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May 22, 2019


Los Rolling Rockies take 2nd place at Caborca tournament!

By MoKa Hammeken Los Rolling Rockies, Puerto Peñasco’s own wheelchair basketball crew, recently came home with a triumphant victory! Upon their return, the team gathered at the Municipal Gym with their trophy in hand, and donning individual medals for their second place finish at the Sonoran League tournament held in Caborca on April 6th & […]

US Consulate General to hold Town Meeting in Rocky Point 4/11

Chad Cummins, United States Consulate General in Nogales, Mexico will be holding a town hall meeting for U.S. citizens living in the Puerto Peñasco community. What:            Town Hall Meeting Where:          Las Palomas Convention Center    Las Palomas Resort Phase II When:            Thursday, April 11th from 4:00pm to 5:00pm Who:              All U.S. citizens and […]

Rocky Point on AZ Midday 4/10

The Convention and Visitors Bureau of Puerto Peñasco (OCV) has been busy actively promoting the city in diverse ways, inviting people to explore, enjoy, and rediscover Rocky Point. In addition to a series of welcoming print and TV ads, these efforts have included interviews featured on the Arizona Midday program of KPNX Phoenix, Channel 12.  […]

Semana Santa vacationers pack Puerto Peñasco beaches

City press release Vacationers from across Mexico, southern parts of the U.S., and beyond, packed on to Puerto Peñasco’s beaches this weekend, beginning on Good Friday. According to information from the Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), approximately 100,000 people were expected over the entire Holy Week vacation period, with hotel occupancy rates at 100%. […]

Semana Santa visitors start arriving in Puerto Peñasco

City Press Release Puerto Peñasco has begun to receive the annual Semana Santa flow of foreign and national visitors who choose to spend their vacations on the beautiful beaches of the Sea of Cortez. In order to provide better care and attention to tourism during this vacation period, Municipal Police and Citizens’ Care offices have […]

Spring Cleaning across Puerto Peñasco

By Shandra Keesecker-Rivero Photo: Penasco Trash Mob To combat one of Puerto Peñasco’s persistently pesky problems, various groups have sprouted in recent months with the shared goal of cleaning up the city while working to raise awareness about trash disposal and, in some cases, recycling. Whether it be a trash army, city brigade, or mob, […]

Peñasco launches Semana Santa safety operative

City Press Release On Saturday, March 23rd, Puerto Peñasco Mayor Gerardo Figueroa Zazueta launched the 2013 Semana Santa Safety Operative, which aims to ensure the safety of Peñasco residents, as well as that of national and foreign tourists during the Easter week holidays. With a force of more than 300 people, along with 70 patrol […]

Boost in Puerto Peñasco’s Spring Break 2013 numbers!

By Shandra Keesecker-Rivero Following a second full week of the traditional Spring Break period in Arizona, the number of visitors to Puerto Peñasco during the stretch from March 9th – 18th showed a growth of about 4 points over 2012. During a brief, relatively informal press conversation with representatives from the local media, Héctor Vázquez […]

New offices opened for collection of Municipal Funds

City Press Release On Friday, March 15th, Puerto Peñasco Mayor Prof. Gerardo Figueroa Zazueta did the ribbon cutting for a new municipal tax collection office. The recently inaugurated Municipal Collection Center is located near the corner of Blvd. Eusebio Kino and Constitution (when heading toward City Hall on Blvd. Juarez, turn on Blvd. Kino just […]

Sonora’s First Lady pays visit to Puerto Peñasco

By Shandra Keesecker-Rivero  (Versión en español abajo) On March 13th, Señora Iveth Dagnino de Padrés, Sonora’s First Lady and President of the statewide office on Integral Family Development (DIF), began her visit to Puerto Peñasco by presenting the Municipal DIF with keys to a handicap accessible van equipped with wheelchair lift, along with a number […]

Mayor Gerardo Figueroa recognizes 12 successful women from community

On International Women’s Day (March 8), the administration of Mayor Prof. Gerardo Figueroa Zazueta recognized women in Puerto Peñasco for their outstanding participation in the social and productive life of the community who contribute to the region’s development. In particular, the City recognized the work of 12 women during a ceremony attended by DIF President […]

Puerto Peñasco DIF President receives support from Gila Bend Mayor

City Press Release Mrs. Rafaela Félix de Figueroa, President of the Puerto Peñasco DIF (Office on Integral Family Development), recently met with city officials from Gila Bend, AZ, led by Mayor Ron Henri. During this binational meeting, Puerto Peñasco’s First Lady presented Mayor Henri with the DIF’s projects encompassing hemodialysis and providing wheelchairs for children […]

RV Caravan gives back on the road to Rocky Point

By Shandra Keesecker-Rivero For most travelers, the road to Puerto Peñasco invariably goes through the small border town of Plutarco Elías Calles, best known as Sonoyta. Other than running by Vasquez Licores in the center of town for gifts and souvenirs, or a snack-run to Circle K right near the turn off to Highway 2, […]

Puerto Peñasco sprucing up for Spring

A recent City press release announced steps are being taken to spruce up various spots around town in anticipation of the upcoming vacation periods of Spring Break and Semana Santa. The goal, city officials explain, is to ensure both vacationers and families in Puerto Peñasco can thoroughly enjoy public spaces. A brigade of city workers […]

City Youth called to show off voices in “Yo Canto” contest

City Press Release With the objective of promoting local talent, the Municipal Youth Institute (IMJ) has launched a call for the first Yo Canto (I Sing) contest.  Rubí Borboa Murua, IMJ Director, explains this event is being held with the goal of electing a representative from Puerto Peñasco for the state competition organized by the […]

DIF Peñasco receives donations totaling $8000 US

City press release During the recent Taste of Peñasco event, local DIF President Rafaela Félix de Figueroa received two welcome donations to help make the hemodialysis program a reality for the city. (These donations are in addition to whatever funds were raised for DIF during the Taste event). Joe Rodriguez and Greg Bindel made a […]