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Super-ultra-mega update 2000! From Space!

July 3, 2007

At this point I think I've given up on posting anything less than a thousand words per update. If this keeps up I'm going to have to hire an editor or something. So let's get to it:

New Issue of De Frente posted
The newest De Frente post went up two days ago - check it out:

  • Officials Ask For Sonoyta/Lukeville Border Expansion
  • Access To Beaches - Disorder And Leniency
  • Strangers In Their Own Land - Puerto Penasco has bitter similarities with Cabo San Lucas
  • The P.R.D. Supports The U.N.T. During Conflict
  • New Charity/Giving page

    Puerto Peñasco's certainly coming into its own, but as many of you know, the income gap in Mexico is still a stark and painful reality. I field a decent amount of email from people asking where they can donate to various causes that would help out in Puerto Peñasco, and I've started consolidating this information on this charity/giving page.

    This list, however, is not complete - If you know of other charitable opportunities in Puerto Peñasco, please contact me at info@puerto-penasco.com so I can get their information listed as well.

    Will Seberger Takes Awesome Photos Puerto Penasco

    Friend and fellow web-monkey Will Seberger sent me a couple of his latest photos from Puerto Peñasco, shown here. With any luck he'll be posting some more somewhere over on willseberger.com sometime soon.

    You might remember a couple of Will's other photos, from this photo set, where he did some amazing time-lapse shots of the stars from the beach out in Playa Encanto. Great stuff. Makes me kinda wish I knew something about photography, but I have enough expensive hobbies as it is ...

    Rocky Point Will is getting down to Puerto Peñasco more and more these days, so I'm looking forward to seeing everything he shoots. Again, he's got a photoblog going over at willseberger.com, so keep an eye on it.


    Salvago Mexico, Alliant Energy, and Laguna Del Mar
    There are about sixteen billion news mentions, blog posts, and various links that detail the final sale of Laguna Del Mar from Wisconsin-based Alliant Energy to Spain-based Salvago Mexico. They're all more or less a rehash of the same press release - (except for this story, which is by far the best writeup on the whole thing) - but here's the important bit:
    "Alliant said the sale of the Laguna Del Mar property to a group formed by Salvago Mexico brought it net proceeds of about $65 million."
    I've been following the Laguna Del Mar story for a long time. Now that it has changed hands - and into some very interesting hands, at that - it'll be interesting to see what happens with the property and the LDM golf course from here on out.

    Update: This Forbes.com story says that Iberdrola SA acquired its 35% share of Laguna Del Mar for 43.12m EUR - about $58.7 million dollars. Assuming the other shareholders paid the same rate, that makes the est. selling price for Laguna Del Mar something along the lines of $172 million (USD).

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