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The Rocky Point Times Newspaper is Puerto Peñasco’s #1 Tourist Newspaper, family owned and operated since 1993 in Rocky Point, Sonora, Mexico, and written entirely in English! We are, and have always been, dedicated to helping the community in which we live, as well as promoting our city and bringing tourism to Rocky Point. We are a TOURIST NEWSPAPER dedicated to promoting tourism! ROCKY POINT TIMES STAFF Thomas Nelson O’Hare III (RIP 1941-2013) Founder / Owner Sandra Jo O’Hare Owner / Managing Editor / Publisher Lannette Phipps Editorial / Contributing Writer Alicia Grajeda - Administrative Executive Marco Zepeda - Sales and Accounts Executive Beatriz Lumbreras - Freelance Graphic Artist Manny Sánchez Radical Gravity Media Web + Social + Video www.RadicalGravity.com MONTHLY CIRCULATION/DISTRIBUTION Our newspapers are hand delivered in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico and in the U.S. to Lukeville, Ajo, Gila Bend and Arizona. We bulk mail to over 600 monthly subscribers. The Rocky Point Times is printed in Mexico SUBSCRIPTIONS Go to our Website www.rptimes.com click on subscriptions or call us at or write us at P.O. Box 887 Lukeville, Az 85341 ADVERTISING IN THE ROCKY POINT TIMES For Information Email Us at rockypointtimes@yahoo.com. AD DEADLINE 10th of the month, preceeding publication MEXICO OFFICES: Pino Suarez No. 124, off of Calle 13 Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico 83550 C. P. U.S. MAILING ADDRESS Please send correspondence to address PO Box 887, Lukeville, Arizona 85341 TELEPHONE from the U.S. dial (011-52-638) 383-6325 Local dial 383-6325 from the U.S. dial (480) 463-6255 EMAIL ADDRESS & WEBSITE rockypointtimes@yahoo.com www.rptimes.com FACEBOOK See our Facebook Page at Rocky Point Times Newspaper CONTRIBUTING WRITERS See Page 66 PHOTO & ARTICLE SUBMISSION The Rocky Point Times is not responsible for the content of any advertising, nor has it attempted to verify any ad claims. Content contained in this publication is not authorized to be copied or reproduced without the permission of the Editor and Advertiser or Contributing Writer.

Hi everyone, it’s another month and once again I am here writing a few words to let you know what’s going on around in our paradise town. It’s May and we have lots to celebrate, lots of new construction and lots of good news. And talking about construction, I would like to start out with a positive note by telling you that the project to build a new cinema has been approved and will start in a couple of months. Those of you who are familiar with Cinepolis will be happy to know that we will have another option in town. Cinepolis is one of the largest movie theater chains in Mexico and we currently only have them in larger cities like Hermosillo, Guaymas, Nogales, Obregon and Mexicali. Our Cinepolis Movie Theater will be located right across from Sam’s Club (next to Hacienda Del Sol Furniture) and will have 5 theaters with 700 seats each. It will also show movies in English and Spanish, with subtitles, so you can take your friends and family no matter if they don’t speak English or Spanish – fun and popcorn for everyone! In addition to the movie theater, they will also be constructing a shopping center called “Real Center”. So, we are very much looking forward to this big new theater to see the latest hits. In case you’re in the mood for a movie now and weren’t aware, Rocky Point does, and has had, a movie theater for quite a while now. CitiCinemas is located on your way into Old Port (on the right-hand side) just past Latitude 31 (except across from it and on the side street). It was supposed to be a part of the shopping mall that is there, but the mall never came to fruition. May will also begin with Labor Day in Mexico, which is called Dia del Trabajo and all Government office will be closed – yes, the banks – so keep that in mind. Another fun event happening on May 4th is Shayna’s Birthday (from Tekila Bar). They will be having a great celebration for Shayna, and everyone else, so stop by and say Happy Birthday and enjoy the party! Then comes Cinco de Mayo, on the 5th of May, which means, of course, more partying. Then we will have Mother’s Day (Mexico and the U.S.) and the end of the month we’ll have lots of U.S visitors for Memorial Day Weekend.

Mother’s Day is one of the most celebrated Holidays in Mexico and the U.S. alike, the only difference being that Mexico celebrates its Mothers on the 10th of May, while the U.S. celebrates on the 13th of May. Lots of the restaurants in town will be having Mother’s Day specials on both May 10th and May 13th. So, if you want to make your mom or your wife very happy, best to celebrate both days and take her out to lunch or dinner or both. Having two Mothers’ Days is one of the best benefits for moms living in Rocky Point. Even if you are a visitor, I think it still entitles you to both!! A very Happy Mother’s Day to our own Mother’s as well as all of you Mother’s and Mother’s-to-be out there. Summer is almost here and its getting hot and I do not like the heat! At least this year seems a little better than last year as far as heat intensity goes. Still, I think I’d rather have the air conditioning on in the car on and be eating an ice cream cone in the winter than endure the heat in July or August. And I remind you all again to get your A/C’s serviced or replaced. Wait too long and you’ll be sorry – that pretty much goes for most of our Arizona readers as well. If you need some air repair, recharge or new units look no further than the Rocky Point Times for our advertisers who offer the best prices! And we always encourage them to offer specials during the hot months. If you need a new unit or just some supplies don’t forget about Reincom, they have all the supplies you need. For service, repair and maintenance, AHS (American Home Services) does have a pre-season special in their ad for tune-ups and check-ups so don’t forget to take advantage of that. And let’s all hope we have a mild summer…I can dream, right? One thing that has come to my attention from Chef Mickey is that there is some confusion as to whether he is the owner of Mikky’s Restaurant, which is located at Laguna Shores Oceanfront Resort. He is not. His restaurant is called Chef Mickey’s Place and is located on Blvd. Fremont inside Plaza del Sol. Both Chef Mickey’s Place and Mikky’s Restaurant offer excellent food, have different menus and atmosphere, and are both very worthy if you haven’t been.

Recently I was invited by Mr. Casey Luna and his wife, Bev to deliver sports supplies to the kids of two local elementary schools in town. I am very proud to know this couple and to support them in all that they are doing for the local children and for other projects they are working on. I just wanted to give them a shout out and let you know I’ll be writing an article about them in the next few months. We had a great Charanga Derby this past month - lots of teams, spectators and lots of fun. Thanks to everyone that made the event possible. The Charanga Derby benefits Casa Hogar, or as many of you know it as, the old folk’s home, so we were very happy to see the local community and visitors participate in this very fun and worthwhile event. We can’t wait until the next one! And I hope the popularity of events like this will help revive the sand drag races at Pista Los Patos and maybe even more sand races in Cholla Bay. We love to explore little towns around Mexico, especially those close to Puerto Peñasco since we can do it on our weekend off most times. Well, in the next Editorial I will tell you about “Our Day in Puerto Lobos” – and what a day it was! For those of you who don’t know anything about Puerto Lobos, it is a small little town about 80 miles south of Rocky Point, with beautiful beaches, and not many residents. It is so small that they’ve just barely got their water and electricity services a few months ago. So, when I tell you that our car motor decided to take a dump when we got there one early afternoon, you can imagine the day we had getting our car towed home. More on that to come. On a final note, the Puerto Peñasco Youth Orchestra and Choir Program are still in need of lightly used instruments. They especially need keyboards and violins. Maestro German Esquer currently has 23 piano students and only three keyboards. If you have a musical instrument that are just collecting dust, please contact Esquer by e-mail at: German.Esquer86@gmail. com. Generations of young musicians will benefit from your generosity. And, as always, thanks for your support and thanks for liking our page and for reading the Rocky Point Times! Have a safe and happy May!!

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If you are reading this, you not only survived spring break, but Semana Santa. When I was a younger version of myself, those back-to-back Rocky Point gatherings of insane proportions were a pleasant diversion. These days, I would rather observe craziness than participate. As the wise man says, if you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch. Or some such drivel like that. Anyway, despite the border being used as a political football, every year tens of thousands of friends and families scoot on through to enjoy the sun, sea and sand. Melanie Turin of Mesa comes here often, and she seems to have it all figured out. CAP’N GREG: What advice would you give to Rocky Point visitors so they can get maximum enjoyment out of the experience? MELANIE: Keep it simple. Unless you are a clothes horse and change outfits half a dozen times a day, for a Thursday to Sunday stay, you won't need to bring much. This time of year I pack a bathing suit, beach shoes, three changes of T-shirts, shorts and undies. Maybe a light jacket for cool evenings. CAP’N GREG: As you have discovered, Melanie, bathing suits are accepted attire in almost all bars and oceanside restaurants. But it does cool off

a bit at night, and a lightweight cover-up is a good idea. MELANIE: And there are plenty of stores that sell beach-type clothes. Everything from swimwear to tees to hats. CAP’N GREG: Check out the Malecon by the fish market, and also Rodeo Drive the mall area toward Sandy Beach. You can make some great buys from vendors walking the beach, too. What else? MELANIE: Don’t try to do everything at once. I’ve been coming here for 15 years and there are still restaurants and bars I haven’t been to. CAP’N GREG: We all have our favorites, though, don’t we? MELANIE: Sure do. But like any resort destination, the hot spots come and go. I have the best time when I spread my pesos around. CAP’N GREG: Pesos? MELANIE: If you're going to be in a foreign country, why not enjoy their culture and their currency, too? CAP’N GREG: Absolutely. MELANIE: And now it’s time to get a cool drink and stick my feet in the sand. Keep it simple, Cap’n Greg. Keep if fun. CAP’N GREG: Couldn't have said it better myself, Melanie.

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Want To Celebrate An Amazing Time? Quack Ups Then Make It Happen In Rocky Point!!!

By Mark Paliscak

Happy May Rocky Point! What a fantastic Spring Break Season and Semana Santa here in Rocky Point. The beaches, restaurants, cantinas, water sports and poolside carrying on were all in full swing as the revelers seemed to be just about everywhere. I was even walking into a “quickie mart” and was waiting in line to pay and beers were being passed around to the customers waiting to pay…some things…only in Rocky Point!!!

And speaking of celebrations, we shared a very special 16th birthday party for Miss Via Maria along with her Xavier friends and Miss Cathy P…ummm…I think she is a few years older than Via but they share the same special day on April 2nd. We also got to celebrate the BIG 5-0 for COWBOY! Now, that was a funny party…you peeps really know how to rock out a good one! We all know that whether it is birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, engagements, friendships, new job or got fired…the place to celebrate it all is Rocky Point. So, other than the normal reasons to celebrate, why else should we find a reason to be sure we are in Rocky Point to celebrate…

1. Celebrate your health…you are here which means you are ALIVE! 2. You will never be as young as you are right now reading this…so live it up you youngin’. 3. Celebrate the ones that support you (this is one of my faves) and celebrate the ones that have failed you…as you have learned valuable lessons from them. 4. Celebrate that you no longer have to worry…God already has a plan for you…so live it in Rocky Point. 5. Celebrate your failures and disappointments…for they have made you stronger. 6. Celebrate that we live in a free country and Mexico provides us with a lot of freedom! 7. Celebrate your laugh…it is unique to YOU! I was celebrating my friend Ashley’s birthday recently and she was videotaping me laughing…OMG…what do you know…I laughed at the video! Life’s too short…just don’t sweat it! 8. Celebrate that you have the ability to live the kind of life you want to live! Dream, act, live! It’s all up to you… 9. Celebrate and live in the moment…NOW. The past is gone, it is over. The future we may never know as things change…NOW is NOW…be happy, be present, be now. 10. Celebrate achieving a goal you made…whether it is a fitness goal, a relationship goal or just a YOU goal. Reward YOURSELF and it’s perfectly fine to smile in the mirror. Your happiness comes from within! 11. Celebrate speaking up for yourself when need be and not letting yourself be taken advantage of. Calmness and kindness always wins… 12. Celebrate walking away from a bad relationship…sometimes RUN! 13. Celebrate making a great new friend in Rocky Point. This is definitely one of my faves! 14. Celebration is positive energy…honor yourself and those around you by acknowledging them and celebrating. To ignore them or skip them is to say…eh that’s just expected. On May 4th, we celebrate another special day…It’s the Princess of Old Port’s Birthday…Happy Birthday Shayna Sargent! Love you buddy.

By Bob Snyder

And low and behold, a certain Rocky Point Times writer was a tad lame (lazy, preoccupied…no…he was busy celebrating!) and did not get around to rounding up the sponsors for the Rocky Point Times Photo Contest. Sooooo, the details will be in June’s article for sure with the winners to be announced in the July Rocky Point Times!

So Rocky Point Times readers… always remember… Celebrate Life. Care for others and share whatever you have with those less fortunate than you. Broaden your vision, for the whole world belongs to you. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Adios Amigos…God Bless

Things that make me crazy. Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard when he lives in the jungle without a razor? Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are flat? Why do banks charge a fee on 'insufficient funds' when they know there is not enough? Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet? What is the speed of darkness? Why is it that people say they 'slept like a baby' when babies wake up every two hours? If the temperature is zero outside today and it's going to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold will it be? Do married people live longer than single ones or does it only seem longer? Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground? Did you ever stop and wonder?... Why do toasters always have a setting so high that could burn the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat? Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer? Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but don't point to their bum when they ask where the bathroom is? If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from? If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons? Why do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune? Stop singing and read on...... Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him on a car ride, he sticks his head out the window? Does pushing the elevator button more than once make it arrive faster? With all these uncertainties in life, having friends in life, makes the world a better place to live.


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The history of the Sand Castle and a sand castle contest for all of you A literary column By Marcia Diane

By Anita Kaltenbaugh

Raise you hand if you have EVER built a sand castle or sand sculpture? Okay, when’s the last time you tried your hand at building a sculpture in the sand? Would you like to go back to your childhood, and try again? Building sand castles is not only entertaining, it’s relaxing, artistic, and the idea of it has been around for centuries. How long exactly? Interesting question, and one that is not easily answered. I scoured the internet and historical research to find the origin, but it’s a little unclear, a bit sandy you might say. Some historians believe that building things in the sand may have been used as a way of communication, even before cave painting. Another presumption is that the ancient Egyptians created sand models of the pyramids, although there is no clear documentation. Some believe it originated in Japan or Hawaii. Records show, during the 14th century, poet Balaram Das created devotional sand sculptures in his native India. But, the most popular documented sand sculpture was in 1897. Philip McCord created a sculpture of a drowned mother and baby in Atlantic City, New Jersey along the boardwalk. Passerby’s would throw tips to the sculptor and soon word spread, and sand sculptors lined up on every block to show off their artistic talent. After a hurricane in 1944, the town created an ordinance banning the sand sculptures along the boardwalk. The town leaders thought the artists and the sculptures were a nuisance. However, that didn’t stop sand castle builders from carrying on. In the 1970’s, California became a sort of headquarters and the SSI (Sand Sculptors International)

was created. Standards for sand sculpting art was established which has led to numerous festivals worldwide and beach events that award prizes to the artists. The art of sand sculpting is unique as all it takes is water, sand and time. Sculptors can use bare hands or every day objects to create artistic works. All they need is a little imagination. The largest sand sculpture event in the world, the International Sand Sculpture Festival or Festival International de Escultura em Areia (FIESA) has been held in Pêra, Portugal since 2003. An entire “sand city” is created with a festival and fifty sand artists give shape to forty-five thousand tons of sand, in an area of fifteen thousand square meters. Events center around this yearly festival and the images on their website are truly magical. So, wanna try your hand at an age-old art and tradition? Let’s have a sand castle contest right here in Puerto Peñasco. Get your shovels, plastic cups, buckets and start creating. Grab a Rocky Point Times and have it in the picture with the sand castle or sand sculpture and email it to me. I’m

giving away a $10 Amazon gift card to the best castle/sculpture shared with me. You can email me at anitaininmexico@aol. com and I will post all pictures on www. wordstravelfilm.com. Rules: Create a sand castle, or sculpture in Rocky Point. (Naturally, obscene images are disqualified) Images must be emailed to me by June 30, 2018. Images must either include a Rocky Point Times magazine in one of the photos or a long-distance shot showing it was taken in Rocky Point. 2018 Rocky Point Sand Art Contest. Get your sculpture posted on www. wordstravelfilm.com and first place wins a $10 amazon gift card, and the honorary title with a certificate declaring you as the of “2018 Rocky Point Sand Art Contest.” Amaze our seaside town with your talent, imaginations and effort. Who knows maybe we will attract other sand artists and have larger, more prominent sand sculpting competitions in the future. An amazing Peñasco Sand Sculpture Event! If anyone needs me, I’ll be on the beach building sandcastles.

Anita Kaltenbaugh is the author of the book “Travel Secrets- Insider guide to planning, affording and taking more vacations” available on Amazon and author of debut suspense novel a Deep Thing by A.K. Smith. Check out her blog at www.wordstravelfilm.com/blog

OK, I found it, proof positive that it does matter…just wait til you read this! You all remember when I featured our Poet Laureate; Kay Ryan back in ought six…well this poet laureate has picked up Kay’s gauntlet and taken it on the road. No really, literally. Here’s what she has to say. Oh and her name is: Tracy K. Smith. “You want a poem to unsettle something. There’s a deep and interesting kind of troubling that poems do, which is to say: ‘This is what you think you’re certain of, and I’m going to show you how that’s not enough. There’s something more that might be even more rewarding if you’re willing to let go of what you already know.’ ” New York Times Magazine 4.10.18 And not just poetry is she speaking of: “Literature allows us to be open, to listen and to be curious,” Political Poem, is one that appears in “Wade in the Water,” her new collection, out from Graywolf Press this month. “I liked giving it a title that suggests a really dogmatic poem and then having it behave the way it does,” she said. She is taking poetry on the road around the nation, focusing primarily on rural areas where most writers are unlikely to visit. “I want to just go to places where writers don’t usually go, where people like me don’t usually show up, and say: “Here are some poems. Do they speak to you? What do you hear in them?’ ” “I think there are lots of places where we have something very clear, compelling and welcome to say to one another.” Tracy K. Smith, America's Poet Laureate, Is a Woman With a Mission ... I’m including the link to the article here because she reads aloud from her piece: I Will Tell You The Truth About This, I Will Tell You All About It This you have to ‘hear’ it. So see, even in little local communities such as ours here in Puerto, we have the opportunity; ‘to say something very clear, compelling and welcome to one another’… even if we’ve never met. We sure would love to chat with you… join us won’t you for our monthly writer’s group…you can take us anywhere because we are on-line at: m.diane.writeon@gmail. com


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The Joy of “headknocking” Latin Colors

By Joseph Sanchez President, Rocky Point Home Builders

Spring is in the air and there is no better time to tackle those maintenance repairs to your home then now. Just as we set our clocks forward during this season you should also spring forward with your maintenance repairs because the salt air, sand and the dry heat break down your home’s finishes over time, so it is important to stay on top of maintenance or you will pay for costly repairs in the future. A disciplined maintenance regiment of your property is vital to maintaining its value and curb appeal as the years pass. As mentioned the salt air, sand and dry heat will wear down your home’ finishes especially your roof, tile grout, windows and doors so you will want to ensure you are taking the proper steps to address those issues, so you don’t have any problems in the future.

Door and Window Maintenance Be sure to seal your doors and windows on an annual basis. In the States, we can seal our doors and windows every 3-5 years but down here it must be done every year, or they leak water. As you know, the soil is sand and when the wind blows it’s much like a sand blaster slowly chipping away at your caulk and seal. Don’t be caught in the next rain storm with water streaming through your doors and windows. Have a professional seal your doors and windows or do it yourself

Workers apply a water proof sealant to a concrete roof after a properly installing a waterproof membrane.

once every year or receive water damage and mold problems in the future.

Seal Your Roof Each Year Roof maintenance is especially important because 90% of the roofs in Peñasco are made of concrete. The problem with concrete however is it absorbs water which slowly erodes your roof from within compromising its integrity causing it to leak unless you take the steps necessary to protect it. First you must professionally seal your roof with a membrane roofing system designed for concrete and once installed it must be sealed with Impercool sealant. Once sealed maintain the seal by applying one coat of Impercool each year as your routine maintenance. Doing so will eliminate any leakage and will add years to the life of your roof.

Flooring Maintenance

your home. Keep an extra bag or two of tile grout ready to mix in your garage and once a year fill in those gaps and maintain your tile’s appearance.

Consider a Maintenance and Repair Program A maintenance and repair program is a great way to keep up with property repairs while maintaining your property’s appeal especially if you do not occupy the residence year-round. I recommend you consider a company that will visit your home every 30 days a conduct a routine inspection while making repairs to any issues discovered which are included with the program. Think of a maintenance program as an insurance policy against future repairs and renovations. About the author: Joseph Sanchez is president of Rocky Point Home Builders a design/build contractor specializing in custom home design, construction and large engineered renovations. He resides here in Puerto Peñasco with his wife and two children and is originally from Chicago.

Tile is the preferred flooring material here in Puerto Peñasco and its commonly used outdoors for terrazas and patios. Tile floors look great and are easy to keep clean but special attention needs to be paid to the tile grout. Over time your tile grout will crack and pop out especially in the outdoor areas such as a roof top terraza or tile installed over a concrete patio. You must first remove the broken and loose tile grout and then fill in the gaps with new grout each year to maintain its appearance. If you have tile on your rooftop this A disciplined maintenance regiment of your property is especially important is vital to maintaining its value and curb appeal as the because failure to do so can years pass. result in water leakage into

All windows and doors should be sealed once a year to prevent water from entering during a storm. About the author: Joseph Sanchez is president of Rocky Point Home Builders a design/build contractor specializing in custom home design, construction and renovations. He resides here in Puerto Peñasco with his wife and two children and is originally from Chicago. For more information email him at sales@rockypointhomebuilders.com

By Dan McWhitis

When one dives into Latin culture several points of diversity can quickly hit you in the face. One of my favorites is the vividness of colors demonstrated by our friends from the regions of the sun. I know what you’re thinking, “What’s this strange person talking about now?” I’m referring to the vast differences of colors used in everyday life by Latinos. We’re talking fantastic variations of the basic colors from purples, reds, pinks, blues, yellows, greens and almost anything on the scale. I’ve spent a great deal of my life in the American Southwest and in Latin America where the use of color is spectacular. This can spill into wildly different combinations of color, even purple can transcend orange, it’s awesome and creativity is unlimited especially when dealing with homes. This begs the question, “Is Dr. Timothy Leary’s family Hispanic?” Just kidding. In the United States HMO (home owner associations) are formed to make sure everyone is following certain standards & specifications. Codes for building colors generally top lists of violations. For instance, when I lived in Clark County, Nevada (Las Vegas) many associations wanted homes to be painted an adobe color. Hey, nothing wrong with earth tones, but shouldn’t freedom of expression be a part of the mix. HMO’s are a tad prickly when it comes to home exteriors. In Mexico the bright uninhibited building colors do offer some true advantages. Example, giving directions becomes easier. When asked about a good laundry I simply say, “Go north on Sinaloa, cross the railroad tracks and look for a yellow building, a really yellow building, should be on the left.” Yep, the majestic colors constantly serve to remind us just how wonderful our adopted culture is. Are there any drawbacks to these bold arrays? Just one comes to mind. In Mexico when suffering la cruda (a hangover) some aspects of culture may need to take a hike. As the prior night’s tequila unleashes a devilishness that throbs the head, causes your sweat to stink and becomes so bad an oath to the Porcelain God does no good individuals can be mercilessly rendered helpless. Rising on a new day with a killer hangover may cause the body to wrap itself around the community’s plethora of colors. You fight to find sunglasses shouting take my fingernails, water-board me, anything, but not a purple & orange building.


