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July 20, 2019


Plaza a la Madre to undergo renovation

By José Antonio Pérez Jose Luis Montijo Torres, Municipal Director for Public Works, reported following 10 years since Plaza la Madre underwent renovation efforts, it is set to get a new facelift at a cost of over 7 million pesos. Montijo Torres detailed funds from the Colorado River Bridge Trust will be put towards bringing […]

Call to follow protocols after season’s first whale sightings

By José Antonio Pérez Cold weather and cool sea temperatures have led to early sightings of humpback whales and whale sharks, though still quite a way from Puerto Peñasco, affirmed Harbor master Luis Castro Galán. The Harbor master went on to explain as temperatures drop, so does demand for beach services such as “banana” or […]

Increased participation during Fall cancer prevention campaign

By José Antonio Pérez This Fall’s free cancer prevention campaign, carried out by the Beatriz Beltrones Foundation, saw a noticeable advancement in cancer prevention awareness. Local Foundation liaison Oscar Palacio Soto detailed in the campaign’s first 5 days, the mobile unit performed 180 cervical cancer tests and 182 mammograms, noting many of the women choose […]

Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada to enter ring again Dec. 8th!

Puerto Peñasco’s boxing pride, Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada will go into the ring again on December 8th, headlining the night in a face off against Hermosillo boxer Victor “Spock” Mendez in the Stubhub Center in Carson, California, to be televised on HBO. One time WBO/WBA flyweight champion, “Gallo” Estrada has been training in Los […]

BiAnnual AZ-Mex / Sonora-Mex Commission meets in Hermosillo

The Bi-Annual Mexico-Arizona Commission and Comisión Sonora-Arizona Winter Summit will be held Nov. 29th – 30th in Sonora’s capital of Hermosillo. The local Convention and Visitors Bureau issued a note as to the importance of these meetings, and Peñasco’s role in the Commission: The importance of carrying out the Sonora-Arizona Commission By:  Puerto Peñasco Convention […]

US Virtual Consular Agency in Puerto Peñasco

VIRTUAL CONSULAR AGENCY OFFICE HOURS The United States Consulate General in Nogales, Mexico, is pleased to announce the establishment of a Virtual Consular Agency in Puerto Peñasco.  Mr. Ernesto “Kiko” Munro, Mayor of Puerto Peñasco, has very graciously provided office space on the first floor of the Municipal Ayuntamiento where American citizens are welcome to […]

18th Annual Rocky Point Rally Exceeds Expectations

By José Antonio Pérez The 18th Annual Rocky Point Rally, held Nov. 8th – 11th, exceeded all expectations, hosting well over 8,500 motorcycles and welcoming at least 25,000 people from Mexico, United States, Canada, Germany, and other places from around the world – including the Philippines! Donations from annual registration fees from this year’s Rally […]

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 […]