Prof. Gerardo Figueroa sworn in as Peñasco Mayor 2012 – 2015

On Sept. 16th, Prof. Gerardo Figueroa was sworn in as Puerto Peñasco’s new Mayor for the 2012-2015 period. State Tourism Commissioner, Javier Tapia Camou, was present for the swearing in ceremony on behalf of Governor Guillermo Padrés.  The first press release of the incoming administration details in his message to the community of Peñasco, Prof. Figueroa made […]

New Mayor to be sworn in

By Shandra Keesecker-Rivero The journey to this weekend’s swearing in of Prof. Gerardo Figueroa as Puerto Peñasco’s Mayor for the 2012-2015 period has been nearly as adventuresome and precarious as area roads following our recent rains.  As described in the Letter from the Director in the September issue of JoinUs, following elections on July 1st and […]

“Sonoyta Detour Updates” on FB promotes travelers helping travelers

This past summer, those traveling back and forth to Puerto Peñasco through the Lukeville/Sonoyta crossing have encountered a detour in Sonoyta given replacement of the sole bridge in town. On most (dry) days, the detour is nothing more than an alternative route, sometimes accompanied with short lines heading both North and South. During this monsoon season, however, […]

Sonoyta “wash” update Sept. 9

Sept. 9, 2012 Good morning. The Communications Department of the Honorable Government of the municipality of Sonoyta hereby reports that road traffic over Calle Benito Juarez “El Vado” (detour/wash) has normalized and been reopened. Juan Carlos Fuentes, Chief of Security and the Environment of TRADECO SA de CV confirms that during the early hours of […]

Sonoyta “Wash” update Sept 7th

September 7, 2012 Good afternoon, The Communications Department of the City of Sonoyta reports that due to intense rains during recent days, the passage along Calle Benito Júarez “El Vado” (the detour/wash) will be closed until further notice. Juan Carlos Fuentes, Chief of Security and the Environment of TRADECO S.A. de C.V. states this morning there were […]

Jubilación of local IMSS Director

Balloons, flowers, official plaques, friends, family, and colleagues poured into a small, though comfortable conference room of the Puerto Peñasco IMSS (Mexican Social Security Institute) hospital on the sweltering afternoon of Aug. 31st to celebrate the retirement of Dr. Juan Manuel Villegas Castellano. Villegas, who had served as anesthesiologist for the Zone 9 General Hospital from 1984-2012, and […]

New in town: South of the Border Museum

On Monday, August 27th, Dr. Luis R. Vásquez inaugurated his South of the Border Museum in the Old Port, which will be opening its doors to the public as of today, Aug. 31 and be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. The unconventional museum/art gallery exhibits works of art, along with historical […]

Geckos Race Team joins local cycling clubs

Contributor: Alfonso López Trasviña The “Geckos Race Team” has arisen in Puerto Peñasco as a way to promote cycling, as well as running and swimming. The Race Team became official following the reading of its Constitutive Act this past week, done by the Director of Puerto Peñasco’s Municipal Sports Institute Fernando López Trasviña.  The club […]

Schuk Toak Visitors Center undergoing Museum Preparations

Following nearly 6 years of planning, research, design, negotiations, and production, the Schuk Toak Visitors Center of the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve has begun installation of a permanent museum at its facility about 15 minutes north of Puerto Peñasco.  Due to the installation of the Museum section, the Visitors Center will be closed beginning August 23rd and until further […]

El Gallo ~ Peñasco’s Boxing Champion!

It has been a tremendous week for Puerto Peñasco’s boxing star Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada.  Over the weekend, a new boxing training gym in the Ferrocarrilera neighborhood of the city was dedicated by the Mayor and his wife, named in honor of El Gallo; plus, Thursday marks the weigh-in process for El Gallo’s upcoming bout on […]

Local schools back in session

Today, Aug. 20th, marked the first day back to school for thousands of children across Mexico. Following nearly two months of vacation, students are heading back to class – which also means a bit more early morning traffic around certain parts of town. According to the 2012-13 School Calendar of the Secretary of Education and […]

Sonoran Soccer Association recognizes Puerto Peñasco Women’s League

On the heels of the Mexican Olympic  Men’s soccer gold at the 2012 London Olympics (beating out Brazil), it is no surprise that soccer has a prominent foothold within Mexican sports and traditions. Contributor Alfonso López Trasviña shares with us how the passion for fútbol/soccer extends across gender lines here in Puerto Peñasco. Puerto Peñasco, Sonora  […]

Puerto Peñasco @ Fiesta in the Desert IX

In mid-July, Puerto Peñasco had a definite presence at Fiesta in the Desert IX in Arizona, organized by the Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA).  The event, aimed at highlighting options to various travel partners, included a tradeshow, seminars, and special presentations. Russ Black, of Peñasco Recreation, and his wife Naomi had […]

Mayor announces arrival of Aerospace company Aeromk II

City Press Release. July 19, 2012 Through the investment of 100 million dollars and the creation of at least 400 jobs, over the next three years, the Aeromk II company – which builds jet planes for aerial combat training – is setting up shop in Puerto Peñasco, announced Mayor Alejandro Zepeda Munro. The Mayor mentioned there […]

Gracias Tiburones 2012!

The 2012 Tiburones baseball season has now officially come to a close, following a loss on Tuesday night to the Ensenada Marineros. Down 3-0 in the series, the Tiburones had come back dramatically over the weekend and the series was at 3-2 as they headed back on the road. But, being in Marinero territory was enough for Ensenada […]