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by Nancy Phelan AKA “The Pack Leader” ‘Animals come into our lives as gifts from God, for companionship, to teach us, and to heal us. They deserve our very best efforts in caring for them’ Dr. Ihor Basko, DVM

Large Mouth Bass

By Vince Deadmond

We are cutting back on taking in animals, but need to find homes for the ones we have at the center. Each month we will post pictures of the available cats and dogs. Please call for appointment or visit daily between 4PM and 6PM. We want to thank everyone that has helped over the last 18 years. We have succeeded in our goal of “making Rocky Point a better place to be an animal”. You can read about our journey on our web page...yes, we are in the process of updating it. We still need your help as we are spending at least $4k per month on the animals. Even a small monthly donation will help. I have spent my retirement of over $300,000.00 on the animals and have no regrets. If you would like to donate dog or cat food, we are able to purchase Kirkland dog and cat food here in Rocky Point. It is made in the USA and distributed to Costco Mexico. Costco delivers weekly to several businesses here locally including Welton which is located at the light South of Sam's Club. Rocky Point has two new groups that now take in dogs, but they need some

cat people to form a group and help the cats and kittens. If you are interested call Nancy. We are also looking for land for a cat sanctuary in or around the Phoenix area. Our current needs are: Cat food dry and canned, dog food dry and canned, kitten dry food, cat litter...not clumping... small and large cat and dog beds. Flea and tick spray and small and medium collars and cleaning supplies as kitten season is just around the corner. Available for adoption, and pictured, are three adorable chi-terrier mixes. They are now about 7 months old and recently spayed. We have many great cats and teenage kittens looking for good homes. Just give us a call. Look for more pictures each month...thank you again for helping these precious babies.

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Not my usual Puerto Peñasco fly fishing story, but it’s still fishy. The members of this adventure, Jeff Voight, Rod Buchanan and myself, were tightly packed into my Ford Escape SUV. I knew space would be at a premium so I packed my fishing gear, clothes, and pontoon boat on top using the luggage rack. Thank goodness for ratchet straps, rope, and bungee cords. Inside more fishing gear, coolers, a boat, clothing, and three full sized adults. Hanging on the back was a fully inflated pontoon boat. When we arrived in El Golfo we stopped at the convenience store to get gas and reconnect with our friend Grant Baugh. We checked into our hotel then promptly went to work assembling our fishing gear. My SUV looked like a combination of the Beverly Hillbilly’s truck and a circus clown car. It was amazing how much gear we had been able to pack into such a small vehicle. After meeting up with Grant we had a second vehicle to even up the load and head to our fishing destination. We went to El Golfo because our fishing buddy Grant spends his winters there, and keeps an eye on the bass fishing in the Cienega de Santa Clara. The small town of Riito, Mexico is the last paved road before you get to the water. The Colorado River has been dammed, diverted, and irrigated away by the time it reaches the Mexican border. In 1997 an agreement was reached with the US and Mexico where reclaimed irrigation water will be treated and released in the flood plain of the Colorado River. This water travels 60 miles from the desalinization plant in Yuma by canal to the town of Riito. The river bed looks like barren mud flats covered with salt, but once the water is released it is a magical transformation, that brings life to the desert. The fishing is different, it’s a marsh and wetlands area with three shallow lakes with cattails, and bullrushes surrounding them. I try to fish Cienega de Santa Clara in March or April when the bass are typically bedding a few weeks ahead of the Arizona Bass. Having a fishing buddy keeping an

eye on them has improved our fishing success. I would suggest that you fish this area with someone who has been there. It is a series of unmarked dirt/mud roads that takes about 30 minutes to drive in once you leave the paved road at Riito. There is a fee of $15 per day to fish. Large Mouth Bass are a wonderful fish to target with a fly rod. When they take the fly it’s often spectacular. This body of water is extremely clear, shallow, and you can see the fish attack your fly. It is visually pleasing and you can use many different top water flies. We used poppers, gurglers, and mouse patterns with great success. One day a sink tip line with wooly worm flies was the hot ticket. We fished for three days and everyone caught fish every day. Jeff caught 16 fish one day. Most of the fish we caught were 18-20 inch fish, my largest Bass was a 23 inch fish. There are monster sized Carp here. After catching numerous bass I turned my attention to carp, who are not always ready to eat a fly. I positioned my pontoon boat at Carp Central, the canal that connected the first and second lake. I was in a flats area that had numerous Carp coming and going. I made lots of casts, endured many refusals, and finally had two carp that were in the just right position. I landed my purple wooly bugger in front of them, didn’t spook them, and enticed them to chase the fly. The big carp was very competitive and ate the fly. I was hooked up with a large carp that was towing my pontoon boat across the lake, while he was taking line. I had rigged up with 15 pound fluorocarbon so I was able to lean on this fish and recover some of the line he had taken. When he got close to the pontoon boat he made a second run. I was connected to this muscular fish for probably 15 minutes. The fish filled my large landing net, and I got a quick measurement. The fish was 28 inches long. There is a nice mount of a big carp in the fly shop of the Bass Pro Shop in Mesa, AZ, my carp was bigger. Vince Deadmond The Fly Fishing Hardware Guy can be reached at Best Hardware True Value 237 N Apache Trail Apache Junction, AZ vince@ajbest.com and at 480 982 7461.

Vince Deadmond The Fly Fishing Hardware Guy can be reached at Best True Value Hardware 237 N Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ, vince@ajbest.com and at 480 982 7461.


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Mother’s Day around the World

Rocky Point’s Rodeo Drive

By Barbara Iverson

By Stephanie Wood

Dia de las Madres is always May 10th in Mexico; and in America it’s celebrated on the second Sunday in May. But where did it all begin? I seem to be writing a lot lately about the history of holidays. The more I research the origins of holidays, the more fascinated I become. Motherhood celebrations can be traced back to ancient festivals honoring goddesses. The precedent of our modern holiday is the Catholic “Mothering Sunday” which is the fourth Sunday in Lent, when people would visit their “mother church” where they were baptized. Servants were given this day off to visit their mother church, and it was the only time whole families could gather because servants were not given free days on other holidays.

Fast forward to the late 1800’s… Ann Jarvis, a Civil War era activist, started “Mothers’ Day Work Clubs” to improve health and prevent unnecessary deaths by educating other mothers in sanitation and medication. She also fought to keep communities together after the Civil War ended. She helped plan a “Mothers Friendship Day” for soldiers and families from both sides of the war. Another contributor to the modern Mother’s Day was Julia Ward Howe, an author and early women’s rights activist. In 1870 she called upon mothers to unite in promoting world peace. Julia designated June second as “Mother’s Peace Day”. It was Ann Jarvis’s daughter, Anna, who began a campaign to start an official “Mother’s Day” honoring the sacrifices of mothers. The first Mother’s Day celebration in America was in 1908. Anna continued to pursue establishing Mother’s Day as a national holiday. In

1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed the congressional resolution recognizing the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. On May 10, 1922, Mexican journalist Rafael Alducin helped organize the first official “Dia de las Madres” by writing an editorial promoting the importance of motherhood and Mexico’s traditional values. The ongoing campaign was eventually supported by the Catholic Church, which led to an officially sanctioned national holiday on May 10. Ironically, the mother of Mother’s Day, Anna Jarvis, envisioned the holiday as a personal celebration within the family or attending church. She ultimately tried to lobby the government to have it removed as a national holiday due to its commercialization. Today, Mother’s Day ranks third in spending, behind Christmas and Valentine’s Day. The show “Seinfeld” even dubbed the Mother’s Day the “mother of all mail days” with more postal deliveries than Christmas. Mother’s Day is celebrated very similarly around the world. Young children make cards, gifts, and give flowers and older children usually buy gifts for their mothers and return home for the holiday. Mother’s Day programs take place at school with songs and poems expressing thankfulness and love. In Japan and Germany carnations are considered a symbol of love and respect for mothers. Mother’s Day in Ireland coincides with Mothering Day on the fourth Sunday of Lent. While the dates may differ, worldwide Mother’s Day remains a day to celebrate mothers and to honor and recognize the contributions of all women to society. Wishing all the women in Rocky Point and everywhere else a happy May!

May is a wonderful introduction to summer - school gets out, the weather is beautiful, and then of course, arrives the all-important Mother’s Day. Rodeo Drive is the BEST destination for that special someone in your life. The selection of gifts is incredible and the food and drink specials at Mariachi’s and Tequila will entice you to celebrate the day at their restaurant. Even more special is Mexican Mother’s Day is on Thursday the 10th while the U.S. celebrates the Day on Sunday the 13th – celebrating twice is always fantastic! Fabiola’s Plaza is a great place to go for resort clothing and jewelry and they are featuring specials throughout their store. If you haven’t been there, Fabiola’s is a must see because all of their clothing comes from Southern Mexico and is made of cool cotton - the ideal solution for our warm climate. The accessories you’ll find in the store are the perfect compliments to complete your outfit. Every woman and mom deserves the perfect ensemble. Next door to Fabiola’s you will find Su Casa. Not only is Su Casa featuring Mother’s Day Specials everywhere you look but they have brought in some special items just for the occasion. Have you seen their original hand painted wine glasses? Of course, their decorative wall plates are absolutely beautiful along with the wide selection of unique home accessories. They pride themselves on their selection of items made exclusively in Mexico. Mickey, their resident artist, can often be found painting on the patio and offers a diverse selection of original art and historic photos – perfect for that special woman in your life.

As you travel up and down the street, you’ll find many unique gift items not found other places. Temos offers Telavera pottery and the Taxco jewelry store has some exceptional pieces that they have carefully selected just for their clientele. There’s beautiful glassware at Talaxcala and Kokopeli offers life-sized statues.

To make your shopping more enjoyable you’ll find the vendors are friendly and polite and do not attempt to oversell their unique items. Once you have your gifts covered, it’s a perfect time to stop by Mariachi’s and Tequila for a great meal and a frosty margarita. Great prices, friendly vendors, and outstanding selection. See you on the Drive.


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Potpourri - Short Shorts of All Sorts!

The Social Development Coordinator invites those interested in the program to go to City Hall for more information.

The mayor reported current installations are taking place along boulevards Benito Juarez, Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez, Sonora, Lopez Portillo, Rodger & Jeanette Clifton, as well as in the San Rafael and Nuevo Peñasco neighborhoods.

By Rob Baylor

Sometimes so much is going on in our little slice of paradise by the sea that we can't address the many short subjects with proper attention. To handle the hodgepodge of dangling subject matter, we invented the Potpourri Page. Here are a few "short shorts" to keep you up to date.

Municipal DIF Donates 40 Thousand Pesos to Medical Foundation for Social Support

More Than 9,000 Tons of Garbage have been Collected through Peñasco Limpio Program

Mayor Kiko Munro Presents Donation to Red Cross as Yearly Fundraiser Continues for 2018

With a donation of 40 thousand pesos, Mayor Kiko Munro kicked off the yearly Red Cross fundraising effort. He further recognized the altruistic efforts made by volunteers, paramedics, and medical personnel that form part of the Mexican Red Cross in Puerto Peñasco, and across the entire nation. Board members of the Puerto Peñasco Red Cross informed this year's fundraising drive will be from February 21st to April 30th. This year's goal is to surpass the amount of 610 thousand pesos raised in 2017.

Julio Garcia, Director of the Peñasco Limpio program under the Office of Urban Development and Ecology, Public Services, and ZOFEMAT, informs that the program has removed more than 9,000 tons of debris, old furniture, branches, and rubble from different parts of the city. The permanent campaign, which started in November of 2017, has the firm objective of improving the city's urban image by collecting and removing trash from all streets and avenues in Puerto Peñasco.

First Lady and Municipal DIF President, Linda Pivac de Munro, presented a 40 thousand peso donation to Rocky Point Medical Clinics, Civil Association, founded by Dr. George Stavros and his wife Susy. The donation is meant to support the goal of Rocky Point Medical Clinics in assisting the local community with hip surgeries, hernia corrections, and prosthesis, among other specialties not currently available in Puerto Peñasco. Pivac de Munro added Rocky Point Medical Clinics also provides altruistic health services twice a month at their community center in San Rafael. Dr. Stavros stated the generous donation would be used to improve the Clinic's current equipment and instruments t to continue helping the community, as well as to strengthen fundraising activities.

Mayor Kiko Munro Inaugurates AEBES Little League State Tournament Local Government to Deliver Construction Material for Home Improvements

Municipal Government Modernizes Public Street Lamp Network With the program, Peñasco Iluminado, 1,027 95-watt LED light posts are to be installed throughout Puerto Peñasco. Mayor Kiko Munro assures that every district, street, and avenue will benefit from the program. He further detailed this will provide increased safety by making public lighting more efficient.

Laura Vega Salazar, Municipal Social Development Coordinator, reported in coming days more than 900 people who had enrolled in the "Saving for your Home" program would benefit from delivery of construction materials to help upgrade and also build low cost homes. The "Saving for your Home" program consists of a series of weekly payments, through which families can save to acquire low cost building materials. Vega Salazar explained this is made possible through joint efforts between the local administration via the Social Development Office, and the Mariana Trinitaria Congregation, as well as local businesses.

Where Does the Time Go

Mayor Kiko Munro presented two new little league baseball fields during inauguration of the State 5 - 6 year old category little league tournament organized by the Sonora State Baseball Association (AEBES). The Kevin Monge and José Miguel "Popeye" Ángulo fields represent an investment of 2,909,071 pesos. With more than 240 children in attendance, along with parents and trainers from 5 different cities across the state, the mayor and Region 7 Delegate Sandra Elisa Lugo welcomed all to the little league tournament, and officially inaugurated the Kevin Monge Lugo and Jose Miguel "Popeye" Angulo fields. Mayor Kiko Munro also announced the rehabilitation of the Porfirio "Pio" Sandoval field before the end of his term.

This article is brought to you by the Sonoran Resorts Sales Team, www.sonoranresorts.mx, Jim Ringquist, Director of Sales and Marketing. Sign up for Jim’s Monthly Newsletter: http://www.tinyurl.com/JimNewsletter

Wow the end of this month (April) is almost here. We moved here to Peñasco March 29th 2011 that is when I started my articles. I hope they are not too boring for you the reader. I am having trouble remembering what I have already written about. Bear with me because here I go. When I first started training Thoroughbred race horses an old long time trainer told me to keep them going forward, don’t let them turn their head or they will buck and will have their way with you. I have tried to keep remembering that in my daily life. Keep myself going forward. If you are considering a life change be it a new job or starting a new diet point your nose straight ahead don’t deviate or you will have a chance at failure. Good advice. When we got here after settling in, we drove all over town learning where the roads go and where stores and restaurants were. We were not afraid to ask questions and the locals and long time expats were very helpful. We tried a lot of restaurants and were not disappointed. Don’t be afraid to eat at the food stands. I have never been sick from them. Speaking of food, I have a big fish fryer and have had a lot of fish fry’s. I have fed 75 people before and there went a 5 gallon bucket of fillets. I host fishermen and women with the captain I use and we have never been disappointed. Sometimes there is a shortage of some certain things and you might have to go to a XOXO convince store. They are a little more expensive but in a pinch what the heck. I wrote this on Easter Day. During Holy Week and the Nationals from all over came to the beach. They played hard and they were quite a presence on the streets. We loaded up on food and libations so we didn’t have to leave home. Good advice for you if you plan on being here next year. My good friends here read my articles and then they say what kind of lies are you going to write about next month? I am running out of lies for this article so one more piece of advice for you. May is sting ray month so be careful when you wade in the water and the chefs say if the month doesn’t have an R in it, so be careful. Some of the shell fish have bacteria in them and some people get sick, and some don’t. So until next month.


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TRAVELINFORMATION TOURIST ASSISTANCE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO REMEMBER

If you dispute any incident or infraction, need help or have questions, please go to the Police Station, located north of town. Pay any and all fines ONLY at the station. IF YOU ARE PULLED OVER ALWAYS: • Write down the Name of the Officer • And the Number on the back of the vehicle that pulled you over • Record the location you were pulled over and the exact time

POLICE EMERGENCIES

DIAL...066

Nationwide: from ANY PHONE. TelCel users can also dial *112 to go directly to the Peñasco Police Station

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REPORT ANY ATTEMPT OF BRIBES BY CALLING INTERNAL AFFAIRS AT 388-6552

YOU MUST FILE AN OFFICIAL COMPLAINT!

If you feel you have been wronged by an officer(s), you MUST make an official complaint so that the police department can take action. If they have no record of the incident, then they have no proof. Telling your friends and complaining to others will not get the problem solved - it only creates more problems and allows the officer to go on “doing business as usual”. File a complaint and save others the same grief you have gone through and make our city a better place.

DO NOT PAY OR OFFER TO PAY ANY OFFICER DIRECTLY WHEN PULLED OVER.

All fines are to be paid at the main police station

PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED Passports are required for re-entry into the U.S. when travelling by vehicle into Mexico. You may also present a Passport Card, Enhanced Driver’s License, SENTRI or NEXXUS Cards when leaving Mexico. Children under the age of 16 need to present their Birth Certificate. This applies to any port of entry when driving into Mexico.

ABOUT PUERTO PEÑASCO Puerto Peñasco, also known as Rocky Point, is located in the State of Sonora on the Sea of Cortez. It is approz. 66 miles from the U.S. border at Lukeville, AZ and the Mexican border at Sonoyta, MX. Rocky Point is located within the “Free Zone”, so no vehicle permits are required for you to visit, but you will need your Passport or other ID (see above) to re-enter the United States. Rocky Point offers a variety of land and sea activities for every age and is very family oriented. It also offers a variety of dining and lodging choices as well as beach camping and RV Parks. Rocky Point is known for its warm weather, beautiful sunsets and gorgeous beaches. Relax and enjoy a day on the beach or at one of our many spas. Head out for a day of shoppingm to find everything from one-ofa-kind fine art to curious. Plan a day of golf on some of the most beautiful and challenging courses around. And when the sun has set, head out for some local night time entertainment.

DRIVING TO ROCKY POINT

take you all the way to the U.S./Mexico border at Lukeville, AZ and Sonoyta, MX. The Maricopa Hwy. will lead you right into Gila Bend, exit left once you come to the stop sign and follow the above directions.

COMING FROM TUCSON You will take the old Ajo Hwy. (Hwy. 86), which will lead you through Sells and end at Why, AZ. At the stop sign take a left onto Hwy. 85 (at Why) and head to the border (see above). Gas stations, restrooms, ATM’s & convenience stores are located in Gila Bend, Ajo, Why and Lukeville. AZ before reaching the border.

COMING FROM CALIFORNIA The Crossing at San Luis (south of Yuma, AZ) is the fastest and easiest point to cross. Head East on I-8 and take Hwy. 95 S towards Yuma. You will cross at San Luis Rio Colorado. Continue straight for a few blocks, turn left at the signal on to Ave. Obregon. That is the main road through San Luis. You will go all the way through town and see a sign for Puerto Peñasco and El Golfo de Santa Clara off to your right. Exit right at the bridge and follow the signs to Puerto Peñasco. Theres is a toll booth you will go through (currently $110 pesos). The road is smooth and free of potholes and has plenty of places to pass and pull over. Just outside of El Golfo, you will turn left onto the Coastal Highway (003) and follow that all the way to Rocky Point. Signs are clearly marked. Look on our facebook page for pictures of the signs, roadway, stops and scenery.

ENTERING MEXICO Hwy. 8 from the Lukeville border to Rocky Point is a good 2-lane road with plenty of emergency parking and places to pass. It is an open range (watch out for wildlife) and is patrolled by the highway police as well as the Green Angels (roadside assistance). Please see Crossing the Border in this section for more info.

YOU MUST HAVE MEXICAN VEHICLE INSURANCE...IT’S THE LAW A minimum of liability is required. COMING FROM PHOENIX Take either I-10 (west side) or the Maricopa Hwy. (east side). Take the Gila Bend/Mexico exit off of I-10 and head toward Gila Bend. Once you pass through Gila Bend you will exit onto Hwy. 85 (south) toward Ajo/Mexico. Hwy. 85 will

ACCIDENTS If you are involved in a (nondeath) accident in Mexico, you are considered at fault until proven otherwise. All parties are taken to the police station where you

ACCIDENTS CON’T and your vehicle may be detained until restitution is made. If a minor is involved in an accident, the parents are responsible for the child. Parents must pay fines and/or restitution. Minors are usually detained but not jailed in non-death accidents or traffic violations. You need to file a police report and phone your Mexican insurance adjustor immediately in the event of an accident. You (most likely) will be held in jail if you are in an accident in which a death occurs.

AIRLINE SERVICE & AIRPORTS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Mar de Cortes International Airport (011-52-638) 383-6097 www.aeropuertomardecortes.com Airport Administrator: Alonso Dominguez Ruiz Libramiento Carretera Sonoyta-Caborca 71 Ejido Miramar, Colonia Miramar

PERSONAL AIRCRAFT To fly your own plane you must have your: pilots license, medical certificate, registration, air worthiness certificate, and Mexican airplane insurance. GENERAL AIRPORT INFORMATION Airport ICAO ID: MMPE Location: 17 miles East of downtown Elevation: 88 ft. Mar de Cortes Radio Tower Frequency: 118.85 Website contains complete info. on Airport loanding, parking other fees Type of Services: RS: Int’l regular flights RFF Category: 7 Airport Coordinates: 31° 21’ 6.836” LN113° 18’ 19.44” LW Runway Center Runway Designation: 18-36 Runway 18 THR Elev.: 84 ft./Runway 36 Elev.: 88 ft. Airport Reference Number: 4D Runway Lengths: 8,100 ft. Airport Size: 1,482.6 Acres U.S. AIRPORTS (CLOSEST)

Phoenix, Tucson & Nogales, AZ

BUS STATIONS (MEXICO)

ABC (Auto Transportes de la Baja California) Located on Constitucion, just N of the signal at Blvd. Benito Juarez Albatros - Phone: 388-0888 E side of Benito Juarez, N of the Stadium Norte de Sonora - Phone: 383-3640 E side of Blvd. Benito Juarez, S of No. Releccion (Calle 26) and N of Pemex TAP - Phone: 383-6761 (Transportes y Autobuses del Pacifico) W side of Blvd. Benito Juarez, N of the signal at Constitucion

FOR U.S. - SEE SHUTTLE SERVICES

CAR RENTALS Some major rental companies do permit their vehicles to be driven into Mexico. Call their AZ offices directly instead of their national offices. You may be required to carry their Mexican insurance. Mexico law requires that you must carry a minimum of liability insurance. Arizona (Phoenix Area) Enterprise, Advantage, Dollar, Saban’s Puerto Peñasco (from the U.S. dial 011-52-638) Alamo Rent A Car 102-0277 Bufalo 388-9999 M.G. Rentals 383-3814 Pro Rent-A-Car 388-5823 Rio Car Rental 383-8181 The Point Rent-A-Car 388-5823

CONSULATES MEXICAN CONSULATES Tucson: 553 S. Stone Ave., 85701 (520) 882-5595 • Mon.-Fri. 8 AM - 2 PM Phoenix: P 320 E McDowell Rd Ste 320 Phoenix, AZ 85004 • (602) 242-7398 Nogales: 480 Grand Ave., 89562 • (520) 287-3175 Douglas: 541 10th St., 85607 • (520) 364-3107 U.S. CONSULATES Nogales, Mexico from Mexico (01-631) 311-8150 Fax: (01-631) 313-4652 from the U.S. (011-52-631) 311-8150 Fax: (011-52-631) 313-4652 http://travel.state.gov Email: NogalesASC@state.gov What the Consulate CAN DO if you are arrested in Mexico • Visit you in jail after your arrest • Provide you a list of local attorneys • Inform you of judicial procedures • Notify family and friends • Relay requests for aid or monetary support • Protest abuse/mistreatment to authorities What the Consulate CANNOT DO if you are arrested in Mexico • Demand your immediate release • Get you out of jail or out of the country • Pay legal fees w/U.S. Government money • Pay fines w/U.S. Government money

CONTRALORIA SONOYTA Dear traveler, when crossing the border of Sonoyta, Sonora you suffer any abuse by any police authority, make sure to file a Complaint. The Mayor’s office is here to help with any problem you may have, make sure to contact us to: (651) 512-1172 or ( 651) 100-9530 or email contraloriasocialsonoyta@hotmail.com We are available 24 /7, every day of the week.

