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Thursday, July 21st, 2011

CAM (local school) La Montaña gets 50 thousand pesos in equipment thanks to local businesses

Friday, June 10th, 2011

ROCKY POINT, SONORA.
Fixing mechanical failures, a new piston, drive system and mechanical ramp and a pairo of new tires for the truck that is being used as transportation for the Multiple Assistance Center (CAM in spanish) “The Mountain”, was what these past few days were delivered in a comitee formed by Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma verdecería represented by Edgar Flores, off road club “Koralillos” and Mr German Celaya Méndez.
The support given to CAM (Multiple atention center in Spanish) Mountain consisted of a mechanical adjustment to the shifter from the automatic transmission of the truck that serves as school transport  for students (which about two months ago was reported to authorities of the city) was likewise arranged mechanical arm (piston for the handicaped) that elevates and retracts the ramp for wheelchairs and handicapped kids to the same truck, and also, Mr. German Celaya donated two all-terrain tires for the same truck, supports that 50 thousand pesos.
“We do appreciate very much the support given to our school, we also would like to recognize that their work, helps us and the love that it means to our children Spears more than anything, this turns our transportation vehicle into a greater securie van for our children who are transported in the truck every day, because the truck was in very poor condition and this kind of help means the World to us”, said the director of CAM.
The head chief of the school, especially thanked Edgar Flores, Off Road “Koralillos” and German Celaya for the support provided more than 40 students, who are transported daily in the van nowadays, which is properly equipped for special needs students of the CAM.
“this help request came to us as a list of school needs, whatever was in our hands, we did help, these are what we take as a comitment, we must enphasise that we did work not only as a company, but tried to give more value to our social work and I think here, we fulfilled our mission, which is to help our community and to those who are most in need”, finalized Edgar Flores from Cuahutemoc-Moctezuma company.

Puerto Penasco: Safe Haven in Mexico for Americans

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Puerto Penasco: Safe Haven in Mexico for Americans

more than 4 thousand dogs are Slaughtered in the city per year

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

By: Victor Salazar

ROCKY POINT, SONORA.

As one of the leading health problems in rocky Point, the health authorities have detected the presence of stray dogs in Rocky Point, this according to local health coordination, where by a local meeting, it was confirmed that both trash along with street dogs occupy the top two spots of health concerns, not in order of importance of health in the city, revealed Marco Antonio Hernández.

The chief of the rabies control office of Rocky Point, said sadly that this city has a high rate of collection of stray dogs, a figure that has soared lately in an overwhelming manner to such an extent that in 2010, the number of slaughtered animals reached out the amount of 4 000 dogs.

“We collected 5 000 street dogs last year´s and we sacrificed 4 thousand animals, this happened because owners do not look afterthem, if you have to do the math,  this gives us an idea of ​​how serious this problem is, every month I can tell you that we collect from the street about 400 and 500 dogs, this is a truly alarming statistic, “he said.

The chief of the animal control center said he works two ways to reduce the dog population, on one hand they have the responsibility to collect and slaughter the animals who are on the streets of Rocky Point, on the other hand they reciebe and sterilize both cats and dogs to stop the reproductive chain, which needs to be done once and for all and to stop the procreating process with more and more animals.

“Sterilize animals at all, would be the greatest idea, because the pets have a geometric growth, for example from one couple of dogs comes four animals, from four comes eigth, and so on and so forth, just do the math, and I can tell you a female dog in one year can breed between 20 and 40 puppies, but if we speak of big numbers, one couple of dogs in 5 years makes 50 000 dogs”, he explained.

The vet said that the main problem of stray dogs side is og crap, because they are on the streets, and their poop is exposed and with the wind and moisture these are transported on the air and they go and land in our food or our respiratory system, which can lead to serious health problems for humans.

City government will build an obelisk to the marina and town

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

By: Victor Salazar

ROCKY POINT, SONORA.

