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May 22, 2019


Gardening at the San Rafael Christian Community Center

Contributor and Photos: Deb Turner Imagine cultivating and planting seeds in sand!   That is exactly what is going on in the neighborhood of San Rafael on the outskirts of Puerto Peñasco. The gardening project is a collaborative effort with LivingStones Ministry (a 501(3) organization), the Christian Community Center in San Rafael, My Courageous Generosity (Marie […]

Generosity: A welcome donation of sports equipment

Contributor: Rob Baylor, American Legion Post MX 15 In a world that revolves around our families and our friends we find that charity begins in the heart. I would like to tell a story of such kindness. In Puerto Peñasco there are many things going on that we don’t even know about and I will […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month

State Press release The State Secretary of Health invites everyone to join the fight against breast cancer, noting there will be a serious of activities taking place throughout October to help raise health awareness. As is tradition, DIF SONORA, through its numerous volunteers and in coordination with groups such as RETO, George Papanicolaou, and United […]

Plans to restore five historic temples in Sonora

State press release The Secretary of Infrastructure and Urban Development (SIDUR) is working to procure Federal resources to restore five religious temples in Sonora, reports SIDUR Secretary Enrique Torres Delgado. SIDUR is looking to coordinate with the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) in Sonora to respond to this community need. Restoration sites include: […]

World Rabies Day – September 28th

Press Release The Municipal Health Office of Puerto Peñasco has sterilized 68 pets this week as part of actions surrounding World Rabies Day, which is Sept. 28th. On this occasion, Health Office coordinator Dr. Eliel López Urías explains, Puerto Peñasco is the State host for World Rabies Day and planned a number of activities to […]

Donations sought for those impacted by storms Ingrid and Manuel

The Aeropuerto Mar de Cortés, along with Grupo Vidanta (Mayan Palace) and Aeroméxico are working to support those impacted by recent storms in southern Mexico. They will be flying donated goods out on Thursday, September 26th and are asking the community to assist through the donation of dry goods and cleaning supplies. Both today and […]

Road projects for Blvd. Benito Juarez

Press Release: The Puerto Peñasco City Council has given approval to Mayor Gerardo Figueroa Zazueta to establish an agreement with the State of Sonora for a second dispersal of funds to be put toward repaving sections of Blvd. Juarez. The first part of the 180 million pesos from the Federal level has already been put […]

Goal to begin Puerto Peñasco Home Port in November

By Azucena Mazón During a brief interview with Javier Tapia Camou following the Puerto Peñasco Mayoral Address earlier this week, the Coordinator of the State Commission for the Promotion of Tourism (COFETUR) made assurances that per State and Federal programming this coming November should see the laying of the first stone on what will become […]

Mayoral Address: Sept 16th tradition in Puerto Peñasco

By Shandra Keesecker-Rivero The wind is beginning to blow in favor of Puerto Peñasco… – Mayor Figueroa Zazueta Traditionally, Mexican Independence Day festivities on September 16th include formal parades throughout many city plazas. September 16th is further recognized in every corner of the country with street names commemorating this important date in Mexico’s history, often […]

Honoring los Niños Héroes

Press Release On the morning of September 13th, Puerto Peñasco Mayor Gerardo Figueroa Zazueta, along with his wife Rafaela Félix de Figueroa, led a ceremony at City Hall commemorating the 166th Anniversary of the Heroic Deed of los Niños Héroes at Chapultepec. On this date, Mexico honors the legacy of young military students who defended […]

Road operative due to rising water along Peñasco – Caborca Highway

Press Release Given large amounts of water along the Puerto Peñasco – Caborca highway, the Puerto Peñasco Municipal Civil Protection Unit (UMPC) has established a permanent monitoring operative at kilometer 19 (on the way to Mayan Palace), all with the goal of preventing accidents. Nicandro Cornejo Torres, UMPC Director, explained reports from their counterparts in […]

Music Academy puts on sunset recital

Pro-Banda Press Release On the evening of September 1st, young musicians from advanced levels of the Puerto Peñasco Music Academy presented a delightful recital on the central patio of Emiliano’s Restaurant at the Sonoran Sun Resort. The recital, goal of which was to promote classes at the academy while raising funds for instruments, marked the […]

Labor Day weekend numbers up in Rocky Point

Labor Day weekend numbers in Rocky Point up 20% over last year By Azucena Mazón The Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) reports an 85% occupancy rate at area hotels from Friday, Aug. 30 – Sunday, Sept. 1, representing an economic influx of over 1.9 million dollars over the recent U.S. Labor Day holiday […]

“A kilo for Penasco” Food collection program

Press release The local Office of Social Development has begun a campaign to collect non-perishable goods, with hopes to surpass goals, affirms DIF President and Puerto Peñasco First Lady Rafaela Félix de Figueroa. With the goal to gather at least two tons of food items, the Municipal Office of Social Development has launched a campaign […]

Silver for Sonoran Softball team at Special Olympics

On August 28th, Sonora First Lady and State DIF President Sra. Iveth Dagnino de Padrés paid recognition to the Mexican Softball Delegation following their participation in Special Olympics competitions held in New Jersey, USA, from Aug. 23 – 25. Through the dedication and effort of the team’s 15 players from Sonora, and their 4 coaches, […]

Late August rain impacts parts of Rocky Point

Por Azucena Mazón The surprising early morning rain of Aug. 29th, brought on by effects of Tropical Storm Juliette just off Cabo San Lucas, lasted nearly an hour and left many families and children overjoyed with a rarely seen rainstorm for the area. Yet, it also caused damage to some homes, busy intersections, and city […]