CROSSING THE BORDER CLOSED MIDNIGHT - 6:00 AM

Arizona (Lukeville) Border Mexico (Sonoyta) Border As soon as you pass the chainlink fence, you are entering into Mexico. There are two lanes going into Mexico. Wait for the vehicle ahead of you to pass all the way through the lane before proceeding. VEHICLE INSPECTION There are two means of inspection: 1) Fiscal Traffic Light Nothing to declare/items under allowed limit

2) Integral Inspection

Voluntary declaration/items over allowed limit

As you cross the Mexican Border there are two narrow lanes with a (traffic) light at the end of the lane. As you proceed ahead, the light will flash RED (alto - stop) or GREEN (pase - go). 1) FISCAL TRAFFIC LIGHT STOP (alto) - RED LIGHT If the light turns red you will pull off to the left where an officer will ask you some questions such as where you are going, how long you are staying, and what you are bringing into Mexico. The officer will most likely look through your vehicle and belongings. Do not leave your vehicle unattended and do accompany the officer during his search. If you incur any problems be sure to get the name and badge number of the officer. GO (pase) - GREEN LIGHT If you get the green light you can pass through without any inspection. Please note that you still may be pulled over and inspected even if you get the green light. 2) INTEGRAL INSPECTION This is the voluntary request for the examination of your articles, if you have items to declare which exceed your allowed

limits. Before you enter the lanes to cross into Mexico, you will pull off to your left and park in the assigned spaces against the chainlink fence. You will need to go to the small building, which sits in the middle of the two lanes, and tell the officer what items you have to declare and the value of each item. When you are finished filling out the form, the import tax (impuestos) will be assessed and you will be handed two forms to take to the bank and pay. (The bank is at the side of the brick building, past the fountain.) If it is after hours, you will pay your impuestos to the agent who will stamp your form and issue you a receipt. An agent may want to come and inspect your load. The taxes you pay are in pesos and you can now pay with a credit card (they will accept dollars) and are to be paid directly to the bank and you will be issued a receipt. You will need that receipt to cross the border. (If you are pulled over by Aduana after leaving the border, you will need the receipt as proof of payment.) After you have paid your taxes, you will need to cross the border and go through the Fiscal Traffic Light. If you get the red light you will need to pull over and show your receipt to the officer. If you come through the fiscal traffic light, and merchandise is found, which was not declared, you could have to pay a fine of 4x the commercial value of the articles plus your vehicle and belongings may be seized. If you choose the Integral Inspection the fine will be 1½x the value. In both cases you forfeit the right to the tax exemption. Your vehicle and personal belongings can be confiscated if you do not stop and declare merchandise over your limit allowed by Mexican Law.

DUTY FREE ITEMS You are allowed $300 USD tax free in new merchandise per person. Merchandise must be in same vehicle as person(s) declaring. The following is a list of items which you may bring into Mexico tax free. • Items for personal use such as clothing, shoes and toiletries according to the length of your stay. • 1 photographic or motion video camera, including a power source and rolls of film or video cassettes. (No professional equipment.) • Books and magazines. • 1 used sports article or piece of equipment for individual use. • 1 carton of cigarrettes. • 3 liters (approx. 3 quarts) of wine, alcohol, beer, etc. if the passenger is an adult. You may import an additional 2 liters and pay the corresponding tax. • Medicine for personal use (with your prescription). • Suitcases to transport your items.

If you are legally a resident of another country, in addition to the items listed, you may also bring the following items: • Binoculars • Camping equipment • Portable television, radio and 20 cds • Laptop computer • 5 used toys if the passenger is a child • Fishing tackle • Pair of skis • 2 tennis rackets • A non-motorized boat up to 5½ meters in length or a surfboard with or without a sail

If you are traveling by a camper, trailer, motorhome you may also bring in: • VCR • Bicycle with or without a motor • Household linens • Kitchen utensils • Livingroom & bedroom furniture You may import additional merchandise valued up to $1,000 per vehicle by paying the corresponding tax without the intervention of a customs broker. Over $1,000 USD requires a broker, which are located just across the border.


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TRAVELINFORMATION FIREARMS & DRUGS Firearms, illegal drugs and ammunition are NOT allowed into Mexico. Hunters may bring their firearm with the proper paperwork/ clearance. Possession carries a pentalty of 5 to 30 years.

IMPORTING You are allowed to bring in $300 USD per person worth of new merchandise - this does not include your personal items such as clothing, toiletries, etc. If you have new merchandise in excess of $300 per person you will need to declare your items and pay the impuestos (taxes) before crossing into Mexico. You may import up to $1,000 USD in new merchandise per vehicle without the assistance of a Customs Broker. To declare items you are bringing into Mexico, turn left as you cross the border, just beyond the chainlink fence. Park in the designated spot and go into the Aduana Building in the middle of the two lanes. See Crossing the Border for more information on declaring merchandise. If your merchandise totals more than $1,000 USD per vehicle, you will need the assistance of a customs broker. Customs brokers are located on the Mexican side of the border. Park on the U.S. side and walk across to one of their offices. Customs Brokers in Sonoyta, Mex. Agencia Ibarrola (011-52-651) 512-1878 Aserco Imp. (011-52-651) 512-0009 MultiServicios Sinaloa (011-52-651) 512-1593 or 1599

INSURANCE Medical Insurance Family or personal trip/ vacation medical insurance can be purchased by some providers in the U.S. Check your existing policy to see what coverage is offered while visiting Mexico. Most clinics in Rocky Point do not accept U.S. insurance as payment. Vehicle Insurance Mexican Law states that you MUST HAVE MEXICAN INSURANCE while driving in Mexico. A minimum of liability is required though full coverage is recommended. You can insure your driver’s license if driving a buggy, quad, rail, etc., but the vehicle cannot be insured for theft. If your vehicle is stolen, you must immediately file a local, federal (state) and U.S. police report. The insurance companies usually pay low blue book and extras such as rims, tires, stereo, etc. are not covered. Most U.S. policies ARE NOT recognized in Mexico. You may purchase insurance over the internet, phone, mail or stop at a number of places on your way to Rocky Point. Look in this issue for Mexican Insurance.

MILEAGE FROM ROCKY POINT TO Agua Prieta, Mexico......345 miles Ajo, Arizona......................................90 miles Caborca, Mexico.............................154 miles Ciudad Obregon, Mexico...............491 miles Guaymas, Mexico...........................408 miles Hermosillo, Mexico........................321 miles

Kino Bay, Mexico............................393 miles Las Vegas, Nevada..........................514 miles Los Angeles, California...................540 miles Lukeville, Arizona..............................66 miles Nogales, Mexico.............................287 miles Phoenix, Arizona............................217 miles San Carlos, Mexico.........................407 miles San Diego, California......................366 miles Santa Ana, Mexico.........................217 miles Sonoyta, Mexico..............................62 miles Tucson, Arizona..............................208 miles Yuma, Arizona................................260 miles Coastal Highway 003

This highway will run from Baja, California through Rocky Point to San Carlos. It is completed from El Golfo de Santa Clara to Rocky Point and from El Desemboque to Puerto Libertdad. Southern California visitors will be able to cut their driving time by using this beautiful, safe new highway! It is a nice, wide, 2-lane highway with rest stops, plenty of passing and wide shoulders for emergencies. See Driving to Puerto Peñasco at the beginning of this section.

PETS Only domestic animals (dogs & cats) are permitted into Mexico and you are allowed only two (2) animals per vehicle. You need to carry a copy of your pet’s current rabies vaccination certificate as you may be asked for it as you cross the border. Mexico has many stray animals roaming the streets so please keep an eye on your pet. Many pets are lost in Rocky Point each year due to unfamiliar surroundings and firework noise. If your animal is lost while visiting Rocky Point, we have found the best thing to do is scour the area where he/she was last seen. You can also pass out flyers to taxi drivers and water truck delivery men and post them all over town. Putting an announcement on the local AM and FM radio stations are also a good idea. Be sure you have a collar and tag on your animal as well as a current photo. Contrary to popular belief, your pet is not welcome at most establishments, especially where food is served. Please check with the staff before bringing your pet inside as the business can be fined for health violations.

RE-ENTERING THE UNITED STATES CLOSED MIDNIGHT - 6:00 AM Have your I.D. or Passport ready Bureau of Customs and Border Protection PO Box C, Lukeville, AZ 85341 (520) 387-5671, Fax: (520) 387-5309 Passports

On June 1st, 2009, U.S. Citizens reentering the United States (via vehicle) from Mexico will be required to show their Passport, Passport Card, Enhanced Driver’s License, NEXXUS or SENTRI card. Everyone in the vehicle needs to provide one of the above forms if identificaton. Parents bringing their babies, who have not received their official birth certificate, may bring the temporary one issued by the hospital. Children 16 and under will be required to show a copy of their birth certificate. Wait Times Traffic is greatly increased during holiday and busy weekends. Please plan your trip accordingly. A good idea is to arrive a day early, and stay a day later. You can check border wait times on the internet at http://apps.cbp.gov/bwt Permitted Items 100 cigars, 200 cigarettes 1 liter (39.8 fl. oz.) of alcohol, per person, 21 yrs. or older. You are NOT permitted, at the Lukeville Port of Entry, to pay duty and import additional alcohol. This is a Pima County law, not an Arizona or U.S. state law, so check with the individual border crossing. Fruits and Vegetables: bananas, blackberries, cactus fruits, dates, dewberries, grapes, lychees, melons, papayas, pineapples, and strawberries. (Most citrus such as oranges and grapefruit are NOT permitted.) Vegetables are permitted, except for those on the prohibited list. Okra, however, is subject to certain restrictions. Nuts: acorns, almonds, cocoa beans, chestnuts, coconuts (without husks or milk), peanuts, pecans, pinons (pinenuts), tamarind beans, walnuts and waternuts. Seafood: 50 lbs. of fish or shrimp per vehicle. Avoid customs penalties by declaring all articles acquired in Mexico, and in your possession at the time of your reentry into the United States. If in doubt whether an article should be declared, always declare it first to the Customs Officer on duty. If you understate the value of an article you declare, you may have to pay a penalty in addition to the payment of duty. If you fail to declare an article, acquired in Mexico, not only is the item subject to seizure, but you will be liable for a personal penalty. You are entitled to a $800 exemption in a 30 day period. Articles totaling $800 may be entered free of duty, subject to limitations on liquor, cigarettes & cigars. Prohibited Items Agricultural items are prohibited if they can carry plant pests or animal diseases. Cuban Cigars Medicine requires a prescription, carry a copy of your U.S. prescription with you. Fruits and Vegetables: sugarcane, potatoes, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes, and yams. (Exceptions: Cooked potatoes and avocados without seeds, except in California.) Plants, Seeds and Soil: plants and seeds require special permits. Soil and some plants are prohibited. Check in advance with agricultural inspectors. (Exception: some dried plant parts for medicinal purposes are permitted.) Meat and Game: pork, raw and cooked, including sausages, cold cuts, skins, and pork tacos is prohibited. (Exceptions: shelf-stable, canned pork and hardcooked pork skins (cracklings) are permitted.) Poultry: raw meat from both domesticated and game fowl is prohibited. (Exception: thoroughly cooked poultry is permitted.) Eggs: prohibited. (Exceptions: boiled and cooked eggs are permitted.) Game: check with agricultural inspectors in advance.

Live Birds: wild and domesticated birds, including poultry are prohibited. To import personally owned pet birds, contact agricultural inspectors in advance. Straw: generally prohibited. This includes wheat straw, seeds, animal feed, and all articles made from this material. In addition to the excepted items listed above, many agricultural items are permitted if they pass inspection to be sure they are free of pests, soil and sand.

SHUTTLE SERVICES Daily shuttle service is available from the Phoenix and Tucson areas to Rocky Point and cities inbetween. Please contact the companies directly for their schedules and rates. If you need door to door service, clarify that they offer that service and if you need to be picked up at the airport make sure that the shuttle has a permit to pick up passengers at the airport. Head Out to Rocky Point Phone (602) 971-0166 www.headouttorockypoint.com Nena’s Transportation 388-7089 or (602) 442-6802 Located on Benito Juarez, N of the Baseball Stadium by Coffee Point Transportes Superior 383-3640 Calle Lazaro Cardenas, Esq. Benito Juarez Bus Station TNS/Estrella Blanca Sonoyta: Across the border on the west side of the street. 01-651-512-3374 At the Bus Station: 01-651-512-0784 Phoenix: 29th & VanBuren: 602-455-9522 Tucson Sonoran Express (520) 954-2556 www.TucsonSonoranExpress.com

SPEED LIMITS SPEED LIMITS FOR PUERTO PEÑASCO STREETS 10 KPH / 6 MPH in School Zones 30 KPH / 18 MPH on City Streets 60 KPH / 37 MPH on any Blvd., unless posted ortherwise 60 KPH / 37 MPH on the Resort Rd, from Playa Bonita to Cholla Bay

TRAVEL BEYOND THE FREE ZONE Puerto Peñasco is located in the Free Zone, where you do not need vehicle/tourist visas to visit. If you plan to travel beyond the Free Zone you will need the following: FMT (personal tourist visa) and your vehicle permit if you plan to drive. Personal Visa (FMT) Available at the I m m i g rat i o n Office in Sonoyta, on your right as you cross the border. They are open from 8:00 AM until Midnight. You will need to bring your birth certificate and/or valid driver’s license. You can either park on the U.S. side and walk across or you can go through the border and park. You will need to show your ID and fill out the necessary paperwork (it is in English and Spanish). Once you have filled out the paperwork you will take it over to Banca Serfin, pay approx. $195 pesos (per person) and return to the office to give them a copy.

At this time you cannot obtain your FMT in Peñasco, but the Immigration office can stamp your FM3 or FM2 for travel beyond the free zone. If you are flying into the airport you can obtain your FMT when you arrive at the Peñasco airport. By law, anyone who stays in Mexico for more than 72 hours, is required to have an FMT, whether you stay within the Free Zone or not. Automobile Visa The Free Zone covers most of Sonora, but if you plan to drive past Guaymas, Sonora, you will need to obtain a permit for your vehicle. This can be done in San Emeterio, about 20 miles south of Sonoyta on Hwy 2 or at the check point outside of Guaymas. The cost for this permit is approx. $44 dlls. You cannot get a permit in Rocky Point. You will need the original and 3 copies of: • Registration, Title and the valid driver’s license of the vehicle owner • Credit card in the vehicle owner’s name • FMT, FM3, FM2, Passport or birth certificate • Leasing contract (if the vehicle is rented or leased), which must be in the name of the person importing the vehicle. If the vehicle belongs to a company, the papers certifying the employee works for the company. If you do not have a credit card you can post a bond payable to the Federal Treasury issued by an authorized bonding company in Mexico. As an alternative to posting bond you may make a cash deposit at Banco del Ejercito in an amount equal to the value according to the “Table of Vehicle Values for Bonding Companies.” At Banco del Ejercito your credit card will be charged approx. $30 USD. A cash deposit will also be accepted if you do not have a credit card. Your deposit plus any interest will be returned to you when you leave Mexico. You may choose to obtain a bond through an authorized Mexican bonding company located at all border crossings. The bonding company also assess taxes and processing costs for this service. The vehicle permit is good for 6 months and for any type of vehicle weighing under 3 tons. When departing Mexico, and if you are not planning to drive the vehicle back into Mexico, the permit must be canceled with Customs. If your car is found in Mexico, beyond the Free Zone, and beyond the authorized time, or without the appropriate papers, it will be confiscated. Always carry the importation permit with you when driving your vehicle into Mexico. Take it with you when you exit the vehicle - do not leave this document in your car. Make a copy and leave a copy in the car - same with your insurance. The sale, abandonment or use of the vehicle for financial gain, a criminal act, etc. will result in its confiscation. The vehicle may be driven by the spouse or adult children as long as they have the same immigration status. It is a good idea to get a notarized document, if you are driving a vehicle beyond the free zone that is not registered in your name, nor the owner is in the vehicle. It should simply state that the owner has given you permission to drive the vehicle, you may want to include the make, model, year, color and VIN number. The Rocky Point Times Newspaper strives to keep the information up-to-date. Laws, rules and info. change constantly, so if you notice an error, or have additional info., please let us know so that we may change the info. Contact us with questions or corrections at rockypointtimes@ yahoo.com or phone (480) 4636255 or local 383-6325.


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Barranca del Cobre (Copper Canyon) Adventure By Sandy Spain

Thirty-nine of us started out on a nine day tour (the theme from Gilligan’s Island is suddenly playing in my head). We left from Playa de Oro on a customized bus/train tour by S&S Tours of Tucson with our fabulous guide, Diana. The big difference between our tour and Gilligan’s is that for us nothing went wrong. Well, one small thing but I’ll get to that later.

The hotel’s evening entertainment includes a dashing Zorro and his lady assistant and of course there was music and dancing. The hotel has wonderful old hacienda style, beautiful gardens and wonderful food. We had a great dinner and the next day a walking tour of town and museum visit. There was also a river float and bird watching tour available. The next morning after a great buffet breakfast, we left for the train station and the beginning of our train ride along the canyon. We were told to pack light as we would all have to handle our own luggage (pack light for 9 days, seriously!)

The whole gang

The first over-night stop for our luxury coach was San Carlos. We stayed at the beautiful San Carlos Plaza beach hotel. Day two we arrived at our second stop, El Fuerte, where the next day we were to catch the train for the beginning of our trip in the Canyon on the historic Chihuahua al Pacifico Railroad commonly known as Chepe. The hotel in El Fuerte was Posada del Hidalgo and reportedly it was the site of the birthplace of El Zorro (Diego de la Vega). Even though his infamous exploits took place in California, El Fuerte claims him as a native son.

Some of the luggage waiting to be loaded on the train

We traveled in a first class train coach with beautiful scenery along the way Posada del Hidalgo dining room

Our first stop for an overnight was to the village of Cerocahui where we stayed at the historic Hotel Misión, a quaint Spanish styled lodge which served us some fabulous food. The rooms had wood stoves for heat which we all found really charming. The group also visited a girl’s boarding school and a famous over look of Urique Canyon (the Copper Canyon is actually six different canyons in the western Sierra Madre Mountain Range which encompasses 25,000 square miles of unspoiled landscape and is the home of the Tarahumara Indians) before departing for Divisadero our next over-night stay on the rim of the canyon.

Mision Hotel and Girl’s Boarding School at Cerocahui

In Divisadero we stayed at the Mirador Hotel. This very nice, large hotel has been added to several times over the years and they are again adding rooms. The views are just spectacular and the hotel is built so that every room has a canyon view as do the public areas. There is zip line down into the canyon and a cable car to return to the rim. However, it is under new management and maintenance but it was running even though the cable car was a bit slow. That was the good news, now for the bad and this was the only thing that went wrong on the trip: the new management does not allow anyone 70 or over to ride the zip line!! Well, talk about age discrimination, especially to our group who but a couple of the 39 folks on our trip are 70 or over and many of us had ridden zip lines on other trips (my ride was in Costa Rica and I never saw or heard anything about an age limit).

The infamous Penis Rocks

the way, one of the sites was an infamous group of rocks – which I am sure you can figure out what they are called. The next day it was back to the train and our return trip to El Fuerte where we once again stayed at the wonderful Posada del Hidalgo, enjoining their beautiful pool area and of course dancing with Zorro and his assistance at the Happy Hour Show.

Posada del Hidalgo, El Fuerte pool area

Next day after another fabulous buffet breakfast we were back to our luxury bus for the ride to Hermosillo to the San Sebastian Hotel where we had a dinner and then breakfast the next morning before our ride back to Puerto Peñasco and our drop off spot, Playa de Oro. As you can guess there were many more stops, sites and stories on our trip but just too much detail for this article. However, I will say - several falling women including the bus toilet and the swan dive to the marble floor slide, twinkle eyes for the military stops, unscrewed seats, a stalled bus, magic van doors, bankrupting on baskets and Don Arturo, the best bus driver in Mexico and Mochomos Restaurant in Mirador Hotel and canyon view from balconies Ciudad Obregón with some of the best Without the zip line adventure, many food I’ve eaten anywhere in the world took a day trip to the town of Creel. On I have traveled.


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GENERALINFORMATION ATV’s ATV’S ARE NOT PERMITTED ON CITY BEACHES Please follow these rules when riding ATV’s in Rocky Point. • Helmets mandatory • Only 2 persons per ATV • No riding after dark • Driver’s must be 16 yrs. of age • Do not race, jump, do wheelies, etc. • Do not drink and drive DO NOT RIDE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS Main Blvd. Benito Juarez Blvd. Fremont or in the Old Port

You will be fined if riding in these areas. Fines are to be paid only at the police station.

$$ BANKING & MONEY $$ Typical Bank Hours Mon.-Fri. open 8:30 or 9 AM, close 4 or 5 PM Saturday 9 or 10 AM - 2 PM Banks do not offer Safety Deposit Boxes BANKS IN PUERTO PEÑASCO BANAMEX Sucursal Pinacate Blvd. Benito Juárez & Campeche 383-3943 or 383-4830 Blvd. Benito Juárez & Blvd. López Portillo 388-5842 or 388-5844 BANCOMER 383-2947 or 383-2430 Blvd. Benito Juárez & V. Estrella and in Plaza Fremont BANORTE 383-5955 • Blvd. Benito Juárez 388-6901 • Blvd. Fremont & Sinaloa SANTANDER SERFIN 383-2091 or 383-4288 Blvd. Benito Juárez & Calle 13 Hwy. 85, north of town ATM MACHINES ATM’s are located at the banks and have 24 hr. access. They give pesos only. The only one that gives dollars is the Banorte ATM on Fremont. When the machine prompts Pesos? Dollars? you must select pesos or your transaction will be aborted. There are U.S. ATM machines in Ajo, Why and Lukeville, AZ. CHECKS & CREDIT CARDS Most merchants do not accept U.S. checks and they are not cashable at banks or money exchanges. Some merchants do accept credit cards, but check first and ask if there is an additional charge. MONEY EXCHANGE All merchants accept USD. If you would like to exchange your dollars into pesos you can do so at one of the banks or at the money exchanges. Depending on the exchange rate, sometimes you are better off paying in USD or pesos, you will have to do the math. TRAVELERS CHECKS Travelers Checks are accepted by some merchants, but are not cashable at any bank in Puerto Peñasco. U.S. BANKS Closest U.S. bank to Puerto Peñasco National Bank 101 La Mina Avenue, Ajo, AZ 85321 (520) 387-2200 Mon.-Thurs. 9-4, Fri. 9-5

They do not exchange pesos or Canadian $

WIRE SERVICE You can send money to a person in Rocky Point, from the U.S., by using MoneyGram or Western Union. MoneyGram transfers are picked up at Coppel Department Store on Ave. Constitucion (across from Super Ley grocery store). It must say Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico and the receipent must have a driver’s license or a passport and the transaction number to retrieve the money. Western Union transfers may be picked up at the local post office during business hours, must show proof of ID. You cannot wire money to a bank for someone who does not have an account.

