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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.

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I’ve said many times that, living in Mexico, every day gives you a learning curve. I had a new experience recently as I was crossing the border, on my way to Ajo, Arizona. After giving my passport to the customs agent, I waited a little while longer than what is normal, as the agent entered data into his computer. The agents normally ask questions like, “Where are you coming from”?, “Are you bringing anything back from Mexico”?, etc. This time the agent asked me, “Do you have a medical problem”. At first I thought that I had misunderstood the question, then he repeated it. (I wanted to say, “Yes, I have a ton of them, where do you want to start”?) Confused, I told him I didn’t understand what was going on and that no, I felt fine. He then put my passport under my windshield wiper and told me to go to secondary inspection, but not to enter, just pull up to the yellow pillars. I did as instructed and, by now, I am nervous and confused. Soon, another agent directed me to back up and park under the station, farthest away. When I parked and got out of my truck, I was asked if I had undergone any medical procedures or had any x-rays recently. I said, “No, but I have had dental work, including x-rays, within the past month”. Then another agent came with some sort of Geiger counter and asked if he could inspect my truck. I said, “Yes, sure.” As he was taking readings outside and inside my truck, my anxiety level was rapidly rising, particularly when I was told to stand several feet away from my truck while my truck was being inspected. During this ‘inspection’, I had answered, “No”, to medical questions and also questions about pottery or other material from Mexico. Finally I was told that I, or my truck, had set off an alarm showing a high rate of radiation. When the agent finished with my truck, he then checked me for radiation (we both tested ok).

Apparently there was a malfunction in one of the monitoring boxes as you drive thru for inspection. The threat of radiation explains why the agents were exercising caution. I don’t think they have to use a Geiger counter very often Without sounding patronizing, the agents were very professional and cordial, during my ‘pull-over’ at the border. Now you know, in case it happens to you. I am happy to say, it appears that tourism is finally on the up-swing for Rocky Point. We had big turnouts for Memorial Day weekend, and the Roger Clyne concert was a HUGE success!! And, now that summer time temps are here, and its 110° plus in Phoenix, our cooler weather and enticing beaches are attracting many more tourists visiting from, besides Phoenix and Tucson, San Diego and Oceanside, California, also Texas, New Mexico, Washington, Wisconsin, Missouri, Minnesota, Utah, Indiana, Wyoming and Ohio. How do we know? Because they are all now subscribers to the ROCKY POINT TIMES! If you would like to subscribe, you may Email us atrockypointtimes@ yahoo.com or just visit our Web site www.rptimes.com and click on ‘Subscription’. Don’t forget, we still have our free book room (take em, read em, bring em back, is our motto), which everyone is welcomed to use. We are ALWAYS OPEN MONDAY WEDNESDAY FROM 9AM until 5PM, when Alicia and Betty are in the office. On Thursday and Friday, Claudia opens at 9AM, but then she heads out to her clients about 10AM. You can even catch me at the office, every once in a while. If you don’t believe me, just ask Bigfoot Bill, as he caught me here just yesterday. We, of course, still accept and disperse any donations you may bring with you, whether it be food, clothing, blankets (yes, we need them even in summertime), just about anything you can think of...we accept. We have been available to you for about 18 years now. Do you believe that! 18 YEARS! Anything we can help you with, just ask. that’s what we are here for.

Speaking of the Web site earlier, we want you to know that Manny Sanchez at Radical Gravity is doing smash-up job keeping current on our daily changes and additions! Manny also instructed Sandy in the ART OF FACEBOOK...and, believe me, it is an art. We just (I guess I can’t say”We”)... correction, Sandy just ‘tuned up and turned on’ our Facebook page www. facebook.com/RockyPointTimes. She just started ‘tending to’ the page in mid April with NO FRIENDS. Now, just a mere two months later the Rocky Point Times Newspaper Facebook has over 1,300 FRIENDS. Can you believe that? Over 1,300 new friends in 60 days? The last report she gave me gives a count of 854 MONTHLY ACTIVE USERS, and 293 VISITS JUST THIS LAST WEEK! I am amazed, and Sandy is amazed at, not only how much time the ‘tending’ involves, but how important all these social media connections really are. You can now (Believe it or not!), READ THE ROCKY POINT TIMES ONLINE. It has been on our Web site since April, so if you missed this months issue...if you didn’t get your copy before they were all gone, you can read the entire paper on your computer! Soon, you will be able to advertise to our readers, not only in the newspaper, but on the internet, also! Let Sandy know if you are interested, she will be happy to help you. Our new promo for July is “366 REASONS TO VISIT ROCKY POINT, MEXICO”. Sandy mentioned it on our Facebook page and it went WILD! Send your ‘reason’ to rockypointtimes@ yahoo.com in picture form, so we can post them on our great Facebook page. Check out the slew we have already received! Many of you have been asking for the TIBURONES baseball schedule (also posted on our Facebook, and at our Web site), so here it is. July home games will be on the 8th and 9th at 7:30PM, and the 10th at 6:30PM for TIBURONES de Puerto Peñasco VS ALGODONEROS de San Luis. ALSO on the 15th and 16th at 7:30PM, and the 17th at 6:30PM for TIBURONES de Puerto Peñasco VS TRUENOS de Tijuana.


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By Anita Kaltenbaugh

Is Rocky Point better than vacationing in a Caribbean island?

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lanning on traveling this summer, or next year to a Caribbean island? Maybe you’ve visited your share of island destinations, or they are in the future plans, part of your travel bucket list. With a long list of beautiful available islands and tropical destinations all over the world, the choices are endless. Every place in this world has its own beauty and special secrets, and I personally will continue to seek them out, tirelessly. Just returning from my first trip to the ABC Islands, (3 islands, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, 15-30 miles off the coast of Venezuela) I can’t help but make a comparison between the islands and Puerto Peñasco. It actually happens to me quite often on vacation, comparing Rocky Point to other beach towns... the comparison is constantly there and, in my opinion, Rocky Point never loses. Here is a quick comparison summary: Aruba ( the most touristy beach destination of the 3 ABC islands) has many visitors flying in to the airport from all over the world and many Americans from the east coast. What are they searching for? I asked a few of them on this trip… Here are some of the reasons why folks choose the islands: 1. Warm weather 2. Blue water 3. Soft sand 4. Relaxation 5. Swimming pools and pool bars 6. Water sports 7. Fishing 8. Adventure 9. Great food 10. Live music Ok, let’s look at Rocky Point: normal responses “Warm weather, blue water and soft sand”. Have to give a check on the beautiful blue Sea of Cortez, especially when you can see the diamonds shimmering

on a nice clear blue endless sky day. Check again for the warm weather and check again for the soft sand. Another popular response, relaxation and a drink by the pool bar or ocean...Again, Rocky Point matches up in that category with many hotels and condo properties with gorgeous pool bars and some great restaurants and beach front bars. My new favorite beach front bar is “Wrecked at the Reef.” Staring at the ocean with a cool drink in your hand, doesn’t get much better at any island. Water sports, fishing and adventure. Well, walk to the waters edge on Sandy Beach in Rocky Point and you will be offered jet skis, parasailing, ultra light rides and banana boat adventures. Drive down to Old Port and there are fishing charters available on the way, and at the marinas even a cruise on a pirate ship is yours for the asking. My friend who caught an 80 pound grouper will talk your ear off about the fishing in Rocky Point. Drive along any road in town and you can’t help but notice ATV

rentals, dune buggies and Rhino’s. Good food and live music. Well, Rocky Point has many great restaurants (the list is endless and constitutes an entirely different article) and live music is happening in many great spots. Just a few on my mind, every weekend at Max’s you can hear great live music while you enjoy filet mignon. Wrecked at the Reef and Chango’s have great live dance bands that will get you moving and out of your seats. Yes, Rocky Point is not a Caribbean island and there are certainly things you will find on an island that Rocky Point does not have ….for that I am thankful in several ways. The biggest on my list is, MOSQUITO”S!!!! Yes I returned from the islands with numerous souvenirs, many annoying raised red bug bites. Can’t be helped on the tropical islands, (humidity and tropical rain storms breed them) but here in Rocky Point I never get one itching red bug bite . Ok, here is one more thing the islands have that we don’t, Hurricane season and hurricane travel warnings...enough

said. Have to mention one more, another big one...Island prices. The local beer in Aruba will run you about $5(and that is happy hour prices). Right here in Rocky Point, we can get two for that price!! A hamburger will run you about $10 in Aruba or Bonaire and hotel rooms, much older and much more expensive are very costly, plus you pay island tax, departure tax and energy surcharges. Rent an entire condo for about $100 a night in Rocky Point and the latest in granite countertops, beautiful kitchens and flat screens will be available and room for 4. Oh and did I mention the sunsets? have to add one more comparison, our fabulous Rocky Point Sunsets take my breath away over and over again.…Yes, the color changing red, orange and purple skies over the Sea of Cortez are among the best. In ten days on the island, I never witnessed a sunset like the ones I have witnessed in Puerto Peñasco. And don’t forget the night time sky... at night because of the island haze and cloudiness. No stars...If you haven’t witnessed the stars of Rocky Point, walk out on a quiet beach in Las Conchas or Cholla Bay and look up…you will be amazed at the infinite number of stars that cover the nighttime sky. Yes, Rocky Point is not an island in the Caribbean, but it is a wonderful beach town easy to travel to from Phoenix or Tucson. Located on the gorgeous unique Sea of Cortez, nicknamed the “world’s aquarium” by Jacque Cousteau, the waters hold dolphin shows for your enjoyment. Plus, Rocky Point allows me to bring all the comforts of home with me in my car, (even my dog). So before you go and spend all the money on the red eye and an 8 hour plane ride, think about what we have here, in Arizonas backyard. It may just become your new favorite island destination.

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By Eddie Wharez®

Owner and Designer of Diseños Casa y Jardín

“What Happens at the Beach Stays at the Beach” Words are a powerful influence in our lives. They are an ultimate expression of self and, when written in beautiful script, they can transform any setting. Each day, seeing words of affirmation, love, inspiration, humor and encouragement makes the meaning of those words reality over time. We believe decorating your walls and home with words that inspire, motivate and communicate love can have a lasting effect on the lives of those who enter that space. Some of the signs we sell also add a note of humor to your house.

Beach signs

Off to the beach What happens at the beach, stays at the beach Welcome to Paradise

Cooking signs

I love to cook with wine… sometimes I put it in my food Drink coffee - Do stupid things faster with more enthusiasm A balanced diet is having Chocolate in both hands Life is short, eat cookies

Animal signs

Dogs come when they’re called, Cats take a message & come back to you later If you want the best seat in the house… Move the cat

Beliefs/Family signs

Always kiss me good night Life is to be enjoyed not endured Mothers of little boys work from Son up to Son down Write your worries in sand…Carve your blessings in stone When life knocks you down, roll over and look at the stars Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain Dance like no one’s watching. Sing like no one’s listening.

Love like you’ve never been hurt before.

Humorous signs

Laundry - It all comes out in the wash Laundry – Drop Your Pants Here Laundry - Help Wanted If the shoe fits, buy it in every color! So many shoes… So little time Shoes bring out my wild side A shoe can change your life Cinderella Work is for people who don’t know how to fish Born to fish - forced to work A fisherman lives here with the best catch of his life This is the office of an avid golfer. If it’s a nice day, chances are I won’t be here The house was clean yesterday… sorry you missed it Today’s menu: Two choices - take it or leave it Life is full of choices: Remove your shoes or mop the floor Remember that behind every successful woman… is a basket of dirty laundry

I always try to keep a good inventory of signs so please come by the store, you may find the right sign for your home, office or the perfect gift for someone else like the following example: Right around December I had an embroidered pillow saying: “Three wise men… you gotta be kidding me!” that made more than one person laugh! Therefore if you are looking for something bright in color, small and inexpensive think of coming to Diseños Casa y Jardín by Eddie Wharez® - The source of unique furniture, accessories and gifts with a personality of their own! Writen by Eddie Wharez®, Eddie also publishes famous encouraging quotes on both his Facebook profile and the store’s, look it up as: Diseños Casa y Jardín by Eddie Wharez in local businesses on Facebook, become our fan or even better our friend!

Please come by our store on Rodeo Drive (Revolución St), also known as Old Cholla Rd. You will be pleasantly surprised, as we carry a great selection of products that will give your home a distinctive and beautiful look. Keep also in mind that we can design any custom size piece, or find you a creative alternative to your design issues! You may visit us at www.eddiewharez.com.

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ummer is here and, by all recent accounts, visitors and tourists are back in larger numbers than this time last year. The two holiday weekends, Semana Santa and Memorial Day Weekend were sellouts in the rental category and there were homeowners enjoying the beach and the weather as well. Given the damaging U.S. media attention focused on drug related violence in Mexico and indiscriminately including Rocky Point over the last 12-18 months and countered by public relations efforts by the State of Sonora and private interest groups, perhaps we are beginning to see an improved tourism climate

which will be a very welcome situation here in Puerto Peñasco. In our quest to elevate the professionalism of our AMPI Chapter and provide the highest level of support to its members, we are working to provide both a State of Sonora Real Estate licensing renewal course for existing licensees and a new full Diplomado course for new agents. The State of Sonora Department of the Economy has recognized our Chapter as the entity to review and approve of these courses aimed at agents in our local Puerto Peñasco market. By the time this article is published we hope to have the Department of the Economy’s official

approval to begin these courses. The overall level of real estate activity has been relatively flat for several months. I have provided a 2011 three month comparison to highlight some of these statistics.

Number of Active Listings Number of Pending Contracts Number of Sold Listings Absorption rate (months) Median List Price Median Sale Price Sale Price as a % of Original List Price

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Clearly, the number of active listings has been fairly consistent during this period. However, the list prices have been falling and the absorption rate is also consistent, meaning that as listings move to the closed or sold status an equal number of new listings continues to come on the market. There are a number of results for April that now seem to be skewed perhaps due to the low volume of contracts and sold closings, so a better trend analysis comparison may be viewed next month with the inclusion of June numbers. As the statistics continue to prove, this continues to be an excellent buyers market. Maybe the best that we have seen in decades.

In an effort to further promote our real estate market, I accepted an invitation from the Arizona Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS) to join Bob Beamis, ARMLS CEO, at one of his PULSE agent/subscriber town hall style meetings last month. I spoke to a meeting of agents at the Phoenix Association of Realtors office. Topics discussed were; sharing of active listing information in our respective MLS databases, referral benefits derived from this information, licensing requirements in the State of Sonora, MX, and overall travel security conditions in Puerto Peñasco. There were many questions, and overall there was a very positive reception to the information presented. Should you have any questions about this data please consult your AMPI Realtor who can provide you with additional pertinent data customized for your use. I also encourage our readers to visit our AMPI Puerto Peñasco website, www. RockyPointAMPI.com, where there is meaningful information for your review including a list of AMPI members and a section devoted to frequently asked questions. Be sure to enlist the services of an AMPI professional for all your real estate needs. Richard Savino President – AMPI Puerto Peñasco Rocky Point Resort Properties Rsavino1@gmail.com

Sonora State law requires Real Estate Agents to be licensed. AMPI (Association of Mexican Real Estate Professionals) is the sister organization to NAR (National Association of Realtors) in the USA. Actually AMPI Associates are also NAR Members and our members are committed to excellence. We encourage you to visit our association’s website at www.RockyPointAMPI.com and learn more about whom we are and what we have to offer you and call one of us TODAY!

