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May 22, 2019


Sonora-Arizona Commission prepares for 2014 Plenary Session

State Press Release. Dec. 2013 (excerpt) With the goal of strengthening binational relationships and seeking development opportunities in the border region, the 54th Plenary Session of the Sonora- Arizona Commission will take place at the beginning of 2014, reported Executive State Technical Secretary Luis Erasmo Terán Balaguer. “We have tremendous expectations for both regions in […]

New Year’s Traditions in Mexico

By Shandra Keesecker-Rivero  – Excerpts Republished from 2012: Interesting Mexican New Year’s traditions: 1. Eat 12 grapes at midnight, one with each stroke of the clock, while making a wish with each new grape (seedless ones tend to work best).  This is by far my favorite tradition!! 2. Sheep figurines bring bring luck and abundance […]

Pre-Christmas Bike Ride goes off without a hitch

Contributor: Ernesto Portugal Garcia On Dec. 22nd, more than 60 cyclists of all ages made their way to Plaza a la Madre around 9 a.m. to register for a pre-Christmas Bike Ride organized by Ernesto Portugal Garcia. Upon registering, participants enjoyed cups of hot chocolate before receiving safety instructions provided by the Municipal Safety Office. […]

Federal Funds for work on Blvd. Samuel Ocaña

Puerto Peñasco Mayor Gerardo Figueroa Zazueta confirms nearly 30 million pesos in federal funds will be used for roadwork along Blvd. Samuel Ocaña, which is set to get started before the end of the year.  As stated in earlier reports, the initial work will extend along Blvd. Ocaña from Blvd. Benito Juarez to Ave. Juan […]

Santa and Mrs. Claus visit BooBar with gifts for Fire Dept.

By Shandra Keesecker-Rivero With Santa’s busy schedule during December, we were pleased to see both he and Mrs. Claus popping up around Puerto Peñasco sporadically throughout the month.  On Dec. 22nd, Mr. & Mrs. Claus made their grand entrance into the Malecon atop a Fire Truck before climbing their way up through a window of […]

DIF receives holiday donations from various sources

What do real estate and The Nutcracker have to do with the local Office on Integral Family Development (DIF)?  Recently, Long Realty made a donation of $50,000 pesos to the local social assistance organization, which will go to ongoing work on a Hemodialysis Unit that has been a principal goal of the DIF under President […]

Posada traditions continue

Holiday parties, traditionally called “posadas,” can be found across Puerto Peñasco this time of year. Just this past week, the local Office on Integral Family Development (DIF) held a posada with folk living at the Casa Hogar Home for the Elderly.  DIF President Rafael Felix de Figueroa celebrated the event alongside the 30 Hogar residents […]

Rocky Point Strong!

By Shandra Keesecker-Rivero On the morning of December 18th, 2013, Rocky Point awoke to news of something serious going down in the popular condominium area of Sandy Beach – and specifically around the lovely Bella Sirena complex. From 5 a.m. on, social networks lit up as people advised others to stay indoors while the early […]

Situation under control in Rocky Point

Mayor Gerardo Figueroa Zazueta: Authorities acted according to security protocol Press Release HERMOSILLO, SON; 18 December 2013.- Rocky Point Mayor Professor Gerardo Figueroa Zazueta has reported the situation in Puerto Peñasco is calm after a confrontation between Mexican Federal authorities and members of a criminal organization during the early morning hours in the area known […]

Federal Police operative awakens Puerto Peñasco

Sonora Attorney General Carlos Navarro Sugich initially reported a Federal Police Operative in Puerto Peñasco in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Dec. 18th between Federal forces and armed individuals, left at least four of those confronting federal forces dead. In a later message sent out on Twitter, Navarro Sugich confirmed that a fifth individual […]

Paving work on Samuel Ocaña to begin before end of year

Press Release Heberto Reyna Orozco, General Director of Urban Development, Public Projects, Ecology, and Zofemat for Puerto Peñasco has announced the winning bid for paving work along Blvd. Samuel Ocaña will be made known on Christmas Day. Similarly, he noted that work to modernize this boulevard would begin before the end of the year. The […]

Local Architects Association swears in new board

On the evening of Friday, December 6th, the Puerto Peñasco Architects Association (Colegio de Arquitectos Rocaportenses, A.C.) swore in new board members for the 2013-2015 cycle. Members of the association, along with invited guests, first heard words from exiting Colegio president Arq. Pedro Lasso Martinez. Arq. Lasso remarked upon a number of highlights from his […]

Annual Black & White Ball highlights

City Press Release Estela Alejandra de la Puerta is crowned 37th Queen of DIF’s traditional Black & White Ball. Amidst a background of enjoyment and family unity, the 37th edition of the traditional Black & White Ball took place on November 30th at the new “Expo Centro Peñasco” Convention Center. The event, organized by the […]

Gila Bend donates $6000 US to Puerto Peñasco DIF

City Press Release The City of Gila Bend, AZ, in coordination with a group of Gila Bend residents, recently presented the local Office on Integral Family Development (DIF) with a check for $6000 US. With a group of Gila Bend residents on hand, Mayor Steven Holt along with his wife Mrs. Julie Holt, made the […]

Road work to extend to Blvd. Samuel Ocaña

City Press Release City Council authorizes agreement with State Government for transfer of nearly 30 million pesos As part of road modernization work, the Puerto Peñasco City Council has unanimously approved road work for Blvd. Samuel Ocaña from the stretch between Benito Juárez and Juan Escutia. This forms part of the city’s comprehensive urbanization plan. […]

Mayors seek to strengthen Peñasco – Arizona region

City Press Release Puerto Peñasco Mayor Gerardo Figueroa Zazueta recently met with Mayors of Yuma, Somerton and San Luis, Arizona in what was considered a historic meeting. The Mayors analyzed various topics concerning how to strengthen the region of Puerto Peñasco with the various municipalities located in the southern part of Arizona. At the meeting, […]