CHURCHES 7th Day Adventist Church Pastor Jose Luis Perez Perez Ave. Sinaloa (between Alberto Lizárraga & Gregorio Escalante) Tel: (638) 383-6760 Cel: (638) 100-6602 Worship Saturday 9:30am 2nd Location in Nuevo Peñasco Corner of 51st Ave & Aquiles Serdan (East side of Town) Adonai Comunidad Cristiana Lucero Viuda de Morúa #257 between López Mateos & Healy Col. Luis Donaldo Colosio Tel. 638.383.3865 www.adonaicc.net Assembly of God 383-3364 Ave. Luis Encinas & 27th Street Apostolic Church Constitucion Ave. & 15th Street Good Samaritan Callejon 25 and Ave. 65 (N. of Lazaro Cardenas) (638) 112-7035 Sunday Service 10:30 am Grupo Unidad Cristianos de Peñasco Pastor Ernesto Portugal 383-2240 North on Benito Juarez to Simon Morua, turn right (east), 1 blk. past Ace Hardware, turn right, church is on your left before Melchor Ocampo. English Headphone available Sunday Services 9:30am-11:15 & 11:30-1:30 Thursday: 7:30 - 9:00pm Church office hours Monday - Friday 9:30am to 2:00pm Peñasco Christian Fellowship 383-4513 ask for Stan or Becky Tedrow On Melchor Ocampo, 1/2 blk. E. of Blvd. Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez. Bilingual Services Sunday Services: 10am and 11:15am Wednesday Services: 7:00pm Family of God Christian Fellowship Non-Denominational Worship Services 383-3480 Blvd. Costero N 2000A, Fracc. Las Palomas English Services, Everyone Welcome Spanish Translation Offered Sunday Services: 9:00am Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus (Sacred Heart Church) Paseo V. Estrella in Old Port. Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall 388-6244 Stadium road, on the left side just before Blvd. Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez, behind COFESA Sunday-English 9:30AM Mormon Church 18th St & Cuauhtémoc Ave Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe 383-2959 Calle 20 Simon Morua Sunday Services: 8:00 am and 10:00 am 1:00 pm, 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm Rocky Point Bible Church Iglesia Ev. Nuevo Nacimiento Pastor Manuel Agundez Blvd. Samuel Ocaña between San Luis and Guillermo Prieto Services in Spanish, but many English speaking groups attend to translate Services Sunday and Wednesday and Bible Study Groups Children’s Ministry every Saturday in Colonia Nueva Good News Club with Esperanza de Vida San Francisco Blvd. Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez Sunday Service: 11:00 am San Jose Mission Church Bilingual Catholic Mass offered every Sunday at 8 a.m. at San Jose’ Church in La Cholla/Cholla Bay. Everyone is welcome.

San Judas Tadeo near old Cholla Bay Road Sunday Services: 5:00 pm San Martin de Porres Ave. Luis Encinas Sunday Services: 9:00 am Templo La Hermosa 383-7130 Pastor Carlos Gracian Located next to the new cemetery Sunday Services: 10:00 am WEDDINGS: You need the proper documentation to be legally married in Mexico. Please see the “Weddings” section for more information

EMERGENCIES Puerto Peñasco’s hospitals and clinics handle a variety of emergency and nonemergency situations. Most visitors visit one of the Clinics (listed below) or the Red Cross for emergency services. Ground and air ambulance transport services are available. CLINICS Clínica Santa Fe Simón Morúa, 2nd corner off of Blvd. Benito Juárez English speaking doctors Lab on site, X-rays 383-2447 or 383-4040 Clínica San Jose 383-5121 English Speaking Doctors Blvd. Benito Juarez Clínica Santa Isabel (Maternity) 383-3645 Puerto Peñasco Clínica Santa María 383-2440 Puerto Peñasco CLOSEST U.S. CLINIC Desert Senita Health Center 401 Malcate, Ajo, AZ 85321 Off main blvd. at curve, N of the bank (520) 387-5651 CRUZ ROJA (RED CROSS) EMERGENCY DIAL 065 383-2266 Cruz Roja Mexicana Services are absolutely free 24 Hours, 7 Days a Week Red Cross does not receive any funding and operate solely on donations. Your contributions will be welcome at any time in their office on Blvd Fremont or stop when you see them on your way into town. Red Cross has Technicians and Instructors available in case of a disaster in Puerto Peñasco. They treat non-life threatening wounds and can prepare patients for ground or air ambulance service to U.S. OTHER IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS dialed from Mexico AIR AMBULANCE SERVICE AirEvac......................001-880-321-9522 Sky Med...................001-866-805-9624 CLINICS...............see Clincs on this page HOSPITALS Community...............................383-4566 IMSS..........................................383-5186 EMERGENCY NUMBERS WHEN IN DOUBT DIAL 066 Electric dial...071 Fire Department dial...068 Marine Rescue dial...462,627 or 767 VHF Channel 26 is monitored by CBSC Police dial...060 WHEN IN DOUBT DIAL 911 or 066

FIRST AID Scorpion Stings First aid for any scorpion sting should involve cooling the wound, which allows the body to more easily break down the molecular structure of the venom. Cooling also reduces pain. Use ice or cool running water if available. On a warm night, a wet compress will help. Keep the victim calm and still. Panic and activity speed up the venom’s spread. Symptoms may include heavy sweating, difficulty swallowing, blurred vision, loss of bowel control, jerky muscular reflexes, and respiratory distress. These serious signs are cause for quick evacuation to a medical facility. Antitoxins are available in many areas where dangerous scorpions live. The doctors, clinics and Red Cross are experts at treating stings. Snake Bites Yes! We do have snakes in Puerto Peñasco. Not usually found in city areas. If you are bitten by a rattlesnake, or any other kind of venmous snake, seek medical attention immediately. Anti-venom is available here in Peñasco. Jellyfish They are usually bright blue and are present in our waters during June, July and August, although they are sometimes hard to see because of the clarity of the water. Some years we have a few, and other years we have tons. In some beach communities, you will find far less than others. A good test to see if they are present, is to look along the tidelines for any that have washed ashore if they’re up there then there’s a pretty good chance they’re in the water. Use caution when walking barefoot on the beach or digging through the sand with your hands, they can still sting you (I know from experience). If you are stung, get to a doctor or the Red Cross immediately for treatment. Stingray Stings Our Rocky Point doctors, clinics and Red Cross are well adept at treating stings. The best way to avoid a sting is by doing the “stingray shuffle!” To avoid stepping on a ray, shuffle your feet slowly as you move through the surf to scare the rays away. Round stingrays are very good at burying in the sand and will remain buried even as you approach. By shuffling your feet you will brush against them and they will scurry away. If you walk through the water as you normally do you will most likely step square on the back of them which causes their barbed tail to come up and sting you. Be extra careful in area where the sediment is silty/sand or where the water is particularly warm. What do you do if you get stung by a ray? Get out of the water and head to the nearest doctor. If you are stranded out where these facilities are not available follow these steps and seek medical attention as soon as you can. First, let the wound bleed - this will allow any toxins entered with the barb to get out. Next, immerse the wound in hot water, as hot as the patient can stand for approximately 45 minutes: This denatures the protein toxin and relieves a majority of the pain. Then treat wound as any other puncture wound or cut, keep clean and bandage: This reduces the chance of infection, promotes healing. If pain or bleeding persists, if wound is large or if patient shows signs of an allergic reaction, see a doctor immediately! If you are staying at a resort go to the desk or convenience store - they may have a first aid kit with a treatment.

FISHING & BOATING PERSONAL WATERCRAFT You do not need to obtain a boat permit for your persona watercraft. However, if you plan to fish from your boat, each person fishing must have a fishing license which can be purchased here in Puerto Peñasco. As with vehicles, it is a good idea to carry two copies of your title and registration for your watercraft and trailer. DO NOT BRING THE ORIGINALS! One copy should be kept on your boat/watercraft and the other shoud be carried on your person or put in a safe location during your stay. FISHING PERMITS You MUST have a fishing license for everyone onboard a boat, even if they are not fishing, permits are checked. You do not need a permit if you are fishing from the shore. Permits can be obtained locally at the Capitania de Puerto, M-F, 8AM to 3PM or at the Mexican Consulate in Phoenix. Fishing Permit Rates (approx.) Pesos Daily - $106.00; Weekly - $220.00 Monthly - $315.00; Yearly - $410.00 CHARTERS Many charter boats and pangas are available for hire by the hour/half-day/ day, or organized trip. We do not have any companies that rent boats for your personal use. Charter boats are located all over town and at the docks and on your way into Old Port (right hand side) as well as at Safe Marina and in Cholla Bay. Reputable charters are always the best choice. Please make sure there is enough safety gear on the boat for all persons in your party and that the captain has a marine radio in the event of an emergency. Fishing en Peñasco: Seasonal Fishing Calendar FISH JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC Trigger Fish Corvina Dolphin Fish Dorado Flounder Grouper Mackeral Pinto Bass Pompano Red Snapper Rock Bass Sea Bass Sea Trout Sierra Skipjack Yellowtail

FISHING & BOATING CON’T SEASONAL FISHING Spring: March, April, May Yellowtail, Grouper, Snapper, Whitefish, Pinto and Bass Summer: June, July, August Sailfish, Dolphin Fish, Marlin, Skipjack, Sierra Fall: September, October, November Sailfish, Dolphin Fish, Marlin, Skipjack, Sierra Winter: December, January, February Yellowtail, Grouper, Pinto Bass, Snapper


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GENERALINFORMATION FM3 & IMMIGRATION IMMIGRATION OFFICE Open Mon.-Fri. 8:00AM - 12:00NOON (011-52-638) 383-2526 For more info on how to obtain your Visitor or Permanent Resident Visa go to http://www.inm.gob.mx/ index.php and click on the English tab, or you can go directly to the Immigration Office and they will be happy to help you. The office is located on Blvd. Fremont at Fremont Plaza, across from Banorte. There are many companies and individuals which can assist you with your immigration paperwork, please look in our Classified Section, under “Services” for suggestions.

GREEN ANGELS Angeles Verdes EMERGENCY DIAL 078 The Green Angels patrol the highway (Hwy. 8) from Puerto Peñasco to Sonoyta offering free roadside assistance to ve- hicles experiencing mechanical problems. Their trucks are green and white and clearly marked. They are on patrol from sunrise to sunset, 7 days a week. What to do if you need help? If you need assistance on the highway, whether it be a broken fan belt, blown tire or empty gas tank, pull over to the side of the road and lift the hood of your vehicle. If it is at night, please use your flashers for safety and always move as far away from the highway as you can to avoid accidents. Lifting your hood signals the Green Angels, as well as other helpful travellers, that you are in distress and in need of help. The Green Angels do not charge for their mechanical services, but you will need to pay for your own auto parts, gas, oil, etc. The Green Angels offer the following services: Aide in the event of an accident Emergency radio communication Mechanical assistance Tourist Information

INTERNET SERVICE & WIFI There are many internet cafes where you can check your email or surf the net. Some have computer stations and some offer WiFi. Most of the larger RV parks, hotels and condos have wireless and/or computer centers for your use. Telefonos de Mexico (TelMex) offers Prodigy internet service for land lines.

LATITUDE & LONGITUDE Latitude - 31°, 19 minutes N Longitude - 113°, 32 min. W Bird Island: 31°, 01.31 min., N by 113°, 14.93 min. W

MAIL SERVICES Puerto Peñasco Post Office (011-52-638) 383-2350 Monday - Friday 8:00 am-6:00 pm Money Wires, Telegrams & Mail Located just off Blvd. Fremont next to Twin Dolphins. The post office does not offer U.S. postal services. To send a letter in Mexico, you need a Mexican stamp, which can be purchased at the post office. They do not sell U.S. stamps. You may receive mail at your residence, however it takes approx. 2-4 weeks to arrive and the system is not terribly reliable.

U.S. MAIL DELIVERY TO ROCKY POINT Burrito Express U.S. mail dropoff and pick-up service from Peñasco to Lukeville. U.S. POST OFFICE Phone/Fax: (520) 387-6364 Located at the Lukeville border in AZ, approx. 66 miles from Rocky Point. PO boxes and General Delivery available. Window Service: 8AM-12:30PM, 1-4PM M-F General Delivery Available free for a max. of 30 days. You must show ID at the post office and fill out a form. You are the ONLY one who can pick up your GD mail. PO boxes are available, approx. $22/6-mo. Post office will need 2 forms of ID and you will be required to fill out an application. Boxes are located in the post office and in the General Store.

METRIC EQUIVALENTS Equivalents for Length 1” = 2.5 cm 6” = (1/2 ft.) = 15 cm 12” = (1 ft.) = 30 cm 36” = (3 ft.) = 90 cm 40” = 100 cm (1 meter) To convert ounces to grams, multiply the number of ounces by 30. Equivalents for Weight 1 ounce = 1/16 lb. = 30g 4 ounces = 1/4 lb. = 120g 8 ounces = 1/2 lb. = 240g 12 ounces = 3/4 lb. = 360g 16 ounces = 1 lb. = 480g Equivalents for Liquid Measurements 1/4 tsp = 1 ml 1/2 tsp = 2 ml 1 tsp = 5 ml 2 tbls = 1/8 cup = 1 fl. oz = 30 ml 4 tbls = 1/4 cup = 2 fl. oz = 60 ml 8 tbsl = 1/2 cup = 4 fl. oz = 120 ml 12 tbls = 3/4 cup = 6 fl. oz = 180 ml 1 Pint = 2 cups = 16 fl. oz = 480 ml 1 Quart = 4 cups = 32 fl. oz = 960 ml Gallons to pints x 8 1 US gallon = 3.78541178 liters Gallons to liters x 3.785 Gallons to quarts x 4

NOTARY PUBLICS (NOTARIOS)

The Mexican Notario is a highly specialized lawyer authorized by the Mexican Government. They intervene in civil and commercial business. Your best interest is supposed to be the Notario Publico’s main concern. They give judicial advisement according to Mexican Law and their authority exceeds that of a lawyer and is similar to that of an arbitrator in the U.S. You should consult a Notario when: buying or selling property, foreign Investments, inheritance, wills, mortgages, contracts, private contracts, financial operations, credit titles, arbitration, bank trusts, etc. You should consult a Notary Public (Notario Publico) in Mexico before signing any contract or legal document.

NOTARIO PUBLICOS Lic. Jesus Armando Ramirez Islas Prolongacion Coahuila No. 10 (next to post office) U.S. Toll Free (877) 832-8554 383-5460, Fax 383-5005 PO Box 100, Lukeville, AZ 85341 Lic. René Osvaldo Ortega Felix Ave. Alcantar in the Old Port 383-2006 Notary Publics in Sonoyta Lic. Fco. Javier Manzo Taylor from Mexico (01-651) 512-1747

PINACATE BIOSPHERE RESERVE Reserva de la Biosfera de El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar The Pinacate Biosphere Reserve is home to some of the world’s largest volcanic craters and is one of the most pristine and diverse areas in the Sonoran Desert. It has a large variety of plant and wildlife species that inhabit this sometimes hostile area. In the winter, you may see snow on the Pinacates. And in the summer, temperatures soar well over 110°. U.S. astronauts trained for their lunar landing mission in this area as the terrain mimics that found on the moon.

You can take a day trip and explore the Pinacate area and volcanic craters by vehicle, camp overnight (in designated) areas, walk or hike. You must register at the entrace to the Reserve (located in Nayarit, approx. 20 miles N of Rocky Point). This will allow Biosphere personnel to make sure you are safe at all times.

• Speed Limit: 25 MPH • Terrain/Roads: Dirt, desert • Watch out for flora and fauna • Do not leave the road in your vehicle • Take enough drinking water with you • Respect all signs on roads and trails • Do not remove or damage plants, rocks, wood, animals or artifacts • Take all trash and waste with you • Do not enter the region from any unauthorized access road CAMPING & CAMPSITES Red Cone, El Tecolote, Backcountry areas INTERPRETATIVE TRAILS El Elegante Crater Trail 1.2 mile linear trail Walk 0.6 miles on the border of El Elegante crater. Terrain is mostly flat. Mayo Cone Trail 1.2 mile linear trail Located in El Tecolote camping area Walk 0.6 miles to the top of Mayo Cone. You will climb 344 ft. to the top. This hike is rated as a medium difficulty trail.

RV PARKS DRY CAMPING There are a few places to dry camp on the beach north and south of Rocky Point, but really nowhere in city limits except on Sandy Beach next to The Reef, and Concha Del Mar at the other end of Sandy Beach. Almost all of the RV Parks in Puerto Peñasco offer tent camping. There are three oceanfront rv parks with services available and many more in town or with an ocean view. Oceanfront RV parks are: Cholla Bay - The Reef (638) 383-0650 El Mirador - Playa de Oro (638) 2668 Sandy Beach - Playa Bonita (638) 383-2596 Sandy Beach - Concha del Mar (638) 383-4273 Pets are allowed on the beaches and at the RV parks. Dogs must be leashed and please pick up after them. See “Pets” in this section for more information. Please call the individual park for their rates and reservations.

U.S. DMV (MOTOR VEHICLES) The closest U.S. Department of Motor Vehicles to Puerto Peñasco is in Gila Bend. Authorized Service Provider Registration, title, no original drivers licenses, copies/ duplicates only. M-F 9AM-6PM, SAT 9AM-1PM 606 E. Pima St. • (928) 683-2577

VIRTUAL CONSULATE The 1st Wednesday of every month, the Virtual Consulate is open to the American Community. Located at City Hall on the 1st floor facing Fremont Blvd. 10am-12pm.

WEDDINGS Rocky Point offers a variety of perfect wedding settings - from a barefoot sunset wedding to a lavish wedding at a 5-star resort. Many of the hotels, resorts and restaurants offer wedding planning services and catering as do these wedding specilaists:

Si I Do! - (011-52-638) 383-0700 www.siido.com

Wedding Music by Pablo 602) 288-8687 LEGAL CEREMONY IN MEXICO To get married in a legal ceremony in Puerto Peñasco you need: Birth certificates, translated into Spanish, notarized in Mexico; Divorce Decree; Blood test (in Rocky Point); Visas (FMT’s); 4 Witnesses (w/Visas). Your wedding planner will help you plan your reinactment ceremony as well.

TELEPHONES Puerto Peñasco’s phone company for home and business hook-up is Telefonos de Mexico (TelMex). Cellular service is available through TelCel and Movistar. U.S. carrier AT&T works pretty good here as long as you have the International Plan. DIALING INSTRUCTIONS Call Mexico from U.S. & Canada to dial a land line 011+52+638+7-digit number to dial a Peñasco cellular 011+52+1+638+7-digit number Call U.S. & Canada from Mexico dial 001+(area code)+7 digit number Call Collect from Mexico to U.S. dial 090 for a bilingual operatorCall Overseas from Mexico dial 00+country code+city code+phone number Country codes and Mexico area codes are listed in the TelMex Phone book Call another City in Mexico dial 01+(city code)+number AT&T Operator dial 001-800-462-4240 TELEPHONE COMPANY Telefonos de Mexico (TelMex) Juan de la Barrera and Calle 18 Office open 8 am • 383-2288 Phone & Internet services available TelMex (Land Line) Prefixes 383, 382, 388, 102, 108 Phone numbers are written in a variety of ways, here are a few you may see around town. 3-6325 = dial 383 + 6325 638-38-36325 = dial 383-6325 (638) 383-6325 = dial 383-6325 52+(638) 383-6325 = dial 383-6325 Mexico’s Country Code = 52 Puerto Peñasco’s City Code = 638 LONG DISTANCE To make a long distance call, your best bet is to find a cafe or internet cafe with a VOIP phone. Second best is to purchase a prepaid phone card (LADATEL) from pharmacies or businesses, and use one of the many pay phones along the streets - follow the instructions on the phone. You can also use one of the long distance (larga distancia) calling services located around town.

U.S. CALLING CARDS If you use your calling card and dial an 800#, that is not toll free within Mexico, you will be charged twice for this call - 1 charge for calling the 800 #, and then a 2nd charge on your phone card. You may also use one of the long distance services to call the U.S. and Canada. CELLULAR PHONES to dial a cell phone from a land line dial 044 + 638 + 7-digit number to dial from local cell to local cell dial 638 + 7-digit number to dial out of city cell from local cell dial 045 + city code + 7-digit number Any number that does not start with a 383, 388, 382, 102 or 108 is most likely a cellular phone You cannot dial a U.S. 800# from your Mexican cellular phone. The only U.S. cell carrier, we have found to work in Rocky Point 96% of the time, is AT&T’s International Plan. All services work - SMS, MMS, Blackberry, etc. Follow the instructions (left) for dialing the U.S. or Canada, and to dial a land line. To dial a cell phone, you may have to dial 044 + 638 + 7-digit number, or you may just need to drop the 044. Sometimes, when calling a local cell, I had to dial as if I were dialing a cell from the U.S. Check plans and where you spend the most time. TelCel’s Blackberry plan is much cheaper than AT&T’s, plus they have a reasonable International Plan for when I travel to the U.S. You can also get an unlocked phone, buy a SIM card, and switch chips as you cross the border. Mexico cell carriers are supposed to start fingerprinting everyone who purchases a cell phone or SIM card. AREA CODES FOR NEARBY CITIES Caborca.............................................637 El Golfo de Santa Clara.................................653 Guaymas...........................................622 Hermosillo........................................662 Mexicali, B.C.................................................686 Nogales.................................................631 Santa Ana.....................................................641 San Luis Rio Colorado..................................653 San Carlos.....................................................622 San Felipe, B.C...............................................686 Sonoyta...................................................651 Check phonebook for more area codes

VOIP LINES Local internet acccess enables you to use a VOIP line in Rocky Point. HOW TO DIAL 800’s U.S. 800#’s are not free of charge when called from Mexico. The charge for calling an 800# is approx. $1USD/min. 800 = dial 001+880+phone number 888 = dial 001+881+phone number 877 = dial 001+882+phone number 866 = dial 001+883+phone number 855 = dial 001+884+phone number 844 = dial 001+885+phone number

WEATHER Puerto Peñasco is known for having 362 days of sunshine! The wind does kick up, a few sprinkles will fall, and the humidity creeps in around July/August, but other than that it’s darn near perfect around here.