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ocky Point remains a safe place to visit, Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup emphatically said during a visit last week to the Mexican beach town. Walkup said the “honest, decent people” who have traveled outside the U.S. should not worry about traveling to the Mexican beach town also known as Puerto Peñasco. “You need to be watchful no matter where you go in this world, whether it’s into Mexico, into Europe or wherever,” Walkup said. “I think for the normal traveler, this is a safe place.” Business owners there are seeking to reverse damage caused by the recent inclusion in the State Department’s updated travel warning for Mexico that was published on April 22. The warning advised people to exercise caution in the popular beach town because of multiple incidents of transnational criminal-

organization-related violence. The mayor said he promised to help promote Rocky Point as safe destination after he heard from the owner of the Friendly Dolphin restaurant that the establishment might have to close because people are too afraid to come. “I will go out and I will be your greatest ambassador,” Walkup said he told him. “Because this is a wonderful place and not once, not once, have I ever felt threatened as I travel into Mexico.” Walkup was invited to the first annual Uniting Nations Cup golf tournament, said Braden Black, who represents Long Realty Rocky Point and Castaways Rocky Point. “I want to encourage the citizens of Arizona that this is a safe place, and that they should come down and enjoy this wonderful place,” Walkup said. “This is our Riviera. Beth (his wife) and I are down here demonstrating what a great and safe place this is.”

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New Convention Center for Rocky Point

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e haven’t seen it as yet, but the end of June will bring the beginning of the construction for Puerto Peñascos’ new convention center, to be completed by the end of 2011! The property north of town, which previously housed the original airport (before Mar de Cortes International opened), is the site for the new convention center...a first for Puerto Peñasco! The new facility will have the capacity for 3,000 people, an exposition lobby with a capacity of 200, conference room with space for 120 people. The parking area will hold 660 cars & 14 buses, with walking paths and green areas. A roundabout entry area will take you directly to the entrance at the main lobby. Once you enter the main lobby there will be 3 separate convention areas (as seen on the photos). There is also a lounge area in the plans. “With a total investment of $110 Million Pesos (appx.

10 million dollars), the facility will be able to accommodate any type of event”, said Puerto Peñasco Mayor Alejandro Zepeda. “We are hosting, already, different events, from business to religious conferences, and, at times, we do not have exactly the right place to hold these events, now we will”, he said. “For the first stage, $60 Million Pesos has been approved and ready for use by federal and state offices immediately. Officials are working now with the hotels in order to bring international conventions to Rocky Point”, he stated. The mayor also said that, “The idea is to offer our facilities to anyone from anywhere in Mexico and the USA. We have all the services they need. This is going to attract other different types of tourist. Nature has been very gracious with Puerto Peñasco, so we are now building the convention center to offer the same high quality services that you would find in cities like San Diego or Los Angeles”.

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was recently at a backyard barbecue in Tucson, and the conversation eventually got around to safety concerns when traveling to Rocky Point. A guy named Jack did most of the talking. JACK: I know you spend a lot of time in Mexico. When will you address the elephant in the room? CAP’N GREG: You got an elephant? Man, that must be messy. JACK: No, Cap’n Greg, “elephant in the room” is a term used for an obvious problem nobody wants to discuss. CAP’N GREG: I bet you have to watch where you step. An elephant drops a load by the couch and you could get lost in it. JACK: What about drugs? CAP’N GREG: I don’t know how you’d get enough drugs to make an impact on an elephant, unless you shoot ‘em with one of those knockout darts like on PBS.

JACK: Illegal drugs! CAP’N GREG: I never saw an elephant huff a joint, but I guess it’s possible. Probably need a hay baler to make a doobie that big. JACK: You are ignoring the problem. CAP’N GREG: Actually, Jack, I’m not. Every U.S. city, town, trailer park and school has its share of illegal drug users. If there were no steady demand in the States, there wouldn’t be a steady supply to fill that demand that comes, mainly, from Mexico. JACK: So how do you justify travel to Mexico with all the warnings on the news? CAP’N GREG: I use the same caution going to Rocky Point as I do shopping at Walmart. I don’t go there drunk at 2 AM. I am aware of my surroundings and I lock my car. Most important, I don’t ask anyone to sell me drugs, and I don’t hang around with elephants, like yours, that smoke dope.

JACK: Tell me about drugs in Mexico!

JACK: Back on the elephants, again, huh?

CAP’N GREG: I think people need a prescription from a Mexican doctor if they want to buy drugs in Mexico. Probably would be the same for an elephant.

CAP’N GREG: Let me put it this way: When it comes to the false perception that Rocky Point is a dangerous place, a lot of people don’t know Jack.

QUESTIONS FOR CAP’N GREG? Send your questions to Cap’n Greg c/o rockypointtimes@yahoo.com or write to at P.O. Box 887 Lukeville, AZ 85341

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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 directly to the police station, located north of town. IF YOU ARE PULLED OVER ALWAYS GET • The name of the officer • The number on the back of the vehicle • 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

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Report any attempt of bribes by calling Internal Affairs 388-6552

YOU MUST FILE AN OFFICIAL COMPL AINT!

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”.

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

for re-entry into the U.S., when travelling by vehicle from Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. You may also present a Card, Enhanced Driver’s License, NEXXUS or Sentri Card as well Children under the age of 16 need to present their birth certificate. This is true for any port of entry.

ABOUT PUERTO PEÑASCO Puerto Peñasco, also known as Rocky Point, is located in the State of Sonora, on the Sea of Cortez. We are approx. 66 miles from the U.S. border at Lukeville, AZ and Sonoyta, MX. We are located within the “Free Zone”, so no vehicle permit is needed to visit. You can find a variety of activities for the entire family in Peñasco, as well as a variety of lodging from luxury resorts to hotels to tent camping on the beach. Rocky Point is known for its gorgeous sunsets, warm weather and sandy beaches. We boast a variety of cuisine, shopping, spas, golf and entertainment. Currently there are approx. 48,000 fulltime residents according to the Census.

DRIVING TO PUERTO PEÑASCO

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. ENTERING MEXICO

The highway (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. 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.

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

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 take you all the way to the U.S./Mexico border at Lukeville, AZ/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

AeroCalafia Service to/from Rocky Point to Hermosillo Local: 388-7812 • Flights every Friday 3:10pm depart Hermosillo to Peñasco 4:45pm depart Peñasco to Hermosillo www.aerocalafia.com.mx Mexico Toll Free: 800-560-3949 U.S. Toll Free: 818-206-3255 Flight arrivals and departures are from the Puerto Peñasco Airport (north) Morgan Jet Charter flights from Phoenix 1-888-869-0866 www.westwindairservice.com AIRPORTS Aeropuerto Internacional del Mar de Cortez International Airport Info.: 383-6097 Carretera Peñasco-Caborca KM 24

Close to being finished out by the Mayan The airport will be able to accommodate large jets and commercial airliners.

CONSULATES

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.) An agent may want to come and inspect your load. The taxes you pay are in pesos (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 the bank 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.

Closest U.S. Airports Phoenix, Tucson & Nogales, AZ

BUS STATIONS (MEXICO)

CROSSING THE BORDER

DUTY FREE ITEMS

From the U.S. see Shuttle Services

CLOSED MIDNIGHT - 6:00 AM Arizona/Mexico Border at Lukeville/Sonoyta

You are allowed $75 USD tax free in new merchandise per person. Merchandise must be in same vehicle as person(s) declaring.

ABC - Auto Transportes de la Baja California • 383-1999, Constitucion, just N of the signal at Blvd. Benito Juarez Albatros - 388-0888, east side of Benito Juarez, north of the stadium Norte de Sonora - 383-3640, east side of Blvd. Benito Juarez, S of No. Releccion (Calle 26) and north of Pemex TAP - Transportes y Autobuses del Pacifico • 383-6761, west side of Blvd. Benito, N of the signal at Constitucion

CAR RENTALS Some major rental companies do permit their vehicles to be driven into Mexico. You will have better luck if you call their Arizona offices directly instead of going through their national office. You may be required to carry their Mexican insurance. Mexico law requires that you must carry a minimum of liability insurance. Arizona Enterprise, Advantage, Dollar Saban’s • (602) 273-7351 2934 E McDowell Rd., Phoenix Puerto Peñasco The Point Rent-A-Car: 388-5823

COASTAL HIGHWAY 003 Carretera Costera Sections still under construction Total: 500 km (approx. 300 miles) spanning from San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora to Guaymas, Sonora The Coastal Hwy. has been completed from El Golfo de Santa Clara to Puerto Peñasco, and is still under construction from El Desemboque to San Carlos, with many stretches completed. Hwy. 003 will dramatically cut the driving time from Southern California, Yuma, AZ and Guaymas.

As soon as you drive past the chainlink fence, you are entering Mexico. Wait at the crosswalk for the vehicle ahead of you to pass all the way through the lane before proceeding ahead. VEHICLE INSPECTION There are two means of inspection: 1) Fiscal Traffic Light 2) Integral Inspection As you cross the Mexican Border there will be a narrow lane with a (traffic) light on your left at the end of the lane. As you proceed ahead, the light will flash either RED (alto - stop) or GREEN (pase - go). This is the Fiscal Traffic Light and means that you are proceeding into Mexico without anything to declare over your allowed limit by law. RED LIGHT...STOP (ALTO) If the light flashes red as you pass it, you must pull your vehicle over to the left, under the canopy, or wherever as directed by the officer if it is busy. The 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 may look through your belongings. You do not leave your vehicle unattended during inspection and you accompany the officer during his search. If you incur any problems be sure to get the name, badge number of the officer and the time. GREEN LIGHT...GO (PASE) 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 though you got the green light. INTEGRAL INSPECTION (Voluntary) This is the voluntary request for the exa mination of your articles, if you have items to declare which exceed your allo wed limits. Before you pass through the light you will pull off to your left and park in the assigned spaces against the

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MEXICAN CONSULATES Tucson: 553 S. Stone Ave., 85701 (520) 882-5595 • Mon.-Fri. 8 AM - 2 PM Phoenix: 1990 W. Camelback Rd., 85015 (602) 433-2294 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 and relay requests for aid or monetary support • Protest abuse or 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 with U.S. Government money

The Rocky Point Airport International Airport, north of town Phone: (011-52-638) 383-6097 Airport Admin.: Alonso Dominguez Ruiz Comandante: Alejandro Rangel Ocegueda www.therockypointairport.com Located on Hwy. 8 just north of town Car Parking $5/day Rental cars available This airport will remain open once the new airport is opened. Personal Aircraft To fly your own plane, you must have: pilots license & medical certificate, registration, air worthiness certificate, and Mexican airplane Insurance. General Airport Information Airport ID: MMPE August 5, 1994 declared port of entry. Coordinates: 31 21 08 LN, 113 32 08 LW Location: 3 miles north of town Runways: 11-29 5000 feet paved 03-21 3000 feet dirt Radio Frequency: 122.80 VOR-DME Frequency: 112.10 Landing Fee: $50 pesos single engine, $100 pesos twin engine, Federal Fee: $567 pesos Tie down and Overnight Available Fuel Available

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Your vehicle and personal belongings can be confiscated if you do not stop and declare merchandise over your limit allowed by Mexican Law.

The following is a list of items wich 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. • 2 cartons of cigarettes or 50 cigars. • 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 tapes • Typewriter or 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 withouta 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.

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 $75.00 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 $75 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. 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 if you have a vehicle you cannot afford to replace out of pocket. 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 almost complete from Desemboque to Puerto Lobos. 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.

PETS Only domestic animals (dogs & cats) are permitted into Mexico. You are allowed 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 Border Closed Midnight-6am

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 INTO THE U.S. 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: 50lbs. 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 re-entry into the United States. If you are in doubt whether an article or item of food should be declared, always declare it and the Customs Officer on duty will let you know if the item is permitted. 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 an $800 exemption within a 30-day period. Articles totaling $800 or less may be entered into the U.S. without paying duty, subject to limitations on liquor, cigarettes and cigars.

PROHIBITED ITEMS INTO THE U.S.

Have your Passport, Passport Card, Enhanced Drivers License (EDL), Sentri or Nexxus ready for the Officer. Children 16 and younger will need to present their birth certificate. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection PO Box C, Lukeville, AZ 85341 (520) 387-5671, Fax: (520) 387-5309 Passports U.S. Citizens re-entering the United States (via vehicle) from Mexico will be required to show their Passport, Passpor t C ard, Enhanced Driver’s License, NEXXUS or SENTRI Card. Everyone in the vehicle needs to provide one of the above forms of 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.

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.) P o u l t r y : r aw m e a t f r o m b o t h domesticated and game fowl is prohibited. (Exception: thoroughly cooked poultry is permitted.) Eggs: unless boiled or cooked.

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 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 in-between. 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 be sure that the shuttle company has the proper permits to pick up passengers at the airport. Head Out to Rocky Point (602) 971-0166, Toll Free 866-443-2368 www.headouttorockypoint.com Nena’s Transportation • 388-7089 (602) 442-6802 Located on Benito Juarez, north of the baseball stadium by Coffee Point Transportes Superior • 383-3640 Calle Lázaro Cárdenas, 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 Rocky Point Rides • 520-207-0532 520-780-7408 www.rockypointrides.com

TRAVEL BEYOND THE FREE ZONE Puerto Peñasco is located in the Free Zone, where you do not need vehicle permit to visit. If you plan to travel beyond the Free Zone you will need your FMT (personal tourist visa) and your vehicle permit if you plan on driving. PERSONAL VISA (FMT) An FMT is a personal tourist visa, required by law if you plan to remain in Mexico longer than 72 hours, even within the Free Zone. You can get your FMT at the at the Immigration Office in Sonoyta, on your right, as you cross the border. They are open from 8am-12am. 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 on Benito Juarez 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. If you are going to get your vehicle permit, you can get your FMT at the same time, instead of making two stops - see below.

AUTOMOBILE VISA If you plan to drive beyond the State of Sonora, you will need to obtain a permit for your vehicle. The cost for this permit is approx. $290 pesos. They no longer do this in Sonoyta or Peñasco. You must take Hwy. 2, out of Sonoyta, heading toward Caborca, approx. 15 miles down Hwy. 2 there is a checkpoint where you obtain your vehicle permit. This can also be done at the checkpoint outside of Guaymas or at the Guaymas Airport. 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.

