Browsing Month August, 2017

Rocky Point Red Cross sends help to Texas Flood

By at August 30, 2017 | 11:42 pm | 0 Comment

Located on Freemont Blvd., the local Red Cross, or Cruz Rosa as it is called in Mexico, is a big part of any response to a local emergency.The 68 volunteer members are known as some of the most well trained in the entire State of Sonora. Three have been selected to to assist in Texas, as part of the response to flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.I spoke with

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Man cycling from Alaska to Argentina stops in Rocky Point

By at August 28, 2017 | 9:30 pm | 0 Comment

Herman Paredes coasts up to the restaurant to meet us for breakfast. His bike, “BiciBurra” carries a tent and a few packs. Like a sailboat, it is trim and organized. It has everything that is needed for an epic voyage.Herman is pedaling from the top of Alaska all the way to the Southern tip of Argentina. German took some time out from his journey while passing

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Beware the eclipse!

By at August 25, 2017 | 3:31 am | 0 Comment

photo & text Richard Scott This weeks eclipse was a pretty big deal. While cutting a path across middle America, in Rocky Point only about 60% of the effect was seen. But don’t tell that to these home owners along Las Conchas Beach. At about the time that the eclipse was doing it’s magic, their retaining wall was crumbling into the sand. Ouch!This is the time

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Arizona Mexico Commission Annual Meeting in Peñasco Nov. 30th – Dec. 1st.

By at August 24, 2017 | 6:15 pm | 0 Comment

Representatives of Arizona, the State of Sonora, as well as Federal Officials from Mexico will come together in Rocky Point Nov. 30th to Dec. 1st. Due in part to a big push from Peñasco Mayor Ernesto Munro, the city will act as the host for this important annual meeting.The Arizona Mexico Commission, and the Comisión Sonora Arizona have been working together for

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New Mobile Passport App lets you breeze through Customs

By at August 17, 2017 | 11:19 pm | 0 Comment

Traveling is fun. Except when it isn’t. Catching a flight, seeing new places, having new experiences. The process of getting to where I am going is the beginning of leaving the normal life behind. That part I like.But if you have done much traveling at all, you know it is not always smooth sailing. A glitch can leave you thinking you would have been better off

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Sea turtle making nest on Sandy Beach!

By at August 17, 2017 | 11:10 pm | 0 Comment

A sea turtle came ashore today near the Las Palmas Resort to lay her eggs. The Peñasco Tourist Auxiliary Police spotted the turtle. At this point, representatives of the government environmental agency get involved. They make sure that the eggs are protected. In the past, nest areas have either been roped off, or the eggs have been taken for safe keeping. Due to the

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Constructing Rescue Center for the endangered Vaquita

By at August 15, 2017 | 8:38 pm | 0 Comment

With less than 50 Vaquita Marinas left in the wild, the ‘little sea cow’ is one of the most endangered mammals on the planet.West of Rocky Point in San Felipe, a ‘Vaquita Recovery Center’ is being built under the direction of Vaquita CPR. The center is part of a plan to save the species from extinction.The Vaquitas’ environment is in and around the once

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