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CLUBSANDORGANIZATIONS AACORP (ANIMAL CENTER) Founder: Nancy Phelan: 383-1012 Leon de la Barra (Calle 15), 3 blocks east of the main blvd. Benito Juarez nancy_phelan@yahoo.com AACORP Tax Deductible Donations PO Box 1031, Lukeville, AZ 85341 A group dedicated to helping the stray animals by providing no-cost spay and neuter clinics, adoption, dog and cat food, medicine and medical care. The center is run solely on donations and is an Arizona 501(c)3 non-profit corporation so all of your donations are taxdeductible. The center is always in desperate need of dog, cat, kitten and puppy food, animal toys, bedding, cleaning supplies, old towels and blankets as well as medicine and monetary donations to pay vet bills, purchase animal food and medicine. Please drop off food/supplies directly to the center.

ADOPT-A-CLASSROOM

Provides basic school supplies, computers, copiers, chalkboards, etc. to local classrooms Founder: Barbara Olszewski: 383-4963 (602) 324-9529 www.rockypointclassroom.com Donations can be dropped off at the Rocky Point Times Office or sent to Barb at: PO Box 695, Lukeville, AZ 85341

AGRUPACION GEORGE PAPANICOLAOU Madrid and Ave. Marcelo Pino grupaciongeorgepapanicolaou@hotmail.com Cancer clinic dedicated to early prevention. Screenings and tests available. MONTHLY MEETINGS 1st Thurs. of every month PATIENT CONSULTATIONS Wednesday 9AM-1PM PAP SMEARS Friday 9AM-2PM by appointment only Please call 1 to 2 weeks prior 383-4399

AL ANON We have our very own Facebook page: Rocky Point Alanon Same location as our AA Meetings (see above AA announcement) Schedule: check our Facebook site: Rocky Point Alanon Contact: Marcia: marsupis@gmail.com

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Welcome Open AA Meetings at South Of The Border Passport Club Location: Directly Across from: Granada del Mar Hotel South Sinaloa Blvd. Where the road ends and the sea begins At the office of: Oc3an View Ministries Schedule:M-W-F 10:00am Sat. 5:30 pm Contact: Conrado: MX cell 638-109-8017 Marcia: marsupis@gmail.com

AMERICAN LEGION POST MX 15 141 Chihuahua & Matamoros (Calle #1) Across from Pink Cadillac Open daily and the Public Always Welcome 2017 OFFICERS: Commander: Mike LaBarge Vice Commander: Jerry Clackler 2nd Vice Commander: Mike Williams Adjutant: Gary May General Meetings 1st Wednesday of month at 10:00 a.m. (from October thru June) Contact Food & Beverage Manager Danny Anderson for information regarding special events, celebrations & dinners throughout the year. Bingo: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 2:00 p.m. Telephone Numbers: U.S. (602) 539-2047 Mexico 011-52 (638) 388-8841 Magic Jack (602) 539-2047 ALL VISITORS WELCOME!

AMOR MINISTRIES

BUNCO BABES

CEDO CON’T

COORDINACION DE SALUD MUN.

International Headquarters: 1664 Precision Park Lane San Diego, CA 92173 Phone: (619) 662-1200 www.amor.org Amor Ministries builds more than 1,000 new homes across Mexico for Mexican families. They are selected to receive homes by the Mexico Ministry Planning Board. Pastors discern the needs within their community, present their nominations and one (or more) are selected to receive a new home built by Amor volunteers.

Sandy Spain 388-0857/(044-638) 109-4109 Ladies play Bunco at 3:30pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month October-June at Giuseppi’s on Blvd. Fremont.

Isla San Jorge Snorkel with the sea lions in their natural habitat at Bird Island or just enjoy the scenery from the boat and take photos. A must do trip!

Puerto Peñasco Animal Control Dedicated to prevention and disease control Mon-Fri 8am-3pm, Phone: 388-5152 Coordinator: Dra. Socorro Canine Tech.: Mario Lopez Sub-Director: Jesus Bejarano Social Worker: Marina Soto Siqueiros We always welcome donations of dog food, supplies and medicine

AMPI

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The Asociación Mexicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios (AMPI), or the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals, Puerto Peñasco 51, represents ethical professionalism in real estate practice and promotes education among real estate professionals. A sister organization to National Association of Realtors (NAR) in the United Estates, AMPI works closely with the State of Sonora to provide education for real estate licensure, which is required in the State of Sonora for all agents who represent any type of property transaction including sales, rentals, property management, and promotion. Active in the community, AMPI promotes Puerto Peñasco as a vacation and retirement destination, members donate generously to local causes, and AMPI works with other organizations to sponsor community activities. AMPI operates the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) on behalf of our real estate clients. Board members: President: Rommel Bustamante Vice President: Maria Ituarte Treasurer: Rebecca Palomino Legal: Ricardo Borquez Secretary/V.P. Communications: Robin Miller Treasurer: Kris Nichols Legal: Ricardo Borquez VP Education: Joseph Toland VP Ethics: John Walz For Inquiries, please contact: Luisa Federico, AMPI Administrator email: luisa.ampi51@gmail.com AMPI Phone: 638-382-0439

ANTI-GRAFFITI CAMPAIGN Founder: Eloy Gonzalez: 044-638-112-0898 eloy_glez_glez@hotmail.com Group dedicated to wiping out the unsightly graffiti in Puerto Peñasco. Donations of paint, brushes, rollers, and your time are always welcome and needed.

BARB’S DOG RESCUE Help Us Help Them. We are a concerned group of dog lovers working to better the lives of Peñasco’s dogs. We are expanding our facility on the edge of town where we house dogs. We are committed to taking in abandoned and neglected dogs, maintaining and rehabilitating them in a healthy environment and finding loving permanent homes. We ask for your help. Virtually every dog that comes to us is malnourished and in poor health. The need is great. Visit Barb’s Dog Shelter located 8 miles north of Rocky Point on the highway to Sonoyta, where you will see signs. Donations are also accepted at Twin Dolphins Real Estate on Fremont Blvd, next to Cruz Roja. E-Mail barbsdogrescue@ gmail.com Visit us on Facebook or Call Barb at (044-638) 114-1659 or Dee at (044-638) 384-0113 or from the US (602) 324-7241.

BOOK & EXCHANGE Rocky Point Times Office Ave. Pino Suarez (off Calle 13) Phone: 383-6325: Mon.-Wed. 9am-5pm www.rptimes.com Free Book, VHS and DVD exchange for all Rocky Point residents and visitors.

CANACO-SERV Y TUR Puerto Peñasco Chamber of Commerce Servicios y Turismos de Pto. Peñasco Phone: 383-4468 Located on Blvd. Fremont and Coahuila Monday - Friday 8AM-3PM President: Guillermo Muñoz Fierro

those that you find in U.S. cities and do not provide the same services and information.)

CASA HOGAR (ELDERLY HOME) Director: Santiago Ruiz Hurtado Phone: 383-2599 Ave. Miguel Hidalgo (Calle 13) and Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez Casa Hogar is supported solely on donations and they always welcome visitors to sing and play games. Take Blvd. Fremont toward Las Conchas, make a left at the Pemex station, cross over the rrx tracks and they are on your left. If you would like to make a donation you can make a check to: Patronato Pro Asilo de Ancianos de Puerto Peñasco A.C. and drop it off at the home. You may drop checks or donations off at the Rocky Point Times office. Help to pay their electric bill, especially during the summer months, is always needed. You may also make a donation at a local grocery store for the purchase food and items.

CEDO Center for the Study of Oceans & Deserts Phone: 382-0113 or (520) 829-4501 Located in Las Conchas, look for the Fin Whale skeleton Mon. - Sat. 9AM-5PM; Sun. 10AM-2PM PO Box 1579, Lukeville, AZ 85341 info@cedointercultural.org www.cedointercultural.org CEDO is the Intercultural Center for the Study of Oceans and Deserts. Home to a giant fin whale skeleton and a desert botanical garden, CEDO is a field station for researchers and school classes, an education center with library, laboratories, book store and gift shop - An Intercultural Experience. CEDO is a nonprofit organization dedicated to research, education and conservation of the planet’s last great frontiers: the Sea of Cortez. LOTS OF FUN AND GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS! FREE PUBLIC TOURS Every Tuesday 2PM; Saturday 4PM CEDO ADVENTURES FOR EVERYONE Kayak Capers Explore beautiful Estero Morua with expert guides. Local ecology talk, kayak rental, picnic feast,drinks all in an environment rich with shore birds, crabs and halophytes. Estero Excursions Oyster farms, fiddler crabs and the “shrimp dance” are part of this walking tour of a pristine upper Gulf wetland. Kayak Estero Morua and/or tour with CEDO experts. Tidepool Explorations Explore the tidepools with CEDO experts. Explore the Sand Dunes Spectacular Gran Desierto de Altar. This sea of natural dunes is the world’s largest. An experience you won’t forget! Pinacate Adventure Explore the geologic wonders of the Pincate Biosphere Reserve on a tour with CEDO experts.

CHOLLA BAY CHRISTMAS PARTY Donations payable to: Cholla Bay Christmas Fund Please send to: Nancy Schmidli 10645 W Connecticut Ave., Sun City, AZ 85351 An organization that celebrates a Christmas party for their fellow Cholla Bay Mexican neighbors in early December. Santa shows up for pictures with the kids, children get to pick a gift for their mother, take a crack at the piñata, have a group sing-along and munch on hot dogs and chips. After all the fun, Santa delivers gifts for the children and food boxes for the families.

CHOLLA BAY SPORTSMENS CLUB Also referred to as the CBSC Dues: $40, Payable to CBSC P.O. Box 77152, Tucson, AZ 85703 The Cholla Bay Sportsmens Club is responsible for maintaining, monitoring, and staffing the VHF Marine Channel 28 for the northern Sea of Cortez as well as CB Radio Channel 3. The CBSC pays the salary of the operator, aides in search and rescue operations and can aid in the transportation of critical victims. They also publish the Cholla Chatter and put on numerous events during the year such as the CBSC Fishing Derby, Horseshoe Tournament and other fun stuff held in Cholla Bay. OFFICERS President: Mike Dugan Vice-President: Helen Dahlstrom Secretary: Billie Crumbley: 382-5133 Treasurer: Enedina Otañez: 382-5142 Membership: Helen Dahlstrom BOARD MEMBERS Sal Otatanez, Rhea Dugan, Pat Goodin, Ken Goodin, Chuck Blair, Marlene Blair Connie Horton, Kelley Adams, Dave Adams, Theresa Orcutt The CBSC provides an invaluable service for those at sea and promotes good relations between American visitors and our Mexican neighbors.

CHOLLA CHARITIES FOUNDATION Sally Dalton: 382-5283 (Xochitl’s Cafe) Donations payable to: Cholla Charity Fund Send to: Kathy Barnard 1547 E. Royal Palm Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85020 Organization that helps Mexican families, who live and work in Cholla Bay, with unexpected expenses such as medical, living, funeral, etc.They also collect and distribute blankets and warm clothing for children in Cholla Bay. Donations may be dropped off at Xochitl’s Cafe in Cholla Bay.

C.I.D.A Director: Joaquin Celaya Rendon Phone: 044-638-102-0514 Call for directions Shelter providing housing, food and care for those addicted to drugs and alcohol.

CONNECTION CLUB Meet every Thursday at 4pm at Puesta Del Sol Restaurant at Playa Bonita Resort. Want to meet folks in Puerto Peñasco? Come to The Connection, a happy hour gathering where you can meet a great group of people. Married? Single? Full-time or part-time resident? Mexican, American, other nationality, young, mature? It doesn’t matter. Everyone is welcome.

D.I.F. Desarrollo Integral de la Familia Sinaloa and Ruiz Cortines dif@puertopenasco.gob.mx difpuertopenasco@hotmail.com www.difpenasco.gob.mx www.puertopenasco.gob.mx Directora: Mayor’s Wife Supported solely by donations, this social service organization offers medical aid and a variety of services for needy families. If you know of a family in need you may contact DIF for help. They hold many public fundraisers throughout the year to raise money.

CHILDREN’S HOME D.I.F. children’s home is on Calle Marcelo Pino and Callejon Benito Juarez. The home is equipped to accommodate 50 children ranging in ages from newborns to 11 years. Children are taken care of until their families have complied with the rehabilitation period, treatments, or requests by SDMF. The home is located just behind the Basic Unit Rehabilitation Center of D.I.F.

EL GOLFO RUN Sandra O’Hare Rocky Point Times Newspaper 383-6325 or from U.S. 480-463-6255 rockypointtimes@yahoo.com

The El Golfo Run is a fun bi-annual 4x4 trip (May and Oct) to El Golfo de Santa Clara through the desert, salt flats and onto the beach - even the coastal hwy. All 4x4’s welcome to join. There is no charge, fee, etc., you pay for your own motel and food when you get there. (Must have a sense of humor and be very patient.)

ESPERANZA PARA LOS NIÑOS Children’s Home: I.A.P., Casa Hogar para niños desamparados 383-2378 Off of Hwy. 8, 15 mi. N of Rocky Point PO Box 1024, Lukeville, AZ 85341 Secretary: Jose Manuel Barrera Sanchez Treasurer: Florencia Lucila G. Miron The children’s home is located outside of town, apx. 15 miles, and houses anywhere from 10 to 40 children. It provides temporary housing for families that cannot afford to take care of their children or are having a hard time. This is not an orphanage - these children are not up for adoption. They are always in need of cleaning supplies and fresh food (not canned items).

ESPERANZA DE VIDA Darlene Laura and Carole Fields Ave. Pino Suarez No. 143, Col. El Ferrocarril, Playa “F” Provides clothes, food, toys and medicine to the children/families in Colonia Nueva area.


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CLUBSANDORGANIZATIONS FUNERAL HOMES Funeraria Renacimiento 383-1233 Funeraria Santa Cecilia 383-2522

GREEN ANGELS Angeles Verdes Hwy. 8 Patrol: Sunrise to Sunset Pull off shoulder and raise vehicle hood EMERGENCY DIAL 078 Provides assistance, tourist aid, information and emergency radio service for travellers on Hwy. 8 from Sonoyta to Rocky Point. Bilingual “Green Angels” provide protection service, medical aid and basic mechanical aid. There is no charge for mechanical service, you will only pay for auto parts, gas, oil, etc.

GRUPO SAN PEREGRINO Spiritual Support Cancer Group Dra. Arminda Gonzalez: 110-4934 Glenda Lopez: 383-2414 Mariana Perez: (044-638) 102-0564 sanperegrinopenasco@gmail.com The group’s mission is to provide spiritual and monetary support to individuals in Rocky Point that are affected by cancer.

HELPING HANDS Manos de Ayuda, Inc. 383-5287 or (520) 760-8645 President: Ramon Contreras Pamela J. Lyke Marquez: pjlmarquez@aol.com Manos de Ayuda, Inc. is a non-profit corporation that provides rehabilitation, health education, medical and therapy equipment and supplies to children with special needs. They also help with construction modifications at a nursing home, a free clinic, and day care facility. These projects are made possible by volunteer efforts and financial assistance. Your help is always needed.

I.R.A.D. Director: Julio Alberto Lucero Arreola 044-638-109-2566 Located off of Cholla Bay Road I.R.A.D. is the institute for the recovery of drug addicts and alcoholics. The shelter houses, feeds and cares for those persons addicted. They rely and operate solely on donations and often sell candy to raise money to keep the centers open. They will always present their identification.

Knox Trail Council Bsa Yvette Lavin yvettelavin1212@gmail.com (508) 667-4031

LAS CONCHAS HOMEOWNERS ASSOC. Phone: 382-0050 / (602) 476-1454 Guard Gate: 382-0095 President: Ginger Beauchamp Executive Vice President: Naoma Leader Vice President: Bart Stockton Treasurer: Randi Alcott Secretary: Raylene Pavlicek

LIONS CLUB Phone: 383-2488 Ave. Niños Heroes and Juan Aldama President: Ramón Ramos Rodríguez Women’s Committee President Lupita de Ramos Some of their programs include info. & action for the prevention of hypertension and diabetes, prescription glasses, eye surgery, supply wheelchairs, braces, crutches, etc. Donations of eyeglasses, or any other items may be dropped off at the office of the RPTimes.

MEN’S SHELTER Centro de Rehabilitación para Adultos y Jovenes La Esperanza A.C. Local Director: C. José de La Cruz Bravo 044-638-106-4079 identificacruz@live.com.mx On Simon Morua behind the new cemetery The center helps men in need by providing clothing, housing, job training and food. They run solely on donations.

MEXICO CHILDRENS FOUNDATION

PEÑASCO SINGLES (PS)

REHABILITATION CENTER

A group of local singles, both full and part time residences. All singles are invited to join (no fee) this laid back group for the happy hours each Tuesday at 4 pm at Puesta del Sol restaurant at Playa Bonita Resort. The location for the Saturday breakfasts will be announced at this happy hour. For more information contact any of the following: Marti 812-3191463 (U.S. cell works locally), or Dick 638-1050615 (local cell) or 602-321-8106 (U.S. cell works locally) or just show up at the Tuesday happy hour and introduce yourself.

Unidad Basica de Rehabilitacion Therapy for the handicap and those with special needs. Consultations accepted. Coordinator: Esperanza Lopez Trasviña Phone: 383-1918 Juan Aldama & Marcelo Pino

ROCKY POINT CHRISTMAS Tab Gray: tab@rockypoint.com Family of God Christian Fellowship PO Box 738, Lukeville, AZ 85341

PINACATE BIOSPHERE RESERVE

Founder: Steve Schwab Established 2003 520-232-2241 7655 E Redfield Rd. Suite 3 Scottsdale, AZ, 85260 www.mexicochildrensfoundation.org Email: info@mexicochildrensfoundation.org A non-profit organization in Puerto Peñasco dedicated to enriching the lives of the children and their families. The organization provides medical assistance, assists families, offers education and assists in the general enrichment of children’s lives. The group holds many events during the year including golf tournaments, a children’s walk, triathlon, concerts and a New Year’s Eve Bash.

MISSION VILLA GRANADA 2 blocks east of Lucas Chicken, in the former Villa Granada Hotel. We provide lodging and meals for Missionaries who work on improving/building churches out in the San Rafael Community and other assorted projects. GM Pastor Edgar Cabrera (638) 383-1394. Main Office for (480) 503-8832. Maggie, is bilingual. Volunteers for maintenance/cleaning needed, as well as rice, beans, building supplies/ materials, tools, children art/crafts supplies, canned foods, Spanish bibles, and prayer. Weekend Missions, A.C.-Mexican Non-Profit. Weekend Missions, Inc. USA 501c3.

NUEVA CREACION Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Center Sub Directors: Gregorio Soto Rodriguez and Guadalupe de Soto Phone: 044-638-105-9804 Calle Juan Aldama No. 527 Go to the new cemetary, turn right, go one block and turn left and 6 blocks ahead you will see the center.

OC3AN VIEW MINISTRY We are a Mexican non-profit organization, hosting large and small mission groups to bring aid and comfort to folks in need. Our office is located on the property of the Granada Del Mar Hotel over-looking the beautiful Sea of Cortez. Our Ministry Community Center Donation Facility; (thrift store) is located on Kino Blvd & Francisco Madero, caddy-corner to 2 Fish Ministerios. Hours of operation: TuesdaySaturday 12pm-5pm...All types of donations are welcome...For detailed information about us visit or WEB site: www.oc3anviewministry.com or Like us on facebook. To schedule a mission group with our exciting ministry making a difference in the community...contact: Conrad Flores, Founder & President Oc3anviewministry@gmail.com

U.S # 480-264-1172 MX Cell # 638-109-8017 OLD BOYS SOCIAL CLUB

President: Lew Felton Fun group that hold meetings every month and puts on a variety of fun activities such as the Bash every year and donates to local charities and organizations.

Fundación para Conservación del Pinacate, A.C. Office Hours: 9AM - 5PM U.S. Mail: PO Box 745, Ajo, AZ 85321 El Pinacate Biosphere Reserve is considered one of the most unique volcanic zones in the world. The conservation of these gigantic craters and the surrounding areas are an important part of our ancient history and culture. Self guided hikes, overnight camping and exploring are allowed in the area provided you do not harm, disrupt or take plants, wildlife or artifacts from the area. Visitors must register at the office as they enter the reserve. The reserve is located at the halfway town (Nayarit) between Rocky Point and Sonoyta. Also located near this area is Gran Desierto de Altar, home to the largest area of natural sand dunes.

PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS WOMEN Professional Business Women’s Club Meetings each Tuesday 8PM Phone: 383-2052 Monday - Friday 9AM - 1PM Constitucion and Serdán esq. # 1 www.bpwpuertopenasco.com This association of professional business women meets once a week and helps young women who are finishing school - high school or college and who have economic needs.

PUERTO PEÑASCO SCOUTING PROJECT Contact: Barbara Olszewski rpbarbo@gmail.com (602) 324-9529 / (638) 114-2406 Marsha Hansen marshansenaz@gmail.com (520) 234-2577 Haley Villalobos haleyvillalobos@gmail.com (638) 104-1515

RED CROSS (CRUZ ROJA) EMERGENCY DIAL 911 OR 060 Business Phone: 383-2266 www.cruzrojapenasco.org.mx

Monetary donations can be made in person, to the Red Cross people with their cans out when you see them in the street or you may deposit directly into their account: Banamex Acct# 7661161 SUC. 472 Located on Blvd. Fremont, across from the Fire Department (Bomberos) SERVICES ARE FREE OF CHARGE The Red Cross offers its services free of charge to the general public. They handle a number of minor injuries such as stings, bites, cuts, sprains, broken bones, etc. They have ambulance service and offer their services 24 hours a day. They work with local doctors and clinics to provide emergency care for patients with more serious injuries. They operate solely on donations, so please donate when you can. They are always in need of medical supplies, crutches, wheelchairs, etc. You may drop off donations at the Red Cross or at the office of the Rocky Point Times. The Red Cross can fill Portable Oxygen Tanks with prior notice.

SANTIAGO RUIZ SALCIDO ASSOCIATION This group offers help to people in their terminal cancer phase. It is comprised of a group of people who offer care to cancer patients who suffer from a terminal illness, when the time comes that the hospital can do nothing further. The patients are given support to help them have a better quality of life by receiving love, respect, and understanding in their final hours. Contact: awyspot@hotmail.com Santiago Ruiz Salcido Rocky Point cellular (044-638) 384-6166 The groups’ basic needs are adult diapers, Ensure shakes, medicines, hospital beds etc.

SOUTH OF THE BORDER SINGLES South of the Border Singles (SOB’s) meets every Wednesday at 4:00PM at Playa Bonita Restaurant for cocktails/dinner. Monthly business meetings first Wednesday at 5:30PM at Playa Bonita. Sunday 9AM gather for weekly 9:30AM breakfast at various RP restaurants. Other fun events, short trips, parties throughout the year. All singles welcome! Local contact: Jean McCauley at Las Conchas; jeanmcc61@ gmail.com Mexican cell phone is (044-638) 3869774 or Magic Jack is (520) 303-4332.