Take time to Discover the places you’ve never been to...Bird Island, El Golfo de Santa Clara, Playa Palomas, Santo Tomas, Puerto Lobos, Puerto Libertdad Caborca, Santa Ana, Pitiquito and all the great towns in-between. 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) 463-6255 or local 383-6325


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Segunda “This and That”… Your Bargain Headquarters!!! By Zack’s Dad

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own in Old Port near the Friendly Dolphin, there is a cool store call SEGUNDA “THIS AND THAT”. The shop carries new and used items including glassware, kitchen items, linens, furniture, holiday decorations and just about anything you can think of for your home or condo. The store turns over its inventory once every 6 weeks, so you can always be assured to find new and interesting items. I recently caught up with Donna Peckenpaugh, the owner and shopkeeper of Segunda “This and That”. Donna has been a Rocky Point homeowner for the last 6 years and, about a year ago, decided to make Rocky Point her full time home. So,

with the help of her children, she downsized to full time beach living in Rocky Point. Donna has been an interior designer for over thirty years and has extensive experience in design for large custom homes throughout Nevada, California, Colorado, Texas and of course awesome Arizona. Many of her clients just had the idea of how they wanted to transform their space, and Donna put the plans to action and turned their living area into their dream come true. When Donna first came to Rocky Point, she did not have any visions for her shop…rather it was her time to relax and unwind. “I spent a year doing nothing but walking the beach and reading, and then I realized that I was never meant to be idle for so much of my time and decided that I would open a little second hand boutique”. And did it take off!

Donna does a lot of consignment work as well. She will do a 50/50 split if the items are delivered to her and a 60/40 if she needs to pick up the items. What a great way to clean up your space and make some cash at the same time! Donna loves meeting all of the visitors and locals alike that come into her store. There’s always new faces and stories that she gets to see and hear daily. Down the road, Donna envisions herself including interior design for the new homes when new home and condo sales pick back up. So, gather up your unwanted items and head on down

to Donna’s store, SEGUNDA “THIS & THAT” in Old Port. You never know what treasures you will find! Have a wonderful and safe July and be sure to make plenty of relaxation time for our beaches here in Rocky Point. As a wickedly wise woman told me once, “Stop reaching for your goals and GO GET THEM, it is your life, live it to its fullest”!!! And please remember, on your way to achieving your goals, be sure to take a moment and reach out to a person in need especially those people right in our beautiful ROCKY POINT!! SALUD!!

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Paw Prints “Animal Adoption Center of Rocky Point Inc.” by Nancy Phelan

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The Spay/neuter clinic held on May 27th and 28th at the Shrimp Park was a great success. Approximately 125 animals were fixed. A big thank you to the local and visiting veterinarians who donated their services. We also want to thank everyone who brought cookies and other goodies for breakfast and lunch. Maggy Abens started working with me and the animals over 10 years ago and collected $500 from her friends in Las Conchas to pay for the medication for the clinic. Friends from Cholla Bay brought leashes, collars and towels for the dogs and cats. Other friends from Sandy Beach helped me raise money to buy antibiotics for the clinic. We also want to thank all the people who donated clinic supplies. We look forward to having another clinic in November. We need to set up transportation to bring the animals to the clinics as we have found that so many locals do not have cars for transport. Many can walk the dog to the clinic but need transport to return home. We will work on this project for November. The city does small clinics monthly in various parts of the city fixing between 10 and 15 dogs. The city also does spay/neuter Monday through Thursday at the city office for only 200 pesos. They are located across the street from the Immigration office and the local phone number is 388-5152. Please call for an appointment.

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Sandy the white Husky had his eyes removed in Arizona last month and is doing just fine. Dr Hernandez removed the stitches so we could

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save taking Sandy on another trip. A big thank you to Jim Schwebel who visited the center in May, and a week later sent me a check and a letter telling me to take Sandy to a specialist in Arizona. It was an expensive procedure and I can see that Sandy is no longer in pain from the pressure of the Glaucoma. Sandy is a young and playful dog and gets around amazingly well. Thank you Jim and to all who are helping the animals. We have been able to get treatment for many of the dogs and cats here at the center including chemotherapy for Buddy and Daisy. We receive many dogs with broken bones that need to be repaired and your help has allowed us to keep up this good work. A special thanks to Ziggy. Our expenses last month were over $5,000.00. It is scary at times but our angels always come through. I wish I had room to thank everyone but you know who you are. BIG hugs to all of you. A newcomer to the center Lucky, was brought to me by Jenn Shinn of Phoenix who brings us supplies that are dropped off in Phoenix. Jenn found Lucky on the street. He was skin and bones and covered with a fungus. He has put on weight, has had several baths, antibiotics, a nice cozy bed and is healing very well. He is covered with small tag like bumps. He will be neutered and the tags removed in the next month. Three little black puppies are now ready for adoption after a tough start. They were all found on the streets separately. We have been receiving supplies for the cats and kittens here at the Animal Adoption Center of Rocky Point, thank goodness. At this time

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we have 16 kittens, a mother cat with 4 babies that I rescued in Phoenix. I brought her back with Sandy and she had her kittens the next day. She was waiting for a safe place to have them. Four beautiful babies - 3 pure white like Mom and a little tiger. She was a feral cat hanging around my daughters neighborhood when finally she let us kennel her. She has become very friendly. She is white with one green eye and one blue eye. Ready for adoption are two black and white, one pure white, 6 little black, one gray, one gray and white, one tiger and “Handsome” a long haired Siamese. If you are interested in adopting please give me a call at 383-1012 or in Phx (602) 412-3932 or (520) 407-6594 in Tucson. You can also email me at nancy_phelan@ yahoo.com or nancy@rpaac.org. Our mailing address is: AACORP, PO Box 1031, Lukeville AZ 85341.

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Kitten and cat dry and canned food, puppy and dog dry. We like Kitkland from Costco and try to keep them on the same food but all brands are welcome as we feed as many animals in the city as we can. Cleaning supplies of all kinds paper towels, trash bags, disinfectant, laundry soap, downy, waterless hand soap puppy replacement milk, collars and leashes, cat litter - non-clumping and cat pan liners - large. We need to replace some of the

local dial 383-6325 from the U.S. dial (480) 463-6255 outdoor furniture if you have some to donate! Benches, chairs, tables and umbrellas. We are a 501©3 Arizona Corporation and your donations are a tax deduction. We are in need of a SUV to transport to Arizona. I have been having major problems with the SUV that I have. It is a 1997 and its days are numbered. Thank you for donating the Kuranda dog beds. You can donate on line through paypal on our website www.rpaac.org. Just go to the donate page to donate. We are located on Leon de la Barra (calle 15) #136 and are three blocks east of Blvd Juarez just behind the old Villa Granada Hotel. We are on the corner of Cuatehmoc and Leon de la Barra. A Big thank you to all our animal loving friends - you keep us going and able to help the animals. We have been here now for ten years! Have a great summer and watch the speed signs as you cross the border into Mexico. It goes from 40km to 60km and then abruptly to 20km in a matter of a few miles. To convert I just multiply by 6.5 and round it off down!

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Finding Paradise By Sandy Spain

They Did What?!

I wanted to share a recent adventure. Though not my usual adventure in Mexico, one of my “partners in crime” and I recently jumped out of an airplane at Sky Dive Arizona! It was fabulous. I plan to go again in the fall. Check out SkyDive Arizona at: www.skydiveaz.com and tell the gang that Sandy and Charlene from Puerto Peñasco say Hi! We promise they’ll take really good care of you. Thanks to our great instructors, Sam and Sammy and our fabulous photographers who made our adventure soooo much fun.

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Mexico Business Culture 101 By Luis A. Torres

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uerto Peñasco is a diamond in the rough; the potential for growth is amazing. Being Arizona’s “beach”, many have opened, or have plans for opening, some sort of business in Rocky Point. Many questions and concerns may come to mind when thinking of opening a business abroad. Among the things you need to consider, before opening a business in Mexico, is the difference in mindset, the red tape involved in everything in Mexico . The key to successful operation in Mexico by a US Citizen/Company is finding the correct hybrid combination of American leadership with Mexican management. Of course like any other business around the world, there are three elements that you must never

forget to oversee. SUPERVISION, SUPERVISION, and SUPERVISION. When I look back and analyze successful clients, especially, maquildoras or assembly plants in Northern Sonora, I always come to the conclusion that the right combination of American leadership and Mexican management brings out creativeness like no other, making companies with this synergy more effective and efficient, and obviously successful. Yes, as you start a business in Mexico, you may encounter an endless amount of challenges, you might even be discouraged to continue with your efforts. Throughout my years as a consultant, the biggest challenge to overcome has been the culture shock; trying to force the “American Way” into a Mexican culture is the biggest mistake which many make. I almost

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Big News From Sun Country México Real Estate!

e are thrilled to announce that Verónica Ponce Orozco has joined our company! Not only does Verónica brings years of real estate experience with her, but she was born and raised in Puerto Peñasco - Rocky Point, and she knows every corner of the city, and the real estate market, inside and out. One of the most respected members of the Puerto Peñasco real estate community, Verónica serves as the Vice President of Membership for AMPI, the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals. She has been instrumental in helping people to understand the value of cooperation among real estate professionals, and the merit of membership in a professional organization that stresses ethical and transparent property

transactions. Fully bi-lingual, Verónica learned English on her own, attended real estate school in Arizona first, and later in Puerto Peñasco, while working in real estate full-time, and raising her three children. How she found time to do it all is anyone’s guess, but she made the nearly-impossible look easy. Two of the children now attend University, and the third is headed there next year. Verónica Ponce boasts State of Sonora Real Estate License #351, and can be reached by telephone at 638-115-3414, by e-mail at Veronica@SunCountr yMexico. com, or by calling the Sun Country México Real Estate office at 602412-3311 (USA) or in Cholla Bay at 382-5147. Call Verónica, or send her a message, and wish her well in her new endeavors with her new real estate company!

fell prey to this challenge back in my early days when I started working in Mexico . I was about ready to call it quits after six months, but I decided to continue and slowly I’ve began to understand or accept the Mexican way of doing business. I have found that I can offer consulting services as well as tax, audit and other services in Mexico and have a successful career. I’ve also learned that there are more opportunities in Mexico for entrepreneurs as there is less competition in many areas in Mexico . Before you embark with your business in Mexico , talk to others who have been there before you; hear what successful entrepreneurs have experienced, and learn from the mistakes of unsuccessful entrepreneurs. Do not be discouraged! It is possible to be successful; it’s a matter of learning and accepting that not everything is done as it’s done in the U.S. As an Arizona licensed CPA practicing in Mexico I have been involved with many US companies starting business in Mexico . I always try to make my clients understand this simply principle of accepting that forcing the “Ameican Way” can be a trap that deters the success of a new business. Today I will only write about one of the most common traps. Labor issues, a topic that has always plagued Mexican businesses. Labor issues seem to be one of the most common traps for both novice Mexican entrepreneurs and non-Mexican nationals face when starting a business. As you may or may not have heard, Mexican labor laws protect employees more than employers, thus always placing the burden of justifying an employee contract termination on the employer. Mexican labor law protects employees from unjust contract termination. This is a critical area to understand as it is easy to make the mistake of terminating an employee thinking management has a reasonable cause for terminating the employee, but if the correct steps are not followed, regardless of the reasons why you are terminating

an employee, you might end up paying the full severance, including back wages. Currently, severance is an automatic 90 days of wages/salary, PLUS 20 days of wages per each year an employee has worked or part thereof, PLUS 12 days of wages per year worked capped at twice the current minimum wage. In order to terminate an employee, an employer must document properly all of the employees’ mishaps. Among the reasons for terminating an employee are; attendance issues, punctuality issues, theft, physical and verbal confrontation, working under the influence of alcohol or any other illegal substance, not following employee handbook guidelines, and the list goes on. Many make the mistake of terminating an employee for committing any of the listed reasons under Mexican labor law and forget that in order to terminate an employee, we must not only document the reasons properly, but file the documentation with the labor board before continuing with the termination process. Always consult your labor attorney or someone to help with the process. There is currently a strong movement to amend the Mexican Labor Law to be able to make Mexico more competitive for foreign investment, but attempts to make these strict labor laws more corporate friendly have been opposed by unions and other political interests. I hope labor laws do change in the near future to make it easier for business to invest in Mexico. Before you embark or think of opening a business in Mexico, do your homework, find the correct consultants, legal, tax, labor, customs experts. Do not go with the first person you talk to, ask for references and or prior clients, and most definitely do not elect your consultants based on price. I hope you enjoyed my first article published in the Rocky Point Times. Luis A. Torres, CPA ltorres@tcgasociados.com

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Rocky Point through Bill’s eyes

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his summer I thought it would be refreshing to have an article written by someone who sees Rocky Point through different eyes than I do. Bill Hindenburg, a resident of the Chicago suburbs, is a very interesting person to meet and he is now a regular visitor to our town. His choice of words is careful and at the same time natural, tasteful and interesting. His conversations are effortless and can go on until the moon is high and the tides have come back and forth a few times. Here is his chronicle of the way he was first introduced to Puerto Peñasco, and how this town grew in his heart and maybe even kept him alive: Fall, 1993. The two line advertisement in the Chicago Tribune vacation section said, “Come help us shovel sunshine in Arizona”. I thought that was just about the cleverest thing I’d ever seen, and called the number immediately. Enter Henry Sherrill, former mailman to the stars in Hollywood, and semi

retired real estate agent in Tucson. In less than 5 min. Henry and I were speaking as if we were old friends. In very short order he became like a father figure to me, offering me advice on an unfortunate marriage and of course inviting me and my two young sons out to help him shovel a little of that sunshine in Tucson. April 3, 1995. The boys and I shook Henry Sherrill’s hand for the first time at his condominium on North Pantano in Tucson and a familial friendship grew from there. We invited Henry over for meals, went out to eat, and in short order Henry, who had bought his house in Las Conchas in the 1970s, invited me and my sons, William and Andy, down to Rocky Point with him for a three-day stay. Thus began the most successful love affair of my entire life, which has thus far spanned 15 years, and only promises to grow better with time. Henry drove us down in his 1973 powder blue Ford Bronco with the

license plates that said Mex Si. He stood about 6 feet tall, leathery skin, a thick shock of white hair, and a kindly manner which drew others to both him and Las Conchas. The first time in I gazed out Henrys picture window past the veranda with load bearing colonnades to the cerulean blue of the Sea of Cortez I was absolutely stunned. I felt a welling inside of me that I have since come to recognize as a harbinger of personal growth and surpassing contentment. I distinctly recall during the year, as with so many of us, I would gradually feel as if there were a dishtowel that stretched between my intestines and heart, and over the course of the year, working at my job, that dishtowel would slowly, and surely, tighten and tighten until, indeed I was wrung out. Las Conchas became my cynosure, my safe harbor, my retreat to a better self. Henry Sherrill became my mentor, my teacher, and my gentle guide toward the lifestyle which even to this day reflects the peace I have found on the beaches here at Puerto Peñasco. Henry passed on soon after the turn of the millennium. He was buried with his frayed straw hat, his Hawaiian shirt, and I thought, my desire to visit Las Conchas. I wept. Over the next few years, desperately ill and near death at the hands of ineffectual doctors, lying on a gurney in a hospital, unable to stand, gasping for breath even as my undiagnosed pulmonary embolisms grew I found the need to grasp and hold onto what had become most precious to me in my life. God. Family. Friends. And, Las Conchas. Always Las Conchas.

