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 […]

Presentation of Home Port Executive Project

City Press Release Feb. 19, 2013. Puerto Peñasco Mayor Gerardo Figueroa Zazueta recently viewed the executive project of the city’s future Home Port, presentation of which was led by international business consortium Bermello Ajamil and presided over by businessman Luis Ajamil. With Javier Tapia Camou, State Coordinator of Tourism Promotion, on hand along with business […]

Alex Rivera encounters sci-fi landscapes in Puerto Peñasco

Leer en Español By Shandra Keesecker-Rivero An arid, rocky landscape just an hour south of the US/Mexico border; dark remnants of lava flows crisscross the desert while traveling sand dunes creep across the horizon, stretching out to meet up with the sea. Enter a vibrant young filmmaker donning a black cap, eyes full of curiosity […]

Neftali Ponce of Mayan Palace named T.O.P. Chef 2013

City Press Release Chef Neftali Ponce demonstrated supremacy in the culinary arts, becoming the winner of the 6th edition of the “Taste of Peñasco – Iron Chef” competition. Funds raised at the event will be distributed equally among the Fire Department, Santa Claus Club, and the hemodialysis project of the Municipal DIF. La Plaza del […]

Cliftons and Miguel Guevara team up to address needs at Amores de Peñasco Children’s Home

English summary by: Shandra Keesecker-Rivero Los “amores” Rodger and Jeanette Clifton recently teamed up with business leader Miguel Guevara Askar, who is also the City Coordinator of Tourism Promotion and Foreign Affairs, in presenting the Amores de Peñasco Children’s Home in town with a 2002 Ford Ranger pick-up to assist with ongoing needs at the […]