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May 19, 2019


Carnaval Court Candidates

In preparation for the Vive la Fiesta 2012 Puerto Peñasco Carnaval, to be held Feb. 17 – 21, candidates for the Royal Court were recently presented by Mayor Alejandro Zepeda Munro as part of renewed Citizen Wednesday activities at City Hall. Among the candidates were those in the running for Carnaval Queen, Children’s Royalty, and “Ugly King.” Outgoing […]

UTPP “mini” Iron Chef

In the countdown to this year’s Taste of Peñasco and Iron Chef Competition set for Feb. 11 in Plaza del Camarón, the culinary arts department of the local UTPP (Technological University of Puerto Peñasco) recently sharpened up their knives and took over the kitchen of Emiliano’s at the Sonoran Sun with their own “mini Iron Chef” to […]

Vive la Fiesta! Float preps

Puerto Peñasco is getting ready for this year’s Carnaval “Vive La Fiesta”, to be held Feb. 17 – 21, and the floats are taking shape! A good part of this year’s floats are being put together with recycled materials, as well as bits and pieces from last year’s floats that remain in good condition. The […]

DIF receives generous donation from Circle K

Among the numerous groups and organizations in Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point) working toward the goal of helping others, perhaps one of the most important of these is the local DIF office. Across the country, the national system of the Office on Integral Family Development (DIF) is a social assistance branch of the government and, according to its […]

Rocky Point Athletes at State Games

Photo: Alonso López Trasviña In the Rocky Point sports world and on the heels of the 3rd Annual Baseball Coaches Clinic, Puerto Peñasco’s young athletes are once again representing the city at the State Olympics being held principally in Hermosillo. Fernando López Trasviña of the Municipal Sports Institute reports that 169 athletes, along with 23 coaches, from 8 […]

Buzz about projects in Puerto Peñasco

Each year there is always buzz about the possibility of exciting projects coming to Puerto Peñasco.  Some of this excitement in the past was stirred up with the development of the Coastal Highway, which has offered a wonderful “short-cut” to Baja California (and subsequently Yuma, AZ and parts Northwest of the city), the inauguration of […]

Los Juanes to reopen in Mirador Jan 22!

In a sure sign of growing confidence in the local economy, not to mention a welcome return to the list of dining options in Rocky Point, we are pleased to announce that Los Juanes in the Mirador will be reopening its doors on Sunday, Jan. 22!!  To start off, they will be offering daily breakfast buffet service from […]

Peñasco in the Major Leagues / A home run for 3rd YSF Coaches Clinic

This past Saturday, Jan. 14, the 3rd edition of the YSF/IMDP “Puerto Peñasco in the Major Leagues” baseball clinic was a true hit!  More than 150 children and young baseball players from Puerto Peñasco joined either the morning or afternoon sessions where they honed up their skills, learning techniques and tips from a group of professional baseball players. […]

Creative detours in Rocky Point

Updated Jan. 13, 2012 Around the Christmas/New Year’s holidays we ran a short article about driving tips in and around Rocky Point. As we prepare for another holiday weekend, we’d like to note that there is still plenty of work going on to help improve the city streets though this may mean creative detours through […]

Nogales US Consul visits Puerto Peñasco

From the Consulate of the United States in Nogales: The United States Consulate in Nogales, Mexico is pleased to invite you to a Town Hall meeting with U.S. Consul Chad Cummins on his visit to Puerto Peñasco. We look forward to this opportunity to get to know you and your community, as well as to […]

Discounts on Property Tax payments

The City’s Office of Social Communication recently released a press bulletin reminding property owners they will receive a 15% discount on property taxes paid in January. In addition, everyone who pays property taxes during this time will be entered into a raffle for a 2012 Ford Courier pick-up. Those who pay in January will receive […]

Cycling into the New Year

You never know who you’ll meet over a cup of coffee in Rocky Point. Morning coffee at Mario’s on the way to the Old Port always brings special surprises, great conversation with the “regulars”, plus insightful visits with folk who frequent Mario’s each time they come to town or even discover the coffee shop for […]

American Legion Post MX 15 finds new home in Mirador

The American Legion Post MX 15 has moved into its new home in the Mirador, settling into the bottom part of the former Los Juanes restaurant. Rob Baylor, who is co-manager along with Ardi Harris, gave us a quick tour through the welcoming dining area, bar, office, and kitchen and said American Legion members are thrilled with the new space! […]

Earthquake in Rocky Point?

Reports this morning online from the Arizona Republic, and the local Spanish news agency numerounoonline.com announced a 4.7 earthquake shook Rocky Point early on Friday, Dec. 23.  The U.S. Geological Observatory, located in Golden, CO, registered the quake as having taken place at 5:32 a.m. in the Gulf of California about 40 miles south of Puerto Peñasco. Other than […]