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I distinctly remember lying in the intensive care unit, mentally preparing for the fourth serious procedure in four days in a desperate attempt to save my kidneys, in and out of the haze of pain and drugs. And suddenly there was cerulean Blue Ocean, soft sand on the beach, a light breeze, and Henry standing in the doorway of his home waving me in and welcoming me back. And so back I came. I found a house online, Agaves Del Mar, about 2 miles down the road from Hanks old place. I have found wonderful new friends. Rita, Tommy, Scott, Thure, John, Memo, and many others. You will see me out and about, driving my 1978 Volkswagen Rabbit diesel, newly painted by Memo. It’s white, as is the stucco at Agaves Del Mar. The residents of Puerto Peñasco love it, and often have stories of their own about their Rabbits, affording even more opportunities to make friends, something to which I look forward. Say hi. Let’s have lunch. Dance some Tango. I’ll see you soon. The sun turns toward shadow, The moon toward light, Blessings both to Las Conchas, Always, always, Las Conchas... Thank you Memo (That is how we call Bill, locally) for your excellent words. It was a pleasure to read your story and know more about you. It is very touching. Something reverberates inside me, and I can picture the infinite blue, the calm and the sense of peace that it all brings together. Enjoy your stay and see you the next time! Rita Pizarro USA Certified Massage Therapist www.go2rockypoint.com Calling From USA: 602 748 4134 USA Mobile: 602 518 6732 Puerto Peñasco Local call: 383 8030 Mobile phone: 638 386 5203 PO BOX 123 Lukeville, AZ 85341

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The Mother Grain Quinoa

ven before the domestication of corn, Mesoamerican people had been cultivating quinoa. Quinoa, pronounced KEENwa, is a pseudo grain, not a true grain, but can be used as a grain. The eatable seeds of the quinoa were their major cultivated staple food source over 4,000 years ago. The first wild quinoa, originated in Mexico, was consumed about 7,000 years ago, but began being cultivated at the time the preColombian Amerindians became farmers. The quinoa is related to the beet, spinach and tumbleweed plants. Due to its ability to grow at higher altitudes of 12,000 feet and more, in poor sandy soil and its capability of withstanding frost and intense heat, it became the ideal crop of the Inca who dwelt, and still do, in the Peruvian Andes Mountains. In fact, the Incas of Peru owed their empire to the dependable harvest of quinoa. The Incas call quinoa, chisaya mama, the mother grain. The quinoa was incorporated into their religious ceremonies as it is today. At the time of planting, the Emperor of the Incas would sow the first seed using golden tools, no doubt with great celebration and ritual. With the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century CE, the crop was targeted for eradication. The Conquistadors’ quest was to convert the natives of the Americas to Christianity and since the quinoa was closely associated with the Inca religion and cultural identity, the Spanish burned the fields and made it punishable by death to grow it, forcibly substituting wheat in its place. Once cooked the quinoa has a fluffy nutty taste and can be substituted for rice or couscous. The

seeds can also be ground up and used as flour. Quinoa sprouts can be put in salads and sandwiches. The seeds of the Quinoa contain a balanced set of essential amino acids and a complete protein; making the quinoa a wonder food. Quinoa can be a rich source of B, A, and E vitamins, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc. Besides that, quinoa is glutenfree. It is said that one out of 133 people in the United States have gluten sensitivity; which can cause depression and digestive problems accompanied by painful stomach cramps. Loss of balance, anemia, osteoporosis, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, diarrhea, and autism, among other diseases, may be attributed to gluten intolerance. At this time, over 200,000 pounds of quinoa seeds are grown by farmers in Colorado, USA. Some health food and specialty stores carry quinoa products, and it is available on line from Internet-based businesses. After harvesting the seeds, they must be washed very well to remove the saponin, a powdery resin, which will cause a bitter taste and can be toxic. Saponin is actually a soapy compound, called glycoside. Most quinoa seeds have been processed before being commercially packaged and sold, but it is a good idea to rinse them again before use. It is important to rinse well, several times, while sprouting them. Always make sure the rinse water is soap-free. Because of the presence of saponin, insects and animals will avoid quinoa’s consumption making it an even more hardy plant and perhaps fewer insecticides are necessary during its growing season. In South America the saponin is used in detergent and as an antiseptic for skin injuries.

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2 FISH MINISTRY

We need your help! We are feeding about 550 hungry people PER DAY! We feed at our main site (by Numeros), and also 2 outlying sites, 3 schools, the Rehab Center, the City Jail, and the Red Cross Station.If you have any food, clothing, or of course money it will be greatly appreciated. Tax deductible donations: Make check payable to “Mission Heartbeat” and mail to Mission Heartbeat c/o Monroe Riddle; P.O. Box 1622, Lukeville, AZ 85341. If you would like a tax deductible receipt for cash or clothing please let me know. Thank you for helping us feed the hungry in Puerto Peñasco. If you have any questions about 2 Fish, or would like

to volunteer to help serve or prepare food, please contact me. Monroe Riddle Sales Executive Coldwell Banker Rocky Point From U.S: (602) 288-8869 Mexico: (011-52-638)1058533.

P.S. We need the following: We need 6’ or 8’TABLES and CHAIRS for a third kitchen. VOLUNTEERS to cook or serve from 1PM to 3PM. PEOPLE to call on markets and fruit and vegetable stands for any kind of food, or canned goods which are about to expire.

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Steak Au Poivre...

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2 T whole black peppercorns 2 T whole white peppercorns 1 T dried green peppercorns 2 boneless shell steaks (about 12 oz each), here at Chef Mickey’s Place, we love to use filet mignon 4 T unsalted butter 1 T canola oil 1 large shallot, minced 1/2 cup cognac 1 cup beef stock 1 T green peppercorns in brine 1/2 cup heavy cream Kosher salt to taste

Preparation and tips... 1. Place the peppercorns in a heavy re-sealable plastic bag, crush with the smooth side of a meat tenderizer, you can use the bottom of a heavy skillet, or you can just pulse in a spice grinder until coarsely ground (don’t over crush the peppercorns). Pat the steaks dry, dash the steaks with olive oil, and coat one side

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‘Stuft’ Chops

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ello there everyone! This is your friend and chef, Mickey...this month’s recipe is one of my favorites. This is a classic, and we here at Chef Mickey’s Place would like to share it with the world. The creamy sauce just mellows the heat of the peppercorns on the steak in this quick and luscious version of the classic recipe.

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with crushed peppercorn mixture Heat 2 T butter and the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until very hot, but not smoking hot. Add steaks to the pan, peppered side down, and cook until seared on both sides 4 to 5 minutes on each side for medium rare. Transfer the steaks to a warm platter and cover with aluminum foil. 2. Drain all the fat from the skillet. Melt the remaining 2 T butter over medium heat, add the shallots, and cook until they begins to soften, but not brown, about 2 minutes. Add the cognac and bring to a boil, scraping up brown bits from the pan. Add beef stock, peppercorns in brine and the liquid which has collected around the steaks. Boil until it reduces slightly, about 2 minutes. Add heavy cream and boil until the sauce thickens, about 3 minutes. Pour the wonderful sauce over the steaks. You are ready to enjoy this classic French dish...Of course, we make this at my restaurant, Chef Mickey’s Place. We always leave it up the customer as to what sides they want served with this magnificent steak, however we recommend creamy truffle mashed potatoes and broiled asparagus! Our restaurant it’s located on Sandy Beach, right next door to the Sonoran Sea, at Las Palmas Resort. Coming soon to Chef Mickeys Place HAPPY HOUR WINE AND CHEESE...call chef Mickey for more details (011-521-638) 108-2065 Thank you, and God bless..

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4 (2 lb) loin pork chops 1 bag Mrs Cubbisons cube stuffing 1 can (14 oz) Swansons fat free chicken broth 1 can (15 oz) Campbells Cream of Mushroom Soup 1 stick butter 1/4 onion (chopped) 2 celery stalks (diced) 1 clove garlic (minced) • Sauté pork slowly in large skillet with 1/2 stick butter (appx 25 minutes), until slightly browned • While pork is cooking, combine broth, onion, celery, garlic and 1/2 stick butter in sauce pan. Heat to near boil, then remove from heat • In large bowl place contents of entire bag of stuffing and combine with broth mixture. Mix well, then divide into 5 equal portions • In greased (PAM) 9x13 baking pan place 1/5 portion stuffing mixture, angle one chop on top. Repeat with all 4 chops, ending with last portion of stuffing mixture • Combine soup with 1 can water, blend and pour over center of chops, from one end of pan to the other • Bake 350 1 hour

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A short history of the Santa Claus Club. We began in 1983 with a party for 40 children. Over the next 28 years the party grew to a high of 5200 children in 2010, a high of 463 bikes in 2009, a high of 1020 food boxes in 2008 and a high of 8960 pounds of clothes in 2010. The party was held on Christmas Day thru 2006, and then in 2007 we changed to a year round format. We now go into the barrios on a weekly basis and take the donations directly to the people who need them the most. This gives us a better understanding of the needs of the people we are trying to help. The people we are targeting live in make-shift-housing with no electricity, running water or sewage. With the economy in the shape it is,

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Santa Claus Club these people need all the help we can provide. To help you keep up with the Santa Claus Club, we have opened a web sitewww.santaclausclub. org with pictures, past yearly totals of donations and quarterly updates of donations for 2011. In 2010, we passed out 480 food boxes, 411 bikes, 8960 pounds of clothes and made 5200 children smile with toys. I would like to thank all of you who donated time to help in the barrios, the shuttle crew that hauled bikes and clothes from the States and those who donated toys, food and clothes. A special thanks to all the Santa Claus Club members that continue to financially support the club with yearly dues. It takes a combined

effort of everyone involved to make this project a reality. Besides the donations which we keep totals on, we passed out hundreds of blankets, hundreds of pairs of shoes and several wheel chairs. In 2011, we are working weekly to provide the same benefits to the needy as last year, thanks to the members that sent in their dues early. This helps keep goods and services flowing on a year round basis. Our first quarter totals are 240 food boxes, 105 bikes, 3790 pounds of clothes and 1000 children with toys. To our past members, go to our web site or call us at (602) 840-1528 and reconnect with the work we are doing. Over the past 28 years we have had members in all 50 states

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and 8 foreign countries. We have lost contact with some of you and would like to bring you up to date with the new Santa Claus Club. We also have an e-mail address santaclausclub@ hotmail.com that you can contact us if you have any questions or would like to discuss what we are doing. TO JOIN OR REJOIN THE 2011 SANTA CLAUS CLUB, FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW AND RETURN IT TO: JOHN FOWLER, P.O. BOX 5, LUKEVILLE, AZ. 85341. DUES ARE STILL ONLY $20.00 A YEAR. ABOUT THE COST YOUR COFFEE FOR A MONTH. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: THE CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY. ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE THAT BENEFIT FROM YOUR GENEROSITY, MUCHAS GRACIAS.

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t was the second weekend of the fishing derby, and we had been blown out all three days. It was not only windy, but as cold as I’ve ever seen it during a fishing derby weekend. We even had a heater on in the Ship’s Store, and kept the door closed to keep warm. But on Saturday, late afternoon, 2 people went out on boards of some kind that they were standing on and paddling. They got way out in the Bay, and the woman fell off hers. The wind picked up the board and carried it away (a long way). So, there she was in the freezing cold water, and hanging on to the guy’s board. The tide was going out and was very strong, and they couldn’t get back to shore. Thanks to the observing eyes of Jipi, a local resident of Cholla Bay, he noticed that the person’s board had blown away. At that time, since no boats had ventured out (actually the port was closed), all the launchers were gone from the area. And thanks to Steve Spivey, our weigh master and a Cholla resident who was there with Jipi, he (Steve) quickly went

and got his small boat. Also, thanks to Chino, another local Cholla resident who launched the boat with his pick-up truck. Steve, Jipi and Jipi’s son Ramey went out and rescued the two. They then went and found the board, and also rescued it. Both the man and the woman were very cold, and the woman, who had been in the water, was starting to suffer from hypothermia. It scares me to think of what would have happened if these people (the rescuers) had not been there in the launch area at that time. I don’t think it would have been a very good ending for those two. I’m sure they couldn’t have made it back to shore without the boat. Thank you Steve, Jipi, Chino and Ramey. People, please remember – these big tides are very strong. They will carry you out. Please make sure someone is watching and able to help you, or get help for you, if you start to get carried away. (All of these rescuers received appreciation awards during the annual fish fry in Cholla Bay)

Thank you subscribers Bailey, Oceanside, California Coleman, Phoenix, AZ Cardenas, Michigan City, Indiana Peters, Columbus, Ohio Opsomer, Scottsdale, AZ Aragon, Holbrook, AZ Vanegas, Phoenix, AZ Golash, Peoria, AZ Daily, Santa Barbara, California Anderson, Salt Lake City, Utah

Swaim, San Jacinto, California Rupp, Slayton, Minnesota Stowe, Tucson, AZ Litz, Surprise, AZ Rainey, Port Orchard, Washington Carpenter, Tucson, AZ BAchhuber, Gilbert, AZ Christoffeson, Tempe, AZ Cochran, Chandler, AZ Ashton, Phoenix, AZ Stelzer, Scottsdale, AZ

Richerson, Tucson, AZ Grieve, Rawlings, Wyoming Hicks, Phoenix, AZ Ballard, Sierra Vista, AZ French, Peoria, AZ Shields, Rio Rancho, New Mexico Burton, LaVeen, AZ Osborne, Sun City, AZ Lee, Kingaman, AZ Griggs, Tucson, AZ French, Peoria, AZ Grieve, Tuscson, AZ


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Cholla Bay Fish Fry

By Gretchen Corpe Ellinger

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ariachis Nueva Melodia, the young Mariachi group from Tucson was again the hit of the Fish Fry. They are such delightful young people and such great performers. They really are amazing. We are very fortunate to be able to have them as a part of the Fish Fry, and they enjoy Cholla so much they will be back next year! (These and some other photos were taken by Tom Veneklasen Photography of Tucson )

A Great Fish Fry! On May 29th an estimated 600+ people enjoyed a great Fish Fry at the clubhouse in Cholla, the most people we have had at the Fish Fry in many years. The cooks really did a fine job, good fish, chipotle sauce (made by Enedina) beans, fried onions and slaw, all were delicious. I think it was the best ever! And there was plenty of fish for everyone to enjoy. Looking at the long line, many of us began to wonder if we would run out of fish, but the committee planned well and everyone got a fish dinner and I think some even had seconds. Of course, beer, margaritas, rum and coke and soft drinks were also available. Usually Vasquez Liquors of Sonoita donates tequila sunrise and rum and coke drinks but they were unable to this year due to poor business. They did however bring some drinks, mixes and sodas for a special price. Few folks stop there now going and coming to Cholla and Rocky Point, so that

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really hurts their business. They are one of our derby sponsors, so it would be good to try to patronize them. They have a very nice store and would really appreciate it. Each Chatter has 5 pages of ads from derby sponsors. Please look at these ads and try to support the businesses that support us. A lot of work goes into this Fish Fry, and our most sincere thanks to many people, especially our faithful Fish Fry chairmen, Jeni O’Callaghan and Enedina and Sal Otañes for doing such a great job every year. Many thanks to the following people who helped in one way or another: Karen Peitzmeyer, Joy Mims, Jeff Sult, Eamonn O’Callaghan, Elsa O’Callaghan, Matty Ferguson, Kim Malokowski, Ryan Hoffman, Kylie Cash, Betty Cox, Jim and Sheila Ryan, Hopper Otañez, Sal Montaño David Borboa, Marco Antonio, Elsa Meza, Tony and Judy Romero, Rudy Romero, Mike and Rhea Dugan, John Stevenson, Shirley and John Marotta, Don and Judy Tuffing, Rick and Helen Dalstrom, Mary Reynolds, Rick Ribail and Jeanette, Don Schmidli. A special thanks to Dawn Marie and Ramon Perez, they help us a great deal with purchasing supplies and the fish. We tried to remember everyone that helped with various jobs to make this derby successful, and if we missed your name, we are truly sorry. We do so appreciate all the help that we get and want you to want help again next year. Have a wonderful summer and we hope to see you all in “The Bay” in the fall!

