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Archive for September, 2006

Apparently Mexican president Vicente Fox swung through Puerto Peñasco the other day ...
  • Fox Will Recommend Puerto PeNasco To Felipe Calderon
  • Yuma Sun: Fox lauds progress
  • Forbes.com: Mexican Leader Knocks U.S. Crime Rates

    And, even though it has nothing to do with Vicente Fox, check out Sonora promotes tourism from the Arizona Republic, which mentions a few neat facts: the Sonoran government is spending $1.5 million on new marketing to Arizonans, who make up something like 67% of Sonora's tourist market.

    If anyone out there has photos of Vicente Fox in Puerto Penasco, please send them my way!

    Update: Apparently Fox (and Bours) stayed at the Las Palomas Seaside Golf Community while they were in town, and made a small speech or two there - fortunately these remarks are available (in English) via the Las Palomas Seaside Golf Community website. Thanks, LPSGC for putting these up, they are a good read, and congrats on the visit :)

    Read the man's remarks on the future of Mexico and Puerto Penasco in general - they are a nice contrast to the picture being painted in the US press, which has instead seen fit to zero in on his 'crime rate' comments.

  • Mexico wants us to notice!!!! The Mexican state just south of the border is spending $1.5 million this year to attract tourists from Arizona, compared with $100,000 in years past.

    Changes coming to Sonoran Sun Resort on Sandy Beach in Rocky Point
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    Rocky Point Mexico You may remember the neat 1960's-to-now photos that Jose P. sent me about a month ago that showed Cholla Bay in the 1960, and then another shot from the same spot in 2006.

    Well, Dawn F. has sent me three more old photos of Puerto Peñasco, along with some information:

    The black and white postcard is from late 1940's ... when Homer and Florence Smith owned the home on the right(with the boat and trailer) it used to be lot #70 and is now #10. The other photo was taken around the same time....looking at the mountain from the high point before you get to JJ's... you may be able to date this photo more precisely if you can date that car by the house on the left.

    I will try to find more photos and post cards...if these 2 postcards are #'s 16&17 there must have been #'s 1-15 as well....and maybe more beyond 17.

    Thanks for sending these in, Dawn! :)

    I've started organizing all of these old photos here, but I'm trying to expand the collection and I need your help!

    If anyone else out there has any old photographs or postcards of Puerto Peñasco, please drop me an email!

    P.S. - There's a new issue of De Frente available now as well.

    The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 requires that by January 1, 2008, travelers to and from the Caribbean, Bermuda, Panama, Mexico and Canada have a passport or other secure, accepted document to enter or re-enter the United States.
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    If you are planning to head to Rocky Point on Nov 9, 10, 11 of 2006, I hope you are planning your trip early. The Rocky Point Rally will cause the town of Rocky Point to sell out months before the event.
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    Another camera has just flipped the switch in Rocky Point. Dave with Satnetpenasco.com has just flipped the switch on another webcam in Puerto Penasco - the MOAB-Cam!
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    At a recent lunch with an attorney who specializes in Mexican real estate transactions especially in the Puerto Penasco area, I asked him to guess how many of the real property purchases in Puerto Penasco, by primarily Arizona residents; did he think had not gone full cycle meaning passed through the notario process? His answer was 2000. My follow-up question was, of these 2000 buyers how many buyers did he think actually think they owned the property? His answer was 2000.
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    Puerto Penasco Freelancer reporter and videographer Adam Klawonn from thezoniereport.org writes in with new coverage about the ongoing dispute re: CEDO and the Las Fuentes Del Mar project.

    Adam attended this weekend's Las Conchas homeowner's association meeting and sent me this article, titled 'Fuentes del Mar project faces more snags', which covers a lot of the happenings since the last update.

    Adam has been covering the issue since it first began, and is now supplementing his reports with video as well.

    Quoting from the article:

    Representatives for the developer, Clifton-Meridian of Scottsdale, Ariz., were told by their lawyers not to attend. But so many Las Conchas residents showed up that the neighborhood reserved a hotel ballroom downtown.

    They learned more legal snags could tie the Fuentes del Mar project up for up to three years. Regardless of whether those are unraveled soon, residents say the development has polarized their quaint beachfront retreat...

    Also mentioned in this story is a four page response from Patrick Clifton/Clifton Meridian - 'a four-page letter that appeared nearly word-for-word in a posting on CEDO's online petition' - that I have mirrored here, for those that are interested in its content.

    You've probably guessed by now that I'm a huge technology geek, which is why I have to point out that Dave with Satnetpenasco.com has just flipped the switch on another webcam in Puerto Penasco - the MOAB-Cam!

    This camera faces west / southwest towards Matamoros, and points at the MOAB Restaurant - it's the large white building smack dab in the middle of the picture.

    This is, of course, in addition to the two cameras that Satnetpenasco.com has running at Mannys, which also got covered a while back in this great article (PDF) in the Rocky Point Times.

    And, of course, don't forget the one I help set up out at CEDO.

    Sure, the image quality's still an issue with these cams, but we'll take care of that later. Actually, it might be up and down for a bit while the kinks get worked out. But right now I'm just digging the idea that I can sit here and peek in on Penasco from yet another webcam.

    Yet another great addition to Puerto Penasco - and the ever-growing webcams page. Thanks Dave!