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Department, Arizona Collaborates on Secure Identification

DHS and the State of Arizona Partner to Further Advance Secure Identification Initiatives Release Date: December 6, 2007 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Contact: 202-282-8010 Memorandum of Agreement Between the State of Arizona & the Department of Homeland Security, (5 pages – 209 KB) The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and […]

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Brighter days to come

Recent stormy weather has affected local businesses.  Some vendors experienced lower-than-usual sales this past weekend, most likely due to strong winds and rain. Many are hoping a return to sunny skies will mean more visitors and thus more business. For current weather in Rocky Point, click here. 

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7th Annual Motorcycle Rally

The roar of motocycle engines revving up permeated the Rocky Point air Nov. 8 to 11. Thousands of bikers filled the streets of Rocky Point for one of the biggest parties of the year, rivaling Spring Break in terms of the volume of tourists. Even the locals joined the party,  seizing the opportunity to peddle […]

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Birth Certificates to be Required for Lukeville Border Crossing (Passport Update)

The Department of Homeland Security issued a press release today reminding U.S. citizens crossing the border by land back into the U.S. that crossing rules are changing under WHTI as of January 31, 2008.  Border crossing guards will no longer rely on oral representation of citizenship and will instead require both a government issued photo […]

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Article in Arizona Republic Regarding Rocky Point Real Estate

How many people read the article in the Arizona Republic about buying land in Rocky Point, Mexico?  Whoever wrote this article, did not due their research about the success stories of buyers in Rocky Point.  They seem to think that when someone does not do their research and purchases land, it applies to everyone who has […]

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CEDO in Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point) Wins Award

As part of National Conservation Week in Mexico, the Centro Intercultural de Estudios de Desiertos y Oceanos (CEDO) or the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans, located in the Las Conchas area of Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point), received a prestigious award recognizing their group as the top non-governmental organization working for nature […]

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PRESS RELEASE – Rocky Point Ventures Buys #1 Google Ranked Rocky Point Internet Domain

Rocky Point Ventures LLC today announced it has purchased the domain puerto-penasco.com from Puerto Penasco Mexico Online.    Both companies are located in Arizona. The purchase price was not disclosed and the deal is affective immediately. Rocky Point Ventures focus is the on-line tourism market for Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco), Mexico.  Puerto-Penasco.com is the highest ranked […]

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Proposed Scenic Corridor in Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point)

Recently plans have been announced for a $50 million USD scenic corridor that will connect the Malecon/Old Port to Mirador with landfill and a new boulevard around the seaside edge of Whale Hill.  This is exciting news for Puerto Peñasco. One of the difficulties experienced by tourists and residents alike is the lack of continuity […]

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The new International Airport in Rocky Point is now taking flights.

The new International Rocky Point airport is now taking flights. This is big news for the future growth of Puerto Penasco, aka Rocky Point. Aero Mexico announced on Wednesday October 24th that beginning October 30th, it would offer direct flights from Los Angeles International Airport to Puerto Penasco in the Mexican state of Sonora. The […]

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Hey! That’s actually a pretty good idea …

From the Arizona Daily Star’s “Lukeville will ease re-entry from Mexico“: Vacationers returning from Mexico through the Lukeville Port of Entry will catch a break starting this weekend. Every Sunday and Monday, recreational vehicles and those towing trailers will be directed into the commercial truck lane to help ease the congestion that has plagued the […]

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The New York Times suddenly notices that the border wait times are sucking …

From today’s New York Times By JULIA PRESTON Published: October 21, 2007 United States border agents have stepped up scrutiny of Americans returning home from Mexico, slowing commerce and creating delays at border crossings not seen since the months after the Sept. 11 attacks. The increased enforcement is in part a dress rehearsal for new […]

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New Edition of De Frente contains great articles, stunning honesty from Armando Guzman …

I just wrapped up posting the new edition of De Frente and I have to tell you, it’s a good one. ‘Why is that?’, you ask? Just take a peek: Authorities Making Public Awareness Push To Fight Extortion ‘United Businessmen For Puerto Penasco’ In Talks With Security Director In The Opinion Of Armando Guzman, Famous […]

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Here’s an interesting tidbit …

Here’s an interesting tidbit: Puerto Peñasco’s being eyed as a potential plant site for algae-related biofuel production. I have absolutely no idea how this works, but it has something to do with using algae to help make biodiesel. Apparently you need a whole lot of algae, and somewhere to grow it. From Biodiesel Magazine: PetroSun […]

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Please join me as I turn into a political wonk for just a minute …

There have been a couple of threads running through my mind recently, and I’d like to share them with you here. Mainly, Puerto Penasco – and Mexico – has been all over the news lately, so I’d like to zero in on some things. First, the border governor’s conference was all over the news lately, […]

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New De Frente, a neat fundraiser, bikes and scuba, Rocky Point Blogging, and the Border Conference

From Sea turtle return to Rocky Point has hopes on the rise, in this morning’s Arizona Daily Star An endangered sea turtle, pushing the northern boundaries of her species’ range, buried dozens of eggs on a Puerto Penasco beach, headed back out to sea, and left wildlife authorities in Mexico with a problem. The Olive […]

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New De Frente, a neat fundraiser, bikes and scuba, Rocky Point Blogging, and the Border Conference

Let’s see if I can break the record for the longest Puerto-Penasco.com news post ever: First up: Here’s a new edition of De Frente: Aerolitoral’s First Hermosillo-Puerto Penasco Flight Makes History Highway 85 And Lukeville’s Checkpoint Excessive Competition Is Detrimental For Beer Business Penasco Inaugurates New Tourism Industry Academy Local Fisherman Fight For Rights To […]

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Investing in Puerto Peñasco – a contrast …

From the L.A. Times‘s Real estate regrets in Mexico (reprinted in the Baltimore Sun) PLAYAS DE ROSARITO, Mexico – The ripples of the U.S. real estate boom began washing up on the shores of this beach town a few years ago. Californians, feeling flush from the steep run-up in housing values stateside, pulled equity from […]

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CEDO’s in a fundraising push, and I’m donating. You should too. Here’s why.

As you may know, CEDO is in the middle of a fundraising effort to raise $250,000 to secure the property they’ve been sitting on for 27 years. If you don’t know the backstory on this one, here are a few points of reference. I’m now going to do my damndest to get you to donate […]

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Environmentalists vs Luxury Developers

Puerto Peñasco, like much of the northwestern coast of Mexico still reeling from a decline in the fishing industry, is getting a makeover. The city, 60 miles south of Mexico’s border with Arizona, is increasingly better known for its designer golf courses than for the 850 tons of shrimp it pulled into its harbors last […]

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Environmentalists vs. Luxury Developers from worldpress.org

Small world. What now seems like a very, very long time ago I knew Mitra Taj as a journalism student – and now I’m linking her article ‘Environmentalists vs. Luxury Developers‘ from worldpress.org. Mitra, if you’re out there, drop me a line. Environmentalists vs. Luxury Developers Mitra Taj August 29, 2007 Puerto Penasco, like much […]

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