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A Rocky Point Resource Every Visitor Should Know About

or nearly 2 years the Rocky Point Tourism and Visitor Assistance Office (TVA) has been one source for tourists who need to know where to go for what and how to get there, for people wanting information about member businesses, for folks with donations to drop off for distribution, and for visitors who require reliable assistance in sticky situations. The TVA maintains an office on Boulevard Benito Juarez which is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and which also provides 24-hour bilingual assistance to tourists and locals in emergency situations. Staffed entirely by volunteers, and funded with membership dues and donations, the TVA provides all services to tourists free of charge. So far this spring 2011, TVA volunteers have assisted with a hundred small items on behalf of visitors, mostly along the lines of phone calls to the USA, collecting and distributing donations, and welcoming newcomers. More complicated

assistance has also been provided; examples include helping visitors to obtain medical treatment for a 1 a.m. flare-up of a kidney infection; assistance with the touchy business of getting the body of a visitor back to the USA after his untimely death in Puerto Peñasco; and with helping a couple when he was arrested at 2:30 a.m. TVA assisted the wife with translation, and the husband with obtaining legal counsel. We are fortunate to have them - Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point is thought to be the only city in Mexico with a service like the Tourism and Visitor Assistance office (TVA) that provides free bilingual assistance in both Spanish and English 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Program their number 638-388-6624 into your phone, and use this unique and valuable resource! Visit the office on the 2nd floor of the Tequila Factory building daily between 9 and 5 to drop off donations, call the USA, buy unique Puerto Peñasco gifts to take home, or just say “hi!”

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A Few Rocky Point Times

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Groan and Bear it

during Memorial Day Weekend

I am your biggest fan here in Tucson, AZ. Judy Roads Pickrell Beach at Las Conchas is the busiest we have seen it in years. Wonderful for everyone. Dave Brickner It’s beautiful...enjoying the beach... had a great dinner out last night with friends and breakfast was packed...the pools are full... children’s laughter in the air the banana boats are zooming around...life in Rocky Point is good. Jeff Tunison

Wish we were there. Russ Ellis That’s great! Cant wait to be in RP for Circus Mexicus on June 11th. Ron Bridgemon Great News. Linda Reynolds So Wish I was there. Sandy Overman I am so happy the word is getting out and people are enjoying the closest beach. Judy Roads Pickerell

Men Are Just Happier People

1. Two vultures board an airplane,

each was carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at them and says, “I’m sorry, gentlemen, only one carrion allowed per passenger.” 2. Two boll weevils grew up in South Carolina. One went to Hollywood and became a famous actor. The other stayed behind in the cotton fields and never amounted to much. The second one, naturally, became known as the lesser of two weevils.

What do you expect from such simple creatures? • Your last name stays put. • The garage is all yours. • Wedding plans take care of • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

themselves. Chocolate is just another snack. You can be President. You can never be pregnant. You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park. You can wear NO shirt to a water park. Car mechanics tell you the truth. The world is your urinal. You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky. You don’t have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. Same work, more pay. Wrinkles add character. Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental-$100. People never stare at your chest when you’re talking to them. New shoes don’t cut, blister, or mangle your feet. One mood all the time. Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. You know stuff about tanks. A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase.

• You can open all your own jars. • You get extra credit for the • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

slightest act of thoughtfulness. If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend. Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack. Three pairs of shoes are more than enough.. You almost never have strap problems in public. You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes.. Everything on your face stays its original color. The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. You only have to shave your face and neck. You can play with toys all your life. One wallet and one pair of shoes -- one color for all seasons. You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look. You can ‘do’ your nails with a pocket knife. You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache. You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives On December 24 in 25 minutes. No wonder men are happier.

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were chilly, but when they lit a fire in the craft, it sank, proving once again that you can’t have your kayak and heat it, too. A three-legged dog walks into a saloon in the Old West. He slides up to the bar and announces: “I’m looking for the man who shot my paw.” Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal? He wanted to transcend dental medication. A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. “But why?” they asked, as they moved off. “Because,” he said, “I can’t stand chess nuts boasting in an open foyer.” A woman has twins and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named “Ahmal.”

The other goes to a family in Spain; they name him “Juan.” Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Ahmal. Her husband responds, “They’re twins! If you’ve seen Juan, you’ve seen Ahmal.”

8. These friars were behind on

their belfry payments, so they opened up a small florist shop to raise funds. Since everyone liked to buy flowers from the men of God, a rival florist across town thought the competition was unfair. He asked the good fathers to close down, but they would not. He went back and begged the friars to close. They ignored him. So, the rival florist hired Hugh MacTaggart, the roughest and most vicious thug in town to “persuade” them to close. Hugh beat up the friars and trashed their store, saying he’d be back if they didn’t close up shop. Terrified, they did so, thereby proving that Hugh, and only Hugh, can prevent florist friars. 9. Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him ....what? (Oh, man, this is so bad, it’s good). A super callused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis. 10. And finally, there was a man who sent ten different puns to friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh. Unfortunately, no pun in ten did.

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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 recommended • 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. 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. Aug 2009: Peso is approx. 13.3:1 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) 387-7616 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.

CAMPING 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. RV PARKS 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 El Mirador - Playa de Oro Sandy Beach - Playa Bonita 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.

CHURCHES 7th Day Adventist Church Pastor Antonio Espinoza Altamirano #190 Worship Saturday 9:30am Assembly of God 383-3364 Ave. Luis Encinas & 27th Street Apostolic Church Constitucion Ave. & 15th Street 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 and 11:30-1:30 Thursday: 7:30 - 9:00pm Church office hours Monday - Friday 9:30am to 2:00pm

Stadium road, on the left side just before Blvd. Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez

Lab on site, CT Scan, X-rays, Ultrasound 383-4422

Mormon Church 18th St & Cuauhtémoc Ave

CLOSEST U.S. CLINIC

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 Judas Tadeo near old Cholla Bay Road Sunday Services: 5:00 pm

OTHER IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS dialed from Mexico

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

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 ELECTRICAL...071 FIRE DEPARTMENT...068 MARINE RESCUE...462,627 or 767 VHF Channel 26 is monitored by CBSC POLICE...066 or 060

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 Blvd. Benito Juarez English speaking doctors Clínica Santa Isabel (Maternity) 383-3645 Puerto Peñasco

Family of God Christian Fellowship Non-Denominational Worship Services 044-638-107-7150 Plaza Melanie #211 on Blvd. Fremont English Services, Everyone Welcome Spanish Translation Offered Sunday Services: 9:00am and 10:30am

González Ameri-Clinic 388-7676 Cellular: 044-638-110-7898 Dr. Jesús González Gaytán Blvd. Fremont, Plaza Melanie, Ste. 106 24 Hr. Emergency Service Available Full Service Outpatient Medical Clinic English speaking doctor and staff Yearly insurance packages available Mon-Fri 8am-6pm & Sat-Sun 10am-2pm

Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall 382-0049 or 383-3885

CRUZ ROJA (RED CROSS) EMERGENCY DIAL 065 Cruz Roja Mexicana 383-2266 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.

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: 9am and 11:15am Wednesday Services: 7:00pm

Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus (Sacred Heart Church) Paseo V. Estrella in Old Port.

Desert Senita Health Center 401 Malcate, Ajo, AZ 85321 Off main blvd. at curve, N of the bank (520) 387-5651

Clínica Santa María 383-2440 Puerto Peñasco

One-Stop Medical Clinic Blvd. Fremont in Plaza Fremont English Speaking doctors and staff

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

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GENERALINFORMATION 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 BOAT PERMITS Available in Rocky Point and San Diego, CA. Rocky Point: 1 mo.-1 yr., prices range from $313 to $2,011 pesos and depend upon the size of your craft. You’ll need certificate of title. San Diego: Boat licenses can be obtained from the Oficina de Pesca at (619) 233-4324. They will mail or fax you an application. Fill out the form and provide your certificate of documentation for vessel or registration, SASE and cashiers check or money order. Mail to: Oficina de Pesca, 2550 5th Ave., Suite 15, San Diego, CA 92103. They will process it immediately and return mail your boat license which is good for one year. Boat Permit Rates (approx.) in USD Small Boat (less than 20’) - $32.50 Medium Boat (23’ to 30’) - $65.10 Large Boat (30’ and larger) - $97.69 CHARTERS Many charter boats and pangas are available for hire. They are located all over town and at the docks and on your way into Old Port (right hand side). Reputable charters are always the best. Make sure there is enough safety gear on the boat for all persons and that they have a marine radio in the event of an emergency. 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 M-F, 8AM to 3PM, in Rocky Point or at the Mexican Consulate in Phoenix. Fishing Permit Rates (approx.) Pesos Daily - $106.00; Weekly - $220.00 Monthly - $315.00; Yearly - $410.00

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

FM3 & IMMIGRATION • To legally work in Mexico you are required to have a work FM3. • If you are in Mexico for more than 72 hours, you need to have an FMT. This is the law and it is good for 6 months. • If you are living full-time in Mexico you are required to have an FM3. • Your FM3 does not allow you to bring more than $75 in new merchandise without importing. Applying for your FM3 you will need the following: 1. A letter (in Spanish) written to I.N.M. (Instituto Nacional de Migracion) requesting a change in your migratory status. You must specify your reason, address and it must be signed by you. 2. Complete copy of each page of your U.S. Passport, which must be current. 3. Your last three proofs of income, which must be “apostiled” and translated into Spanish (ie: bank statements, pension, social security, etc.). 4. A copy of a document proving your local address (this can be your bank trust, rental agreement, electric, water or phone bill). 5. A form called “SOLICITUD FDNI/02”, available at the Immigration office, filled out properly. 6. Three (3) forms “S.H.C.P.-5” (available at any office supply store in Rocky Point). This form is prepared to make your payment to the bank. 7. Four (4) photos of your facial front view and three (3) of your right profile. Passport size, black and white. IMMIGRATION OFFICE Open Mon.-Fri. 8:00 am-3:00 pm Located on the west side of Benito Juarez, just north of Ave. Constitucion. There are many companies and individuals that can assist you with your Immigration paperwork, please look in our Classified Section.

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 vehicles 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

GREEN ANGELS CON’T 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 Proaset Realty. 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 Mexico Services Unlimited Burrito Express Both companies offer U.S. mail dropoff and pick-up service from Peñasco to Lukeville. U.S. POST OFFICE Postmaster: Transitional 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)

TELEPHONES CON’T

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.

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 operator Call 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

You should consult a Notary Public (Notario Publico) in Mexico before signing any contract or legal document.

TELEPHONE COMPANY Telefonos de Mexico (TelMex) Juan de la Barrera and Calle 18 Office open 8 am • 383-2288 Phone & Internet services available

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.

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

AT&T Operator dial 001-800-462-4240

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 DO NOT USE THE “CALL USA” BLUE PHONES THEY ARE VERY EXPENSIVE! 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

U.S. DMV (MOTOR VEHICLES) The closest U.S. Department of Motor Vehicles to Puerto Peñasco is 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

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. AIR & WATER TEMPERATURE

January: Air - 53° February: Air - 55° Air - 58° March: April: Air - 64° May: Air - 70° June: Air - 77° July: Air - 84° August: Air - 86° September: Air - 82° October: Air - 74° November: Air - 62° December: Air - 55°

Water - 57° Water - 60° Water - 62° Water - 65° Water - 72° Water - 77° Water - 84° Water - 85° Water - 83° Water - 75° Water - 67° Water - 61°

NOTARY PUBLICS (NOTARIOS) 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

LEGAL CEREMONY IN MEXICO To get married in a legal ceremony in Puer to Peñasco you need: Bir th 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.

VIRTUAL CONSULATE Starting 01 June 2011 and the first Wednesday of every month, we will have the virtual consulate open for the use of the American Community that reside in Peñasco or are visiting our City. Our office is located at City Hall on the first floor facing Fremont Blvd. The hours for the virtual consulate will be from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon.


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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 Arizona 501(c)3 non-profit corp. Dedicated to helping stray animals by providing no-cost spay/neuter clinics, adoption, dog and cat food, medicine and medical care. The center is run solely on donations. NEEDS: Cat, dog, kitten and puppy food, old towels, bedding, animal toys, bleach, cleaning supplies, medicine and monetary donations. Please drop off food/supplies directly at the center.

AMPI Asociacion Mexicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios Real Estate Professionals Association AMPI represents profesionalism in real estate and enforces ethical standards. It is a national association, one of 53 chapters in Mexico, and endorsed by Mexico’s Federal Government. They provide the MLS website, are operated by members and committed to education through bilingual programs. Associated with NAR and AAR in the U.S. Sonora State Law requires all Real Estate Agents to be licensed. IS YOUR AGENT LICENSED? SOCIAL MIXERS - All Welcome 2nd Wed. of every month BOARD MEMBERS MEETING 1st Thursday of every month GENERAL MEMBERS MEETING 2nd Thursday of every month 2011 OFFICERS: President: Richard Savino President Elect: Milton Felix Reyes Legal VP: Eleazar Jimenez Ethics VP: Kim Barber Education: Gretchen Ellinger MLS VP: John Walz PR VP: Kent White Events: Liane Armstrong Language & Culture: Isabel Saborith Membership: Veronica Ponce Secretary: Randi Alcott

ADOPT-A-CLASSROOM Founder: Barbara Olszewski: 383-4963 (602) 324-9529 PO Box 695, Lukeville, AZ 85341 mail@rockypointboattrips.com www.rockypointclassroom.com Provides basic s c h o o l supplies, computers, copiers, chalkboards, etc. to local classrooms. Donations can be dropped off at the Rocky Point Boat Trips Office or sent to Barb at the address above.