2 FISH MINISTERIOS A group of a variety of community members who volunteer their time and efforts to raise money, purchase supplies and provide food bags, shoes and toys at Christmas time for the less fortunate. Every year thousands of children, men and women flock to receive their goodies, take pictures with Santa Claus, play games, eat hot dogs and have a great day. Volunteers spend all year collecting donations and then coordinate efforts a few weeks prior to the big event, which usually takes place mid-December.

ROTARY CLUB PUERTO PEÑASCO MAR DE CORTÉS Meet on Wednesdays at 8:00AM in Don Julio’s restaurant at the Old Port (Malecón). Email julio_cesarvalenzuela@hotmail.com.

SOUTH OF THE BORDER GROUP AA Passport Club We’ve moved to: Offices of Ocean View Ministry 18 Ave. S. Sinaloa M.W.F. 10:00 am Open AA meeting Contacts: Conrado @ MX cell: 638-109-8017 OVM office @: 480-264-1172 Marcia @ marsupis@gmail.com

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Ginger Phillips: (972) 742-3740 Thrift Store open Monday - Saturday 9am-4pm Run solely on donations Turn W on Samuel Ocaña, go to the first 4-way stop and turn left, go 1 block and turn right, then go 2 blocks and turn left. Thrift store is the light green building located at the end of the street on the right hand side. St. Vincent de Paul helps needy citizens by furnishing clothing, food baskets, medical assistance and basic needs.

SANTA CLAUS CLUB Organizer: John Fowler: 602-840-1528 PO Box 5, Lukeville, AZ 85341 Delivers food boxes, bikes, toys and clothes to needy families all year long. Donations are accepted and transported to Rocky Point year round. If you have a donation pickup in the Phoenix area, call John Fowler or email santaclausclub@hotmail.com.

SAN JOSE CHURCH MISSION OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

Cholla Bay Road on the right before you enter La Cholla. Mass time as 8 a.m.

Founder: Pastor Stan Tedrow Peñasco Christian Fellowship Melchor Ocampo & Tecla Bustamante Donations accepted and welcomed at the Felowship Monday Friday 8AM - 2PM All gifts are taxdeductible Checks payable to: Mission Heartbeat PO Box 1032, Lukeville, AZ 85341 This rapidly growing organization was created after seeing the desperate need families were faced with when the U.S. economy declined, heavily impacting Mexico, and the peso dropped dramatically. As a result, jobs vanished, more people became homeless and could no longer afford to feed their families. Pastor Stan Tedrow shared his burden to feed the hungry with his congregation, and two feeding sites were born on February 24, 2009 with more being added since then. Currently, citizens can receive a hot meal at Fountain of Life Mission in Colonia San Rafael and at Arizona Taco Place on Constitucion and at Aquiles Serdan across from Hotel Paraiso del Desierto on Constitucion.

TOURISM BUREAU (OCV)

Puerto Peñasco Convention & Visitor’s Bureau 388-0444/US Toll Free 877-843-3717 Mexico Toll Free: 01-800-552-2820 Ave. Coahuila 444 Int. 1a Fremont & Víctor Estrella www.cometorockypoint.com Mon-Fri: 9am-2pm & 4-7pm, Sat 9am-3pm President: Hector Vazquez Lic. Ana Laura Saens: 383-7025 Rafael Gonzales V.: 388-0444

WEEKEND MISSIONS

323 Leon de La Barra and Madero (in the old Hotel Villa Granada) 383-1394/(480) 626-5440/(480) 503-8832 Founders: Mark, Jerry and Rusty

WOMEN’S SHELTER Centro de Rehabilitación para Mujeres La Esperanza A.C. Directora: Hna. Ana Krause: 044-638-102-0869 anaycruz@live.com From Blvd. Samuel Ocaña, turn north at sign on Pto. Ensenada. Go 10 blocks and the women’s center will be on your left, just before the last cross street.

YOUTH SPORTS FOUNDATION Rick Busa: rbusa1972@gmail.com Promotes youth sports in Puerto Peñasco. Donations of sports equipment, uniforms, etc. always welcome. Call for sports schedule and come out to watch the kids play.


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More Valuable than Gold

By Rosarie Salerno

Have you ever asked yourself what was the opportunistic motivation for Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain, in 1492 CE, to fund Christopher Columbus' ocean voyage to the west? In one word "spices"; the most valuable commodity in the world, at that time, equal to if not more valuable than gold. Prior to the invention of refrigeration, herbs and spices were used to preserve food. They were also used to flavor food and wine, make perfume, used for incense, and for the treating and prevention of diseases. The revenues derived from spice was a driving force in the global economy, as oil is today. Wars were fought over control of trade routes; civilizations rose and fell, and thousands of years of cultural interactions had their bases in the lucrative spice trade. The history of spice and herbs spans millenniums. Evidence has been found in petro-glyphs substantiating its importance as far back as the Neolithic stone age. Reference to the spice trade is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, in the story of Joseph with the coat of many colors. According to the book of Genesis, Joseph's jealous brothers sold him to spice merchants who were traveling to Egypt. Circa 400 BCE, Hippocrates, the father of medicine, catalogued medicinal uses for over 400 herbs and spices; many of them are still in use today. Most spices came from China, India and Africa. The trade route was called the Silk Road and covered over 4,000 miles in a combination of land and sea treks east to purchase the precious products. Spice had to be transported overland by camel caravans; making it very expensive. Many middle men made great fortunes. The country that controlled the spice trade controlled the world. The Arabs controlled the Silk Road from 3000 BCE to about 200 BCE. The Roman Empire took control of the trade from about 200 BCE to around 1200 CE. Roman traders sailed across the Indian Ocean

from Egypt to India for pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. It is said that during the 300s CE, Rome, when attacked by Barbarian, the Romans negotiated with the invaders to leave the city unharmed in exchange of a tribute for an enormous amount of pepper. Muslim traders controlled the trading routes throughout the Indian Ocean between 1000 and 1500 CE. In Europe, circa the 1300s CE, nutmeg was so valuable that a pound was of equal value to seven oxen. During the Middle Ages, a pound of ginger was equal to one sheep and a pound of cloves would buy seven sheep. Sometime during the 1400s CE, the Ottoman Turks controlled the roads to the east. The Ottomans, hated the Europeans resulting in cutting them off from traveling to India and China. By 1453 CE, Arabs completely took over the trading from Venice; the main western market at that time. The prices were so high by then that only the very rich could afford to buy them. It became evident that Europe needed an alternate route to India. Spanish and Portuguese explorers set sail. Vasco de Gama, from Portugal, was the first European to sail around the southern tip of Africa all the way to India; reaching Calcutta in May of 1498. Christopher Columbus persuaded the monarchs of Spain to underwrite his plans. He believed that India lay just across the Atlantic Ocean and would reach it by sailing west. Thinking that the journey would fail, the King and Queen only agreed to give him 10% of the profits. Unfortunately, he bumped into the Americas instead and called the native people Indians, believing he had successfully arrived in India. Fortunately for Spain, this accident spurred their world domination, making them the richest country in the world. Herbs and Spices are still very useful today, but not nearly as expensive. India is known for the holistic health care system of Ayurveda; its practitioners employ the use of herbs and spices. The system must work, since they have been doing it for over 5,000 years.

For all your Real Estate needs, Bank Trusts and FM3s please contact me.

Rosarie Salerno Consulting, Puerto Peñasco

rosariesalerno@hotmail.com cell (044 638) 384-7145, (638) 383-8417 or (520) 777-0018


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Chef Mickey’s Recipe

Hi there, this is your friend Chef Mickey hoping everything is OK. As we are getting ready for the warm months and backyard meals, here is a fast and exquisite recipe.

Spicy Fish Cakes with Vietnamese Style Dressing • 1 cucumber, finely chopped • 1 red chile, seeded and finely chopped • ½ cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped • 500 g prawns, peeled, deveined and chopped • 250 g white fish, skinned, boned and chopped • 1 tablespoon green curry paste • 1 lime, juice • 2 tablespoons water

• salt and pepper to season • 2 tablespoons peanut oil • 2 red chiles (extra), seeded and finely chopped • 6 cloves garlic, crushed • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated • 1 teaspoon coarse salt • 4 tablespoons fish sauce • 4 tablespoons lime juice • 2 tablespoons water, extra Combine cucumber, chile, coriander, prawns, fish, curry paste, lime juice, water and seasoning and process in a blender to form a smooth paste. Form 32 small flat patties and fry with peanut oil until golden brown. Place extra chilies, garlic, ginger and salt in a mortar, grind into paste, add fish sauce, lime and extra water, mix well. Serve fish cakes with dressing drizzled over top.


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Red Carpet Gala boosts Young Life

Young Life members pose on the Red Carpet before the third annual Gala. They were on hand to help with the program and to serve as greeters and ushers. By Cholla Charli

Individual donors included Grant/Jodie Botma, John/Candace Garvey, George/ Dottie Homeyer, Steve/Carol Kosmoski, Steve Schwab of Casago, John/Patti Breeding, Miguel Guevara, Bob Jones and Anna Luscher, Larry/Carol Larson, George/Susie Stavros, Cliff/Glenna Attrell, Rick/Roxanna Chana, David/Jill Falk, Brian Hill, Thomas Motsinger, Larry/Jacky Ilg, Mike/Kathy Newsome, Steve/Rita Yetzer, Kevin/Terry Tierny, Sharon Hall, Richard/Erin Bellah, Dave/Sharon Crete, Preston/Laurie Grafman, Steve/Joyce Lindbeck, Charles/Debra Slagle, Mike/Deborah Maurice, Mary Snyder, Jean/ Mindy Klinkhamer, Tony/Jeri Poteste, John/ Yolanda Britton, Ada DelaMotte, Rick/Ellen Digiovanni, John/Linda Skartvedt, Rick/ Sharon Wright, Jeremy/Catherine Carr, Rick/ Sue Deming, Ted/Julia Martin, Gregg/Kathy Willits, and John/Debra Krecek. Businesses supporting the event included Deco&Ideas Puerto Peñasco, Plaza Fabiola Courtyard Boutique, Realty Executives, ReMax/MacKenzie Team, Sonoran Resorts, Hacienda Del Sol, Portugal Insurance, Eco Fun Adventures, Laguna Shores and Rocky Point 360. The volunteers who made the Gala a great success included Nancy Britos, John and Candace Garvey, Larry/Jackie Ilg, Michael/ Deborah Maurice, Gaby Morales, Dr. George/ Susie Stavros, Rick/Roxanna Chana, George/ Dottie Homeyer, Alberto/Loly Martinez, Reyna Molina, Isabel Musselman and Maru Zacatelco. Young Life can be proud of its reputation, and donors confident about their support. According to Charity Navigator, which rates non-profit organizations on financial performance metrics and accountability and transparency, Young Life is working with teens in more than 8,000 locations across the United States and in more than 100 countries. Their overall rating is 96.66 out of 100. The organization brings the good news of Jesus Christ into the lives of adolescents with an approach that is respectful of who kids are and hopeful about who they can be. YL wants young people to know that they are loved and valued. Puerto Peñasco's generous support for this annual event is certainly a testimony to that fact.

More than 200 attendees at the third annual Red Carpet Gala for Young Life last month were asked, “What do you see when you look at young people in Puerto Peñasco?” Dr. Michael Elliott, the speaker for the evening event, said, “Through God's eyes, they are limitless in potential, a blank canvas. We need to see these kids as God's masterpieces and free them to be everything God has called them to be.” With an ominous tone, he added that others are looking for the same kids – people with bad intentions. “Whoever gets to them first will win their souls. Young Life can challenge them to rise above the norm and channel their energy into a living passion for good, and to lead their generation to greatness.” Young life, which started in 1942 and has been in Puerto Peñasco for 10 years, is a faith based organization helping around 150 youth in Peñasco navigate life. Area co-director Alberto Martinez said, “In those 10 years we have been given the task of affirming for our youth how valuable they are. We have taught them that perseverance is the main talent of winners. They are the future, they will take the reins. All of them need to be able to study and work to achieve their dreams.” More than 20 teens were at the event to serve as ushers and show their appreciation for the community support. That support provides weekly social gatherings and an annual summer camp for the youngsters. More importantly, it provides scholarships so young people can continue their education after middle school. In Peñasco, education is only free to children through middle school. These scholarships make it possible for students to attend high school and college. Ticket sales for the event generated around $5,000 but the real boost came from sponsors. Ten Platinum Sponsors each donated $1,000 to The theme for this year's Gala was “Against All Odds,” the organization, 23 Gold using the message from the movie “Rocky,” that hard work, Sponsors donated $500 determination and encouragement can create winners. At the each and 16 Silver Sponsors beginning of the program these Young Life members ran into donated $250 each. the room with fists in the air to the music from “Rocky.”


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Do My Contractual Rights Ever Expire? By Miguel Angel Tapia

Many buyers or investors enter into agreements or contracts that are preliminary agreements, or simply agreements which establish certain obligations that ultimately need to be fulfilled by one or both parties to the contract. Said obligations could vary: In some cases it is the obligation to convey the property through a bank trust; or to build and deliver a condominium or a house in a specific time frame; or to form and register a condominium regime; or to pay the purchase price of a property; or to formalize a specific collateral and register such collateral in the Public Registry, etc. Even though the preliminary contract or contract per se that establishes such obligations is indeed signed and documented, the obligations in many situations are not fulfilled, or are partially fulfilled, leaving the aggravated party with the right to enforce such contract and pursue the fulfillment of such obligations in a coercive or forceful way. As in many legal systems in the world including those from developed countries like the US or Canada, the Mexican legal system provides the aggravated party the right to pursue the enforcement of the contract in court to pursue the forceful fulfilment of the referred obligations. However, the right to pursue the fulfilment of obligations through the courts is not a perpetual right, it is not a right that lasts forever, under Mexican Law there are Statute of Limitations which provide an expiration date or a due date by which the aggravated party must enforce his contractual rights in court and pursue

its enforcement, this is, it provides an expiration date to such right to enforce the contract and pursue the fulfilment of obligations by the counterpart in court. If such rights are not enforced on or before such expiration date, those rights are lost forever. It is extremely important to understand the above, because there is a misconception regarding contractual rights and the right to enforce such rights in court, as many parties who enter into contracts in Mexico tend to think that by having a written agreement (either preliminary or definite) signed by all of the involved parties is sufficient to have the right to enforce such contract whenever they wish to do so. Many people wait way beyond the expiration date to try to enforce their rights and they end up doing so when such rights have been lost via due to the expiration set forth in Mexican Law.

If you are in any of the above situations consult with a Mexican Attorney to make sure what the expiration date to pursue the enforcement of your contract and right is, and make sure you enforce it on time. Article by Miguel A. Tapia, Attorney at Law at Tapia and Associates, with a JD for the Universidad de Sonora and a Masters in International Trade Law for the University of Arizona. If you have any questions or need legal advice please do not hesitate to contact me at (480) 4674611 or at miguel@tapialaw.net.

Win

Members of WIN gather in front of the food they bagged and loaded at Concha del Mar RV Park. By Jan Steele

Nearly 80 members of an RV travel club descended on Puerto Peñasco in early February with similar goals: grab some shrimp, shop for souvenirs, lay on the beach – and feed the hungry.

A mother, child and family dog head home with a grocery bag full of staples donated by Wandering Individuals Network.

Penuelas, to deliver food one bag at a time. This was not the first time WINs has given back in this manner to Puerto Peñasco, one of its favorite stops on an annual Arizona winter circuit. In fact, it was the fourth time. And it was not the first time Cotter headed the effort. The reason he does is simple: it is a joy to give to the less fortunate and an honor. “It’s a simple gesture that is received with a lot of gratitude,” he said. “It’s fun to see the surprised and happy looks on the faces of all the mothers and grandmothers we meet. When I heard that 35 percent of the population here face problems getting enough to eat, I knew we could make a small difference in the lives of these worthy people.” WIN has made Puerto Peñasco a stop on its winter tour for more than a dozen years, the last five at Concha del Mar, said tour leader Paul Aakervik of Nevada. But it was a record year for attendance and for collecting money. (Last year the total was $1,000.) And this time many members stayed longer – some for a month. “We have a great time here,” said Aakevik. “And we are so well cared for by Edgar, who is in my opinion a consummate concierge, that we will come back year after year.” (Jan Steele, a retired newspaper editor from Joliet, IL., is the WIN newsletter editor.)

The group, called Wandering Individuals Network (rvsingles.org), gathered $1,331 to buy staples to distribute to the impoverished San Rafael neighborhood on Feb. 22. Mark Cotter of Texas, a longtime member of this RV club for single adults, used the funds to purchase enough food locally to fill 410 plastic grocery bags with 1 kilo of rice, 1 kilo of beans, 1 kilo of flour and a liter of oil. “I searched all the stores here and Super Ley gave me the best price and a 5 percent discount,” he said. It took 25 WIN members camped at Concha del Mar less than an hour to fill the bags in an efficient assembly line and fill up the backs of two pickup trucks. The next day about 18 members headed out with Concha’s Mark Cotter of Texas (let) chats with Bill Renfroe of Utah manager, Edgar at Concha del Mar before distributing food to a needy neighborhood in Puerto Peñasco.


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Prop it Up!

By Mike Bibb

GO TI–BU–RO–NES

By Deb Turner

The Peñasco Tiburones Wheelchair Basketball team played in a tournament here in Peñasco February 9,10,11 at our Municipal Gym, with other teams from Sonora playing in the tournament. The Puerto Peñasco Scouts were invited to participate by cheering for the Tiburones. Our Troop 002 leader, Haley

James, and her Scouts worked on two cheers and worked with Troop 003 Scouts and leaders to learn the cheers. Everything happened very quickly. All the Scouts were excited Troop 001 practiced and was ready to be the honor guard. The first game on Saturday (with the Rolling Rockies) gave all of us the opportunity to watch and better understand the game. By the time the Tiburones played, our Scouts were ready. They cheered and cheered. It really worked. The Tiburones won that game and the five games that followed. Winning the tournament! The Team said our cheering spurred them on to win their games. We hope to be invited again to cheer the Tiburones to victory. Congratulations, Tiburones!

No, the above picture is not a stranded UFO spacecraft, giant flounder fish or monster crab eyes. Give up? Actually, it's an important part of a ship. If you're like me, you've probably never given much thought to what lies below a ship's water line or how the thing moves around. The "out-of-sight, out-ofmind" philosophy is the extent of your knowledge, other than you instinctively know there must be a motor and steering apparatus somewhere within the vessel. Exploring Rocky Point's local ship/ boat yard a while back, I wandered upon a dry-docked ship which was undergoing needed maintenance and repairs. Precariously perched atop various support mechanisms - concrete pylons, wooden beams and rusty steel pipes - the contraption more closely resembled a

makeshift canopy with big cooling fans than part of the propulsion system of a ship. Large twin propellers, encased within a protective shroud, were attached to the underside of an equally large ship's hull. Closely suspended behind each prop, two rudders are included to provide steering. The propellers and rudders are the final pieces of drive equipment extending from dual engines contained in the ship. The ship yard also fabricates fishing boats and medium to large sized pleasure crafts. At the time, a 90 meter (100 ft) long fishing/shrimping boat was being built. The process takes over a year to complete since nearly every procedure is handmade and physically attached, including exterior steel work, on-board machinery and interior wood finishing. No fancy laptop computers, heavy-lift cranes or supervisors in white hardhats here. Just a few old forklifts, extension ladders, wobbly scaffolding, rope pulleys, gas welders, paper blueprints and a "can-do" attitude are the primary tools of construction. It's amazing what they can build with the equipment and technology they use. Obviously, skills and patience are an important part in the overall scheme of things. Not surprising, since these folks are descendants of the ancient Aztecs, famous for their architectural and artistic achievements.


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CLASSIFIEDADS ANNOUNCEMENTS BILINGUAL SERVICES SUNDAY 10AM with Peñasco Christian Fellowship. Bilingual services also offered Wednesday at 7PM. Located ½ block E. of the Melchor Ocampo & Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez intersection. North from Las Conchas Pemex, ½ blk E. at 3rd stop sign past railroad tracks. For more info. call Stan or Becky at 383-4513. (#1-24) JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES KINGDOM HALL Thursday Ministry School & Service Meeting 7pm. Sunday Public Discourse 9:30am. Located on the (baseball) stadium road, on the left, just before the big blvd. Call 382-0049 or 383-3885. (#a1a) GRUPO UNIDAD CRISTIANOS DE PEÑASCO Pastor Ernesto Portugal. Headphones available for English translation. Sunday service 10:30AM, Thursday Service 7:30PM, Children’s school same hours. Church office open Monday through Friday 9:30AM to 2PM. Located on Simon Morua. Call for info. (01152-638) 383-2240. (#1-ch) ADOPT-A-CLASSROOM – Charity organization operated for 9 years now by Barb and Mark Olszewski, helping 9 schools and over 2,500 students. If anyone would like to help us with donations of spiral notebooks, pencils, crayons, erasers, rulers, etc...it will really be appreciated. You may use the offices of the Rocky Point Times Newspaper for a drop-off-point (off Calle 13map in paper), or get information at www.rockypointclassroom.com (#1-AAC) PUERTO PEÑASCO ‘ROCKIES’ WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL – Needs team boosters and sponsors!! Visitors are welcome to come watch us practice each Sunday 3-6PM at the Municipal Gymnasium on the main Blvd. at the north end of town. WE NEED DONATIONS to purchase sport wheelchairs for basketball. We ALSO NEED basketballs and uniforms!! Call Mark (602) 324-9529 or in Rocky Point (011-52-638) 383-4963. Email markbarb@prodigy.net.mx (#1WC)

BARB’S DOG RESCUE – located 8 miles north of Rocky Point on the highway to Sonoyta, signs on both sides of highway. Also donation drop off point at Twin Dolphins Real Estate on Blvd Fremont, next to Cruz Roja (Red Cross). barbsdogrescue@ gmail.com. Mexico (011-521-638) 114-1659 or (044-638) 384-0113. From the US dial (602) 324-7241. (#1-dg) AMERICAN LEGION MX-15 OF ROCKY POINT – is located in the Mirador Beach area, just down from Manny’s Beach Club, up the hill behind Pink Cadillac, downstairs at Los Juanes Restaurant. We serve Breakfast from 8am-11am and Lunch 11am - 2pm and Dinner Specials. post15mx@mail.com (#1-AL) SAN JOSE MISSION CHURCH – Bilingual Catholic Mass offered every Sunday at 8 a.m. at San Jose’ Church in La Cholla/Cholla Bay. Everyone is welcome.(#1SJ) ANIMAL ADOPTION CENTER OF ROCKY POINT – (A 501© tax exempt corporation) wwwrpaac. org. Center located north of Benito Juarez on Calle 15 (Leon de la Barra) 3 blocks left corner. Also donation drop point at Rocky Point Times Offices (011-52-638) 383-1012, Phoenix (602) 4123932, Tucson (520) 407-6594, nancy_phelan@yahoo.com. AACORP P.O. Box 1031, Lukeville, AZ 85341. (#1-AAC)

BEAUTY SALONS

BILL PAYING SERVICE WHILE YOU’RE AWAY I’LL PAY

YOUR

electric,

water,

phone, bills, etc. Since 1993 I’ve been working with Immigration services.