Due to a request from the Secretary of the Navy (Semar) and a longstanding concern of the council, the municipal Public Works (OP in spanish) Department will conduct an unprecedented work in this city, by building an obelisk, which will have several uses between government official event and along with events of Semar, said Fernando Curiel Navarro.

The Director of Public Works (OP) of this city, revealed exclusively that the obelisk that plans to build, will serve as a venue for civic events and solemn both the Navy and the City, so that the obelisk will be built on the esplanade boardwalk (Rocky Point´s malecon).

“As we all know and everybody has seen, the Navy has always supported us with marching bands and their elements in different events, and what better than these events, with an obelisk look more worthy of admiration and in a place like the waterfront, we want with the obelisk, even more prominence to this iconic area of ​​the city, “he said.

Curiel Navarro explained that the malecon´s esplanade is the place where the obelisk will be biult, as it is an area of ​​more wide and open to visitors and locals, popular and comprehensive civic events will take place in town and for this nature, the town also will bear the investment costs of the obelisk, and Marina provide monumental flag and plaque commemorating the sailors who will be commemorated every year.

“The work is not yet started, the work is to be defined, what we do know is that the work will be a concrete building covered with granite, is a fast work, commitment to have it ready by June but we can have it before, May this be ready, “he said.

The head chief of OP said that the height of the obelisk will be between 10 and 13 feet tall, which will further enhance the levee, the city and will be a work worthy of inheriting for future administrations and society itself peñaquense.

SEC Promotes Health in Schools mini stores

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

By: Victor Salazar

ROCKY POINT, SONORA.

In order to contribute to compliance and health measures to prevent and correct the overweight and obesity among children, the Ministry of Education and Culture (SEC in spanish) will launch a program called “National Agreement for health food”, which looks forward to educate every student, teacher and parents about good eating habits revealed Gustavo Pérez Muñoz.

The delegate from the SEC in Rocky Point, revealed that this health problem  is affecting millions of children all over the country, and Rocky Point is no exception, as specialists have found the presence of lack of food education in schools and in children´s home.

“Specialists have detected the presence of obesity is mainly derived from the consumption of food and drinks high in fat, sugar and salt, this added to it’s becoming more common to having a passive lifestyle and the lack of excercise, without exercising  becomes a sedentary life and then comes obesity”, he said.

Pérez Muñoz said that in this situation, the Secretariat of Public Education (SEP) and the Office of Health (OH) gave out to SEC, specific amounts of food and along with that, came the incorporation of food guidance topics, physical activities, and water consumption, which will be out both in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, which are ideal places for children to learn to stay healthy.

“To combat the problems from schools such as overweight and obesity, requireseverybody´s participation, we are talking about teachers, principals, supervisors, heads of industry, support staff, students and civil society permanently, but most of all, we need supported by the same parents”, he added.

The delegate of the SEC’s regional services, pointed out that although at present, has not been set at 100% the sale of food unfit for children in all inside the school mini stores in Mexico, Sonora and Rocky Point, SEC and the OH plan launch a program for more regulation to the sale of unhealthy food in thee mini stores.

CAA is concerned cases of addiction in young people

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

By: Victor Salazar

ROCKY POINT, SONORA.

Although in the past, drugs and forbidden substances that were consumed before the young people turn 18, were alcohol and cigarettes, things have changed dramatically in our times, because nowadays marijuana and controlled pills take control over addiction in adolescents, and this is now a scary scenario for authorities Arely Peralta said Zurita.

The Director for Addiction Control Center (CAA in spanish) said that for the city of Rocky Point, most cases are handled in the CAA, and so, these are cases from a matter of emotional vulnerability, vulnerability to groups and not necessarily the use or abuse of any substance whatsoever, although the use of illegal substances takes more strength each day to local schools and high school level, she sadly said.