AGRUPACION GEORGE PAPANICOLAO 383-4399: Madrid & 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 PAPSMEARS Friday 9am-2pm by appointment

ALANON

Melanie: 044-638-106-2070 muneca_pp@yahoo.com English Speaking Meeting every Tuesday 7pm at Placita Melanie, Suite 211 on Blvd. Fremont

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (044-638) 384-7398 English Speaking Meetings Monday & Wednesday 10AM-11AM & 6PM-7PM 48 Campeche & Manuel Arista (Next to Galindo’s Café) Saturdays 9:30 AM above the new Candy Cake in the Old Port Newcomers/Book Study Meeting AMERICAN LEGION POST MX 15 Meets 6pm, 1st Tuesday of every month at the 383 Francisco Leon de la Barra (Oct.-June) 2011 OFFICERS: Commander: Bob Nelson (044) 638-110-9741 Second Vice Commander: Open Adjutant: David Anderson (044-638) 110-1383 Treasurer: Robert Lee Rowe (044-638) 380-9052 Service Officer: Dennis Bleeker 383-5770 Chaplin Harry “Hap” Pope: (602) 539-7616 Executive Committee Members: John Thompson Gordon Bueler Mike Harris Alternative Executive Committee Member: Paul Waterman: (520) 387-7532 Chaplin Harry “Hap” Pope: (602) 539-7616 New members and associates are always welcome! Show your American Legion ID at the Black Dog and receive discounted prices. AMOR MINISTRIES 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. 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. BOOK & MOVIE EXCHANGE Rocky Point Times Office: 383-6325 Ave. Pino Suarez (off Calle 13) Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm • www.rptimes.com Free Book, VHS and DVD exchange for all Rocky Point residents and visitors. Want a book to read? Have an extra one? We have a free book and movie exchange in our office. You do not need to bring a book or movie to take one, two or as many as you like. All we ask is that you return them once you are finished with them. Hardbacks, paperbacks, self-help, magazines, children’s, etc. We have everything! Also VHS and DVDs. Donate your extras. BUNCO BABES Sandy Spain 388- 0857 or (044-638)109-4109 Local ladies play Bunco at Giuseppis Espresso Cafe on Blvd Fremont, the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30PM. Contact Sandy at the numbers listed above if you are interested in joining the group.

C.E.D.O.

CET-MAR AQUARIUM

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 FREE PUBLIC TOURS Every Tuesday 2pm; Saturday 4pm 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. CEDO NATURARTE ADVENTURES FOR EVERYONE 1. Discover the tidepools: Explore the tidepools with CEDO experts. 2. Exploring the Morúa Estuary: Oyster farms, Fiddler Crabs, and the “Shrimp dance” are part of this walking tour of a pristine upper gulf wetland. 3. Kayaking Morúa Estuary; Explore beautiful Estero Morúa with expert guides, local ecology talk, kayak rental, seafood menu and many kind of birds, crabs and halophytes. 4. Pinacate Adventure: Explore the geologic wonders of the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve on a tour with CEDO experts. 5. Oyster Experience: Become an oyster farmer and chef in a matter of hours at Punta Roja. Take an inside look at a sustainable maritime economy. 6. San Jorge Island Tour and Snorkeling: Join CEDO experts to explore the waters around this island, Bird Island hosts a rich diversity of life including sea birds, reef fish, invertebrates and, of course, you can snorkel with gregarious California sea lions. 7. Bird Watching Tour: Join the CEDO guides as we ramble along the shores of the estuary, observing this unique sanctuary for some of the areas most stunning bird life. 8. Hiking the sand dune: A tour at the Gran Desierto de Altar. This sea of natural dunes is the world largest. An experience you won’t forget.

Center for Technological Sea Studies Phone: 382-0010 Mon-Sun 10am-5pm Cost: $4 adults, $2 children, $2 Food to feed GREAT FUN FOR KIDS AND ADULTS! Cet-Mar invites you to their aquarium which displays native species of the intertidal zone and the northern gulf coast. To get to Cet-Mar take Blvd. Fremont and exit toward Las Conchas. The Cet-Mar Aquarium is located just past the school on the right.

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.

CANACO-SERV Y TUR Puerto Peñasco Chamber of Commerce Servicios y Turismos de Pto. Peñasco Phone: 383-2848 Fax: 383-4468 Located on Blvd. Fremont and Coahuila Monday - Friday 8am-3pm President: Marcos Carrillo Saustegui Manager: Maria Elena Garcia

(Please note that our Chamber of Commerce is not like those that you find in U.S. cities and do not provide the same services and information.)

CASA HOGAR (ELDERLY HOME) Directora: Rubén Rodríguez Rico Phone: 383-2599 Cell: (044-638) 112-0846 Ave. Miguel Hidalgo (Calle 13) and Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez would like to make a donation you can make a check to: Madre Silvia Gomez 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.

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 PO Box 1320, Lukeville, AZ 85341 The Cholla Bay Sportsmens Club is responsible for maintaining, monitoring, and staffing the VHF Marine Channel 26 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. 2011 OFFICERS President: Mike Dugan Vice-President: Pat Goodin Secretary: Billie Crumbley Treasurer: Enedina Otañez Membership: Laura McIntyre 2011 BOARD MEMBERS Jerry Ketelhut Jr., Roy and Shirley Haenfler, Kathy Barnard, Tammy Hicks, Rhea Dugan, Bob Adams, Don Schmidli, Ken Goodin, Gayle Savelsberg, Diane Aliano, Sal Otañez

CHARITIES FOUNDATION Sally Dalton: 382-5283 (Xochitl’s Cafe) Donations 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.

CONNECTION CLUB, THE Sandy Spain: 388-0857 Brenda Barden: 044-386-9197 Meets every Thursday at 4:00 pm at La Cocina de Ramon Restaurant at the Sonoran Sea 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 parttime resident? Mexican, American, other nationality, young, mature? It doesn’t matter. Everyone is welcome.

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CLUBSANDORGANIZATIONS COORDINACIÓN DE SALUD MUNICIPAL Dedicated to Prevention and Disease Control Animal Control/Dog Pound/ Vaccinations Monday thru Friday 8AM to 3PM (011-52-638) 388-5152 Dra. Socorro – Coordinator Mario López – Canine Technician Jesús Bejarano – Subdirector Marina Soto Siqueiros – Social Worker We welcome donations of food, clothing, school supplies, pet food, medications and vaccines.

D.I.F. Desarrollo Integral de la Familia Sinaloa and Ruiz Cortines Directora: Mayor’s wife dif@puertopenasco.gob.mx difpuertopenasco@hotmail.com www.difpenasco.gob.mx www.puertopenasco.gob.mx 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., a children’s home 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 on Calle Marcelo Pino and Callejon Benito Juarez, just behind the Basic Unit Rehabilitation Center of D.I.F.

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

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 González: (044-638) 110-4934 Glenda López: (044-638) 383-2414 Mariana Pérez: (044-638) 102-0564 The group’s mission is to provide spiritual and monetary support to individuals in Rocky Point that are affected by cancer. E-mail: sanperegrinopenasco@gmail.com

GUARDIAN ANGELS Ramon Ramos 388-5362/044-638-112-0350 ramonramos99@prodigy.net.mx Started by Linda and Guy Scholey, the Guardian Angels puts on a Christmas party for Escuela La Montaña, the school for handicapped children. Every year donators select a special child to buy a gift for. With donations received, they were also able to provide hot meals for the children throughout the year. Since Guy and Linda have moved south, their head chef, Ramon Ramos, owner of La Cocina de Ramon has decided to continue the tradition.

EL GOLFO RUN

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Tom & Sandra O’Hare Rocky Point Times Newspaper 383-6325 or from U.S. (480) 463-6255 rockypointtimes@yahoo.com

Hábitat para la Humanidad, Mexico A.C. Pedro Martínez English Spoken: 383-4323 Habitat for Humanity builds homes for families in need all over the world.

HELPING HANDS 3-Day Trips every May and October The El Golfo Run is a fun bi-annual 4x4 trip 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 Hwy. 8, 15 mi. N of RP Secretary: Jose Manuel Barrera Sanchez Treasurer: Florencia Lucila G. Miron PO Box 1024, Lukeville, AZ 85341 www.esperanzaparalosninos.com The home provides temporary housing for children whose families cannot care for them, due to a variety of factors. The home provides shelter, meals, schooling, clothes, etc. during their stay. Esperanza is always in of fresh meat, fruits, beans, rice, cooking oil, flour, vegetables, etc. (not canned items), cleaning supplies, gas for the bus and help with their electrical bill. This is a children’s home, NOT an orphanage though often referred to as such. The children have families and ARE NOT up for adoption.

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.

LARRY D. LARGE FOUNDATION Director: Don Yewchin Blvd. Fremont in Plaza Aliana, Suite 12

388-5426 or 044-638-112-0359 larrydlargefoundation@hotmail.com www.larrydlargefoundation.org The Larry D. Large Foundation always accepts donations such as: new or clean gently used clothing, sporting goods, blankets and shoes. We thank you in advance for your generosity.

LAS CONCHAS HOMEOWNERS Phone: 382-0050 Guard Gate: 382-0095 President: Ginger Beauchamp Executive Vice President: Marcia Florian Vice President: Randi Alcott Treasurer: Georgia Mastin Secretary: Mary Inserra

LIONS CLUB Phone: 383-2488 Ave. Niños Heroes and Juan Aldama President: J. Saul Peralta Gomez Women’s Committee President Luz del Carmen de Peralta 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.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 cemetery The center helps men in need by providing clothing, housing, job training and food. They run solely on donations.

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.

OLD BOYS SOCIAL CLUB President: Lew Felton A fun group that puts on a variety of events every year, such as the BASH. The group holds monthly meetings and donates to local charities and organizations.

PPAREA Puerto Peñasco Association of Real Estate Agents www.rockypointmultilist.com

PEÑASCO CHILDRENS FOUNDATION Founder: Steve Schwab Coordinator: Richard C. LaNasa Established 2003 520-232-2241 PO Box 70121, Tucson, AZ 85737 www.penascochildrensfoundation.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 NewYear’s Eve Bash.

PINACATE BIOSPHERE RESERVE

RED HAT LADIES LUNCHEON

SOUTH OF THE BORDER SINGLES

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.

Brenda Barden: 044-638-386-9197 The Puerto Peñasco Chapter gets together on the last Monday of the month at 1pm (Sept-June) to have lunch and show off their “red hats and purple dresses”. All ladies welcome. Call for reservations or info.

Also known as S.O.B.S. President: Bob Adams: 382-5034 BUSINESS MEETING: 5:30pm, 1st Wednesday of every month at the Black Dog on Blvd. Fremont HAPPY HOUR SOCIAL GATHERING Every Wednesday (except 1st one) at Puesta del Sol at Playa Bonita Resort. Single in Peñasco? Come and join the “SOBS”, a great group of singles who get together every week and also coordinate fun events such as trips, events throughout the year.

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

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

PISTA LOS PATOS SAND DRAGS Phone: 383-3105 Super fast racers from all over the U.S. and Mexico race each other down the sandy track, which is located just north of town. Everyone welcome. Events are held throughout the year, call above for schedule and times.

PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS WOMEN Professional Business Women’s Club Meet every Tues. 8pm • 383-2052 Constitucion and Serdán esq. # 1 www.bpwpuertopenasco.com Monday - Friday 9am-1pm 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.

RED CROSS (CRUZ ROJA) EMERGENCY DIAL 060 Business Phone: 383-2266 www.cruzrojapenasco.org.mx Located on Blvd. Fremont, across from the Fire Department (Bomberos) 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 bank account: Banamex Acct# 7661161 SUC. 472 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.

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 Group is not meeting at this time. No time slated for starting meetings at this time.

S.O.M.E. So Others May Eat Larry D. Large Foundation: 388-5426 Look for the Annual Turkey Trot every November to help support the families of Puerto Peñasco. Volunteers to pack and deliver food boxes are always needed!

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Ginger Phillips • 972-742-3740 Mon-Sat 9am-4pm St. Vincent de Paul helps needy citizens by furnishing clothing, food baskets, medical assistance. They are run solely on donations. Turn W on Samuel Ocaña, go to the 1st 4-way stop, turn left and go 1 block, turn right and go 2 blocks, turn left. SVdP is the light green building at the end of the street on the right side.

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.

2 FISH MINISTERIOS Founder: Pastor Stan Tedrow Peñasco Christian Fellowship Melchor Ocampo & Tecla Bustamante Donations accepted and welcomed at the Fellowship Mon - Fri 8am-2pm or can be dropped off to Maria at the Black Dog on Blvd Fremont All gifts are tax-deductible 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; Arizona Taco Place on Ave. Constitucion; Aquiles Serdan across from Hotel Paraiso del Desierto on Constitucion.

TOURISM BUREAU (OCV) Puerto Peñasco Convention & Visitor’s Bureau President: Hector Vazquez Lic. Ana Laura Saens: 383-7025 Rafael Gonzales V.: 388-0444 U.S. Toll Free: 877-843-3717 Mexico Toll Free: 01-800-552-2820 Monday - Friday: 9AM-2PM & 4-7PM Saturday: 9AM-3PM Blvd. Benito Juarez, Plaza del Sol No. 13 behind Circle K, next to Expo Tile www.cometorockypoint.com

UNCOMMON WOMEN ON COMMON GROUND GROUP Rosie Glover: 044-638-112-0134 Group meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30PM for something fun!

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 Youth Sports Foundation of Puerto Peñasco Fernando Lopez: imdpenasco@hotmail.com Office (011-52-638) 388-1180 Rick Busa: RBusa@ysf.com.mx


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Letters to the Editor Hi Sandy. Thanks for having us with you and Tom on the El Golfo trip. We had a ball, but I was awfully foggy during today’s meetings at work. Good times! Justin Jenia

there a couple of weeks ago and are already planning the return trip! Thanks again, Mary & Rob Gilbert, AZ

Justin, you and your friends made the trip what it was...CRAZY FUN!! Mark your October calendar, for the next “Run”.