English/Spanish

spoken. References available. Call Silvia Villa at Premium Services, locally at 383-5758, or from the U.S. dial (602) 4761187, or email me at sivife@ hotmail.com. (#30-2) BILL PAYING – Maintenance and cleaning. FM3 Services. Proservices

Rocky

Point.

Fremont Plaza #15. Mon. thru Fri. 8:30-4:30, Sat. 8:30-1:30. (638) 383-6161. English/Spanish Cel (044-638) 113-0446. astrid. avila@live.com.mx (PS-1) COFFEE AND COFFEE HOUSES MAX’S CAFÉ: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, Dinner, Pizza, Full Espresso and Liquor Bar. Free Wireless Internet & Phone to the U.S. Located in front of Hotel Peñasco del Sol. Live Music Thur-Sun 8PM-11PM 383-1011. (#56-5) BEST COFFEE IN TOWN – XOCHITLS CAFE (Sally’s place) in Cholla Bay. Not to mention awesome food! Breakfast 6AM2PM! You can’t beat her chiles rellenos and spinach omelet. Call

GLORIAS BEAUTY SALON SINCE 1969! We do it all and we carry a full line of beauty supplies. Gloria’s Beauty Shop is located on Constitucion, just before Super Ley Market. Phone locally at 383-5075 or from the U.S. (011-52-638) 383-5075 for an appointment, ask for Gloria. English Spoken. (#25-13) PBC - PEÑASCO BEAUTY CENTER - IN Rocky Point Full line AVON Beauty Supplies. Hair, Nails, Facials, Massage, Manicures and Pedicures (638) 383-1086. English Spoken. On Constitucion, across from Super Ley (#25-1)

to order ahead 382-5283. (#5610) DENTAL SERVICES WANT

A

DENTIST

WHO

USES THE latest in technology and equipment when getting your teeth cared for? Ernesto Grijalva, D.D.S. comes highly recommended by all of his patients – ask anyone of them! Stop by his office located on Blvd. Fremont, just south of the fire dept. or call Mario for an appointment (011-52-638) 3833434. (#64-3)

FM3 SERVICES SERVICES FOR AMERICANS – Permanent and Temporary Residence, Tax ID Numbers (Hacienda Registration), accounting services, bill paying and more. Office location: Sun Valley Business and Immigration Service, Blvd. Benito Juarez No. 191 Between Nicolas Bravo & Simon Morua. Call local at 3838891, from the U.S. dial (520) 829-4340 or email Bianeysvisa@ aol.com or Dynorasvisa@aol. com. English spoken. (#79-9) FM2/FM3/RFC/HACIENDA/ IMSS – If you don’t speak Spanish, or just want someone to help guide you through the process, call Silvia Villa at Premium Services at 383-5758, or from the U.S. dial (602) 4761187 or sivife@hotmail.com. Translations from English to Spanish or Spanish to English also available – any document you need translated. Call Silvia whenever you need help with anything from bill paying to ordering flowers! (#79-1) BILL PAYING – Maintenance and cleaning. FM3 Services. Proservices Rocky Point. Fremont Plaza #15. Mon. thru Fri. 8:30-4:30, Sat. 8:30-1:30. (638) 383-6161. English/Spanish Cel (044-638) 113-0446. astrid. avila@live.com.mx (PS-1) FURNITURE DELIVERY MOVING FROM THE STATES to all of Mexico. Since 1987. Our price includes no surprise fees from pickups to setups. No middle man, door to door service. Email geoff@bordermovers.com or phone (480) 232-3518. (#90-9) HOUSES & CONDOS FOR RENT LONG TERM & NIGHTLY RENTALS, Las Conchas, Mirador, In Town, Sandy Beach Homes and Condos. Starting at $150.00 USD per month. Twin Dolphins (011-52638) 383-3919, (602) 324-7241 (#100-4) FURNISHED 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT - located near the beach inside a secure new R.V. Park. WiFi, pool, palapa, BBQ’s, and dog park included. Call (011-52-638) 388-5094. (#5-17)

HOUSES & CONDOS FOR SALE AJO HOUSE – 3bd, 2ba. Backyard faces County Park, mountain views. Has a/c full house backup generator. Bottom of “U” street, nice neighborhood in Ajo, AZ. (520) 387-5474. (#102-m) INSURANCE SERVICES INSURANCE AND BONDING AGENCY – REAL ESTATE Mexican & American Insurance: Auto, boat, life, house, commercial. Yolanda Silva, Agent. Ave Nayarit #62. Call 383-6280. (#107-1) JEWELERS JOYERIA MAX – MAX’S JEWELRY - Custom design, repairs, diamonds and gemstones. Special orders are our specialty. Open 11AM – 9PM Monday through Saturdays. Shop located on the north side of No Reeleccion (Calle 26), just east of RR tracks. Lamek_ fu@hotmail.com. Call Max (011-52638) 388-5512 and 383-2698. (#110-2) LOTS FOR SALE TWO ADJOINING LOTS – for sale. Two blocks from beach, each lot is 875m2, one isa corner lot. In Playa Bonita area. Good business location. $200K, price is negotiable. Contact F. Cordero at garcnan@gmail.com. (#115-31)

ROCKY

PEST CONTROL PREDADOR - TERMITES, cockroaches, mosquitoes, flies, bees, fire ants, fleas, scorpions, spiders, rats, ants, mice. We have our Federal License. English spoken. Call Juan Mendivil, owner at 383-8787. 24hr emergency phone dial (044 - 638) 113-0691. (#126-1) REAL ESTATE SERVICES TWIN DOLPHINS – Blvd. Fremont, next to Red Cross. Mexico (638) 383-3919 US (602) 324-7241. (#140-1)

REALTY

Paseo Las Glorias, across from Peñasco del Sol. Mexico (638) 382-5355 US (602) 334-4134. (#140-2) RV PARKS & SPACES 6 RV SPACES for rent in town (1 1/2 blks East of Jose on Callejon Juarez). Walled, private, with all the services, Call Marco (480) 225-6546. (#152-22) SERVICES SATELLITE TV – Sales, service & installation. Residential & Commercial (638) 103-5317 Mex Cel. (602) 635-2246 Vonage. (#157-2) BRENDA

LEE

DESIGN

Customized Interiors, window treatments. Cel (602) 909-9146. www.brendaleedesign.com. (#157-5) GETTING MARRIED IN ROCKY POINT? – Get a Top Arizona Wedding/Corporate FUN DJ with over 30 years experience. Game Shows Events too, djtoddb@ yahoo.com

(480)

755-4200.

(#DJ-1)

MUSEUMS THE (FRIDAY) SEASHELL MUSEUM – Small Private collection. Free admission. Open Fridays 10 am to 5 pm. Map at: www.seashellmuseum.com. (#NB-1)

POINT

GROUP – Jonni Francis at

SHUTTLE SERVICE HEAD OUT TO ROCKY POINT – door to door shuttle service from Phoenix to Rocky Point. Group and one-way rates available. Wanna Go? Let Us Know! Phone in the U.S. (602) 971-0166. www. headouttorockypoint.com.

No

waiting in border lines when you ride with us! (#158-3) TUCSON SONORAN EXPRESS – Shuttle Service from Tucson to Rocky Point. Group or one-way rates available. (520) 954-2556. www.TucsonSonoranExpress. com.

tucsonsonoranexpress@

gmail.com. (#TS-1)

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ADVERTISERINDEX & PHONENUMBERS DIALING INSTRUCTIONS from the U.S., Canada and Mexico

ALSO SEE OUR GENERAL INFO. PAGES FOR MORE INFO.

(52) Mexico’s Country Code (638) Puerto Peñasco’s City Code Call U.S. & Canada from Mexico Dial 001 + (area code) + 7 digit number

CALLING FROM THE U.S.

Dialing a Land Line dial 011-52-638 + last 7-digits of number listed Dialing a Cellular Phone dial 011-521-638 + last 7-digits of number listed

CALLING WITHIN MEXICO

dial 01 + area code + 7-digit number Mexico businesses outside of Peñasco are listed as 01 + area code + phone number in this Index.

LOCAL CELLULAR PHONES

from a land line dial 044 + 638 + 7-digit number from local cell to cell dial 638 + 7-digit number Local cellular phones start with 044+638 in this index.

CELL PHONES OUTSIDE OF PP

to dial a long distance cell from a local PP cell dial 045 + city code + 7-digit number to dial PP from a long distance MX cell dial 045-638 + 7-digit number

U.S. AREA CODES & VOIP LINES

U.S. numbers are listed with (brackets) around area code. Some businesses have U.S. offices and others may be using VOIP lines.

INDEX A

A bit of Shangrila RV........................480-225-6546 Ajo Chamber of Commerce.....................520-387-7742 Ajo Plaza..............................................520-387-5044 Ajo Print Shop......................................520-387-6858 Ajo Satellite Sales..............................520-387-4846 Alejandra Valenzuela Attorney........044-638-102-1248 ..................................................U.S. (520) 505-7808 Aleman, Victor................................044-638-105-7839 Amazon Window Covering.....................623-925-8199 American Home Services.....................(520) 303-1016 American Legion...........................................388-8841 Aqua Grande Towing.............383-5770/(520) 232-2149 Animal Adoption Center.......................638-383-1012 ............................................................(602) 412-3932 Arizona Realty........................................520-387-8787 Armando Handyman..........................(638) 113-5502 Art Stop & Plaza Gallery............................520-387-6858

B

Baja Autoservices..........................044-638-383-4925 Balboas Rest..................................................383-5155 Barb’s Dog Rescue........................044-638-114-1659 Biosfera Dry Cleaners.....................................383-1667 Bonita RV Park...............................................383-1400 Bórquez, Ricardo, Atty............388-6110/520-407-6756 Brenda Lee Design................................602-909-9146 Brooks, Dee...................................................383-3919 Bryan’s.....................................................388-5365 Burrito Express..............................................383-8460

C

Candy Cake.........................................638-383-2673 Canvas................................................638-383-1161 Capone's Seafood & Pizzeria..................(638) 388-6737 Chef Mickey's Place...........................(638) 388-9500 Chochoy Veterinary.......................................383-2338 Cholla Bay Oyster House........................(638) 382-5443 Cholla Bay Powder Coating..............044-638-105-9290 .......................................................U.S. 602-989-0646 C.H.O.P.P.S............................................480-648-7689 CIMA...........................................................383-1854 Círculo B...........................................638-382-8512 Coldwell Banker by the Sea...388-8999/602-425-5133 Colins Cantina...............................................382-8020 Clippers Barber Shop............................(638) 100-0982

D

D’Lucy Spa.................383-1471/044-638-105-8993 Del Mar Charters........................................383-2802 Dr. Grijalva, D.D.S...........................................383-3434 Don Julio Bar & Grill......................................388-0056 Duke’s Restaurant-Bar.................044-638-104-0338 or...................................................044-638-380-6650

E

Ecofun Rentals.........................................388-9699 Eddie Wharez.....................383-8633/602-324-9328

F

Family of God Medical Clinics................(638) 383-3480 or...................................................(480) 812-5200 Farmacias De Descuento..............383-3131/388-8280 Fish.............................................044-638-110-7137 Five Senses Spa...................................638-112-1652 Fit Vida Bistro.............................................383-1992 Fortaleza del Sol........................044-638-110-9519 Francis, Jonni..............................044-638-112-1197 Frenchy’s.......................................044-638-690-1472 Friendly Dolphin.......................................383-2608

G

Galeria del Mar Bermejo...........................383-3488 Galeria Luis y Gaby.......................................383-7174 Georgina Ross.......................................638-388-5322 .............................................................(520) 265-3789 German Brats..............................044-638-110-4970 German Osorio Studio...........................(520) 401-6570 Gift Shop & Gallery..............................520-387-6858 Gila Bend Title and Registration Services..928-683-2577 Giuseppi’s Espresso...................................383-5181 Glorias Beauty Salon.................................383-5075 Green Point................................................383-2938 Gretchen Ellinger...............383-1425/602-317-3881 or................................................044-638-384-0458 Grout Doctor........................................638-380-9293 Guardian Title and Escrow..............044-638-386-1445 or.........................................................623-910-2930

H

Hacienda del Sol Furniture......388-0545/602-903-2112 Head Out to Rocky Point Shuttle Ser vice U.S. Toll Free..................................602-971-0166 Hector Munro...................................(602) 503-0682 Hotel Viña del Mar................................383-0100 or.....................................................602-606-7768 U.S. Toll Free...........................01-800-560-2123

I-J-K

Imagen Oral..................................................388-7953 InnSuites Hotels and Suites U.S. Toll Free......................................888-INNSUITES INTERCAM..............................................388-1191 International Insurance....................623-551-8501 Iron City Polaris..................................(602) 272-5551 JJ’s Cantina...................................................383-2785 John Hibbert Realty Ex...........................638-380-5112 John Witt Realty Ex.................................623-523-2180 Joyeria Max...........................................388-5512 Jungle Juice.........................................(638) 107-1869 Kaffeehaus.............................................388-1065 Kilombo.................................................638-388-5339 Kord’s Auto Care...............................520-387-6962 Kyle Wood..............................................480-297-8079

L

La Casa del Capitan Restaurant....................383-5698 Tony’s Cafe.........................................638-690-1589 La Siesta Motel................................520-387-6569 Laguna Shores Golf & Country Club..................383-4670 U.S. Toll Free.........................................800-513-1426 Las Palmas.............................................800-671-2799 or.................................................638-690-2933 Latitude 31...............................................383-4311 Little Italy Pizza..................................(928) 683-2221 Living Stones Ministry...........................480-243-8452 Lourdes Rivera..........................044-638-380-3366

M

Made in Puerto Peñasco................044-638-380-8233 Mar de Cortez Rentals....................................388-8747 Mare Blu Ristorante.......................................383-0605 Maria Ituarte......................................(602) 883-6634 Mariachis & Tequila...............................(638) 383-1499 Mark Paliscak.......................................(602) 526-7478 Mayan Palace Golf Course........................383-GOLF Max’s Cafe..................................................383-1011 Max Jeweler...............................................388-5512 Memo Green Maintenance..................(638) 105-9311 Mermaid’s Market.................................388-5004 Mexican Beach Developers.......................383-6099 or.....................044-638-384-7145/520-777-0018 Mexican Vistas Co..........382-5400/044-638-384-6445 or...........................................................623-698-0117 Mexico Insurance Center..................1-800-404-1088 Mic Mickey's...............................(638) 383-8928 Miguel Nuñez Handyman.................(638) 109-3363 Mirsa Tile........................................638-383-6770 Muebles Coloniales....................................383-6670 Muebles Imperiales......................................383-6480 or.......................................................714-395-4117

N-O

Nails Center................................................388-0434 Napa Auto (Ajo).................................24 HOUR TOW ....................................(520) 387-4TOW (387-4869) Natural Marble & Granite......................(638) 383-1758 Optica Turati................................................383-4645 Oyster House....................................(638) 382-5443

P

Pablo Realty........................383-8657/602-288-8687 Pane e Vino Restaurant................044-638-105-7455 Pedro’s Restaurant.......................044-638-105-5166 Peninsula de Cortes Golf Course..................383-GOLF Peñasco Beauty Center...............................383-1086 Peñasco Marine.........................................383-3700 Petals & Perfums.....................................383-5758 Pink Cadillac........................................383-5880 Pizarrro, Rita..............388-8030/044-638-386-5203 Playa Azul............................................602-789-4277 Playa Azul Seypet Resorts....................(602) 789-4277 Playa Bonita Resort....................383-2586/383-2199 Playa Bonita Resort RV Park.......................383-2596 U.S. Toll Free.......................................888-232-8142 Mexico Toll Free.............................01-800-426-6482 Pollo Papago.............................044-638-385-1301 Predador....................383-8787/044-638-110-1625 Premium Services...........383-5758/602-476-1187 Prestige Properties......................044-638-388-7777 ................................................(520) 505-7777 Pro Services...............383-6161/044-638-113-0446 Puerta Privada......................383-1020/480-445-9200

Q&R

Real Consulting.....................................638-383-3546 .......................................................U.S. 602-412-3598 Realty Executives...........................602-283-9800 or.................................................638-388-1295 Rebecca & Rene Palomino....................(520) 407-6086 Reincom..........................................638-102-0065 Repeat Performance.........................520-387-4948 Rey del Mar................................................383-5490 Richard Savino................................638-380-4272 or......................................................480-707-3822 Rocky Point Best Real Estate..................480-478-4784 Rocky Point Calendar..................see Mexican Vistas Rocky Point Chiropractic..................044-638-386-1306 or.............................................U.S. Cell 480-263-3242 Rocky Point Home Builders.............044-638-383-6524 or...............................................U.S. 815-553-2683 Rocky Point Realty Group.....383-4699/602-334-4134 Rocky Point Services............................638-114-8132 or..................................................520-303-3960 Rocky Point Times Newspaper.....................383-6325 or..........................................................480-463-6255

S Salerno, Rosarie..........383-8417/044-638-384-7145 or.......................................................520-777-0018 Sanborns Insurance........U.S. Toll Free 800-222-0158 Sandy Beach Massage....................044-638-384-4418 Santiago’s Body Shop.............................638-384-1962 Santiagos Ocean Services...........................388-5318 or.......................................................(602) 324-9558 Santo Tomas.....................................(480) 861-0355 Satellite Services................................638-103-5317 Satisfied Frog................................638-383-1743 Sea of Cortez Adventures...................(928) 380-8619 Seaside Window Coverings.........................383-5181 Sea Side Reservations.....383-7795/1-888-262-4508 Señorita Rita Sunset Cruise.............044-638-107-3727 Servicios Medicos Veterinarios..................383-3344 Shangrila RV Park................................480-225-6546 Si Como No! Etc.....................................520-387-7080 Silva, Yolanda Insurance...............................383-6280 Skullz............................................................388-9900 Sonoran Autoservice.......................602-909-4864 or.......................................................638-382-5423 Sonoran Grill...............................................382-8089 Sonoran Property Inspection Services....(623) 200-8574 Sonoran Resorts.................................602-476-7511 Sonoran Resorts Sales Consultant Brenda Sabo..............................044-638-105-3157 Stegall Katz & Whitaker.........................602-241-9221 Su Casa...........................................638-690-1345 Sun Valley Services.....................................383-8891 Sunset Rv Park...................................(638) 388-5094 .............................................................(480) 525-2917 Sushi Sun Restaurant...................................383-2772

T Tapia & Associates Attorneys................(480) 467-4611 Tapia, Miguel......................................602-266-0225 Tekila Bar.....................................044-638-107-5863 Tequila Factory..............................................388-0606 The Print Shop....................................520-387-6858 The Horny Toad....................................(480) 488-9542 Tommy Thomas Home Inspections..044-638-110-4728 or.........................................................602-748-4134 Tony’s Cafe...............................044-638-690-1589 Tourist Assistance Unit..................................382-8413 Towing Aqua Grande..(638) 383-5770 / (520) 232-2149 Tucson Sonoran Express.......................(520) 954-2556 Turati Optical..............................................383-4645 Twin Dolphins Real Estate and Rentals......383-3919 or........................................................602-324-7241 T&T International Law Group..............602-465-6556

U-V U.S. Border Movers..................044-638-113-8365 or.............................................480-232-3518 Victor Aleman..............................044-638-105-7839 Viña del Mar Hotel............383-0100/602-606-7768 Viva Mexico Taqueria...........................638-104-7252

W West Coast Mexico Insurance..............(818) 788-5353 Western Outdoor Times......................(480) 947-6219

X-Y-Z Xochitl’s Cafe (Sally’s Cholla Cafe)..................382-5283 Yolanda Silva Insurance................................383-6280 ZaGas.......................................................383-8100 Zuquin Restaurant........................................383-3250 Zuq Deli & Salads.........................................388-5050


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CHURCHES Phone Numbers

Assembly of God..........................................................383-3364 Adonai Comunidad Cristiana.......................................383-3865 Grupo Unidad Cristianos de Peñasco..........................383-2240 Peñasco Christian Fellowship.......................................383-4513 Family of God Christian Fellowship.........................383-3480 Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall.............................388-6244 Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe.....................................383-2959 Templo La Hermosa...................................................383-7130

EMERGENCY & Important Phone Numbers dial 911 & 066 for EMERGENCIES AIR AMBULANCE (dial within Mexico) AirEvac............................................................001-880-321-9522 SkyMed Air Ambulance.................................001-866-805-9624 AIRPORTS International.................................................................383-6097 CITY HALL (Municipal Building) H. Ayuntamiento de Peñasco.....................383-2056/383-2060 CLINICS Clinica San Jose............................................................383-5121 Clinica Santa Fe...........................................383-2447/383-4040 Clinica Santa Isabel (Maternity)...................................383-3645 Clinica Santa Maria.......................................................383-2440 Cruz Roja (Red Cross)...................................................383-2266 Desert Senita Community Health Center..........(520) 387-5651 ELECTRIC

Emergency dial...071

Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE).......................383-2684 FIRE DEPARTMENT

Emergency dial...068

Departamento de Bomberos.......................................383-2828 FISHIERIES DEPARTMENT Departamento de Pesca...............................................383-2116 Oficina de Pesca, San Diego, CA........................(619) 233-4324 GARBAGE/SANITATION DEPARTMENT Oomislim.......................................................................383-4909 GAS (Propane) Hidrogas........................................................................383-5650 Z’Gas..............................................................................383-8284 ZaGas.............................................................................383-8100 HOSPITALS (See Clinics also) Community...................................................................383-4566 IMSS (Social Security)...................................................383-2870 Municipal......................................................................383-2110 IMMIGRATION............................................................383-2526 MARINE RESCUE (VHF Channel 28) Port Captain..................................................................383-3035 Emergencies dial............................................462 or 627 or 767 POLICE

Emergency dial...066

Puerto Peñasco Station..............................383-2626/383-1616 State Judicial Police (Policía Judicial del Estado).........383-2783 PUBLIC SECURITY DEPARTMENT Seguridad Pública Municipal......................383-2626/383-1616 RAILROAD Ferrocarril......................................................................383-2610 RED CROSS Cruz Roja.....................................................................383-2266 SOCIAL SECURITY (IMSS) Instituto Méxicano del Seguro Social.........383-2677/383-2777 TELEPHONE Teléfonos de México.....................................................383-2780 Towing................(011-52-638) 383-5770 / U.S. (520) 232-2149 U.S. CONSULATES (in Mexico) Nogales.............................................................01-631-313-4820 dial from the U.S......................................011-52-631-313-4820 WATER Oomapas.......................................................................383-6080 Organismo Operador....................................................383-6080 Piteco (water tank delivery).........................................383-3315

RESTAURANTS that DELIVER Benny’s Pizza 383-6001 7 days, 11am-10pm Cheiky’s Pizza 383-3627, Closed Wed. Cocina Express 383-8358 Mon.-Sat. 10am-8pm Sun. 12pm-7pm Domino’s Pizza 383-3838 7 days 10am-8pm El Condor Pizza 388-5383 7 days, 12pm-10pm FEDE’S 383-3419 (044-638) 100-5834 12pm-5pm, Closed Sun.

