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December 11, 2019


Strong 2018 Spring Break and Easter numbers in Puerto Peñasco

By José Antonio Pérez The Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) announced Puerto Peñasco continues to show strong tourism numbers during the periods stretching from Spring Break through Semana Santa.  The annual trek to the beach for Spring Break, which could be felt mostly in mid-March, pointed to approximately 140,000 visitors to the area […]

Tourism Certification & Summer reports. RockyPoint360 NewsWrap

Workshop on National Tourism Registry and Hotel Certification By José Antonio Pérez Aug. 17, 2017. Representatives from the Sonora Tourism Promotion Commission (COFETUR) led a training workshop this past week on the importance of the National Tourism Registry and Hotel Classification as a tool to establish communication among businesses while providing more information about the […]

Red Cross fund drive. RockyPoint360 NewsWrap

Local Red Cross meets fundraising goals By José Antonio Pérez May 17, 2017.  With just two weeks to go in its annual fundraising drive, the local Red Cross announced it has already surpassed its 2017 goals. Local Red Cross Board President Julio César Valenzuela detailed by mid May they had raised 526,360 pesos, which is […]

Conventions. New Police Chief. Advance in Aquarium – RockyPoint360 NewsWrap

Puerto Peñasco hosts 72nd District Convention of Lion’s Club By José Antonio Pérez May 5, 2017.   With a well-deserved homage to don Ramón Bustamante Gradillas, Puerto Peñasco hosted the 72nd District Convention B1 of the Lion’s Club this past weekend.  The event drew more than 500 people from Baja California Sur, Baja California, and Sonora […]

Children’s Day Council. RockyPoint360 NewsWrap

2017 Children’s Council in honor of International Children’s Day Press Release Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. April 26, 2017.  Mayor Kiko Munro symbolically swore in the 2017 Children’s Council at City Hall in honor of the April 30th celebration of International Children’s Day.  The Children’s Council then held an ordinary session in the City Council chambers, where […]

Trains, planes, and baseball! RockyPoint360 NewsWrap

Tiburones Home Opener marks inauguration of remodeled Francisco León García Stadium Press Release Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. April 11, 2017.  Following an investment of more than 35 million pesos, Mayor Kiko Munro led re-inauguration ceremonies before a crowd of over 2000 people at the Francisco León García Stadium, marking the beginning of the 2017 Liga Norte […]

Commemorations, Shrimp & Investment. RockyPoint360 NewsWrap

Municipal administration commemorates 211th Anniversary of the birth of Benito Juárez Press Release Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. March 21, 2017.  City officials joined students, parents, and members of the Año de Juárez 1972 Masonic Lodge to commemorate the 211th anniversary of the birth of Benito Juárez. On behalf of Mayor Kiko Murno, Municipal Secretary Olayn García […]

End of Shrimp Season. Peñasco plans for 90th. RockyPoint360 NewsWrap

2016-17 Shrimp Season ends March 20th By José Antonio Perez March 17, 2017.  As of the first minute on March 20th, off-season goes into effect for shrimp in all Mexican waters of the Pacific, including the Gulf of California, with the goal of protecting maximum reproduction times and shrimp development while maintaining levels of production.  […]

High expectations for Spring Break. RockyPoint360 NewsWrap

Lifeguards over spring Break and Semana Santa By Azucena  Mazón March 3, 2017.  Safety operatives in Rocky Point during Spring Break and Semana Santa will include Municipal Civil Protection lifeguards at strategic points along the beach.  Lifeguards will be stationed principally in the Playa Hermosa area, indicated Civil Protection Director Francisco Carrillo Ruiz. This is […]

Shrimp & Hake Seasons. RockyPoint 360 NewsWrap

Shrimp size helps compensate for drop in yields By José Antonio Perez Feb. 16, 2017.  Mateo López León, Local Secretary of the National Chamber of the Fishing Industry (CANAINPES), details poor shrimp yields early in the season have been compensated with larger sizes, resulting in a positive balance overall for the 2016-2017 season.  He furthered […]

Monitoring at sea. RockyPoint360 NewsWrap

Red Tide warning still in effect: “Marea Roja” By José Antonio Perez Feb. 10, 2017.  Though no health problems have been reported, recent monitoring confirms there are still “marea roja” toxins along the coasts of Puerto Peñasco, therefore the health ban on selling or consuming bivalve mollusks remains in place, confirmed Health Control Director Carlos […]

Marea Roja alert. RockyPoint360 NewsWrap

Sponsored by the RockyPoint360 Business Directory Marea Roja detected in Upper Gulf of California By José Antonio Perez Jan. 27, 2017.  A health ban has been issued for the Upper Gulf of California, along with the temporary closure on capture, sale, and consumption of bivalve mollusks, due to indications of a “marea roja” (red tide). […]

Gas, roads, and 2017 priorities. RockyPoint360 NewsWrap

City gas supply begins to normalize By José Antonio Perez Jan. 13, 2017.  At least half of Puerto Peñasco’s 16 gas stations once again have gasoline (Magna), which means bit by bit things are getting back to normal, detailed local Service Station Representative Lilián Castillo Félix.  While in most cases Magna (green) service is almost […]

Rocky Point 360 – All over the Radio

If there were a soundtrack to accompany Rocky Point 360, it would be filled with hot salsa, Americana rock, the passion of Mexican boleros, a dash of trop-rock, cumbia, a seasonal surge of banda, global rhythms, mariachi, reggae, and even a little bit of country from time to time. Plus, this soundtrack would continuously expand […]

Pre-Christmas Bike Ride goes off without a hitch

Contributor: Ernesto Portugal Garcia On Dec. 22nd, more than 60 cyclists of all ages made their way to Plaza a la Madre around 9 a.m. to register for a pre-Christmas Bike Ride organized by Ernesto Portugal Garcia. Upon registering, participants enjoyed cups of hot chocolate before receiving safety instructions provided by the Municipal Safety Office. […]