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“A privilege to have had Mr. O’Hare over at the store for an interview, a real delight and highlight of the April issue of the Rocky Point Times!” Eddie Wharez It was my pleasure, Eddie I am having computer problems and I think I received the cover shot for the next publication from you. If so, would you please resend? It was extraordinary! Jonni Francis Coldwell Banker That was our June issue with the cover shot going viral! The photo was taken by Karen Aldridge, creator of the Rocky Point Calendar. Who took this shot for the June cover, and can I get it for my web site? This is priceless and the message is everything we want to promote now; a safe and secure family environment. Jonni- Coldwell Banker The June cover photo was taken by Karen Aldridge, creator of RP Calendar. Everyone loves it! Sandy, Are you the one that replied to me on Facebook? The new improved Website looks good and works great on my iPhone. I am trying to determine where I am going to be living, Tucson or Cholla Bay, so a subscription has to wait till I know. Please send a June issue to: Roger Harmon Tom and Sandy, Thanks for all the work you do to keep us informed. We love the newspaper and we love Rocky Point! We are constantly telling our friends and acquaintances how safe it is there, how wonderful the people are, and how great the food is! We were

Hi Sandy Here is an order for Rocky Point Times annual subscription. Molly Rainey Port Orchard, Washington Please start subscription with June issue. Thank you V. Vanegas Phoenix, AZ Thanks for participating in the Old Boys Raffle! I guess I’m the lucky one to win a subscription to my favorite paper “The Rocky Point Times” thanks again! Pete Golash Glad you won Pete. We always support the clubs in town who do so much good for the people. The Reality of Rocky Point This is in response to the article in last Sunday, May 1st, Arizona Republic Newspaper. First of all, I go to Rocky Point quite often without fear. However, when these homeowners associations say, “lets get the record straight,” there are many factors as to why Arizonians or any other person do not want to come there. One reason is the negative media. True that. However, another incident occurred during the month of April on Calle 13. It was a shooting and people of all types were scrambling for safety while this was happening. And, yes, there is much more violence in Phoenix. However, I think one would rather be shot or killed in their own homeland and not a foreign country. Secondly, if the homeowners are crying the blues because their condos are not being rented. Well, I can speak for myself, but the cost to rent a condo on Sandy Beach is outrageous! My husband and I went during the month of April and Sonoran Spa wanted $189.00 a nite. Ridiculous, we left and ended up staying at La Princesa for $140.00 a nite.

Then, when you go out to buy a souvenir of some sort, the vendors want a lot of money for something that is simply not worth it. You can probably get it cheaper here in Phoenix. I’ve just stopped buying anything, period. They must think that all Americans are rich, which is not the case. Of course you do have to spend some money for pleasure but some people just want to go and relax for a few days without having to break the bank. But, of course, to the more wealthy, it’s not a problem at all. Last, the customer service in some of these places is just plain rude. So, in my opinion, it’s has to do with many things, not just the crime. Gia Chandler, AZ Gia, we appreciate your letter, and are glad that you choose to visit Rocky Point quite often even though all is not perfect. Next visit, give our office a call, as we are sure we could make some phone calls and lower your nightly rates. Have you heard anything about the grocery story closing in Lukeville, someone came into the office today and told me that the lady in the store told them they were closing and the store is almost empty.... The grocery store is closed. Maybe WalMart will move in there? We don’t know what to do about the PO Boxes which are inside, as of now they are the same. Hello, Alonso, who heads up the airport, gave us the Web page for the international airport. It has all the information you need. Write it down, wherever you keep your important numbers www.aeropuertomardecortes. com Princesa friends and neighbors, There was an article in the Inside Tucson Business on April 29th indicating that the Ready Lane is now open at the Lukeville Border crossing. The article goes on to say that the lane will be available for travelers with Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) Radio Frequency Identification (REID) technology-energy enabled travel cards. Naturally there

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was no mention as to how one would go about getting such approved cards. To use this lane all passengers over 16 must have an approved travel card. The U.S. Passport card, SENTRI Card, the new legal Permanent Resident “Green Card” if applicable, or the new border crossing card. All are RFID-enabled WHTI-compliant documents. I wonder if there will be a separate line from way back the road? Ha! Ha! Anyway if anyone can shed any light on how to get the REID technologyenergy cards please let all of us know. Thank you! Randy Hotchkiss Easiest way is to Google ‘passport cards application’, and choose your site from the many presented. Hi there Miss Sandy, Hope all is well for you and hubby Tom. I am always getting involved in helping others feed the hungry. I have joined with Two Fish Ministry to feed the homeless. I have placed a jar for donations in my restaurant, and I already collected about 18 dollars, and I want to take that money to the two fish place, but I will love to have your help and put it on the Rocky Point Times and lets tell our readers for the support this time. It’s only 18 dollars but once we make the news that number will multiply. Thanks, Chef Mickey Good idea Chef Mickey! Every restaurant should follow your lead! Like you said...EVERY BIT COUNTS. Hi Sandra, “The RP Times was just dropped off at Xochitl’s. 4 people got right up and went and grabbed one. You are very popular! Cholla Bay was jam packed this weekend, like the old days : )” Susi’s Sassy Aprons Hola, Te acabo de enviar la documen-tación del POE/ Lukeville, Az. Como te comenté, hay información importante respecto a las prohibiciones de cítricos, mango y sobre todo el huevo. Este último, NO se permite fresco, ni cocido, tampoco empaque, cartón, cartera o caja que haya contenido huevo.

www.rptimes.com rockypointtimes@yahoo.com Hi Sandra, “This is so great to be able to read the Rocky Point Times from home. Great job - Thank YOU.” “Everyone that loves Mexico should check out the Rocky Point Times online now....” Janet McSpadden

Es importante hacer saber que la persona que ingrese a los EUA debe de declarar lo que lleva. Omitir por error o cualquier circunstancia información de lo que se lleva, puede ocasionar revisiones secundarias o hasta retención de documentos. Cualquier información adicional que necesites, no dudes en llamarme o avisarme por correo. Lic. Oscar Palacio Playa Bonita Hotel Thanks Oscar, The ROCKY POINT TIMES has had many complaints from readers about trying to cross back into the USA with fruits, vegetables, eggs, meat, etc from Mexico. The rules at the border change frequently... the best bet is to check the web at https//help.cbp.gov for the latest update. The BASIC information is in the RPTimes info pages. “We had a great Memorial Day weekend--it was busier than we’ve seen in a long while-except Easter. Laguna Shores was full-up, and so was in-town from what we saw after visiting the Point and having late lunch on the water. Thanks for being on Facebook--love it. Yes our Facebook links have pics both of Rocky Point--sunset at Laguna Shores, and tide in walking the dog. IT was over too soon! Back to work, and glad we have a job to go to, “Ooh, one more thing, Lukeville border on the way back home to Phoenix--all 5 lanes were open.” Debbie Christofferson As they should when we have such a busy, crazy, packed weekend. good for the border guys and gals. We picked up the RPT at Pinkys Dive Bar, great pictures and really enjoyed the articles. it was a great RPTimes. Our hats go off to you and Tom. Ranchito looked great and loved your project and decor. Have Fun Judy Singleton Thanks,...and thanks, Judy

Well, thank you very much for appreciating our work. We take great pleasure in being able to do this for you. Hello Sandra, I hope you are doing well. Just wanted to let you know I saw the Rocky Point Times newspaper from the internet. Aliziah looks so cute. If you have not sent the hard copies, can it be possible to get more than 7 issues. I received many request from people that know her. I appreciate it. Thank you. Mel Uribe

The Rocky Point Times Newspaper with Lonesome Lui. I can see all the work you’re putting into the paper to keep it going. (Congratulations) Love, Lonesome Lui HI Lui, so nice to hear from you. Isn’t it nice to find fans of your work! You know that we love you too, and thanks for the compliment on the RPTimes! Hello! Thanks for ‘friending’ me on Facebook, I LOVE PUERTO PENASCO and try to make out every 2-3 weeks!! Take Care! Sandra G Saenz Hi Rocky, “Thanks, thanks, thanks...Having the RPT online is fantastic! Love your paper...love Peñasco!” Lee Caire

I picked up a copy of the RPT in Ajo on our way to the beach yesterday. Thank you so much for reprinting my story AND for placing it so close to the front. We’re having a wonderful weekend--could the weather be better??? Mary Koppen Vaughan

Hi, I recently spend about a week in Rocky Point last Memorial Day weekend. I love Peñasco and usually visit twice a year with my family or on business. I am an Arizona Licensed CPA but currently practice accounting in Mexico (Nogales, Sonora) providing accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting services to American companies with some sort of investment in Mexico, including Rocky Point . Being raised in Nogales Mexico and having all my education in the US (from PreKUniversity) I consider myself not only bilingual but bicultural, understanding both ways of doing business in Mexico and in the US. My professional experience includes 1.5 years working with an accounting Firm in Scottsdale, 1 year with an Accounting Firm in Nogales, AZ and 10 years working in Mexico with my own Accounting Firm (I took over my fathers practice in 2001) I was impressed with how well your newspaper is organized, and the information it provides to its readers. I was wondering if you would consider me to write a column related to anything regarding doing Business in Mexico, from Incorporating, tax structurs, overall labor practices, common problems American entities face in doing business in Mexico, etc. Regards, Luis A. Torres, CPA

I got a nice note from Jonni happy to see one of my old columns. I guess she was old fan. She did not place Bill Rainey

Hello Luis, Hope you had a nice visit in Puerto Peñasco while you were here over the holiday weekend! The town was buzzing,

Oh, I am sure you did, because it is such a wonderful photograph of her. The BulkMail has already been sent, so you should be getting your ordered copies soon in the mail. Maybe have the cover copied, and framed for friends and relatives? Have enjoyed your paper for years...keep up the good work Alan White “omg thats my little sister! I dont get to see her very often because I’m in the army last time I saw her she could barely walk, its very surprising that she can already do stuff like try and go fishing” Alex This was the letter from the brother of little Aliziah, who was pictured on the June cover of the Rocky Point Times. We received this post on our Facebook page only one hour after the pic was posted. Alex is in the USArmy, stationed in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

and we love it that way. We will review your new column in this July issue! Nice to meet you! Sandy O’Hare Thanks. Never hurts to push the safety message, even though the RPT audience may be like preaching to the choir. Best, Cap’n Greg EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT ! One of your best!! SandyO Dear RPT, Just a short note to let you know they have moved me, so please change my address and I just wanted to thank you so much for the paper, it always is very uplifting to me and it keeps me in touch with whats going on. God bless you all, David Gillespie Subscription to Rocky Point Times to Stelzer Family. Address on yellow note. Gift from the Ashtons. Thank you, Lisa Ashton Phoenix, AZ Please send a 1 year subscription. By the way: As a 25 year visitor I’ve never been to a Tiburon baseball game. I ask my friends when they play and no one seems to have a schedule or know the times. I think a little area of your paper should list the times, date and opponents so the gringos can also attend. Thanks. Baxter Shields Rio Rancho, New Mexico OK, baseball schedule in the paper, now...AND on our Facebook page, which you can easily navigate to from our Web site www.rptimes. com Rocky Point TimesHere’s a little submission you may be interested in using. It kinda adds a little more information to Rosarie Salerno’s recent article regarding the life and times of the ancient Aztecs (June 2011 issue.) Contrary to contemporary thinking, there was at least one group of people the Aztecs were unsuccessful in subduing - The mountain dwelling Purepecha of the highland country of today’s Michoacan. Apparently, things haven’t changed much. The drug

JULY 2011 cartels are experiencing similar difficulties in attempting to intimidate the Purepecha into compliance. Ah yes, the desire for freedom remains intense Even when looking down the barrel of an AK-47. Mike Bibb Safford, AZ VIVA PUREPECHA With all the negative news coming out of Mexico regarding the savagery of the drug cartels and our government’s quasiefforts in striving to control our southern border, there has recently been a little noticed revolt quietly smoldering in the mountains and valleys of the central Mexican state of Michoacan, about 200 miles west of Mexico City. Surprisingly, the uprising is not so much over drugs but trees. Specifically, how the two are tied together. In Cheran, a small community of about 16,000 inhabitants at an altitude of 7800 feet, the indigenous Purepecha (pooray-pecha) people of this area have taken up guns, clubs, knives and machetes against gangs of cartel sponsored lumber thieves. Believed to be members of the La Familia drug organization, they moved into the pine-clad highlands and began cutting down hundreds of acres of forest and then processing and transporting the timber with portable saw mills and trucks. Logging represents about twenty percent of the local economy and is one of the primary sources of income for the Purepecha and has been for centuries. It is also an important resource for their wood constructed buildings, furniture, cork, cook stoves, heating, resin collection and ancient medicine concoctions. The irony of this rebellion is that the citizens of Cheran have several guns to defend themselves. In Mexico, there is no 2nd Amendment right to bear arms and private ownership of firearms is strictly prohibited. So how did they manage to acquire the weapons? They simply stormed the local police station and confiscated them, then began giving the gang members a taste of their own medicine. The cops, who are mostly on the pay roll of the drug captains, quickly vacated the vicinity, along with gunmen who had killed two of the residents. Following the shootout, the

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locals rapidly barricaded the town, set up checkpoints along the primary road and patrolled the surrounding area in search of suspicious individuals. “This fight is not for a month or a year. It’s for life,” replied one of the defenders. True, in more ways than one. A very courageous stand, indeed. This incident was reminiscent of our Lexington and Concord. Only no smartly uniformed Red Coats with muskets were involved. Just barbaric murderers toting AK47 automatic military assault rifles who have killed more than 35,000 Mexican nationals. But like most bullies, when resistance begins to take place they pull back or move on to softer targets. Opposition to unlawful authority isn’t new to the Purepecha. Even after several attempts, the mighty Aztecs were unable to conquer them nor could the advances of the Spanish Conquistadores in the 1500’s until a smallpox epidemic, introduced by the Spaniards, decimated a large portion of the Purepecha population. While the citizens of Cheran may have won the first round, it remains to be seen if they can continue the struggle against a well financed and heavily armed adversary. The Mexican Army has arrived to lend assistance, but I’m betting on the determination of the Purepecha. Obviously stubbornness is in their DNA. After hundreds of years of conflicts involving various intruders, volcano eruptions, economic upheavals and other threatening calamities, they’ve proven to be hardy survivors and pretty tough hombres. Eventually, maybe similar acts of defiance in other Mexican towns will take root to slow the onslaught of the drug gangs. Even more importantly, the Mexican government should take note and repeal its prohibition against private gun ownership. The citizens of Cheran have demonstrated an ability to repel the gangs when they have the right tools to fight with. Additional armed communities could replicate their success. Besides, the army can’t be everywhere. Mike Bibb Safford, AZ Thanks, Mike for the information... and thank you for reading the ROCKY POINT TIMES.