“Generally we consider a statistic that tells us that the addictions begin with alcohol and cigarretes, and it stands to come other addictions such as marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine, and these information is truly shocking, although we have seen that in our community, drugs are not necessarily a consecuence of alcohol consumption and smoking, as there are younger people that use their first substance such as marijuana, and we have not seen this happening, never before, and likewise we have detected the pills are taking more power than ever over young people from ages from 12 to 18, pills like benzodiazepines and even cases where alcohol and benzodiazepines are mixed, which is not what the statistics tell us, but they are strong information and this is the real data”, she acknowledged.

“Young people suffer Rocky Point over lack of emotional, family problems, failure of communication with their parents or friends, but right now most of our patients, are at the early stage rather than prevention, counseling, brief intervention and we call actually are some young people who are in programs and / or treatment for any additions”, she said.

In what was the month of February, in charge of the CAA, said there are 16 cases of brief interventions and 15 more in treatment for an addiction, and in March were 16 and 19 brief intervention and treatment with a substance use prohibited, bonded two cases: alcohol and marijuana.

Mayor opens new offices in Rocky Point Fire Department

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Mayor Alejandro Zepeda Rodrigo Munro accompanied by Rubén Gracia General Coordinator of Civil Protection in the State as well as Rubén Martínez Salido inaugurated the new office remodeling Fire Station Cmte Alfonso Sanchez Miranda ¨ ¨. In the presence of the elements of fire and then the Board meeting that makes up this instance, the Mayor performed the ribbon-cutting marked the beginning of operations of the renovated facilities. Zepeda Munro thanked the Board members, congratulating the ¨ · Who Smoke swallows are always there to safeguard the integrity of Puertopeñasquenses as it was during this Holy Week which together with the various agencies were able to white balance. ° This is being done is for the Fire Department but also for all the people of Puerto Peñasco I want to congratulate you all for your work and for always being there when you need them citizenship ¨, he said. On behalf of the Governor Guillermo Padres Elias, Ruben Rodrigo Gracia extended a big congratulations to all who make up the Fire Department for their work and make good use of resources which demonstrates the interest that has to work in benefit of Puerto Peñasco. Highlighted the work that has been been doing together, adding how important it is working in coordination with ability and enthusiasm by the public. The Head of the Municipal Civil Protection, Ruben Salinas welcomed those attending this significant event, which highlighted the work done so far is Puerto Peñasco for this department has an office development worthy of work. He thanked the efforts and the support from the Mayor who is always attentive and was able to listen to suggestions and needs that this unit has. He called on all his staff to continue their efforts by inviting them to put twice as dedication and commitment to continue watching and caring for all who live in our city. The event was also attended by the Secretary José Ramón Campos Santos, Trustee Attorney Noe Bañaga Farías, Fernando Andrés Sosa Day Sector Naval Admiral Luis López López Regidor, etc.

Treasury delivers 22.5 million pesos to Puerto Penasco

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011


Resources by 22.5 million pesos were given for the benefit of rocaportenses thanks to an agreement with the Government of the said municipality, said Alejandro Lopez Caballero, Secretary of the Treasury. In a meeting with Alejandro Zepeda Munro, Mayor of that destination, López Caballero signed the agreement by which it delivers the extraordinary item. “Governor Guillermo Padres authorized the signing of this agreement is an extraordinary resource of 22 million 500 thousand dollars to get the municipality of Puerto Peñasco, ” he said. The funds will be used for three primary objectives which are works of drinking water, drainage and sewerage and the construction of the second phase of the boulevard Rafael Godoy. Zepeda Munro thanked the resource that will help meet long-standing needs of the citizens of Puerto Peñasco, which may have improvements in their water mains and Godoy Boulevard. López Caballero added that this additional contribution is unique to that achieved in recent days with the Federal Treasury, which could be around 38 million pesos to Puerto Penasco

Staged Passion of Christ

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011


Hundreds of families of residents and visitors gathered at the waterfront plaza governors to witness the staging of the Passion of Christ from day 12 on Friday 22 April.

The pastor of the church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Father Luis, stressed the importance of such celebrations because, he said, is a way to retrieve the values ​​and stay close to God.

“Our society aims to banish God and it is through such acts as we can recover and restore human values​​”