousand tons  By José Antonio Pérez Marco Antonio Ross Guerrero, Deputy Secretary of Fish and Aquaculture for the Ministry of Agriculture, Ranching, Hydraulic Resources, Fishing and Aquaculture (SAGARHPA) reports the harvesting of “cannonball jellyfish” now represents the second most important product extracted from the Upper Gulf of California. Cannonball jellyfish […]

SCMA 43rd Annual 3 Flags Classic to start from Puerto Peñasco

The 43rd edition of the SCMA 3 Flags Classic, which revs up with check-in Aug. 30th in Puerto Peñasco, will include bikers from Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. The 3 Flags Classic is a traditional annual motorcycle run organized by the Southern California Motorcycle Association in which over 250 adventurous bikers brave the desert heat […]

“Limpieza Mar y Tierra” Clean-up set for September 22nd

The 1st “Limpieza Mar y Tierra” Sea & Sand clean-up scheduled for September 22nd aims to bring scuba divers, ocean lovers, and beach combers together in an effort to further contribute to keeping our beaches clean. With the sole purpose of furthering efforts to keep Puerto Peñasco’s sea and beaches clean, Rocky Point Scuba Divers […]

Two Gallos prepare to duke it out in Superfly 3

A true Mexican duel between two “gallos” is set for September 8th, when Puerto Peñasco native Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada Romero will face Felipe “El Gallito” Orocuta, at The Forum in Los Angeles, California. The upcoming bout, which is important for both Mexican fighters, will define whether or not Juan “El Gallo” Estrada gets […]

Puerto Peñasco plans to house Virtual U.S. Consulate

By José Antonio Pérez Representatives from the U.S. General Consulate in Nogales, including General Consul Virginia Staab, recently visited Puerto Peñasco to meet with Peñasco mayor Kiko Munro, and had the opportunity to hold a Town Hall with several of Puerto Peñasco’s U.S. residents. Mayor Kiko Munro remarked a Virtual U.S. Consulate is set to […]

Puerto Peñasco Rotary Club installs new Board

By José Antonio Pérez On the evening of July 17th, Shandra Keesecker was sworn in as incoming President of the Puerto Peñasco Rotary Club (CR Mar de Peñasco, A.C.) following the club’s successful year under the leadership of María Dolores Monteverde Sesma. Accompanied by local authorities, friends, family, and fellow Rotarians, including from the Caborca […]

Puerto Peñasco Lions Club welcomes new president

At the end of June, the Puerto Peñasco Lion’s Club held their traditional installation ceremony for the incoming board, welcoming Rosy Carrillo as President, César Ortega as Secretary, and Jesús Balderrama as Treasurer. At the swearing in ceremony, held at the club’s own Lions Den, outgoing President Carmen Alicia Morales recognized club members and community […]

George Papanicolaou Group to expand services

By José Antonio Pérez Because prevention is the best weapon against cancer, the local George Papanicolaou Association is expanding its services to offer lung cancer detection tests. Carmen Morales Valles, President of the Agrupación George Papanicolaou in Puerto Peñasco, explained this will complement work the association already does in the effort to detect and combat […]