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CLASSIFIEDADS ANNOUNCEMENTS DELICIOUS “FAST” FOOD AT EL Pollo Papago. We have the best Rotisserie Chicken and a drive-thru for fast service! Get a whole juicy chicken, fresh homemade tortillas, salsa, marinated onions, cabbage, jalapeños and a baked potato. Eat in or call ahead for to-go orders. Call Martin at (044-638) 385-1301. Located on Blvd. Benito Juarez next to Burger King. (#1-38) PLEASE REMEMBER THAT EVERY PESO counts. When you tip to the grocery bagger, parking lot attendant, waiter or waitress, etc. those few pesos go to help feed their families and buy necessities for day to day life. If you can’t afford to tip what you used to, then tip what you can…because it all adds up and a peso or two is better than none. (#1-tp) PET SITTING SERVICE-DON’T WORRY about your animals for a day, week or month! Vacation with peace of mind. I will look after your cats or dogs. Lots of experience with animals! Phone Nancy at (011-52-638) 3831012. (#1-42) SAME DAY SERVICE & FREE EYE EXAMS! Optica Turati is located next to Botica Lux on Melchor Ocampo. Over 500 frames to choose from. Same day service. English and Spanish spoken (and a little Italian). Great service. Phone (011-52-638) 383-4645. (#1-ot) FREE BOOK EXCHANGE for everyone - visitors and residents - paperbacks, hard covers, magazines. “Take-em, Read-em, Bring-em Back”, is our policy at the Rocky Point Times Office, located off of Calle 13 (Miguel Hidalgo), turn south across from El Sombrero Restaurant. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. (#1-b) XOCHITL’S CAFÉ (SALLY’S PLACE) IN Cholla Bay. You’ve got to try our chiles rellenos and spinach omelet. Pizza served - Greek, Thai and Pepperoni. Breakfast served 6AM until 2PM. Call your order ahead 382-5283. (#1-11) SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICES with Family of God Christian Fellowship – all year long. Non-denominational services held in Plaza Melanie #211 on Blvd. Fremont at 9AM and 10:30AM. Everyone welcome. English spoken/Spanish translation offered. (#1-25) JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES KINGDOM HALL Monday Book Study 7:30 PM, 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. (#a-1a) 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. (011-52-638) 383-2240. (#1-ch) PLEASE BRING DOG FOOD! THE DOGS & CATS need help. We are accepting donations of dog and cat food at our offices once again for the street animals. You can bring items to Nancy Phelan’s house on Calle 15, 2 blocks behind the electric co. on Benito Juarez. Pet food can be purchased in Rocky Point if you do not wish to cross the border with it. (#1-np) 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) HAS YOUR LIFE BEEN AFFECTED BY another person’s drinking? English speaking Alanon meeting every Tuesday at 7PM. Placita Melanie, suite 211 on Blvd. Fremont. For info contact Melanie (011-521-638) 106-2070, email: muneca_pp@yahoo.com. (#1-37)

THE LARRY D. LARGE FOUNDATION delivers approximately 80 newborn baby packages each month to the local hospital. These packages include diapers, wipes, clothing, bibs, lotion, baby oil, shampoo, powder, blankets, hats and a Spanish bible. This service is provided to assist the mothers in the first few weeks of their child’s birth. If you can donate any of these items, please bring them to the local Foundation office in Alaina Plaza, suite 12, on Blvd. Fremont (behind Bryan’s Sports Restaurant). Call from the U.S. (011-52-638) 388-5426, or local cell (044-638) 112-0359. You may also drop items off at our Tucson Office located at 2470 W. Majestic Parkway, suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85705. Phone (520) 5471970, email: The Larry D. Large Foundation Foundationrp@aol.com (#1-11a)

BILL PAYING SERVICE DON’T GET CUT OFF!! BILL PAYING Service with 48 years experience for Rocky Point and Cholla Bay residents! See Patty at Mexico Bonito Realty located just off Cholla Bay Road. Local call us at 383-5737 or 383-4111, or from the U.S. dial (602) 476-1837. Visit our website at www.mexicobonitorealty.com or email us at mebore@mexicobonitorealty.com or patricia@mexicobonitorealty.com. (#30-1 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 3835758, or from the U.S. dial (602) 476-1187, or email me at sivife@hotmail.com. (#30-2) CATTERING

ART GALLERIES GALERIA DEL MAR BERMEJO – The finest in Authentic Mexican Art. Largest selection of Mata Ortiz Pottery & Jewelry-Certified Huichol Yarn Paintings by Artist, Juan Silva-Certified Bronze Sculpture by Felipe Chavez HernandezCertified unique jewelry of sterling silver and semiprecious stones featuring sponge and coral. Virgin Saints and Angels-Daniel Espinosa-Charles Alpert-Mara La Madrid. Books, * Books, * Books (children’s bilingual, decorator, culinary and more). Located behind the church in Old Port. Open 7 days from 10AM to 5PM. MasterCard and Visa accepted. From the U.S. dial (011-52-638) 383-3488 (phone and fax), or email: GaleriadelMarBermejo@ yahoo.com. (#9-1) VILLA DEL ARTE OWNER, VICTOR ALEMAN is a world renowned spray paint artist here in Rocky Point. His Village of Artesanias is located on Hwy. 8, just north of Rocky Point (before you go over the last hill). He is building the village out of adobe and sells a huge variety of statues, pots, fountains, tables, benches and much more. Open 7 days a week 9AM - 5PM. Phone Victor locally at (044-638) 105-7839, or from the U.S. at (011-521-638) 105-7839. (#9-4) ATTORNEYS AT LAW CARLOS E. GOROZPE LAW OFFICE & Real Estate Appraisals Real Estate Law, Contract Law, Litigation, General Consultation, English spoken. Experience and Professionalism. Phone/Fax: (011-52-638) 383-1951, local cellular (044-638) 380-9033 or from the U.S. (011-521-638) 380-9033, email: cegorozpe@ prodigy.net.mx. (#13-1) BATTERIES BATTERY SYSTEMS DE SONORA HAS your Rolls Surrette S460’s and Trojan T-105’s in stock ready for installation today. Call local cell (044638) 100-9698, or from the U.S. (011-52-638) 382-5010. Email: batterysystemsdesonora@ prodigy.net.mx. (#22-1) BEAUTY SALONS 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) BED & BREAKFAST CASA MONICA CHOLLA BAY B&B, located on the beach in Cholla Bay is beautiful, safe, affordable and receives rave reviews from guests! For reservations call, from the U.S. (602) 412-3311 or locally 382-5147 or email: casamonica@prodigy.net.mx. (#28-5)

POLLO PAPAGO – DON’T COOK! LET Martin cater your party or special occasion with the best rotisserie chicken (and sides) in town! English spoken, call Martin at (044-638) 385-1301. Great for birthday parties, beach get-togethers, business parties, and family gatherings. Blvd. Benito Juarez next to Burger King. (#50-4) 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 6AM-2PM! You can’t beat her chiles rellenos and spinach omelet. Call to order ahead 382-5283. (#56-10) COFFEE & DESSERT HOUSE - INSIDE or outside seating. Located on Blvd. Fremont next to the Black Dog Bar – Giuseppis!! Serving breakfast and a breakfast buffet on the weekends! And lunch too. Espresso, cappuccinos, lattes, mochas, Chai Tea – hot and cold. Open 7AM. Pre-paid coffee cards available. Homemade Italian desserts and gelato! Leashed, well behaved dogs always welcome. Call ahead 383-5181. (#56-6) 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) 383-3434. (#64-3) DR. SOCORRO D.D.S. offers professional dental care. She uses the same technology and materials as U.S. dentists, but substantially cheaper! Lab technician on site, offering overnight service. English and Spanish spoken. Professional references available. Phone (01152-638) 383-4898. (#64-1) DR. SERGIO LIZARRAGA D.D.S. has more than 25 years of experience in the dental industry. His dental treatments offer great benefits at a minor cost to you. Visit his office on Benito Juarez and Calle 12 Suite 205 or phone for an appointment phone (011-52-638) 383-7474, local cellular (044-638) 100-2600. Visit his website at www. smilerockypoint.com. (#64-2) FM3 SERVICES SERVICES FOR AMERICANS – FM3 / FM2, Visas, Tax ID Numbers (Hacienda Registration), accounting services, bill paying and more. Office location: Sun Valley Business and Immigration Service, Plaza del Sol, Local No. 8 (north side of Blvd. Fremont). Call local at 383-8891, 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 – Do you need help obtaining any of these documents? Premium Services has been working with Immigration, Social Security, Hacienda and all government offices helping Americans, for over 17 years, obtain the documents they need fast and without hassles. 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) 476-1187 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) FOR SALE DUNE BUGGY – 1600 Motor rebuilt. $2,000Dlls Rocky Point cell (044-638) 116-0568 or (602) 416-1511 VONAGE (#86-2) FURNITURE DELIVERY

PRINCESA D309 – On the end...Close to the guard gate and cafe...away from the swimming pool and noise...2 bedroom 2 bath, priced to sell for $119,000. Pablo Realty...(602) 288-8687 / (011-52-638) 383-8657. (#102-4) 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) MASSAGE U.S.A. CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST. Several bodywork modalities available. Out calls or in clinic. $55 per hour. Best massage in town. Rita Pizarro, from U.S. dial (602) 7484134, clinic (011-52-638) 383-8030, local dial 383-8030 or (044-638) 386-5203 or email ritapizarro@gmail.com. (#120-6)

MOVING FROM THE STATES to Rocky Point/ San Carlos since 1987. Our price includes no surprise fees from pickups to setups. Email geoff@bordermovers.com or phone (480) 232-3518. (#90-9)

MASSAGE SAHARA - HEADACHE, MIGRAINE, back pain lumbar, cervical syndrome, deep massage, Swedish, reflexology. In my salon or at your home. Call Gloria, graduate of School of Massage in Baja California, at (011-52-638) 383-4435. Located on Blvd. Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez and Callejon Morua. (#120-10)

HOUSES AND CONDOS FOR RENT

PEST CONTROL

LONG TERM & NIGHTLY RENTALS, Las Conchas, Mirador, In Town, Sandy Beach Homes and Condos. Starting at $150.00 USD per month. Twin Dolphins (011-52-638) 383-3919, (602) 324-7241 (#100-4)

CONTRA PLAGAS - COCKROACHES, Termites, mosquitoes, flies, bees, fire ants, fleas, scorpions, spiders, rats, ants, mice. We have our Federal License. English spoken. Call Antonio Mendivil, owner at 383-8787. 24 hour emergency phone dial (044-638) 380-5136. (#126-1)

PUERTA PRIVADA LONG TERM LEASE 2 or 3 bdrm condos for long term lease only. Furnished or unfurnished available. Visit model on site 9am to 5pm daily for more info. (#100-42)

REAL ESTATE SERVICES

CHOLLA BAY NICE – 3bd, 2ba, bay view, garage, yard, A/C $550 mo, call Ken at (520) 577-4834 in Rocky Point (011-52-638) 3825091. (#100-1) STAY IN CHOLLA BAY! One bedroom Casita for rent by day or week A/C, Sat T.V., fully furnished, steps from the bay. Call (520) 2034050 or visit gocholla.com (#100-2) HOUSES AND CONDOS FOR SALE #107 VISTA DE ORO – 2 bedroom, 2 bath, beautiful Mexican tile, deck, 2 patio areas, garage, 24hr security, nice trees. (417) 621-0677. Penasco107@ sbcglobal.net. ( #102-2) SONORAN SUN – 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo. $50,000 down-Owner will carry balance. 5 year note @ 9.0% interest.stylykins@aol.com (#102-1) This beautifully landscaped unit, built on solid, stable ground, gives you the feeling you’re at sea from the master bedroom view. This 5th floor corner unit has the view with miles of Sandy Beach. Facing south there are the Baja sunsets. To the north, in the Sea of Cortez, float fleets of shrimp boats unloading their catch and taking on big chunks of ice. All these wooden boats are made in their beautiful classic design. The old town is only minutes away on foot and at night there is always the sound of guitars and singing. Yes, and the smell of corn tortilla on the grill or well seasoned meat sizzling over charcoal. (Oh how I miss that place. Any new buyer has to ask, Why are you selling. I’m 82 and they have me on so many pills and blood tests it’s hard to get away.) Contact Jonni at Coldwell Banker Rocky Point (602) 334-4134 or in Rocky Point (011-52-638) 383-4699. jonnifrancis@ cbrockypoint.com. (#102-3) OWN A PIECE OF PARADISE! - Ocean Front Sonoran Sun 2bdr/2ba unit - $45,000 down with seller carry back. HIgh end unit with first class amenities and furnishings. Seller to carry balance of $200,000 for 5 or 7 years with 30 year amortization. For more information go to www. LykinsProperties.com and click on Rocky Point rental for pictures of unit or call Stacey at (602) 616-9971. (#102-1)

SAVE THE DREAM COLDWELL BANKER ROCKY POINT Sells more real estate in Rocky Point than any other company. If you need to sell your property immediately, please contact one of the professionals at COLDWELL BANKER ROCKY POINT who can assess your current situation and get your property sold – CASH FOR KEYS! www.cbrockypoint.com Email jonnifrancis@cbrockypoint.com Call from the U.S. (602) 334-4134 Mexico 383-4699 SAVE THE DREAM (#140-4) CARLOS E. GOROZPE LAW OFFICE & Real Estate Appraisals. Specializing in Real Estate Law, Contract Law, Litigation, General Consultation. Experience and Professionalism. English and Spanish spoken, call from the U.S. (011-52-638) 383-1951, or local cellular (044-638) 380-9033, email cegorozpe@ prodigy.net.mx. (#140-2) IN LOVE WITH CHOLLA BAY? Gretchen Ellinger, Century 21 Sun & Sand, lives in Cholla Bay, knows the community, and will give you sound, safe, honest assistance with your real estate transaction. Sonora Real Estate License #20, member AMPI. Call (011-52-638) 382-5147 or (602) 412-3311. (#140-13) SERVICES PUERTO PEÑASCO HOME INSPECTIONS. Be an intelligent investor: Get a home inspection before you buy your next home or investment property in Mexico. Puerto Peñasco’s only full time Home Inspector. Call (602) 748-4134, local dial (044-638) 110-4728 or email tomthomas360@gmail.com. (#157-7)

DON’T GET CUT OFF! BILL PAYING SERVICE with 42 years experience for Rocky Point & Cholla Bay Residents! See Patty at Mexico Bonito Realty on Cholla Rd one block from the Highway or call (011-52-638) 383-5737 or 383-4111. In the U.S. call (602) 476-1837. Visit website at www.mexicobonitorealty.com or email us at mebore@mexicobonitorealty. com orpatricia@mexicobonitorealty.com. (#157-4) CARLOS E. GOROZPE LAW OFFICE & Real Estate Appraisals. Specializing in Real Estate Law, Contract Law, Litigation, General Consultation, English spoken. Experience and professionalism. Tel/fax (011-52-638) 3831951, local cell dial (011-521-638) 380-9033, or email cegorozpe@prodigy.net.mx. (#157-1) PET SITTING SERVICE - Don’t worry about your animals for a day, week or month! Vacation with peace of mind. I will look after your cats or dogs. Lots of experience with animals! Phone Nancy at (011-52-638) 383-1012. (#157-21) 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! Email headout@ cox.net, phone in the U.S. (602) 971-0166 or U.S. Toll Free (866) 443-2368. www. headouttorockypoint.com. No waiting in border lines when you ride with us! (#158-3) SOLAR EQUIPMENT SONORA SOLAR IS BASED FULL TIME in Rocky Point for your solar electric and water pump needs. Phone (011-52-638) 382-5010 or local cell (044-638) 100-9698 or email SonoraSolar@prodigy.net.mx. (#163-3) WATER PUMPS SONORA SOLAR HAS PRESSURE PUMPS, 12V, 24V and 110 volts in stock. These pumps can be changed out with no tools in one minute! Low water shut off switches for pressure pumps, custom electronic water sensors for in house monitoring, also for remote filling. Hot water heaters also installed. Phone (011-52-638) 382-5010 or local cell (044-638) 100-9698 or email SonoraSolar@prodigy.net.mx. (#195-1) WINDOW COVERINGS SEASIDE WINDOW COVERINGS SINCE 1993. English spoken. All kinds of window treatments. Call Marie for appointment (011-52-638) 3835181. (#198-1)

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