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Summer temps in Rocky Point

Summer temperatures are expected to reach up into the high-90s this weekend in Puerto Peñasco, with a low of 77○F.  All who visit these beaches will be able to enjoy hot sunny days while cushioning the impact of the heat by drinking lots of water and eating fresh foods. At the border, the Civil Protection […]

Governor Padrés presents check for road work in Puerto Peñasco

By Azucena Mazón On Tueday, June 25th, Sonora Governor Guillermo Padrés Elías presented Puerto Peñasco Mayor Prof. Gerardo Figueroa Zazueta with a check for 40 million pesos to go toward the paving of four important tourism avenues in the city. Upon presenting the check, the Governor stressed the importance of improving the overall image of […]

Governor Padrés to help launch road projects in town

By Azucena Mazón Sonora Governor Guillermo Padres will be visiting Puerto Peñasco on Tuesday, June 25th, where he will take part in launching road paving projects that represent an investment of 180 million pesos. Beginning at 9 a.m., the Governor will announce the beginning work along Calle 13, Avenida 12, and the Boulevard extending from […]

Pinacate / Schuk Toak Visitors Center

Congratulations to the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve and Grand Desert of Altar in having been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site on June 21, 2013!!! Republished from Jan. 2012 The Pinacate and Grand Desert of Altar are wonderful jewels surrounding our seaside town. In addition to a visit to the fascinating Maar craters of the Pinacate Reserve (entrance […]

Pipe burst may impact parts of city Saturday

By Azucena Mazón A water burst in a 30″ pipe led to a lack of water in some neighborhoods of Puerto Peñasco on Saturday, June 22nd, while staff from OOMAPAS (City Water) worked to repair the damage and regularize service. Héctor Acosta Félix, director of OOMAPAS (Municipal Water, Sewage, and Sanitation Office), stated the burst […]

Aeroméxico connects Puerto Peñasco to Hermosillo and Las Vegas

Prepare for take-off! By Shandra Keesecker-Rivero In opening up more avenues for tourists to visit Puerto Peñasco, Aeroméxico began its Hermosillo – Puerto Peñasco – Las Vegas route on June 20th with the first flight landing at the Mar de Cortés international airport just before 12:30 p.m.  Transforming from a glimmer in the sky, the Aeroméxico […]

AEROMÉXICO announces Peñasco flight!

AEROMÉXICO announces new flight! Hermosillo – Puerto Peñasco – Las Vegas [Republished from May 2013 *Revised times*]  June 20th!  Flights begin!! As of June 20th, the airline will begin operating new routes twice a week, equipped with Embraer 145 planes that hold up to 50 passengers AEROMÉXICO Press Release. April 29, 2013 – AEROMÉXICO, the […]

Road work on Calles 12 & 13!

Paving projects on Calles 12 & 13 to begin Saturday, June 22 City Press Release: Three companies come out on top of tendering process published on Compranet June 18, 2013: The City of Puerto Peñasco has granted road paving projects for Calles 12 and 13, along with the boulevard in front of the Convention Center, […]

TECMED begins trash collection service in Puerto Peñasco

TECMED begins trash collection service in Puerto Peñasco City press release On the morning of June 17, 2013, Puerto Peñasco Mayor Gerardo Figueroa Zazueta waved the flag to mark the launch of trash collection services under a public-private alliance the City has established with the Spanish company TECMED. Accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Rafaela Félix […]

Peñasco Mayor takes part in Sonora – Arizona Commission

Press release On June 14th, Puerto Peñasco Mayor Prof. Gerardo Figueroa Zazueta participated in the Arizona – Sonora / Arizona – Mexico Commission meeting held in Scottsdale, AZ where he expressed the metits of Puerto Peñasco as a tourism destination.  The working table on Tourism at the event included the participation of State Tourism Coordinator, […]

Local Chamber of Commerce seeks to welcome new members

By MoKa Hammeken On Tuesday, June 11th, the monthly gathering of “Uncommon Women on Common Ground” met at the offices of the local Chamber of Commerce (CANACO) to learn from the relatively recently appointed board more about the role of the CANACO in town and how it operates. The current board has been in office […]

Activities to celebrate World Environment Day & World Oceans Day!

By Shandra Keesecker-Rivero June 5th is World Environment Day, and right on its heels we celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8th. With these two environmentally conscientious dates in mind, the City of Puerto Peñasco along with CEDO, the Naval base, and non-governmental organizations including EcoHope, the local Association of Architects, Pinacate Biosphere Reserve, and […]

Club de Conversación de Inglés 10 al 25 de junio

ITSPP:  La práctica del inglés para aquellas personas con niveles intermedio y avanzado de este idioma, es esencial para su aprendizaje, perfeccionamiento y dar continuidad a sus conocimientos del mismo; es por ello, que el Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Puerto Peñasco, iniciará en los próximos días esta dinámica modalidad de conformación del Club de Conversación […]

Presentation Of New Commercial Flight in Las Vegas!

By Arq. Plinio Rivero The Mexican Consulate in Las Vegas was recently the site for presentation of the new Las Vegas – Puerto Peñasco – Hermosillo Aeroméxico flight path, set to begin June 20th. The event, directed at travel agents and tour operators and which included presentations about the destinations, was led by Sonora Governor […]

A talk with Sonora Secretary of Public Safety

By Shandra Keesecker-Rivero Ensuring citizens are the center of everything, on May 24th Sonoran Secretary of Public Safety, Ernesto Munro Palacio, made a stop through his hometown of Puerto Peñasco as part of Governor Padrés’ efforts to maintain clear communication between his administration and the community. People began filing into the Gerardo Portugal Martinez Municipal […]

Marina Fest 2013 to be held May 24th – June 2nd

Press Release During a recent press conference, plans for Puerto Peñasco’s traditional Marina Fest 2013 were made known. The Fest, which will take place from May 24th to June 2nd, is organized by the Business and Professional Women’s Club in coordination with the administration of Mayor Gerardo Figueroa Zazueta. Aleyda Grijalva Ibarra, President of the […]