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Archive for March, 2007

Forgive me for copy-pasting from a press release, but:
Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, March 23, 2007 - On March 22, 2007, the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO), and Clifton-Meridian Development Co. signed a compromise agreement ending a two-year dispute over property rights in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora.

Conflicts with Clifton-Meridan over ownership of the CEDO properties began in 2004 and peaked in July 2006, after Patrick Clifton of the Clifton-Meridian Development Co. purchased adjacent properties for its Las Fuentes del Mar development project from the Desert Development Foundation (DDF) now known as the Seawater Foundation.


As part of the settlement CEDO will retain approximately five acres of the property it has used to conduct environmental activites on since 1980 and has agreed to purchase the property in its upper level area that Las Fuentes has designated for one condominium. Clifton-Meridian has agreed to cover much of CEDO's legal costs for the settlement.

To cover closing costs, taxes and purchase of the property, CEDO will need to raise $250,000 by the end of this year in order to secure it's property rights and future. The parents of developer Patrick Clifton, long time supporters and friends of CEDO have offered to help with these fundraising efforts.

Read a copy of the full release here

(Here's the AZ Daily Star's coverage)

Tim Mello's back with a preview of a new project that focuses on the Arizona-Sonora region - a

Rocky Point Mexico National Geographic GeoTourism Mapguide for the Arizona-Sonora Region examines a new MapGuide produced by National Geographic.

Created by the National Geographic Society and targeted towards 'upscale geotourists', the guide aims to "foster regional pride, encourage conservation, generate revenue and promote community wellbeing in sustainable development of geotourism assets ... unique to the region".

Tim points out that this is also the first 'transnational' strategy to join USA, Mexico and Tribal Nations for sustainable development. Because the map's points of interest were nominated by the local community, the guide highlights local Sonoran heritage and benefits residents economically by using the local workforce, services, products and supplies.

I had a couple of emails about this:

Tucson woman, Nogales man die in Mexico

HERMOSILLO, Sonora — A Tucson woman and a Nogales, Ariz., man died in separate vehicle crashes this weekend in Mexico. A head-on collision Saturday night on the highway between Sonoita and Rocky Point left three dead and five hurt, according to the Sonoran state police.

There's also the original, Spanish-language version from El Imparcial.

Be careful out there, folks ...

In the not so distant past, the only places to stay in Rocky Point were the RVs and tents that stretched along Sandy Beach, west of downtown Puerto Penasco, also known as Rocky Point. In the present, the new Rocky Point is completely different.
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