Figaros Pizza 383-8181 Fit Vida Bistro 383-1992 Jungle Juice (638) 107-1869 Sushi Sun 383-2772 TIKI Fresh Foods (044-638) 105-8001 (044-638) 112-0996 9am-9pm, Closed. Sun. Tortas San Luis 388-6405, 7 days, 9am-9pm Yummi Salads (044-638) 113-8822 Zuquin Cakes 383-3250 (044-638) 105-4389 7 days, 9am-5pm

Pet Friendly

HOTELS

If you would like to bring your pet with you to Rocky Point, here are a few places you both will be welcome. Baja Hotel Matamoros and Campeche in El Mirador US dial (602) 559-1705 Local Phone (011-52-638) 383-6878 Local Fax (011-52-638) 383-7676 Fax Website www.hotelbaja.net Email bajahotel@gmail.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Bella Vista Condo US dial (775) 287-3830 Email julwitnan@aol.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Casa de Carolina Campeche in El Mirador US dial (602) 412-3565 Local Phone (011-52-638) 383-5482 Email cdecpp@prodigy.net.mx Mail: PO Box 589, Lukeville, AZ 85341 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hotel Viña del Mar In Old Port at the end of the Malecon Local 383-3600 or 383-0100 www.vinadelmarhotel.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------La Palapa Condos & Casitas Local 383-3866 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Madre del Mar (with permission) US dial (520) 407-6394 or (520) 303-7530 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Peñasco del Sol Paseo Las Glorias # 1 Mexico Toll Free 01-800-614-9484 Worldwide Toll Free 1-888-683-006 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Seaside Beach Home Rentals Blvd. Benito Juarez, next to Banamex at the north end of town US Toll Free (877) 629-5691 • Local 383-1545 Website www.seasidemexico.com Email seasidebhremails@gmail.com

VETERINARY CARE Chochoy 383-2338 Guillermo Prieto & Melchor Ocampo Gallo de Oro (044) 638-112-3343 Samuel Ocaña La Posta 383-2574 Simon Morua & Guillermo Prieto Servicios Medicos Veterinarios 383-3344 Blvd. Sonora & Galeana (west of Josefa)

EVENTS CALENDAR MAY 2018 CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE LATEST EVENTS! Tuesday 1st • Dia Del Trabajo (Mexico Labor Day). Saturday 5 • Cinco de Mayo. • Bacanora Fest 2018 (In Old Port) • Cinco de Mayo Regatta Fleet 66. Registration is now open and available online via Regatta Network. • Kentucky Derby Charity Event at Latitude 31. Benefits Corceles del Desierto, Equine Therapy Program. • Rocky Point Triathlon th

Sunday 6th • Cinco de Mayo Regatta Fleet 66 Thursday 10th • Mother's Day (Mexico) • CBSC 63rd Annual Fishing Derby

Thursday 24th • CBSC 63rd Annual Fishing Derby Friday 25th • CBSC 63rd Annual Fishing Derby Saturday 26th • CBSC 63rd Annual Fishing Derby Sunday 27th • Pancake Breakfast 8am-12pm at Latitude 31. Benefits Esperanza para Nueva Vida Community Center. • CBSC Fish Fry & Awards. Monday 28th • Memorial Day. JUNE 2018 Thursday 7th • RCPM Circus Mexicus. Visit www. circusmexicus. net for lineup & schedule.

Friday 11th Thursday 8th • 12th Anniversary • RCPM Circus Las Palomas Beach Mexicus. & Golf Resort Visit www. Tournament circusmexicus. • CBSC 63rd Annual net for lineup & Fishing Derby schedule. Saturday 12th Thursday 9th • 12th Anniversary • RCPM Circus Las Palomas Beach Mexicus. & Golf Resort Visit www. Tournament circusmexicus. • CBSC 63rd Annual net for lineup & Fishing Derby schedule. Sunday 13th • Mother's Day (U.S.) • Puerto Peñasco Scouts Beach Horse (stick horse) Derby • 12th Anniversary Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort Tournament

Thursday 10th • RCPM Circus Mexicus. Visit www. circusmexicus. net for lineup & schedule.

Saturday 19th • Puerto Peñasco Scouts Beach Horse (stick horse) Derby

JULY 2018

Sunday 17th • Father's Day.

Wednesday 1st • Independence Day. Happy 4th of July!

EVERYDAY Al Anon Family Groups. Email to schedule a meeting; Marcia at marsupis@gmail.com. American Legion Post MX-15 open from 8am-8pm in El Mirador in the old Los Juanes Restaurant. Mah Jongg - noon at Latitude 31• Restaurant. Contact Beverly (638) 388-7766 or (505) 565-5138 for more info. MONDAYS 10AM Alcoholics Anonymous meets (English) (See Pg. 42). 12PM Horseshoe tournament at South Side Jillz, open to anyone who cares to play, and with happy hour prices! 6PM Alcoholics Anonymous meets (Spanish) (See Pg. 42). Mah Jongg - noon at Latitude 31• Restaurant. Contact Beverly (638) 388-7766 or (505) 565-5138 for more info. TUESDAYS 2PM CEDO Free Public Talk in English and Tour of their facility in Las Conchas. Look for the giant Fin Whale Skeleton. Fun experience for the entire family. Phone 3820113 for more info. 4PM CEDO Nature Talk in Spanish CBSC – Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club meets once a month (on Tues. or Sat.). 4PM Peñasco Singles Happy Hour, every Tuesday at Playa Bonita Resort. 8PM Cinemartes - Art Film Nights at Cafe Puerto Viejo in Old Port. 2PM - Powerball Bingo at the American Legion Post MX 15. 2pm. Cost $7 dlls for 6 games. WEDNESDAYS SOBS – South of the Border Singles meet every Wednesday for Happy Hour at Playa Bonita Resort. First Wednesday of every month is business meeting. 10AM Alcoholics Anonymous meets (English) (See Pg. 42). 11AM – Horseshoe Tournament at the Pithaya in El Mirador. 3PM Shooter Bingo at Playa Bonita RV Park Social Club. $6.00 for 6 games with money payouts for each game. Join us each Wednesday in our air conditioned club house. 5PM – AA meets (Spanish). 6PM Alcoholics Anonymous meets (Spanish) (See Pg. 42). PINK CADILLAC - swim up bar, open Wed. thru Sun. 2PM till close. Burgers, pizza and more. THURSDAYS PINK CADILLAC - swim up bar, open Wed. thru Sun. 2PM till close. Burgers, pizza and more during the summer months. 2PM - POWERBAL BINGO at the American Legion Post MX15 3PM Dart Tournament at the Pink Cadillac in El Mirador. All welcome. 4PM The Connection Happy Hour, now on Thursdays at Puesta del Sol Restaurant at Playa Bonita Resort. 5PM-7PM Ladies Day at South Side Jillz, music, games and a “surprise” for all, happy hour prices and a good selection of wine. 2pm. Cost $7 dlls for 6 games. Latitude 31º - Card games and other games. FRIDAYS 10AM Alcoholics Anonymous meets (English) (See Pg. 42). PINK CADILLAC - swim up bar, open Wed. thru Sun. 2PM till close. Burgers, pizza and more during the summer months. 7PM Eight Ball Tournament at South Side Jillz for the Pool players, double elimination, blind draw. 8PM - Pool Tournament at South Side Jillz. Every Friday. Mah Jongg - noon at Latitude 31• Restaurant. Contact Beverly (638) 388-7766 or (505) 565-5138 for more info. Seashell Museum (Free admission) Open every Friday 10am to 5pm. (638) 388-6559. Seashell Museum by Naomi & Russ Black. Open from 10am to 5pm. July thur Sept. by Appointment only. Address: 114 Ramon Figueroa Col. Lopez Portillo. SATURDAYS 2PM CEDO Free Nature Talk in Spanish and Tour of their facility in Las Conchas. Fun experience for the entire family. Call 382-0113 for info. 4PM CEDO Nature Talk in English PINK CADILLAC - swim up bar, open Wed. thru Sun. 2PM till close. Burgers, pizza and more during the summer months. 2PM - Powerball Bingo at the American Legion Post MX 15. 2pm. Cost $7 dlls for 6 games. SUNDAYS 9AM Non-Denominational Worship Services with Family of God. Located on Blvd. Costera N 2000A. Everyone welcome. Church Office: 383-3480. 3PM Dart Tournament at the Pink Cadillac. Church Service at 10:00AM Bilingual Service with Peñasco Christian Fellowship located 1 blk east of Josefa Ortiz de D. on Melchor Ocampo. Phone: (011-52-638) 383-4513. San Jose Mission Church- in Cholla Bay. Bilingual Catholic Mass. At 8am every Sunday. All our welcome.


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BARB’S DOG RESCUE NEWSLETTER “Help Us Help Them” More Than Dog Food Needed

By C.L. Ostergard

We have exciting news. The Intake Center is now open and in use. A special thank you goes to John and Michelle for their matching grant, and to Jim and Mary for helping with the design, fundraising and furnishing the apartments. Without them and each and everyone of the people who contributed to the Intake fundraising campaign, we wouldn’t have this much needed expansion.

The Intake Center has an intake area, grooming area, room for moms and puppies, storeroom for supplies, sick bay, and two small apartments that would allow a volunteer to stay for 7-10 days if necessary. The Intake Center allows us to bring new dogs into a quarantined area to be evaluated before adding them to the general population. Because most people in the area do not spay/ neuter or vaccinate their dogs, many come into the rescue with contagious health issues. The Intake Center enables the rescue to treat ill dogs without risking the health of the dogs at the rescue that have not finished their vaccination schedule. (All dogs that come into the rescue are dewormed, vaccinated and spayed/neutered when age appropriate.)

The intake center also has a complete grooming area to bathe and groom the dogs that come into the rescue in need of a spa day. Many of the dogs have been on the streets for some time and are covered with dirt, ticks and/or mange. All are treated at the rescue. We would love a volunteer groomer to work a couple of hours a week if you or someone you know has grooming experience.

There are separate kennels for mamas that come in with puppies. Young puppies cannot control their body temperature and must be a in a climate-controlled environment to survive. The Intake Center provides this much needed asset, in a roomy, clean area where mamas and puppies have an indoor area and doggy door to take them to an outside run. The mamas have all the food, water and comfort they need to raise healthy puppies. Spring is in the air and with it comes romance for the street dogs of Puerto Peñasco. This is the time of year we are inundated with puppies. Sometimes we’re lucky and the puppies are brought in with their mamas, but often we get puppies without moms who are too young to eat solid food and they must be bottle fed every 3-4 hours. Please consider becoming a foster for these puppies. Email Barb at barbsdogrescue@gmail.com and let her know you would be willing to help with puppies. Send her your name and telephone number and when she has puppies that need to be bottle fed she can give you a call or send you an email.


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Seeing those flashing lights in your rear view mirror is never fun. But when you are in another country? Way worse!

By Richard Scott

Tell it to the Judge

You may have heard this advice already – if you are stopped for speeding, driving through a stop sign, drinking and driving etc. do not try to resolve things curbside. Meaning don’t pay the fine to the officer. Follow the police down to the station and resolve things in front of the Judge. This is especially important if you think that you really did nothing wrong. Specific infractions carry a set fine. If you think you are being taken advantage of, the true cost is listed at the station. I mean, if you are stopped in the US, you will never have the option to resolve things that very day in front of a judge. The difference in cost for a fine in Mexico versus the US is dramatically lower as well. “But it’s a speed trap”…and? At various times, the local police will be out in force, pulling people over left and right. Maybe you rolled through this same stop sign a hundred times before, just like everyone. Maybe they stopped you while letting dozens of locals drive by doing the very same thing. Doesn’t matter. As an officer in Phoenix once told me, ‘I can’t stop everyone, but I got you.” Do they stop the person who looks likely to be able to pay the fine, rather that the guy driving the 30 years old car missing a window with 10 pesos in the gas tank? I would. For good or bad, Rocky Point has changed. Some of what is most attractive about being here has always been the sense of freedom, of having less rules to follow. That still is the case. Mostly. For example, I never thought smoking in a bar would be outlawed as it is in the States, but now it is applied religiously. And don’t drive drunk. You used to be able to get away with it easily.

As everywhere, better (and safer for everyone) to take a cab or let someone else drive.

Paying bribes

Most traffic stops are not attempts to bribe you. It is often suggested that you can resolve things by offering 200 pesos to take care of things right there. Maybe. But most of the police are not looking for the ‘mordida’. The local Comandante of the Police Force, Marcos a Preciado V, has published a flyer with contact information to report a case of police abuse arriving from a traffic stop. At a recent ceremony where Puerto Peñasco received 2 police cruisers from the City of Glendale, Mayor Ernesto ‘Kiko” Munro addressed the recent complaints against officer seeking bribes during traffic stops. He mentioned that the city continued to be committed to rooting out this behavior. He pointed to the fact that in the previous year, there had been 9 official complaints filed, resulting in officers being fired from the force.

Make it official

The point here is ‘official complaint’. Comandante Preciado pointed out that he needs an official complaint to do anything for a bad situation that you may be involved in. The phone number and email address provided here will get you in touch directly with the Comandante. Call (638) 388 0423 or email at contraloria@ puertopenasco.gob.mx. STOP THE BRIBERY! The Municipal Control Body is in charge of receiving and investigating complaints against Police Officers requesting bribes. If there was a crime, there must be a complaint. We want honest policemen, we are responsible citizens.


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Love is in the Air

By Steve Franklin Lovebirds, once named the Peach-faced Lovebird are now officially named the Rosy-faced Lovebird. The wavering decision of what to name them comes from the fact that they have over 100,000 color variations, more variations than any other bird in the world.

Lovebirds are always paired up!

Love birds originally lived in Southwestern Africa living in dry arid areas much like the climates of Phoenix and Tucson. They were brought to the U.S. in the 70’s and 80’s and sold as pets. As the lovebirds escaped from their captive pet owners, groups or colonies appeared together in the Phoenix and Tucson areas as they were able to thrive in Arizona since the climate and terrain was much like their home in Africa. Today, colonies are spread throughout the Phoenix Valley from Sun City to Gilbert. The largest concentration of Rosy’s are North and South of the Camelback and Piestewa Peak neighborhoods, South of the ASU campus in Tempe and in North Scottsdale along Hwy 101. They live throughout the Tucson area as well.

Lovebirds love to snuggle

Their colors consist of wide ranges of blues, reds, oranges, yellows, greens and violets; basically every color of the rainbow. Their color patterns are also distinguishably more different than any other bird as well. Their wide range of patterns combined with their many colors is what contributes to the 100,000 plus variations. Nest grooming is a constant chore for lovebirds

Colonies of lovebirds lookout for each other

The Name ‘Lovebird’ simply was derived from how cute and loveable they are with each other as couples. When you see one lovebird sitting on a branch in a tree you will most likely soon see their mate flying up to them sitting, snuggling and preening each other. I have never seen lovebirds in the Phoenix area without seeing their mate, at some point, side by side. The males and females are a similar in size and their colors are all over the map, so you cannot tell the difference between the two. They both share an equal amount of time raising their young and building their nests and they stay married to each other til death do they part.

Mother and Father lovebird at their doorstep

Rosy’s love to make their nests in holes carved into Phoenix palm trees (big fat palms) and saguaro cactus. They raise 3 to 5 chicks once or twice a year. Their entire time is spent 365 days a year devoted to the family. Once their young have fledged and left the nest they are constantly preparing their nest for the next batch of chicks. I often catch them with a beak full of grass at the entrance to their nest pampering the lining of the den.

Rosy-faced lovebird family

They live in colonies of up to 50 birds. Scouts are positioned in a perimeter around their colony to alert each other of any predatory intruders as they work together, much like dolphins do, to steer the danger away from the young. Their chirping is a sweet parakeet type sound which is how I first notice they are nearby. When they are in alert mode their chirping intensifies with frequency and volume. Can lovebirds survive in Rocky Point? The climate is ideal for their habitat. The problem lies with their food source. They are predominately vegetarians eating grass, seeds, fruit and plant life. This is where our area would put a damper on their sustainability.

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Our Contributing writers...

Steve Franklin

Steve Franklin is a Cholla Bay resident and has been photographing wildlife and nature for 20 years. He frequently visits the Western States, as well as the Sonoran Desert, to add more art to his collection. His company is “Wild West Images” and he can be found at SFrank962@aol.com. He specializes in custom frames made from Saguaro & 100 year old Barn Wood to add to the beauty of his images.

Gretchen Ellinger

After years of visiting México, and nearly 15 years a full-time resident of Puerto Peñasco, Gretchen thinks moving to Rocky Point from the USA was the best thing she ever did for herself! Gretchen has been a real estate agent in Rocky Point for as long as she has lived here, and has written for the “Rocky Point Times” for much of that time. After living in beach communities for many years, she and her little dog Luna moved to a neighborhood in town, and are so glad they did! Besides fulltime neighbors and all the conveniences, beaches are a quick drive away, and in town there is something new and interesting every day.

Rosarie Salerno

Marcia Diane

I’ve had the honor of writing for one of the best publications in the business and with some of the finest colleagues for over a year now, yea RPT! When I was little I promoted circuses and trained animals. Now that was something to write about. When I grew up I just couldn’t stop, writing that is. Though I’ve stolen and trained some horses since then. Can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather live than this astounding Sonoran Desert Sea…lucky, lucky me. Anybody who’s inclined to share their private thoughts, don’t hesitate to join our on-line writing group at m.diane. writeon@gmail.com. We put out our submissions every second Friday of the month. See you all there.

Bob Snyder

Moved to RP 7 years ago from Las Vegas and I don’t see going north again for quite some time. I hear it’s very dangerous up there. People say “THEY HAVE GUNS.” (That’s a local joke) My Travelers Advisory is “Put your feet in the warm sand, have a Margarita, unplug your electronics and just soak it in”!

Stephanie Wood

Has been a contributing writer, for the Rocky Point Times, since 2006. Rosarie has lived in Rocky Point for over 10 years. She has been a full time real estate professional in Rocky Point since she arrived and has been a licensed real estate agent in Arizona since 1986. She moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1972. Rosarie studied Accounting in N.Y.C., Fashion Designing as well as Video and Film Production in Tucson. Not only did she sell real estate in Tucson, but had a small income tax preparation service for almost 20 years. Rosarie is highly analytical in her work. She has an inquisitive mind.

Stephanie Wood grew up in Wichita, KS and moved to Phoenix in 1992 to attend ASU. Her first trip to Mexico was Nogales at age18 to shop and drink margaritas. She’s been coming to Rocky Point since 2007, and fell in love immediately and started looking for a condo the very first day. Rocky Point combines her love of Mexico and the beach. She loves exploring Rocky Point and sharing her experiences with others. She has two kids who are growing up on the beach and learning to embrace a world view and appreciation of other cultures. Her goal is to travel more extensively in Mexico as time and funds allow and continue writing about her experiences.

Mike Bibb

Cholla Charli

Contributing writer, Mike Bibb from Safford, Arizona, is a recovering paranoid-schizophrenic with several bipolar disorders. As long as he remains under constant medication, the public is generally not at risk. However, he has been known to lapse into bouts of uncontrollable thirst which can only be sedated with multiple servings of iced Indios, Dox Equis or some similar tonic. There is no picture of him available at this time due to national security reasons should his face be seen in public.

Vince Deadmond

Vince Deadmond, “The Fly Fishing Hardware Guy”, is co-owner of Best Hardware in Apache Junction, AZ. He is an enthusiastic, caffeinated, fly fisher in search of a really good cookie. He has fly fishing stories published on the web, in local newspapers and magazines. His stories tangle family, friends, and fly lines.

Jim Ringquist

With over ten years as a full-time resident of Rocky Point, Director of Sales and Marketing for the four Sonoran Resorts beachfront condo developments, and President of the Puerto Peñasco Tourist Assistance Advisory Committee, Jim works hard to stay on top of what is going on around town. He certainly doesn’t consider himself a writer, but he does send out a monthly newsletter to a growing number of clients and Rocky Point enthusiasts to share what he can about the area.

Cholla Charli (aka Charlotte Keller) has had family ties to La Cholla since 1969, and is now a full-time resident there, having retired from a career in marketing, publishing and public relations. An award-winning writer and photographer, she enjoys sharing stories about the organizations, activities, events and people in her new home town.

Anita Kaltenbaugh

Originally from Western Pennsylvania, lived and worked in Rocky Point for two years. Waking up and walking the beach everyday was a dream come true. Anita and her husband love to travel and explore new and different places all over the world, but her heart still remains in Puerto Peñasco. Anita Kaltenbaugh is the Mexico travel examiner at examiner.com and author of the book “Travel SecretsInsider guide to planning, affording and taking more vacations” available on Kindle, NOOK and Amazon.com.

Dan McWhitis Broker - Teacher - Beach Bum - Me. Disgusting, it’s not a game, it’s a way of life.

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Nancy Phelan Since the year 2000, when she retired to Puerto Peñasco, she was appalled by the brutal way animals were treated and abused. Nancy started an animal rescue “Animal Adoption Center of Rocky Point”. Today she works closely with the city of Puerto Peñasco, conducting spay/neuter clinics and adoptions

Cap’n Greg

Escaped Iowa’s snow for Arizona’s sun in 1989, and immediately jumped the border to sample the culture and cerveza of Mexico. A US Navy veteran, his love for the ocean drew him to Rocky Point, which he has enjoyed immensely. Although he offers salty advice to Sea of Cortez visitors, the Cap’n also frequents the Northwest Ontario Bush, and has been writing a “North With Doc” humor column for In-Fisherman magazine for more than 20 years. Cap’n Greg, his wife Sandy, and their silky/pom pup Jezebel live in Green Valley.

Rob Baylor

Rob retired in 2004 after 35 years as a self employed appliance service tech. He served two tours in Viet Nam. He moved to Denver Co in 2004 where he married his wonderful wife,and editor, Nancy. They moved to Rocky Point in 2011, where Rob loves to fish, eat tacos and drink beer on the beach.

Lannette Phipps From the age of 10 Tom and Sandra O’Hare taught me from the bottom up how to publish independent yellow pages in three states while going up against the “big guys” and knocking them down a peg or two. I guess we could fast forward to 1995 when I was working for an all in-house publishing and photography company in Buena Park, CA when my boss (and best friend) and I wanted to start our own freelance graphic design business. We didn’t have the necessary funds to launch properly so I called the folks in Mexico and asked them for a loan. “On one condition,” they said “You have to come to Rocky Point for 6-months and work for The Rocky Point Times Newspaper. You don’t like it then you can go back to California and we will loan you the money”. Here it is, 17 years later and 2 newspapers under my belt (more before 1995) and I’m still here. I never left. When you are a family business you pretty much have to do everything so that’s what we all did.

Mark Paliscak My favorite thing about writing for the Rocky Point Times is to explore everything our cool city has to offer… From deep sea fishing to throwing back a margarita at a local watering hole to just chilling at our beach… I love the new experiences and sharing the stories about the interesting people and places I see. I am also amazed with each passing year the outpouring of support that people from all over give to our family charity to aid the poor living along the railroad tracks here in Rocky Point. The love and generosity is truly amazing! If you have a Peñasco story, please email Marco at mpaliscak@amerifirst.us.


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