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 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 […]

Juan “El Gallo” Estrada triumphs in Campeon Azteca III

Local Rocky Point boxer Juan “Gallito” Estrada, who we reported on in mid-November, was triumphant in the Campeon Azteca 3rd Round reality show and on hand at the Municipal Auditorium in Puerto Peñasco for the airing of the bout on Friday, Dec. 16. The fight, which actually took place a couple weeks prior to being aired, put […]

DIF Toy Drive collects more than 3500 toys for the holidays

In 2010 the DIF Toy Drive collected 3140 toys, and received $50,750 pesos in donations to assist with neighborhood Christmas posadas in some of Rocky Point’s neediest areas. This year, DIF Director Imelda Zamudio Sanchez told us, the goal was to reach at least 3141 toys.  On Sunday, Dec. 11, toys, blankets, and cash donations helped the DIF surpass this […]

Local English Papers

Looking for more news about Rocky Point?  Be sure to take a look at these two great papers: JoinUs JoinUs is a monthly paper with articles in English and Spanish with terrific reports of news bits about the Puerto Peñasco community, ongoing developing stories of the search for the Carranza II shrimp boat, local […]

Get ready for Peñasco Palooza take 2 coming March 17, 2012!

Take a rock concert with platinum recording artists, add a little beach and tequila and you’ve got yourself a Peñasco Palooza! Throw in St. Patrick’s Day (though we’re calling it Santa Patricia’s day, we’ll tell you why in a minute) and you’ve got Spring Peñasco Palooza set for March 17, 2012 in Rocky Point, brought […]

Sea ~ Desert ~ Rain?

Following two days of cloud cover hovering over Puerto Peñasco and the Rocky Point Rally, the first drops of rain began to fall on the city on Saturday night, 11/12, just as people were streaming out of local bars and restaurants where they had gathered to watch the Pacquiao-Marquez boxing fight. Riders wiped off their bikes […]

Rocky Point Rally rain or shine!

On Saturday, Nov. 12, the Puerto Peñasco malecón once again proved to be the magnetic center stage of the Rocky Point Rally. Despite intensive roadwork all around the Old Port (yet with the principal street near the boat launch area reserved just for motorcycles) riders made their way to the remodeled part of the malecón and soon began lining […]

Juan “Gallito” Estrada – Rocky Point’s Rising Boxing Star

With the third and much talked about boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Mexico’s Juan Manuel Marquez coming up this weekend, Nov. 12, we thought it the perfect time to highlight the accomplishments of Puerto Peñasco’s own rising boxing stars. Juan “El Gallito” Estrada, who originally hails from Puerto Peñasco, recently advanced to the semifinal […]

Leather and Lace…and so it begins

Initial observations from this year’s Rocky Point Rally seem to point to an equal or higher number of bikers over last year, and very generous participants who have stopped to pay the registration donation and get the official Rally pin in return.  Among those volunteering for this year’s event, there was general agreement that Thursday […]

Important road & safety tips for the Rally

With the Rally weekend right around the corner, here are some important tips to help ensure everyone’s safety over the coming days. Be safe! Have fun!  The 11th Rocky Point Rally will be this weekend Nov. 10 – 13! Road into the Old Port & Malecón The Saturday Fiesta in the Malecón area has quickly become one […]

Thunder soon to roar over Sea of Cortez ~ Here comes the Rally!

One of Rocky Point’s most exciting events is about to roll into town…the 11th Rocky Point Rally! Organizers on both sides of the border, including the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), local biker and long time event coordinator Oscar Palacio Soto, Linda Dahl of Quick Throttle Magazine (, and many, many others have been […]